Monday, 30 November 2015

Friday, 27 November 2015

Technology (Excellence badge)

On Tuesday we had tech. I was in only talking to the person next to me and only talking quietly. But I Remind some people nicely of the bus rules. When we arrived at tech I went to cooking and we made spaghetti and meat balls. They took quite a long time to make because you have to cook everything, present everything and then plate everything up. Once that was all done and we ate it we went back onto the bus and drove all the way back to school. The bus was a little quieter but was still quite noisy. Next week we are doing the cupcake challenge. My design is a puppy, flower and a heart.

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Helping out around the school (Excellence badge)

Last Thursday I helped out Miss Frampton out by sorting out the junior dance group while she was away. It's was quite tricky because there was about 45 children and I also had to learn a dance in 2 weeks. The dance we did was called lean on. In the morning when I had to remind them all to come to the hall for a practice at lunch. Nobody turned up but 1 so we had a practice together. When it was time for the concert I got them all into their positions and said that I will help them out. After that had finished they went back to their class and I had to do another couple of performances. 

Friday, 20 November 2015

Reading prove it

WALT: I can make links across texts by recognizing connectives or adverbial clauses.
My reading goal was adverbial clauses. Here is a few examples, An adverbial clause is something that appears as a part of a sentence. It also does not make sense alone and it tells us how,where,when,how long or why. Listing things also does not count. Here is an example of an adverbial clauses, with a smiling face he accepted the award. The highlighted part is the adverbial clause because it appears as part of a sentence, it does not make sense alone and it tells how he accepted the award. We also learnt about some connectives. A connective is something that is used to link one sentence to another or you use it to extend a sentence. Some examples are, in addition to, as a result and even though. 
My solo level is relational because I feel I can do it with no help and I could help somebody in my group.

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Peer mediation (Excellence badge)

Today for peer medation I was on my own because Molly was in Wellington with all the other year 8s. It was very hard because I had to sort out multiple problems and I had to try find somebody else to help me. I also had to leave about 5 minutes early because mr Forman had organised for me to do a high jump practice so I had to try and find somebody to fill in for me for the last 5 minutes. When I was sorting out some problems a little girl had hurt herself so I had to take her to the duty teacher. After I did that I finished up with the problem I was doing and then I went and found somebody to fill in for me. Next week I hope Molly is here so I'm not on my own.

Monday, 9 November 2015

Communication team (Excellence badge)

This week for communication team I got to leave a little bit earlier because I had finished all 3 iMovies and I had finished taking all the photos I needed to. The iMovies were a little tricky to do because I had a time limit. In the end I finished them in about 15 minutes because I had finished half of the ones the other day. I also had to go outside and take photos of people showing the CARE values. Most of the people were but some others were not quite doing it. Then once I finished that I had to make a pic collage. That was trickey because I had to try and fit all the pictures into one little collage. That took me about 5 minutes and after that was done I waited for kyla to finish and then we went out to play for the last 25 minutes. Next week I have to take some more photos and then I have to make them into another collage.

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Peer mediation (Excellence badge)

Today for peer medation I had to try and find Molly again. In the end I found her and we carried on with our job. It was fun and challenging because we had about 3-4 issues and they were quite difficult to deal with because everyone kept talking over each other. After we sorted them out we had to try and find a teacher because someone got hurt and they came to us. Next week I will make sure I remind Molly to turn up and then we will try sort the problems out faster.

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Kapa Haka ( Excellence badge)

Today for Kapa Haka there was only about 30 people because everyone else was at the choir practice.
Even though they were not there the ones that were left behind carried on like usual. We also had to practice our poi for all our upcoming performances. When we were doing our poi I kinda mucked up a little bit but even though that happened I still carried on like usual. I think I did really well because even though I always try my best today I tried a lot harder so that we sang better and louder. Next week when we're all together again I think we will try more and get our volume up more.

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Communication team (Excellence badge)

On Monday for communication team we had to decided who was doing what. I got put in formal practice and also finishing up all the iMovies. I found it quite tricky because I had to get 3 iMovie done in 1 day. I have completed 2 iMovies but I have 1 more to go which I will do next week. We also had to take photos of the shake out last week. It was so fun because when everyone was lining up kyla and I had to take about 20 photos to make an iMovie with. Next week I think that I will get 1 iMovie done and maybe try to find a second one to do.

Monday, 12 October 2015

Leadership goals (Term 4)

My goals for this year were to achieve my merit and excellence leadership badge. 
I have done well at this because I have nearly achieved my excellence and I have achieved my merit badge.  I am not sure if I will get a leadership role yet because there are lots of other people that could get it. My next step is to achieve my excellence and start on my distinction badge. My other next step would to keep on top of all my blog posts and try not to forget to post that week or day.

Monday, 21 September 2015

Maths prove it.

WALT: Generalise properties of multiplication and and division with whole numbers.

My solo level is extended abstract because I can show how to do it and I think that I can teach other people.

Here are some examples of what I was learning.
4+7=7+4  That is called commutative.
n+0=n That is called identity.
3+(7+29)=(3+7)+29 That is called associative.
a*(B+C)=(a*b)+(a*c) That is called distributive.

Also here is some pictures of what I did.The answer is identity because adding 0 to a number doesn't change a number.

 The answer to this is associative because when 3 or more numbers are multiplied, the product is the same regardless of the grouping of the factors.

My next step will be to have a teacher conference and find a new maths goal.

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Peer mediation (Excellence badge)

Last week for peer mediation I had to find Molly to help me because she did not turn up. After that we walked around the junior area and also walked around the buildings. Once we walked around once we found that some girls were arguing so we went over to sort it out. When we were doing that we had to explain who we were and what we were there for. In the end they had sorted it out and were friends again. 

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Technology (Excellence badge)

Last week for technology I only talked to the person next to me and I also only got on with my work when I needed to. On the bus I sat with Kyla and Grace. When I was sitting with them we only talked to each other and no one else. When we arrived at technology I went straight to hard materials. Once we got there we went in and started on our project, I was up to painting my speaker. It was tricky because I had to do precise lines. Once technology had finished we went on the bus and drove back to school. The bus was ok but it was a little noisy, we only got told once to be a little more quiet.

Kapa Haka (Excellence badge)

Today at kapa haka we had to practice our poi and our new school song. When we were practicing the new school song we had to do it about 5 time because we weren't loud enough and we did not have the actions sorted properly. In the end the school song sounded really good and most of the actions were great. When we were practicing our poi 4 senior girls had to demonstrate the last part of the poi as we made it up. In the end it turned out really well and it looks and sounds great. We also had to help the yr 4/5 with the poi because they did not know how to do it and they weren't in time with everyone else. 

Friday, 18 September 2015

Koru games

Over the last 3 days I participated in the koru games. My sport was netball.
I really enjoyed playing netball because all my team mates were giving us tips in our games and also encouraged us to give new positions a go.
Thinking back to when we first started training, I have really improved on my passing and driving forward to get the ball because when we first started training my passes weren't very strong and I did not know how to drive to get the ball.
My goal for the next koru games tournament would be to give some more positions a go and to practice shooting more. 

Monday, 7 September 2015

(Excellence Badge) Communication team

Today at communication team I had just started editing my video and people were asking for help, of course I said yes. After that we got told that we had to cut it 10mibutes short. So after we got told that I finished editing and then I went out side for about 5-10 minutes and took some photos of some kids doing their thing. Later on after lunch we had assembly so Kyla and I had to take photos of what the kids were doing. Next week I think that I could try and get more photos all up.

Apply some criteria to evaluate texts.

My reading goal was apply some criteria to evaluate texts.
Our text that we did was called Moa.
The text features we had to find were:
An opening general statement.
Technical language.
Objective language.
Accuracy of information.
My solo level is extended abstract because I think I could teach someone and I don't need help.  
My next step is to have a teacher conference and to get a new goal/

Saturday, 5 September 2015

(Excellence Badge) Technology

On the way to technology I think that I was only talking to the person next to me because since we were sitting three to a seat I only talked to Kyla who was sitting in the middle and I also did not talk to Grace because she was on the other side of Kyla and was not next to me. When we arrived at technology we had to go to our groups. My group is hard materials. In hard materials we are making a speaker box. So far I am up to painting my second side of my box. I am doing my box purple with white polka dots. Also on the way back I only talked to Monique who was next to me. Next week I think that I could help someone else when I cant do anything.

(Excellence Badge) Kapa Haka

Today at kapa haka we had to practice our new school song. I found it quite tricky because the yr 4/5s had to sing a verse first then the yr7/8 girls had to sing a verse after them. It was tricky because we had less people then they did. After that we sang it all together in a battle. The battle was Yr7/8s verse the Yr4/5/6s. By the end of it we all won and then we sang it without doing a battle.
After that we practiced our poi and some of us Yr7/8 girls had to help the younger one with it because they did not know what they were doing. Next week I think that I could try harder and try to hep more people out.

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

(Excellence evidence) kapa Haka

This Friday we had kapa Haka. At kapa Haka we had to learn new moves to a song and we also practiced all of the songs we knew. Some other girls and I have to make up a new move for the end of one of our poi songs it's a little tricky because we have to make sure that it is in time and that Mr Brown and our kapa Haka teacher make sure it is ok and approve it. Next week I think that I should work on being on time and keeping in time with the music.

Friday, 28 August 2015

Maths prove it

My maths goal was make a pattern and give a rule for general term in words/symbols. 
My solo level is extended abstract because I know how to do it and I could help others when they need help.
My question was Tina and Tom were twins. Tina saves and Tom spends. Tom found a $20 note on Sunday evening and spent $2 a day starting on Monday. Coincidentally, Tina started work that Monday and gets $2.50 a day. How long till Tina has more money than Tom?
This is my answer for the question is in the picture below.
My next step is to have a teacher conference and find a new goal.

WALT use rhetorical questions, bold statements and examples.

My WALT was how to use rhetorical questions, bold statements and examples.
For the past week or so we have been doing speeches. My speech is about lying. 
This is my speech it is called, Is it ever OK to lie!
My solo level is relational because I know how to make a plan and how to put it in order.
My next step is to have a teacher conference and to find a new goal or do a test.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

(Excellence evidence) peer mediation

Today at peer meditation Molly had to do something else so Alicia and I had to sort out a problem.It was kinda easy but sometimes it got a little tricky. We also had a little bit of trouble with the iPad because the Internet was not working but in the end it decided to work. Also when I do it next I think I should be at the place we meet instead of them trying to find me or me trying to find them.Next week I think that I could try and make sure that they get it sorted an that they can try and be friends again.

Monday, 24 August 2015

(Excellence evidence) communication team

Today at communication team I had to start making an iMovie on the careers expo. It was a little tricky because we had to figure out how to get the pictures to the iMovie from the camera.I also had a little trouble with recording a backdrop sound for it. Hopefully next week I can finish it. Next week I think that I could get my project and get more photos at assembly.

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

(Merit evidence) Technology

Today at tech I talked to the person next to me and when we were doing the planning for hard materials monique was a little bit stuck on what to do so I helped he out and told her what to do and in the end Monique and I finished most of our planning.

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

(Merit evidence) Dance group

Today I had dance group. In dance group we are learning a new dance and with the dance we had to come up with some moves and when the teacher asked me what I had I showed her and she said they were great. Something I need to work on is trying harder to get the mover right.

(Merit evidence) Technology

 Today at tech I only talked to the person next to me on the bus and when the teacher told us that once we finished everything that we might be able to play a game of dodge ball I helped out Kyla and 
Monigue finish there even though they did not ask.

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

careers board

My career goal was to be an Animal Attendant. I chose this job because I love animals and would love to work with them.

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Maths goal

WALT:Specify location using bearing or grid reference.

My next step is to have a teacher conference and find a new goal or do a test.

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

(Merit evidence) Dance group

Today I was a little bit late for dance group. But it was ok because we had not started learning the dance yet.
My next step is to turn up on time and to make sure that all the people that I know turn up if they have signed up.

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

My Leadership goals

My goals were to get my excellence badge and also try and get a leadership role. My next step is to get my merit and excellence before the end of the year.

Friday, 3 July 2015

(Merit Evidance) dance group

Today at dance group we had to sign up and also we had to choose a song to dance to.
My nex step is probably to contribute more. Next week we hope to do some dancing and see if we need to merge with the juniors.

My Discovery. Tie Dye Shoes

My Discovery. Crayon Art

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Prove It Writing

My goal for this term was punctuation.
I think i did ok with this goal because did most of the strategies. 

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

French Mihi

In year 7/8 we had to choose a language that we wanted to learn. I chose French.
This is what i said in my video.

My name is Reia.
I am from Christchurch.
My Mums name is Tania.
My Dads name is Logan.
My friends name is Kyla.
I am 11 years old.
My school is Oaklands school.
My favorite colour is purple.
Good bye.

Reading goal

This is my reading goal for term 2. 
My goal was Analyse Similarity / Difference of language / discourse within / between texts.

First we had a poem and with that poem we had to find an analogy, metaphor and connotative language.

Friday, 26 June 2015

DIY Tye Dye shoes

WALT- Tye Dye shoes.
Now i am up to my last shoe and it looks amazing.

DIY- Tye Dye shoes

WALT-Tye Dye Shoes.
Now i am up to tye dying my first shoe and so far it looks awesome.

DIY- Tie Dye Shoes

WALT- Tye Dye Shoes.
I am now up to watching videos.
Now that i'm up to watching videos i need to take in the tips that they gave us.

This is the video that we watched

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Reia's Maths

                         This is my maths goal from this term.

Friday, 19 June 2015

Poem Writing

The wind is Roaring at my icy cold window pane. 
Bang! The wind howls at me as i snuggle in my warm silky bed.
By Reia

       = Metaphor
       = Personification 

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Writing Goal

My Writing goal was to use more vocab. Here is proof.

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Make inferences

Making Inferences
Step 1: Use background information. 
Step 2: Use text clues.
Step 3: Use the clues to make the best inference.
Step 4: Find out why the reader inferred here.

Monday, 15 June 2015

Merit evidence cross country

This term we had cross country and I think I did ok but I could have done better. In the cross country I came 10th. The thing I could have done better was to practice more outside of school and to get more fit. Overall I think I did good.

Merit evidance peer medation

On Wednesday I had peer mediation me and my partner had to sort out one problem with a bunch of girls. The thing I did good was to get all the girls playing together again and to get them to be friends again.
The thing I need to work on is to get the problem sorted out a tiny bit faster. 

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

(Merit Evidence) Peer Medation

Today I had peer Mediation but my group did not turn up so I had to ask someone else to help me.
Today we had to solve 1 problem and it got sorted.
The most challenging part about peer mediation was having to sort out the problem.
The things I need to work on is to find more problems and try help sort them out.
By Reia.

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Reading prove it.

WALT-Explore authors purpose.
Step1:find out if the authors purpose is inform,entertain or persuade.
Step2:find out what what the point of view is wether it's neutral,agree or disagree 
Step3:explain what the intended audience Is.
Step4:do the overall statement. 
Then your done. 

Proof for my writing goal.

My writing goal is to use punctuation is the right places. So here is my proof that I have done that.

My career goal is to be an Animal Attendant because I love animals and I like to help them when they need it. The chance of me getting this job is average because not many people like doing it because they get too close to the animals and want to keep them when they leave. In this job you do lots of things such as looking after animals and cleaning up after them, cleaning lots of shelters,feeding and bathing them and a whole lot more!

By Reia

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

(Merit evidence) Dance Group

Today at dance group Alyssa and I had to make up a move that we could do at the end, at first we kinda struggled but we got there in the end.
Something I could do better is to know the dance and focus on going the right way.
Something I did well was keeping in time with the music.
By Reia

Goal Reflection 2015

Earlier in the year i made a post about my goals for this year,

My first goal was to get all of my badges, I think im going ok and i nealy  have my merit badge.I really need to work on getting blog posts up on time.

My second goal was to get some sort of leadership role, I haven't gotten there yet but hopefully I will.

My last goal was to learn lots of new things in yr 7&8 and I have completed most of that. 

By Reia 

maths goal

This is my maths video for algorithm 
By Reia 

Friday, 22 May 2015

My discovery

WALT- To make crayon art.
This is my finished project
I am now up to making a new design for my discovery.
Make a new My Discovery project.

Thursday, 21 May 2015


WALT-Find and percentage of an amount
This is part 2 of my maths goal.
By Reia.


WALT-Find a given fraction of an amount. 
This is part of my maths goal.
By Reia.

Friday, 15 May 2015

Crayon art (My Discovery)

WALT- To create the crayon art
Now that i am up to melting the crayons i need to be really careful.
I am now up to melting the crayons.
Next Step: To let the melted crayons dry.

Crayon art (My Discovery)

WALT- Create crayon art.
Just finished gluing the crayons.
I am up to gluing the crayons
Next step: To melt the crayons.

Friday, 8 May 2015

My discovery

WALT- To make crayon art.
Now i am up to gluing
Next Step: Melt the crayons

My Discovery

WALT- To make crayon art.
Now i am using a hot glue gun i need to be really careful and try not to burn myself.
Now i am up to using the hot glue gun.
Next Step: Glue the crayons on.

Thursday, 7 May 2015

A day in Autumn

                       A day in Autumn

      This poem is about autumn and it is           full of awesome.
      As the leaves fall off the tree they            glide like a plane in the air.

     When the leaves fall off the tree they        scream like a girl would when she went      on a roller coaster ride.

       By Reia.  

Solo level: My Solo level is Multi-structural. I'm Multi-structural because I didn't really understand how to write but now I do.

The language features I used were:




Friday, 1 May 2015

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

(Merit Evidence) peer medation

Today Molly and I did peer medation. Something I liked about peer medation is that I got to help some little kids and not many older kids. 
Something I did well was listening to the younger kids and helping them solve the problem if they had one.
Something I need to work on is to walk around more and find some kids that need help or look like they need help. 
By Reia

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

(Merit evidence) Dance group

Today i had dance group. We are doing the dance to shake it off by Taylor swift.
Something I did good was gave it a go and found a partner when I had no one to to it with.
Something I learnt was to keep in time with the song and with the dance.
Something I need to improve on Is to go in the right direction 

Monday, 20 April 2015

Goal for term 2

My goal for term 2 is to get my merit badge and to remember when to do my leadership roles in the school. I also hope to improve in my reading,writing and maths.
By Reia

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

my self portrait

My Art work was not as good as I thought it could have been. I think I was about multi structual because I use a couple of tecniquies but I needed help from the teacher.
It did not turn out how I wanted it to.
By Reia

(Merit evidence) technology

Yesterday at tech I behaved by only talking to the person next to me on the bus and when I was doing sewing I asked for help and listened to the person who was teaching us.
What I could have done better was to focus more on stitching than designing my thing as everyone else did it in 2-5 minutes it took me 5-10 minutes but it was still fun.
By Reia

(Merit evidence) How I got involved

Yesterday I got involved by asking to play a game and then they let me play it.
The game was called bases.
I liked the game because you,got to run a lot and not just stand there.
The thing I could have done better is to get involved more.
By Reia

Friday, 27 March 2015

Goal Reflection

The thing I was working on this term was getting my merit badge.
But this term I did not earn it because I was not working hard enough and doing all my blog posts.
Next term I am going to work extra hard on everything and get my merit badge.
I still hope I can earn at least my excellence badge.
By Reia

Thursday, 12 March 2015

(Merit evidence)Helping out a group in peer mediation

Yesterday at lunch I helped a group for peer medation when they only had 1 person doing it.
We had no problems which was great. The thing I did good that day was when the person in the group asked me I said yes and helped out until the person that had to do other things came back. The thing I need to work on is to go to more people and see if they need help. I think that peer medation is fun even if you have no problems.

(Merit evidence) Peer medation

Today at morning tea I was on peer medation duty. It was great as kyla and I had no problems.
The thing I want to work on in peer medation is to walk around more and look for more people who need help. But the thing I did good today was starting on time and finishing on time. Even though we had no problems it was still fun! 
By Reia

My wonder writing

My goal for my wonder writng is descriptive words. This is how I've used them. The words in bold are the descriptive words.

Off to the park:
As I was having my delisous breakfast in the kitchen Mum asked Via and I if we would like to take Daisy he friendly dog to the park. We both said YES excitedly! But I had never gone to the park before EVER in my life.

Arriving at the park:
I sprinted in the gate of the park with Via and Daisy the friendly dog. But as I sprinted in I noticed  that these two women were staring at me then they pointed at my face and started cracking up laughing at me and how I looked.

Mum getting MAD:
When I saw them laughing at me Mum aggresavily stormed over to them and started screaming harsh words to them. I was so furious at Mum I dashed to a bush and hid with Daisy and Via.

The drive home:
As I jumped in the car I didn't say a word to Mum. When we arrived home I ran straight to my room and fell asleep with Daisy. Then I think to myself I don't care how I look I am who I am and that is how it is.

By Reia 

Monday, 9 March 2015

My goals for 2015

Here are my goals for 2015
I am aiming to get head girl and get all my badges.

By Reia