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Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Being a good house leader (Distinction badge)

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Being a good house leader

On Monday we had a Kauri assembly. Once it was the end of the day it was time to go to our kauri assembly. I was not looking forwards to sitting in a hall for around half hour to an hour, but I do what we do on the board. When my class got to the hall we had to be in our lines and in our spots. I personally do not like having spots for assembly's and for sitting down in class. 

Celebrations Assembly 
We also had a Celebration Assembly for the end of term 3 on Friday . In this assembly the leader's get to sit at the front again, because we have to be good role models and, because were leader's. We had to sing our National Anthem first then we went on to something different. 

One of the things I had to do was when I sit at the front I have to role model to the younger students so they know that to listen to who is speaking e.g Mrs Trotter, Mrs Martin or any of the leaders. In this assembly we had to say Goodbye to Mrs Smith who has been teaching over right years and is leaving us to do something different. After we finished it off by singing our school Waiata with the the actions. The boys say that we shouldn't do the action, because of the little kids in front of us, but we do then anyway. 

The leaner quality that I showed was always doing the right thing.

The leadership that I showed was role modeling to the juniors is everything.

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Technology 

On Tuesday I had Technology.  When I got to Lincoln I went to my class which was Design /Textiles. Once I got to Design /Textiles I put my bag away in a cubbyhole and got a pen out. Monique and I got into the class and I went to save a seat for us 4 and Monique did the roll for me. Once everybody was in class we started off by listening to the teacher on what to do, after that we started.

The thing that we did first was make our design. In my other blog post I told you that we were making a house, but separate and I'm making a Kitchen and the first thing  I had to do was cut out the cardboard and then sellotape it up so it could look like a kitchen but you can see in side it (It has four sides 1. for the bottom and the other 3. for the sides). Once I finished that I help Sam W and then went onto designing our part of the house.
I have not finished my design and I was really sad, because we won't be back in 3 weeks because of our holiday and I can't wait to get back to designing my Kitchen.
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After Morning tea we had Mandarin. Doing Mandarin is hard, but I do enjoy doing it. 
Here is Numbers 1-10 in Chinese. This is what we are learning. 
Yi-1
Er-2
San-3
Si-4
Wu-5 
Liu-6
qi-7
Ba-8
Jiu-9
Shi-10
The leaner quality that I showed was turning up on time to Mandarin.

The leadership that I showed was listening to the teachers.

Arts Blog post (Drama)

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WALT apply the techniques of improvisation to a range of different scenarios.



WALT apply the techniques of improvisation to a range of different scenarios.

Improvisation TECHNIQUES that I have used successfully are: Always say yes, and carry on with the scene.

Improvisation TECHNIQUES that I would like to have more practice at: Is being spontaneous, and coming up with things on the spot.

The thing that I enjoyed most about this unit of learning was playing the games
because, they were a fun way to get involved in drama.

The thing that I found most challenging during this unit of learning
was getting involved because, I didn't like getting up in front of people and doing drama.

My next step/ something I need to work on further in improvisation is, getting more in depth because, I don't go all out.




My favourite improvisation game was Doorbell because, it was a fun and I going to miss playing the Doorbell game in drama.

Student Council (Distinction badge)

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Student Council

On Wednesday  I had Student Council. When I got to Student Council the first thing that Hannah and Jack do is take the roll to see who is here or not here like if a class is not here then someone would go and get then. 
Another thing that we do is if someone is speaking they have to have this Red Phone box toy in there hand so then can speak and give ideas and if someone else speaks they could get a strike.

After Student Council,  it said on the board that we were supposed to have talked to the class about what we had talked in Student Council, but we didn't and I wanted to know, maybe, because we didn't have enough time to do it, so we didn't.

The learner quality that I showed was always coming to Student Council. 

The leadership that I showed was always contributing to group discussion. 

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Design a botany logo for a T-shirt (Science Badge)

Science Badge Part 25 (1 star)

Design a botany logo for a T-shirt 

I chose to do this one, because I really wanted to design a logo for a t-shirt and I did do that, but I didn't get to put it on a t-shirt.

Here is my design of the T-shirt logo.
In Black and White and the other one is when I'd coloured it in. 
    

Keep at least two different types of plants growing indoors using improvised containers ( Science Badge)

Science Badge Part 15 (1 Star)

Keep at least two different types of plants growing indoors using improvised containers. 

I chose to grow a flower plant and a vegetable plant. The flower plant is called a Hollyhock and the vegetable plant I chose was a pumpkin.

The Hollyhock seed came from an old plant in the garden when I collected seeds for my seed collection and the pumpkin seed I saved from a pumpkin that we were given by our neighbours.

For my improvised container I chose to use old lemonade bottles. I cut them in half so that I could make a little green house. It was good to see the process of the water cycle that I'd learnt in science. Because the pot had a sort of lid on it, it meant that the bottle stayed warm inside when the sun was shining on it, which caused the water to evaporate and keep the soil damp.


These photos show my little green houses
         

This is a photo of the Hollyhock and the pumpkin together 

Friday, 16 September 2016

Koru Games

Koru Games

The sport that I decided to do was Netball, because I have played netball for a long time and it would be fun to play netball with all of my friends.

Two of my highlights was
1. Getting to play different position, because I always play GD on a Saturday 
2. Was winning most of my games.

I am proud of coming 6th, because this was my first time playing in a different team.

Some advice on Koru games for next years y7's 
Is to have fun and it is not just to win a medal and when you get back to school you can tell that you even play Koru games. 

Monday, 12 September 2016

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Today was another full school assembly. Once the class got to the hall I went straight up and sit at the front of the stage, that is where I sit every full school assembly. Once I sat down, I waited quietly so everybody was ready to start.

 The thing that we start off was singing our  school Waiata. After sing that with the action we went onto doing the certificates e.g Bucket Fillers awards, Bronze, Silver and Gold certificates and Principle awards.

 Mr Ladbrook and Mrs O were handing the Certificates for the Kauri and my brother Jack was one of then to get his Bronze today. Last full school assembly, Jack didn't get his bronze, because his class were at swimming, so that is why he got his today. Next we did the Silvers, I was one of the people to get there sliver awards and I was really happy to get my silver, because I just got my bronze last full school assembly. 

After doing the certificates we went onto seeing what was happening in room 19 in there learning. In buddy reading one of the things is finding out things about what they would like in there junior playground to come in the future, so we found out in assembly lot's of ideas that the juniors want in there new playground. 
The last thing we did was sing our National anthem.

The learner quality that I showed was listening to the speaker e.g Room 19.

The leadership that I showed was showing that I was proud to get my Silver certificate.

This is a picture of the Gold certificate. (You Get them in Bronze and Silver)
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Student 

On Wednesday day I didn't have Student Council. The year 7/8 didn't have Student Council, because of Koru Games. One of the things that I need to remember next week is to come on time I am usually a  bit late, but that before Mrs Trotter get there. The time that we have to be at Student Council, is when we're usually doing maths at that point of time in class and the other Student Councilors have to remind me to be there on time and if the others are not there I have to remind them too! 

Another thing I should do at Student Council is contribute to group discussion, because I sometimes don't do that. Always after a Student Council meeting we have to tell the teacher's ao we can talk to the class about what we talked in Student Council. About talking to the class I am usually picking people to say Ideas or write the ideas down , I hate speaking in front of people so I do that job.

The leaner quality I show was to always doing the right thing.

The leadership that I showed was contributing to group discussion.

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Koru Games 

For the next three days the year 7/8s get to go to different places to play against different teams for fun. I am in Netball and the netball A team get to go down to Lincoln netball courts.

13th September 2016 

First day of netball was great we had beaten everybody on the first day. The team that we versed was Rolleston One they were good but we had beaten them 18-9 to us. Next team that were versed was Burnham they were good to, but not good enough for us we had beaten them 32-0 to us. The last game of the day we versed was St Martins 33-1 to us.

14th September 2016 

This was the second day of Koru Games playing netball. The first team that we played was against Westland HS  Two and we had beaten them. The score was 32- 3 to us. Our second game was playing against Ellsemere Coll Two and the score was 17- 4 to us again.  Our third game against was Belfast which I didn't like playing against and we did lose against them and the score was 15-12 we had lost by 3 points. The last and finally game that we played was against Rawhiti beach and we had won against then 26-1 to us.


15th September 2016 

Today we started at 10am playing against Ashburton Int and we had lost to them by 2 point the score was 13-11 to them. Our second game was against Breens and we bet them by 10 points and the score was 18-8 to us. The last game that we played today was against Balmacewen 26-6 to us it was a good day to play netball, but we did our best.

The team that came 1st was Hillview then Ashburton Int and then it was Ellsemere. We had come in 6th and that was better then last year and it was my first time doing Netball in Koru Games and I had a really nice three days of Koru Games.

The learner quality that I showed was always never giving up.

The leadership that I showed was doing my best to play.

Friday, 9 September 2016

Being a good house leader (Distinction badge)

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Being a good house leader


On Monday we had a Kauri assembly. When I walked in I had to go and sit in my assembly spot. Mr Ladbrook and Miss O gave us sitting plans for assembly, but in Full school assembly the leader's get to sit at the front, so that means I don't have to sit in a spot.

I sit next Reia and Jonathan in a Kauri assembly, but the leaders get to sit next to anybody who is a leader. 
One of the things that I do is always listen to the speaker or presentation. 

The learner quality I showed was listening to the speaker or presentation.

The leadership that I showed was not talking when someone is talking.

Thursday, 8 September 2016

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Technology 

On Tuesdays we had Technology. When I got to Lincoln I got off the bus and went straight to Design/Textiles. When I got there I went and put my bag down in one of the cubbyholes and got myself a pen. After that I went inside to do the roll. Once I had got everything we started. The thing that we did first was watch our video's back, but the speakers weren't working, because the speakers weren't plugged in, but then we finally got them to work and then we watch the video again with sound. Monique and Sam W video was first and then Sam L and I's video was next and I didn't want to watch and listen to my voice.

After we watched the video we went onto something different. What we did was get a green piece of paper which had thing's on that had stuff about the Environment to do. 

I had finished doing the activity and then we had to design what we were going to do. What we are doing is making a house Sam L, Sam W, Monique and I are making a house together, but we're only aloud to have a pair, so we are just going to make part of the house. I'm making the Kitchen, Sam L and Monique are making bedrooms and Sam W is making the lounge. 

The learner quality that I showed was giving group discussion.

The leadership that I showed was listening to the teacher on what to do.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Care Values Progress so far

CARE: My progress so far


The CARE award that I am working towards is:  Gold


The one area of CARE that I am doing best in is:  everything, because: I do best in all of them


The one area of CARE that I need to work harder in is: Active thinking, because: I don't do as well in the others


To show my leadership qualities I am a role model to others in the CARE values by doing/showing these leadership traits: Integrity, Trustworthy, Goal focused, Active thinker, Resilient and Motivational


On the CARE SOLO matrix below I am at this SOLO level: Relational, because: I am just getting better at using the care values


Prestructural

Unistructural

Multistructural

Relational

Extended Abstract
I am not aware of the CARE values yet.
I know what the CARE values mean.

I need help to use them.
I can use the CARE values.


I need reminding to use them.
I can use the CARE values independently.
I can use the CARE values independently.

I can role model to others how to use the CARE values.

Monday, 5 September 2016

Life Cycle of a Pumpkin Seed (Science badge)

Life Cycle of a Pumpkin 

2** Keep a diary of the growth of a named seed for 4 weeks.

I have decided to do a life cycle on a pumpkin, because
A) It would be cool to see the stages of a pumpkin seed and 
B) what happens in the life cycle of a Pumpkin seed. 

Here is a picture of the life cycle of a pumpkin.

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Stage 1. The seed 
Stage 2. A little seedling
Stage 3. The leafs are starting to grow
Stage 4. Growing more
Stage 5. Blooming 
Stage 6. Turning into a small Pumpkin
Stage 7. Grown fully ready to eat!
Stage 8. Doing the life cycle again

I decided to do this, because I have already started growing a pumpkin at home. The plant is really big. So far it is at stage three. I got a pumpkin seed from a whole pumpkin, which my next door neighbor gave to us. She grows pumpkin's in her garden and I thought why can't I try and grow a pumpkin plant for myself. 

Stage 1-
Date -  3rd August 2016

Stage 2
Date -  27th August 2016
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This is Stage 3
Here is a photo of the Pumpkin at this stage
5th September 2016 
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Stage 4/5
Here is a photo of the Pumpkin at this stage.
Hopefully it will produce a flower soon.
20th September 2016

Student Council (Distinction badge)

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Student Council 

On Wednesday I had student council. We did not have Student Council, but we did have photo which I was not looking forward too.
On Wednesday at about 12:00 all of the Student Council students got together in the hall waiting to have our photo taken.

Once we got into position we took the photo and then went back to class and I can't wait till next week to do Student Council.

The learner quality that I showed was getting to Student Council on time.

The leadership that I showed was Turning up even if it is not Student Council.

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Technology (Distinction badge)

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Technology 

On Tuesday I had Technology. What we did at Technology was we had to get into a pair and they had to be in a group from one person in design and one person in Textiles, so Sam L and I went together and we had to grab a Ipad to video and on the Ipad was something that had to do with the activate and we got Imagine. 

What we did was get a plan and write what we were going to be writing on our plan and then we did the video. It did not take us that long to do the video and I think we were the first ones finished so when we showed the video to Mrs Scott she said that is the best video that she has seen so far, I was really happy that she said that and so after that Sam and I help, Sammy W and Monique. After we helped, Sam W showed the teacher and then we went onto taking photos in the photo both and that was really fun.

The learner quality's that I showed was listening to the teacher on what to do.

The leadership that I showed was turning up on time after morning tea.

This is a photo of Lincoln Primary school were we go every Tuesday.
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Being a good house leader

On Monday we had a school full assembly. One of the things that I have to do at a assembly is 
1. Enter and Exit respectfully 
2. Clap/laugh politely when appropriate 
3. Focus on the Speaker or Presentation 
4. Listen respectfully 
5. Sit quietly 
6. Follow the assembly expectation 

These are the Expectation for a assembly. I do all of these expectation and if I don't I remind myself to maybe, Focus on the Speaker or Presentation. One of the things that I show all the time is Clap/laugh politely when appropriate, because I am not rude to laugh at the wrong time and when everybody is finished clapping I finish with them not just going on again.

The learner quality's that I showed was being a good role model to everybody.

The leadership that I showed was to do all of the assembly expectation.

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Student Council

On Wednesday I had Student Council. When I finished packing up I got ready to go. Before I had to go to student council I had to remind Sam L that we didn't need to bring our folders, because it goes on a google doc. When we got to the hall foray I thought that we had to go to room 14, but Sam L told me that it was in the hall foray and so we went and everybody was in there, so I guess that we were doing it in the hall foray.

The thing that we did in student council was ask question and ask about other stuff that we did last week. We did not do much, because it was a really short so we didn't talk very much.

The learner quality's that I showed was giving ideas to the group

The leadership that I showed was turning up on time. 
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Friday, 2 September 2016

I can apply my knowledge of adverbial clauses and connectives to see how ideas are linked in texts.

I can apply my knowledge of adverbial clauses and connectives to see how ideas are linked in texts.
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For reading I have been learning about adverbial clauses. I have found this learning… Interesting because… I learned something different in adverbial clauses



Thursday, 1 September 2016

Writing Blog post Information report on the Water Cycle

Writing Blog post Information report on the Water Cycle 


The Water Cycle is a process where the water cycle goes through the ocean, land and atmosphere.  The Water is recycled throughout the process.  The steps of the Water cycle are Evaporation, Condensation, Precipitation and Groundwater/Runoff.  The water changes state throughout the process; it can also change into a Liquid, Gas or Solid.

Evaporation
One step in the water cycle is evaporation. Evaporation is when the sun heats up the anything that has water for example lakes, rivers and oceans which turns into a gas which we call vapor. When the water goes through the cycle the water is very invisible when changing into gas. On hot days the process of evaporation is greater then on hot days. Vapor is in the air, which is called humidity,  In some hot places it is really hot, there is a high amount of humidity, eg New Orleans, Louisiana get the high of 75.9% humidity.  In the morning some hot places get really high amount of humidity for example Houston, Texas which get up to 89.7% at 6am.  After the water turns into Gas, it lifts up into the atmosphere, then it forms into a cloud which is called Condensation.

Condensation 
Another step in the water cycle is Condensation.  Condensation happens when the temperature changes, for example warmer air can contain more water vapor than colder temperatures.  

Precipitation 
One more fact about the water cycle is Precipitation.  When rain falls from clouds in the sky in the form of water droplets, this is why it is called Precipitation.  Another point is that water can also fall from the sky in different types of forms like hail, snow, sleet or Rain.  Rain is an important type part of the water cycle.  After the water hits the ground and it goes into the process of runoff.
Runoff/ Ground-water

The last stage of the water cycle is Runoff/Groundwater.  Runoff comes from mountains which flows down into the ground which is called groundwater.  If you pour a glass of water onto the ground it usually sinks right into infiltration, so you can imagine how much water sinks into the ground during a storm.

Conclusion 
Overall, if we didn’t have the water cycle, we wouldn't be able to go swimming, play in water, or drink water. Since we're talking about drinking, if we didn’t have the stages of the water cycle we could not drink clean water. The water stages are Evaporation, Condensation, Precipitation and Runoff/Groundwater.