## Thursday, 31 March 2016

### WALT: Find and validate data measures. Eg Mean,Median,Mode and Range from appropriate displays.

Median- The middle number in the set of data. Eg: 1,2,3,4,5. 3 is the middle number.

Mode- The number you see the most. Eg: 1,2,2, 3,,5. The most numbers shown is 2.

Mean- You calculate all of the data and divide it by how many numbers there are. Eg: 1+2+5+7+10+9=34 and then you divide 34 by 6 and that equals 5.6. Average.

Range- You take the highest number and take away the lowest number. Eg: 1,5,8,10. So you go 10-1=9

## Wednesday, 30 March 2016

### WALT: Apply Striking and Fielding activities in a range of sports and activities.

My Strengths

The striking strategies I was able to effectively demonstrate during the games we played were standing side on and having a firm and correct grip on whatever you are batting with because when I was doing my first and last game had to hit the ball and this is what I did really well.

The throwing and catching strategies I was able to effectively demonstrate during the games we played were Cup your hands or reverse cup as early as possible and Soft hands for catching because those techniques helped me catch the ball and throw it better.

My Next Steps

To improve my striking of a ball I need to Play through the shot - follow through. because when I hit the ball I didn't hit it very far and I think that this technique would help me better.

To Improve my catching and fielding I need to Look at where you are aiming to throw the ball. Point to where you want the ball to go because when I threw the ball it was not straight.

The game that I enjoyed the most was rounders because it helped me improve on my technique and it was really fun.

## Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Today Lauren and I had a meeting with Mr Brown. (The teacher that helps us with house points)
It was a little bit difficult when we had to type down what we do and when we do it.
I had to show resilience when we had to write down everything we do every week.
We put everything on a doc and it was shared with my actual teacher and some other people.

### Technology merit badge must do #1

On Tuesday the year 7 and 8 students went to technology at another school. When I was on the bus on the way there, I was sitting with Hannah and I only talked to her and nobody else and on the way back I was sitting with Grace and Brooke and again I only talked to them.

When we arrived at technology we went to our class which is textiles or sewing as we call it.
I showed the CARE values at the school by respecting the students and also showed them on the bus when people were getting on and off I waited for them and I also said hello and thank you to the bus driver when we got on and off the bus.

## Friday, 18 March 2016

### Kapa Haka Merit badge #3

Today at Kapa Haka Hannah and I went to go and get the poi's and we were meant to use them, but instead we didn't need them we just sang the whole time. All of the year 8 girls had to show resilience because we got really excited about using the long poi, but we get to use them next week. We are all so excited !!!

## Wednesday, 16 March 2016

### WALT-9/10 I can locate,evaluate,analyse and summarize information and ideas within texts and across a range of texts.

9/10 I can locate,evaluate,analyse and summarize information and ideas within texts and across a range of texts.

This week we were learning about why we should not or should change the NZ flag. I think we went good because we got it all done on time and we got to have our own opinion.

This week in our leadership meeting Lauren and I were doing pozis and emailing some teachers about some stuff that is coming up in a e few weeks. I showed resilience when I was doing this because some teachers were not replying and the pozis kept getting mixed up. We also had to get all of the house points for the assembly that day

### WALT: Know square number to 100 and the matching square roots

WALT: Know square number to 100 and the matching square roots
The first game was Square root of numbers with perfect squares

The second game was Write multiplication expression using exponents

I will be moving to a statistcs related goal

### WALT: Know the equivalent decimals and percentages to everyday fractions

WALT: Know the equivalent decimals and percentages to everyday fractions
Below is proof that I passed both of the IXL activities.
Convert between decimals and fractions or mixed numbers.

Convert between percents, fractions and decimals.

## Friday, 11 March 2016

### Kapa Haka merit badge #2

Last week at Kapa haka we were just learning the songs and some of the actions. It was kinda hard because the people in front of us were doing it wrong or they were being silly, so I had to show resilience and just ignore what they were doing or help them with the actions.

Today at our leadership meeting we talked about integrity and what three things we have to do to have it. The main one was always tell the truth.
In the meeting I showed resilience because when we were talking why we need to do this and I was having a little bit of trouble thinking of things.

## Friday, 4 March 2016

### Playing games with the juniors

Today we planned a game for the junior school. I was working with Alyssa, we played the game Caterpillar jumping.
This is how you play:

1. Lay on your tummy, make sure there is gaps
2. One person will be jumping into the gaps and then once they have finished jumping you lay on you tummy and the person a the front will stand up and do the same thing.
3. Keep doing the same thing till you have reached the end of your boundary.
We had two groups to play this with. We had a group of boys and a group of girls. I think the teachers were really happy with what we did and I hope they let us do it again some time. The boys were a bit better behaved then the girls because when we told the boys the rules they got it straight away but we had to explain it to the girls about 3 times.

## Thursday, 3 March 2016

### Food forest and working with the juniors Merit Badge must do #2

Over the last 2 days we have been doing leadership rotations. They included working with the juniors and and weeding in the food forest and in the garden behind the junior classes.

Yesterday in the junior class Room 14 we helped them out in their action stations and also working outside with the chalk. We had to do a CARE values lesson once they had finished with Miss F. Today in the junior area we had a preschool visit. We still did the action stations with them. I was outside with Alyssa doing chalk and hula hoops. But after about 10 minutes I had to leave for a meeting.

Yesterday when we were in the garden with Mr M we were pulling weeds out of the food forest as it had lots of weeds. When we put the gloves on they were way to small as they were for the juniors. That day I also had to leave early as I had another meeting to go to. Today when we were doing the weeding we had to weed the maize maze and harvest all of the corn.

We are doing these leadership rotations because the year 7's are away on camp and we did not want to sit around doing nothing as we thought that it would not help out our learning as much. It also benefited the juniors so they now feel more comfortable with us and no think of us as scary giants.

It was really fun working with the juniors and helping them get used to me and all of the other seniors. My junior that was really comfortable with me was Matilda because she was so fun and energetic. The weeding not so much as there were lots of bugs and lots of spiders. But overall it was really fun and I would definitely do it again.

## Wednesday, 2 March 2016

### Being a good role model for the Kakano team Merit Badge must do #3

Today I was working with a bunch of Kakano students. While we were with them we had to help them with their maths and reading, also after that we taught them a values lesson. I showed the learner quality resilience because some of the time they were being very figity and not listining, which meant I had to be very patient with them.