Thursday, April 30, 2009

"My Little Finger" by Tyla

Room 6 and 10 were playing a game yesterday afternoon and I was going to tag someone but they tripped over and I fell over them.
When I landed, I landed on my little finger and it bent right back. My finger started to sting and I could not bend my finger what so-ever and it was sticking out so much. I went straight to the sick bay and put ice on it. Mum was on her way from Hamilton to pick me up. When she got to school we went straight to the hospital and when we got there I went straight to a doctor and he gave me two injections to numb my finger.
The injection hurt when it went into the skin but within 2 minutes my finger had numbed. The doctor started to pull on my little finger as hard as he could, it still hurt a little but he pulled and pulled. He said he thought it had gone back into place and said we should have an X-ray just in case if it is not. I waited 20 minutes until I could have an X-ray.
As soon as I got in to the x-ray room I got told to put my hand in all of these different positions. After I had the x-rays I went back to the doctor and he said it was great news and that my finger was good but it still needed to be taped up for 6 weeks and I could not play netball this Saturday!
One interesting thing I learned was that when you look at my x-ray you can see big gaps between my bones. The doctor told me that I still have a lot of growing to do and that I will be taller than my mum.
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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Speeches - what makes a good one?

Speeches .... they can be the most daunting task ever asked of you during your school years and for some of you the most exciting!. One trick for improving your confidence if you are one of those students who fears them is to start assessing what makes a good speech. We will be looking at the structure of what makes a good speech (hamburger model) but for now while we are in the planning stages of deciding our topics we need to look at speeches and asses what makes them good. Watch the following clip, what does it tell you about what makes a good speech? what are some of the techniques used? What is the focus of these speeches? are they aiming to Persuade, Inform or Entertain?

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Speeches - Start planning

We are writing speeches this term. We will be following the hamburger structure for speech writing.

Using a qoute can be (not always) a great way to introduce your topic or point of view. Here is a quote I found about our topic of careers.....

The best careers advice to give to the young is 'Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it'.

Katharine Whitehorn (1928 - ____) English "writer, essayist" "In ""Observer (London),"" 1975."
  • Click HERE to go to a wonderful site where you can find lots of helpful quotes.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

People Can Make a Difference - glogster

At the end of Term One room 10 students were asked to make a glogster about the Enduring Understanding: All humans have rights, as an individual I have a responsibility to myself; my family; my community and the global community.
“I have the potential to lead and make a difference.”

Students were able to use pictures, quotes and words to show links and meaning.



Thursday, April 16, 2009

Term One Overview

Room Ten has had a great term one learning about how people can and have made a difference and exploring human rights. There has been a lot of sport with TGFU and we have to finish the class competitions of at the beginning of next term to determine the winner of class touch rugby. we have worked hard on our ICT skills and learnt how to use Glogster and you will be able to see some more of this work soon.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Koru Art Completed

Wow, these look fantastic!. Room 10 has been working on their Koru art for most of this term. They have looked at the shape of the Koru, colours and arrangement. The students had to come up with a design based on their family (whanau) and make sure the design was whole, showing links. The students were able to use black, white and one colour of their choice but it had to have a meaning eg red = love, green = farm.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Saturday, April 11, 2009