Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Term 1 Novel Study

Term 1 Novel Study


This term I have been reading and studying the novel Trash


I found this novel interesting because it was very mysterious and very sad.


During the novel I had to complete two major assessment tasks. The first is an Explain Map which shows the consequences of a major event in the book. The second was a Describe++ Map (Inference map) which shows I how I have connected prior knowledge and other experiences to what I have been reading to make an inference.


National Standard this covers

  • Year 7/8  Standard
    • using several pieces of information to make inferences
      using their prior knowledge, along with information in the text, to interpret abstract ideas, complex plots, and sophisticated themes
    • I can use a range of strategies, such as inferring, to work out more complex words.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

My writing

In writing I have been learning to:
  • use all basic punctuation independently
  • attempt more complex punctuation (eg semicolons, colons, parentheses)

I have been especially focusing on using parentheses and commas. I have highlighted these in green where I have used them as well as other punctuation that I changed because it was used incorrectly. Here is a piece of my writing that shows this.


Leadership is a skill of being able to motivate people/teams to work towards a goal. There are 6 traits of being an effective leader, they are,Trustworthy,Integrity,Resilient,Goal focused,Active thinker,Motivational. My key leadership role for 2017 is a peer mediator, this means that each week i walk around the school and help with peoples problems, but not physical violence.

Games with minimal or no equipment.



In PE we have been participating in a variety of games that require little or no equipment.
Below is the Matrix which shows our progression in this unit of learning.


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The table below shows my understanding of games with minimal or no equipment.
(Fill this table in, in as much detail as possible. )


Examples of Games that need minimal or no equipment.
What equipment would we usually need to play these games.  
Why do we play games with minimal or no equipment?
tag
octopus
invisible tag
tricky tag
cones,bibs,flagsso if we just thought about it like 10 mins ago or something we don't have to go through all the hassle of trying to get equipment and booking to use equipment and trying to find equipment that we need


My Strengths.  
Some things that I have done well during this unit of learning are i have been resilient because when there was a game i didn't want to play i didn't give up and not played the game i played the game and did my best to follow the rules
My Next Steps.
Some things I could improve on when playing games with minimal or no equipment are being more enthusiastic when playing the game and trying to enjoy it  Because if the game isn't a game that i like i need to be more enthusiastic about playing the game and not judging the name and try the game out