Thursday, 9 November 2017

Book Character Week

Red and White aka Read and Write
Celebrating: Where’s Wally’s 30th Anniversary and Dr Seuss’s 60th Anniversary

As part of Literacy Week there is a dress up day to come as your favourite book character.


Who’s your favourite book character and why?

My favourite book character is Ruby, she is a cheetah from the book the Cheetah girls. In the story there are 2 girls, there names are Sarah and Rebecca, they both own cheetahs. In total they own 7 of them. I am Ruby, the 9 year old cheetah. The reason why I like Ruby the best is because she is the cutest, and she is always the first one to do things (e.g eat my food first) She is always the one that is in trouble, it is funny when she finds her way out because she gets in more trouble.

Thursday, 26 October 2017

2017 Athletics Reflection

2017 Athletics Reflection

Write your reflection on your participation, effort and performance in the 2017 Athletics competitions.

You could reflect on these questions.
  1. How well did I use a growth mindset to stay positive when the competition got tough?
  2. Did I manage to achieve my athletics goals and why/why not?
  3. In what ways did I represent my House well in the competition?
  4. What did I do well and how do I know?
  5. What was challenging and how do I know?
  6. What am I most proud of and why?

Start your writing here:

On Tuesday the 25th of October the Kauri Team did athletics and we did 5 events and then to finish up we did class and house relays. I used a growth mindset by not giving up, because while I was helping run the long jump it was hard because I needed to keep a close eye on where the people put put there feet. I achieved my goal because I offered to help run long jump and I got chosen to run it. I represented my house well because I cheered for Kowhai house on the house relays. Something I did well was help Miss Berquist with Long Jump, how I know I achieved my goal is because at the end Miss Berquist said that I did really well and thanked me for my help. Something that was challenging was keeping a close eye on where they placed their feet and then I put the measuring tape where there toes left the mat. Something that I am proud of is Kowhai winning the house relays. Everyone thought that Miro was going to win because they had all of the fast people, but then at the end Sam I ran twice because someone else from there group didn’t run, so he ran twice and then the last person that was in Kowhai ran really fast and then bet him.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Term 4 Learning Goal

Term 4 Learning Goal
My Learning Goal
Be on the Year 7 Standard in Reading, Writing and Maths.
How am I going to achieve my goal?
List strategies that you can use to work towards achieving your goal.
  • Finish my activities to a high standard
  • Stay on task and not be distracted
  • Work hard all of the time
  • Ask questions to help me understand things more
  • Continue learning at home
How will I know when I have achieved my goal?

When I do tests I will know that I have improved because the test will be easier for me. I will also be able to look at my test scores and know that they are improving.
My Learner Qualities Goal
Ask more questions to help me with my learning.
How am I going to achieve my goal?
List strategies that you can use to work towards achieving your goal.
Actually ask the questions instead of staying quiet. (ask questions to the teachers and my friends.)
Think about what can help me understand further.
How will I know when I have achieved my goal?
I will feel more confident when asking a question in front of small groups, whanau class and the whole hub.

Goal Review
What strategies have you used to improve? Have you made progress? How do you know?

My Next Step is...

Friday, 29 September 2017

Integrated Learning Term 3

WALT write a information report about a resource found in the Canterbury area that is of significance to the Maori.

Informational report - Blue Duck

The Whio (blue duck) is a duck that is only found in NZ, Which means it is native to NZ. It has brown, black and blue feathers. The Blue Duck is known for the look because of the colours of the duck. It has a really light gray beck, it has brown spots and black feet.

Is it on a note?
The blue duck is on the  back of the New Zealand $10 note.
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What does the blue duck eat?
The blue duck mainly eats mayfly, caddis fly, aquatic insects and stonefly. It also eats other insects and plants these are just some of the main.
Why is it named the blue duck?
The maori named the blue duck Whio and the english european named it the blue duck. The blue duck is named after the colour and the feathers the colour of the blue duck is brown, Black and blue.

Is the blue duck extinct or rare?
The blue duck is rare because there are under 3,000 blue ducks left, it is nearly extinct.

Does it look like a normal duck?
It looks like a normal duck, but it has different feathers. The colour of the blue ducks are black, brown and blue.

What did the Maori use of do with the blue duck?
The Maori killed the blue duck and ate it. It is also a treasured species to the Maori.

Where can you find blue ducks?
Blue ducks are found in clean, fast-flowing rivers in the North and South Islands. They can also be found in parks but it is really rare to find one.

Does the blue duck live with its mother?
Yes, the blue duck lives with its mother until they are old enough to live alone.

What are the threats of the blue duck?
The threats of the blue duck are habitat loss, predation and disturbance. The reason why one of the blue ducks threat is habitat loss is because if they lose their habitat they will not have anywhere to live.

Jordyn and I thought that a poster would be really simple and look like we didn’t put any effort and we rushed it so we also made a diorama in the diorama we included 2 blue ducks, a river and a nest with 3 eggs we also included a mother Blue Duck walking to her eggs.
Here is a picture of our diorama.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Learner Qualities - Empathise and Communicate

Learner Qualities: Empathise and Communicate

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Share at least 3 example of how you have shown empathy recently. Add a photo if you can.
1. When Claudia was sad I made her happy by making her laugh.
2. I apologise to Claudia when I did something mean to her.
3. When people were left out I Included them.

Share at least 3 examples of how you have communicated in different ways this term. Add photos if you can.
1. In integrated Learning I communicated by putting my hand up and sharing my ideas with others.
2. In writing, when writing our myth I asked Mr Hillary If I could do a conference so that he knows if my writing is good and if i need to take away or add anything.
3. I communicated with Charlie and Jordyn by sharing my ideas and research in our Integrated Learning about the blue duck.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Mihi Assesment

Te Reo Solo Rubric - Mihi






Extended Abstract
I have no idea what a mihi is
I know what my mihi means and I can explain this
I can say my mihi with the help of someone else or a resource
I can independently say my mihi with correct pronunciation (off by heart)
I can listen to a person’s mihi and understand.

I can teach others to say their mihi correctly.
Strategies could include:
  • Written prompts
  • Picture prompts
  • Peer/adult support
Strategies could include:
  • Written prompts
  • Picture prompts
  • Peer/adult support
Strategies could include:
  • Written prompts
  • Picture prompts
  • Peer/adult support

Friday, 8 September 2017

Dania Banoori - Oakland School Learner Qualities

Oaklands School Learner Qualities
Be Self Aware (Excellence Value): SML tasks

Be self aware
I know my learning goals.
I know how I learn best.
Think about and reflect on:
  • How have I been managing my time with completing my SML Tasks?
  • How well have I been completing them?
  • Have I been completing my MUST Dos each week?
  • Have I been organised enough to complete bonus tasks?

What is my learning goal?
IALT manage my time well so I complete all my “MUST Do” SML Tasks each week
What has been going well?
Getting all my SML’s. Getting to do the trial on the maths whizz. Only 35 people got chosen to do this.
What have I been learning to do to get the tasks done?
Doing the tasks at home and using my time wisely by not talking to my friends.
Which tasks have I completed well?  Why?
My writing, maths and reading tasks because to me they are the most important ones so I try to finish them first then do the other activities.
Which tasks have been challenging?  Why?
Mathletics because some of the activities take a really long time to do and I get bored from doing the same ones over and over again.
What are some other bonus tasks I would like to do?
Doing a passion project on a google doc so basically an informational report.
My next step is……..
Trying to get all of my bonus SML tasks finished. Get mathlete of the week more often.

Book Character Week

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