Tuesday, 12 December 2017

key competencies

Key Competencies
(the capabilities required for living and lifelong learning)


Halsey Drive School
                    A = Almost Always
                                                               S = Sometimes
                                                          N = Not yet
1st half of the year
2nd half of the year
Student
Teacher
Student
Teacher
Managing Self

I am organised for the day
A
A
AA
I am willing to try new things
A
A
AA
I complete work to the best of my ability and show initiative
S
S
SA
I begin work straight away, stay on task and work independently
A
A
AA
I can set realistic goals and explain how to achieve them
S
S
AA
I make sensible behaviour choices
A
A
SS
I happily take part in all school activities
A
A
AA
Relating to Others

I cooperate well with others when working
S
S
SS
I treat others with respect
A
A
AA
I am a good friend and role model - especially at break times
A
A
AA
I show good manners and cooperate with others
S
S
SA
Participating and Contributing

I share my ideas and opinions with others
A
A
AA
I listen well to other people’s opinions
S
S
AA
I take part in activities outside of the classroom
A
A
AA
Thinking

I ask relevant questions to deepen my knowledge
S
S
AA
I reflect on my own learning and say what I need to learn next
S
S
SA
Language Symbols and Texts

I use a range of IT to share my learning
S
A
AA

Thursday, 7 December 2017

WALT to create a pest trap to solve a problem in the bush

THE PRO POSSUM TRAP 2000






To make the Pro possum trap 2000 we had to use a few  materials which were... 
  • 2 small sized shoes boxes.
  • straws
  • metal string 
  • normal string 
  • magnets
  • glue gun
There were some times that we struggled with building the possum trap. We started off thinking that we were going to use wood. I got some wood from home. That turned out to fail because in the end the wood was way too thick to put the nails in, and in actually bind the different pieces of wood together. This is how we ended up using two shoe boxes.

What I think our group could've done better is to plan ahead of time where exactly the nails would go before inserting them into the wood. When some group members were off-task I should have asked them to stay on task.  

In the end the Pro possum trap 2000 WORKED!



Thursday, 16 November 2017

WALT - write a report

WALT- write a report
Camels

Introduction - define adaptation,  desert, what a camel is
deserts
Camels-broadly
Adapting
Conclusion - overall what a  camel is, summary

REPORT:
The adaptation of camels and how they adjust the conditions of deserts

Introduction - define adaptation,  desert, what a camel is.
Adaptation is when living things adapt to the unique conditions of the deserts or any other type of environment.  This happens when the animal or living thing needs to change to survive.  When something starts to adapt to something, it could take up to  thousands of years.  Adapting to a living condition is not a simple concept. The desert has different animals which all have at least one thing that allows them to live in the desert, for example a Jack rabbit has their long ears so they use them as their fan.A Camel, has long eyelashes to keep any sand out of their eyes.

1 paragraph - deserts
Every Continent has at least one desert, which is either a cold desert or a hot desert.  Hot desert’s only have a scarce amount of water which is also hard to find because water only comes once a year in a ordinary desert. The Sahara desert is the hottest desert in the world, this desert can go up to 50°c in the summer, but then this means that it can drop to - 50°c in the winter.  One third of the earth’s surface is covered in vast deserts, and approximately 9 of those deserts are hot deserts.

2 paragraph - Camels-broadly
Camels have smartly adapted to their environment, they have long lashes to block the sand out of their eyes and they also have the same concept with their ears.   Additionally camels have thick pulp lips to prevent them from getting hurt when they eat prickly plants.  Also the sandy colour of their skin that they have, helps them to camouflage when they see predators.  They also store fat in their humps instead of water, many people believe that they actually store water but they are definitely wrong.  To elaborate on this, the camel has similar ways of how it works, like how it is basically covered in “light” fur

Paragraph 3 - Adaptation of camels
Adaptation is when a animal of any sort has been fixed to the biome that the animal is living in.  There are two types of adaptation, one is where you are born with the certain ability to adapt to the area and two is when you learn from your environment and naturally adapt to the environment.  A camel adapts over a long period time which is normal for any animal to adapt to.  The camel has adapted very well, they have a good amount of adaptations, like how they adapt to having a limited supply of water.  They store about 30 gallons in 13 minutes.


Paragraph 4 - conclusion

Overall i think that deserts are hard to adapt to because of the harsh conditions in that environment. Also camels are very smart animals which have a the ability to be able to cope with the biome. Adapting can take over 100 or even a 1000 years and adapting is a hard process which is a process of mind strength and more.

Monday, 25 September 2017

WALT- make connections - Reading

Dear future student

Learning how to draw, sketch or even paint is NOT easy. When I came to school we were told to draw a portrait of ourselves, I was mind-blown. I thought to myself “ what! Why are they telling us to do this tough work” . this is when I realised that it’s just practise. Like the saying goes “ practise makes perfect “. Just know that you can’t do something that you never really thought, heard or knew of. To learn things you need to work hard.

Sincerely

Meera (room 5)