Thursday, 29 June 2017

W.A.L.T: Prepare for 3-way conferences

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
S
S


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


I show good manners and cooperate with others
A
A


Participating and Contributing

I share my ideas and opinions with others
S
A


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
A
A



Wednesday, 24 May 2017

WALT: Compare and contrast the Running Machine bike with modern bikes that we have today




Reflection: I think I did well at comparing the pedals and the handle bars.
Next time I need to use more research to make comparisons rather than just looking at the picture.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

W.A.L.T: Write a persuasive piece of writing

 Television Is A Great Invention
TV is a good invention.  TV is educational for little kids under 5 and it is also educational for adults. It is better than a laptop or computer and it is also entertaining.


Our first main reason is that TV is very educational and informative for                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                adults.  Here are some examples: NewsHub, Seven Sharp, One and Channel 3 News, The Project, Hope Channel, National Geographic Channel and Fair Go.  These programmes teach you about things that are happening in NZ and around the world.  They inform you, give you knowledge about what is happening, they teach you about science and the Earth and current affairs.


Our second main reason is for TV being a good invention is that it is better than a laptop or computer because it has a GINORMOUS screen and you can do the same things as a laptop on some TV’s, such as a samsung TV you can go on youtube and the internet. Also only if you sit to close at a TV to long, then you will get headaches, but with a computer you are really close to it so you can most likely get a headache.
Information found at http://room21hds2017.blogspot.co.nz/      


Our third reason is that TV is entertaining. TV is entertaining because programmes tell you stories and narratives and take you away into an imaginary world.  TV is entertaining because there are lots of funny shows like: The Simpsons, Spongebob Squarepants, The Thundermans and Tom and Jerry.  These shows are humorous because the characters either look funny or act in a funny way.  They sometimes get themselves into strange and crazy situations and they pull funny facial expressions to show their feelings.



So if you understand why TV is good for you, you should go buy one today because TV is educational,humorous and good for you it doesn't damage your eyes as much like a laptop and computer. TV doesn't give you a headache because it is far away SO GO GET A TV NOW!




Reflection: I think I did well at helping my group and coming up with ideas. Next time I need to use more forceful language.




























Thursday, 18 May 2017

W.A.L.T: write persuasively

     W.A.L.T: write persuasively

     Adults are better than kids

Adults are betters than kids. We really think that adults are better than kids so you should start believing it too! Our three reasons are that adults can get paid lot’s of money for doing work, they can control what's happening in the house and they can travel on a trip whenever they want.


Our first reason for Adults are better than kids is that they get LOT’S of money from work.  Adults get over one thousand dollars!  Wow that’s a lot of money! If you're an adult you could be spending all that money for yummy food, cool games and more, but while you’re a kid you’re just sitting at school doing boring math’s. And sometimes if you work for a popular company they could give you vouchers such as, discounts for aeroplane flights, hotels, and more.    

Our second reason is adults are better than kids because they get control of the house and also get control of the kids and family. e.g: What to watch on TV, when to go to bed, when to go and when to not go on electronics. Adults are always in charge of their children, children are never will be in charge of the house!  


Our final reason is that adults can travel or go on a trip whenever they want to.  They have money so they don’t need to ask anyone to pay for anything.  They can book tickets, accommodation and activities for wherever they want to go, whenever they have saved up and have the time.  Whereas children have no freedom to choose when or where to go on holiday, the decision is totally up to their parents. Children are too young to go on holiday by themselves and wouldn't have enough money to pay for a trip.  Their parents could take them on the most boring holiday ever and they wouldn’t have any choice, they would have to go because their parents are the ones in charge!  Therefore, being a kid is not easy.  Parents get to choose what they want to do and children have no freedom to make their own choices.     


In conclusion we believe that being an adult is better than being a kid because they can do whatever they want at anytime, they have all the money to do stuff, have all the control in the house and they also have freedom to do anything.  Whereas kids have no control and have to do whatever their parents say.  SO YOU SHOULD LISTEN TO YOUR PARENT’S BECAUSE THEY ARE IN CHARGE OF EVERYTHING AND NOT KIDS!

Reflection: I did well at using my brain and thinking of lots of ideas.

Teacher Comment: Well done boys - I am very impressed with your writing!  Excellent main reasons and supporting detail for these. I like how you used positive adjectives to describe the life of an adult and negative adjectives to describe the life of a child, to help support your opinion.

Next steps: Make sure all your sentences make sense - read these aloud to yourselves so that you can pick up on what doesn't sound right.  Also look at your use of apostrophes - these are only needed to show ownership of something by someone or for contractions.  Eg: Danny's shoes were muddy. OR does not = doesn't.

Monday, 24 April 2017

I am learning to describe where I come from

I am writing a description of where I come from.  I will be describing
my ethnicity, when and why my family immigrated to NZ and our
religion and beliefs.

I am Chinese and European, my dad is European and my mum is Chinese.  
I am half Taiwanese and half European.  I am Chinese but I was born
in New Zealand.  My mum immigrated to NZ.  My mum immigrated
in 1991 to study at the University of Auckland and my dad immigrated
from Europe to NZ.  I speak English and Chinese, my little brother speaks
a little bit of Chinese and my mum speaks a lot of Chinese and English.  
I celebrate Chinese New Year and make dumplings because
that’s my culture.  My special place is when I go back to Taiwan
every time in the middle of April.

By Alex

Sunday, 9 April 2017

My caricature art




Reflection: I did well at designing my caricature.  I like that I made my mouth and eyes big so that they stand out.
Next time I need to try and use brighter or bolder colours to make my picture stand out a little more.