Sunday, 9 April 2017
On the Monday of Week 10 I made cupcakes for my neighbor for the Home Learning Challenge so I can achieve my merit badge.
The Challenge I did was bake some cookies for your neighbor so I assumed that I could bake some cupcakes instead of cookies.
First I set the oven to the right temperature then I got the ingredients out and ready. Flour, Sugar, Cocoa Powder, Butter, Egg and some chopped up chunks of a Chocolate Bar.
So I made the cupcakes and they turned out great! I let them cool then I made the icing. Water, Icing Sugar, Food Colouring and some Peppermint Essence.
Then I grated the rest of the Chocolate Bar and it turned out to look like chocolate crumbs so I put it in a bowl and left it to the side for later.
Once the cakes had cooled I put the icing on and then sprinkled some chocolate crumbs on top. Don’t they look delicious!
I delivered them to my neighbor and she was very pleased!
Wednesday, 5 April 2017
Today for Peer Mediation I solved one problem.
A boy from the year three hub, came to me and my PM team, and said that one of the senior boys from my hub had been playing with and throwing around a girls scooter that was from his class. The scooter had been outside the class and said that I understand the scooter should have been in the scooter locker but the boys shouldn't have been playing with someone else's scooter we all made a decision that the boys shouldn't play with other peoples scooters, and that the girl should put her scooter in the locker.
In the end the problem was solved and the people were happy!
Thursday, 16 March 2017
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.
The table below shows my understanding of games with minimal or no equipment.
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?
|Tag, Octopus, Invisible tag, Dodge ball, Bench ball, Netball, Basketball, Cricket, ect||Cones, Bibs, Balls, Bats. ect||To get involved, and if you are going to play a game and you only have some equipment with you or no equipment.|
Some things that I have done well during this unit of learning are Getting involved in the games even if I don't want to because when we were playing french cricket I didn't want to have a go but I did it anyway and I hit it really far.
My Next Steps.Some things I could improve on when playing games with minimal or no equipment are interacting with the other players because I get involved in the game but don't get involved with the players.
In writing I have been learning to:
- use all basic punctuation independently
- attempt more complex punctuation (e.g. semicolons, colons, parentheses)
I have been especially focusing 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.
Being goal focused is just knowing your goal and working towards it. An example of a leader that was goal focused is Nelson Mandela. Nelson Mandela showed this trait by knowing what his goal was and working towards it, even though that got him sent to jail. As a peer mediator I need to be goal focused to help solve the problems. I will demonstrate this trait by knowing what I need to do and work towards my goal. As well as being goal Focused, being Motivational is one of the traits as well.
Wednesday, 15 March 2017
Run Bike Run
The run bike run was on today... The 8th of March 2017. We went to Westlake park to do it. You could be in a team or go as an individual. I went as a team with Amber.G, I did the running and Amber did the biking then we both did the end run. The first run you had to run around the big lake, the bike you had to go around the big lake and the little one, making a figure eight, then the last run was around the path on the field next to the park. Amber and I came fifth out of all of the year 7/8 teams.
We were so proud. Next year I might even do it as an individual!
Peer Mediation - Extra
Today I did Peer Mediation with Daniel and Amber because unfortunately the other person didn't come and we couldn't find her. I helped with a girl who couldn't find her friend and another girl who couldn't get down from a climbing wall. It wasn't much but I did help when it wasn't my turn for Peer Mediation.