Friday, 30 June 2017

Maths geometry

Distinction key leadership role 2

Today was a leadership meeting, we met when everyone else in the class was eating so we didn't miss out on lunch which is good! We mostly talked about what we are going to do for the mural and also how we have to be up to a certain amount of blog posts to do the game at the end of the term for the people who have done their leadership role well. The people who have done it, got to go (like me) but the others had to stay and show Mr Ladbrook how many they had done.  I showed community by giving my opinion bout the mural. I showed leadership by doing all of my blog posts so it was less work for Mr Ladbrook. I was a role model by doing all the work I needed to do, since i'm a leader.

Distinction key leadership role 1

Today all the student leaders got called into a meeting mostly about the house captains and the follow up from when we went to visit the city council and what we can do to help them with the environment. We decided as a group to make a mural, we need to wait until the lady in charge reply's before we know what to draw and create. The house captains got told to keep doing what were doing n terms of doing the bins and flags because we are doing well. I showed excellence by giving ideas for what we could do for the mural. I showed leadership by turning up and doing my jobs like the flags and bins. I was a role model by listening to Mr Ladbrook when he was talking.

Distinction kapa haka 1

Today was kapa haka. Firstly we went to the hall and sat in our spots in our lines for the performances, but then Mrs Baker realized there were heaps of gaps in the lines so we re organised all the spots again and we had to try and remember them for the next weeks so we wouldn't have to ask and annoy the teachers. So the teachers took a photo of us in our lines so they could tell us where we sit if we asked the next week. Next we went through our whole list of songs and fixed things we needed working on. I showed excellence by trying to remember my spot so I didn't annoy the teachers. I showed leadership by turning up to kapa haka. I was a role model by showing people where to sit and once I was assigned a spot I waited quietly for the other people to get a spot.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

I can evaluate writers’ purposes and consider how they have used structure and language to suit these purposes. (Eg: I can make decisions about why the writer has written a piece of writing and how they have used particular structures and words to meet the purpose.

This is what we had to do for our blog post.
Assessment:​ ​I​ ​can​ ​evaluate​ ​writer's’​ ​purposes​ ​and​ ​consider​ ​how​ ​they​ ​have​ ​used​ ​structure​ ​and​ ​language​ ​to​ ​suit​ ​these​ ​purposes.​ ​(Eg:​ ​I​ ​can​ ​make 
decisions​ ​about​ ​why​ ​the​ ​writer​ ​has​ ​written​ ​a​ ​piece​ ​of​ ​writing​ ​and​ ​how​ ​they​ ​have​ ​used​ ​particular​ ​structures​ ​and​ ​words​ ​to​ ​meet​ ​the​ ​purpose.) 
Name:​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​Choose​ ​3​ ​out​ ​of​ ​the​ ​following​ ​texts:  
L5​ ​Author’s 
follow​ ​up 
I​ ​can​ ​describe​ ​the​ ​author's​ ​purpose​ ​in​ ​relation 
to​ ​structure​ ​and​ ​language​ ​choices​ ​in​ ​a​ ​text 
and​ ​give​ ​relevant​ ​evidence​ ​(eg​ ​vocabulary 
I​ ​can​ ​compare​ ​and​ ​contrast​ ​differences​ ​in​ ​the​ ​author's 
purpose​ ​in​ ​relation​ ​to​ ​structure​ ​and​ ​language​ ​choices 
between​ ​different​ ​texts. 
The​ ​author’s​ ​purpose​ ​is​ ​to​ ​inform​ ​the​ ​reader​ ​and 
give​ ​them​ ​facts. 
The​ ​specific​ ​language/​ ​structure​ ​choices​ ​that​ ​the 
author​ ​has​ ​made​ ​to​ ​support​ ​their​ ​purpose​ ​are​ ​that 
they​ ​have​ ​scientific​ ​and​ ​strong​ ​facts​ ​to​ ​prove​ ​their 
Specific​ ​language​ ​choices 
in​ ​the​ ​3​ ​texts: 
Structure​ ​of​ ​the​ ​3​ ​texts: 
both​ ​have​ ​informative 
language​ ​and​ ​they​ ​also​ ​had 
scientific​ ​language​ ​and 
facts​ ​for​ ​the​ ​reader.  
and​ ​​Laundry​ ​Folding​ ​Robot​​ ​both 
have​ ​their​ ​facts​ ​at​ ​the​ ​start 
and​ ​then​ ​later​ ​in​ ​the​ ​story 
they​ ​keep​ ​backing​ ​up​ ​their 
The​ ​author’s​ ​purpose​ ​is​ ​to​ ​inform​ ​the​ ​reader​ ​and 
let​ ​them​ ​know​ ​about​ ​this​ ​robot. 
The​ ​specific​ ​language/​ ​structure​ ​choices​ ​that​ ​the 
author​ ​has​ ​made​ ​to​ ​support​ ​their​ ​purpose​ ​are​ ​they 
have​ ​written​ ​about​ ​what​ ​the​ ​robot​ ​does​ ​and​ ​how​ ​it 
could​ ​help​ ​people​ ​in​ ​their​ ​lives. 
The​ ​author’s​ ​purpose​ ​is​ ​to​ ​entertain​ ​the​ ​readers 
and​ ​make​ ​them​ ​want​ ​to​ ​read​ ​the​ ​book​ ​maybe​ ​to 
their​ ​children. 
The​ ​specific​ ​language/​ ​structure​ ​choices​ ​that​ ​the 
author​ ​has​ ​made​ ​to​ ​support​ ​their​ ​purpose​ ​are 
making​ ​the​ ​tory​ ​fun​ ​like​ ​having​ ​a​ ​talking​ ​cat​ ​and 
making​ ​it​ ​an​ ​adventure​ ​for​ ​the​ ​reader. 
cat​​ ​story​ ​was​ ​different 
because​ ​it​ ​had​ ​funny 
language​ ​and​ ​it​ ​was 
entertaining​ ​and​ ​the 
author's​ ​purpose​ ​was​ ​not​ ​to 
inform​ ​like​ ​the​ ​other​ ​two 
the​ ​cat​​ ​story​ ​it​ ​was 
completely​ ​different 
because​ ​the​ ​authors 
purpose​ ​was​ ​to​ ​entertain 
the​ ​reader​ ​not​ ​to​ ​give​ ​the 
reader​ ​facts​ ​like​ ​the​ ​other 
Level​ ​5​ ​- 
Purpose​ ​Map 


I​ ​can 
describe​ ​the 
purpose​ ​in​ ​a 
I​ ​can​ ​identify​ ​several​ ​features​ ​of​ ​the​ ​author’s​ ​purpose 
The​ ​author’s​ ​purpose​ ​is… 
The​ ​point​ ​of​ ​view​ ​is… 
The​ ​intended​ ​audience​ ​is... 
I​ ​can​ ​identify​ ​several​ ​features​ ​of​ ​the​ ​author’s​ ​purpose​;​ ​and 
explain​ ​giving​ ​relevant​ ​examples​ ​and​ ​evidence. 
What​ ​does​ ​it​ ​say​ ​in​ ​the​ ​text​ ​to​ ​show​ ​you​ ​that: 
this​ ​is​ ​the​ ​author’s​ ​purpose 
this​ ​is​ ​the​ ​point​ ​of​ ​view 
this​ ​is​ ​the​ ​intended​ ​audience 
The​ ​author’s 
To​ ​inform​ ​the​ ​reader​ ​what​ ​is​ ​going​ ​on​ ​with​ ​venus​ ​fly 
1.They​ ​used​ ​scientific​ ​sentences​ ​and​ ​words​ ​like 
purpose​ ​is… 
P?​ ​I?​ ​E? 
traps​ ​and​ ​what​ ​they​ ​do. 
when​ ​they​ ​said​ ​​the​ ​fact​ ​that​ ​the​ ​Dionaea 
muscipula,​ ​or​ ​Venus's​ ​flytrap,​ ​feeds​ ​on 
unsuspecting​ ​insects​ ​by​ ​luring​ ​them​ ​into​ ​its 
jaw-like​ ​leaves​ ​with​ ​sweet-smelling​ ​nectar​ ​has 
been​ ​known​ ​for​ ​centuries 
2.​ ​They​ ​are​ ​telling​ ​the​ ​reader​ ​what​ ​is​ ​happening​ ​and​ ​what 
has​ ​happened​ ​with​ ​venus​ ​fly​ ​traps​ ​like​ ​when​ ​they​ ​said 
how​ ​t​his​ ​is​ ​not​ ​the​ ​first​ ​time​ ​the​ ​Venus​ ​flytrap​ ​has 
impressed​ ​scientists.  
3.​ ​They​ ​used​ ​strong​ ​statements​ ​​ ​like​ ​when​ ​they​ ​said​ ​​the 
smart​ ​plant​ ​knows​ ​that​ ​this​ ​could​ ​be​ ​the​ ​result​ ​of​ ​the 
wind​ ​or​ ​a​ ​raindrop.​ ​It​ ​is​ ​only​ ​when​ ​the​ ​unsuspecting 
creature​ ​triggers​ ​the​ ​sensory​ ​hair​ ​a​ ​second​ ​time​ ​that​ ​it 
gets​ ​trapped​ ​inside​ ​the​ ​leaf. 
The​ ​point​ ​of 
view​ ​is… 
Third​ ​person 
1.​ ​In​ ​the​ ​text​ ​they​ ​keep​ ​saying​ ​words​ ​like​ ​their​ ​and 
that​ ​means​ ​its​ ​in​ ​third​ ​person​ ​like​ ​when​ ​they​ ​said 
The​ ​proteins​ ​extracted​ ​from​ ​their​ ​prey 
2.​ ​Also​ ​when​ ​they​ ​said​ ​according​ ​to​ ​the​ ​researchers. 
3.​ ​And​ ​lastly​ ​when​ ​they​ ​kept​ ​saying​ ​“they.” 
The​ ​intended 
audience​ ​is... 
Biology​ ​students​ ​at​ ​high​ ​school​ ​or​ ​university​ ​level. 
1.It​ ​has​ ​strong​ ​sentences​ ​like​ ​when​ ​they​ ​said 
however,​ ​scientists​ ​thought​ ​the​ ​prey​ ​only 
provided​ ​the​ ​plant​ ​with​ ​essential​ ​nutrients​ ​like 
nitrogen​ ​and​ ​phosphorous,​ ​that​ ​are​ ​severely 
lacking​ ​in​ ​their​ ​native​ ​habitats​ ​–​ ​the​ ​subtropical 
wetlands​ ​of​ ​North​ ​and​ ​South​ ​Carolina. 
2.​ ​And​ ​also​ ​when​ ​the​ ​author​ ​put​ ​according​ ​to​ ​the 
researcher,​ ​the​ ​process​ ​begins​ ​when​ ​the​ ​insect​ ​lands 
on​ ​the​ ​trap.​ ​If​ ​it​ ​just​ ​touches​ ​the​ ​sensory​ ​hair​ ​on​ ​the 
leaves​ ​once,​ ​nothing​ ​happens. 
3.​ ​And​ ​lastly​ ​when​ ​he​ ​said​ ​what​ ​they​ ​noticed​ ​was​ ​that​ ​a 
significant​ ​amount​ ​of​ ​the​ ​carbon​ ​dioxide​ ​emitted​ ​during 
respiration​ ​was​ ​derived​ ​from​ ​the​ ​prey​ ​being​ ​digested, 
not​ ​from​ ​photosynthesis​ ​conducted​ ​by​ ​the​ ​plant.​ ​These 
are​ ​just​ ​examples​ ​because​ ​of​ ​the​ ​strong​ ​language​ ​the 
author​ ​is​ ​using. 

​ ​I​ ​can​ ​generalise​ ​about​ ​the​ ​author’s​ ​point​ ​of​ ​view 
Overall​ ​this​ ​text​ ​was​ ​informative​ ​and​ ​in​ ​third​ ​person​ ​view​ ​because​ ​the​ ​author​ ​wanted​ ​to​ ​teach​ ​people​ ​something 
about​ ​the​ ​stuff​ ​he​ ​finds​ ​interesting​ ​and​ ​might​ ​want​ ​to​ ​put​ ​the​ ​message​ ​across​ ​that​ ​he​ ​wants​ ​more​ ​researchers​ ​to 
do​ ​another​ ​experiment​ ​on​ ​the​ ​venus​ ​fly​ ​trap.​ ​I​ ​strongly​ ​think​ ​this​ ​text​ ​is​ ​aimed​ ​at​ ​​biology​ ​students​ ​at​ ​high​ ​school 
or​ ​university​ ​level​​ ​because​ ​the​ ​author​ ​has​ ​put​ ​lots​ ​of​ ​scientific​ ​words​ ​that​ ​I​ ​cannot​ ​understand​ ​without​ ​looking 
them​ ​up.