Friday, 16 November 2012

Sharing is caring

Walt: Share our learning

This term I had written and prepared an ebook aiming towards the 5 and 6 year olds. I read my book to rooms 1 and 2. My book was on our Zoo trip and also our enquiry learning which was the features of animals. I used the photographs that were taken at the zoo to put in our ebook. To be honest nothing was easy, it was very hard to find the right words so that they could understand it. Room 2 red really well and could handle the words. Room 1 had trouble but they coped really well too. I will try to improve the choice of words better in the future when I am preparing an ebook for our younger students. I had fun reading and listening to our students.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Triathlon at the Movies

In the school holidays we worked with Mr Ramkolowen to finish a movie for the Manaiakalani festival. Our movie features events,  activities and learning from this interesting year. One of the events that  features in our movie is triathlon.

Triathlon is a great event to compete in and for fitness. Triathlon includes three code sports a swim, bike and run. Triathlon is known a lot all over the world and this year they had the championship triathlon at The Cloud in Auckland.

I am looking forward to seeing the movies from other Manaiakalani schools.

G.I. Bootcamp from Glen Innes School on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Dancing maniacs

The school disco was mind blowing. We had the best time dancing, singing and having dance battles with each other. Some students did hilarious dance moves, that everyone could join.  Everyone looked magnificent, they had dressed really well. The music was very danceable.  The best thing of all was that everyone was having fun, no one was left out.  It was beyond amazing. Everyone had really enjoyed it, they kept asking for another disco.

A Giant Step of Success

Walt: to write a story in sequence.

A Giant Step of Success  

Alice had pictures in her head while she was sleeping about something falling from the sky. She could see a bright light beaming above her head. She awoke with a sudden fight. She saw a flash as fast as Usain Bolt zooming through the house. She was feeling dizzy and desperately needed air. As she exhaustively open the door she scooped the beautiful sight she saw from above. It seemed like a slice of heaven.

While Alice was scoping the dark misty night an adventurous skydiver named David Jones was getting ready to jump from a capsule 47 kilometers away from earth. As he was about to jump his connection with Mission control disconnected. At that moment everything went wrong and before he knew it, he was losing air from his oxygen tank. He was in such panic he forgot everything he had learned, training for this daredevil experience. He was in such a fright he travelled at such a speed he looked like a shooting star.

Alice, was just about to walk inside when she saw something falling from the corner of her eye. She believed it was a falling star and was determined to find it. She couldn't couldn't continue because it was almost early dawn and her parents would be worried sick about her.

David Jones was extremely happy because of his giant step of success. He still tried to contact Mission control but then he knew it was completely dead. Knowing he had no communication devices he started to walk on a path leading to the top of the Bombay Hills. Mission control had taped his fall and was acting like wild gorillas in such relief. When David reached the top he was picked up in a fancy helicopter.

David Jones was on television the next morning telling his amazing journey, he said he would love to do that again sometime. Alice on the other hand was still determined to find that falling star.

With great skills you can achieve great success.