Wednesday, December 12, 2012

My Career

In Week 8, Room 7 had Career week. I had to choose what Career 
Pathway I wanted for when I grow up. I chose to be a 
Painter/Artist. A Painter or and Artist, is a person who paints as 
a form of self-expression.

I chose to be a Painter/Artist because I hear my friends and 
family say that my artwork is good. And, you can express your 
feelings and thoughts through art. Sometimes artists want to 
express their feelings and thoughts, so they put their feelings 
and thoughts in their art, like Edvard Munch. Edvard was 
the one that painted, 'The Scream of Nature'.

One evening, I was walking along a 
path, the city was on one side and the 
fjord below. I felt tired and ill. I stopped 
and looked out over the fjord the sun 
was setting, and the clouds turning 
blood red. I sensed a scream passing 
through nature; it seemed to me that
I heard the scream. I painted this picture, 
painted the clouds as actual blood.


The subjects that you need to take in college and university is 
Art History, as well as the techniques. Art School can help
you with all of that.

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To me, Art isn't hard. It's not like studying for a test.
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You can have fun with it. Sometimes when you want 
to market your artwork you need peace and quiet.

Monday, December 3, 2012

R.E. Reflection

In Religious Education, I learnt a lot about Francis of Assisi. 
I know.......
*He's real name is Giovanni Francesco. His mother named him 'Giovanni' but his father didn't like the name. So he called him Francesco (Francis).
*Back when Francis was alive people teased him because he didn't have a wife and kids.
*Animals obeyed him.          *He cared about the environment
*He received the stigmata, making the first person.   
*He died in a church while listening to a Psalm.          
What I like about Francis of Assisi is that he cares for the environment. I respect him for that

Friday, November 30, 2012

Maths Reflection

In Maths I enjoyed learning the Units of Measurement. I know that 1 litre = 100000 millilitres and I know how to order capacities in litres and millilitres, for example......
5mL    250mL     0.75L     1L     1.5L     1250mL     50L     

                    
            

Piha Mill Camp


Three days in Piha Mill Camp were the best. It was like being in Heaven. The only thing you can hear is birds, the swaying of trees and hear people whispering saying ‘Oh! Let’s prank him/her’. I was never homesick because I had my little sister with me.

I like the way we all came together in the Lounge Room. We reflected and talked about things that happened at camp. If we can have the confidence to talk about how we felt, then we can have the confidence to show-off our talent, not hide it.

What really made me burst out laughing was watching the Fashion show. It was like watching ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos’.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Fibre

Fibre is an important part of a healthy balanced diet. We get fibre from many plant foods, which are on the bottom part of the 'Food Pyramid'. Fibre helps your digestive system stay healthy. It is still useful for our body thought as it helps to keep the intestines clean by removing through with the rest of our food then leaving the body in you faeces.

A - At least have 18g of fibre everyday.     

B - Basically, Fibre is the name for the parts of the 
food that our bodies cannot digest.
C - Component/part of a healthy
balanced diet.  
D - Digestive System
E - Eat lots of fruits and veggies  
F - Fibre fights diseases



Monday, October 29, 2012

Learning French

French                             English
Je suis dix bonbon           I have ten lollies
Je suis deux baguette       I have two breads          
Je suis cinq croisante       I have five croissant
Je suis sept crayon           I have seven pencils            

My Reflection

In Week 2, we had asttle tests. There was Star Test, Reading, Maths and Writing. The Reading test was hard, especially question 2 and the last 2 pages of the test. The Maths test was easy except for questions that included decimals and percentage. I’ve made some progress but I’m not happy with it.

Monday, October 15, 2012

French Week 1

In French we were recapping on basic French vocabulary. We used a site called Babbel.com to help us, Babbel is a website where you can learn French, German, Spanish etc. I have learnt how to say......
Welcome in French, Welcome in French is Bienvenue.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Friday, September 7, 2012

Harry Styles from One Direction


Harry Edward Styles is a singer from a boy band called ‘One Direction’. He is the youngest member in the group. Before One Direction, he used to be in a band called ‘White Eskimo’ and was the lead singer.

Harry was born 1 February 1994 and is from Holmes Chapel, Cheshire, England. His parents Anne Cox and Des Styles separated when Harry was 7 years old. After the divorce, Harry’s mother later got remarried to Robin Twist and so Harry, his sister, Gemma, and his mum moved out.

Growing up, Harry went to Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School. At school, Harry Styles, Haydn Morris, Nick Clough, Will Sweeny formed a group called ‘White Eskimo’. Haydn was the lead guitarist, Nick was the bass guitarist and drummer was Will. They came together to compete in the Battle of the Bands. They won the competition, and it helped Harry understand that he loved performing in front of people.

He tried to audition on X Factor in 2010. Harry sang ‘Isn’t she lovely’ by Stevie Wonder, Simon Cowell and Nicole Scherzinger said “Yes!” but, Louis Walsh disagreed. At bootcamp, he sang ‘Stop crying your heart out’ before being rejected and put into a group called ‘One Direction’ with Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson. Harry was the one who came up with the band’s name. One Direction came third in The X Factor and went to sign a two million deal with Simon Cowell, releasing a lot of No.1 singles in the United Kingdom, including ‘What makes you beautiful’ and ‘Gotta be you’.

I think Harry is a nice person, it must’ve been hard to be separated from his family because now that he’s famous, he can’t see them a lot. When I heard that he got rejected, I thought he was going to be eliminated but instead he was put into a band because the judges didn’t want him to go.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Poem about St Pius X

Giuseppe
Poor, Caring, Holy and Catholic
6 sisters and 3 brothers
He likes to lead mass
He feels happy when he’s around his family
He needs God by his side all the time
He encourages Holy Communion
He would like to see Pope Pius 9
Resident of Italy
His last name is Sarto.
His will involved the words:"I was born poor, I have lived poor, and I wished to die poor".

Saturday, August 18, 2012

The Ancient Olympics

In Topic I was focusing on the Ancient Olympics. I learnt that only young men could take part. They had to be single men, and speak Greek. They usually competed in the Olympics with no clothes.  

Friday, August 17, 2012

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

French Week 1

This week in French, I learnt how to understand how to greet someone in French. Here is a conversation in English where two people are greeting each other and I translated it into French.


English
Roller: Hello Mimi
Mimi: Hello Roller
Roller: How are you?
Mimi: I’m ok, how are you?
Roller: I’m good.

French
Roller: Bonjour Mimi
Mimi: Bonjour Mimi
Roller: Ca va?
Mimi: Comme ci comme ca, ca va?
Roller: Ca va bien.

Friday, June 15, 2012

LOST!!!

Paul looked straight ahead.  Not knowing which way to go, he stopped to think. He began to tremble with fear.  He looked at his watch and realised it was going to be dark very soon.

Still standing there, Paul reached into his pocket and found a map. So, he walked slowly into the forest, making sure he was going in the right direction.

The whooshing sound of trees, and the howling from an owl made Paul scared. The sun started to fade away, but Paul was still in the forest. Suddenly the day became night. Paul couldn’t see. He froze. Whoosh.....WHOOSH. The sound of the trees was really loud. Now Paul was very scared.

After standing there for a long time, Paul tried to look around using his hands as his eyes but it didn’t work. He tried to find light but their was nothing. “I give up!” said Paul, he sat on the bushy ground and looked up into the night sky and saw the stars shining so bright. He put his head down and fell asleep.


“Paul, Paul.....Where are you!!!!” said a voice. Paul was still fast asleep. “PAULL!!” Paul woke up. “Hello!” said Paul, “Paul, it’s your Grandpa!!” Paul saw his grandpa holding a torch and a blanket. “Grandpa!!” yelled Paul. He’s saved. Paul’s grandpa wrapped the blanket around him real tight to make sure he was warm and took Paul to his house.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Breaking News


In The Jordan River a man named Jesus was baptized by his cousin John The Baptist. While he was praying, the clouds opened, and a white dove came down. Suddenly a voice from above said, “You are my own son, I am pleased with you”. At once Jesus began his ministry in the desert. He stayed in the desert for forty days and was tempted by Satan, during this time he did not eat anything.

Friday, May 25, 2012

What I learnt in Maths

I learnt how to use the place value strategy to work out a multiplication problem.
Example:
22x9=?
Half of 22 is 11 so 11x9=99. 99x2=198

Friday, May 11, 2012

Learning Circle Template Week 3

Week 3 Chapter 3
TITLE OF THE BOOKThe Matchbox
PEOPLE IN THE GROUPAgnes, Dorothy, Lavinia and Ofa
ROLES:
DISCUSSION DIRECTOR
Ofa

Write four to six questions about what you have just read. These questions will be used for group discussion during the next reading session. Think about the question helpers in the box below.
Who? What? Where? When? Why? How?
Details? Inferred? What if? Opinion?


*Who are the characters?
*Who was taking care of Ginetta?
*What is the chapter about?
*What was the signal to warn each other if there was danger?
*When did the pastora wake up Ginetta and the three children?
*When did Ginetta go to the store?
*Where did Ginetta and the three children spend the night?
*Where did Ginetta hide when her parents were taken away?
*Why did Ginetta drive the three children, why couldn’t it be her Mom or Dad?  
*Why did Ginetta join the resistance?
*How tall is Ginetta?     *How was Ginetta feeling when she noticed that her parents were gone?
SUMMARY DIRECTOR-
Agnes

Find four to six interesting, powerful or tricky words from today's reading. Write them below along with the page number. Use flags to mark those words. You will be asked to share those words during our next guided reading meeting.

At eighteen years Ginetta was asked to take her next door neighbours to neutral switzerland . Their jewish Dad has not been seen in a while. They were unsure what happened to him.

Ginetta and the kids stayed the night in the baita of the pastori. There were enemy soldiers around.  Four in the morning they were awakened by the pastoras to give food & warn about the barking dogs. Ginetta was sad  to leave the kids in switzerland.

Jewish people were being killed. They all agreed on a sign showing that they were taken and now in danger.  They hung towels at the window. As Ginetta walked home there was a towel hanging at their window. She had nowhere to  go.She now joined the resistance to fight for ideals and for her parents. She will fight with intelligence , reason  and courage. But not with violence.
WORD FINDER DIRECTOR
Lavinia

Find four to six interesting, powerful or tricky words from today's reading. Write them below along with the page number. Use flags to mark those words. You will be asked to share those words during our next guided reading meeting.
  • neutral- means not taking part or giving assistance in a dispute or war between others. “During the World War II Portugal was neutral”.

Selection Director
Dorothy
Pick the most interesting part to read to your group during our next guided reading meeting.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS PART

Put the page number and the paragraph number


*“Ginetta is one metre, fifty-seven cm tall and thirty-six kilograms and she could barely see over the steering-wheel.
* Ginetta’s neighbors, three children had not seen their Jewish Father for awhile.
*At the border, tears brimmed in Ginetta’s eyes as she left the 3 children in Switzerland, she wondered what would happen to them.

*“The Jewish people agreed on a signal to warn each other in case of danger- a towel hanging in the window meant “ Don’t come home - we’ve been arrested. You must flee.!”
*“Ginetta chose to join the resistance. She would fight for the ideals her parents had believed in, but she would fight with intelligence, reason, and courage. Never with violence. Never with a gun.”

Learning Circle Template Week 2


WEEK 2 Chapter 2
TITLE OF THE BOOKThe Matchbox
PEOPLE IN THE GROUPAgnes, Dorothy, Lavinia and Ofa
ROLES:
DISCUSSION DIRECTOR
Agnes

Write four to six questions about what you have just read. These questions will be used for group discussion during the next reading session. Think about the question helpers in the box below.
Who? What? Where? When? Why? How?
Details? Inferred? What if? Opinion?


  • Why does Ginetta put her odds with people in authority?
  • Why does her parents hide the newspapers they bring from Switzerland ?
  • Who are the characters in the second chapter?
  • What is the second chapter about ?
  • Where is chapter two based?
SUMMARY DIRECTOR-
Ofa

Find four to six interesting, powerful or tricky words from today's reading. Write them below along with the page number. Use flags to mark those words. You will be asked to share those words during our next guided reading meeting.

Chapter 2 talks about Ginetta’s family and what she does with her life.
Her Mom is Jewish and her Dad is Catholic. This happened in 1937 to 1940. During this time Ginetta would help care for the sick and poor.

While she was working, Ginetta would dream of her summer holidays. Climbing the mountains and living in the stone house with the old shepherd and his wife.
WORD FINDER DIRECTOR
Dorothy

Find four to six interesting, powerful or tricky words from today's reading. Write them below along with the page number. Use flags to mark those words. You will be asked to share those words during our next guided reading meeting.
  • Physicians - a person who is skilled in the art of healing and is legally qualified to practise medicine.
  • Smuggler - to import or export goods secretly.
Selection Director
Lavinia
Pick the most interesting part to read to your group during our next guided reading meeting.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS PART

Put the page number and the paragraph number
Book Title: The Matchbox
Pages to read: 7-9
Today’s Date: Thursday 26 April 2012
  • “Ginetta’s parents, her Jewish mama, Rosa, and her Catholic papa, Dario, both physicians”.
  • “One day her teacher was praising Italy’s dictator, Mussolini”.
  • “Ginetta and her friends would save the lives of many innocent people”.

Learning Circle Template Week 3

WEEK 3 Chapter 4
TITLE OF THE BOOKThe Matchbox
PEOPLE IN THE GROUPAgnes, Dorothy, Lavinia and Ofa
ROLES: Discussion Director -Lavinia
Summary Director -Dorothy
Word Finder Director -Ofa
Selection Director -Agnes


DISCUSSION DIRECTOR
Lavinia
Write four to six questions about what you have just read. These questions will be used for group discussion during the next reading session. Think about the question helpers in the box below.
Who? What? Where? When? Why? How?
Details? Inferred? What if? Opinion?


Who are the characters in the chapter? 7/5
What was Ginettas nickname? 7/5
What was inside the suitcase? 8/5
Why was Ginetta disguised as a cleaning lady? 8/5
Where was Ginetta when the suitcase broke? 9/5
Why was the name ‘Topolino’ given to Ginetta? 9/5





SUMMARY DIRECTOR-
Dorothy
Find four to six interesting, powerful or tricky words from today's reading. Write them below along with the page number. Use flags to mark those words. You will be asked to share those words during our next guided reading meeting.

Chapter 4 page 14&15, talks about Ginetta and her jobs. Her first underground job was in a city hall. During the next two and a half years, Ginetta was a researcher, a spy, a courier, a secretary for the Air Force, a cleaning lady, and a smuggler.
The truth was hard, in the war years. The newspapers were full of propaganda, but it didn’t report the truth.
One day Ginetta carried a cardboard suitcase which was filled with secret newspapers. As Ginetta stopped on a tram, her suitcase hinges fell apart and the newspapers flew out everywhere.
Ginetta hurried to pick it up and walked for miles to her flat.
Ginetta  wore many disguises. She dressed as a cleaning lady. Ginetta was sent to the Swiss border to pick up a knapsack. She had to do take it to her friend. When Ginetta returned, the central train station was bombed. As she walked, two officials were checking passengers bags for contraband. Ginetta tried to walk through. Ginetta reached for her knapsack and went to meet Nino who took her knapsack to the bank. “The knapsack was full of money to help families and prisoners.”
WORD FINDER DIRECTOR
Ofa
Find four to six interesting, powerful or tricky words from today's reading. Write them below along with the page number. Use flags to mark those words. You will be asked to share those words during our next guided reading meeting.
*Propaganda - rumors are spread to help or harm a person or group, page 14.

*Concierge - a doorkeeper, page 15.

*Rendezvous - a meeting or appointment, page 15.

Selection Director
Agnes
Pick the most interesting part to read to your group during our next guided reading meeting.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS PART

Put the page number and the paragraph number


*During the next two and a half years , she was a researcher, a spy, a courier, a secretary for the Air Force, a cleaning lady and a smuggler. Page:14

^I chose this sentence because it tells us how longs it has been since her parents were taken and her past jobs.

*They clipped and gathered information for secret newspapers, then risked carrying them to distant towns, even though the penalty for being caught was death . page:14

^I chose this sentence because it shows that this job is important for Ginetta and that she would risk her life for this job

*When Ginetta finally stepped off the train , hoisting her heavy load , a german soldier reached for her suitcase “Signorina,” he said , “may I help you?” Ginettas legs turned to jelly.

^I chose this because it tells us Ginetta was nervous.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Friday, May 4, 2012

What I learnt

This week in Maths I learnt how to jump through a tidy number line to solve a problem e.g.
49+?=94
49+1=50+40=90+4=94
1+40+4=45
How do I know if my answer is right.
49+45=94 (9+5=14, 40+40=80+14=94)

Playing Basketball

“DON’T STOP DRIBBLING KEEP GOING” yelled Coach Bruce. The white team were in the lead. There were just a few cones left that weren’t flipped. One more left and..........THE WHITES WIN!!

We were just in our classroom doing what we normally do on a Monday morning when Miss Bell, the secretary, told us if we were ready. I was wondering, what we were suppose to get ready for. Oh, we were having Basketball. Finally I get to know what a real game of Basketball is all about.

First things first, he told us how to dribble the ball. You can’t hit the ball on your palm because the ball won’t bounce back and, you can not bend forward or else you’ll damage your back and put a lot a weight on your thighs.

Next, we played a very hard game. We got into groups of five, I was in the White team. There were cones spread everywhere. There was green, white, red, and blue cones. The aim of the game was to flip over your team’s cone and dribble the ball at the same time. It looked hard but really, it was easy. We had one more round and then we left.

Basketball was really interesting, I learnt that if you show respect to others, you will get respect too.