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Friday, 7 December 2018

Art - 2018 TWT

For art this term Team 5 have been doing art projects. I worked with Pilinilose and Chastyti, we made a "Well Of Kindness". I also made another project but not for show.

The meaning behind our well is to spread kindness and be kind to others. We also made a poster to go with the sculpture explaining things about it. We also made a "DO NOT TOUCH" sign so that it stays safe.

To make our well we used, A plastic bottle, multiple Popsicle sticks, card etc. We cut the bottle in half and then added brown card around it to make it look like bricks. Then we used big Popsicle sticks to make the side stands and for the platform for the roof. Then we used small colorful Popsicle sticks to make the top of the roof.

Astria - Countdown to Impact Game

A student in another school has recently blogged that:

“Students don’t learn much playing this game called Astria – Countdown to Impact: Their time could be better spent doing other things”.

Do you agree, disagree or partly agree/disagree?

I Disagree, I think this because while I was playing this game I learnt a lot. And it was also fun and interesting. I like this a lot because its about choices but you have to think carefully about your decision. I recommend playing

Thursday, 29 November 2018

Francis - Sequel

Francis Pt 2
By Makayla
Previously…
The boat was found on shore the next day, empty but for the journal. On those pages were her frantic jottings, all written in her distinctive handwriting, all but the last page. When the journal was found, that page was still wet, and on it were four words, looking as if they'd been written quickly, with a muddy finger. 
They said, "I did knock first."
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The boat was found, a huge investigation was started. Many police departments tried looking for Francis but didn’t succeed. So Detective Phoenix was put on the case. There were not much evidence but still it was enough for Detective Phoenix to use. Francis’s family were devastated, they just couldn’t believe it. 
“When did you last see Miss Francis Brandywine?” Detective Phoenix asked. 
“Last night sh...she was sleeping in the tent with us, and then we woke up to find her miss….missing” 
Francis’s mum cried. 
“Do you still have the rowboat in reach” Detective Phoenix asked, 
“Yes it’s over there” 
the dad said.

Detective Phoenix went to take a look at the boat. He checked if there were any false malfunctions. He saw there was nothing wrong, so he decided to hop into the boat and row out to where Francis had experienced this situation. Once he was in the right spot he waited. Nothing happened and he got curious so he decided to row back in to give in his findings. He got back to shore and head off back to the police department, he explained his findings and then did some research on the park.

He read a huge heap of articles when suddenly he came across a article explaining the death of a girl named Abigail Hellowell. She was drowned by her father at the age of seven in the Quetico lake, and now she is known for haunting the park and it’s area. He was startled from his findings and thought he should check the park again.

He pulled into the parking lot of Quetico park and looked around for any weird  activity. He decided to row the boat out to the middle of the lake once again. He stayed out the for about ten minutes. It was a long day for him and he was getting tired so he decided to lay down. He was starting to drift away when suddenly he heard loud knocks “BANG BOOM BAM” he jumped. 
He was so terrified and started to row his boat into shore wasn’t moving a bit. He was concerned and took a glare into the water he noticed there was the same boy from the article in the reflection of the water. 
“Ahhhhh” He Yelled. 
He tried and tried to row himself back to shore but wasn’t moving a bit. He noticed that the boat was sinking and tried to scream for help but no one heard him and he sobbed he felt a hand grab him and pull him into the water. 
“NOOOO help, please” He yelled and before he knew it he had sunk to the bottom of the lake.

The End

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

3D Art - Term 4

For the past term now we've been doing some art. This photo down below is a piece of my art. I don't have that much art because I wasn't here but this is one of my art pieces.

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Term 3 Paideia Seminar - EXTC

Today the Year 7 & 8 Extension group had our Term 3 Paideia Seminar. I was in the Nutritionists group with Hinerangi and Bethan, unfortunately Hinerangi wasn't here today but that was okay. There was a variety of other groups. There was the Athletes, Shop owners, Teachers, Doctors and The Parents. Today I spoke about two times, I spoke but I didn't perform really well. So next time I will improve my talking and performance. I will research more and keep it in my brain and hold my information to share with others,

Sunday, 21 October 2018

How To Prepare For Cross Country

Have you ever participated in a school Cross Country before? I’ve participated in a lot of Cross Countries, and they weren’t exactly easy. I will be telling you a couple of ways to prepare for a Cross Country.

The first way is to have a healthy diet. For example, you need to eat a lot of healthy food and drink heaps of water. This will help against your performance. Drinking heaps of water and eating healthy will help you heaps. This is because water will keep you hydrated while running, so you will be able to run longer and have an outstanding performance. Also eating a lot of healthy food helps with your muscles all over your body and contains a lot of vitamins.

Another way is to Pace Yourself. Pacing yourself will help you while running because it will help you by being at the right pace for you. So when you're running you be at your own pace, so then you will be feeling good and not over challenged. I like pacing myself because then it helps me go at my own pace and it helps me while running.

The Last way is to Mentally Prepare yourself. You should Mentally Prepare yourself because so you will think well while running and you will be self-encouraged. For example, you can tell yourself inspirational quotes like, “Come on you can do it” or “Keep going we’re nearly there”. I think mentally preparing yourself will help you heaps because it will build up your self-esteem while running.

I hope you do well in your school Cross Country. So I hope these ways help you prepare for your school cross country. It certainly helped me. Don’t forget to try your best and never give up.