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Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Taking action project.

I can create something that teaches others about the Treaty of Waitangi / Gallipoli or NZ Parliament.

In this project I was working with Lauren and we decided to create Emaze new paper about Women's in WW1 role.

Here is a link what we made.

In this project we decided that our success criteria were:

To get to the final stage we went through a number of research here is link to planing.

Monday, 21 November 2016

Te Reo, Term 4 2016.

This term we have been learning all about the Marae. We have learned that…….

  • The Marae is an important focal point for the community.
  • The Marea is a place where tradition and customs can be carried out.
  • The Marae is a place where people can express their values with dignity.
  • There are many kawa ( protocols) that prevail on the marae.
  • Marae kawa (protocols) can differ between maraes and iwi.


We have focused on some key concepts when doing this learning.
These are listed and explained in the table below.

Concept
Definition -
give the meaning of these concepts in your own words.
Tikanga
The way the do things like their custom.
Pōwhiri
Welcoming ceremony.
Tangata whenua
The people who have ancestors on the Marae, locals people.
Manuhiri
Visitors on the Marae.
Tūrangawaewae
Your rights on the Marae , your belongings.
Whanaungatanga
Your relationship with people or family.
Manaakitanga
Care and respect for elders and wishing well being for people.
Aroha
Means love, kindness, respect  and concern for others.

See this video for an explanation of the roles and responsibilities of people on a marae.

Something I would like to learn more about the marae is How it feels to be a Tangata whenua or manuhiri.



Thursday, 3 November 2016

NZ identity - Treaty of waitangi



Treaty of Waitangi compare and contrast map
Something interesting I found out was ........

  • That Hone Heke was a war leader in Northern New Zealand.
  • The original treaty of Waitangi is in New Zealand in Wellington Constitution Room at Archives.

I want to find out who thought about making the treaty?

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Parliament


This term we have been learning about Parliament. We have looked at the difference between government and parliament, NZ parliament, who is in government, how our government works and we compared democracy to dictatorship.

Three things that I learned are NZ parliament are:

  • How limited dictatorship is and how lucky we are for being a democracy country.
  • In parliament house people's roles and what they do.
  • How many people sit in Parliament and where the partys sit.

Here is the link to my compare and contrast map explaining the difference between democracy and dictatorship.
Compare and Contrast map

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Zainab, Alicia and Honor's Water filter.

I can take action to improve the water cycle in Canterbury


In this project I was working with Honor and Alicia and we decided to create a water filter.


Here is a link what we made. Water filter


In this project we decided that our success criteria were:

A good TV ad, water filter or Children’s Story needs...
Why is this important?

Needs to be able to produce drinkable water.
Because if the water is not clean bacteria spreads and people get sick.
Need to be strong.
So it doesn’t break and It can carry all the weight in it.
Needs to be long lasting.
So you don’t have to make new water filters all of the time.
Needs to have the right materials.
Because without the right materials the water filter wouldn’t work.
It needs to be able to work in different areas.
Because all water filters are built for different countries and areas.

Overall our project met/do not meet this criteria because...
Our project 1/2 met the criteria because it was strong, long lasting and has the right materials but it was not drinkable because the materials we used for example, charcoal, gravel and sand were not clean so the water would not come out clean and drinkable. Finally we haven't tried using it in different areas but we are not too sure if it would work because the water didn't come out clean on the first place.




Visual Art: WALT: Apply knowledge about shapes and patterns derived from nature into an original artwork

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: Extended abstract because I could apply a range of watercolour paint techniques in a original art work.


The 3 Visual Art techniques I used in my art work to achieve this level were: Moving watercolours, glazing and shading.


Here is a photo of my artwork:




My next step in visual art is: To use all three techniques a lot in my work and use them properly.

By: Zainab

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Describe patterns of reflection, rotation, & translation




Instructions:


  • Rotate the top left blue 90 degrees.
  • Rotate the top left red 90 degrees.
  • Rotate the top right blue 90 degrees.
  • Rotate the top right red 90 degrees.
  • Rotate the bottom left blue 90 degrees.
  • Rotate the bottom left red 90 degrees.
  • Rotate the bottom right blue 90 degrees.
  • Rotate the bottom right red 90 degrees.

by : Zainab\

Friday, 16 September 2016

Koru games reflections

The activity I did was: Football girls.

Two Koru games highlights were:

1. Improving on different positions because I used to playing midfield and I had to do striker that I'm not that great at.

2. Competing with other team's because I'm used to competing with my team members and by now I know there strengths and weaknesses.

I'm proud of my team because of how we collaborated together and most of us didn't argue.

Advise :

  •  Get along with your team so on the day you don't fight throughout a game.
By: Zainab



Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Library - merit 8

On Thursday Alicia , Honor and I were on reading to children in the kakano area.
Alicia took 5 barbie books, Honor took a range of different books and I took spot the dog books.
At Start there were no children wanting to read or listen to books accept for one little girl that Honor read to after a few minutes we had about 3 to 5 children each , we even the children out into groups of 3 and then we read books to them one group wanted to read  barbie books and the two other groups didn't mind either spot the dog, barbie books and a few different range of books.

The learner quality I think I showed was resilient because we had no kids at the start and we kept trying to find children to read to. The care value I showed was Active Thinking and Respect because I Respected the children's choice of books and I used Active Thinking by making even groups of children.

By: Zainab



Image result for reading books to young children

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Water Cycle Information report

Water cycle


The hydraulic process of the water cycle has 4 different stages: Evaporation, condensation , precipitation and Runoff/Groundwater. The water is recycled throughout the process ;There are 3 different states of water in the water cycle: Liquid, solid and gas. One thing is for sure there is no start or end of the water cycle.


Evaporation is when water is found in many different areas eg. Lake , Ocean, Sea,  Swamps and plants that form into small molecules.  Usually the evaporation occurs when the water reaches boiling point. For the matter of fact the water that evaporates from the sea is not salty because of the density of the salt which is too heavy to rise.The loss of density is called evaporation; which forms the molecules into vapor. After the water changes states into gas, dust in the air combines with the gas droplets to make clouds. ( condensation )


Condensation and Precipitation is when the vapor , droplets and dust in the sky combine and  changes into clouds that forms condensation.Then the clouds form precipitation which is hail, snow, rain, sleet etc. Once the precipitation falls the water that rolls down the mountain goes into two different area’s runoff and groundwater.


Runoff is when the water goes into the river and keeps the water cycle going. Groundwater is when the water gets infiltrated into the ground. Groundwater is another word for the water in your taps but don’t be mistaken, the water in wells and spring are called aquifer. When an aquifer becomes too full it starts to leak onto the surface (which is commonly known as spring.)

Overall there is 4 main points of the water cycle, evaporation, condensation, precipitation and runoff/groundwater. The three  main points of the water cycle is that the water gets recycled over and over and will never stop. Secondly there is three forms of water, liquid,gas and solid. Finally the water cycle has no end or start. Water is important for all living things and we all need to appreciate what we have.


By: Zainab

Alicia and Zainab's mandarin video




This is Alicia  and I's  Mandarin video.

Numbers from 0 to 20.

By: Zainab

Monday, 29 August 2016

I can recognise and understand a variety of grammatical constructions and some rhetorical patterns.

I can recognise and understand a variety of grammatical constructions and some rhetorical patterns


In this unit I have been learning about:
  • The parts of speech.
  • The types of nouns.
  • The types of sentences.


In this unit, I found challenging…

The parts of speech because it was hard finding information and there was 7 parts we had to research about.

Something new I learnt was...

I learnt what a preposition is. A preposition is a word that describes the relation to an object.

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Helping out around the school - Merit

Today Alicia and I helped out in the library.
Today Mrs Ward was away and Room 17 and 19 needed 2 librarians to issue and return there books.

Alicia and I went and issued there books There was a lot of books and a lot of children , so we worked hard to get the books issued and returned. Alicia and I helped a few children find books and helped the teachers settle down the children. Alicia and I were really friendly and kind toward the children especially when some children couldn't get books out because they had too many overdue.  After room 17 was done we were about to leave, but then room 19 came so we helped them out as well. Room 19 were a bit louder when the teacher was reading a book to them so we had to quiet them down and remind a few children to use their inside voices.

The learner disposition I showed was communicate because I communicated with all the children and Teachers with respect and ask them if they needed anything. I even communicated with the children when they needed help to find books.

By: Zainab

Friday, 29 July 2016

3D printing learning slide show.

Today we have been learning about 3D printing here is a slide show I did with Isabella. We had to answer questions and add photo's and ask 3 questions.

3D printing slide show

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Being a role model to junior students- Merit

Today I was being a role model to junior students at the junior cross country.
I cheered all of the students on when they were passing me. My job was being a marshal it was pretty fun. I showed all my care values. Community , Active thinking , Respect , Excellence by having a good behavior and trying to make people around me have a good behavior too.

There was a problem at the start of the cross country there was no marshal standing near the senior classes so one group of girls who were running went the wrong way so they had to redo their cross country.

I think I was being a role model  to junior students by cheering them on and showing them what direction to go.I think I showed resilient when children weren't coming first I cheered the on and told them to not give up
and when it started raining I showed resilient by not letting anyone give up because of the weather.

By: Zainab



Being a role model to junior students- Merit

Today I was being a role model to junior students at the junior cross country.
I cheered all of the students on when they were passing me. My job was being a marshal it was pretty fun. I showed all my care values. Community , Active thinking , Respect , Excellence by having a good behavior and trying to make people around me have a good behavior too.

There was a problem at the start of the cross country there was no marshal standing near the senior classes so one group of girls who were running went the wrong way so they had to redo their cross country.

I think I was being a role model  to junior students by cheering them on and showing them what direction to go.I think I showed resilient when children weren't coming first I cheered the on and told them to not give up
and when it started raining I showed resilient by not letting anyone give up because of the weather.

By: Zainab



My CARE Progress

I have done a check of my CARE progress so far this year.


I am proud of my progress/ I am doing ok/ I feel I could do much better.

Give reasons for the answer that you have highlighted above.
I think I am doing good because I have already achieved my bronze and I am aiming for my silver with a great start of 20 ticks.

How far away are you from reaching your BRONZE/SILVER?
I am pretty far because I have just achieved my bronze.

The area of CARE that I need to try harder in C / A / R / E
Because I have less ticks in excellence so far , And I didn't highlighted so much I my bronze for excellence.

To achieve my BRONZE/SILVER award quicker I need to use my care values more and be a role model.

The one thing that I can do to improve my progress in CARE is use more excellence value for example, Know your learning goals and work actively to achieve them.

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

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

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

For reading I have been learning about adverbial clauses. I have found this learning fun and easy because I already knew the meaning of adverbial clause but I couldn't describe what it means. Now I know what adverbial clause is and how to describe it.

In this activity (link to adverbial clause activity), I had to change the meaning of a few sentences and add an adverbial clause to the end of it.

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

music

I can describe the characteristics of music from songs of a different time and place


Over the past 7 weeks I have been learning to describe the characteristics of music from songs of a different time and place

I can describe these characteristics in a piece of music

Harmony- Major harmony is like a happy song or a energetic song. Minor harmony is a slow or sad type of song.

Timbre- The bit of the song that makes it unique.

Melody-The bit of the song that gets stuck in your head for example, Chorus and bridge.

Rhythm- How the song changes from slow to fast.

Form- How the song is put together.

Here is a link 

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Student Led Conference Reflection


Blog post title: Student Led Conference Reflection

The things I enjoyed most about my SLC were:
Sharing my AsTTle test because I improved a lot in it.
What went well and why?
Everything especially my writing because my mum enjoyed reading about the career I wrote about.
What were the challenges you faced when preparing and presenting your SLC?
Trying not to laugh and trying to be slightly louder.
What changes would you make for next time and why?
Add more information and talk more about the blog posts.

Monday, 27 June 2016

WALT: Use appropriate scales, devices, and metric units for length, area, volume and capacity, weight

Rich Assessment Task: WALT:  Use appropriate scales, devices, and metric units for length, area, volume and capacity, weight
Oranges
Measuring is about making a comparison between what is being measured and a suitable measurement unit. Central to the development of measuring skills is lots of practical measuring experience. Also important is the reality that measurement is never exact.
Required Resource Materials:
  • Oranges
  • Measuring equipment including; rulers, scales, measuring jugs.
Activity: Complete the questions below:
  1. How can you measure an orange? (there will be multiple answers for this, list as many as you can think of). Think of the attributes of an orange eg juice.
You can measure an orange with:
  • Tape measure
  • Scale
  • Ruler (for the heights)
  • Measuring jug for the juice
2. Choose two of these attributes of an orange to measure and carry out the task. Write up a proposal for your investigation, including details on:
    • Attribute being measured
    • Equipment required
    • Method (step by step)
    • How will you present your results?
    • Write up your results
The two attributes we choose were the skin and the juice.


By: Zainab




Friday, 24 June 2016

Librarian merit 7

On Thursday Honor , Alicia and I did reading to juniors since it had been raining we decided not to bring out the bean bags because they might get wet.


  • Firstly Honor , Alicia and I chose 3 books each I chose a Spot book , "All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth" and  A barbie book. The three books I chose were read the most because all of the children really enjoyed looking and listening to the story.

  • Then we took the books out to the Junior children. I think it was the most hardest time finding children to read to because most children come because the bean bags attract them and this time we didn't bring any. Luckily we found Lauren to help us find children since most of the children like Lauren as a good buddy or friend.

  • After that we all read to about two children each. I think this was one of the best times reading to juniors because they didn't fight over books.

All in all Thursday's Librarian went fine but I think it could've been better. Our next steps are to read to more children and try to attract them more with better equipment's and books that they enjoy instead of books that we use to enjoy as a junior when we were young.

Learner quality: The learner quality I personally showed was Collaborate because I collaborated with the juniors and asked what types of books they enjoy being read too. I even showed resilient when I couldn't find any children to read to I kept on trying then asked one of my friends to help me.

By: Zainab



Friday, 17 June 2016

Librarian-Merit 6

On Thursday Honor, Alicia and I had librarian we were reading to juniors.
Reading to juniors is very exciting and interesting.

  • Firstly we all chose 4 books each but Alicia chose around ten because she loves all of the books and want the children to have a different range of books.
  • After that we carried out  two bean bags with us to the junior area.
  • Once we reached the junior area we looked for children to rad to we had about two to three children each. I was pretty hard to keep the children focused on one book instead of changing books half way.
  • Later we read to many children, a different range of books all the children loved all of the books.
  • Last we had to pack up and put all the books and bean bags away , as usual Honor and I put the bean bags away and Alicia put all the books away.

I personally feel reading to juniors is a great experience especially for people who want to have a career of being a primary school teacher. Even for other careers and if you just want to have fun and enjoy reading to juniors that's fine too.

I think I was being resilient by not giving up when I couldn't fine juniors at the start and when the juniors were fighting over what books to read. What I did was I sent a few children to Honor so she could read books to a few of them and I could read books to some of the juniors that weren't fighting over books.

By: Zainab 

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Using a range of multiplicative strategies.

In Maths we have been learning to use a range of multiplicative strategies when operating with whole numbers.




The strategies we have been learning are:


- Estimate the reasonableness of large problems like 1 788 – 891. Could 497 be right?
- Use multiplication to solve addition and subtraction problems eg.
  64 – 48 = as (8 x 8) – (6 x 8) = 2 x 8= 16
- Use doubling / halving, trebling/ thirding and adjusting to solve multiplication problems,
 eg.  12 x 50 solved as 4 x 150= 600
- Use an algorithm to solve multiplication problems.

- Solve problems using simple cube numbers .

Here is a link to my Multiplicative Strategies Assessment which shows that I know why and how I use particular strategies. This doc also has screenshots to show which IXL activities I have completed as part of my learning. ( Multiplication strategy )



Friday, 10 June 2016

Peer mediation merit 5

Today I was on Peer Mediation with Nicholas on morning tea.
My Peer Mediation goal was to move around the school more 
Instead of staying around the junior area.

Firstly Nicholas and I scattered towards the Basketball court and 
the kauri Netball courts. After a few minutes we strolled to the junior area 
of the school and wondered around there was no problems. We first went
to the junior court then the area I front of the classrooms and last behind the 
classroom. Afterwards we roamed around the whole field and all the playgrounds.
Last we walked to the further senior side of the school where the hall is, by the time we 
strolled around the whole school the bell rang so we put all the Peer Mediation gear back 
( I Pad , Peer Mediation vest and the lanyard ) and were ready to learn.

Overall today we had no problems so we roamed around the school like duty teachers
it was pretty fun today and I hope all the other Peer Mediatiors around the school have a great day like me doing Peer Mediation.

Learner quality: The learner quality I think I showed was collaborate because I collaborated with my partner about if there was a problem how would we solve it and I even showed communication because I communicated with my partner even though he is not the kind of person I would normally have a conversation with.




Reference: blog.glowscotland.org.uk

By: Zainab