Sunday, 23 July 2017

In about week 7 of term 2 we had a leadership meeting on what we had to do to keep our positions. by the end of the term we had to have 9 blog posts. if you had 6 by the end of week 8 you got to contribute in a shared lunch.

Leaders day out

Mr Ladbrook organised for us to go to the city council for the day. we took the public but to the hospital and walked to the council building. While we were there we found out what the city council does in our community. We then split off into groups and went with a council member the learn about their role. After learning about the city council we went out for lunch then took the bus home.

Leadership meeting

We discussed something that we could do in the community. We decided to paint one of the electric green power boxes to prevent someone tagging it. We haven't taken action on this project yet but hope to in the near future.

Monday, 17 July 2017

Term 2 Novel Study

This term I have been reading and studying the novel Castaway
I found this novel okay because it's not the type of book I like to read.

During the novel I had to complete a thinking map which shows that I can classify how the author has shown the theme of the book.

National Standard this covers

  • Year 9/10 Standard
    • I can locate, evaluate, analyse and summarize information and ideas within texts and across a range of texts.
    • I have a large vocabulary that is connected to my own knowledge about the world and includes: - academic e.g observe vs watch - subject-specific (specific words about a subject (e.g feline) - technical terms (specialised vocabulary of a particular field.)

Overall I would give this novel a rating of  6/10 and I would / would not recommend it to others to read because some people like to read books about history and I think they would like it.

Friday, 7 July 2017

Music Term 2

For Music this term, three things I learnt were:
1. How to rap
2. New Zealand and world artist's
3. How to write a rap

Something I found challenging was writing my rap about school because I couldn't think of any good rhyming words.

home learning challenge (R8)

Pasta is a traditional Italian cuisine. We made tortellini pasta. Tortellini are typically stuffed with a mix of meat or cheese and originally from Italian region of Emilia. In Italy they are usually served in a broth but at our house we like having it with a creamy sauce.
It is a simple meal to make as you need to just boil the pasta until cooked, add what ever you want to have with it and mix and finally add the sauce.

Sunday, 2 July 2017

home learning challenge (E4)

Family Holiday
Where to: Fiji
2 adults, 3 kids
Our budget: $7,000

Flights: $250 per person one way - 
Total: $2,500

Accommodation: $334 for family per night -
Total: $2,338

Taxis + buses: $300

Spending money: $200 per day
Total: $1,400

Our total= $6,538
Which leave us $462 extra for souvenirs 

home learning challenge (C1)

 Prepare an itinerary for a tourist visiting Christchurch.

9:00 am- Enjoy the ride on the Gondola

11:30 am- Drive or catch the bus to the botanic gardens.

12:00 pm- Arrive at the botanic gardens. Find a nice spot to sit and have a picnic.

1:00 pm- After lunch have a walk in the gardens and look at the old trees and pretty flowers.

3:00 pm- Christchurch Museum is in walking distance from the park and has lots of cool old things to look at and lots of interesting things too.

4:00 pm- Go to Willowbank wildlife reserve and have a look at some of NZ's native animals and birds, feed the birds, feed the farm animals and check out the great walkways.

6:00 pm: Home for dinner.