Wednesday, November 23, 2016

My end of year writing sample

                                                                                                                                                                                                 End of year writing sample
So at the end of each year at our school we do a writing sample which the teachers mark to see how much we have improved over time, so yeah we were allowed to write about anything we want and this is what I wrote:

I ran through the quiet forest as fast as I could, I felt as free as any bird, it was like I was Mother Earth floating through her true home.
Then I stop, something was not right, or was it?, I sniffed the air carefully , I could smell something good, no that's not how I should describe it, it was exquisite!
I took another step forward and another, the moss under my bare feet seemed fake somehow, then the ground broke under me, and I fell down, down, down into the darkness.


I awoke in a brightly lit room at the head of an EXTREMELY looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong table which was set with knives, forks and loads of different sized spoons.



Thursday, October 27, 2016

Northern Lights

                         Northern Lights
I´m reading a new book called Northern Lights! 
This book is a really good book and it´s really exciting and full of action! At the start it is not that exciting but then it just goes BOOM and WOW!
This book is about Lyra and her animal daemon, and about how they live half-wild and carefree among the scholars of Jordan College, Oxford. But then the destiny that has awaited her since birth  takes her on a dangerous to the frozen North to find a kidnapped friend is a journey that will have immesureable consequences far beyond her own world!


I hope sometime you will read this book!


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

City Of Ember (Class book)

                   City Of Ember (Class book)
We are reading a new class book called City Of Embers (read it if you haven't it's good xD)
In case your wondering the City Of Ember is a city were everything is dark even the sky and the only lights are the streetlights and sometimes they go out! The main character is a girl called Leena.

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How Term 4 Is Going For Me

How T4 Is Going For Me

Term 4, the last term of the year 2016, I think so far this term has been very exciting already with Top Team, and Stage 1 (I still need to do a blog post about that ) and test week is close!!!
I think I will do well in the reading and writing tests, but I am not so sure about maths because I have never really done that well in that area, BUT I have been working extra hard this year and I hope I can get a good mark :).
My goals this year:


  • Learn all my division basic facts
  • Be leader instead of a follower!
  • Have more of a growth mindset
  • Work on friends and socializing
  • Get involved in more school activities
I think I have achieved 4/5 of these goals but I still need to work on having a growth mindset (in case you don't know what that is it is when you think differently to everyone else) because I usually do stuff the same as everyone else.
I have been much more focused when I'm blogging and doing work than I was at the start of the year (and last year).
So anyway this term feels like a good term for me! I hope it goes well.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Top Team

                        Top Team

Sport Canterbury's Top Team Challenge was originally inspired by the unique environment of post-quake Christchurch. It was designed to create a pathway to physical activity and sporting interests for students who may not have traditional sporting backgrounds – by taking a creative approach.
I had a lot of fun at Top Team we had to do a lot of challenges in a group of six or seven (for us) and I really hope to do it again!! 







Maths Fractions

                         Fractions!!
Lately at maths time we have been doing a lot of fraction stuff.
Here is a picture:

I don't like maths that much but I quite enjoyed doing fractions this time. I feel like I am beginning to enjoy it more!

Monday, October 10, 2016

Term 2 Reflective Post!

           Reflection On The Year So Far!!

Today I am going to be reflecting on my learning so far this year!
I think overall I have been a very positive student this past few terms and I want to stay that way, I enjoyed doing the Sky's Da Limit project even though I had a few faults along the way.

In my writing I am doing my paragraphing quite well for me, but I can still work on personal voice and using more descriptive words.
 Its time for my MONSTROUS MATHS MHUHAAAA!! ( Its true I'm not that great at maths and I don't like it half as much as writing!) I have been improving on fractions but I could put a little bit more effort into it.

My Letter To Myself!

                  Letter To Myself

My goals in term 1 this year:


  • Work on my math basic facts
  • Be a leader instead of a follower in my learning

I think I have achieved 1 of these goals (the first one) but I can still achieve my second goal because I need to work on my confidence (The second goal is about confidence by the way), anyway enough rambling let's have a peek at this term's goals!:

  • Work on friends and socializing
  • Try to have more of a growth mindset
  • Get involved in more school activities
I think this term I am going to work on my social life a bit more than my academic stuff.

I want to be remembered at this school for my good sense of humor and my attitude towards everything I do (also for working hard and staying on-task).

The last few terms I didn't really work on my goals and having different ideas (also called a growth mindset) very much because I didn't realize how important it was, but this term is I have planned to really knuckle down and really do that.
Thanks for reading!



Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Production Program Competition

Production Program Competition!

If you have read my other blog posts you would have at some point come across a post about our production, and at the end of it I wrote about a program competition well we ended up winning it!
(By we I mean Me, Freya and Luseane some other people in my class) Here is some photos of it:


YAY! We have been selling these programs for any coin (So you could get one for 10 cents or 2 dollars) and business has been great!
Anyway catch you later!

Speech Writing

    Speech Writing


Protecting The Environment! (Ocean)

Category:  Informative

Do you know how important protecting the environment is?
I decided to do a speech on this topic to share with you even if you do know that it is important because I am dedicated to helping it and all the animals which depend on it to survive. I am also writing about this because I know there will be problems in the future.


In this speech my main focus was the ocean.
The ocean covers about %71 percent of the Earth’s surface and is home to millions of creatures big and small. The Sea is among our biggest resource for life on Earth and our biggest dumping grounds, here is three issues we need to fix ( in no particular order):

1.  Overfishing Is Draining the Life From the Water

Overfishing is having some serious impacts on our Oceans, Not only does it wipe out and kill off species, but also the numbers of the other things that depend on them drop painfully fast.
It is shown that overfishing can cause extinction because of starvation, since we are literally taking food from there mouths in too large of number for them to be able to get enough for themselves.

2. The Ocean’s Largest Predators Being Hunted… But Just For The Fins

Overfishing isn’t just for the little fish we mainly eat, it’s also a big issue for the sharks. Tens of millions of sharks are killed every year mostly for their fins. It is a common thing for fishermen to catch sharks, cut off their fins and throw them back into the sea where they are left to die.
The fins are used to make soup, the waste is extraordinary!


Sharks are top-of-the-food-chain predators, and that means reproduction for them is slow and overfishing/hunting doesn't help them at all. Shark finning is a thing that needs to stop if we are going to help sharks life at all, luckily people have been realising that shark finning is wrong which is good I hope it stops once and for all! Never eat Shark Fin Soup!

3. Ocean Acidification
Ocean acidification is a big, no HUGE issue for us and the environment, it is caused by environmental gases constantly reacting with the seawater. In particular the ocean absorbs up to half of the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
Ocean acidification affects the marine life, mainly the Shellfish and coral reefs are at risk because of the drop of pH (pH is a measure how basic or acidic or basic a liquid is). We can help prevent Ocean acidification by not using so much fossil fuels, A.K.A petrol for our cars.


So there we have it, three issues that we have to improve on in our seas (Not including pollution). This speech was made to inform people about the problems we need to face in the future to help the environment. I hope this helped with your awareness of marine life as well.

Thank you for listening!


Reflection:

I think that I could of done a bit better with my writing because it got a little bit boring at the end and in the middle, otherwise I did Okay.