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Saturday, 28 May 2016

House Captain - Excellence evidence 20

Today was the whole school assembly, The student leaders sat up the front. I listened to the value focus and made sure to follow it. The focus was: Focus on the speaker or presentation. I showed that throughtout the assembly and earned a care tick, which was role modeling to other students, especially to the juniors. I also made sure to not talk, because that would definitely not be role modelling. Lastly when the year seven and eights were released I made sure to leave respectfully and not talk. 

Care Ticks:
On Monday, Wednesday and Friday the house captains did the care ticks. We had to work hard because there was a lot to do since a lot had be handed out. I made sure to:

  • Not cheat. 
  • Fill the form out correctly. 
  • Listen and not assume. 
  • Do other people's care ticks before me. 
  • Lastly be friendly and kind. 
The learner quality I showed was collaborate because I collaborated with the people in Kowhai to get there care ticks done and do them right. I showed leadership by filling the form in and being a leader and role model this week. Another way I showed leadership was when I was sitting up the front at the assembly, even thought it was boring I still showed my care values.  

Librarian- Excellence evidence 19

Today was library mentor with Tracy. I headed to the library straight after the bell signaled for lunch to start and finished my lunch outside the library.

Soon I started filing the books and making sure to put them in the right place and if I saw some books in the wrong place, I put them in the correct place! I made sure to be polite on the library desk and speak loudly so people could hear me. 

On Thursday I did reading to the juniors with Zainab and Honor. First we headed straight to the library to collect the beanbags and books. 

Next we headed to the juniors area and found kids to read too. We were reading to at least ten kids.

I read a range of Barbie books to a girl from room 18. I could tell she really liked Barbie. Some of the books we read were "Spot The Dog" and Barbie books like "Too Many Puppies". These choices were hugely successful. 

After about 25 minutes of reading we collected all the books and beanbags  we bought and headed straight back to the library. When we were back in the library, we returned the books to their correct places and put the beanbags away. 

Later on after reading we got involved by playing some netball games. 

The learner quality I showed was collaborate because I collaborated with Honor, Tracy, Zainab and Mrs Ward to make sure this weeks librarian duty was successful! I showed leadership by motivating kids to read and being a role model while I was in the junior area. I did this by not jumping on the beanbags and respecting the books. 

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

My Short Story

For this piece of writing I have focusing on my vocabulary and punctuation. I have been learning to:

  • Use a range of precise vocabulary to communicate meaning (Year ⅞)
  • Use all basic punctuation independently and attempt more complex punctuation (EG semicolons, colons, parentheses) (Year 7/8)
The pieces of my writing that are highlighted green are where I have shown my vocabulary and punctuation goal.

The night at the concert.....

The room lights up sparking into the clear blue sky , the weather is perfect nothing could ruin this evening

The screaming get louder than before, suddenly the room erupts with screams as Taylor's shadow appears.

She soon heads on to the outdoor stage as my friends and I clutch our Taylor Swift 1989 t-shirts and scream crazily louder than before.

She is wearing a sparkling jacket, black top and blue skirt. The room falls silent as she speaks into the microphone.

“Welcome to the 1989 world tour” She  announces.

Everyone in the room screams louder.

The first song I will be singing is Welcome To New York!” She says.

Furthermore she soon starts singing the audience falls in love singing along and gilding their banner and signs.

My long blond hair dangles along my face  as I sing along crazily. The evening is going perfectly nothing could ruin it.

The room lights up as she kicks off Blank Space.

I stare at my two friends Libby and Nadine as they rise up and down crazily singing along.

She soon procedures  to Out Of The Woods , my friends and I sing louder than ever.

“Are we Out Of The Woods yet, are we Out Of The Woods, are we in the clear yet, in the clear yet, good” She sang.

Suddenly the first crackle of terrifying thunder hits the perfect sky. The crowd's screams in fear as heavy rain pours down.

Taylor keeps singing a few more lines, until the weather is unbearable and the thunder blocks out her voice, rumbling through the sky.

“My keds!” Nadine sobbed   eyeing her shoes.

“Sarah what is happening” Libby asked me but her voice is drowned out by the powerful thunder, lightning and rain.

After a few more minutes of whined conversation , Taylor appeared to speak in the microphone.

“The rain is nothing, yet it is inconvenience, but a bit of singing will fix that…. She gets cut off.

She tried to strum her guitar and sing the first few lines of clean.

“The drought was the very worse, When the flowers that we’d grown together died of thirst.” Taylor sang.

Everyone in the outdoor stadium forgets the rain ; I fall in love with the music, she starts the chorus.

"Rain came pouring down when I was drowning that's when I could finally breathe" She sang.

But the rain smashes again harder than before and no one can heard Taylor.

The  concert is soon evacuated, my friend and I head out in horrid.

"I'm so distressed my one and only chance to met Taylor is ruined" Nadine moaned miserly.

" I know my brand new Keds are ruined, I brought them specially the concert!!!" I moaned as the rain poured down.

"Hey you girls Taylor wants to talk to you” A voice says behind us, well I think it said because The rain is so intense.

“Really” I say my voice full of excitement.

“Yeah follow me” The manager guy says dully.

But…..But I thought the concert was……evacuated?” I say questionly?

“Taylor instead the tea party was still on” He communicates.

We follow after him through to the grand backstage area .

Taylor herself was standing there grinning ; wearing a black dress.

“Hey girls, you are invited to the tea party” She says.

Since I am starstruck I just stand there in awe.

(The tea party is a party at all Taylor Swift concerts and a few people get selected to net Taylor)

We all scream in delight and hug her tightly.

She signs all five of our cds and shirts ; we take pictures smiling with joy.

As we are about to leave, Taylor stops us.

“Here are some VIP tickets to my concert next week” She says. “Considering your concert was never finished. We scream again, hug her tightly and bounce down the street full of excitement. Looking forward to the next concert.  

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Libraian this week- Excellence evidence 18

On Monday I was library Mentor. I had to do it by myself because Alex changed to Friday due to Te Hapua and Tracy had basketball. I basically spent the whole lunchtime filing books because there was a lot of them and there was no one there to help!!! When I was filing the books the whole lunch time I made sure to put them in the right place and ask the librarians (Mrs Ward and the other librarian) where they went if I wasn't sure. I also was a good sport about doing it instead of leaving them for Mrs Ward to do. After the library has been closed I cleaned it up making sure there were no books lying around, and because I found some I picked them up. 

On Wednesday I told Mrs Ward that I may not be able to do Reading To The Juniors on Thursday because I might still be at the denist, which was leadership because some people don't tell the librarians if they are going to be away and Mrs Ward thinks they have slacked off. I also found another person to help out. 

On Thursday when I couldn't do librarian, in the morning I reminded the person I got to fill in to do it. 

The learner quality I showed was communicate because I communicated with Mrs Ward to tell her I would be away and I was resilient because I didn't give up when I couldn't find where the books went, instead I was self aware and asked someone. I showed leadership by movitaving myself to keep going and put the books away, I also showed leadership by telling Mrs Ward that I would be away. 

House Captain- Excellence evidence 17

Bake sale:
On Wednesday was the first bake sale of the year. At 10:45am the student leaders started setting up the bake sale. We bought the tables out to the three areas. We then divided the food on to the three tables.

Next we broke into 3 groups, since there are 18 student leaders we had six at each table. My table was for year  3, 4, 5, and  6 students. Honor and I went around the room one, two, three, four, five and six classes to tell them their class was allowed to come out for the bake sale or they were allowed seconds. I made sure to be polite and not disturb the classes learning. 

The bake sale started and I made sure to tell kids the prices, give the appropriate amount of change, be nice and speak loud! The bake sale was very successful and our table made a lot of money, which was good. 

After the kids had stopped coming, I helped return the food to our learning space, closed the containers so the food would be fresh for the sale after school. I didn't help with the bake sale after school because I was taking the flags down, which was showing leadership. 

Care ticks:
The house captains did the care ticks on Tuesday and  Wednesday . I made sure not to go too fast because I might accidentally click the wrong name. I also double checked with the people in kowhai to make sure I was putting the right tick in and chose a sensible place to sit,  which was  a visible place so people could see me. Another thing I did was put my ticks in after I had finished instead of keeping people waiting and not cheat. 

The learner quality I showed and how I showed leadership:
The learner quality I showed was collaborate because I collaborated with the people I was serving at the bake sale and the people who needed care ticks recorded. I also collbraoted with the other student leaders. I showed leadership by showing the care values when I was walking around the school (Doing the flags and at the bake sale) and I communicated respectfully which is one of the school rules when I was telling the classes that they could go to the bake sale. 

Saturday, 14 May 2016

Library mentor - Excellence evidence. 16

On Monday I was a library mentor. I made sure to finish my lunch outside the library before going in the library. When I got in the library I filed the books since Tracy was still eating. When I was filling the books I made sure to help Tracy and Alex if they needed help and put them in the right place. Also when I was putting them on the shelf if I saw any books in the wrong place I made sure to put them in the right place instead of leaving them. Next some people wanted to return their books and the computer wasn't working. It didn't go very well since Tracy and I couldn't find any paper to write the barcode on. We ended up writing on sticky notes on the computer. We made sure to get the correct barcode and write the person's full name. 

There was no reading to the juniors this week because of  the cross country. I told Mrs Ward on Thursday morning that I wouldn't be there which was showing leadership even though I couldn't do it. 

The learner quality I showed was collaborate because Tracy and I collaborated to make sure we found something to write the barcode on and collaborated with each other. I showed leadership by respecting the library books and putting them in the correct place as well as telling Mrs Ward I wouldn't be there. 
References :Asme 

Thursday, 12 May 2016

House captain - Excellence evidence 15

On Monday was the assembly I was a role model when I sat up the front with the other student leaders. I was a role model by singing and showing the care values. I also got my Merit badge at the assembly which was role modelling. 

Cross country games:
Today was the cross country. At the cross country the house captains each organised a game with their partner. Jack and I organised Capture the Flag for the year 7 and 8 students.

In the morning I made sure that the equipment for our game was ready.

 At the cross country Mr Brown met with us to tell us what year level we were taking and make sure we were all ready. When it was almost time to play our game Jack and I set up, because it had a more advanced set up than usual games and the set up took longer. I made sure to get some pozies from Mr Brown before the game started so I could hand them out during the game. The game was pretty successful and I made sure to help pack up because some house captains just left their gear out. 

Care ticks: 
This week we did the care ticks on Tuesday. I made sure to collaborate with the kowhai people who needed their care ticks recorded and double checked I was recording the right ticks for the right people, I also put them before me by doing their care ticks before mine. The form questions are:

  • Name.
  • Level of care. 
  • Care value. 
  • What they got the care tick for. 

Charity on Thursday:
This week was also Xanthe and Sam L's charity event. They sent us a email to tell us to be at school at 8:15am.  I made sure to turn up on time to help set up and collect the clothes for the city mission. I had to put clothes in bags ready to go to the City Mission and put clothes on the stage. They got a lot of clothes and it seemed to go successfully. I also listened to what I needed to do and put a reminder in the notices. 

Learner quality and how I showed leadership: 
The learner quality I showed was collaborate because I collaborated with Jack and the other house captains to make sure the cross country and the other events this week went well. I showed leadership by motivating kids at the cross country and helping Sam and Xanthe with their Charity event. 

Friday, 6 May 2016

Helping out around the school- Excellence evidence 14

Today I helped Honor and Makayla with their reading to the juniors. First we all headed down to the library to collect books and a bean bag. Next we hauled the bean bags down to the juniors area, this took a lot of effort considering they were very heavy. Now time for the hard part, finding little kids to read too!! I found one girl and than a few other girls came alone. Some of the books I read were Kippers Birthday and a collection of Barbie books which the kids seem to love. We then headed back to the library at the correct time. 

The learner quality I showed was resilience because it was very hard to find kids but I didn't give up. I also collaborated with Honor and Makayla to make sure reading to the juniors was successful.  I showed leadership by showing all my care valces and helping Honor and Makayla out. 
Here is a picture of one of the books I read.

Alicia's 3D learning

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Library mentor and reading to the juniors- Excellence evidence 13

On Monday I was library mentor. While I was collecting books to put away one of the shelves fell down. I told the girl that dropped it that I would help her pack it up. I made sure to put it in the correct order instead of just trashing the books on the shelf. After I had put all the books on it fell down again. I made sure to put it back up in the right order instead of leaving it. 

Since Tracy and Alex now know how to run the library I decided without being asked to tidy the shelves because they were really bad. Mrs Ward really appreciated my help because they were very messy!!!  I made sure to respect the books. 

On Thursday I turned up to reading to the juniors on time straight after the bell rang. I did it with Honor because Zainab was away. First I collected a section of Barbie books including Barbie Princess Charm School, Barbie Fashion Fairy Tale and Barbie Musketeers. Next Honor and I grabbed a bean bag each and headed down to the juniors area. I found two girls to read to and they stayed for a few books. Next another girl came up to me wanting to read some books. I read a few more books to her, which she really enjoyed. When it was time we returned the books and beanbags back to the library instead of leaving them outside to get destroyed!!! 

The learner quality I showed was collaborate because I collaborated with Honor to make sure reading to the juniors was successful. I also showed resillience by not getting annoyed when the shelf fell down again.  I showed leadership by earning a posie from a duty teacher and motivating kids to read. 

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

House Captain Evidence - Excellence 12

On Monday we didn't have a leaders meeting, but Mr Ladbrook told the student leaders to have a talk to Mr Brown. Xanthe, Reia, Dylan and I showed up at morning tea to talk to him. He told us later today that he will email a form about what game we will be playing at the cross country next Thursday. I made sure to check my emails every hour. 

At assembly:
I was a role model when the leaders sat at the front because I showed the assembly care values so the little kids would follow. I also made sure to participate in the waiata actions and exit and enter the hall without talking to the other leaders. 

The Form:
When the google form arrived with a due date of Wednesday Jack and I made sure to get it completed on time. The questions were:

  • House leaders name.
  • What game we are playing?
  • What equipment will you need?
  • What rules/ instructions will you explain?
We are playing trickey tag, we were going to play capture the flag, but we decided it was too complex. 

Taking the flags down:
This week I made sure to check with the other house captains to see if I was needed to do the flag. I put the flag up the days when I was needed since it is a roster. I made sure to do it!

Care value form: 
The care value form is a form used to keep track of the classes care ticks. All the house captains with their partner fill the form in for people in their house who need care ticks filled in. We do it at relax and read and relax and write which is after lunch. Since I have access to the form I made sure to not cheat. 

Leadership survey:
As part of our statistics unit each group peer mediators, pals and the student leaders are creating a survey for the rest of the school on how we are going. The student leaders questions are:

  • What year level are you in?
  • What year are you in?
  • Boy or girl?
  • House?
Next their are 2 questions for each leadership positions. Cultural ambassadors, sports co-ordinator, house points, head students and house captains. 

The house captains questions are:

  • What would you like to see happen in your house?
  • What have you liked about your house this year? 
The learner quality I showed and how I showed leadership? 
The learner quality I showed was collaborate because I collaborated with Jack and the other house captains to come up with survey questions, organize the care ticks and the flag, and choose our cross country game. I showed leadership by not slaking off with duties and showing the care values. 
References: Oaklands.School

Monday, 2 May 2016

I can describe the structure of a Short Story

Walt : Describe the structure of a Short Story.

Something I have learned about the structure of short stories is: That they don't necessarily say the  characters name and the problem can be connected to the characters feelings. 

After reading some short stories two things I will remember when I write my own short story are to express a range of different feelings and not make the problem to obvious.