Thursday, 24 November 2016

Marae Blog post SML

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Blog Post Title : 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 Marae 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 focussed on some key concepts when doing this learning.
These are listed and explained in the table below.

Definition -
give the meaning of these concepts in your own words.
This has a range of meanings, Culture, Custom etc the Maori way of doing things.
Welcoming ceremony for people of the Marae but it can also happen anywhere than just a Marae.
Tangata whenua
To describe the Maori people
Visitors to the Marae. 
A place where you belong and a place where you stay.
Family and connections.
Generosity and hospitality 
Love and Respect.

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……...

Friday, 16 September 2016

Koru Games

1. The activity I did was Football. I was also on the A team.

2. Two highlights were A. Winning  Koru Games because all of our hard work payed off.  B. Our restorative because when our issue was sorted I felt like I was a part of the team.

3. I am proud of My effort because I put a lot of hard work into this and it payed off.

4 Some advice from me is take some time to practice your sport outside of school and if not try it at lunch.

Friday, 9 September 2016

Care progress

CARE: My progress so far

The CARE award that I am working towards is:  Bronze

The one area of CARE that I am doing best in is:   Community        because: I help others a lot

The one area of CARE that I need to work harder in is:  Respect            because: I interrupt people to much.

To show my leadership qualities I am a role model to others in the CARE values by doing/showing these leadership traits:

On the CARE SOLO matrix below I am at this SOLO level:             because:





Extended Abstract
I am not aware of the CARE values yet.
I know what the CARE values mean.

I need help to use them.
I can use the CARE values.

I need reminding to use them.
I can use the CARE values independently.
I can use the CARE values independently.

I can role model to others how to use the CARE values.

Monday, 27 June 2016

Jack Hodgson multiplicative strategies.

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 .
- Use an algorithm to solve division problems.

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.

My next step in my Maths Learning is…… (insert your next step here - This will be a strategy that you have not yet completed or are still unsure about how to do it. ) Year 7/8 Standard: Use appropriate scales, devices, and metric units for length, area, volume and capacity, weight (mass), temperature, angle, and time.

Friday, 17 June 2016

Jack H comprehension.

Year 7/8 Standard: Assessment task
WALT: I can use a use a wide range of comprehension strategies to understand text such as: - using their prior knowledge, along with information in the text, to interpret abstract ideas, complex plots, and sophisticated themes - gathering, evaluating, and synthesising information across a small range of texts - identifying and resolving issues that come from competing information in texts
Complete both texts and write the answers in your own words.
TASK 1 - read the text about Sneakairs

TEXT: EasyJet's Smart "Sneakairs" Makes Sightseeing Effortless

What I already know about navigating with maps?
  • They help you  get to unknown locations.
  • Helping new people to the country around.
  • They are helpful to tourists.
Who created “Senakairs?”?
Easy jet
How do the “Sneakairs” work?
  • They have a gps installed into smartshoes and bluetooth to connect to your phone. Also, if you take wrong turn both shoes will vibrate, if you need to go right the right shoe will vibrate if you need to turn left the left shoe will vibrate, if you reach your destination both shoes will vibrate 3 times.
How do “Sneakairs” help tourists visiting a new city or town?
  • It helps them reach places they don’t know how to get to.
What challenge does easyJet need to overcome before “Sneakairs” can go mainstream?
  • Tweak the prototypes.
Can you think of any other uses for smart shoes like Sneakairs? - (give at least 2)
  • Maybe you could take the shoes apart and modify to be a timer maybe.
  • When you reach your destination instead of 3 vibrates in both shoes it should set off an alarm on yi
Can you think of a better invention than Sneakairs to help us navigate places? Why is that invention better than Sneakairs?
  • Cause you can walk, jog, run, sprint while relaxing how cool is that?!

A foot massage shoe use the vibrator and put it underneath inside the shoe and turn it on so when you are walking you feel relaxed.

TASK 2: The purpose of this task is to identify details that support a main idea.
A main idea that the author David Hill often explores is: New Zealand's natural environment, and how awesome (impressive and amazing) and powerful it can be.
Read the following passages from pages 7, 8 and 9 of "The Sleeper Wakes" by David Hill.
a) Find details in the text that support this main idea. Underline these details.
b) Think about what the 'sleeper' is, and how it would 'wake' up. Highlight details in the text that suggest this development.
Two girls stood with their parents by a car, watching him. So Corey tried to look cool and expert, and he started up the track behind his father.
The blunt pyramid of Mt Taranaki lifted into a blue winter sky. Snow softened the cliffs where lava had flowed, thousands of years ago. High up towards the summit, the ridge of The Lizard showed where more lava had crawled downwards before cooling and setting.
Corey lowered his gaze to the 4WD track twisting up the mountain's north-east flank. Packed grey and green trees rose on either side. After just ten metres, all sounds from the carpark faded away. Only the crunch of their boots broke the silence.
Three steps ahead, his Dad walked steadily. He wore a woollen hat and green Gortex jacket to keep out the June cold. Warwick Lockyer, Department of Conservation Field Officer; expert on Mt Taranaki; tramper and climber.
His father loved this mountain. He loved its silences and stories, the way it tested people. Corey felt the same way. Being up here was the greatest feeling in the world. Pity some other people couldn't see it that way.
* * *
After 30 minutes' climbing, they paused, took deep breaths, and gazed around. The trees were lower. Tangled, waist-high shrubs had taken over, crammed together for shelter, tops flattened by the wind. In summer, white and yellow flowers blazed here, flowers that grew nowhere else in the world. Now everything huddled beneath winter snow.
Far below, the towns glinted like little grey models – New Plymouth, Inglewood, Stratford. Off to the left, the Tasman Sea was a sheet of grey steel.
On the horizon, blue-and-white shapes shouldered upwards: the peaks of Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe, Tongariro. Corey thought of Riki, the other DoC Field Officer. From Riki, he'd heard how Mt Taranaki once stood beside those other volcanoes, fought with them for the love of beautiful Mt Pihanga, then marched away in anger after losing the fight. Hardly any Maori people lived along the line between Ruapehu and Mt Taranaki; they believe that one day, Taranaki would head back in the fire and smoke to find his love again.
Corey stood listening to the silence. A puff of wind slid past. A pebble, loosened by the morning sun probably, dropped from an icy bank nearby.
'Awesome day,' Corey said.
His father nodded. 'Pity Dean couldn't make it.'
Corey glanced up at the dazzling white summit. Dean was a volcanologist who monitored New Zealand's North Island volcanoes to see if any eruptions seemed likely. He came to visit two or three times a year, even though nothing ever happened on Mt Taranaki.
Corey's father was gazing upwards, too. He stretched, and grinned at his son. 'Come on, mate. We're sleepier than this mountain.'

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Term 1

Blog post title: 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 active thinker, resilient , integrity, goal focused, motivational and trustworthy.

The leadership trait that I think I show the most is trustworthy because I can be trusted by my friends and I know I can trust them.

The leadership trait I would most like to develop is motivation because I want to motivate my friends to do good things and achieve great things.

Something NEW I have learned about leadership is that there are different ways then just one to be an effective leader.

The SOLO level that I reached during this unit of learning is describing leadership traits because I know a lot about them and how they can be effective with learning, school and life.
(see slide 2 of the leadership modelling book for this)

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

My writing exposition conclusion.

To my conclusion, I believe that Richie MCcaw is a better leader and role model than Sir Edmund Hillary.

This is my reason why Richie MCcaw is a better leader than Sir Edmund Hillary.
Richie MCcaw wouldn't let one of his team mate's to die. That is what Sir Edmund Hillary did, left one of his friends to die. Richie would never do that, he loves every single team mate he has, loves his career and wouldn't leave it to die. He would keep it alive for aslong as he could. That is why I know Richie MCcaw is a better leader than Sir Edmund Hillary.

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Saturday, 2 April 2016

I can gather and evaluate information across a small range of texts

Here is an example of my learning showing that I can do this maths skill

Traits of an effective leader.

WALT describe traits  of an effective leader.

I achieved my goal by staying focused seeking help from my friends if needed also one of my friends google. Looking at quotes and being inspired by them.

My next step.

MY next step is to use my time wisely and not talk to my friends while working and to find more traits that are effective not just boring ones like kind.

Here are six effective traits leader. 1. Motivational. Motivate people and or groups to achieve a goal .

Author's Purpose.

Here is some proof that I can identify the author's purpose.

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Striking and fielding.

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……. Stacking the first base and then getting a strong hitter to take them all home. This strategy worked very well.

The throwing and catching strategies I was able to effectively demonstrate during the games we played were……. Calling for the ball so not heaps of people go for the ball and crowd it then miss the catch. Watch the ball like your in a death defying staring contest until it reaches your hands and then go for the catch.

My Next Steps

To improve my striking of a ball I need to my confidence. because…………… I don't believe that i can hit the ball hard and mess up.

To Improve my catching and fielding I need to Collaborate more because…………..So there is no confusion with our teamwork and the ball also, so we don't smash our heads together by accident.

The game that I enjoyed the most was our strategy and our flawless catching and teamwork. because………………. I could have fun and have a few laughs along with it.

Friday, 4 March 2016

Title 2.

Today I was not away which was a miracle. Lets' get in to it.

So we all went to play with the little kids(Year 0 and 1 ). We had planned some games before we went to go play with them. Me and Levi planned duck duck goose. (Well Levi did he did not let me co operate) We got three kids. Nathan, Zach and ... I am sorry I don't remember the third boys' name. So Levi asked who knows how too play duck duck goose. The kids went wild saying yes. so we sat down and played. T.B.H it was very very very VERY boring.

After that we joined a new group and they were so!! Fussy. I was very P.O but later Jack M came and we linked groups and had alot of fun. We played chain tag and had a blast. then we played fishes and sharks. Its pretty much octopus wait it is octopus. Then we ran out of time and we all went back and i got some hard high fives for year 0 and 1.

Thank you for reading about my day I hope you enjoyed.

If you did not then you tell me your day. ;)

Thursday, 3 March 2016


How have i shown community today. I have look after little kids. Made sure they were occupied, ask them if they needed anything and i read to them slowly so they could understand the words and the meaning.            
I missed one day of our work so sorry if my work is not as much as my classroom.  

I started to draw with three girls. I do not remember their names. We read stories had fun laugh at some pictures, it was really fun reading for once. Some of them were very fussy they all wanted their book to be read TWICE! Then a third like omg. They got a bit annoying so i went outside to cool off.

So we all went to the library me and Levi went our classrooms to get our books so we could get new ones. I I wanted to ditch him and run because he had a sore foot but i did not want to be a sad guy, so i walked with him to the classroom. I was kinda bored when the teachers were reading kids books, so about a minute after i decided to look at the bright side of it. Like how teachers used to read to me like that. I sure do miss those days. Just a reading day.

For one day of just reading it was pretty fun..

Also i made a paper plane then the teacher said that it was not a drawing so i started to draw all things Oaklands on my paper plane, not meaning to brag but it was pretty kewl. I also found some random picures on the back of the plane. The little kids loved my oak plane.

I am sorry that is all i did with the little kids today.  
I wish i could add more but i cant sorry.