Monday, 16 October 2017

WALT: Write an effective argument for our chosen political party.

Is National the best Party to vote for? Personally, I believe that Green’s is the best party to vote for.
The three policies that I like are, guarantee children the right to be educated at their local school, extend free doctor visits to people under the age of 18 furthermore increase health funding.
The first policy I will explain is Guarantee children the right to be educated at their local school.

My first policy that I like is, guarantee children the right to be educated at their local school.
The Green Party believes that every child has a right to be fully included and thrive in the education system. But the education act does not give all children the right to attend their local school.
I believe that students should be guaranteed to get an education close to home.
Children with friends that live close to their home leads to children having more friends so they get out more.
Children get exercise when/if they walk to school because it is close to their homes and removes children obesity. I’m concerned that New Zealand is one of many countries with a problem with children obesity.
Children should be able to have eduction close to their home and also be able to go to a doctor for free.

My second policy that I like is, extend free doctor visits to people under the age of 18
The Green Party believes that early intervention and preventative care are the most cost effective approaches to improving health. But the National Government has cut funding for these services.
I believe these free visits should be for everyone under the age of 18, this should improve health outcomes for young people.
Less children will be dying of disease because people with low income can take their children to the doctor without taking money for food away from their family.
Children from 0-18 shouldn't have to pay for doctor's appointments and to make that possible increase the amount of money they give to these facilities.

My last policy that I like is, increase health funding
The Green Party believes that healthcare should be delivered by a well-funded public health system. Funding needs to keep up with growing needs but the government has underfunded the health system. As a result, too many people are missing out on crucial health care and healthcare is becoming a luxury.
If they increase the funding amount more cures will be found and scientist will be able to keep people in this world for longer.
I believe that if there are more immigrants and people coming to New Zealand there needs to be a better health system.
I’m know going to talk about a poor policy from the Labour party.

Labour wants to Abolish National Standards. I believe that this policy is outrageous.
Students can check their national standards so they know what to work towards.
Teachers use it as a tool in the learning area.
The national standards are a great way to measure a school/students success. In contrast greens does not want to get rid of national standards as it is a great aspect in the learning area.
This is the one reason you shouldn't vote for the Labour party and that you should vote for the Green party.

So there, clearly I have explain why Green’s is the best party.
Green’s policies are the strongest in education.
As shown above the three points are, Guarantee children the right to be educated at their local school, extend free doctor visits to people under the age of 18 and increase health funding.
Should you really vote for someone/a party that doesn’t support your needs? Vote for Green’s.

My next steps are:
I need to have more motive language.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Perimeter, Area and Volume.

In maths we have been learning to:
Deduce and use formulae to find the perimeters and areas of polygons & the volumes of prisms.
Find the Perimeters and areas of circles and composite shapes & the volumes of prisms, and cylinders.

Here is a link to our online Modelling Book. 

Here is a link to my extended abstract task.
Here is a link to my extended abstract answer sheet

Here is some evidence of my learning.

Perimeter


Area 
Volume 
My Next Step: Is to apply this knowledge to real life situations involving perimeter, area and volume.

Monday, 21 August 2017

Reading - Evaluate Texts

In reading we have been learning to make decisions about the usefulness of the text for purpose, by using a variety of criteria to evaluate.

Here is a link to our online modelling book

We have been evaluating texts against the following four criteria:

  • Readability
  • Accuracy
  • Relevance
  • Status

These documents show evidence of my learning during this unit: 
(link your own learning for each of these activities. Please make sure your sharing settings are open)

Describing Author's Purpose
Criteria to evaluate texts
Evaluating a range of texts

My Next Step:
Is to continue to apply this new knowledge and evaluate texts as I read them, checking for readability, accuracy, relevance and quality of language/ information

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Excellence key leadership role #3

Today we had a meeting with all the student leaders, we talked about our leadership blog posts.
In my leadership role I want to plan 1 event in the year and try and not get fired.
A good thing to remember for me is to do all my blog post and keep up to date.
The care value I showed was community because I showed up to the meeting.
The leadership value I showed was active thinking because I have done all the blog post I need to do.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

T2 art study

Excellence blog post #3

On Wednesday we had a student council and we talked about fundraisers, what we are going to do and who the money will go toward. In term 3 we will be doing a ice cream day, me and the rest of the year 7/8 student council members are going to organise/plan where the ice cream is coming from and how much money it is going to cost.
The care value I showed was active thinking because the year 7/8's lead half of the meeting when Mrs Trotter was not there.
The leadership trait I showed was all of them because we took the lead we they were in need.

I can apply the strategy to problem solving questions involving circles

 I can apply the strategy to problem solving questions involving circles
The 400 metre track.
Take the two semicircles ends and find the radius, that is 36.5 then double that to make 73, then times that by pi which is 229.34 metres then you divide it by 2 which is 114.67 and that's what the ends are. For the sides you minus 400 with 229.34 which equals 170.66, half 170.66 which equals 85.33 that is the lengths of the sides.

  1. 85.33m, 85.33m, 114.67 and 114.67