Thursday, 26 February 2015

Crazy Bus Stop Writing

Purpose: Describe the characteristics of an object.


Have you ever seen a bus stop with snazzy yellow paint, crafted by pieces of old junky buses. Well here's your chance to see one. 25 year old Samantha Green, sculpted a piece of scrap metal to a piece of modern day art. "Me, my husband and to kids Lisa and Michael came up with an idea for us to do in the holidays" Samantha explained. " Daddy let me use the carving knife and paint to sketch in the school bus doorway. Unfortunately I lost my favourite finger, the pinky finger, I have got a fake one now!" Quoted Michael 

An hour later they had managed to melt the bits together. Steve says " My wife just through me a bucket of gleaming yellow paint and she said to me, no lunch until we've smothered this bus stop in paint, I was guttered! I could really go for some fish and chips right about now." After lunch they started working on the details. " We are quite a wealthy family so when we moved to this mansion, we obviously found a hidden room with lots of chainsaws and nails. That is handy if I do say so myself!" Said Samantha.

10 hours later they finished the detailing and shuffled the bus stop out to the street. " I swear there's something missing." Exclaimed Lisa. " Just then I realised what was missing, so I shouted, MUM!!!! We forgot the seat! Mum said she will be back in a minute. A minute later she came back with a brown wooden bench seat. Dad screwed it on and....... Ta dah!  All finished!" Shouted Lisa.

Ever since that day, the stop is a hit. Popular then, popular now!

ARTICLE BY: Olivia Bovey.

Sunday, 22 February 2015


Purpose: Describe using our senses.
Task: A time I had to pretend I liked a particular food.
Description: Rooms 14, 13 and 12 are writing about a time when we had to eat a type of food that we do not like. I had trouble at the start but then I had a brain wave. Enjoy.......


* I remember being handed the stiff, brown stick of terror.
* What maniac would turn beautiful, succulent crocodile into this putrid....... JERKY!!!!!
 * I snapped a corner of the "stick" and shoved it into my mouth.
* I crumpled my face trying to smile. The strong pungent  smell lingered around in my breath. The poor crocodile.
* It tasted like dirt mixed with something else gross.
* If I gagged it will hurt their feelings.
 * Here it goes, it's over, even though that pungent taste is still hovering around.

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Stuck on the escalator

Description: Rooms 14, 13 and 12 watched a video about three people getting stuck on the escalator, not bothering to walk up. We created our own 30 second clips. I worked with Bella I and Ana and we ended up with two great clips. In class we practised giving eachother feedback and feedforward after we watches some of their movies. Hope you ENJOY!!!!!

Criteria: (Content)
1. Video - 30 seconds long, time is limited.
2. Scenario - Show someone being stuck and not using the ability to act.
3. Clear Message - Short sharp clip. Can the watcher get the point of your video?
4. Unique - Coming up with something funny that gets a laugh from others.
5. Time Passing - Do you need to show time passing in your clip to emphasise your message.

Criteria: (Movie)
1. Light - Make sure the sun isn’t creating a hard to see clip.
2. Voice Volume - Needs to be louder than other background volume eg Noise, Kids.
3. Frame - What’s in the frame to make your message obvious
4. Steady Hands - Make sure the camera is still.
5. Individual Clips - Don’t do one continuous shot of 30 seconds. Make a range of short clips and join together.

Evaluation: I think next time I could of made a better angle for the road patrol video. Other wise my camera skills were very good.
Feedback/feedforward: I like in the first movie that you had a still camera and you had a good setting.
I Think you could work on in your second movie you could have had a stiller camera. Emma Mollet

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

My swimming

DESCRIPTION: This term we have started swimming again. We made a video to show our skills in the pool. We looked back at to our video and observed what we could get better at. Then we made a goal.

My goal is to: Curve my legs when I am doing breaststroke. I plan to acheive this goal by swimming sports. I am going to acheive this goal by making sure my legs are under water at all times, that way I know if my legs are curved or not. I will practise at school and at home so I am ready for when swimming sports approaches. I will give feedback to others and they will give feedback back to me.


Evaluation: I think I improved because I could really feel my breaststroke legs curving and I could feel my body pushing forward a bit further then my last swimming. Practising my breaststroke made me come 2nd place at swimming sports, I can now NATURALLY curve my feet to propell myself through the water. Next time I plan to complete my goal in more then about five weeks so I am prepared for further swimming events.... 

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Math testing

DESCRIPTION:On our stage six test we had to highlight the wrong ones pink and the right ones yellow. My math goals are......  Write the numbers, write the words, how many and multiplication facts. We chose a partner to test us on the questions that we got wrong. I had Hannah Kidd, Hannah and I make a good team in school and out. 

 I went flying through stage four and five, But stage six really stumped me. On stage six I went through a number of hard questions mixed with the simple ones. I got a confidence boost and got a score I'm proud of. Math is not my strong point but I found this fun but also challenging. My score was..
Stage 4: %100
Stage 5: % 94
Stage 6:% 57

I'm going to acheive my goal by practising in my own time and studing hard through testing and "quizzing "

Sunday, 8 February 2015

My Childhood Memories

Purpose: To share memories about my childhood. 
Description: Troys class is writing about what they can remember from their childhood. They try to remember their first ..... Holiday .. First .... Boat ride. Here's my story.

Remember face plowing into the cold white snow, wearing nothing but pants and a wooly jersey.
Remember getting hit in the face with a cold bundle of snow.
That was my first snow fight.

Remember the feeling of your feet sizzling on the sand, as the sun melted your ice-cream.
Remember staring out into the ocean, gazing at the glittering waves, just waiting to jump in.
That was my first trip to the beach.