Monday, 7 August 2017

My Mom's Birthday-Recount

My Mom’s Birthday

Chatter! Chatter! Chatter! I woke up to the sound of my parents chatting. Today was Friday the 14th of July the day right before my mom’s birthday and we still hadn’t got her a present! We had to do this quick as a bird. My dad and I had decided to get a wrist-watch.

After my dad came home from work,we drove of to St Lukes Mall to get my mom her birthday present. We had lots of choices of wrist-watches to choose from. My dad and I finally decided on a rose gold coloured wrist-watch with a crystal clear dial. We also bought my mom a creamy red velvet cake which was really dense.

My dad and I were really happy and excited to surprise my mom. We planned to surprise her at 12 ‘o'clock. We both were night owls which meant we don't go to sleep that early. My dad and I found a way to hide the wristwatch and the red velvet cake from my mom. We were really delighted and overjoyed to surprise her!

It was finally 12 ‘o’clock and my mom had fallen asleep. My dad and I were really excited! We carefully placed a few candles on the cake. I brought my mom’s present and birthday card out. We started singing ‘Happy Birthday’ and my mom slowly woke up. I gave my mom her present and her birthday card as she carefully cut her cake. My mom was really surprised and delighted!

That evening, (when it was still my mom’s birthday) a few of my mom’s friends were coming over for tea. When they came over they wished my mom happy birthday, had tea and chatted for a while. Chit chat! Chit chat!

The day ended pretty well. My mom was very happy and joyful. She said that this birthday was the best birthday she’d ever had. She really like her present and the birthday card we gave her. At the end of the day,we were all really overjoyed!

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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
S
S


I make sensible behaviour choices
A
A


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
A
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
A


I take part in activities outside of the classroom
A
A


Thinking

I ask relevant questions to deepen my knowledge
A
A


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


Language Symbols and Texts

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


Sunday, 21 May 2017

Making a book prediction

Making a book prediction

 WALT: Make a prediction using key words.

 Mud Pluggers-Pt.3,No.3,1997

 There was a race for the mountain bikers and it was a school challenge.It was timed by a stopwatch and Simon Foster was running it.Glenn was one of the racers.It was the school’s first race.The track had obstacles like puddles,hills,mud,potholes and they had to go down hill.Even though Glenn had practiced a lot,in the race he fell face down in one of the puddles.But he managed to get back up and he went as fast as he could so he came third place.Glenn’s dad was very proud of Glenn and that he came third place.

 Reflection:I did well on using all the keywords.Next time I need to put the story in paragraphs. 

Author:Maggie Lillieby

Thursday, 18 May 2017

TV is a Bad Invention!

                                                               TV is a Bad Invention

 Intro-TV IS A HORRIBLE INVENTION!!! Why is TV even a thing?It it is soooooo bad for you!!!!Also TV is so expensive and you don’t even need it!!!!You can do other awesome and fun things instead of watching TV!!

 Eliza - The first reason is that too much TV is BAD for you and you get less exercise ! If you watch too much TV,it can strain our eyes . It can also change your brain’s function. Children who consistently spend more than 4 hours per day watching TV are more likely to be overweight. STOP WATCHING TV !!!

 Prisha - The second reason is that TV IS SO EXPENSIVE AND YOU DON'T EVEN NEED IT !TV costs between $500 to $1,500.Even when you buy the TV you still have to pay $100 every month.At the end of the year it will add up to $1,200.Now is that a lot?

 Sandhya-The third reason is that you can do much more FUN and AWESOME things instead of watching TV!!For example art,reading,play outside,spend time with your family and play with your friends ! Also you can do chores and help your parents .When you have all these things to do why do you even watch TV??!!Stop watching TV NOW!

 Conclusion- Overall we think that TV is a horrible invention Now you Know that you shouldn’t sit on a couch and watch TV!So Don’t let TV control you!! Now you know all the reasons why TV is a bad invention so take our side before it’s too late!

 Website - smallbusiness.chron.com/much-television-advertising-really-cost-58718.html

Reflection:I think I have done a good job using forceful language.Next time I need to add more adjectives.