Monday, April 3, 2017

Halswell Quarry

On Thursday we went to Halswell Quarry. I took a picture of this rock because I thought it looked cool with all the different stones, rocks and colours.  

The people who worked in Halswell Quarry in the past would play poker to see who got the first bath. 

Halswell Quarry was really fun. We played cool games and looked at amazing things. 

Overall at Halswell Quarry I had an amazing time.

Sunday, March 19, 2017


The wind breathes heavily in my face. The leaves blow at my feet. The dust is blowing in my eyes, it's all coming from the dancing trees as they huff and puff at us. The leaves are twirling round. Big puffy clouds are hovering in the sky. Me and my family are wrapped up in our winter clothes. The wind is back I think to myself, why can't it just go away? It is dark and gloomy out here now, no sun to be seen.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Travis wetlands

 I was on a walk in travis wetland and I saw…..
Little ducklings swimming in a puddle I took this photo because I thought it was very unusual to see little ducklings playing in a puddle .
I also took this picture of slow Steve ( a snail we found and named) because it was so cool to see a snail on the track.l we picked it up and put it back in the bush
I also took this picture of a bush you walk though .I had a good time in travis wetland. in travis wetland I felt relaxed . I had a great time.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Riccarton Bush

We went on a class trip to riccarton bush we were finding the English names for trees and writing it on a sheet that we were given. I took this photo of this tree because I have never seen a tree with roots like this. When I was in riccarton bush I felt relaxed and happy. 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Reflection of speech

The parts of my speech I enjoyed were the introduction and the conclusion. I liked the introduction because I thought it would tell you about my speech and in my opinion it did. I liked the conclusion because I thought it closed the speech well. Some challenges I came across while writing my speech were the examples, I had trouble with the examples. I overcame my challenges by changing the order of my paragraphs to make my speech make more sense so you could understand it. Overall I feel very happy about the way my speech was written because I put lots of time and effort into making my speech interesting.

As I practiced reading my speech out loud I practiced making eye- contact with the audience. I think when I presented my speech to the class I did the following things well - making eye contact and saying it with a clear voice. I was challenged with using movements to help tell the story. I overcame my challenge by having a big think about my movements. Overall I am very proud of my presentation because I think that I spoke clearly and made eye contact with my audience.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Rubbish is everywhere

Have you ever noticed how much rubbish is in the school?  Rubbish on the ground, under classrooms and even just beside the bin, it's ridiculous! So I thought to myself how could I change this? 

Firstly I could put sirens in the ground so if you dropped rubbish it would  go crazy ... but that would cost too much money.   How about  I become a superhero and fly around telling everyone to pick up their rubbish they just dropped?…. but I was dreaming with this one. What if everyone picked up their rubbish?  There would be a lot less rubbish lying around.  You could actually bother to put your rubbish in the bin.

I'm feeling really frustrated. The other day at school I saw three muesli bar wrappers and four chip packets floating round in the wind. The chips were ready salted, they looked yummy. 

When you are playing on the playground put your rubbish in the bin. One lunchtime when I was 5  years old I was walking around like I owned the place.  I saw a big kid drop some rubbish on the ground so I thought it was ok, that’s what you do at school until … I pulled my pockets inside out and out came all my rubbish. The duty teacher said “What are you thinking?” So that didn't go well.

Did you know when you drop rubbish you are wrecking the environment? It blocks drains and can kill animals. Plastic bags take between 500-1000 years to disappear so letting that one plastic bag float away in the air is not cool at all.  Just because you can’t see it doesn't mean it's gone. So pick up your rubbish, you should feel guilty if you don’t.

I just wish everyone would pick up their rubbish because we would like a tidy school. So If we pick up our rubbish it won't just make the  school a better place, it will make the world a better place. Not as many animals will die from rubbish, it won't  block drains, and will make the entire world far tidier. 

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Waking up

I was sleeping peacefully under my blanket when suddenly there it goes my alarm. All I wanted to do was press snooze but today that was not an option. Sitting up my blanket tumbled onto the floor. I stood up, shivering in my room, crept to my window and pulled up the blind, in burst the sun. I stood there with eyes blinded by the light.

Sprinting down the hallway in my school uniform, out to the kitchen I poured my milk into my bowl while thinking about school. Sitting down to eat I softly chatted to my mum. Then she said “Are you ready to go?”

I went to the laundry to get my school bag and sprinted around packing my bag. In the bathroom I brushed my teeth, standing there half asleep doing my hair. After putting on my shoes and doing up my shoelaces I was ready to go. I walked to the garage, grabbed my scooter and headed off to school.