Sunday, 11 June 2017

Maths: WALT: Find fractions, decimals, and percentages of amounts expressed as whole numbers, simple fractions, and decimals. Assessment task

Extended Abstract  Assessment task: Surfs Up
WALT: Find fractions, decimals, and percentages of amounts expressed as whole numbers, simple fractions, and decimals.
Assessment Task:
Two surf shops in the same part of town sell similar products, but their pracise vary. At sale time, both shops are competing for the same customers

Use the Image above to answer the questions in the table

Which shop is the item cheaper?
How much cheaper is the item (when it is on sale) than the other shop?
Show your working out here:
The Surf Shop
Surf the waves company
The Surf Shop
Surf the waves company

Here are the screenshots to my IXL activities:

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My next step is:
To know how to do the percentages without a whiteboard.

Sunday, 4 June 2017

I can make links across texts by recognising connectives or adverbial clauses

In this unit learnt what an adverbial clause is and also what a connective is.

A connective is a word that connects a sentence or an idea.

An adverbial clause is a sentence that is before or after the comma.

Here is a link to a compare and contrast map of an adverbial clause and a connective

Friday, 2 June 2017

Home Learning Challenge, A2- Use a creative ICT tool to make a present for someone.

On Saturday the 6th of May 2017
I made a Collage for my Nanna as a present. I think she will like it because it has photos of her and my family. It also has photos of her favorite flowers and some of things that will remind her that we love her.

Friday, 5 May 2017

My Favourite book from Term 1

Thirteen Candles 
Thirteen candles is about a girl who's name is Julia. Julia is just turning thirteen and to her surprise when she goes to blow out her birthday candles (thirteen of them, hence the title) that they blow out on there own. As they are watching the video of her family and her best friend singing 'Happy Birthday' their seems to be a shadow behind Julia it looks exactly the same as her. She thinks it is just her shadow but after the shadow saves her life she is starting to get suspicious. I think it is a really good book and recommend it to people that like graphic novels. 

By Tanika

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Home Learning Challenge-R2

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.17841866_10154363167937823_387232230_n.jpg
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

Peer Mediation - Tuesday 4th, Week 10

Peer Mediation

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

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.

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, ectCones, Bibs, Balls, Bats. ectTo get involved, and if you are going to play a game and you only have some equipment with you or no equipment.

My Strengths.  
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.

Leadership Article

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 for 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!

Tuesday the 14th - Peer Mediation Extra

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.

Tuesday the 14th - Peer Mediation

Peer Mediation
For Peer Mediation today I went with Scott and Jordan to the junior area. Me and my group helped to solve two problems; We helped a little kid who had been getting his hat taken for a few days. So, we helped him find it and he said it would be nice for the boy who did it to say sorry, and not do it again. We also helped with a couple of little kids who had been getting chased by another group of boys over and over again, what we helped with was just how they could maybe not chase them and the kids thought that if they said sorry than that would be just fine.