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Deduce the angle properties of intersecting and parallel lines and the angle properties of polygons and apply these properties Modelling Book

WALT: Deduce the angle properties of intersecting and parallel lines and the angle properties of polygons and apply these properties Modelling Book


I learnt the angle properties and how to calculate the sum of the interior angles. \ The most challenging thing was trying to memorise all the angle properties.

I can take action to improve the water cycle in Canterbury

In this project I was working with Sasha, Dylan and Emily  and we decided to create a story for kids

Here is a link to what we made.

In this project we decided that our success criteria were: (list the criteria you created on slide 7)

A good Children’s Story needs... Why is this important? Strong characters who evoke strong emotion So Children get attached to the character. One that contains a simple and original idea presented with clarity and great power. So children can read it easily One that makes the world seem larger and more interesting. So children get attached to the book Make sure the words we use is easy for children to understand So they understand what we are saying Make sure we have pretty pictures So they get interested in the pictures
Overall our project met/do not meet this criteria because met the criteria because we tested them on some children and they thought that the pictures were nice, the characters were cute, especially the sun.

Visual Art

WALT: Apply knowledge about shapes and patterns derived from nature into an original artwork
For Visual Art the SOLO level I achieved was: Extended Abstract
The 3 Visual Art techniques I used in my art work to achieve this level were: Moving Watercolours, Shading and Glazing
Here is a photo of my artwork:

My next step in visual art is: to use more techniques in my art.

Koru Games Reflection (Must Do Merit 3)

The activity I did at Koru Games was Touch Rugby, The B Team.
Two highlights of the Koru games was the fact that you could bring devices to Koru Games, because it would have been more boring if we couldn't bring them with us and when we tied with Lincoln in Touch.
I am proud of our team because overall we scored a lot of tries.
Next time I want to try and get a higher place, because we got 11 out of 12 teams.

CARE Progress in Term 3 Week 7

CARE: My progress so far

The CARE award that I am working towards is:  Silver

The one area of CARE that I am doing best in is: Bus         because: There are many opportunities to get bus ticks every Tuesday when we go technology.

The one area of CARE that I need to work harder in is:  Assembly         because: I have hardly any ticks in that area.

To show my leadership qualities I am a role model to others in the CARE values by doing/showing these leadership traits: Integrity, Goal Focused, Trustworthy, Resilient, Active Thinker, Motivational

On the CARE SOLO matrix below I am at this SOLO level: Relational   because: I can use them without having to be told to.

Prestructural
Unistructural
Multistructural
Relational

Cantamaths Merit 3

In Week 3 of Cantamaths We had another survey of 2008 Year 8 Questions, which were slightly hard than the Year 7 Questions. As same as always there were very hard questions but there were also very easy questions like "There are 560 students and 26 teachers at our school. We have 2 buses available, one carries 40 people and one carries 28 people. If the buses travel together in convoy, how many trips to the Town Hall will they need to make to get all students and teachers there?" (The answer is 9 by the way). There also was a hard one that asked you how many times the digit 2 appeared in a list from 1 to 300. The  leadership trait that I showed was Goal Focused because the question that asked how many times did digit 2 appear in a list from 1 to 300, I wrote a list of the numbers but I still got the question wrong.

Cantamaths Merit 2

For the week 2 of Cantamaths training we had another hard survey. Some of the questions were super hard like one where it asked how many triangles were in the shape. I ended up getting a score like 4/20. I think I used Goal Focused because it was really hard and I tried to get them all right.

Must Do Merit 2

On Tuesday at technology, at food tech we made potato pile ups which were basically stuffed potato and we also made cheese rolls. The potato pile ups were really easy to make and all you needed to do was microwave the potato, empty the potato and stuff it again, it was really good. Cheese rolls were easy as well but they came out really ugly. The learner quality I used was resilient because when I rolled up the cheese rolls they kept on ripping.

Dylan and Nicholas' Mandarin Numbers