Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Current Events Term 1

Blog Post Title: Current Events Term 1

Current Events Term 1

In Current Events I covered these topics:
  • The design of the Halswell Skate Park and I made a submission to the council.
  • Donald Trump’s Refugee Plan
  • Christchurch Earth Memorial
  • The new Ngā Puna Wai Sports Facility
  • The Red Zone and Avon River Regeneration Plan with a submission to the council.

My favourite topic was Donald Trump’s Refugee Plan because I learnt a lot about the refugees.

Here is my task

Red zone planning takes step forward Describe++ Map - Jade TONKIN

The Reading National Standards I have achieved are (delete the ones that are not relevant)
  • Year 7 and 8
    • Identifying and resolving issues that come from competing information in texts
      gathering, evaluating, and synthesising information across a small range of texts
    • I can use appropriate skills and technologies to find and use a range of texts for specific purposes.

Abandon Ship

Blog Title: Term 1 Novel Study

Term 1 Novel Study

This term I have been reading and studying the novel Abandon Ship

I found this novel interesting because I really enjoyed the past of the story and the characters, I also really enjoyed reading along with debbie about her grandfather's diary.

During the novel I had to complete two major assessment tasks. The first is an Explain Map which shows the consequences of a major event in the book. The second was a Describe++ Map (Inference map) which shows I how I have connected prior knowledge and other experiences to what I have been reading to make an inference.

National Standard this covers

  • Year 7/8  Standard
    • using several pieces of information to make inferences
      using their prior knowledge, along with information in the text, to interpret abstract ideas, complex plots, and sophisticated themes
    • I can use a range of strategies, such as inferring, to work out more complex words.

Algebra - Graphs, tables and rules.

Blog post title: Algebra - Graphs, tables and rules.

In Maths we have been using to: use graphs, tables and rules to describe linear relationships found in number and spatial patterns.

Here is a link to our online modelling book. This shows all of the learning we have been doing.

Here are some photos of my Extended abstract problem solving task.

IXL Screenshots.

My next step is to continue to apply what I have learned in a range of problem solving activities.