Friday, November 25, 2016

Find fractions, decimals and percentages of amounts expressed as whole numbers, simple fractions and decimals

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  1. Sweatshirt- The surf shop sweatshirt is cheaper because you take 30% off and it’s cheaper than the other sweatshirt.
  2. Sweatshirt- The surf shop sweatshirt is $18 because you take 30% off and the other sweatshirt is $28 because you take 40% off, so the sweatshirt is $10 cheaper.

  1. Jacket- Surf the waves shop jacket is cheaper because even though it has a lower percent it is still cheaper.
  2. Jacket- The surf shop Jacket is $36 because you take away 30% the second jacket is  $19 because you take 20% off so the second jacket is $6 cheaper.
  1. Jeans- The surf shop Jeans are cheaper because you take 30% off and it makes it cheaper than the other jeans.

  1. The surf shop Jeans are $33.60 because you take away 30% the second pair of jeans is $37.40 because you take 45% off so the jeans are cheaper by $3.80


  1. The surf the waves company Tracksuit is cheaper because you take 25% off 64 and it’s cheaper than the first tracksuit

    B)The surf the waves company are $48 because you take away 25% the first tracksuit is     $60.2 because you take away 30% so the second tracksuit is cheaper by $22.20

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A) The least amount of money you could spend if you brought one of each of these clothing items would be 200.40.

B) The most amount of money you could spend would be around $224.80.

C) You would save 24.40 in total.

The thing that I found most challenging was using percentages to solve the equation.

Some strategies we did:
12 ÷ 3 =1 2/3
. Find a fraction of another fraction by multiply.
. Describe and show remaining tenths, hundredths and thousandths as decimals fractions and relate them to replace value order.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

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 Marea 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.
Maori way of doing things
Welcoming visitors on the Marae
Tangata whenua
People of the Marae
Visitors to the Marae 
A well known Maori concept
A place of belonging and family connection
To make travelers welcome

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 explore all the different parts on the marae

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Parliament with Miss O


This term we have been learning about Parliament. We have looked at the difference between government and parliament, NZ parliament, who is in government, how our government works and we compared democracy to dictatorship.

Three things that I learned are NZ parliament are:

  • John key can get kicked out of parliament by the Speaker. (David Carter)
  • The Clerks help out the Speaker by informing him with the rules.
  • Serjeant-at-Arms carries the Mace into parliament and introduces the Speaker at the start of a session and protects the Speaker.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Koru Games Reflection 2016

The activity I played was Netball - A team

My 2 highlights:

1. The food shops there because after our very last game we got junk food.
2. Being able to play all the games and coming 6th out of 32 teams.

I am proud of how well our team played together because we played to the rules which were to be fair, kind and have fun.

Some advice I would give to the years 7's for next year is to make sure you put sunblock everywhere and to not worry about the outcome and make sure you have fun.

Tuesday, September 6, 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:    Classroom       because: I have most ticks in that area.

The one area of CARE that I need to work harder in is:     Eating         because: I don't have as many ticks in that area.

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

On the CARE SOLO matrix below I am at this SOLO level: Relational            because: I can do whats listed below.


Uni structural

Multi structural


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.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

My CARE progress

I have done a check of my CARE progress so far this year.

I am proud of my progress/ I am doing ok/ I feel I could do much better.
because I have ticks that need to be checked off and I haven't been checking them off regularly.

How far away are you from reaching your BRONZE/SILVER?
Half way so I need more ticks around the same amount that I already have to achieve my bronze.

The area of CARE that I need to try harder in C / A / R / E
because I don't have as much ticks in E as the rest.

To achieve my BRONZE/SILVER award quicker I need to keep recording all my ticks instead of some.

The one thing that I can do to improve my progress in CARE is to record my ticks and do the things I need to do to achieve them.

We will review CARE progress again at the end of the term.

I can recognize and understand a variety of grammatical constructions and some rhetorical patterns.

I can recognize and understand a variety of grammatical constructions and some rhetorical patterns.

In this unit I have been learning about:
  • The parts of speech.
  • The types of nouns.
  • The types of sentences.

In this unit, I found challenging telling nouns, adjectives, verbs and pronouns apart

Something new I learnt was that a noun is used to identify places and people.

I can apply my knowledge of adverbial clauses and connectives to see how ideas are linked in texts.

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For reading I have been learning about adverbial clauses. I have found this learning that adverbials are used a lot in sentences because they help the sentence make sense

In this activity (activity 1 activity 2), I had to put adverbial clauses into sentences that didn't have any and I

My water cycle report

The water cycle

The water cycle is a process, water goes through between land, sea and atmosphere. The water is recycled throughout the process, the water also changes state throughout the process. It can change to a liquid, gas or a solid and then change back again. The steps in the water cycle are evaporation, condensation, precipitation and groundwater/runoff.


One of the most important steps is Evaporation. Evaporation is an invisible process where the sun heats up the water and then that turns into vapor. The sun's energy breaks the bonds that hold liquid water molecules together. So, it makes sense that water evaporates more easily in hot conditions, such as in the desert, rather than on a cloudy winter day, this is called humidity. After the water turns into vapor it floats and forms into clouds which is called condensation.


The next step in the water cycle is Condensation and Precipitation. Condensation happens because of temperature changes (becomes hotter). Warmer air can contain more water vapor than colder air, so when air rises up from the heated earth's surface high into the sky to where the temperatures are much colder, condensation happens. You can sometimes see condensation on your window/glass it will fog up the little droplets will form. Precipitation is where air is full of water, even if you can't see it. Higher in the sky where it is colder than at the land surface, invisible water vapor condenses into tiny liquid water droplets-the clouds you see everyday. When the cloud droplets combine to form heavier cloud drops which can no longer float in the surrounding air; it can start to rain, snow, and hail all forms of precipitation.


After that is Runoff and Groundwater. Groundwater moves underground and due to gravity, it moves downward and sideways. Groundwater serves many purposes in nature: keeping plants alive, filling aquifers, from which people can withdraw water, providing water to rivers and lakes, and eventually flowing into the oceans; Runoff happens after water has fallen or snow has melted, the water follows gravity and falls down into streams, rivers and oceans and then the process repeats again and again never stopping.


Overall the water cycle is a step by step process that recycles and re-uses water, we get clean and fresh water because of this. The steps (evaporation, condensation, precipitation and groundwater/runoff) have no end and no start.


Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Visual Art

Visual Art: WALT: Apply knowledge about shapes and patterns derived from nature into an original artwork

For Visual Art the SOLO level I achieved was: Extended abstract because I applied a range of patterns from nature into my own work.

The techniques I used in my art work to achieve this level were: Moving colors, glazing and shading.

Here is a photo of my art work:

My next step in visual art is: to add techniques to the smaller bits and add more detail.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

I have a large vocabulary that is connected to my own knowledge about the world.

Year 9/10: I have a large vocabulary that is connected to my own knowledge about the world.

Name of Text: Captain Cook - Charting Our Islands

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Surveying: to measure the shape, area, and elevation of with special instruments.

Latitude: the distance between the equator and a point north or south on the earth's surface. This distance is measured in degrees.

Longitude: distance on the earth's surface east or west of an imaginary line on the globe that goes from the north pole to the south pole and passes through Greenwich, England.
Circumnavigation: to go entirely around

Continent: one of the earth's seven major areas of land. The continents are Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America.

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Example/Non Example
When do people need to survey land?
When their building
What is Christchurch’s latitude?
43.5321° S, 172.6362° E
Does Wellington have the same longitude as Christchurch? Why or why not?
No because it’s not in the same place
Can you take short cuts if you are circumnavigating something? Why or why not?
No because you have to go around and not across in a line.
Brazil is on the continent of South America - true or false? Why?
True because Brazil is most of South America.

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Word Associations
Countries that are on the equator are usually very warm and wet places to live
The council wants to build a new road
New Zealand is not one
Ferdinand Magellan did this first
Greenwich, England is at 0 degrees

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Word Relationships

How might each pair of words be connected?
Latitude and longitude are both lines that label the earth's surface.
Latitude has lines and coordinates, where Circumnavigation is where you use them to travel.

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Extended Writing
Think of a time when you had to circumnavigate something or survey something. Write a paragraph about the experience.
In tech I had to measure fabric and get all the different angels and measurements so I could sew them together.