Monday, 27 March 2017

Football

When we're on the bus on the way to the game, I'm just getting more and more hyped. The thought of scoring the winning goal makes me motivated. The team is with me all the way. When we get to the field I put my gear on and the games on, kicking, running, playing, hot, sweaty, tired, sprinting for the winning goal. I was sad because I missed, but the game was fun and I went hard on the football field.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

My memoir poem 2

I am a Toyota FT HS,
cool and reliable.

I am a skyscraper,
standing tall and proud.

I am a tree,
helping people with breathing and making lots of houses.

I am a kiwi fruit,
sour but delicious.

I am nachos,
with each chip being my personalities.

I am a school top,
telling everyone of who we are.

Ko Josh ahau

I am Josh

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Character description

 Timmy is your normal teenager with a cool hairstyle slanted over his left eye like an eyepatch and his hair is as blue as the ocean. He's your average teenager, same height, same stance and quite skinny. He likes to wear shorts and striped t-shirts and he likes the colours black and blue. He has blueberries and his light pink skin is the colour of a little pig.

Timmy loves to run, he can run 100 miles per hour but he runs fastest when he wants to get a new hairstyle. He’ll do anything to his hair, change the colour or style, anything he'll do it.  Timmy lives in a hillside village. He has a secret hiding spot where he meets up with friends after school. Timmy has a bit of a strange talent, he can perfectly crack open walnuts with his head, his hands, with his feet and anywhere you can think. When Timmy hangs out he does it with his best friends Johnny, Tommy, and Bobby. 

Timmy likes to talk. He says to his friends “Come on guys”.   People say that's his catchphrase and it pretty much is. When Timmy talks he can be the happiest guy around. That's because he is friendly and gives compliments to people.  He talks as fast as a race car, you can never keep up. If you think he has an accent you must need hearing aides because he has the clearest voice ever.

Timmy’s friends are called Johnny, Tommy and Bobby. Timmy always makes his friends laugh. Timmy's quite the comedian, all his friends think so. He wants to perform at the comedy club around his hillside village when he's old enough, and also has the world's biggest pineapple it's 20 feet tall.

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Travis wetland


Our class went on an adventure around Travis Wetland. We went on this trip to find the wildlife around the area and to find native trees and animals. I took this picture because the pukeko is a New Zealand native animal and it was striking a great pose.


Riccarton bush


Our class went on an adventure around Riccarton Bush. We went around the walking track trying to find out about native trees along with taking photos of some of the things that caught our eyes. I took this picture because it was a strange piece of nature, it made me feel creeped out because it reminds me of snakes because they were so wavy.


Sunday, 9 October 2016

Discovery time reflection

One of the activities that I enjoyed the most was making a house with lots of different materials with Chloe. Another activity that I enjoyed was making flextangles. Doing the flextangles I needed to think of what I was going to do. I needed to overcome lots of challenges just like when I was folding my flextangle I needed to get all the folding right. To overcome these challenges I asked for help and how other people were doing it. I learnt how to make a flextangle and how to fold better.

The key competencies that I struggled with the most was taking time to work things out. If I think that I will do something I will, JUST DO IT!!!  Now I think of what I want to do before I do it and I get organised. A key competency that I improved the most at was probably helping and cooperating with others. As Chloe and I made the house together we had to make a lot of decisions.  

Overall the things that I have learnt are pretty cool like how to make a flextangle, a house and everything else. I am excited for discovery in term 4.


Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Reflection on my speech

The part of my speech I enjoyed was the ending. I thought  if I said something like ‘Just think for a second’ it would keep the audience listening till the end and keep them interested. The most challenging part of speech writing was the amount of time it took to write it.  Another challenge I had to face was making my speech make sense, first my ideas were all over the place, it took so long to fix - almost an entire week  of working hard. Working hard to overcome the challenges made a good speech.  I knew that my speech was long but not four minutes long, I needed to scrap about three paragraphs of work to get it down to three minutes.  I felt so excited when I got into the speech finals. My score was 21 out of 25, I couldn't believe my eyes!

If I needed to win the finals I needed to practise and practise and practise. My first go ever reading my speech was four minutes long and it was meant to take  between 2 and 3 minutes. I had a lot of work to do. I practised lots, I think that I did that well.  I did well with cutting down the speech too. Overall I liked my speech, it was a good speech, it was a simple speech.  Even though some speeches were better than mine I'm proud of my speech.