Monday, December 23, 2013
This year alone I've learnt a lot from other people and especially my teachers, as they guided me throughout the year. Thank you so much Mrs Nua and Mr Barks, you both have helped me a lot to stay on track and always try my hardest even when I feel that things are too hard. Same with my friends Cheyanne and Faa'ao, they both have helped me out too with a lot of different things. 2014 I know will be a big challenge, moving up a year and being a yr 8 you always have to be aware that what ever you do the little kids are watching you. So its best to be a role model. A special goal for me next year would have to be to aim high and get there as quick as possible, the faster the better. Education for me is a really important thing and can be useful in a whole lot of different ways in the future. Obviously you're going to have to know the basic things and that's what school is for. Next year is going to be a different year and everything's going to change. I really do hope that even though I may get put into a different class or even separated from my friends its going to be one of the coolest year of my life at Point England School. BRING ON 2014!! :)
Thursday, December 12, 2013
How has having a netbook connected to the internet helped my learning this year?
Having a netbook has helped me a lot. It has given me the opportunity to work online. Having a netbook is cool and you don’t have to work with books and pencils. Another reason is that it’s made me do much better in my maths, writing, reading and so many other subjects. If we didn’t have netbooks we wouldn’t have been able to research things that we needed or even wanted to know about. On my Netbook I have My Next Steps and connected to them are youtube video’s to help me understand and learn a new strategy. I then learn the strategy over and over again until I know it, and I make a DLO to prove that I know it then post it on my blog. Overall having netbooks is a helpful tool.
A highlight for me this year is being in the same class as my friends Cheyanne and Faa’ao. We were hoping we would be in the same class earlier this year, and then it happened. At first we were just settling into our new cool classroom. For the first week Faa’ao didn't come to school, which made it pretty boring. Mrs Nua and Mr Barks is our teachers and their pretty cool.
Another highlight from this year is going to Action World. It was really cool to get the opportunity to go to Action World. Most off all it was so so fun. Especially when we got to go on any of the events that were set up. It was awesome.
My learning is another highlight. When I started the year I was working as a year 7 in maths. But now I'm working in a year 8 level. I have slowly improved in maths. Next year I hope to improve even more than I did this year. Mr Barks is our Maths teacher.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
On Friday all of the year 7’s were invited to go to Action World. “Action World!”, I said, “What's that?”. At first I wondered if there was action figures there? I wasn't sure. But it sounded pretty cool so I decided to bring in my $20 and my permission slip.
It was the day, the day that the year 7’s would go to Action World. We even got to wear tidy mufti. That morning we were suppose to come to school no later than 8.00, but I came at almost 8.30. I rushed into class and all the yr 7's were sitting in the street. Quietly I sat down and waited until it was time for us to go on the bus.
As the bus pulled up excitement rushed through my veins. “Finally”, I said to myself. It was a long bus ride until we got there, but eventually we did. I saw the big bouncy castles and all of the events. It looked so cool. First we got split into groups and started to do the events.
We went through all of the obstacles and then had morning tea, after we had finished eating we got to have free time on any of the events that we already done. I would have to say that my highlight is the Free Climb because I almost made it to the top, and my lowlight was the Crazy Ladder because it hurt my leg.
There was a lot of cool obstacles like the Crazy Ladder, Free Climb, Tra-peeze, High Wire, Low Wire, Jump n Slide, Jousting Bridge and the Jungle Swings. I went on the Tra-peeze, it was pretty high off the ground. At first I was scared but I eventually tried it.
The whistle blew and it was time for us to go back to school. “NO!”, I said out loud. I didn't want to go, but we had to so I went. It wasn't a long ride back to school because there wasn't that much traffic. We got back to school, by then I felt exhausted.
Monday, December 2, 2013
This term what I've learnt from swimming is the Free-style Technique. Learning Free-style was pretty cool, but also hard at the same time. What made it hard was you have to keep going all the way to the end, even though you got really tired of kicking. We only had two weeks of swimming and during that time I think that I have improved a lot and I remembered to bring my togs and my towel. I can swim all the way in the leisure pool without stopping, but by using the free-style technique that the swimming instructors have taught me. Swimming means a lot to me because since we are always around water, we need to know how to swim. Next time I think I’ll be able to go into the bigger pool.