Monday, 31 October 2016

Blog Commenting:

On Friday, I began commenting on Daniel's ( Link is here) blog. The entire class commented on a fellow pupils blog to display our collaboration ( by commenting).

What is SWIS?

During this term, I have been complete a Gold Care Awards before I leave school for College. I've finished my SWIS task for my Gold Attitude category.   

Albert Einstein DLO:

During the weekend, I had a interest in learning about Albert Einstein. I created a DLO ( put into two parts) about this famous German Scientist which changed the world forever. I found this information by using Wikipedia and Britannica.

Cybertsmart DLO:

Today, I'm showcasing my DLO about Pennsylvania. I used my new shortcuts and methods to make my work without using Wikipedia (Only the photos). I tried to find out about by Pennsylvania by using 3 questions. I answered the 3 questions in this DLO.

Fast Facts Collection

Today for reading, my reading group was working on a DLO about the Wright Brothers. We were using a new "System". We have 3 more texts to learn about. We have to finish all of these texts by next week.

Friday, 28 October 2016

Touch Interschool:

On Wednesday, A big group of student went to Dunkirk and participated in touch Interschool tournament . The year 7 & 8 had two team as well as the Year 5 & 6. All the teams played really great and had chemistry to score tries or work together and push back the offence. I would like to thank Mrs Caroline, Mr Ogilvie and Mr M for assisting all the teams at this day.

Dance (last week of Dance):

At Dance ( Music), the Year 8's learned about Flight from using jobs from the Airport ( Guard etc.) We could use these jobs and create a movement from the jobs. This is the last week for Dance and we will resume our Recorder Karate next week. 

Rockets Fact:


Friday, 21 October 2016

Bird Movement:

                                         MOV01310 from Bronwyn Eeles on Vimeo.

Last week ( I just want to post this today because I had fun) we were creating dance move mimicking a bird movement. We watched a video as inspiration and also photos. I loved this session because I had lots of fun.  Credit is due to Mrs Eeles for taking this Magnificent footage.

Music ( Dance) with Mrs Eeles:

                          MOV01354 from Bronwyn Eeles on Vimeo.
For Music ( I mean Dance), The LS2 Year 8's performed a  dance that was solely based off  the shape/size of a feather. My Group was first to perform and we used a Blue Jay's feather( As in: doing the shape and patterns from the feather). I credit this video to Mrs Eeles who allowed me to use this video.

Narrrative: Leap of Faith

Leap of Faith:
It was a weird feeling. Something wanted to possess my body and showcase my real potential. “ Well, that’s something Ezio, Daniel or Jack would say.” I proclaimed. “ See i’m the, what u call it the chicken of the family.”
“John, Ezio, Daniel and Jack, Its time!” Cecillia screamed as a echo blasted through out my neighbourhood.

“ We’re coming now!”We all sang in unison. It was a crazy feeling, My dad was gifted the nickname, Killer bee. Why? Well, I don’t know the entire story because he passed away a long time ago but from listening to  those nanas talking about him being the fastest, the most coolest and also the most Beautiful man they ever saw. I pondered about it. I wasn’t the best, Ezio was the best at flapping his wing so that counts. I’m sure I ain’t the fastest and the coolest, but I do know who is the most handsomest owl in our Neighbourhood (It’s ME!!!!!). My siblings and I were always fighting over who will get the large worm for dinner. Unfortunately, I never won but I was always smart to trade items to get food ( Thinking about it now, I was blessed and cursed). It was a killing addiction for me, to eat the large worm. I would do anything for it. Sorry, getting off track about what’s happening in my life. Well let’s continue in the real world and not the stuff I remember.

We waited for 5 Hours! Sure, it wasn’t a day nor even 10 hours, but still it felt like I was watching those Romantic Movies  that Daniel started recently watching at Movie night (We all knew that the guy will fall in love with the girl). It was such a waste of time of just utterly boredom that I wanted to just go sleep and continue tomorrow. Well I suppose it was a good time, I had seen like a baker’s dozen of some weird  creatures holding a weird object in their arms. Hopefully its can shoot out ducks or worms so I can finally eat and don’t feel like I want to sleep; I think they’re trying to look for some food as well( Good or bad). They don’t even seem to look at us as we just freeze like possums at headlights ( I hope I didn’t say it wrong). I felt Anxious watching Ezio fly like a hawk ( Wait, doesn’t hawks eat owls, *Gulp*).

“Daniel, its your turn to show everyone who’s the best family in the Neighbourhood!” Ezio Screamed as all the spectators laughed like clowns. Now, that I could be alone by myself. I started to cry like a baby. Everyone would laugh at me for dishonouring my heritage or family. Being a son of a Legend and you having high expectations I felt Anxious to the point I wanted to join those creatures with their ugly objects ( whatever they’re holding in the air like lunatics) and see what they’re looking for.  Ezio walked into the dark room. Proud of his accomplishments.

“ John, you feeling alright, Bro?” Ezio asked as he walked closer to me.

“ Well for instances, I don’t know how to fly and also if I screw up, I will be a known for destroying my family heritage and destroy my friendships with all of you.” I replied as a big puddle of tears beginning  drip onto my body.

“No you won’t Bro, Mum told me that dad failed when he was a owlet. Everyone mocked him for a long until he stood up (I mean Metaphorically speaking) and flew like how the flash runs on those TV shows mum talks about.” Ezio said while cheering me up.

30 Minutes later:

“ John its your turn to fly to that tree where your mother is standing!” A owl shouted. I felt so prepared because of Ezio excellent prep talk. I guess Ezio wasn’t only the fastest but also seems like he is down to earth. What a generous person. *VRRRRMM*! I fly like a jet to my mother; I see a weird shape heading towards me. “Oh No! Someone please help me.” Cecilliascreamed. All I saw was a parliament of owls flying to the scene. I felt like I wasn’t going to survive. I guess I was wrong.

Read Theory:

This year LS2 have been using Read Theory as a tool to assist us and learn new words to use in our writing. I have done 261 Quizzes! I have felt really happy with myself because I have learned to use new words but also find new ways of writing. 


Yesterday and maybe today, I was working on a DLO about how to research. As in: looking for a subject but you or your friend cannot find/search. I learned this information from the recent library visit from Mrs Ogilvie ( Who is a Librarian at the Auckland National Library). I am showcasing my learning by showing how use this effective method.

The Crossover Book Review:

Last week, I read a wonderful novel called the Crossover ( Author is Kwame Alexander). The novel is filled with great description of the atmosphere and pure illustration by words. It was a fantastic book I have created a Book Review ( Even those  it counts as Care Award I don't know if I should put it down as one).

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Maths Word Problems:

Today, my maths group was marking our answers for our questions. We work on a worksheet to finish seven questions. In this worksheet, I got 5 Correct, and 2 incorrect. I need  to improve to get better.