Thursday, 24 August 2017

Sharks

!Sharks!


Sharks are important
Cute and Cuddly - to some!
And they have a very good sense of smell
The are brilliant and loyal,
Protective and smart,
Their skin is smooth but tough.
Sharks are good natured,
They look like babies.
And are critically endangered!
They are beautiful and incredible,
They swim in the sea.

SHARKS ARE AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Key Competencies

Key Competencies
(the capabilities required for living and lifelong learning)

Halsey Drive School
                    A = Almost Always
                                                               S = Sometimes
                                                          N = Not yet
1st half of the year
2nd half of the year
Student
Teacher
Student
Teacher
Managing Self

I am organised for the day
A
A


I am willing to try new things
A
A


I complete work to the best of my ability and show initiative
A
A


I begin work straight away, stay on task and work independently
A
A


I can set realistic goals and explain how to achieve them
A
S


I make sensible behaviour choices
S
S


I happily take part in all school activities
A
A


Relating to Others

I cooperate well with others when working
A
A


I treat others with respect
A
A


I am a good friend and role model - especially at break times
S
A


I show good manners and cooperate with others
A
A


Participating and Contributing

I share my ideas and opinions with others
S
S


I listen well to other people’s opinions
A
S


I take part in activities outside of the classroom
A
A


Thinking

I ask relevant questions to deepen my knowledge
A
S


I reflect on my own learning and say what I need to learn next
A
S


Language Symbols and Texts

I use a range of IT to share my learning
A
A


Sunday, 21 May 2017

W.A.L.T: write persuasive writing

W.A.L.T: Make a prediction on what a story could be about based on the given keywords

There is a school’s challenge and it’s there first race. The mountain bikers are going to get timed by a stop watch. The track is mud hills and puddles but they don’t know there were potholes in the tracks. The people who were competing in the race was Glenn, Dad and Simon Foster. When the race started they went up the hills and downhills. They saw the potholes and the dogged the potholes. They finished the race and Glenn came first Simon Foster came second and Dad came third. Dad started walking slowly with his face down away from the race.


Thursday, 18 May 2017

W.A.L.T: Write Persuasive Writing

W.A.L.T: write persuasive writing

We Should Protect Sharks


We should protect sharks because the shark population is decreasing. There is over 400 species but there about 100 in each type. We are going to prove to you there should be no more shark fin soup, sharks aren't scary and sharks are friends not foe.


Sharks are dying because people are hunting them, cutting their fins off then putting them back in the ocean.  They are also killing them and selling their meat, teeth and fins! This needs to stop now! You can help by taking no notice of shark products.  If you do, it would make a big difference to sharks. In Asia, people like shark fin soup so it’s a job that will get you the money you need. What they do is catch sharks, cut off their fins and throw them back into the sea.  They are left to die alone with no fins. THIS NEEDS TO STOP!  If sharks go extinct, the whole ecosystem will be messed up.   These sharks will suffer without us so act now!
Are sharks scary?  No way!  Of  course they’re carnivores but think about it, what are you really scared of?   The teeth or what might happen to your life?  Think about it, man up, they’re not scary and I'm going to prove it to you. Imagine swimming off the coast of Australia and then all of a sudden a huge great white comes up your backside and swimming at you at full throttle. Would you scream or would you be brave? You could just bang it on the snout or flip it.  If they weren't alive we would have too many of every creatures in the ocean.  SHARKS AREN'T SCARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Sharks are friends to humans, they only attack because they think you are a seal and sharks attack you because you're going in their territory but this is all a misunderstanding.  Sharks eat meat which may be scary but they're big softies.  Just think, a whale shark is the biggest shark in the world - yet it's harmless so why are you scared? They’re just as smart as dolphins and they're incredible.


Please don’t kill sharks, they are Very special. They’re smart, intelligent and cute, OK well maybe not that cute. The more we fear them, the more they will attack us. They are not scary they’re special.   



Reflections:
We did good on are detail but next time we have to use are time more wisely.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

WALT: Write Persuasive Writing

TV is a bad invention

TV is a bad invention because it damages your health, it doesn't let you play with your friends and you could be wasting precious time.

TV is a bad invention because it damages your health. You keep sitting and your eyes start to dry out. Your spine could get damaged because may have bad posture from lying all over your couch. If this happens you might have a sore back which will cause you to be uncomfortable or give you pain.   

TV doesn't let you play with your friends outside and get fit.  TV just requires you to sit in one place for hours and hours which is bad for your body. Too much TV really is bad for your brain. Young adults who watch a lot of TV and don't exercise much may start to see the effects of their unhealthy habits on their brains as early as mid life, a new study suggests. Science has discovered that if you watch educational programs you might follow what they do and that's how it changes your brain forever. When you're sitting in front of the television, you're not exercising so you're not burning as many calories! Watching too much television might also lead to more aggressive behaviour.

You could be wasting your time watching TV and you could be doing something fun! Why do you watch TV?  There are awesome inventions called bikes and roller blades which will get you outside in the fresh air, playing and doing fun sorts of exercise. If you're a kid and you watch a lot of TV, you might not do your homework and end up in time out or get into trouble with your teacher.  

TV is a bad invention! We suggest that TV should be banished from the world. It could damage your health, it doesn’t let you play with your best friends and you would be wasting your time watching TV and doing nothing. Everyone knows that TV is a horrible, disgusting, brain sucking invention. So get rid of your TV NOW!!!

Reflection:
I think i did well working with Piranavie

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Chinese Goldminers in NZ  - Chinese Rock Dwellings  - Pt 2 No 3 1994
WALT: Write a description of what life was like for Chinese goldminers in New Zealand in the 1860s
WALT: Evaluate whether the Chinese goldminers had an easy life


Introduction - Tanishka
We are describing what life was like for Chinese goldminers in New Zealand in the 1860s.  We are describing their housing conditions and the positives and negatives of it. Their travel, tools, possessions and belongings.  


Paragraph 1 - Describe the housing and living conditions - Vanessa
The gold miners had to live in the rocky houses in the cliffs they were living on top of the Clutha River because they couldn’t build one.  Some houses were built at the bottom of the river. Their houses were small and cosy. Their  living conditions were alright because the temperature didn’t really change if it was cold.

Paragraph 2 - Describe the housing and living conditions - Khushi
There are some positives for the housing conditions of the Chinese goldminers in the 1860s.  Firstly, the rock houses  were high up the cliffs and well protected.  They were cheap to build, had shelter and were cosy.  However, there were some negatives to their housing conditions.   They had to live in rock houses in cliffs away from towns.
                                                                
Paragraph 4 - Describe the travel for the Chinese goldminers - Getting to the goldfields - Micah
The Chinese gold miners had to go across an old, rickety, dangerous bridge. It was dangerous because it had loose floorboards and large holes. They could’ve easily fallen into the Clutha river especially with all their heavy tools.

Paragraph 5 - Describe their possessions and belongings - Kyza     
Gold miners belongings were: Pickaxes, shovels, sleeping bags, food, backpacks and clothes.  Their clothes were dusty because of the dust in the rocks.  The pick axes were made from heavy, strong metal and were sharp.  The shovels were made of steel and wood.

Paragraph 6 - Describe the tools the Chinese goldminers had to collect gold - Sahil
The gold miners used to dig out gold with pick axes and shovels.. The tools were heavy because the tools were made out of metal and iron and would have been hard to use all day to find gold.


Paragraph 7 - Khushi and Micah -  
The Chinese gold miners had a hard life because they had to go across an old, rickety bridge with large holes in it.  They lived in tiny houses that could only just fit their sleeping bags. They had to carry lots of heavy, iron tools
(e.g. pick-axes, shovels) to the goldmines and use these for many hours to dig for gold.


Assessment of Our work

We believe that our description is extended abstract because we have several ideas written down and we have explained our work.  We have also written a




good evaluation for our conclusion. By Micah & vanessa.