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Friday, 15 April 2016

House captain- Excellence evidence 11

Today we had a brief leaders meeting with Mr Brown and Mr Ladbrook to inform us we would be helping at the sports day on Friday. 

The games on Friday:
Today was the sports day . We didn't end up running a game, but as a house captain/student leader I stepped up and really tried hard to make the games enjoyment for everyone. By helping our junior class and be a role model to them.

Putting the flags up:
Recently the house captains have started putting up and taking down some care values flags. Each afternoon Sam W , Monique and I take down the flags. In the morning Jack, Jonathan, Samara and Sam L put them up. We take them down at 2:45 each day and I always make sure I remember. The flags are taken down from stands on the ground so I make sure to not pull the stand out of the ground by being careful. I also showed leadership by walking around the school respectfully with the flag because it is easy to hit people.

The learner quality I showed and how I showed leadership: 
The learner quality I showed this week was collaborate because I collaborated with Sam W and Monique to make sure we were doing the flags on time. I showed leadership by showing by care values when walking around the school and showing integrity by making sure all the house captains get a fair go when taking/putting the flags up.

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Getting involved at koru games prastice- Excellence evidence 10

Today we had a koru games prastice. The sport I am playing is netball. We started with a stepping warm up where we would be running along the court and then Samara's mum would blow the whiste and we would have to stop without stepping. Next we worked on our pivoting playing a similar game. After we got into partners.  I went withTracy and prasticed our passing. The first pass we did was chest passing which were quite easy. The second pass we did was high pass's which were a bit harder. The third pass we did was shoulder passes which were a bit more complex. We had to make sure we were putting our leg forward and throwing at the same time. After we played netball for a short period of time. 

The learner quality I showed was resillience because I tried really hard at netball when things got tough like when we were doing the shoulder passes. I showed leadership by being goal fousced by being focused to do really well in netball and have fun as well as working with my team. 
Refernces:  Daily mail UK

Library mentor and reading to the juniors -Excellence evidence 9

Today considering Tracy had a basketball trail, I helped Alex with library. Since their was not much to do I just helped Alex file the books and help people in the library find books. 

On Thursday I read to the juniors . First I headed to the library to collect a beanbag  and then took it down to the junior area . Next I  found some girls who were interested in Barbie and asked them if they would like to read some books!  I found one girl then a whole lot of other kids came along which was really good. A few girls just looked at the pictures, but still enjoyed the experience a lot ! I brought five Barbie books to the juniors and aimed to get different ones because I mainly read to the same kids so I want them to have a difference collection of books for me to read to them. 
The books I read were:

  • A Teacher (Barbie)
  • A Vet (Barbie)
  • Princess charm school (Barbie)
  • Barbie: The Princess & the Pop star. 
  • Barbie and the fashion fairytale 

  The learner quality I showed was connecting because I connected with the little kids and asked them questions, for an example when I was reading the vet book I connected with them and asked if they had any pets. I showed leadership by being fair and letting other kids chose the book we were going to read next.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        References:AmazonBarbie-movies.wikia

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Term 1 Integrated Learning - Leadership

We have been learning all about What makes a good leader.
We identified that good leaders show 6 main character traits. These are integrity, trustworthy, goal focused, active thinker, motivational, and resilient.

The leadership trait that I think I show the most is goal focused because I am goal focused to be a really good kowhai house captain.

The leadership trait I would most like to develop is motivating other because I need motive the other house captains.

Something NEW I have learned about leadership is that there is many ways to show leadership and that leadership is about motivating people towards a goal.

The SOLO level that I reached during this unit of learning is extended abstract because I can evaluate the effectiveness of a leader.

My next step in learning about leadership is to apply everything that I have learned about leadership to my own leadership roles.

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Visual Art

Walt:Apply  knowledge about shapes and patterns derived from nature into an original artwork.
For visual art the solo level I achieved was relational, I didn't quite get to extended abstract because I used some of Kay's Georges designs. 
The techniques I used in my art work to achieve this level were making my flowers and start fish etc look unrealistic which is something that Kay George used in her art work. 

Here is an picture of my art work:

My next step in visual art is to use more colours on my leaves to make it blend with the water colours. 

Monday, 11 April 2016

Writing an exposition comparing Taylor Swift and Irene Van Dky

Walt: Follow the writing process to write an exposition. 
Over the last few weeks we have been writing expositions comparing two leaders the two leaders I compared were Taylor Swift (The singer) and Irene Van Dyke the amazing netball shooter. 
Here is my conclusion of my exposition:
After considering both sides of the argument of who is a better leader. I have considered Irene Van Dyke and Taylor Swift strengths and weaknesses and came to a final decision that Taylor Swift is the better leader. Due to how she is a role model to her young fans, how she donates to charity, is trustworthy so her young fans can trust her,  resilience from a young age when the medial/people are mean to her, how she is an active thinker because she thinks about what she writes and generally an exceptional, beautiful, young, role model and leader to her fans. 

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Know square number to 100 and matching square roots

Walt: Know square number to 100 and matching square roots. 
Here is an IXl game that I completed and got to 100 using exponents.

Here is another IXL game that I completed using square roots. 

Overall I personally found this maths goal pretty easy and my next step is to set a new maths goal. 

Excellence evidence- Reading to the juniors 8

Today I read to the juniors at lunchtime today. First I headed to the library and collected some books and grabbed a bean bag.I then headed to the juniors area and set up. I didn't even have to find/ask kids because some came up very interested in the Barbie books. I read to one girl who liked Barbie a lot and really enjoyed the books. Next I read to two other big Barbie fans who also really enjoyed the books. Some people only liked the pictures and Barbie's dresses but that was all good. 
Some of the books I read were:

  • A Teacher (Barbie)
  • A Vet (Barbie)
  • Charm school (Barbie)

I did bring Spot Goes To A Party, but it wasn't very popular. 
Overall I showed leadership by motivating kids to read and showing integrity by being fair and letting a range of kids pick what we would be reading next. The learner quality I showed was resilience because it was a difficult job getting kids to listen to the books and it was difficult attempting to take the bean bag and books back to the library!! Next time I will bring a better range of books to the juniors because not everyone like Barbie. Also next time I will do it with Zainab as she has left choir. 
References: Amazon

Calculate Mean, Median, Mode and Range

Walt: Explain/calculate mean median, mode and range using a simple set of data.  
I have got to 100 on both of theses activities and can calculate mean, median, mode and range easily.
Here are some examples:

First I ordered the numbers: 
2, 3, 3, 4, 4,5, 7
Then found the middle number. 
Here is an example of doing it with a bar graph. 

To figure out the mean I need to count the numbers up. The total is 28. Then divide 28 by the total of bars or numbers. 28/7 = 4. The mean is 4. 

My Next step is to set a new maths goal. 

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

I can find, select and use a range of texts for specific learning purposes in different tasks and learning areas of the curriculum.

For my “Evaluating Leaders” research I have been researching/comparing Irene Van Dky and Taylor Swift about who is better leader and what leadership traits they show.

During this unit I have had to use a range of strategies to find the information I needed on Google. This includes:

Cross checking my information to make sure it is true and using common sense when I do this. Another thing to do is use advanced search tools like videos, pictures and maps to find your information easily.

I have achieved this goal by referencing my information and using cross checking on my evaluating leaders research.

My next step is to set a new reading goal. 

Mean, Median,Mode and Range.

Walt: Describe what mean, median, mode and range are.

Here is an example of mean.
5, 6 ,7, 8,9. (Add all these numbers up) 
They add up to 35.
Then divide 35 by the total of numbers. (There is 5 numbers) 
35/5= 7. The mean is 7. 

Here is an example of median.
5, 3, 2, 5, 5, 9, 7 (Put these numbers in order)
2, 3, 5 ,5, 5, 7, 9 
Then find the middle number.
The middle number is 5.

The median is 5. 

Here is an example of mode.
6,7,8, 8, 9,9,9 
Find the most repeated number. 
It is 9. 
The mode is 9. 

Here is an example of range.
1, 5, 5, 8, 9, 10
Find the smallest number, then find the biggest number.
The smallest number is 1.
The biggest number is 10. 
Then minus 10- 1 .
The range is 9. 

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Technology on the bus- Excellence evidence 7

Today we went to technology. On the way there I sat with Zainab and Alex M and on the way back I say with Zainab and Hayley. I showed the care values on the bus which are:


  • Display all CARE values to the public.
  • Be aware of others when entering and exiting the bus.

  • Active thinking:

    • Fill seats sensibly.
    • Talk quietly to the person next to you so the driver can concentrate.
    • Use manners when entering and exiting buses.
    • Respect the bus by not littering.
    • Represent Oaklands School positively.
    I showed these values at Technology and the care values under classroom at technology. I am in sewing, first we went over safely, groundwork, passports, then did a task about material and how to use the machine. Then the years 8 got set a task which was to stitch a straight line, a square and zig zag. I passed and completed it on time. I used my time wisely by completing this and the material tasks we had to do. I also showed another classroom value of cleaning up after yourself because I cleaned my sewing machine up and cleaned the classroom up. The last values I think I showed was be aware of others, since we were  in a small space and there were dangerouse objects in the room. 

    I showed leadership by helping others and motivating them to get their work done on time when finished my work early. 

    The Learner quality I showed was resilience because sewing is not my best subject, but I didn't give up when it was hard or challenging. 

    Monday, 4 April 2016

    I can read and interpret a range of graphs

    For maths I have been learning to read and interpret a range of graphs. This relates to the National Standards as it meets the criteria of:
    I can compare distributions visually (Which is the Year ⅞ Standard)
    I have also compared and contrasted some of the graphs. Below are the links to them:
    Next step: My next step is to use these in my leadership investigation next term.

     Here is my prove that I can read a stem and left graph, because that was the only one I couldn't do. 

    Click on this link to this type of graph
    I already know how to read this graph
    I need help to read this type of graph
    When is it best to use this Graph?
    To tally up points and to survey, Because it is a quick way to count up.
    To teach and present to younger students
    To write up big numbers because it is a quick way to found the results.
    To record percentages because it is an easy way to find results and comparing things easily. 
    When there is a low amount of numbers.
    When you have a huge amount of numbers.
    To present big findings and to organize findings.
    To roughly show your findings. 

    House Captain- Excellence evidence 6

    Today we had a leaders meeting, first we catch up about what has been going on and what events were coming up. Then Mr Ladbrook told the house captains that we may be helping at the sports day on Monday.  Next Mr Ladbrook made sure everyone was blogging and achieving  their badges. Later was the whole school assembly. I was a role model by showing the care values at assembly, which are:

    • Enter and exit respectfully.
    • Clap/laugh politely when appropriate
    Active Thinking: 
    • Focus on the speaker or presentation.
    • Listen respectfully.
    • Sit quietly. 
    • Follow the assembly expectations. 
    How I did this: 
    I did this by not talking to the other student leaders because that wouldn't be role modelling, this was hard because I was sitting by my friend but I didn't talk once. I also role modeled when I received a Principal award because I went up to the stage respectfully instead of running. 
    Overall the learner quality I showed was collaborate because I collaborated with the other leaders at the leaders meeting. I showed leadership by showing the care values and getting an award. 

    On Thursday we has a leadership meeting. We talked about balancing responsibility. We watched a video about it.  Then the house captains got pulled out to talk about putting up the flags each morning I think I am talking them down after school. Later on we made a graph. 
    Here is mine.

    Who is someone that can help me often help me with this?
    When is my responsibility my highest priority?
    What is the main objective that I am aiming for with this responsibility?
    My teacher and Friends
    When school work is due.
    To get my work done to a high standard always.
    The other kowhai house captain/ Mr Brown and other teachers.
    When an  event is coming up and I need to organize stuff.
    To get my work done to a high standard always.
    Outside of school:
    My coaches.
    Outside of school: When a level test is coming up soon.
    To get my work done to a high standard always.

    Friday, 1 April 2016

    Excellence evidence- Being a role model to the juniors 5

    Today I was a role model to the juniors, at the buddy programme. In the program we get in a group of 3 with a mix of boys and girls and a mix of year sevens and eights. My group is Tracy, Isaac and me. In the programme we teach the younger kids about Healthy eating and organise actives for them. I was a role model at the buddy programme by listening and clapping when the teacher was and being the first to clap so the juniors could look up to the seniors and copy them. We got our little kid group ready and gave them a colouring page, with healthy and non-healthy foods items on it. They then had to colour in what was healthy. While they were colouring we read them some information about the five food groups. Milk and milk products, grains, fruits, vegetable and meat, nuts, eggs, seeds and fish. It was difficult to get the kids to listen, but I showed the learner quality of resilience and didn't give up and kept trying. Next step I think we will get more interesting books to read. I showed leadership by motivating the kids to learn about healthy eating and help them when they were stuck. By Alicia.