Wednesday, 31 August 2016

The Water Cycle

The Water Cycle, also known as the hydrologic cycle is a continuous - system of how we get our water.
During the cycle water comes in three stages, liquid, solid and gas. There are also 5 steps of the cycle known as evaporation, condensation, precipitation, runoff and groundwater.

Evaporation is the unofficial first step of the water cycle, furthermore the sun plays a massive part in evaporation. When the sun beats down on rivers, lakes and oceans and invisible substance known as water vapor rises up. On a cold day the water vapor turns into fog. Once the water vapor goes higher we experience condensation and precipitation.

Condensation and precipitation
Condensation and precipitation are different stages of the water cycle; But they are both major parts of it. Condensation is usually known as that stuff on our window from the hot are hitting the cold air and it's just like that in the water cycle, except when the water vapor rise up (towards the sky) the temperature gets colder and colder, in the end the water vapor becomes part of a cloud. When the cloud gets to big it falls down to earth as either sleet, snow, hail or obviously rain, that's called precipitation. So we have talked about evaporation, condensation and precipitation now we are talking about something that doesn't end with "ation."

Runoff and groundwater
Once precipitation has fallen back to earth it could fall into a river/stream which is called runoff or it could fall into soil and it will sink in and make a well with dirt above it and that's what we call groundwater. You can find groundwater no matter what country you live in.

So that was the stages of the water cycle, so what people don't know is that we never get new water, it is recycled over and over again. Technically there is no start to the water cycle also.

I can apply my knowledge of adverbial clauses and connectives to see how ideas are linked in texts.

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For reading I have been learning about adverbial clauses. I have found this learning surprisingly easy easy because if you do a reasonable amount of research you will find exactly what an adverbial clause is.

In this activity ( Activity!) I had to highlight what sentences had an adverbial clause in it, after that I had to check if I got all my answers right, which I did!

Monday, 29 August 2016

I can recognise and understand a variety of grammatical constructions and some rhetorical patterns

W.A.L.T: I can recognize and understand a variety of grammatical constructions and some rhetorical patterns

In this unit I have been learning about:
  • The parts of speech.
  • The types of nouns.
  • The types of sentences.

In this unit, I found challenging Telling the different types of nouns.

Something new I learnt was I learn all the different types of nouns which are, Proper, Common, Abstract and Collective.

Use prime numbers, common factors and multiples, and powers (including square roots.)

W.A.L.T: Use prime numbers, common factors and multiples, and powers (including square roots.)

Least Common Multiple:

Factors of 100:

Power of 10's:


Saturday, 27 August 2016

Homework Challenge - Offer To Help Out Around The house, Document 15 times

1.Get washing in.
2. Help get the food shopping out.
3. Hoover.
4.Set the table.
5. Dust the blinds.
6.Get the washing in.
8.Dust the funiture.
9.Set the table.
10.Steam mopping.
12.Put washing out.
13.Unload the dishwasher.
14.Dust funiture.
15. Help make dinner, e.g chop vegetables and peel potatoes.

I didn't mind doing the chores but I made sure to do them without being asked and that was probably the hardest part.
My least favourite job was dusting the blinds as it takes SO long, my favourite job was hoovering oddly enough.

Friday, 26 August 2016

Getting Involved

This week I think I got involved.
Firstly I helped out at the library on Thursday as it was winter tournament and some people who had librarian that on also.
Also this week has been a little chilly but I still got involved and played even though that wind was absolutely awful but running around and getting involved made me feel much, much better very quickly!
I also have been helping out in the library quite a lot this week during before school.
I really liked helping out before school as I actually enjoy issuing and returning books, oldly enough I find seeing the books people get out pretty interesting.
I Also got a sneak peek at what books were in the cupboard and I found the rest a series I've been dying to read for ages!
Overall I think I got involved this week

Role Model:
I was a role model because I got involved during lunchtime instead of sitting and talking which would make me even more cold.

Care Value:
The care value I used was Active thinking as I think I did a pretty good job at helping!

Leadership Trait:
The leadership trait I used was Resilience because even though it was very windy and cold some days I still got involved.

Kapa Haka

Today I had Kapa Haka.
This session was a little different to all the other ones as it was shorter which felt weird as we've been doing it for and hour and a half for a while so it felt weird to have a short session.
But when I walked into the hall I noticed lots of classes waiting for us and then I realised we're performing to them!
I was really nervous at first as we've never performed to a class, only the office ladys.
So I went to go and sit down in my starting position to sing our first song.
After that it was what I was most nervous for, THE POI SONG!
The only reason I was nervous was because I really didn't want to mess up in front of everyone.
Thankfully I didn't mess up which was very relieving and at last we did our school song.
After that we had feedback from the students which was good!
After all the feedback we had more people coming in, except they were little kids.
I didn't feel as nervous because I'd already performed and I was ready!
I didn't mess up through out performance which felt good and of course we had some more feedback.
Overall I feel very prepared for the cultural festival and actually excited to go and perform at it.

Role Model:
I was a role model because I was quiet before we performed to role model to little kids.

Care Value:
The care value I showed was Active Thinking because I had to be quick with transitions and had to make sure I was in a good positions for the poi so my poi didn't hit anyone else.

Leadership trait:
The leadership trait I showed was Excellence because I tried my best and it paid off as I didn't mess up!


As it was raining today I sadly couldn't read to juniors as they don't come to the library so instead Alicia and I did some jobs around the library.
We brought some books over to room 22 and put some things away.
I was a little disappointed that I couldn't read to the juniors as I do enjoy doing it and also I didn't think I couldn't blog but then I realised I did help out in the library this week!
On Thursday I did librarian inside as it was the winter tournament and people who were on that day couldn't come so I offered to help out.
I put away books that had been returned and I also issued and returned books.
I noticed that there were a lot of people in the library, more then I expected so I did have to do rather a lot of helping.
My favourite thing to do was issuing and returning books.
It was also good I brought my current book I was reading so I could read after I put all the books away.
Overall I really did enjoy helping out inside the library

Role Model:
I was a role model because I made sure to put the books away respectfully and in the right place.

Care Values:
The care value I showed was Community Because it was good I got involved and helped Mrs Ward out!

Leadership Trait
The leadership trait I showed was Active thinker because it as my first time doing librarian on a lunchtime inside.

Friday, 19 August 2016


Today I had Librarian.
Today we decided to bring the bean bags out as it was raining or damp outside, it was just very windy!
We just bring the books that we think are most popular with the little kids, that usually consists of Barbie books and spot the dog books.
This time, I actually read to quite a few little kids, I read to around 3-4 which doesn't sound like a lot but sometimes they can be a bit much with what book you read!
I do find it rather hard bringing the bean bags sometimes because when you leave them for even 2 seconds, a little kid just starts jumping all over it.
Also before Librarian both Alicia and I found two little kids who were injured, so we both brought them over to Mr Mcaven.
After reading to the little kids we just brought the bean bags back to the library and we also returned the books.
This time, I found that little kids and bean bags don't always mix well together, just by carrying a bean bags I still have little kids grabbing the bean bags!
Overall It was a very good session of librarian.

Role Model:
I was a role model by taking care of the bean bags and being respectful of them.

leadership Trait:
The leadership trait I showed was Active thinker because I had to make sure to be "fair" with bean bag space.

Care Value:
The care value I showed was excellence because I actually read all the books this time even though some of them were shorter than others!

Kapa Haka

Today I had Kapa Haka.
We practised our performance for the cultural festival which is coming closer and closer!
I starting to feel even more nervous as its coming up soon.
We ran through our performance over and over just to make sure everything's good.
After running through we had Mrs Martin, Mrs Hall and some of the office lady come and watch our cultural festival performance.
After that, they told us it was really good Which is nice!
After doing our practising we got our outfits for the cultural festival, so we had to line up tallest to shortest.
I was closer to the front as I'm pretty tall, which was actually to my advantage as the tall people got to go first!
When I got my outfit it was a good fit, sadly I didn't get a top with straps on it but, that was okay. After waiting for everyone else to change into their outfit we just sang songs.
Even though I didn't really know the lyrics to some of the songs we were singing, I still sang the words I did know!
Overall It was a good kapa haka practice as we got to practise in front of people.

Role Model:
I was a role model because I was waiting patiently for everyone else to wait and get their outfit even though it did take very long.

Care Value:
The Care Value I showed was Active thinking because I am a rather awkward height when it comes to the Kapa Haka skirts, there either too long or too short so I just went for a long one that I have to pull up which is okay.

Leadership trait:
The leadership trait I showed was resilience. Because I was really nervous performing in front of people but I didn't give up even though I did make some mistakes.

Friday, 12 August 2016


Today I had librarian.
Firstly we chose our book which were basically Barbie books, which is quite rare as there's never any barbie books people usually get them out.
We decided not to bring bean bags because the weather looked very murky and like it could rain and we wouldn't want to get the bean bags wet.
As usual I read to a mixture of people as little kids come and go.
I read around 5 books and I read to around 4-5 little kids but it was all at different times as some of them leave.
There was a problem with one of the books going missing because halfway through reading a book one of the girls I was reading to told me someone had took a book and ran of with it.
I usually don't mind little kids taking books and reading them to themselves but they always read very close to where I am.
But this girl was on the other side of the junior area.
So I got up and briefly asked for her to give the book back after a short while she did.
Overall librarian went very well even though there were some "malfunctions."
I also did enjoy reading the books too!

Leadership Trait:
The leadership trait I used was active thinker because it was best not to bring the bean bags in case it rain.

Care Value:
The care value I used was Respect as I was very polite to the girl who took the book even though it did get a little frustrating as it took more then one go to ask for the book.

Role Model:
I was a role model because The same girl who took the book ran up to Alicia and I when we were heading back to the library so I said to her that she can have the book if she comes to the library to read it.

Kapa Haka

I have just got back from Kapa Haka and I think it went very well!
It was an hour long practice for me and the senior girls but the girls who are doing short poi had to stay behind to perfect their actions.
We also learnt some new commands which are for when we put out pois away.
Whats we did was we mainly ran through out cultural festival performance and we did some stuff to do with transitions.
I think I went good because I made sure to listen and be quiet after transitions because there was a lot of talking before we did out school song, but thankfully none of the seniors were talking!
In the poi song I found I did mess up quite a bit at one point during the song, after that I made sure to get my timing better.
In one of our songs we do stepping and I thought I was pretty much in time with everyone else.
To improve I'm going to practice my poi this weekend because there is always room for improvement!
Overall I think this weeks 1 hour session went well.

Role Model:
I was a role model because when before we were going to perform the school song people were talking but I was quiet.

The leadership trait I used was active thinking because at the start I made sure to ask the person in front of me to move over a little so I could be behind them.

Care Value:
The Care Value I used was respect because I was resilient during poi as this session I did mess up quite a bit.

Friday, 5 August 2016


Today I had librarian.
As usual I read to little kids but the library wasn't open today but we could still do it anyway.
We decided not to bring bean bags as the deck wasn't open.
I read to lots of different little kids as they tend to come and go.
The books i read were Barbie, Spot, Wacky Wednesday and a fairy tale book.
I actually re-read the Barbie books because when different groups of little kids came they wanted me to read them the barbie books which was okay I guess but it got very boring after a while.
Reading to little kids can be rather interesting I came to find this session because one second you have a parade of little kids and then the next second your reading to 2 little kids.
Near the end of librarian I noticed Alicia still hadn't finished the book she was reading to the little kids and I saw a little girl sitting on her own so I offered to read to her sadly i had to go and return the book to the library otherwise i would be very late for class.
Overall it was a good session reading to little kids.

Leadership trait:
The leadership trait I used was motivational because i encouraged some of the kids to be read to as they weren't doing anything or weren't getting involved as much.

Care Value:
The Care Value I used was excellence as i did librarian a lot longer then I would normally but I didn't mind.

Role Model:
I was a role model because I helped the kids get involved and do something for their lunchtime.

Kapa haka

Today I had Kapa Haka.
Today's practice was just a run down of our cultural festival performance.
We ran through our songs and our advise was to sing a little louder.
I found this practice my poi got tangled with other and I did hit my self with the poi quite a few times!
The teachers said that the senior girls did a very good job on the poi and had a good volume so that was good!
They were also talking about the short pois and that made me remember last year when I did short poi, I think I remember the actions!
For poi I'm going to practice this weekend so I can master the one move I need to perfect.
Overall I think I did well at kapa haka but I didn't have a very good poi day though as I hit my head a lot!

Care Value: 
The Care Value I used was Active thinker because in one of the songs we have to take steps and the first time we ran through this song I took steps that were to small so next time i took steps that were a little bigger and it was much better!

Role Model:
I was a Role Model because I made sure to always listen to the commands as we were running through the cultural performance.

Leadership Trait:
The leadership trait I used was resilience because I didn't do very well in our poi song the first time we practiced it but the second time I actually did a lot better!

Being A Role Model To The Little Kids.

Today I garden to table, it was my first time gardening and I wasn't sure if I was going to like it.
One everyone got there I got assigned 2 little kids, one of the little kids didn't speak much  English as it wasn't here first language.
So I had to try really hard as I'm not really a massive fan of gardening as I really didn't like the idea of getting dirty or anything like that.
My job with the little kids was pulling the leeks and then putting then making the soil even again.
I actually liked it more then I thought I would as we got to wear gloves and I just mainly had to pull out the leeks that the little kids couldn't pull out.
I also had to make sure that when they pulled the leeks out they shook the dirt of sensibly, so I had to keep role modelling how to do that as they found it very funny when they shook the dirt off.
After all the gardening I had to help out with cooking which I enjoyed as I did cooking last week.
Overall gardening was challenging in a good way and I actually enjoyed it.

Role model:
I was a role model as I had to show them how to do some of the gardening as they were having a bit of trouble at some of it.

Care Values:
The Care Value I used was Active Thinking because I had to actively think about communicating to the little girl who couldn't speak much English.

Leadership Trait
The leadership trait I used was resilience as I couldn't give up even when it got a little tiring (as little kids can be very difficult.)