Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

The alien and the human

The alien and the human

Long ago there were two aliens who lived on Neptune. The aliens had blue coloured skin. There eyes were the colour of Mars. They would always be wanting to give their stuff to each other. Something that went by the name of  sharing. It was a thing that they wanted to do not just once, But every day.

However eventually they got tired of seeing each other, they got tired of playing with each other and they got tired of sharing with each other. They never ever traded with each other again. Then one day one of the aliens saw a new planet called Earth.

The alien went down to Earth in his space pod. He thought that there might be another living creature on Earth that could share with him. The first thing that he saw when he landed  was a grey oval track with with checkerboard flags and tyres lying around the outside.  The alien saw a person dressed in a colourful  red suit with a white lightning bolt. The man asked if he could have a race with the alien and the alien agreed that he would race with him. Before the race the alien noticed that the human had a very fast car, but the alien also had a super fast space racer.  The race was about to start, both the human and the alien hopped into their racing machines and started their engines, Rrrm Rrrm.

“3!   2!   1! Go! “ The alien and the human started driving while at the same time making skid marks all over the road. At the start the human was in front of the alien but then the alien overtook the human. The human  responded by changing gear and powering his machine to full speed. Suddenly one of the wheels came off because he was turning side to side too much. The human saw the the alien was standing on top of his space racer and he was was holding one of his tyres from his space racer in his hand. The alien reversed until he was near the other car and threw the tyre onto the car and then towed the humans car to the finish line.

The alien  loved the feeling of sharing again. He thanked the driver for the race and zoomed home to his planet to see his brother. When he got there he saw his  alien brother and asked if they could start sharing again. They started sharing things like chocolate and laptops and light bulbs . The alien told his brother about earth and how sharing really is a great thing to do. Maybe you should try it too.

Activities people do in the Mekong river

W.A.L.T visualise a story and retell


Wednesday, 9 August 2017

show not tell






This muscular beast is often found in a cave.  He wears a furry coat to keep him warm in his blood freezing cave. His cave has lot’s  of cave art and this creature had a very grumbly voice and it sounded like a fierce tiger roaring on his highest level of volume. He displays competitive behaviour running as fast as lightning past other smaller animals that couldn’t keep up with this tiger. The other animals knew that they could never be as fast as him.they would have to be a cheetah to beat him in a race.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Seeing through fresh eyes


  Seeing through fresh eyes


I was walking on this nice flat ground as I saw this place with heaps of bright glowing stars hanging on a line. They looked so beautiful, I started to look some more and I came to this moving hill when I stepped on it I had a bit of a limp and then it took me right up to the top and I found this amazing place filled with heaps of food although I didn’t feel like eating because there was so much more to see so I keep on moving forward until I smelt this amazing salty thing. It smelt so good that I wanted to eat so bad.I smelt my way to the nice smelling thing and then I saw this pretty bright glowing fire that caught my eyes,I glared at it as hard as I could thinking that it would burn out and it didn’t. I kept on walking anyway and found a spot to sit down and then it started moving forward and was scary but at least it took  me home.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

waikowhai writing

I worked with Caleb from waikowhai Intermediate on a shared piece of writing. My writing is in red.






Running as fast as I could , my life was at risk from the lion . . . the lion had a orange mane that looked like fire, it’s fur is like a white and black coat. It was chasing me at top speed and was roaring as loudly as it could. I was getting tired of running but I saw a cave. Inside the cave was a little lake so I jumped into it. But suddenly I felt the water drying up.

As the lion shakes it’s mane, it looks like waves slamming down on the damp, wet sand.
And the bright colours around the picture looks like a galaxy of several colourful colours.The lion's roar was like lighting smashing down on the ground.

Suddenly the lightning stopped, i had no idea what happened but the air felt turning light. I started floating in the air. I felt a layer of the water came to the roof of the cave, no wonder he was colorful because he is some sort of magic lion! I was far up in the cave, like almost touching the roof. I don’t know what game he was playing .

As I looked at the colourful lion I had no idea what was going to happen next, I was still  like  ice and no one was around to help me. The lion glared at me like he was about to feast on me when he suddenly did the weirdest thing the lion was actually a human dressed to be lion but no one knows how!!!!

The lion was still looking at me in the weirdest  way as if he needed help, I tried my hardest to get close to him but the air just kept on pushing me back.Then suddenly the lion walked up to me and pulled me down with his strong and powerful jaws and set me softly on the ground.I had nothing to be worried about but I was very confused on what the lion was trying to tell me. It was very weird because the lion was shaving me well I was on the ground I was going to look at him but I needed to catch my breath from running and floating.
Breathing hard the lion put it’s paw on my head and told me what it was saying. It said “could you please help me,people are trying to hunt for me”. If you don’t help me now you will never see me again. I will show you where the hunters live.

As we walked together trying to find a person to fix the kerse we ended up at a log cabin in the woods. As it slowly started to become night time
Me and the lion decided to sleep in the log cabin for the night since it was a long way back home.
It finally hit morning I woke up and the lion had vanished from the cave I screamed out “LION!
LION! WHERE ARE YOU” but there was no response. I was scared because I was all alone with no one to guard me out of the woods. When I saw some lion paw prints.

I was freaked out and didn’t know what to do. I thought to myself that maybe I could get a better view from above, so I climbed a tree. I wasn’t the best at climbing even tho I knew I had to. I had A good view and I saw them taking him into a cage. They were transporting him!

At the time I felt like helping him. It was very hard to watch so as the big truck carrying the cage left I started following behind it. The lion glared at me sadly a I didn’t  know how to help him. Suddenly the truck came to a stop, so I leaped into the truck trying to release the strap that’s holding the cage down but it wasn’t   
 
  
                                                

Thursday, 22 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
S
S


I am willing to try new things
S
S


I complete work to the best of my ability and show initiative
S
N


I begin work straight away, stay on task and work independently
N
N


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


I make sensible behaviour choices
S
S


I happily take part in all school activities
A
A


Relating to Others

I cooperate well with others when working
S
S


I treat others with respect
S
S


I am a good friend and role model - especially at break times
S
S


I show good manners and cooperate with others
S
S


Participating and Contributing

I share my ideas and opinions with others
A
S


I listen well to other people’s opinions
S
S


I take part in activities outside of the classroom
A
A


Thinking

I ask relevant questions to deepen my knowledge
S
S


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