Friday, 23 February 2018

Managing Self

Earlier this week I completed one of the Key Competencies. The one I wrote about was Managing Self. As seen, you can explain in many ways what managing self could possibly be. Overall I enjoyed creating this drawing and I would like to write about Participating and Contributing.

By Alicia

Monday, 19 February 2018

Solving addition and subtraction problems by making tidy number.

WALT - Solve addition and subtraction problems by making tidy number.

  • I can make one number to a tidy number.
  • Solve the problem by either counting
forward or backward in tens.

I had $53 in my bank account and I saved $18 more.
How much money do I have?
(18 + 2 = 20) (53 - 2 = 51)   20 + 51 = 71.
Tim has $38 and his brother $27. How much money do they have in total?
(38 + 2 = 40) (27 - 2 = 25) 40 + 25 = 65.
There were 73 students in the library. Then 21 more students arrived at the library. How many students are in the library?
(73 - 3 = 70) (21 + 3 = 24) 70 + 24 = 94.
This is just part of what I did in Maths when we revise some of the addition and subtraction strategies.

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Growth Mindset - A Manaiakalani Film Festival entry

Our story shows that to have a growth mindset, you never give up.  Whatever the obstacles, you just have to keep trying and success will come to you - as it did for William.

Monday, 23 October 2017

How I want to be remembered.

How I want to be remembered.

How would you want to be remembered if you were departing from one place to another? If you were moving elsewhere? Most people would want to be remembered as a compassionate person. But If I were to leave a place I’ve known for a long time, I’d want to leave a big a impression as possible, so that people would have no trouble at all remembering me.

I’d want to be remembered for a lot of things. I want to be recalled as the person everybody loved being around. The one who never saw failing as an option, or a word in her vocabulary. A creative and passionate person, and a girl that was helpful and comforting to everybody. I want to be thought of as an inspirational person. I’d want to be remembered like this because I think that these are all of the things that describe me.

Most of my friends like me because of my personal traits, and these are all a part of my personality. I love being around others, and I am definitely helpful and comforting around new people. I do not like failing, but if or when I do, I persevere to get back to where I want to be. I want to leave this legacy behind for others to follow. Because I want to be remembered for such things, I figure that I must leave a positive impact on everybody I am going away from.

All of these reasons add up to why I would want to be remembered in such ways. I think that my personality describes exactly how I would be remembered. I also think that everyone in my family that comes after me will live up to fulfill their potential as well, and hopefully be remembered for the same reasons as me!

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Should grandparents get paid to look after their grandchildren?

Should Grandparents get paid to look after Grandchildren?

I strongly believe that our Grandparents these days shouldn’t have to get paid for looking  after their grandchildren . Some may think they should, but in my opinion they shouldn’t.

To start off with, it's only their grandchildren they have to look after and not just any children that need babysitting. Anyways this will give them the chance to build a close relationship with each other and it gives them extra time to bond, especially if they  haven’t seen each other in a while. Therefore getting paid is not important at all, instead grandparents should be taking this opportunity to develop a closer relationship with their grandchildren.  

Secondly, parents really need to work now, in order to earn money for the family because the cost of living is very high. So grandparents should be very supportive and help with looking after the grandchildren when the parents need to go to work.  Sharing this responsibility is very important as both parents need to work because everything is very expensive.

At times parents might want a break from their children, so giving the grandparents the responsibility to look after them, wouldn’t mean they are taking advantage of them and being selfish. Instead it means that they know they have support and that the parents of the grandchildren have someone there when they need time out.

For all these reasons, I strongly believe Grandparents shouldn’t get paid to look after their own grandchildren.

by Jenascia

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Three Dimensional Shapes

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Cube: Pyramid:
Faces: 6 Faces: 5
Edges: 12 Edges:8
Vertices: 8 Vertices: 5

For today’s Maths we were making three dimensional shapes with sticks and blue-tack. In the pictures above, I have displayed the two shapes I made, a cube and a pyramid. Underneath the pictures are the questions we had to answer. Creating the shapes were harder than the question but it was great fun doing it.