Sunday, 29 May 2016

Librarian Excellence #1

On Thursday I did librarian with Charlie when we got there we started getting books off the trolly and putting them back on the shelves. Secondly we sat down at the desk and started returning books for people. Next we placed the books we just returned back on the shelves. After that we issued books out for people.
When we were issuing books I was scanning while Charlie was doing the computer and all I did was scan the barcode with the scanner and Charlie found there name and got it up so the book went under there name. That day it wasn't that busy which is good for us. Then we went round telling everyone the library was closed.

I showed community by when I was putting the books back on the selves I was placing them in the right place instead of just putting them somewhere random.

 I was also communicating respectfully by not shouting at them when the library was closing and when they came up to issue or return a book.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

My Short Story

For this piece of writing I have focusing on my vocabulary and punctuation. I have been learning to:
  • use a range of precise vocabulary to communicate meaning (Year ⅞)
  • use all basic punctuation independently and attempt more complex punctuation (e.g semicolons, colons, parentheses) (Year 7/8)

The pieces of my writing that are highlighted green are where I have shown my vocabulary and punctuation goal.

                                             The Kidnap 

Once upon a time, there lived an 18 year old girl named Rebecca; she lives in Auckland with her mum. Rebecca and Rosie, her best friend’s, both went camping with their families all the time when they were younger they basically grew up camping. That is why they both want to go camping together but without there parents. Rebecca and Rosie are both adventurous people but still sensible they always have been quite bubbly though.

So one day when the weather looked good for the weekend they decided to go. They got all their equipment prepared and drove to the camping site. They got there at about 3 pm, the first thing they did was set up the tent and there sleeping bags. After they had set up all the stuff, they had dinner it was about 9 pm. Then they decided to go to sleep when they were fully asleep the was a man nearby that they didn’t know in his house watching them.

The man came out of his house eventually and took them out of their tent one by one and back to his house. He laid them down on the ground in a room with no windows or anything bar a door that he locked.

When they woke up they looked around the room and found that they had been kidnapped. So they started screaming “help” as loudly as they could. Then they decided to try opening the door but it didn’t move then the man came in and told them to be quiet.

After an hour of screaming the door suddenly opened and another man came in once again someone they didn’t know but that man asked them what happened and why are you screaming?. Next the girls said we will explain later and ran out of the room. On the way back to Rebecca's house they explained what had happened to the man. When they got there both of their parents were there having morning tea together and Rebecca's mum asked why are you back so early then they explained to them. Both of their parents were shocked to hear what had happened while thanking the man for finding them.

Next time they go camping they are going to go with a bigger group and they lived happily by themselves and have traveled around the world with all their friends. Rebecca has gotten a job as a camp instructor to show people how to protect themselves when they go camping. Rebecca has taken 100’s of kids to explain what to do if the same thing happens to them as it did to them.

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Peer Mediation Excellence #2

On Monday I did peer mediation with Cameron and Caleb there were no problems which is always good. Firstly we walked around the field and when we were doing that we walk all the way around it to make sure there weren't any problems. Secondly we walked around the senior playground to do the same as the field.
Secondly we walked around the junior area and sandpit to make sure the little kids didn't come to us with a problem which they normally do even if it isn't a big deal to us but we sort it any way because it is a big deal to them. Next we walked around the courts at the end just to make sure there aren't any last minute problems.

I showed excellence by when I was walking around I was being a good role model by wearing my vest properly.

I was being trustworthy by showing up for my duty and not just leaving it for someone else to do.                  

Monday, 2 May 2016

Peer Mediation Excellence #1

Today I did peer mediation with Cameron  we had no problems which was good so firstly we just walked around the field. Secondly we walked around the courts which are the two netball and one basketball, we also walked around where rooms 1 to 11 are.
Next we walked around the junior area and sandpit to make sure that the little kids didn't want to come and see us.When we walked around the field we just made sure no one wanted to come to see us even though thats what we normally do. When we walked around the courts we went around the games so that we didn't interrupt them.
Also while we were walking around the junior area we were looking to see if people were in the right place by seeing if any seniors were in the wrong area.

I showed Respect by being a good role model to younger students by not walking though games and much more.

I was goal focused by not just stoping my duty because there weren't any problems  and I just kept walking around just in case.

I can describe the structure of a Short Story.

Something I have learned about the structure of short stories is that there is a problem quite early in the story and then the outcome is at there very end and in that there are feelings and actions as well.

After reading some short stories two things I will remember when I write my own short story are that the problem is early in the story and it needs to be short strong and punchy.