Friday, May 29, 2009

Week 6 (1 - 5 June) Reminders / Homework

Hi guys - Halfway through the term ...


• Cross Country Training this week, with the Year 8 Cross Country on Thursday Blk 3.
• Syndicate G will get to hear a motivational speaker on Tuesday Blk 3.
• ENVELOPES - must be stamped 50c stamps please !!!


• Learn your weekly spelling words.
• Complete any maths homework you have been given for this week.
• SCIENCE FAIR: See what is required for the 3rd week of science fair - consult your SF diary.
I'll be collecting all SF log books on Tuesday to see your progress.
• You MUST have your stamped ENVELOPES in ASAP!! Our focus for the short week will be on getting these posted out to companies. Well done to the few people who are at this stage. You will get priority in starting your ALJ Podcasts.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Week 5 (25 - 29 May) Reminders / Homework

Reminders for the week:

• Bring back your ALJ permission slips, they were all DUE last Wednesday 20th May.
• Continue to bring in your 10 - 15 stamped envelopes for your letter writing to companies.
• Cross Country training - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - appropriate foot wear please.
• ICAS Computer Exam for Yr 8s is on Wednesday Blk 2.
• Short week for students - no school on Friday due to TOD

Homework for this week:

• Complete the activities for your second week of Science Fair. Refer to your science fair diaries for what is required. By now you should have a TOPIC and written an AIM for your investigation. All of your written work should be notated in your Science Fair Log books.
• Complete any Maths homework that your teacher has set you.
• Complete the bullying survey by the end of this week. See the post entitled "Bullying Survey" for further details.
• Complete a PMI on the ALJ Crime Podcast that I posted earlier. I would like this completed by Friday as well.
• Learn your spelling words for this week.

Friday, May 22, 2009

ALJ Podcast Task

One of our ALJ tasks which we will start this term, is to create a podcast on a high profile New Zealand crime / trial. The topics you will choose from will also include cyper crime and serious fraud cases. These cases have all been well publicised in the media. The cases have all been carefully chosen by your teacher as each case is unique in the history of the New Zealand Justice System.

To give you an idea of what you will be required to do, please view my podcast / slideshow on the David Bain case. I would like you to give me some constructive criticism on my efforts. Please comment using the PMI format. Plus, minus, interesting or improvement. Again, I'd like you view and comment by the end of the week.

Bullying Survey

As discussed in class, here is the link for the bullying survey. Part of your homework requirement for this week is to complete this. Copy the link and paste it into your browser's URL, this will take you straight to the survey. Don't forget to comment letting me know that you have completed the task.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Science Fair 2009

Hi guys - it's that time of the year again - science fair has arrived!

Please take a look at the slideshow.  It gives you an overview of the whole process that you will be involved with.  Better still, get your parents to have a look with you as well.  Apologies for the size of the print on the slides. You will need to hit pause on each page to give yourselves time to read them. Don't forget to comment. Enjoy!