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Friday, 26 February 2016

Technology-merit- must do 1

This week on tuesday we had technology. Every week on tuesday in the morning we go to lincoln primary to do technology. Technology is 5 rotations that last about 7 weeks each rotation. The 5 different courses are; hard materials/workshop, foods, science,design and textiles. Right now I am in workshop.

Last week we choose weither we were making a clock, a tray or a small table. I chose a tray as did my friend/partner. That week we did a lot of planning figuring out what our creations would look like and how we would make them.

This week we cut out most of our wood. we sanded so much that they were extremely smooth. We swapped using deifferent sand paper, I got from p60 to p220 and my wood is extremely smooth.

Next week we will probably continue sanding. Once we are finished sanding, what happens next I don't know but I'm sure it will be fun and I can't wait for next tuesday.

Librarians-merit-post 1

This week on tuesday I did librarians. My group and I are on the juinors rotation. Every week on a tuesday we go down to the juinors with a wide selection of books. Little juinors come up to us and choose a book and we read to them. This week was really busy I had to get one of my friends a fellow librarian to help us out.

Even though I have only just started librarians this week I enjoyed librarians and I know my group and friends enjoy it too. I hope that the younger kids keep coming to hear the stories that we read to them because reading is a greatway for them to get involved at lunch.

I used communicate by reading clearly to the juinors. I used excelence for showing up. I hope that next librarians duty will be just as busy and entertaining as this one.

Peer mediation- merit-post 1

On wednesday I had my first peer mediation duty. I would have had anotherd duty last wdnesday but I was not available so I got my friend to cover for me. My group isn't really a group it is a pair, it's just sasha and I. We didn't get many problems only two infact but I suppose thats a good thing because that means people are sorting out there own problems or there are a lot of teachers on duty.

The two problems we had were both really minor and both were in the juinor area. Our first problem was a girl whos little brother kept following her around so they came up with a compromisation and the problem hasn't come up again since.

The second problem that was brought to us was extremely minor just some people who were argueing over the rules of the game. The six boys involved in the game agreed to start over after agreeing on a new set of rules with us present.

I showed reilience by keeping walking even though we barely had any problems. I showed community by helping the teachers,walking around solving problems.

I beleive we are doing a very good job being peer mediators. I also think with the smaller amount of problems that others are starting to figure out how to solve their own problems.                                                                                                                                                            

Monday, 22 February 2016

Describe the traits of an affective leader.

This term we have been learning about leadership. Mainly the traits and of a good leader. The traits that we learned were;  integrity ,resilient, active thinker ,goal focused ,motivstional trustworthy .

We did some reading activites on different famous people to see what leadership traits they possess. I acheived multi-structural  Some of my favourite leaders that we worked with were both women in the second wkrld war.

Nancy wake was a spy for the french and Katherine hall was a nurse for the chinease. Nancy showed amazing resilience when she had to hide out from some enemy soldiers and starved for eight days.

 Katherine showed she was goal focused when she was discovered by the japanese (their enemy) and was made to go back to hef home country (new zealand).  But instead of giving up she stayed focused on her goal and jumped ship to another one heading back to china.

We learned some amazing leadership skills and some teaits of an effective leader.