Monday, 19 February 2018

Homework: Term 1, Week 4

Our first week of homework is now out of the way (for most of you - remember, if you haven't got it signed off by me, get this done asap).  It must be time for ...


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Homework Term 1 Week 4
Reading Log 
Complete your reading log each day with all the details required.  Ensure you get it signed by a grown up each Sunday night after adding up the total minutes read for the week.

Maths 
Complete the assigned tasks on Education Perfect - it will let you know when you have finished it by saying 'Done'.  Here is a link to the task if you have trouble finding it: Multiplication: Rounding and Compensation
***Reminder that your user name is GPSFirstnameLastnam and your password is your usual school one***
If you have been assigned Khan Academy, I will have let you know and you record down the time you have spent on it throughout the week.


UOI: How We Organise Ourselves - Maths Tuakana-Teina Session Planning
You will need to complete the tasks you and your group have agreed on each night to ensure you are ready for your Teinas who are looking forward to learning from you on Wednesday at 9:30.  Stay in contact with your group members to ensure you all understand what needs to be done to be successful.

UOI: How We Organise Ourselves - Self-Management Work Completion
You need to ensure you complete all your tasks on the work list in the Tracking Sheet.
These are all tasks that we have started in task.  The only one we haven't is the Micrography outline which you can find the instructions for here.  
I will add information tomorrow for those who are unsure of what the tasks are.  
Remember, that you can leave your books with me in the afternoons or before 9am so that I can change them to a '5' when they are complete.
***Reminder: the only numbers you can input yourselves are 1, 2 and 3.

All of your homework is due on Monday of Week 5.

Ensure you plan your week out so that you have enough time to complete all of the tasks in between school, out of school activities and family time.


If you are struggling to find time, remember that I am more than happy to help let me know and I can help you plan it out effectively.

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Monday, 12 February 2018

Homework is here! Term 1 Week 3

The week has finally arrived when you get to start your homework for Year 7!

We have gone over it in class, but it is also here as a reminder.  You can comment on this post if you have questions or you can email me.

Homework Term 1 Week 3
Reading Log 
Complete your reading log each day with all the details required.  Ensure you get it signed by a grown up each Sunday night.

Maths 
Complete the assigned tasks on Education Perfect - it will let you know when you have finished it.
If you have been assigned Khan Academy, I will have let you know and you record down the time you have spent on it throughout the week.
***Reminder that your user name is GPSFirstnameLastnam and your password is your usual school one***

Formal Letter Writing
Complete the task set for you on Education Perfect.  Here is the link to it if you have any issues finding it. Education Perfect: Counter Staff Cover Letter.

UOI: How We Organise Ourselves
Complete the sheets for our current Unit of Inquiry.

  1. Interview someone in your life to find out about their career. Answer all of the questions in detail while you are interviewing them.
  2. Explore careers using this website: https://www.careers.govt.nz/jobs-database/.  Choose two you are interested i and complete the 'If I decide to be a...' sheet.
  3. Read the 'Job Vacancies' and use a colour code to show your understanding of the duties/tasks, personal qualities, skills ad entry requirements in the vacancy. Eg. highlight the duties/tasks pink, highlight the  personal qualities green. 
  4. Find two job vacancies from the local paper, TradeMe jobs, StudentJobSearch, or another New Zealand jobs database. Glue them onto 'The Galaxy Gazette' page. Ensure you choose vacancies that have enough details for you to complete the next page.
  5. Using the two vacancies you found, complete the last page by filling out each section (eg Job Title, Duties, Skills, Personal Qualities, Entry Requirements.  You can use https://www.careers.govt.nz/jobs-database/ if your advert does not have all of the information.

All of your homework is due on Monday of Week 4.

Ensure you plan your week out so that you have enough time to complete all of the tasks.


If you are struggling to find time, let me know and I can help you plan it out effectively.


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Friday, 26 January 2018

Welcome to Room 24 2018!

Hi everyone,

I hope you all have had a fabulous summer break with family and friends.  2018 in Room 24 is just around the corner and I am looking forward to all the new students this year.  Enjoy your last days of holiday before gathering ready for the first assembly of the year.

See you all on Tuesday!

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Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Homework for the next 3-weeks

Our homework is combined with your work in class.  We are developing our self-management skills further and have a homework plan and a daily planner to help us with this.  

Over the next three weeks, your homework/daily work is as follows:

  • Mathletics - complete the assigned tasks - due 8:30 on Monday
  • Xtramath - five daily session
  • ANZAC homework - one task from each row for the next 3-weeks
  • Reading - your assigned reading for your literature circles 
  • Any work you do not complete in class
The more you manage to complete in class, the less you have to complete for homework.  

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Thursday, 26 October 2017

What's going on in this picture? Term 4 Week 2

This is our second week of 'What's going on in this picture?'

Students are working in their clock-buddies to answer the following questions:

What's going on in this picture?
What do you see that makes you say that?
What more can we find?

See our discussion in the comment section below.




Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Room 24's Favourite Song

When we are learning about the mean, median, mode and range, I love this song for learning - it is easy to remember and it gets stuck in your head!  Which I love.  I always hope the past students are singing this in college during maths exams.  


Check it out here.



Thursday, 19 October 2017

What's going on in this picture?

Upon some inquiring into useful resources and activities for learning, I stumbled upon a New York Times resource to use in class and thought it would be great for Room 24.

Each week, an image that has been in the New York Times will be posted up with no caption, headline or link to further information.  From this, students are to use a Visual Thinking Strategy to help make meaning of what they see.

It is about using a Visual Thinking Strategy and answering the following questions: 

  • What’s going on in this picture?
  • What do you see that makes you say that?
  • What more can we find?
We are going to use this every week and discuss as a class then share our ideas on the NY Times and explore students ideas from around the world.  

Let's see how it goes...



Here is the link: What's going on in this picture?