Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Striking And Fielding Reflection

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

My Strengths are to have good grip on the bat.

The striking strategies I was able to effectively demonstrate during the games we played were standing side on while I bat.

The throwing and catching strategies I was able to effectively demonstrate during the games we played was keeping my eye on the ball.

My Next Steps are to actually try and catch the ball instead of leaving it for somebody else.

To improve my striking of a ball I need to aim for a certain spot instead of just randomly hitting it because people can easily catch it if lands right next to them.

To Improve my catching and fielding I need to spread out because I was standing with a clump of people when there was lots of empty spots.

The game that I enjoyed the most was rounders because it was my first time playing.

Thursday, 24 March 2016

NZ Flag Change-Reading Task

For the past week we have been learning about the NZ flag change. We got to vote whether we wanted to or didn't want to change the flag in the  hall and we will find out the overall results soon. Here is a link to the doc  that we filled out after we read several texts for and against changing the flag.

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Math Prove It: Recall Commonly used Fractions, decimal and percentage conversions

W.A.L.T:  Recall Commonly used Fractions, decimal and percentage conversions

My solo level for this is probably relational because I use several strategies achieve my goal and I know when and why to use them. My next step is to get a new math goal.

The answer to this would be 95% 

The answer to this would be 40%

      The answer to this would be 0.80                                                                                                             

Monday, 7 March 2016

Leadership: Describe The Traits Of An Effective Leader

W.A.L.T: Describe the traits of an effective leader.

During the past week rooms twenty five, twenty six and twenty seven have been learning about the traits of an effective leader. We read a couple of journals and answered some questions about how the characters showed the leadership trait. 
Here is an example of one of the templates I filled out with a buddy after we read The Ant Army:

Leadership Trait
Example of this trait
  • What actions did the leader take?
  • This action shows…(which trait?)
Why is this an example of this trait
  • Why does…(action) show…(trait?)
The leader and the rest of the ants were all being honest with each other
They could trust each other because they knew that everyone was trustworthy so they could be honest with each other
They were being trustworthy because they were following their leader’s orders.
They trusted their leader and followed her orders
The ants showed Resilience by not giving up even when they were about to get trampled.  
This shows resilience because they didn’t give.
Active Thinker
They were being active thinkers by going for the food that was easiest to get.
This shows active thinking by checking to see if the lunch box was open in the bag on the ground instead of going for a different bag.
Goal Focused
The ants were focused on their goal and kept on going.
This shows they are goal focussed because they were aiming for their goal and nothing else.
They were motivational because they might motivate people to try their best.
This shows that they are motivational because they might inspire others.

Junior Games


Today the year 8's had to get into buddies. Emma and I paired up and organised a game of octopus for the juniors. We first explained the rules and then we played the game.  

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Leadership In The Food Forest- Merit Evidence Getting Involved


Both today and yesterday the year 8's were working with the junior students in their classrooms and in the food forest.

Today my group started off in the garden and did some weeding and harvested corn. We had to be very careful because of the Nightshade berries. These berries were intertwined with the weeds and would be deadly if you ate them or if they got in contact with open wounds.

 It was hard work and everybody showed resilience because we didn't give up!

I kept a baby corn as a pet and it is very adorable.