Sunday, 21 May 2017

ICT Monitor 3

ICT Monitor 3

This week I did ICT in the morning and sorted out the laptops with Candice and we have a lot of names to do and give laptops and find out how has BYOD and who doesn't. The best part of ICT is working with Candice. The leadership trait I showed is Resilient because I was able to part with doing it in the afternoon but I was able to do the morning.

Help out the school 2

Help out the school 2

Today I helped the school by helping Mr Forman with Basketball uniforms for his teams, I also helped him by doing winter sport uniforms I helped set and pack them up it was fun to do all the work with Sabrina, Jade and Candice. The leadership trait I showed was trustworthy because I showed up on time and I was all ways there if Mr Forman needed me.

Peer Mediation 2

Peer Mediation 2

Today I had peer mediation and I was the only one doing it it was okay but hard and I asked Katie to help and she did. The hardest and only problem was trying to get a hula hoop out of the tree, Katie and I tried to get it but we are to short. The leadership trait I showed was Active Thinker because I was able to think creatively to find a way to get the hula hoop out of the tree we didn't get it out but we tried.

Saturday, 13 May 2017

C10. Design your own challenge. Poem

C10. Design your own challenge. Poem

I have done a poem it is called Dream Stream it is about a girl who is a god she loves this stream and saves it from the crack of dawn, here is my poem.


I had a dream about a stream, the stream was warm like the crack of dawn and then I yawned, I feel asleep right beside the stream it was cold and dark but then I saw a beam of light it was bright and white with yellow like jello.

Then I saw the stream shine it was like a dream and then I saw something drain the stream it was sad to see it go but I screamed “NO this is my stream I am the god of water you will not take my stream” and then woke up and said “oh it was just a dream”.

Friday, 12 May 2017

ICT Monitor 1

ICT Monitor 1

Today I did the laptops and I took them out and put them in with the cords. Today I found out that Candice and I are doing laptops in the morning and Amelia and Maddy Laing because Candice, Amelia and I do laptops together so the teachers split us up. The leadership trait I showed is Resilient because even though I wanted to do laptops in the afternoon I was strong and went with it.

Help Out The School 1

Help Out The School 1

Today Candice and I did 3 things to help out around the school. The first thing was at morning tea Candice and I went to the hall to help Mr Forman sort out basketball teams, second we headed out side of room 3 to clean up some leafs. and last we cleaned up the flax in the car park and that took a while. The leadership trait that I showed was Goal focused because I was focused on getting all of this done.

Peer Meditation 1

Peer Meditation 1

Today I helped out 5 kids bye myself. 2 kids were fighting each other with flax, 1 girl was playing in the bushes and her friends saw her go in there, 1 was playing in the sand pit and they worn't aloud and 1 was fighting with another boy. The leadership trait is showed was Trustworthy because I was relied upon to do my duty.

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Term 1 Novel Study

Term 1 Novel Study


This term I have been reading and studying the novel Dragon Keeper


I found this novel ok because It is a good book but the start is ok and the end is ok but the middle is a little more interesting.


During the novel I had to complete a major assessment task. The first is an Explain Map which shows the consequences of a major event in the book.


National Standard this covers

  • Year 7/8  Standard
    • using several pieces of information to make inferences
      using their prior knowledge, along with information in the text, to interpret abstract ideas, complex plots, and sophisticated themes
    • I can use a range of strategies, such as inferring, to work out more complex words.

Use simple fractions and percentages to describe probabilities.

Use simple fractions and percentages to describe probabilities.

WALT: Use simple fractions and percentages to describe probabilities.

Something that was challenging for me was the 3rd activity where we had to read the question and use fraction and simplify the answer.

Here is the link to my assessment task  
Here is my 3 ixl activity screen shots
Activity One
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Activity Two
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Activity Three
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Visual Language Assessment

Visual Language Assessment
WALT: can take action to inform others about effective leadership
7/8: I can use appropriate skills and technologies to find and use a range of texts for specific purposes.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Book Review

Book Review 

Title: Extinction

This story is about: Two kids around 13 years old they went to the beach one day because the live near the beach and they went for a swim and then came out of the water to find no one on the beach so they climb the rocks to find no one on the beach and then they look at the town to find no one there or anywhere, So they go the look for there family's or anyone then they see a car roll by and they see there neighbor and then they find her not breathing on the car horn. They go look in her house and find her dog terrified and bites him on the leg.

This book is a mystery a very great mystery.



Thursday, 13 April 2017

Buddy Program 5

Buddy Program

This week Jade and I played on the playground with the little kids the first we played sneak up granny and then we played tag on the playground and the little kids loved it, Jade and I had a lot of fun just playing tag with the little kids and then we got called back inside because some year 7/8's were being silly and not joining there games. Then we were asked if we wanted to got to the year 1's teddy bear picnic and Jade Wareshia, Savannah, Candice and I went then we left. The leadership trait i showed is Active thinker because jade and I forgot about buddy program so I was fast to think on my feet and I said lets go on the play ground.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Current Events Term 1

Current Events Term 1

In Current Events I covered these topics:
  • The design of the Halswell Skate Park and I made a submission to the council.
  • Donald Trump’s Refugee Plan
  • Christchurch Earth Memorial
  • The new Ngā Puna Wai Sports Facility
  • The Red Zone and Avon River Regeneration Plan with a submission to the council.


My favourite topic was Avon side Red Zone, December 2015 because the Avon side is a waste of space if we don't use it.


Here is a link to my learning on the Red Zone and Avon River Regeneration Plan.


The Reading National Standards I have achieved are
  • Year 7 and 8
    • Identifying and resolving issues that come from competing information in texts
      gathering, evaluating, and synthesising information across a small range of texts
    • I can use appropriate skills and technologies to find and use a range of texts for specific purposes.

Sunday, 2 April 2017

kapa haka 5

Kapa Haka 31/3/17

This week for kapa haka we did more singing like normal but it was fun it is all ways fun. I Love doing kapa haka it is so fun to sing and learn Maori songs and I love sing it is like one of my favorite things to do I love singing and kapa haka is this best. My faviroute song is Aotearoa and I can almost sing the whole song. The leadership trait i showed is Integrity because even though I am leaving Kapa Haka I was getting a bit board I decided to be honest and fair and told Mr Brown.

Monday, 27 March 2017

Kapa Haka 4

Kapa haka 24/3/17

This week we had fun at kapa haka but i'm still sad that there is no cultural fest this year but oh well. We sang Aotearoa and had fun and I felt happy about kapa haka today.  The leadership trait i showed is Resilient because even though i was sad about cultural fest I still was Resilient.


"Aotearoa"
(feat. Troy Kingi, Ria Hall, Maisey Rika)

Nō tawhiti, nō tata
nō te whenua o te Atua tātou
ahakoa nō hea mai koe
ka whawhai tonu mātou mōu

Ko au tō maunga, tū tonu
ko te moana pari mai koe
ko koe te awa i taku remu, ko tāua anō tāua
nō te one i Kurawaka, hei tiaki i te whenua nei

Aotearoa, he iwi kaha tātou,
he mana tuku iho mai anō
whenua haumako
wairua ora
whāia tō ara
ki te mutunga

Nō tawhiti, nō tata
nō te whenua o te Atua tātou
ahakoa nō hea mai koe
ka whawhai tonu mātou mōu

[RIA HALL:]
He kōrero tō te whenua, heke mai ki a tātou
he toa au mōna e oke nei e
e kore au e hinga
he uri nō te roimata
te toto o ngā tūpuna
e kore au e wehi ē

[TROY KINGI:]
Kia kaha tātou ki tāu i pai ai
Whakatinana, kaua e ngutu noa
Whenua haumako, wairua ora
whāia tō ara ki te mutunga

Nō tawhiti, nō tata
nō te whenua o te Atua tātou
ahakoa nō hea mai koe
ka whawhai tonu mātou mōu

Nō tawhiti, nō tata
nō te whenua o te Atua tātou
ahakoa nō hea mai koe
ka whawhai tonu mātou mōu

[NZ NATIONAL ANTHEM – MAISEY RIKA]

E Ihowa atua
o ngā iwi mātou rā
āta whakarongona
me aroha noa
kia hua ko te pai
kia tau tō atawhai
manaakitia mai
Aotearoa!

Nō tawhiti, nō tata
nō te whenua o te Atua tātou
ahakoa nō hea mai koe
ka whawhai tonu mātou mōu

Nō tawhiti, nō tata
nō te whenua o te Atua tātou
ahakoa nō hea mai koe
ka whawhai tonu mātou mōu

Nō tawhiti, nō tata
nō te whenua o te Atua tātou
ahakoa nō hea mai koe
ka whawhai tonu mātou mōu

[English Translation:]

No matter if you’re near or far
We come from the land of God
No matter where you come from
We’ll fight for your freedom

I am the mountain, you are the sea flowing toward me
You are the river that runs through me, I am her she is me
Created from dust and sand, born to lead this land

Where we come from we were made to be strong
Our legacy will carry on
And if a piece of home
Resonates in your soul
Your journey will take you
Where you belong

No matter if you’re near or far
We come from the land of God
No matter where you come from
We’ll fight for your freedom

[RIA HALL:]
The heritage of this land is deep, we are it’s legacy
I am her warrior, I fight for thee, we have the victory
Born from blood and tears, I am stronger than fear

[TROY KINGI:]
We strive to move to our destiny
we practice more than what we preach
and if a piece of home resonates in your soul
your journey will take you where you belong

No matter if you’re near or far
We come from the land of God
No matter where you come from
We’ll fight for your freedom

[NZ NATIONAL ANTHEM – MAISEY RIKA]

God of Nations at thy feet
In the bonds of love we meet
Hear our voices we entreat
God defend our free land!

No matter if you’re near or far
We come from the land of God
No matter where you come from
We’ll fight for your freedom

No matter if you’re near or far
We come from the land of God
No matter where you come from
We’ll fight for your freedom

No matter if you’re near or far
We come from the land of God
No matter where you come from
We’ll fight for your freedom
    

Friday, 24 March 2017

Buddy Program 4

Buddy Program 4

Today we had buddy program and I did planning for week 10 because of the year 7s on camp we can't do it in week 9. I have done this with Jade and Solani. Here is the plan.
The leadership trait i showed is Active thinker because we couldn't do buddy program i was able to be strong and just do it. 

Information about the Year 1 Unit

Introduction (Reading)
To introduce students to the concept of animal habitats, read them a book such as "My Very First Book of Animal Homes," by Eric Carle or the "Animal Homes Lap Book," by Jodene Lynn Smith. Make sure that students understand how different animals live in different habitats and ask them to guess which habitats common animals live in, such as whales or fish (water/ocean), monkeys or birds (rainforest/trees), etc.

Instruction
Explain to students that animals have different homes that they live in. Set out two boxes, one with a photo of an ocean and one with a photo of a rainforest. Then give each student the picture of an animal, all of which live in either the ocean or in the rainforest, and ask them to place their animal into the appropriate box. Possible pictures include those of whales, seals, fish, octopi, sharks, monkeys, toucans, tigers, and jaguars. Students should be able to differentiate between animals that make their homes in the water and those that make their homes in trees and on dry land.

Group members: Brook, Jade and Solani

WALT: I can effectively teach juniors about Games without equipment

Introduction (How will we introduce the book or use the book?)
5minutes
We will tell them the game we are playing and the rules. Our first game will be Simon says and then Duck duck goose and the kid are good they can choose but if they can’t agree then we will play tricky tag.
Main part of the lesson (What questions will we ask the students? What activity will they do?)
15 minutes
Play the games and we will be playing are
  1. Simon says
  2. Duck duck goose
  3. Free choice (Let the kids choose)
  4. Or tricky tag if the kids can’t agree.
Conclusion (How will we end our lesson?)
5 minutes
We will tell them how good they were and maybe let them chose a game if we have time. (let's hope they are good)

Monday, 20 March 2017

C2. Give to your family: Prepare 3 formal three course meals including the menu, cooking and presentation of the meal

C2. Give to your family: Prepare 3 formal three-course meals including the menu, cooking and presentation of the meal.

For the starter, I made garlic bread and the first step was to...
get the butter and crushed garlic and put the butter is the microwave for 20 seconds and we tried crushing it but it was too hard so we put it in for 10 more seconds and then added some crushed garlic and mixed. After we made the garlic butter we cut the bread and put the butter and then cooked it for 5 minutes and then we ate it it was yum.

For the main course, we made Mac and Cheese the first step was to... 
The ingredients we used were Milk, bacon, flour, red onion, butter, macaroni and cheese. The resources we use were- knife, chopping board, frying pan and two pots. the first thing we did was get one of the pans and filled it with water and set it to 7 degrees. Then we chopped the butter and put it in one of the pots and melted it 7 degrees and then cut up the bacon and put it in the frying pan and also cut up the onion in the pan and set it to 5 degrees. 
After we add the milk to the butter and could not stop storing for longer than 20 seconds (my arms got tired). Then we added the macaroni to the hot water and stored the water and kept and eye on everything. After we finished making it we tipped it into a bowl and my mum stored it so it wouldn't go everywhere.
I was first finished (yum)
Then we made dessert and it was divine. We made a 60-second dessert there were 3 steps 1 mix we mixed the milk with the chocolate, 2 Heat we put it in the microwave for 60-seconds and the 3rd step was to eat and it was AMAZING!!!!!!!!

Sunday, 19 March 2017

A7. Make a prototype of an invention idea that you have.

A7. Make a prototype of an invention idea that you have.

This is my invention they are window wipers that clean with one wipe it cleans off dust/dirt, Bird poo and anything on the window. Here is my prototype.


























































Saturday, 18 March 2017

Kapa Haka 3

Kapa Haka 17/3/17

Today we had Kapa haka and almost every year 7/8 had a cold. we started with Aotearoa and we tried without the words but we didn't do the best (it is easier with the words). Then we sang hirrymia and that was fun we also learnt the actions to hirrymia again (From last year).  The leadership trait i showed is Resilient because we all had colds and we were coughing I just cheeped going.

Buddy program 3

Buddy Program 17/3/17

Today Tash and I had buddy program and we wore teaching games the first group we had we played over, under and the second game we played was rats and rabbits but they couldn't play it very well so we played Simon says and they played that with my excitement than all the other games we played with them. The leadership trait i showed is Goal focused because I was focused on playing all the games with the kids.

Friday, 17 March 2017

R4. Learn a new language –learn six new phrases to share with your class.

R4. Learn a new language –learn six new phrases to share with your class.

This is my 3rd home learning challenge Learn a new language I am learning Spanish and this is what I have so far-

Spanish
and English

Spanish
hola yo soy Brook i ir a la escuela oaklands y yo soy un 12 años de edad el nombre de mi madre es anthea y el nombre de mi padre es Phil y yo tener un amigo hermano kade como el jade candie savannah ect mi comida favorita es una cookie Me encanta ver youtube y la práctica del deporte como el fútbol y béisbol y me gustan las cosas frozen y mi lugar favorito ir sería de Hollywood gracias por Listening.
English
hi I'm Brook I go to Oakland's school and i am a 12 years old my mom's name is Anthea and my dad's name is Phil and I have a brother kade friend like jade Candice savannah etc my favorite food is a cookie I love watching youtube and playing sport like soccer and softball and I love frozen stuff and my favorite place to go would be Hollywood thanks for listening.



Peer Meditation 5

Peer Mediation 15/3/17

Today we had peer mediation and it was ok we spent half the time looking for someone but couldn't find them so we kept going and only had to deal with one group and a little girl. So the group wasn't listening so we took them to a teacher, Then the little girl wanted to use something of another little girl's so they came to us and we helped and now they are sharing.  The leadership trait i showed is Resilient because we couldn't find the person i cheeped going and didn't worry.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Leadership Article

In writing I have been learning to:
  • use all basic punctuation independently
  • attempt more complex punctuation (eg semicolons, colons, parentheses)


I have been especially focussing on using parentheses and commas. I have highlighted these in green where I have used them as well as other punctuation that I changed because it was used incorrectly. Here is a piece of my writing that shows this.

Brooks Leadership Draft 28/2/17
Head Peer Mediator

Leadership is a skill of being able to motivate people/teams to work towards a goal. The 6 leadership traits are Integrity, motivational, trustworthy, resilient, goal focused and Active thinker. My key leadership role this year is Head Peer Mediator and my role is to make sure that peer mediators show up on time.

Motivational is when you encourage someone to do something. Bill gates is and great role model of this because he motivated his workers and himself to work hard and get the job done. The best thing to have in a motivational person is because if you felt moopy then a person will come and motivate you to feel happy. You can demonstrate by not feeling like it is not fun, it doesn't have to be fun you just have to act happier so kids will come and help you. Being motivational is great but another trait is being Trustworthy.

Trustworthy is great because you need to be a trustworthy to not tell anyone. Sir Edmund Hillary was trustworthy because he said he would climb mt Everest and he did so he kept his word. This is important because if they can't trust you they won't want to come to you for help. I can demonstrate this by keeping the problem to myself and not telling anyone. All the leadership traits are important and one of them is Integrity.



Integrity is a great skill to have of being honest and fair. A leader that has shown this is Bill Gates because he was honest and fair when he was playing with his little sister when he was young. This is very important because you have, to be honest and fair and not take sides even if you know the person is right. I will demonstrate this by not taking sides when I am on duty, and I won't say oh yeah that sounds right so that is right

In order to be a good Head Peer Mediator, I need to demonstrate effective leadership traits and work hard to do these well. So being a leader is not about bossing people around it is about working as a team and not taking sides, and showing all the leadership traits I am going to be a good Head Peer Mediator who is an effective leader.




Games with minimal or no equipment.

Games with minimal or no equipment.


In PE we have been participating in a variety of games that require little or no equipment.
Below is the Matrix which shows our progression in this unit of learning.


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The table below shows my understanding of games with minimal or no equipment.
(Fill this table in, in as much detail as possible. )


Examples of Games that need minimal or no equipment.
What equipment would we usually need to play these games.  
Why do we play games with minimal or no equipment?
  • Tricky tag
  • Predator
  • Cat and mouse 
  • Battleships
  • Hunger games
  • None
  • None
  • None
  • Cones
  • None
So if we don't have time to go get gear then just play a game with minimal or no equipment.


My Strengths.  
Some things that I have done well during this unit of learning are Playing any game without fighting because then the game goes faster and everyone is happier.


My Next Steps.

Some things I could improve on when playing games with minimal or no equipment are at least use cone's to do mark outs  Because Then everyone knows the boundaries.

Sunday, 12 March 2017

C3. Teach a family member how to use an ICT tool that they are unfamiliar with (like the Flip, Google docs or a specific App)

C3. Teach a family member how to use an ICT tool that they are unfamiliar with (like the Flip, Google docs or a specific App)

I have done this by showing my Mum how to use google docs for softball and she used to use excel 2016 but now she uses docs thanks to me. I have a photo of me helping my mum and here it is.

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Kapa Haka 2

Kapa Haka 10/3/17

This week we had Kapa Haka and sang ka waiata and we also learnt more of Aotearoa and that was fun. We aren't doing cultural fest this year because it is every 2 years and this is 2017 and 
cultural fest was last year so this year we don't have cultural fest so instead we just practise songs and it is fun. The leadership trait i showed is Integrity because I was sad there was no cultural fest i still showed Integrity.

Friday, 10 March 2017

Buddy Program 2

Buddy Program 10/3/17

This week Tash and I did Buddy Program and we wore planning here is our plan. Next week we are going to play the games on the planning sheet. The leadership trait i showed is Goal focused because I was focused on getting all of this done in a short amount of time.

Information about the Year 1 Unit


Introduction (Reading)
To introduce students to the concept of animal habitats, read them a book such as "My Very First Book of Animal Homes," by Eric Carle or the "Animal Homes Lap Book," by Jodene Lynn Smith. Make sure that students understand how different animals live in different habitats and ask them to guess which habitats common animals live in, such as whales or fish (water/ocean), monkeys or birds (rainforest/trees), etc.

Instruction
Explain to students that animals have different homes that they live in. Set out two boxes, one with a photo of an ocean and one with a photo of a rainforest. Then give each student the picture of an animal, all of which live in either the ocean or in the rainforest, and ask them to place their animal into the appropriate box. Possible pictures include those of whales, seals, fish, octopi, sharks, monkeys, toucans, tigers, and jaguars. Students should be able to differentiate between animals that make their homes in the water and those that make their homes in trees and on dry land.


Group members: Brook and Tash


WALT: I can effectively teach juniors about Games without equipment


Introduction (How will we introduce the book or use the book?)
5minutes
We will tell them the game we are playing and the rules. Our first game will be Rats and rabbits and then over under and the kid's are good they can choose but if they can’t agree then we will play tricky tag.
Main part of the lesson (What questions will we ask the students? What activity will they do?)
15 minutes
Play the games and we will playing are
  1. Rats and rabbits.
  2. Under over.
  3. Free choice (Let the kids choose)
  4. Or tricky tag if the kids can’t agree.
Conclusion (How will we end our lesson?)
5 minutes
We will tell them how good they were and maybe let them chose a game if we have time. (let's hope they are good)