Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Crab Hunting

Ow, ow, ow, stop it, stop it, can you please be quiet? I can't hear myself think.” That's what the class of Room 11 sounded like as we stomped to the beach. On the way there were lots of oozy, muddy puddles. The mud would sneakily creep into our shoes as we plunged through it. 

When we arrived it was very clear that we were all extremely excited. Some of us were discussing who would hunt with who, where we would start and estimating the size the biggest crab might be. As we were talking we could tell the parents and teachers were getting very annoyed, but we continued chat. 

Then, once we had quietened down the teachers refreshed us on the rules. We were exceptionally quiet but not exceptionally still as we were looking in all directions - forwards, backwards, to the left and to the right. 

Once we’d been told the rules we were off sprinting to the location to find some big fat crabs. We were yelling, screaming, screeching with excitement. We were shouting back and forth “I found a big crab.” “So did I but I bet mine is bigger than yours.” 

All I could think was - I hope we don't have to leave anytime soon.

Monday, 3 April 2017

Halswell Quarry

This is Halswell Quarry which we visited on the 16th of March 2017. I learnt lots about rocks and how they were created. I had a great time and I would recommend it. We also learnt and acted out how park rangers make decisions for the land. The picture above is a picture of the Quarry.

Monday, 28 November 2016

My character description

Jake has long, dark blonde hair that stands out when the sun shines it’s light onto his hair. When he runs his hair sways from side to side like the wind throwing the leaves back and forth on edge of a tree. The clothing he will often wear is a sporty outfit because he is a sporty guy, and the colour of his clothes is mostly black and blue. He is fairly tall at 6 foot and his body is a rectangle shape. tall and slim. A movement he often does is he flexes his right arm and from behind his back he brings his arm across his body. 

Jake’s habits are taking long runs and doing athletics. He also enjoys playing Pok√©mon Go with his friend Finn, it is very addictive. He plays on a huge phone. His behaviour is wonderful, well most of the time, but when he's at the table having dinner it is disgusting, he scoffs his food down like there's no tomorrow. The places he likes to hang out is in the city with his mates. 

A typical phrase Jake will often say is “What are those?”. The tone of voice he uses is loud but it means he's in a good mood. His accent is British. When he talks to people his voice is quiet but deep.

Jake likes to hang out with his best mate Finn. People respond nicely to Jake's actions. Other people describe him as kind, caring and cool. The area he lives in is beautiful and rich and they have the best skate park.

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Travis wetlands

On Wednesday my class and I took a trip to Travis Wetlands, it was a long walk but I'm sure we all enjoyed it. We found lots of birds and we saw an eel in the river and we also saw lots of baby ducks and they were really cute.

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Riccarton bush

A few days ago my class and I took a visit to Riccarton Bush. We all had lots of fun and I found out some interesting facts. Unfortunately it was very wet and damp but still a great walk.

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Discovery reflection

The activity I have enjoy the most was cooking because with the smoothies I could experiment with all the ingredients . Some challenges I encountered was being organised when I did the cooking because my first time I forgot the ingredients. I have overcome this challenge by remembering to bring the ingredients for the cooking. I have learnt to be more organised for the future. 

The main challenges I have had is planning ahead and taking time to get a good result. I have improved these skills by practising over and over again. Overall I feel good about what I have learnt over these past two terms and I'm looking forward to next term Discovery.

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Speech reflection

The part of my speech I most enjoyed was the writing because I had to persevere through my speech writing to get it correct and that made me feel good. The challenges during speech writing was using the correct tense because through my speech sometimes I used past tense and sometimes I used future tense. I overcame my challenges by asking for help so that I wouldn't stay stuck. Overall I feel good about the way my speech came out because I believe I did a wonderful speech, I may not have made it to the finals but I know I did well. 

As I practiced reading my speech I tried to put some hand gestures in. I think I did the following things well when I presented my speech to the class - projecting my voice, making sure that it was very clear, facing my fears by going up there.  I was challenged to perform in front of the class because I didn't want to mess up or make a fool of myself. I overcame these challenges by just looking a one person because I knew they wouldn't laugh at me. Overall I feel good about the way I presented my speech because I got a good score and a big round of applause.