Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Level 5 author's purpose reading

               W.A.L.T I can describe the author's purpose in relation to structure and language choices in                                                  a text and give relevant evidence ( eg vocabulary used )

For reading, the 9/10 standard had to get watch videos about the three different types of writing, they were : Entertain,Persuade and Inform. Then once we had watched the videos we had to choose three out of selection of six texts. Once chosen we would write them down on a doc then we would read the text and decide if the authors purpose was to inform,to persuade or to entertain then we had to write down three specific structure and language choices that the author had made for each text then we had to write down three structure and language similarities and differences. Once we had competed that we were to complete the blog post that you are reading right now.

Striking and Fielding Reflection


WALT: Apply Striking and Fielding activities in a range of sports and activities.

My Strengths

The striking strategies I was able to effectively demonstrate during the games we played were keeping my eye on the ball and Standing side on.

The throwing and catching strategies I was able to effectively demonstrate during the games we played were looking at were you are aiming the ball and pointing to were you want the ball to go.

My Next Steps

To improve my striking of a ball I need to try harder. Because I usually just hit the ball without trying because I don't really care.

To Improve my catching and fielding I need to try harder. Because I usually don't try because I don't want to be a part of the game.

The game that I enjoyed the most was rounders. Because you got to strike and field.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Reading Reflection

Today the year 7/8 team did a reading activity around the flag referendum. For this activity we were given  three texts to read all two were different opinions and the the third held texts for both sides, once we had read the texts we had to copy a doc that the teacher had mad for us, the doc was split in the middle because their are two sides of the argument, on each side we had to write down reasons/evidence for keeping the flag or changing the flag from the texts once we had finished writing the information down we had to highlight one of these four words: Common Knowledge, Personal Opinion, Statistics and expert opinion. We highlighted the one we thought fitted the most with the information we had picked out, next was at the bottom of each side of the doc and it was, Overall the evidence for this side is strong/weak/uncertain… because. for that we had to highlight either strong,weak or uncertain and right why we thought that.

Now for the reflection part. Personally I think that I did pretty average for this activity because at the last part I didn't put more than needed for the "Because"part.

My understanding of The Oaklands Leadership Traits

This post is about my understanding of the Oakland's leadership traits, in total we have 6 traits that we thought were the most important for a good leader to have. 

These traits are :
-Integrity-One who is honest and has morals.
-Trustworthy-One that others can trust.
-Resilient-One that doesn't give up.
-Goal Focused-One that is focused on their most important goal.
-Active Thinker-One that actively thinks.
-Motivational-One that motivates them self and others.

Leadership in the Oakland's food forest


                                            Show leadership in the Oakland's food forest

On Wednesday the 2nd of March half of the year 8's down to the Oakland's food forest, because we needed to collect all the seeds and pull out all the plants.

We went down to collect seeds with the year 4's, the first thing that the year 8's did was make 4 paper bags each and put them in box to take them to the garden, then we named and dated them for the the when and what plant was in there. Then the year 4's went into the forest and collected seed from the Red Clover and Borage plants and put them in the named and dated bags.

after we were finished and had eaten our lunch the year 8´s went back out to pull out all the plants

Games for the year 1's

Today the year 8's were tasked with coming up with games that they could teach the year 1's. To do so we had to get into groups of two and either get a the paper copy of a worksheet or go into google driver and copy a shared doc version. On this sheet was notes and rules for your game that you would have to write down. Then we went outside and met up with the year 1's. The teacher explained to them what was happening then they sent three/four to each group. Then we took the juniors to a spot suitable for the game that we were going to play, my game was Tricky Tag.

Friday, 11 March 2016

year 9/10 math goal competion

W.A.L.T  Recall commonly used Fractions,Decimal and percentage conversions

Over the past week I have been working towards my math goal which is the W.A.L.T I have written above.
to complete this goal we first had to watch videos explaining the math subject we were working towards.
once we had watched the videos we had to choose between two books which had Math questions related to the goal we had been tasked with. Once all the book work was completed we had to get 100% on two IXL maths games. And what you are looking at now is the final task. Now I need to move onto a new goal.