Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Excellence Evidence Librarian 1


On Monday I had Librarian with Samantha L, Samantha W, Monique, Isabelle and Xanthe.

First of all we went to the Library and got two books that were Barbie Charm School and a Barbie book about horse riding. Next we grabbed a couple of bean bags and headed down to the music room deck.

When we got to the deck and ask some juniors if they wanted to listen to a story. A couple of them wanted to so we sat down with the juniors on our laps and started reading. It was Samantha L and Samantha W turn to read. Samantha W read first and she read Barbie Charm School. Once she was finished Samantha L read the barbie book about horse riding. When they were finished we packed up and returned the gear to the library. (What I did).

I showed Respect by listening to the reader.

I showed leadership by role modelling how to sit still and silently while Samantha L and Samantha W read.

Monday, 23 May 2016

My Short Story

Short stories

For this piece of writing I have focusing on my vocabulary and punctuation. I have been learning to:

Use a large productive vocabulary across the curriculum (Year 9/10)

Use a wide range of punctuation appropriately and with increasing accuracy. (Year 9/10)

The pieces of my writing that are highlighted green are where I have shown my vocabulary and punctuation goal.

Here is my story The Final

The rain was pelting down on me like daggers. It was a freezing showery day at the Lincoln Netball courts. The courts were as wet and slippery as an ice skating rink, the hoops are a tap dripping with water. The smell of hot pies is wafting through the courts, making me drool. There are people milling around aimlessly like sheep in a field. The butterflies in my stomach are a lion roaring and surging as I wait to take the court. It is the final,  Halswell A (my team) versus Rolleston A.

“Hands in” says Ellie one of our captains.”

Team on 3, 1, 2, 3.”

“TEAM!” we all cheer.

Finally it’s time to start. We take the court. While we wait I play with my bib (GS). I am so nervous. The whistle blows and the game begins. Players are running around as if it was war but I suppose it is as two teams are battling it out to win.

I see the ball speeding through the air, it looks like it’s going 1,000 kilometres an hour. I brace myself for the impact of the ball. Just as I’m about to catch the ball, my player (the Goal Keep on the opposition) appears in front of me and trips me up. I tumble down to the ground and hear a crack. It’s sounds like a tree branch snapping off a tree. The pain shoots through my leg. I hear people yelling encouragement so I attempt to get up. As I  get up pain shoots through my leg again like a lightening bolt. I tumble back down again. The pain is extreme. I dig deep and with pure determination I get up. The whistle blows and the game starts again. The ball goes flying down the court to the other end. While I wait for it to come back down I tenderly stretch my ankle and it still really hurts.

All of a sudden the ball is back down my end. I drive for the ball in pain. I catch it this time and quickly pass to the Goal Attack in the circle. She catches it swiftly and shoots it. It falls through the hoop. Relief rushes through me as we have scored the first goal. The ball goes back to centre and it’s our pass. Again the ball is coming down the court. It is as fast as a cheetah. All of the players are rushing towards it but thankfully one of our players comes up with the ball. She throws the ball at me with the strength of ten men. I catch it and shoot it before the defence is there. It goes in. The crowd whoops and cheers as the score is 2-0 to us.  The ball volleys up and down the court. The whistle blows for the end of the quarter. That quarter has flown by I think as I walk off the court.

Once I’m off the court I grab a drink and as I bend down, out of the corner of my eye I see my ankle and it’s bigger than a whale.  I realise that my ankle is still really sore. I tell my coach. I get it strapped with more tape than a mummy. When my ankle finished getting strapped I took the court with the rest of my teammates ready for the second quarter.

We win the game 40-35!

Friday, 20 May 2016

Excellence Evidence Kapa Haka 1

Kapa Haka

On Friday I had Kapa Haka.

First I walked respectfully down to the hall and took my shoes off. Then I entered the hall and sat down in my spot. While we were waiting for everyone to arrive we sang He Honere.

When everyone had arrived then we started. We started off singing Taitapu (our school song) with the Haka afterwards. After that we practiced Tahurihuri. The year 4 girls are doing Raku sticks, year 5, 6 and 7 girls are doing short poi and the year 8 girls are doing long poi.

We got to practice being in our spot and I found out that we have to do the poi front and center. We practiced this for the rest of the time. (What I did).

I showed Excellence by trying my hardest.

I showed leadership by role modelling what I wanted others to do.

Merit Evidence Librarian 5


On Monday I had Librarian with Samantha l, Samantha W and Monique.

First of all we went to the library and some books and beanbags. Then we walked down to the juniors. On the way we asked lots of juniors if they wanted to listen and most of them said no. We found about 3 students that said yes.

When we found a couple more people we sat down an Samantha W started reading. The book was about love between animals. When she was finished Samantha L read a Barbie book. While she was reading it a few more people turned up.

 When we were done we returned the books and bean bags. (What I did).

I showed Respect by listening to the reader.

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Merit Evidence helping out around the school 1

Helping out around the school/ Bake Sale

On Wednesday we had the bake sale. It is fundraising for the year 8's trip to Wellington at the end of they year. All the year 8's had to bring in a plate of baking if they wanted the money to be taken off their fee.

Around 11 the student leaders had to set up. We brought tables from the class out and set up a station. Then we brought out the food. There was around 15 different plates per table.

When we were finished setting up we got the first class out. Lots of people came and bought things.

We asked the rest of the classes and again there were heaps of people.

Most of the food sold at our table and everyone else's. (What we did).

I showed Community by helping at the table.

Friday, 13 May 2016

Merit Evidence Kapa Haka 5

Kapa Haka

On Friday I had Kapa Haka.

First I walked respectfully down to the hall. I took my shoes off in the hall foyer and waited quietly for the Culture Club to finish. When they finished I went into the hall and sat down in my spot.

When everyone had arrived we got started. The song we sang first was the school song Taitapu. We went through this song a couple of times focusing on being in time with our actions.

Next we sang Hareuia. We went through this a few times as well. We focused on stepping in time. When we had got it we moved on to Tahurihuri which is the song with the poi's.

The boys went into the hall foyer to practice the Haka while the girls did the poi. since I'm a year 8 I get to do long poi. I practiced all the actions focusing on Butterfly and Over head.

After this it was time to go. (What we did).

I showed Respect and Excellence because I walked down to the hall respectfully and tried my best in the poi.

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Merit Evidence Librarian 4


On Monday I had Librarian with Samantha L.

First we went to the library and got 2 Barbie books ( Barbie a Pet Vet and a Fashion Fairy tale) and 3 bean bags.

Afterwards we walked down to the juniors and put the beanbags on the deck. Then we went and asked some juniors if they wanted to read a book. We struggled at first to find some but then we asked a whole group and they wanted to.

Next we read the book. I read Barbie a Pet Vet first. It was really fun reading it but it was also hard because the sun was in  my eyes and all the juniors wanted to see the pictures. Then Samantha read. She read Barbie a Fashion Fairy tale.

Once we finished reading we took the books and beanbags back to the library and went and enjoyed the rest of our lunch time. (What I did)

I showed all the C.A.R.E values because I did my duty on time and for the required time and I tried my hardest with it.

Monday, 2 May 2016

I can describe the structure of a Short Story

Something I have learnt about the structure of a Short Story is that the problem comes into the story faster.

After reading some short stories two things I will remember when I write my own short story are to add a setting and a problem/solution.