Wednesday, 2 August 2017

The Wave Pools


For our writing we used a writing frame, we attempted different types of sentence starters to improve our stories.

Arriving at the entrance, the wave pool staff greet us with a kia ora-Introduce) Waves topple over people like bombs. Being sucked into the unknown, I look over my shoulder to seeing an array of people-Sight) Chlorine scrambles up my nose like a bullet-Smell) The feeling of sizzling water sends tingles through my veins-Feel)  crashing waves send signals to the laughing kids to enter the water-Sound) Kids and adults alike play in the shallow-Observation) And after a big day, heading home doesn't sound like such a bad idea-Wrap it up)

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Speech



Being the only child is better than having siblings
Skye
‘Yawn’ you come home from a long day of
school. All you want to do is to flop on the couch while watching your favorite tv-show … IN PEACE. Now this is impossible when you have siblings. Screaming, tantrum throwing, they have it all. As an only child, my life is at ease.  No screaming, no “borrowing” my stuff, and best of all,  no hogging the tv in the evening after school.  I am Skye and i'm here to convince you that being the only child is much better than you think
Being the only child means you ge  nbbvg bnnt ALL the attention and ALL the presents.  All the gifts are given to you because you are the only one they have to provide for, all the money is spent on you. You never have to compete with siblings for the spotlight of your parents concerns.  It is impossible for your Mum and Dad to have a favuorite child when you are their one and only. Although at times…. they can be a bit too intense, but this is all the better than being ignored.


Aaaah, Sunday, sleep in time. After a big day on Saturday, you are ready to treat yourself by sleeping….. for a very, very long time. But as you know, with siblings screaming, and stomping around the house, That sleep that you were hoping for has been grabbed and chucked in the bin.  Now trust me, I am an eyewitness . According to a few people in room 2,, their siblings wake them up REALLY EARLY.  Now let's get on a real note here, Without a long enough sleep. I look like a pig that has just crawled out of a sewer. I will blind you with ugliness. Although I must admit (the younger siblings are cute) but that DOES NOT make up for the sleep that I missed out on.


“NO, IT’S YOUR FAULT” “IT’S NOT MY FAULT, IT’S YOURS”  Now, I’m sure you have heard this argument at least once. (Unless your sibling is a baby and can't talk then that is understandable) But this is a VERY common argument when it come to sibling. I surveyed many people that have siblings at Halsey Drive School and an overwhelming amount of pupils have had this argument with their brother or sister. Where as only children don't usually have this argument. We don't have to worry about competing with sibling or having the blame put on us.  Now this is not only settling for the only children it is glorious for the parents. They don't have to hear screaming and arguments from down the hallway. They aren't being bothered by kids coming up to the saying “SALLY IS ANNOYING ME” or “MUMMY, MUMMY BILLY HURT MY ARM.” Instead of hearing yelling and screaming that throbs their ears. They can just sit and relax and not worry about pesterous children.


Now that you have heard my reasons you are sure to believe that being an only child is awesome and not as boring as some of you believed.  You get more tv time,  More attention A nice sleep in and Peace and Quiet.  Who doesn't want that?

I like the way I used expression. Next step would be to use more body language.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Camp reflections

Worst Moment At Camp


`It was surprising how excited I was for the Giant’s Ladder. Alexus and I chucked our harnesses on and waited for our turn. The Giant’s Ladder seemed to be calling our names. We started to climb. ‘Eazy peazy lemony squeezy’ is what I initially thought, but boy was I wrong. We got a little higher up the ladder and that’s when things started to get difficult. It was like a poisoned piece of cake, delicious and scrumptious and then BAM!!! The poison kicks in.  Alexus managed to get up onto the next block of wood with a bit of help from the one and only….. ME. As you know Alexus is a lot taller than me so with that being said I COULD NOT GET UP THE STINKING LADDER.  I tried many times. I did my Karate kicks and I used my muscles but I couldn't seem to get up there. “Come on Skye, use your karate skills!” Sara yelled. “HOY YAHH!” I managed to get in one of the most awkward positions. I was slightly falling backwards and while I did that I started to scream like a five year old. Of course, at that moment in time Alexus HAD TO just HAD TO wobble the ladder. My heart stopped and my stomach shriveled like scrunched up paper.  I screamed “STOP WOBBLING!!” and then I shrieked, “I WANT TO GET DOWN!!” I looked at Mr Bainbridge and I saw him laughing! LAUGHING!??. I WAS MENTALLY DYING AND ALL HE DID WAS SIT THERE LAUGHING!!!

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Key Competencies 2017 - Skye

Key Competencies
(the capabilities required for living and lifelong learning)


Halsey Drive School
                    A = Almost Always
                                                               S = Sometimes
                                                          N = Not yet
1st half of the year
2nd half of the year
Student
Teacher
Student
Teacher
Managing Self

I am organised for the day
A
A


I am willing to try new things
A
A


I complete work to the best of my ability and show initiative
S
S


I begin work straight away, stay on task and work independently
S
S


I can set realistic goals and explain how to achieve them
A
A


I make sensible behaviour choices
S
A


I happily take part in all school activities
A
A


Relating to Others

I cooperate well with others when working
A
A


I treat others with respect
A
A


I am a good friend and role model - especially at break times
S
A


I show good manners and cooperate with others
S
A


Participating and Contributing

I share my ideas and opinions with others
A
A


I listen well to other people’s opinions
A
A


I take part in activities outside of the classroom
A
A


Thinking

I ask relevant questions to deepen my knowledge
S
S


I reflect on my own learning and say what I need to learn next
S
S


Language Symbols and Texts

I use a range of IT to share my learning
A
A


Wednesday, 17 May 2017

DAD WAVERS

D The heated arcade warmed me up as I turned the steering wheel edging closer and closer to my opponent's car
A I stormed ahead scraping the side of her door
D “I’m going to get you” Grea determined

W I could see focused faces at the Event Cinema Arcade
A Gabrielle laughed hysterically
V I ran to the next game, Air Hockey
E We only had 2 minutes left on the clock
R who was going to win?
S I was the hulk while I played a game of Air Hockey
Edited

The heated arcade warmed me up as I turned the steering wheel edging closer and closer to my opponent's car. I stormed ahead scraping the side of her grey door. She was silently annoyed at my winning streak, “I’m coming!” Grea yelled. At the last minute she sped ahead and won the race. “Good game,” I said as we shook each other's hand. I ran to the next game, Air Hockey.  There were focused faces at the Event Cinema Arcade. I was the hulk while I played a game and every time I made crazy faces, Gabrielle laughed hysterically. We only had 2 minutes left on the clock. Who was going to win? I thought...

I thought I did a good job at being descriptive. My next step is to use a variety of sentence lengths

Thursday, 23 February 2017

The History of Lego

The History of Lego
W.A.L.T- Note take
W.A.L.T- Summarise in  Own Words
he= Transactional

1932 in Billund, Ole Kirk Christiansen , a skilled Carpenter shut down his business because he wasn’t earning enough money. After the tragedy of his wife’s passing, he started making wooden toys. His son Godfrey helped him make them. A wholesaler visited and wanted to buy the toys and put them in a shop. Sadly, after the deal was made, the buyer went bankrupt and couldn’t afford the toys. Ole new he had to sell the the toys so he went around to stores and tried to sell them. It took time but he eventually sold them. Ole wanted to name his toys. He agreed on the name LEGO. In Latin lego means “I put together”

On a stormy night in 1942, A fire burnt down the workshop and all the possessions inside. Ole did not give up. He built a new workshop. He was at a fair and saw a milling machine. It could make plastic models. Once it arrived he made plastic blocks that kids could use to make houses. Godfrey realised that kids weren’t able to put their full imagination in because the blocks would tumble down. Godfrey thought of a solution, he wanted to put little tubes into them so they would stick together. He had made history.

I did well at making this piece of writing transactional. My next step is to make it more interesting