Friday, 29 September 2017

Election Solo


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Is the election important in my life?

‘I have a part to play in the Aotearoa/New Zealand Elections.’ Discuss

What effect does an election have on the life of myself and other New Zealanders?

Predict the outcome of our general election in September. Explain why you think this.

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Explain the purpose of a parliament.
Explain the idea of democracy and how it connects to decisions that are made in New Zealand.

Explain why people should be allowed to vote in an election.

Explain who has been historically discriminated against within our voting system.

Why is there a general electoral roll and a Māori roll?
Explain why some people do not want to vote in an election.

Identify why some people have difficulty voting in an election.

Explain what might happen if there was only one choice about who was in charge of our government/country.

Compare another type of government system to ours. E.g. Democratic and dictatorship.

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Define what government means?

Describe government.
Government is when a group of people run the country.
Describe ways in which people can make decisions.

Identify how the government of Aotearoa / New Zealand is different from the way in which our school is governed?
Students don’t really have a big say compared to general elections.
Describe who makes up our parliament. (The structure.)

Describe why some people chose to stand for parliament.
The Queen, governor general, government, MP/Parties, Then us.

Define what democracy and voting mean?
Voting means when you get to choose someone to be something.

List some of the strengths and weaknesses of a democracy.
They get there own say and to have freedom of speech as in ‘I don’t like this government’, as long as it’s not slander. People may not vote and that could mean there electorate has less chance of getting in.
Describe the issues that New Zealanders might think are important when choosing the person they will vote for in an election.
Poverty, housing, immigrants, basicly the big main issues that affect the town/country.

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At this stage
What groups do I belong to?

What groups do adults belong to?
Who makes the decisions/rules for the groups I belong to?

Who makes the rules/laws for our country?
How do people participate in our elections? We need to know more about the many ways in which people are involved in the election process… not just the candidate and the voter.

Why do people participate in our elections?

What and where are polling booths? This was new learning for most of us.
What do rights and responsibilities mean?
What does election mean?

We think that ‘election’ means a political system of choosing by voting.

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I have no knowledge of the Aotearoa/New Zealand election or system of government.

I do not know what it means to belong to a group.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Retirement speech

My graph

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  • plot co-ordinates onto a graph from a relationship table File:Simple 4-quadrant heart curve.svg - Wikimedia Commons
  • link plotted coordinates on a graph

Graph Two:

  • plot coordinates across positive and negative quadrants
Hint: try graphing a shape

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Graph Three:

We will have met the success criteria when we
  • graph a word problem on paper and through a computer spreadsheet
  • explain how positive and negative coordinates are plotted onto a graph

  • can interpret graphed informati

Create - Mathematics. We are learning to recognise and explain rules and relationships within patterns.
Our focus is on
  • graphing relationships within patterns.
  • creating and interpreting graphs
  • graphing through four quadrants


  • plot co-ordinates onto a graph from a relationship table
This graph shows that you have times the term by 9 to get the answer.
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  • plot coordinates across positive and negative quadrants
In this one you had to draw a frog. To get the frog you had to follow the coordinates.
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  • create a mathematical story and show this using a graph

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This graph is a story line and the story goes like this,

One day there was a kid, Jery and he was on the run to get away from these people and to his family.

He started his journey fast because the chasers were up his bum, he ran 2k in 1hr after that he started to get tired also the chaser weren’t up his bum any more so he slowed down. Within three hours Jery had run/walked 3k. Another 1h and 45 minutes had past and by that time Jery was tired and the sky was black. In that time he managed to get to  Nye-eve and Nye-eve was a peaceful town so he decided to settle down for the night, on the streets of Nye-eve. It was good that it was peaceful town because it means he doesn't have to worry as much as he would in the dark woods. When he awoke all he wanted was his nice warm bed and some breakfast, he was also scared and cold so he said to himself “go Wwhile iiits mmmorning.” So off he went, and within 30 minutes he had done 1k. This is because there is no bush/forest to climb through and had to move fast because he was out in the open. After that he paced himself to 1 hr 30 minutes and 6k. Then he realessed that he was in town. He keep on walking then he realised he was in his own town “My town” he said “Yeah!” he screamed so he started running but he still had to find his house.

By Poppy

Comparing to Professionals

Success Criteria: I will have been successful when I can
  • Demonstrate my understanding of the structure of the New Zealand political system.

  • Name of party

  • ID leaders

  • Slogan

  • Deliberate use of colour

  • Photo of party members

  • Clear to read/see

  • No overlap

  • Logo

  • Contactdetails

  • Polices x2

Our political pamphlet got 10/10 because it has everything it needs. Our outcome was awesome. Personally something I would change next time is the colour and layout. The creators are Molly.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017


We are learning to present our thinking and ideas in a range of ways.  
Context: Matariki
We will have been successful when we have gathered our vocabulary around Matariki and presented it in a word cloud on our learning blog.
 We went to to build our word clouds.