I feel like I'm pushing against the wind and the rain hoping I will finish the no talking challenge. I`m moments away from winning. My mouth is hungry for words, bursting to talk, starving for speech. I lost, I couldn't take it, it was too hard to not talk. I’m ashamed of myself .
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
My favourite thing during discovery times was probably baking a cake because when we got stuck we used a really good idea to get unstuck. My challenge probably was when I was doing gymnastics, I tried to do a backbend and slipped. When I was doing craft my challenge was finding the right equipment for the right stuff,and gluing my creations in the right way and place. I overcame these challenges by persevering, asking for help, keeping a positive attitude, trying other ideas other,moving on and then coming back to it.
The new skills I learnt was backbending and baking a cake.
I've been working on including others. I've been challenged by it because I wanted to make a dance with Tiffany, Sophie and Daisy, then Izzy wanted to join in too. Izzy didn't know how to do the dance moves and we were close to finishing and I wanted to say go away but I didn't, I said “Do you want to be in my dance?” and she said “Yes”. I felt good about doing that, that's the power of being kind. The key competencies I became better it was taking turns and being responsible because at the first discovery I felt like I just wanted to do what I wanted to do. Now I'm better at being responsible and taking turns because I worked hard to try and fix my behaviour and and how I act. Overall I feel proud and happy with my learning in discovery. In term four I’m looking forward to working with different people and having-a-go at different stuff.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
I'm most proud of the way I asked for help and didn't stay stuck because I couldn't find the right topic. I really enjoyed the part when I found the right topic then the flow began, I just started blurting it out, I loved it. It started getting easier and easier. When I was writing my speech the hardest thing was probably to make it sound enthusiastic and snazzy at the same time. I overcame the challenge because I did heads down, bums up and just thought for a couple of minutes and that's when I found the right idea. Overall I feel happy that I completed a well thought out speech. I love the way I used interesting language features to make a picture in the heads of the audience.
As I practiced my speech out loud I tried to keep a straight face when something was sad. I tried to use an expressive voice and hand gestures. I tried to do as much movement as I could and I tried to use different voices. I think I did the following things well when I was presenting it to the class - I stood up tall, spoke nice and loud and I said it in a cool way that it just made sense. My challenge was to make eye contact, show how disappointed I was, make that right connection with the audience and get over my nerves. I overcame my first challenge, I thought everyone was a giant chocolate cake and that fixed the first one. I tried to think that I did something wrong to show a disappointed feeling. I tried to make it snazzy and stand out so everyone would look at me and listen. To get over my nerves I didn't know what to do and then it clicked, I used my nerves to give me energy.
Overall I feel amazing about the presentation of my speech because it was a challenge. Everyone did well but it was amazingly hard especially when I tripped up.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Have you ever had to watch the news with your mum and dad and seen the terrible things that happen? The bombs, the war, the fighting, the destruction, the injuries... it's terrible!!
In many countries there is fighting and struggling but we're lucky because in New Zealand we have peace but….. You can still have a lot of fights at school with your friends and at home with your family. They may not be as big as the wars on TV - there’s no bombs and nobody dies, but they still leave you feeling bad and sad and disappointed and frustrated. Don't you think the world be a better place if everyone got along?
Let me tell you something about my family. My Great uncle and my great grandad were both involved in World War Two. Luckily they both came home but were injured and one of them never walked again. My great cousin died in a war. If everyone got along there would be no wars so that tragedy wouldn't have happened to my family. Over 77 million people died in world wars 1 and 2 and that means that's over 77 million people's families are sad - all because people couldn’t get along. that's what I want to fix.
One of the worst places that I think fighting can happen is at school with your friends. I've been through that as well as some of you in the room. I'm going to tell you a little bit about my problem. Well one of my best friends and I had something to share with the class but then she had to go to piano and I was supposed to wait for her. I was meant not to share our news that day at all but I did anyway and she came back and found out that I did it without her. She didn't talk to me for two hours that's when I said sorry. at first it didn't work but then the second time it did and she said sorry too. Life is much more comfortable and happy when everyone gets along!
Fighting also happens at home. My little sister and I fight about the littlest things and she's a tattle-tale who goes running to mum and dad. Of course I act innocent but I’m not always…… it’s annoying when we fight - our household is much more calm and fun with lots less screaming when everyone gets along.
I think if you help me on my project the world would be a better place. To ensure you get along with others try some of this advice … walking away when someone is arguing with you and stressing you out, think before you speak, treat others how you would like to be treated, encourage people, supporting them, if saying sorry doesn't work once try again and be humble. I guarantee that if you try to do all those things it will make the world a better place.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Outside tree, harness, belayers, ropes, support me up the top of the tree as the instructor taught me the safety song, warned us whenever there was a sharp branch and gave us advice when we were up the pine tree.
Inside, chocolate sauce, ice cream, sprinkles fill me up in my tummy as the kids munched on their dessert, chatted to each other and did the dishes in the dining hall.
At the hot pools, warm water, floaties, deep pools call my name “Come over here and have fun with me” as I dive, swim and relax on the floaties in the warm water.