Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Book Review Term 2

V.I.P. I'm With The Band
By Jen Calonita 

This book is about a girl whose name is Mackenzie Lowell (Mac), who is in love with the boy band Perfect Storm and loves drawing, especially her alter ego comic character, Mac Attack. She says she has the most amazing Mum in the world because when she and her friends miss out on winning tickets to Perfect Storms concert her Mum saves them by barging in her room with four V.I.P. tickets to the Perfect Storm concert in town. But when her Mum is the new manager of the band she gets to go on their tour around the world she realizes that her crush, Zander Welling (the lead singer of the group), is not her crush after all and that she likes the quieter band member, Kyle Beyer. It is a book all about girls, boys, bands, best friends and crushes. I would recommend this book to people who like to read about other peoples problems and understands there pain. In the end she realizes that she had made a BIG MISTAKE.
Read the book to find out more about what happens!

By Tanika

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Term 2 Novel Study

This term I have been reading and studying the novel Silverstream.

I found this novel very interesting because it tells you about the freedom in other places.

During the novel I had to complete a thinking map which shows that I can classify how the author has shown the theme of the book.

National Standard this covers

  • Year 7/8  Standard
    • I can identify and evaluate the way writers’ use language and ideas to suit their purpose and I can use my growing wide range of academic and content-specific vocabulary to understand texts.

  • Overall I would give this novel a rating of  10/10 and I would recommend it to others to read because it is a good book and it teaches you about freedom in other places and I definitely would recomend it to people who like to read and also like the suspense when you have to put it down.


Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Current Events Term 2, 2017

WALT: I can successfully research a current event.
Here is a link to our online modelling book for this unit of learning.

The National Standard that I have been aiming for during this unit of learning is:

  • Year7/8: I can use appropriate skills and technologies to find and use a range of texts for specific purposes.

Each week we have read a short text about a current event/ topic. We then formed questions based on what we had read.  After this we researched the answers to our questions and finally we gave our opinions on what we had found out.

Here is some evidence of my learning.


My Next Step is to continue to  apply the reading and  research skills that I have learned in a variety of other areas.

Music term 2

For Music this term, three things I learnt were:

1. A rap called 'Mother Earth'

2.What are the properties of hip-hop

3.We wrote a rap about school


Something I found challenging was performing the rap in front of my class.

Maths: Assessment task

Assessment task: Communicate and interpret locations and directions, using compass directions, distances, and grid references


To complete this task you will need a paper copy of the treasure map - These are in Mrs Stinson's drawer in the Whanau zone -please ask her for one. You will need to complete the task here and add a photo of your treasure map when it is done to this document and then turn in.
I got a few of the directions wrong and Amber (the person who was finding the treasure) missed out on the second clue, so that is how she got all they way over there, at the edge of the water instead of at the Rations dump!

Jul 4, 2017 10:04:03 AM.jpg These are my clues on how to find the treasure!

Friday, 30 June 2017

Careers Education C.V. Writing

In CAREERS EDUCATION we have been learning to write a skills based Curriculum Vitae.


A skills based C.V. focuses more on the skills that we have,  rather than our work history.


Here is a link to our online Modelling Book that shows the process we have followed.


Three things that I have learned about writing a Curriculum Vitae are:


  1. That it has to be clean and white.


  1. That it has to have two referees that they contact and ask about you.


  1. That spelling/punctuation mistakes are vital. 

Here is a link to my Skills based Curriculum Vitae.

Term 2 SCL