Monday, 25 June 2018

Philippine Neighbourhood

WALT: Understand how a community has changed over time
 In room 21, we had been learning about different communities. Then after learning more about different communities, then we got to chose a different country neighbourhood that has changed over time. Here are the changes.

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Key Competencies 2018

Key Competencies
(the capabilities required for living and lifelong learning)

Halsey Drive School
                    A = Almost Always
                                                               S = Sometimes
                                                          N = Not yet
1st half of the year
2nd half of the year
Student
Teacher
Student
Teacher
Managing Self

I am organised for the day
A
A


I am willing to try new things
A
A


I complete work to the best of my ability and show initiative
S
A


I begin work straight away, stay on task and work independently
A
A


I can set realistic goals and explain how to achieve them
S
S


I make sensible behaviour choices
A
A


I happily take part in all school activities
A
A


Relating to Others

I cooperate well with others when working
A
A


I treat others with respect
A
A


I am a good friend and role model - especially at break times
A
A


I show good manners and cooperate with others
A
A


Participating and Contributing

I share my ideas and opinions with others
S
S


I listen well to other people’s opinions
A
A


I take part in activities outside of the classroom
A
A


Thinking

I ask relevant questions to deepen my knowledge
A
S


I reflect on my own learning and say what I need to learn next
S
S


Language Symbols and Texts

I use a range of IT to share my learning
A
S



Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Comet Warning Poster (Reading)

WALT: Use inferencing to gain deeper understanding of a text
 In Kereru this week, we have been reading a story called Shooting Through. On one of the questions were to make a poster to warn people that there is a comet coming. Here is the results.

Friday, 8 June 2018

The Sun and other inventions (Reading rating)

WALT:Use reference sources to find out meanings eg: thesaurus and dictionary
After reading we had to rate the reading The Sun And Other Inventions. Here is the rating.

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Billowing Balloon Experiment

Billowing Balloon Experiment      


W.A.L.T: write a specific question and make a prediction for a chemical reaction

Question: Will the baking soda and vinegar make the balloon end up popping?

Prediction: We think the balloon will pop and all the vinegar and baking  soda will spill out.

Experiment:
  • Equipment:
  • ½ a teaspoon Baking soda
  • 50ml vinegar
  • 1 litre empty Bottle
  • Water balloon
  • Funnel
  • Teaspoon

Method :
  1. First   1 you need to pour the 50 ml of vinegar into your empty 1 litre bottle.
  2. Next pour in the baking soda using your funnel your baking soda in to your water.
  3. Stand back and watch the balloon inflates


Results: The balloon expanded because of the gas that got created which had nowhere else to go but up. The baking soda and vinegar reacted and made the balloon inflate.
Vinegar: (H3COOH)+Baking Soda:(NaHCO3) =
Sodium acetate (Na C2 H3 O2) + Water (H20) + Carbon dioxide (O2)
Sodium acetate, water and carbon dioxide were produced.

This chemical change is irreversible.


Conclusion: The balloon did not pop. Hence the vinegar and baking soda did not spill out of the bottle.   







Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Stack'em from Camp

                                                                 Stack’em

 WALT-Independently revise and edit our work to add meaning and impact.

 Finally it was the time for us to do Stack’em. I was so excited for this activity that I wanted to scream. But first of all we had to sit on the stairs near the entrance of the dorms so we would be introduced to this activity. Charlotte the instructor told us what we needed before we start stacking. What we needed were a harness to keep us safe, helmets to keep our head safe as well and a buddy to pass on the crates. The buddy I was with was Mischa. Charlotte put us who is going when. She numbered us from 1-5 and me and my buddy(Mischa) were group 2 which means we go second. Charlotte also said to us to chose who is going first to stack. Between me and Mischa, it was me stacking first. I was starting to get nervous but not really.

 We patiently waited for our turn on the steps. A lot of people were keen to getting 13 crates and I was one of them. When someone was getting near to the top, me and some other people in my group would cheer them on but I don’t think it helped. Finally it was my turn to stack and I was really excited because I wanted to get 13 crates but we’ll see. So I put on my helmet, Charlotte gets the clip on to my harness, my partner has put on her helmet and we’re ready to stack!

 So before my partner gives me the first crate, Charlotte our instructor tells us that we had 5 minutes to get as high as possible. I was desperate of getting 13 but I had to be patient. So Mischa (My partner) gives me the first crate. I carefully place it on the crate that is already on the wood to keep it secure. A few crates later, the wind started to kick in. The crates that I already stacked were getting wobbly and about to fall over, but luckily I was still stacking. Then when I got to my tenth one, the crates fell forward and I was just hanging near the trees. Charlotte started pulling me down with the rope attached to my harness and then it was the next peer of people to start stacking. Before the next person started to stack, we had to put all the crates on top of each other just to make sure we don’t have any accidents.

 After I took off my harness and helmet, it was the next peer to stack. While they were stacking, I cheered them on so they can feel encouraged and hopefully get to the top. Then after the person’s crates fell over, it was the other peers turn. So we waited and waited until it was the other person’s turn of stacking in each peer. Me and Mischa waited for her turn to stack and finally it was. So we put on our helmets and waited for Charlotte’s signal. I keeped on giving Mischa the crates until she fell off.

 Finally when all the peers had finished their turn it was time to end the fun. Before we went away, we said thank you to Charlotte for being our instructor and we carried on with our day. After doing Stack’em, it was really fun and exciting to see how high people in my group could go. But some people didn’t go that high but at least they tried their best.

 This piece of writing shows that I can use a range of written features to engage the audience.

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Paragraph about Spring Tides with Trigger words

WALT: Make connections between prior knowledge
In kereru, we had to pick one paragraph from the reading called What Causes The Tides and put it in our own words by using the trigger words. Here it is.