Wednesday, November 1, 2017

2017 Athletics Reflection

How well did I use a growth mindset to stay positive when the competition got tough?

I used a growth mindset when times got tough I just tried again until I reached my goal.

Did I manage to achieve my athletics goals and why/why not?

I did manage to achieve my athletics goal as I had fun!

In what ways did I represent my house during the competitions?

I represented my house by joining in to do the house relays for Miro.

What did I do well and how do I know this?

I feel like I did well in my 11 year old girls long distance race and I came 1st and I was quite ahead of everyone else.

What was challenging and what do I know?

Doing sprints was the most challenging activity that I did, it  was far too intense for my liking.  

What am I most proud of and why?

I am proud of coming places in two of the different kind of sports there are.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Term 4 Learning Goal

Term 4 Learning Goal
My Learning Goal
My learning goal is to publish an online and a paper book with Daphne.
How am I going to achieve my goal?
List strategies that you can use to work towards achieving your goal.
I will achieve my goal by working harder in expanding my vocabulary Trying my best to do the best work I can do.
Working collaboratively with Daphne to complete our writing.
Using different ways to publish our work - making a book, book creator etc.
How will I know when I have achieved my goal?
I would know if I have achieved my goal if I have published an online book and a paper book.
My Learner Qualities Goal
My Learner Quality goal is Collaborating. I chose Collaborating because I don’t really work well in a group, I work better by myself.
How am I going to achieve my goal?
List strategies that you can use to work towards achieving your goal.
I will achieve my goal by working with other people, not just with my friends or alone.
Choosing to work with different people.
Sharing my ideas and learning with my group.
Showing teamwork when working with others.
How will I know when I have achieved my goal?
I will know when I have achieved my goal when I have worked with other people during the week.

Friday, September 29, 2017

The Kekeno (NZ Fur Seal) ~ Report

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The Kekeno is a type of fur seal that lives in New Zealand.

They have dark-grey fur, and white whiskers. Their size is smaller than the Australian fur seal.

You can find Kekeno on beaches along the coastline of New Zealand, and you can also find them in Stewart Island.

What do They Eat?

Kekeno eat mainly squid, octopus and mid-water fish, sometimes eating larger species, such as Conger eels, Barracuda, Jack Mackerel and Hoki. They also occasionally eat even birds, such as Penguins and Shearwater.

What are the Predators to the Kekeno?

The predators of Kekeno’s known predators are Orca (Killer Whales), Sharks, male Sea Lions, and Leopard Seals. Leopard seals mainly target pups.

Were the Kekeno any Help to the Early Maori?

The early maori killed fur seals for their fur, and meat. They used the fur The Maori name for fur seal is “Kekeno” which means “look around.”

Do Kekeno have ears?

Eared seals include NZ fur seals and NZ sea lions. They have external ears, which means you can’t see them from the outside.

How do Kekeno Mate?

The female fur seal (cow) gives birth during a breeding season, then mate again just a few days later. The following year they will return and give birth to a single pup after a nearly year long pregnancy, and mate once again to continue the cycle.

What is the baby Kekeno called?

The baby Kekeno is called a pup.

When will Kekeno go extinct?

They have banned hunting for fur seals for over 15 years now, but still they seem to be disappearing, if we don’t stop disobeying the rules of the community they will disappear very soon and quickly.

Are Kekeno hostile?

If you annoy, or try to harm them. They are also hostile if you get too close to their pups.

What is the scientific name of Kekeno?

The scientific name for Kekeno is Arctocephalus forsteri.

Kekeno were killed by the early Maori for their meat and their fur. We showed this is in our art project.

For our art project we chose a college, because we thought it would be too hard in a diorama or a model to show a maori man killing a fur seal.

We thought that a poster would be too easy, and it wouldn’t look like we put much effort into it. We also wanted the layering effect that a college has.

Here is a picture of our finished art:

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The first thing we did was make all of the little bits that we glued on. Including: The sun, mountains, waterfall, river, rocks, palm tree, dolphin, the maori man, and the fur seal.

We painted the background a sunset and the mountains a mint-green with dark green specks.

Then we glued on the mountains with PVA glue, which was a challenge as the cardboard did not want to stick down. But finally, after a lot of pressing, and sticky hands, it glued on and started drying.

We positioned the sun to be between the mountains, where a sun in a sunset would be, then glued it down. This was easier than the mountains because it was paper and not cardboard.

We glued down the river, which was also hard because it was cardboard.

We glued down the rocks, which the maori man was standing on. We slipped the palm tree behind the rocks, and glued that down too.

We proceeded to glue down the waterfall, rocks around the waterfall, dolphin, and the fur seal. When we glued down the maori man it was very hard even though it was paper. He was so slim it was hard to glue him down, and we accidentally decapitated him! Luckily, we glued the head back on, and it looked like nothing happened.

As the last finishing touches, we wrote facts on little blue clouds and glued those on the sky.

We let it set overnight and it looks great!

Written by Lillian, Claudia and Daphne.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Learner Qualities: Empathise and Communicate

Learner Qualities: Empathise and Communicate

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Share at least 3 examples of how you have shown empathy recently. Add a photo if you can.
1 I helped Jordyn when she was stuck and there was an issue going on.
2 I helped Daphne when she got paint on herself and I helped her get it off.
3 I helped Daphne with our Integrated Learning project when she was stuck.

Share at least 3 examples of how you have communicated in different ways this term. Add photos if you can.
1 I have used a different language to say “Hello” to my friends. (In Chinese, Mandarin)
2 I share my ideas in class. (Whanui Hui)

3 I listen and do Chinese every Thursday.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Te Reo Solo Rubric - Mihi

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

I put myself at “Multistructural” because I need my book to say my Mihi outloud.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

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

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?

Writing has been going well for me as I have been working really hard to complete the work and do more than I’m supposed to.
What have I been learning to do to get the tasks done?

I have been learning just to work by myself and ignore anything that may lead to me being distracted.
Which tasks have I completed well?  Why?

I have completed my Writing tasks very well this term, this is because I have put extra effort in them that most people don’t and I have been working really hard to achieve my goal (Year 7-8 Standard for Writing)
Which tasks have been challenging?  Why?

Maths has been challenging because the tasks that we are set everyday are very long and we don’t get much time to finish them as we get new ones everyday and we have to complete them everyday.
What are some other bonus tasks I would like to do?

More writing, math games, Learning about something that we would like to (Like Lochness Monster or the Bermuda Triangle)
My next step is……..

My next step is to complete all my SML tasks every week (The bonus tasks as well)