Monday, 22 May 2017

Home learning 5

Alcatraz Island is located in San Francisco Bay, 1.25 miles (2.01 km) offshore from San FranciscoCaliforniaUnited States.[2] The small island was developed with facilities for a lighthouse, a military fortification, a military prison (1868), and a federal prison from 1934 until 1963.[5]Beginning in November 1969, the island was occupied for more than 19 months by a group of Native Americans from San Francisco who were part of a wave of Native activism across the nation with public protests through the 1970s. In 1972, Alcatraz became part of a national recreation area and received designation as a National Historic Landmark in 1986.
Today, the island's facilities are managed by the National Park Service as part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area; it is open to tours. Visitors can reach the island by ferry ride from Pier 33, near Fisherman's Wharf, San FranciscoHornblower Cruises and Events, operating under the name Alcatraz Cruises, is the official ferry provider to and from the island.
It is home to the abandoned prison, the site of the oldest operating lighthouse on the West Coast of the United States, early military fortifications, and natural features such as rock pools and a seabird colony (mostly western gullscormorants, and egrets). According to a 1971 documentary on the history of Alcatraz, the island measures 1,675 feet (511 m) by 590 feet (180 m) and is 135 feet (41 m) at highest point during mean tide.[6] However, the total area of the island is reported to be 22 acres (8.9 ha).[2]

5 leadership merit other

This week in garden to table I put the spilt bark back in the playgrounds.I also did kapa Haka and we sang waiatas and did the haka.Imshould the care values by trying my best,listening to the teachers and respecting the Maori culture.

Friday, 12 May 2017

5 leadership merit key

This week I put the Holland/Netherlands and south Africa flag because it was their national day.I showed my care values by respecting others culture and putting the flag up

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Review of Term 1 Books


This story is about a boy named August and he has a decease which made his face weird.He goes to the doctors and has many surgeries.After some days his parents decide that he will go to school.August is scared that people would make fun of his face.When he goes to school some kids are nice and some look at him in a weird and nasty way.He eventually gets used to it and you will never guess the ending its wonderful."August is really a Wonder"

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Term 1 Novel Study

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

I found this novel interesting because I learnt about glandular fever and the Wahine disaster.

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 how I have connected prior knowledge and other experiences to what I have been reading to make an inference.

National Standard this covers
  • Year 9/10 Standard
    • I can monitor my understanding as it develops during my reading, and adjust my strategies to address any comprehension problems Eg: If I don’t understand a passage I have read I can re-read it, read-on, use pictures or diagrams, or explore the meaning of some of the vocabulary.
I can use strategies to analyse ideas and information and to reflect critically on the meaning I am gaining from my reading. (Eg: I can think about the meaning of the information and ideas and how this fits with what I think)

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 favorite topic was The design of the Halswell Skate Park and I made a submission to the council because It was a good idea and I like skate parks.

Here is a link to my learning on the Red Zone and Avon River Regeneration Plan.

The Reading National Standards I have achieved are (delete the ones that are not relevant)
  • Year 9/10
    • As I read I can make decisions about the usefulness of the text for the purpose - Eg: by using a variety of criteria to evaluate