Month: April 2022

Statistical Investigation – Reading for Pleasure

LI: to analyse and communicate findings in context.

Today my partner and I did a statistical investigation about reading for pleasure. After we analysed the responses we created three graphs that which separated the 2 year levels and the gender. This would be easier to look and see the data. Then we created an explanation by identifying the problem of why there were many no’s in the survey answers. We then suggested a possible solution to the problems, which could give the students the ability to read a more bigger selection of books instead of only choosing it from the school library. 

We enjoyed doing this activity because we were able to learn from the data/information which would lead us to the conclusion of what must need to happen in the future. 

Healthy Relationships

LI: To understand how a healthy relationship has a positive impact.

This week our Inquiry lesson was focused on showing how we think healthy relationships can have a positive impact.

 In our DLO, we showed how healthy relationships can impact something in a positive manner and what healthy relationships are to us. We all have different opinions on healthy relationships and what we think it could have an impact on. 

This activity was fun because I was able to write my own understanding of what a healthy relationship is. 

T-ball | P.E

Yesterday we took a t-ball session with Kelly Sports. Our coach (Cameron) taught us the proper rules of t-ball. 

First, we played a game of a noodle tag as our warm up. People who had the noodles practiced batting by tagging people with the noodle with both hands on the item. 

Next, we got straight into a game of t-ball. To win we used the different methods that coach Cameron to get the other team out. A way we used to get the runner out was by putting the ball back on the tee before they got to their base. The runner can also get themself out if they hit the tee or miss the ball, which is called a strike. If they get three strikes they are out. Once three people get out we swap roles. We played against two different teams.

We enjoyed doing this activity because one we knew the rules and how we could play it efficiently, we were able to get points.  

Create 3 motivational posters using quotes from inspirational people to help inspire others

This is the last task I’ve completed to earn my silver excellence badge.

To complete this task I needed to create three motivation posters by using quotes from people who inspire me.

The first quote I used was “One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen can change the world” by Malala. I used her quote because she represented the woman in her home country (Pakistan)

The second quote I used was “The most important thing, in anything you do, is always trying your hardest, because even if you try your hardest and it’s not as good as you’d hoped, you still have that sense of not letting yourself down “by Tom Holland. His quote is inspirational because he was bullied for taking ballet lessons, as that was his personal passion. 

The third quote I used was “I don’t make music for the eyes, I make music for the ears ” by Adele. She inspires me because she uses her emotions to make unique songs and lyrics.

I found this activity fun because it gave me the opportunity to make motivational posters to help others.

Research a New Zealander who has shown excellence and innovation in their life

This is the fourth task I’ve completed to earn my silver excellence badge.

To complete this task I needed to research a New Zealander who shows excellence and innovation. I decided to base my task on Lorde because she has shown excellence during her performances. She inspired me to follow my dreams since she started her career at a young age.

I enjoyed taking on this task because it gave me an opportunity to share who and why Lorde inspires me.

Create a DLO about your personal passion

This is the third task I’ve completed to get my silver excellence badge.

To complete this task I created a DLO explaining my personal passion. My personal passion relates to school, which is Kapa Haka. Kapa Haka is a personal passion because I am able to represent my school in a cultural form. It also helps me learn more about the Maori language and songs.

I found this activity fun because I was able to share what I’m passionate about at school.

Complete all 6 days on transum to learn a time table

This is my second task I’ve completed to get my silver excellence badge. 

During the last six days I’ve been practising my time tables. Instead of practising one, I tried to get on top of the high score charts. I took on this challenge since I learnt all my times tables. This challenge helped me answer quicker in order to get on top. During the six days I noticed that I have improved on answering the equations faster.

I’ve found this activity fun because I got the opportunity to improve my multiplication skills.

Excellence CARE – Read 3 novels during a term

This term I have completed my first excellence task. This first activity was about me reading three different novels which were the Baby Sisters Club, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, and the Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

The first book I read was a graphic novel which I enjoyed because it was one of my favourite authors. It talked about Kristy’s life journey on how she became the daughter of Watson (stepfather).

The second novel which was the Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. It was my favourite book out of the series, talking about how the story started off and getting Harry, Ron, and Hermione in a bad situation, and knowing that they would be in a series of challenging obstacles in the story.

The third novel which was the Diary of a Wimpy Kid. It was about how Rodrick (his brother), got in trouble for having a party without his parents permission, and when his parents found out he got grounded for a month.

This activity has kept me going to read book as I sometimes get unmotivated with reading when I am bored.