Monday, February 9, 2015

Week 2 already??! Focusing on Persistence as our Habit of Mind this week.PERSISTENCE

Welcome to a new week everyone!  I hope you're starting to explore the blog.  It will have so much more on it by the end of the week, including links to different curriculum areas so that you can start to plan for Genius Day / Passion Day.

We are looking forward to a fantastic two days of sailing on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Look out for many photos that we will share!  I know there will also be some fantastic writing from this as well.

PERSISTENCE


Watch the video below and add your thoughts as comments - just click on comment at the bottom of this post and comment using your Google account you got on Monday.

QUESTION:  Describe a time when you had to be persistent to accomplish / finish something or learn something.  Think of your audience and what they will need to know so that they understand what you're describing.






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    1. I am so pleased that you are 'officially inspired' - love it!

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  2. thx mrs hughes it really helped

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    1. You're welcome! It's a hard Habit of Mind to master but it's so powerful in our learning and everyday lives.

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  3. A time that i persisted was when i was trying to play my bagpipes and memorize my tune for the Peoroa highland games.

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    1. Great example! I'd imagine that would be a hugely complicated challenge. Persistence would definitely come in handy! :-)

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  4. When I had a guitar competition, and then I got VHC (Very Highly Commended) Also when I had a theory test for key board and I persisted so much that I ended up getting a distinction.

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  5. On time i had to show persistence was when i first started soccer and I couldn't use my right foot, so i had to practice practice and practice with my right foot it took me 3 weeks until i could kick with my right foot half way down the field.

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  6. Pony riding. when I had to do a jump over drams for the first time.
    BMX. when I just got my bike and had to race.

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  7. When I was little I needed to persist so I can master my tramp skills

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  8. a time i persisted was my last grading for karate. 4 solid hours of being beaten up, doing kata and 'persisting' if you are curious about my karate, look up fighting fit acadamy.co.nz

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  9. Pony riding. when I had to jump drams for the first time.
    BMX. when I got my bike and had to race.

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  10. I had to persist when I got kicked in the face at cheer leading because it really hurt and it is a team sport so I had to keep training.
    By Mol

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  11. when we went sailing capsizing it keeping a hold of the pole not letting it go to steer it when sailing,turning the boat and getting my partner in the boat and not being silly and being careful

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  12. I persisted when I had to do a maths test.There was a part were their where their where fractions. And I struggle with fractions so I had a hard time doing it.

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  13. doing Bmx not stopping to complete the race

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  14. A time that I had to persist was at my Hockey Summer Camp. I was trying to hit the ball but I kept hitting the turf. I was getting so frustrated, then a voice behind me said would you like some help. I replied saying 'Yes please'. They then helped but if I hadn't persisted I would have given up so much quicker. Persistence really helps in everyday life.

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  15. when we went sailing it really rough and our boat where small but went further out and got rougher but we kept on going further

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  16. A time that I persisted was in Taekwon-Do. Sparring was really hard at the time and at every time I was next for sparring I would try get out of it because of it being hard and painful. I practiced at training for a while and now I came out with a bronze medal.

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  17. I had to persist when I was in a hedge maze in Australia. Mum suggested to go out one of the emergency exits, but I suggested to keep going. Eventually, we found the exit, or came out the way we came in.

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