Sunday, 26 March 2017

Home learning challenge E2

These are some questions I asked my Mums cousin Amy, we stayed with her when we were in Auckland to watch Adele.

1. What is your job and what part do you play in your job? A. Naturopath ( they work in natural medicine to help people who are not well become well, they do it through using diet and lifestyle) They use nutrition and herbal medicine. But Amy is a technical support person which means she would get phone calls or email or see her in person, tell her their sickness and Amy would tell them what some good options of medicine they could have to fix them, because she works for people that sell thousands of different medicines. 

2. What qualifications do you need to have to be a naturopath? A. You need to have your bachelor of Heath science deploma of herbal medicine and deploma of naturopathy. This will take you 3 years of learning/training.

3. Do you enjoy your job and why? A. Amy likes doing research and she has to do research because when she gets a patient she will research what natural medicine would be the best for this particular problem.

4. What tools do you use in your job? A. She uses lots of the Internet when people phone up and the patients tell her what's wrong with thier clients and if she didn't know what this particular condition is she would google it and then understand more, and also phone because she can phone the experts if there is someone that knows this condition better and they will tell Amy some other things about this.

5. What is an example that helps lots of people with thier health? A. Magnesium, because it helps with lots of different things and it works fast. Some of the things it helps is, stress, sleeping, cramps, headaches and some more. Magnesium relaxes muscles and nerves.

Excellence key leadership 2

On Wednesday the leaders met up and had a meeting. While all the rest of the classes were eating the house captains were talking about what they are gonna do for a game. The house captains have to run a game every term for the school (kauri or kakano) this is a good idea because it gets the school involved at lunches and it's good for the house captains to have something to do. Tracy and I are thinking of doing dodge ball in the hall with the kauri students but we are not to sure, but this game would be a good idea because all you need is balls. I showed active thinking by giving the other house captains ideas for thier games and I showed leadership by showing up to the meeting and getting our game sorted on time.

Excellence kapa Haka 2

Today was kapa Haka. Firstly we had to take off our shoes and put them in the hall foyer until the end of kapa Haka when we will put them back on. Next we sang a song for the non performance kapa Haka so they can go back to their class. After that we sang the song Hare Mai and practiced our actions that we made up last week. Soon after that we sang another song by Stan Walker and practiced doing the whole thing in Maori and just the rap in English so it sounds nice. I showed excellence by listening to the teachers so they could get on with teaching us. I showed leadership by turning up to kapa Haka and helping the kids find thier space again.

Monday, 20 March 2017

My Leadership article

In writing I have been learning to use a wide range of punctuation appropriately and with increasing accuracy like . , ! ? “”
- colon :
- semi-colon ;
- hyphen -
- parentheses ( )
- brackets [ ]
- ellipses ...

I have been especially focusing on using parentheses and semi-colon. 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 a people/teams to work towards a goal. There are 6 traits of an effective leader and they are, Integrity, Goal focused, Trustworthy, being an active thinker, Resilience and being Motivational. My key leadership role for 2017 is to be one of the Miro house captains; this means that when there is a sports day or house colour day I will be the one to dress up in HEAPS of blue because I am representing my house, also to set up games for Miro house, and lastly creating fun ways to make the school a better place for the students; for example last year the leaders made anti-bullying  wrist bands for people to wear at school to show that they are against bullying. In order to be an effective and fun leader I need to show the leadership traits in my role!
In this piece of writing I have used lots of semicolons but not many bracets this is my introduction.

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Home learning challenge excellence A12 design your own

Today I had to go and pick up my netball uniform and we found out that we could either sell 36 bars of chocolate for $2 or pay $25 to the club to make training tops for everyone and I chose fundraising because I didn't want to pay that much when I could just get out and about. I walked around about 2 blocks in 1 and a half hours to sell the chocolate to give to the club. 

Excellence 1 key leadership

On Tuesday the leaders had a talk about who is doing the flags because some people aren't doing it after and before school because they just don't want to. We also talked about how the house captains have to get their game ready for the term because every term the house captains run a game for all the Kauri students of the whole school because some kids don't get involved at lunch and these games are really fun for lots of them. Tracy and I think we want to do capture the flag. I showed community by giving some of the house captains ideas for their games. I showed leadership by turning up to this meeting.

Excellence kapa Haka 1

Today was kapa Haka. Firstly we sang a song we always sing for a warm up and because the non performance group only stay at kapa Haka for one or two songs just to get involved but I am not in the non performance I am in the performance because I like performing. Then we sang a new song and learnt new actions to it for a change because it has been quite boring doing the same songs every week. We practiced those actions a lot and then sang our last song by Stan walker and tried without the lyrics and only the year 7/8s and a few others knew it off by heart. I showed respect by listening to the commands and doing them. I showed leadership by always listening and again helping the other kids to find their lines.

Monday, 13 March 2017

Games with none or minimal equiptment

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?
Any tag games e.g Octopus or normal tag.

Silent ball

Games on the court e.g basketball or netball
Cones,  a ball, bibs, or a bat maybe?Because they are easy to set up and easy to understand and not complicated.

My Strengths.  
Some things that I have done well during this unit of learning are listening to the instructions because I knew most of the games anyway.

My Next Steps.

Some things I could improve on when playing games with minimal or no equipment are getting more involved because I wasn't running around as much as other people were.

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Home learning challenge E8: Choose a musical instrument and learn howto play a new song

Today I learned how to play the main part of the song stay by Riannah. I only recorded a little bit because this song is mostly the same thing al the way through. Stay is a hard song to do because of the transitions between how to move your hands to whatever note so I am really proud of myself for getting it!

Here is me doing apart of this song

Key leadership role merit post 5

On Wednesday was the kauri run bike run. I had to help in this because every year the house captains chose a game to run for the people who aren't racing at the time to burn off some energy since we don't get fitness or morning tea but we do get lunch because the run bike run only takes up half the day. Tracy and I decided we would run trickey tag because we got put with the year 6s and most of them like that game because they play it a lot. But we also played the game paper scissors rock because trickey tag started to get a bit boring. I showed excellence by handing out pozis to the people who were getting involved.

Kapa Haka merit post 5

Today was Kapa Haka. Firstly we had to take off our shoes, go into the hall and get into our lines that we learned at the start of the term. Next we sang a song while the non performance group was there and we sang he honore. After that the non performance people left the hall and went back to class. Straight after that we got into a song called Aoteroa by Stan walker witch we have been practicing quite a lot because it is a very hard song to learn. Lastly we sang a song that the school sang a log time ago and I knew all the lyrics because I was in kapa Haka that year! I showed active thinking by remembering where my spot in the line was so the teachers didn't have to find one for me along with all the other kids that couldn't remember.

Sunday, 5 March 2017

R1 Improve your fitness: over 4 weeks swim 1k.

I have done at least 10 lengths every week for over 4 weeks in order to do well at trials. I have firstly been to jellie park 2 times, then to pioneer, also to wharanui 3 times. I have practiced my breaststroke and my freestyle mostly because these were the ones I chose for swimming trials. I showed active thinking by training for my sport events.

My proof is that I did so well in swimming sports (forgot to take photos!)😂

Kapa Haka merit post 4

Today was kapa Haka, we started with a warm up and we sung he honore. Then we started practicing our main song at the moment witch is Ka Waiata. We have made some echoes in this song and now it sounds so cool. Next we practiced and learnt some new bits of a song by Stan Walker called Aroteroa,     (I don't know how to spell it) Lastly we practiced a song called e rere taku manu and finished our kapa Haka for the week. I showed excellence by teaching some of the little kids how to sing the last song we practiced because I know it well.

Friday, 3 March 2017

Key leaderrship role merit #4

On Thursday I came back from swimming trials and found out that we and a leadership meeting! Because we had a power outage lots of the leaders had gone home but there were still enough to do a proper meeting. Firstly the house captains went away and finished our slide show on the challenge that we will be announced at assembly. After the house captains finished that we all played a game called hot seat. Hot seat is where you have an audience and just one person on a chair Infront of the audience, and an anoncer who was Mr Mc Cleod, so Mrs Mc Cleld would announce the person in the hot seat as a make believe character, e.g I was named as skreak. And then you would have to answer all the questions the audience had in character. I showed active thinking by staying in character even though doing streaks voice was embarrassing.