Sunday, 19 March 2017

My mum’s full name is Judy Lynette Davies.  My mum was born in Christchurch, she was born in 1971. My mum's oldest relative she remembers as a child was her grandma, she remembers she was strict. Of all the things my mum learned from her parents she felt the most valuable thing was respect and honesty.

Monday, 6 March 2017

Wind

My hair sways back and forward, what a beautiful breeze but a cold breeze. I see leaves falling down, down, down to the ground, it is such a windy day.  Then my hat blows away. I chase after it, it flies up, up, up and gets stuck in a tree. I try to shake the tree but it is stuck on a brunch so I shake it even harder until it finally floats down.   Unfortunately it lands in a river.

It was drifting down the river, as the wind got stronger the hat rushed down the river, I couldn't catch up with it. I quickly grabbed a stick but it was too late, the wind blew the hat down a big waterfall - oh no!  I'll have to go to the shop to buy another one, but not today, it is too windy it might blow away.

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Tree Girl

Tree Girl has got a squishy, dark green, curly afro which is really long and buffy.  She is the height and width of a tree trunk and walks proudly. She only wears dark green and bright green clothing and she has dirt on her clothes and her face. She always scratches her face. Her afro is swishy like mashed potato and her mouth is big and her teeth are small. She is always nice and never gets into trouble.  She only stops smiling when she's sad or hurt.  
  
Tree Girl loves to hang out in the forests and she lives underground in a log near the forest.  Her talent is singing, by singing I mean opera singing. She sings like an angel and she's interested in disco dancing. She likes to hang out with her friends who are skunks, squirrels and bears along with her good friend Craig and Fat Giraffe Girl.

She sways side to side saying hi to everybody she meets with a smile. She stuffs her face with warm, juicy bugs and when she bites on them she hears them crunch. Her voice is a bit deep and she speaks slowly in English. She’s not shy to talk to other people.

If people would say anything about Tree Girl they would probably say she's nice, kind and she always has a smile.

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Riccaton Bush



In Riccarton Bush we explored all around. We took lots of photos. We took this photo because when we saw the tree roots,  it made us feel wow and excited.

Monday, 10 October 2016

Discovery refection

What I have enjoyed doing the most at Discovery over the past 2 terms is baking, painting, gym and craft.  My challenges at Discovery is planning for baking before I bake and taking my time.  I have overcome these challenges by asking my friends to help me plan and to remind me to plan.

Through discovery I know now to always plan ahead and always have a plan during discovery. I have been challenged by taking time to work things out and planning ahead. I tried to overcome these challenges by planning a day or two days before discovery and trying not to rush and taking my time.  I'm better at making decisions because I'm always ready and I have got ideas in my head before every discovery.  

Overall I feel happy about what I have done at discovery and I have learnt to always take my time over the past 2 terms.  I am looking forward to baking and crafting in term 4.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

My speech reflection

The favourite parts of my speech was my introduction and my conclusion.  My challenges were finding a topic and deciding what to write. I overcame my challenges by asking my friends what to write.  Overall I feel proud about the way my speech was written, because I spent ages writing it and at the end it turned out pretty good.  

As I practiced reading my speech out loud I tried to look at the audience and put some expressen in it. I think I did the followings things well as I presented my speech to the class - making eye contact with the audience and using expression. I was challenged to hold my cue cards down from my face and using arm actions. I overcame these challenges by asking my friends to video me and giving me feedback.  Overall I feel happy and proud about presenting my speech because I made eye contact and I overcame my challenges.



Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Rubbish

                                      RUBBISH 

Have you ever noticed how much rubbish there is in the world? it's just ridiculous and that's why I'm here, I want to stop it. Almost everywhere I go I see rubbish. I see rubbish on the  footpath, in the gutter and even the school.  It makes me feel so angry because some people are too lazy to put rubbish in the bin. When you see rubbish on the ground please put it in the bin.

Did you know rubbish can kill animals? Do you know rubbish can get stuck in their throat?  It can get stuck around their mouth and could stop them from breathing.  Some sea creatures have a bad sense of eyesight. Some sea creatures love to eat fish. If they see rubbish they can mistake it for food and eat it.  The rubbish can get stuck in their throat and they may die. The saddest thing is some animals don't have arms or fingers to get the rubbish out of their throat or get it of there mouth. This problem wouldn't happen if you put your rubbish in the bin!

Rubbish is messy.  School is stinky and messy and we treat it like a dump! Darren puts bins out for a reason so at morning tea and lunch there are bins for you to put your rubbish in.  It doesn't take up all your time at morning tea and lunch  to put your rubbish in the bin, so you should make the effort and make this school tidier. Some people put their rubbish in their pocket and they don't have a zip to zip it up. Often the rubbish falls out so don't put your rubbish in your pocket - put it in the bin! Most people care about this school so come on people, put your rubbish in the bin, it will make it much easier for Darren, as well as making our school look nicer.

It’s bad to throw rubbish on the ground.  It's bad because a glass bottle when thrown on the ground could smash. If a child comes along they could cut themselves.  When people visit Christchurch from different countries they will probably think that we don't care about our community.  They may leave because they don't want to be in a place that's covered with rubbish.  That wouldn't happen if you put your rubbish in the bin.

So come on people... when you're finished with your food and there's wrappers from it, put it in the bin. Don't be lazy.  If you put your rubbish in the bin you can save the animals, this world would be a cleaner, tidier, better place to live.