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Thursday
You now only have one more week of school. 2 days are activity days, one day is options and one day is prize giving. Remember you still need to manage your own behaviour until school is finished for the year. This is not the time to give up but the time to finish well. How do you want to be remembered during year 8. You have one week left to show us.
Today is going to be a little bit messy with different teachers working with you throughout the day.
Lets all have a great day again and show our visitors how awesome and well behaved we can be.

Block One.

Maths- Practise fast recall of basic number facts. https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/pods/tableofcontent/mathematics-pod-rapid-recall-drills-developing-mental-strategies-5330307?sf=Class781010

Activity- Word number problems.
WALT: Finding the maths in word number problems.
https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/pods/tableofcontent/mathematics-pod-word-problems-all-strands-10190307?sf=Class781010


Kiwi Kids News- Choose your own article. Answer the thinking questions and recall questions in full.

Obstacle course- Whaea Kelly will run this with you.

Block Two
Reading- Boy on a bike by Bronwen Wall.
Peer reading. Discuss the main ideas in the story. Draw a map of the North island. Make on your map the different place they stopped at and visited. Check your placements of the town using an Atlas.

Answer these questions
1. What was the reason for his trip?
2. How do you think he felt doing something for someone else?
3. Did he get a reward for his efforts?
4. What would you do to raise money for a charity?
5. What charity would you raise money for and why?

On google drawing create a dust jacket of this story. Write your own blurb about it. (Must be at least a paragraph)
Would you recommend this book yes/no, why or why not.

Block Three
Mannequin challenge.
Add your inquiry and any published work to your blog.

Pack up at 2:30 clean up commons. Meet in Target zone to discuss today's effort, outstanding student, Friday Merit assembly, Finish day with Karakia.
Thursday 1/12/2016

*Thursday*
You now only have one more week of school. 2 days are
activity days, one day is options and one day is prize
giving. Remember you still need to manage your own...

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30 November 2016 | 3:25 pm
Morning everyone.
Yesterday was a good day. It was great getting the letters in. We are still waiting on a couple of students to send them through so we can print them off and send them to Kaikoura primary school.
I have also read through a couple of your inquiries. So far they are looking great. Don't forget that your whanau will want to see this so add it to your blog.
Lets all have another great day today.

Work for today
Mathhttp://www.battleshiponline.org/
          http://www.coolmath-games.com/0-isoball
          http://www.coolmath-games.com/0-mystery-temple

Study ladder- Free choice of math activities.

Kiwi Kids News
http://kiwikidsnews.co.nz/india-puts-lions-trial-murder/
http://kiwikidsnews.co.nz/pokemon-trading-card-sells-77000/

Read through both article. Choose one of the article to answer the recall and thinking questions.
Do this on a google doc.

Writing-  First if you haven't sent through your letters please send them through so we can print them out to send to students in Kaikoura.
Continue working on your inquiry. It was due yesterday however I think so of you need more time to complete it. It does need to be handed in by lunch time.

Reading-  Peer reading school journal story
You have a choice of 3 stories.
1. The big dig- Once you are finished write design a quake proof road. Label the parts and explain how it would work.
2. Painting the town- Once you are finish explain what part of Kawerau you would like to see street art, what kind of street art and why. Draw some of your own ideas.
3. Read Namu and Waeroa. and Te Namu. Draw and label the different parts of a sand fly/mosquito. List the thing people did to stop getting bitten by them.

Coding
Follow the link to practise the skill of coding. Start at the beginners level.
https://www.tynker.com/hour-of-code/?utm_source=Teachers&utm_campaign=2ba9488dfd-Media_Kit_Teachers_2016_11_21&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0a72eab762-2ba9488dfd-68977793
Tuesday 29/11/ 2016

Morning everyone.
Yesterday was a good day. It was great getting the letters
in. We are still waiting on a couple of students to send
them through so we can print them off...

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28 November 2016 | 3:46 pm
Morning everyone,
Hope you have all had a fantastic weekend.
You only have 2 more weeks of school left. Lets all make it a fantastic last couple of weeks.

Maths
Challenge- http://www.coolmath-games.com/0-worlds-hardest-game-2
                http://www.coolmath-games.com/0--sudoku

When you have finished these 2 game you can have free choice of maths activities on study ladder.

Kiwi kids News.
http://kiwikidsnews.co.nz/frenchman-finds-gold-house/
What would you do if you found Gold under your house.
Answer the recall and thinking questions.
When you have done that create a list of things you would spend the money on.

Morning tea
Writing- Finish publishing letters to students from Kaikoura Primary School
              See Google classroom for other activities.

Reading- See Google classroom for reading activities.

Lunch

Inquiry last day to finish off your inquiry. 

Monday 28th 11 2016

Morning everyone,
Hope you have all had a fantastic weekend.
You only have 2 more weeks of school left. Lets all make it
a fantastic last couple of weeks.

*Maths*
Challenge- http://www.coolmath-games.com/0-worlds-hardest-game-2[http://www.coolmath-games.com/0-worlds-hardest-game-2]
         ...

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28 November 2016 | 7:46 am
THURSDAY 24th November - week 7

Reminders:

Payment and outstanding notices for Activity Days must be sorted by tomorrow at the latest. If your family has something to do on one of those days then a note must be brought to school from your parent/caregivers urgently as we will otherwise need to forward to truancy that you are/will be absent.

BLOCK ONE:
8.55 - 9.45  Mathematics - Algebra Mastery Test
9.45 - 10.25 Study Skills - On Google Classroom - Literal Word Meanings.
Fast Finishers can start looking at the Writing Skill exercise. on Google Classroom too.

BLOCK TWO:
11.00 - 11.45  Letter Writing Skill Activity Lesson One - Google Classroom
11.45 - 12.30   Reading - Poetry The Fridge - Google Classroom

BLOCK THREE:
 8DA at PE

ARE YOUR INQUIRIES TURNED IN?  THEY ARE DUE TODAY!

THURSDAY 24th NOVEMBER - Week 7

THURSDAY 24th November - week 7

*Reminders:*
*
**Payment and outstanding notices for Activity Days must be
sorted by tomorrow at the latest. *If your family has
something to do on one of those days...

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23 November 2016 | 11:08 am
Tuesday 22nd November 2016

We are very lucky to day to have Mrs Cannell coming in to our Common to take each home room for a special introduction to "Dreamcatcher", a special careers programme.

Each whanau class will have a 45 minute session in the art room this morning in either block one or block two.
Mr Cochrane is at the athletic sports, we wish all our competitors good luck, and our congratulations for making the team, we are proud of you.

All students will be using a chrome book for Mrs Cannell's lessons, How you manage them will have an impact on whether you get to use them later in the day or remain on pencil and paper tasks.

9.00  Miss McNicholas and 8CM
9.45  Mr Cochranes class 8IC

11.00 ( beginning of block 2) 9DA
Tuesday 22nd November 2016

*Tuesday 22nd November 2016*
*
*We are very lucky to day to have Mrs Cannell coming in to
our Common to take each home room for a special introduction
to "Dreamcatcher", a special careers...

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21 November 2016 | 4:49 pm
Maths
All work is to be done in your maths books.
You must make sure that you have included all your working.

Practise activity.
Group 1 Naming fractions- Page 274-275 NZ curriculum Mathematics
                                        Stage 5 Early additive.

Group 2 Adding and Subtracting decimals- Page 88 and 89 NZ curriculum mathematics
                                                              Level 4A

Group 3 Order of Operations- Page 52-53 NZ curriculum mathematics
                                            Level 4B


Extra for experts
Group 1- Page 278 improper fractions
Group 2- Page Page 95 Fact file (Find the message)
Group 3- Page 51 Investigation


Maths 22/11/2016

*Maths*
All work is to be done in your maths books.
You must make sure that you have included all your working.

*Practise activity.*
Group 1 Naming fractions- Page 274-275 NZ curriculum
Mathematics
     ...

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21 November 2016 | 3:26 pm
Warm up activity (10 minutes)

Group 1 https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/pods/tableofcontent/mathematics-pod-ordering-fractions-5620307?sf=Class781010

Group 2 https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/activity?activity_id=22506

Group 3 https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/activity?activity_id=28505

Practise activities
See activities on google classroom

Revision activities
There are 5 activities on study ladder. At the moment Aidan leads 8IC's class.  Can anyone catch him?
https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/pods/tableofcontent/mathematics-pod-decimals-5770307?sf=Class781010

https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/pods/tableofcontent/mathematics-pod-ordering-fractions-5620307?sf=Class781010

https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/pods/tableofcontent/mathematics-pod-multiplication-4740399?sf=Class781010

https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/pods/tableofcontent/mathematics-pod-chance-and-probability-6150308?sf=Class781010

https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/pods/tableofcontent/mathematics-pod-mixed-number-operations-5270307?sf=Class781010
Maths Monday 21/11/2016

*Warm up activity (10 minutes)*

Group
1 https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/pods/tableofcontent/mathematics-pod-ordering-fractions-5620307?sf=Class781010[https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/pods/tableofcontent/mathematics-pod-ordering-fractions-5620307?sf=Class781010]

Group
2 https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/activity?activity_id=22506[https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/activity?activity_id=22506]

Group
3 https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/activity?activity_id=28505[https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/activity?activity_id=28505]

*Practise activities*
See activities on google classroom

*Revision activities*
There are 5 activities on study ladder. At the moment Aidan
leads 8IC's class.  Can anyone catch him?
https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/pods/tableofcontent/mathematics-pod-decimals-5770307?sf=Class781010[https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/pods/tableofcontent/mathematics-pod-decimals-5770307?sf=Class781010]

https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/pods/tableofcontent/mathematics-pod-ordering-fractions-5620307?sf=Class781010[https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/pods/tableofcontent/mathematics-pod-ordering-fractions-5620307?sf=Class781010]

https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/pods/tableofcontent/mathematics-pod-multiplication-4740399?sf=Class781010[https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/pods/tableofcontent/mathematics-pod-multiplication-4740399?sf=Class781010]

https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/pods/tableofcontent/mathematics-pod-chance-and-probability-6150308?sf=Class781010[https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/pods/tableofcontent/mathematics-pod-chance-and-probability-6150308?sf=Class781010]

https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/pods/tableofcontent/mathematics-pod-mixed-number-operations-5270307?sf=Class781010[https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/pods/tableofcontent/mathematics-pod-mixed-number-operations-5270307?sf=Class781010]

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20 November 2016 | 6:55 pm
MONDAY 21st NOVEMBER 16

Welcome back after a great weekend, summer is on it's way 😄,
Thank you to those who are coming to school with their uniform sorted and their equipment necessary for learning, (pencil, rubber, sharpener and book.)
Thank you to those who are remembering to politely line up outside.

REMINDERS:  
1. Money for Activity Days to come back URGENTLY with permission forms.
2. Those picked for Interschool Athletics, remember it is tomorrow - Tuesday, one or two notices were left on tables after school on Friday!! Make sure your whanau know.
3. Chrome Books. These are being issued again for certain subjects and activities On condition

  •            You are logged in under your school account.
  •             You prepare a play list  ( no more than 5 minutes to be spent doing this) then u-tube is off.
  •            There is n multitasking on facebook, gaming or u-tube.
  •           Work is completed and turned in correctly.  
  •         IF THESE CONDITIONS ARE NOT MEET YOU WILL LOSE THE RIGHT TO COMPUTER ACCESS. We have proof from the last week you work far better in books, as you do not have distractions.
BLOCK ONE:
8.55 - 9.45 am  Mathematics.

9.45 - 10.00am  Handwriting.  You are to choose one piece of text from any book, ( or one of the handwriting cards from the trolley) and copy a minimum of 3 paragraphs into your literacy book in your neatest handwriting.
We are looking at shapes of letters, even size, the way letters are sitting on the line and where tails drop to (no more that 1/3 of the line underneath. It is important we practice our writing so we maintain a style that is easy and fluid to produce, and legible to be read.

10.00 - 10.25am  STUDY SKILLS. - On Google classroom. You will need your literacy book and worksheet from Thursday.

BLOCK TWO:
11.00 - 11.15 am if you did not have an opportunity to complete the two following tasks on Friday, please spend 15 minutes completing them now.
1. A survey for Mrs Mees about MANA cards and PB4L
2. A survey from Mrs Martin-Paling and Ms Addenbrooke about using Chrome Books.
THESE MUST BE COMPLETED TODAY THANK YOU.

11.15 - 11.45  Senses Task, based on Touch. We will in Whanau classes brainstorm a variety of words and phrases to describe sensations of touch, Next go to Google Classroom to do this Language Activity.

11.45 - 12.30 WRITING  ( Quotation Marks - Google Classroom)

BLOCK THREE
1.10 - 1.50 pm READING  on google Classroom
1.55 - 2.40 pm  INQUIRY Your individual Inquiry needs to be turned in by Thursday, this will be assessed and entered on Kmar for your overall report grade.





MONDAY 21st NOVEMBER 16

MONDAY 21st NOVEMBER 16

Welcome back after a great weekend, summer is on it's way
😄,
Thank you to those who are coming to school with their
uniform sorted and their equipment necessary for...

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19 November 2016 | 9:07 pm
Maths Number.

Warm up activity
https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/activity?activity_id=31152
https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/activity?activity_id=28975

Today we will be doing something a little bit different.
Today you will be working through word problems and pulling out the maths in the problems.
Below is a link/practise activity before doing your activities in google classroom.

Group 1 https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/activity?activity_id=30547
Group 2 https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/activity?activity_id=31428
Group 3 https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/activity?activity_id=13163

Activities on google classroom.

When finished you can have a personal choice of maths activities on study ladder.
Maths Number

Maths Number.

Warm up activity
https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/activity?activity_id=31152[https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/activity?activity_id=31152]
https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/activity?activity_id=28975[https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/activity?activity_id=28975]

Today we will be doing something a little bit different.
Today you will be working through word problems and pulling
out the maths in the problems.
Below is a link/practise...

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6 November 2016 | 4:37 pm
Monday 7th November

Have you remembered to bring your Activity Day form back? We will be putting people in to Activities to fill spaces if you do not reply by tomorrow Tuesday 8th. Some Activities are almost fill and others may have to be cancelled if you do not get your preferences in, remember, these are ideas you asked for and teachers have put time in to organising, so its now up to you. These are two compulsory school days.

We have visitors in the common on Wednesday and Thursday, we know you will show MANA to our visitors, they want to see how things work in our common, share you skills.

FINALLY : A CHALLENGE....
                        WHICH STEP WILL YOU REACH TODAY? We know what we step we should aspire to, how about making sure 100% of us do it. 

                                                                                                          YES !!! I did it.!!!
                                                                                                  I will do it.
                                                                                         I can do it.
                                                                                I'll try to do it.
                                                                       How do I do it?
                                                                I want to do it.
                                                         I can't do it.
                                                 I won't do it.

Where are you starting today?  Where will you climb to?

REMINDERS:  All computers will be tracked and locked with Hapara, any complaints arising from the use of this tool to focus your learning, and you will automatically loose your chrome book.                   We do not and will not ever give you permission to play games on chrome books or The Hub at school, we are here to learn and one thing a lot of us  seem to need is support to manage social media use and gaming, these are a type of addiction.
                             All computers will be scanned out and trolleys then locked you will retain your own computer and use it wisely, we will be formalising the return as we are disappointed by the drop and run occurring.
                            Headphones will be signed out and signed in, if not put carefully back in to bags and returned as asked , you will not be able to borrow them, its called respect of resources.

None of these things are new, however a timely reminder to all.

Lastly, We have purchased  some pencils, however we need something valuable from you to swop to get the use of one. Unfortunately the loss rate is most unacceptable, and the way they are found broken as in snapped in half and dropped all around the room shows a lack of respect for our generosity. Trade and you can have one to use. Otherwise we have black crayons available.
                                                                  

Block One
  8.55am - 9.55am    Mathematics
  9.55am - 10.20am  Study Skills   (google classroom)
  10.20 - 10.25   Pack up and return work tools  from seated class instructions.

Block Two
  11.00am - 12.00pm  Writing 
  12.00pm - 12.25 pm Reading Tools  (google classroom)

Block Three
  1.10pm - 1.50pm    Reading with your teachers in literacy groups. 
                                  Group 1 Ms Addenbrooke - Short stories
                                  Group 2 Mr Cochrane - SRA
                                  Group 3 Miss McNicholas - SRA

  1.50pm - 2.40pm    Inquiry  part 4  (google classroom)


Have a great day.







           


Week 5 Term 4 Monday 7th November

*Monday 7th November*
*
**Have you remembered to bring your Activity Day form back?
We will be putting people in to Activities to fill spaces if
you do not reply by tomorrow Tuesday 8th....

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5 November 2016 | 10:23 am
Thursday 3/11/2016

Warm up activity- Study ladder.
https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/activity?activity_id=28507
https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/activity?activity_id=21372

WALT: use the rule to solve number problems with input and output numbers.

AWS Algebra level 3
See google classroom page 12/13 activity 5 and 6.

Finishing off activity
https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/activity?activity_id=28506

Algebra Thursday

*Thursday 3/11/2016*

Warm up activity- Study ladder.
https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/activity?activity_id=28507[https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/activity?activity_id=28507]
https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/activity?activity_id=21372[https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/activity?activity_id=21372]

WALT: use the rule to solve number problems with input and
output numbers.

AWS Algebra level 3
See google classroom page 12/13 activity 5 and 6.

Finishing off...

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2 November 2016 | 6:45 pm
THURSDAY 3rd NOVEMBER

Good Morning and welcome to your last learning day of the week. Please remember you are not at school tomorrow as the Senior Prize-giving takes place in the theatre.

REMINDER>>We need your activity forms back AND Monies to come in and be paid urgently please.  Otherwise we will be placing you in an activity and giving you a bill to take home and be paid.  The biking activity at the redwoods cannot go ahead, however an overnight tramp has been offered instead. The cost of that is $15.

Ms Addenbrooke needs Zayne and Taeya to hand in their literacy books. As well Corall, Taeya, Te Rangi and Shaviah have yet to complete their student voice survey, this will be done in your time, interval, today.

BLOCK ONE 
8.55 - 9.55 Maths:
9.55 - 10.25  Study Skills (On google classroom) - Thinking Critically. Please check you have completed Mondays Skills (Using Contextual Skills) and Tuesdays (Specialist Language as well)

BLOCK TWO
11.00 - 12.00 WRITTEN LANGUAGE  - Cameo Writing (On google classroom)
12.00 - 12.30  READING SKILL - Be Careful - to complete (On google classroom from 1/11)

BLOCK THREE
 8DA  P.E. All Block
8CM & 8 IC  Reading SRA 1.10 - 1.50
                        Inquiry  1.50 - 2.40  ( Scroll on classroom to see Inquiry Step 4)


Thursday 3rd November

*THURSDAY 3rd NOVEMBER*
*
**Good Morning and welcome to your last learning day of the
week. Please remember you are not at school tomorrow as the
Senior Prize-giving takes place in the theatre.*
*
**REMINDER>>We need...

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2 November 2016 | 12:16 pm

Week 4 Term 4 2016


TUESDAY 1st NOVEMBERHave you remembered to return your notice regarding activity days? Don't miss out because you have not discussed the options and costs with your whanau.

IMPORTANT MESSAGE ABOUT CHROME BOOK USE:
1. We will be checking your use on Hapara
2. If you are not logged on under your name (e.g. those who are lazy and using "Guest" you will instantly lose yur chrome book for the day., and not be able to use the hub.
3. If you are needing to be bumped off a site more than 3 times you will lose the Chrome Book too.
This is a learning tool, many are using them well, some need to improve their self-management.

BLOCK ONE:

8.55am - 9.55 am     MATHS:
9.55 - 10.25  STUDY SKILLS - This is on google classroom and is around using Contextual Clues, something we have been working on but yet to master.

BLOCK TWO:

11am - 12pm  WRITING  - as well as revisiting yesterday's writing activity, please check with your teacher then post to your blog, it is important you all  complete a student voice survey. This must be completed today .

12pm - 12.30 pm READING ( ON google classroom, this was put up yesterday, we chose not to do it as we were so busy, however please start and do it now, thanks)

BLOCK THREE;

1.10pm - 2.10pm  Reading  Group 1 Ms Addenbrookes' group, in Learning area together working on Short Stories.   Group 2  Mr Cochranes' group , in Targetted Learning Zone working on SRA.                  Group 3  Miss McNicholas' group, in main area working on SRA cards.
As well there is an activity on Google Classroom for those who complete their group work with their literacy teacher . This is an activity to support gaps we have seen from testing.

2.10pm - 2.40pm  Inquiry Stage 4 Refer to Google classroom and make sure you are coverin

Week 4 Term 4
2016[http://tarawerayear8.blogspot.co.nz/2016/10/week-4-term-4-2016.html]




*TUESDAY 1st NOVEMBER*Have you remembered to return your
notice regarding activity days? Don't miss out because you
have not discussed the options and costs with your whanau.




IMPORTANT MESSAGE ABOUT CHROME...

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1 November 2016 | 7:58 am
Maths  Tuesday
Warm up activity
https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/activity?activity_id=28979
https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/activity?activity_id=29102

Today we are continuing our working with number.
Group 1 WALT: Order fractions.
Group 2 WALT: Multiplying and dividing decimals
Group 3 WALT: Solve number problems using BEDMAS

Number activities: These activities are found in your google classroom. Do these activities in your maths books.

On line activities:
Group 1: https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/activity?activity_id=21312
Group 2: https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/activity?activity_id=22507
Group 3: https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/activity?activity_id=21371
Maths 1/10/2016

*Maths  Tuesday*
*Warm up activity*: 
https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/activity?activity_id=28979[https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/activity?activity_id=30572]
https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/activity?activity_id=29102[https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/activity?activity_id=29102]

Today we are continuing our working with number.
Group 1 WALT: Order fractions.
Group 2 WALT: Multiplying and dividing decimals
Group 3 WALT: Solve number problems using BEDMAS

*Number activities:* These activities...

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31 October 2016 | 9:03 pm
Maths 
Warm up activityhttps://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/activity?activity_id=30572

Today we are continuing our working with number.
Group 1 WALT: Order fractions.
Group 2 WALT: Multiplying and dividing decimals
Group 3 WALT: Solve number problems using BEDMAS

Videos to help you understand concepts:
Group 1 Video: https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/activity?activity_id=32104 
Group 2 Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PU5JshO0xA
Group 3 Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttwNmrn02cE

Number activities: These activities are found in your google classroom. Do these activities in your maths books.

On line activities:
Group 1: https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/activity?activity_id=21312
Group 2: https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/activity?activity_id=22507
Group 3: https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/activity?activity_id=21371
Maths 31/10/2016

*Maths *
*Warm up
activity*: https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/activity?activity_id=30572[https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/activity?activity_id=30572]

Today we are continuing our working with number.
Group 1 WALT: Order fractions.
Group 2 WALT: Multiplying and dividing decimals
Group 3 WALT: Solve number problems using BEDMAS

*Videos to help you understand...

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31 October 2016 | 8:23 am
WEEK 4 TERM 4 2016
MONDAY 31ST OCTOBER.

Proud of how so many of you accepted the testing situation, settle quickly and really did try hard to answer and check all questions. Was great to get many of you through the catch ups as well. Block one today will be Writing catch ups.
Have you remembered to return your notice regarding activity days? Don't miss out because you have not discussed the options and costs with your whanau.

BLOCK ONE:

8.55am - 9.55 am    For those who need to Writing Catch-ups. This is the last assessment we need to complete.   In Targetted teaching area, listen for your name and come in smartly with a sharp pencil.
                Everyone Else MATHS:
9.55 - 10.25  STUDY SKILLS - This is on google classroom and is around using Contextual Clues, something we have been working on but yet to master.

BLOCK TWO:

11am - 12pm  WRITING  - as well as a writing activity, you will be asked to complete a student voice survey. This must be completed today .

12pm - 12.30 pm  Fridays' Art task to be completed. Those who have completed theirs will have another mini Art task to do.

BLOCK THREE;

1.10pm - 2.10pm  Reading  Group 1 Ms Addenbrookes' group, in Learning area together working on Short Stories.   Group 2  Mr Cochranes' group , in Targetted Learning Zone working on SRA.                  Group 3  Miss McNicholas' group, in main area working on SRA cards.
As well there is an activity on Google Classroom for those who complete their group work with their literacy teacher . This is an activity to support gaps we have seen from testing.

2.10pm - 2.40pm  Inquiry Stage 4 Refer to Google classroom and make sure you are covering all of the steps. 

Week 4 Term 4 2016

*WEEK 4 TERM 4 2016*
*MONDAY 31ST OCTOBER.*
*
*Proud of how so many of you accepted the testing situation,
settle quickly and really did try hard to answer and check
all questions. Was great...

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31 October 2016 | 8:16 am
FRIDAY 28TH OCTOBER 2016

Too many reminders needed, we need to step up and meet our tasks and show Manaakitanga in all ways, Manners, Uniform, Work Ethic, new day, fresh start.
(8IC - Office Duty)

BLOCK ONE

8.55 - 9.55 am    8CM  P.E. (whole Block)
                            8DA and 8IC   Proof reading, Editing and Re-working two writing pieces and then publish to blog.

9.55 - 10.25 am   Study Skills  (On Google Classroom) - Word Power


BLOCK TWO

11.00 am - 11.45 am  8IC P.E. (Whole Block)
                               8DA and 8CM  Reading  Group 3 (SRA Cards)
                                                                           Group 2 (SRA Cards)
                                                                            Group 1 (Short Stories)
11.45am - 12.30pm   8CM Mathletics (once yesterdays Math is completed)
                                   8DA  Maths from Thursday (you were at P.E.)

BLOCK THREE

1.10pm - 1.45 pm  8CM Study skills then Proof reading and publish to blog.
                                8IC   Reading as per Block 2
                                 8DA  Maths to be completed
1.45 - 2.40pm     All  an ART activity.
                     
Friday 28th October

*FRIDAY 28TH OCTOBER 2016*
*
**Too many reminders needed, we need to step up and meet our
tasks and show Manaakitanga in all ways, Manners, Uniform,
Work Ethic, new day, fresh start.*
*(8IC - Office...

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27 October 2016 | 2:36 pm
THURSDAY 27th OCTOBER

Week 3 Drawing to a close, testing is completed for most. Catch ups will occur today and tomorrow morning.



Thank you for the effort you are putting in to having your uniforms top notch. We do appreciate it. Remember to please collect items we are storing for you in the workroom at the end of each day.


BLOCK ONE
8.55 - 9.55  WRITING - WALT do Cameo writing. - a snap shot in time.
                    SUCCESS CRITERIA - the writing will be a picture with words so the reader has a visual image of what we have described.
We are looking for: appropriate metaphors
                                  adjectives
                                  similes
                                  personification
                                  adverbs
                                  nouns
                                  verbs
                                   and phrases for effect.
This will be written in our Literacy books.

9.55 - 10.25 Study Skills On Google Classroom

BLOCK TWO
11.00 - 12.00  READING
             Group 1 (Ms Addenbrooke) - In targeted Learning Area Short Stories
             Group 2  (Mr Cochrane)  - S>R>A>
             Group 3  ( Miss McNicholas  S.R.A
12.00 - 12.30       Blog up-dating

BLOCK THREE
1.10 - 2.10  MATHEMATICS

2.10 - 2.40   INQUIRY
                                  



THURSDAY 27th OCTOBER

*THURSDAY 27th OCTOBER*
*
**Week 3 Drawing to a close, testing is completed for most.
Catch ups will occur today and tomorrow morning.*
*
**
**
**Thank you for the effort you are putting in to having...

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27 October 2016 | 8:26 am
Algebra.
Warm up activity:
https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/activity?activity_id=29102

https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/activity?activity_id=22389


Today's activity- Google classroom.
WALT: Continue the pattern and find the rule to continue the sequence. You need to complete page 2 and 3 activity 4, 5 and 6. Today's work is to be completed in your maths books. If you want to continue developing your skills you can continue using this booklet at home.

Online Algebra Game:
https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/activity?activity_id=28507
Algebra 26/10/2016

*Algebra.*
*Warm up activity*:
https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/activity?activity_id=29102[https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/activity?activity_id=29102]

https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/activity?activity_id=22389[https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/activity?activity_id=22389]


*Today's activity- Google classroom.*
WALT: Continue the pattern and find the rule to continue the
sequence. You need to complete page 2 and 3 activity 4, 5
and 6. Today's work...

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26 October 2016 | 6:08 pm
Maths 
Warm up activityhttps://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/activity?activity_id=30572

Today we are continuing our working with number.
Group 1 WALT: Order fractions.
Group 2 WALT: Multiplying and dividing decimals
Group 3 WALT: Solve number problems using BEDMAS

Videos to help you understand concepts:
Group 1 Video: https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/activity?activity_id=32104 
Group 2 Video: https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/activity?activity_id=32126
Group 3 Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttwNmrn02cE

Number activities: These activities are found in your google classroom. Do these activities in your maths books.

On line activities:
Group 1: https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/activity?activity_id=21312
Group 2: https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/activity?activity_id=22507
Group 3: https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/activity?activity_id=21371
Maths Tuesday 25/10/2016

*Maths *
*Warm up
activity*: https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/activity?activity_id=30572[https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/activity?activity_id=30572]

Today we are continuing our working with number.
Group 1 WALT: Order fractions.
Group 2 WALT: Multiplying and dividing decimals
Group 3 WALT: Solve number problems using BEDMAS

*Videos to help you understand...

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24 October 2016 | 8:16 pm
Tuesday 25th October 2016

Welcome Back after our lovely 3 day weekend break.
Thank you to all of you who have spent the weekend getting your uniform all smart and worn well, You make us proud looking so well turned out today.

BLOCK ONE:

8.55 - 9.55 am  STAR TESTING  - WHOLE common in testing situation , Targeted working Zone, Art Room and Learning Common.
This will start during block 1.

9.55 - 10.25  STUDY SKILLS: On google classroom



BLOCK TWO  SOME STUDENTS WILL BE CALLED OUT TO COMPLETE MISSED TESTS>

11.00 - 12.00  Maths
Maths 
Warm up activityhttps://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/activity?activity_id=30572

Today we are continuing our working with number.
Group 1 WALT: Order fractions.
Group 2 WALT: Multiplying and dividing decimals
Group 3 WALT: Solve number problems using BEDMAS

Videos to help you understand concepts:
Group 1 Video: https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/activity?activity_id=32104 
Group 2 Video: https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/activity?activity_id=32126
Group 3 Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttwNmrn02cE

Number activities: These activities are found in your google classroom. Do these activities in your maths books.

On line activities:
Group 1: https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/activity?activity_id=21312
Group 2: https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/activity?activity_id=22507
Group 3: https://www.studyladder.co.nz/teacher/resources/activity?activity_id=21371

12.00 -12.30

Video to watch on a Solar Eclipse, note as many ideas and information from the video as you can in your Language Book.

Solar Eclipse  (main to view)

eclipse/solar/2016-september-1

solar eclipse

BLOCK THREE

Writing Task, in Literacy Book

Describe a Solar Eclipse

Once shared with buddy and reworked, discuss with one of the teachers. When acceptable to hand in carry on with Inquiry.


25th October 2016

Tuesday 25th October 2016

Welcome Back after our lovely 3 day weekend break.
Thank you to all of you who have spent the weekend getting
your uniform all smart and worn well, You...

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24 October 2016 | 8:14 pm
Algebra

WALT: Find the rule to continue the number pattern.

Warm up activity
Choose which tables you want to practise.
Times table practise- http://www.mathsisfun.com/timestable.html


Exercise: NZ Mathematics 8. Exercise 3B 1-4 Page 64.
Do you activity in your books.

Online practise activity.
http://www.funbrain.com/cracker/


Maths Algebra 21/10/2016

Algebra

WALT: Find the rule to continue the number pattern.

Warm up activity
Choose which tables you want to practise.
Times table
practise- http://www.mathsisfun.com/timestable.html[http://www.mathsisfun.com/timestable.html]


Exercise: NZ Mathematics 8. Exercise 3B 1-4 Page 64.
Do you activity in your...

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20 October 2016 | 3:17 pm
Friday 21st October 2016.

Greetings all, I hope you all have a great long weekend planned where you can relax with your whanau and recharge your batteries for the busy weeks ahead.

Reminder that this term is warm, spring moving in to summer and we have been asked to now have removed and confiscate any non uniform items being worn, including at morning tea and lunch time. Our recommendation to you is avoid starting the day on a negative note, do not bring items to school, you all have the correct uniform and look fabulous in it, let us once again gain compliments for being the smartest dresses Common.

BLOCK ONE  
 8CM  P.E.
                        
 8.55 - 9.55 am   8IC / 8DA   Mathematics
9.55 - 10.25 am  8IC/ 8 DA    Study Skills  -See tab here on blog.

BLOCK  TWO
8IC    PE 
11 - 12.00   - 8DA/8CM  Writing - On paper, we will hand out.
12.00 - 12.30 pm   Problem Solving   -  google classroom.

BLOCK THREE
1.10 - 2.00  8DA Targeted learning Zone -  Reading then Inquiry.
                   8CM Mathematics followed by Study Skills 
                   8IC   Writing followed by Problem Solving

Friday 21st October.

Friday 21st October 2016.

Greetings all, I hope you all have a great long weekend
planned where you can relax with your whanau and recharge
your batteries for the busy weeks ahead.

Reminder that...

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20 October 2016 | 3:01 pm
WALT: use rules to find number patterns.

Warm up activity
Multiplication practise http://www.multiplication.com/games/play/math-multiplication-adventure
Division practise http://www.multiplication.com/games/play/flying-high-race-division

Finding the rule to a number sequence:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V02nV_qR_xQ

Activity: See Google classroom.

Online practise activity: http://www.fuelthebrain.com/games/line-dry/

Maths Thursday Algebra

WALT: use rules to find number patterns.

Warm up activity
Multiplication
practise http://www.multiplication.com/games/play/math-multiplication-adventure[http://www.multiplication.com/games/play/math-multiplication-adventure]
Division
practise http://www.multiplication.com/games/play/flying-high-race-division[http://www.multiplication.com/games/play/flying-high-race-division]

Finding the rule to a number sequence:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V02nV_qR_xQ[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V02nV_qR_xQ]

Activity: See Google classroom.

Online practise
activity: http://www.fuelthebrain.com/games/line-dry/[http://www.fuelthebrain.com/games/line-dry/]

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19 October 2016 | 9:58 pm
STUDY SKILLS

LEARNING OBJECTIVE:  To edit and proof read in the production of a polished piece of writing.

Your Task is to edit and proof read to produced a polished story.

INDICATORS:

  1. Develops ideas in more detail
  2. Identifies the weal language and finds alternatives
  3. Makes corrections of spelling, punctuation, sentence construction and grammar.
  4. Uses logical paragraphs which are linked throughout.
  5. Writes an original and interesting story at publication level.
  6. Evaluates the writing process.
REFLECTION:

This activity must be completed after checking the editing questions and before you write up your final copy.

You must swap  your altered drafts with a partner. The instruction you need to give your partner is to check your work for any unseen errors and offer any ideas for further improvement.

ACTIVITY:
Read your draft of either "The Cave" or another piece of writing you are keen to share to become a blog post. Read it through again, one sentence at a time
  • Put a tick at the end of any sentence that you are happy with, and circle any that you think could be improved.
  • Now go back and work on those problem sentences.
  • Underline any words which could be replaced with something more interesting. Check your verbs!
  • Correct any errors you find - don't forget to use your dictionary.
  • Swap drafts with another person. Read each other's work checking for errors and offer any ideas for improvement.
  • Write a little evaluation about the changes you agreed on and why.
  • Complete your final copy and load on to your blog. 
STUDY SKILLS 20/10

STUDY SKILLS

LEARNING OBJECTIVE:  To edit and proof read in the
production of a polished piece of writing.

*Your Task is to edit and proof read to produced a polished
story.*
*
*INDICATORS:

Develops ideas in more...

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19 October 2016 | 9:57 pm