Task description: This week during Mitey, we read a book called Mophead, and did a task for it, which was to make our own Metaphor or Simile about ourself. After that we completed the task, we posted it on our blog. I enjoyed this task very much, and I hope to do more like this soon. Hope you enjoyed. Please leave a comment; thank you for visiting my blog.
This short tale starts benignly enough, with a friendly-seeming ghost playing with children, but when you learn the origins of the ghost – and just why the ghost is moving the object around the room, it quickly gets a lot creepier.
“When my sister Betsy and I were kids, our family lived for a while in a charming old farmhouse. We loved exploring its dusty corners and climbing the apple tree in the backyard. But our favourite thing was the ghost.
We called her Mother, because she seemed so kind and nurturing. Some mornings Betsy and I would wake up, and on each of our nightstands, we’d find a cup that hadn’t been there the night before. Mother had left them there, worried that we’d get thirsty during the night.
She just wanted to take care of us. Among the homes’ original furnishings was an antique wooden chair which we kept against the back wall of the living room. Whenever we were preoccupied, watching TV or playing a game, Mother would inch that chair forward, across the room, toward us.
Sometimes she’d manage to move it all the way to the centre of the room. We always felt sad putting it back against the wall. Mother just wanted to be near us. Years later, long after we’d moved out, I found an old newspaper article about the farmhouse’s original occupant, a widow.
She’d murdered her two children by giving them each a cup of poisoned milk before bed. Then she hung herself. The article included a photo of the farmhouse’s living room, with a woman’s body hanging from a beam. Beneath her, knocked over, was that old wooden chair, placed exactly in the centre of the room.”
…Did it get colder in here, or is it just me?
Task description: This week during Reading, we had to think Critically by spotting logical fallacies in arguments, and correctly Identify different examples of logical fallacies. After that we completed the task, we posted it on our blog. I enjoyed this task very much, and I hope to do more like this soon. Hope you enjoyed. Please leave a comment; thank you for visiting my blog.
~Why We Need Rainy Day Monitors~
Hi my name is Zaria, and today I’m going to talk about why we need rainy day monitors in school when it rains. As we all know when it rains it’s hard for teachers to eat their food and finish the work they have to do. This is because if they are doing their work and eating who is going to watch the children to make sure they don’t get hurt or break anything.
But first I’m going to tell you what rainy day monitors are. Rainy day monitors are year 7 & 8 students who are picked by the teacher to go around break time to the classroom to look after the younger kids when it rains. So why do we need rainy day monitors? Now I’m going to tell you why I’m going to tell you the reason why we need rainy day monitors in school.
My first reason is based on trust because the most important thing is trust. This is because you can’t just want trust, you have to earn it. And at Pt England School we have rainy day monitors and the good thing about rainy day monitors is that the students have the chance to prove that they are responsible and they can be trusted to look after children, well the teachers are eating their lunch.
Also because when children are required to do various tasks, they learn self-discipline, time management, empathy, and the consequences of actions. Responsibility is something all children need to learn. By helping children develop responsibility, you are helping them reach their full potential. Responsibility involves making decisions, being trusted, and learning to take credit for one’s actions, whether good or bad.
My second reason is it can help younger kids learn that they have to respect their elders even if they are not a teacher or their parents. I feel like if kids are shown at a young age that they have to respect everyone then they’re more likely to do it because from a young age they have been told and shown that it’s rude not to respect their elders, which is why I think having rainy day monitors in schools is a very good thing.
According to Church News Archives, most of us need to remember that by respecting elderly people ourselves, we are setting an example for the young children around us. Which is why people should make children feel and know from an early age how to respect, and teach children to serve elderly people with respect.
My third reason is because it can motivate little kids to get to their level, consciously and unconsciously. Also being around successful people encourages kids to be successful. It inspires them to work when they don’t want to, get healthier, and accomplish more goals. And that is the whole point of school, to help kids accomplish their goals and be successful.
Meaning if schools start having rainy day monitors then it is more probable that younger kids will have motivation to strive to succeed, which is Pt England Schools motto. A role model is a person who inspires and encourages us to strive for greatness, live to our fullest potential and see the best in ourselves. A role model is someone we admire and someone we aspire to be like.
A role model is a person whose behaviour or success can be emulated by others. According to Bandura’s social learning theory, learning from role models is described as observational learning. According to this theory, effective learning occurs by observing others actions and outcomes of their behaviours. So having rainy day monitors can be a very effective thing for young students, and it can be very helpful.
Now we have come to the end of my writing, and I hope that I’ve changed your mind about why schools should have rainy day monitors. Rani day monitors are essential for a happy and safe school environment. This is because when the teachers are eating their lunch, someone is still watching the student to make sure they don’t get hurt.
Fun fact, I’m acutely a rainy day monitors myself, and I really enjoy being around younger students for a change. Would you want to be one? Which is why I think having rainy day monitors is a very helpful thing because it gives students opportunities to be responsible, teaches kids to respect everyone, and it helps kids strive to succeed – the Pt England Way.
Task description: This week during year 7 rotation we had to work with a friend to do our Te Ao Māori task. I enjoyed this task very much, and I hope to do more like this soon. Hope you enjoyed. Please leave a comment; thank you for visiting my blog.
Task description: This week during Maths, we learn about sleep and its importance, and how to pose a problem for our statistical inquiry. After that we completed the task, we posted it on our blog. I enjoyed this task very much, and I hope to do more like this soon. Hope you enjoyed. Please leave a comment; thank you for visiting my blog.
The Sequoia Forest is one of the most beautiful places in California, and is a must-see for nature lovers everywhere. I already learned some amazing facts about the place, and now I’m going to share with you.
Number One: The Sequoia National Forest, named for the world’s largest trees, has the greatest concentration of giant sequoia groves in the world. Protected within the Giant Sequoia National Monument, these groves and the areas around them are managed by the U.S. Forest Service.
Number Two: Endangered Species, and Others The national park boasts an extensive variety of wildlife, including 5 types of fish unique to the area, 200 different bird species, and 26 different types of reptiles. There are some endangered species as well, including the California Condor, the Bald Eagle, and the Bighorn Sheep.
Number Three: Unique Growth Methods of the Sequoia One of the factors that contributes to these trees being so resistant to fire and living such fantastically long lives, is the way they grow. While other trees bend or curve, sequoias grow up perfectly vertical.
Number Four: Native American Settlements It’s been proven that Native Americans, such as the Western Deep volcanic rock was forced above the ground by a subduction zone, which created the iconic peaks admired by so many in modern days.
Number Five: Complex Road Systems More than 1,500 miles of intricate road systems exist within this park, and are meticulously maintained. There are also about 1,000 miles of abandoned roads in the area, and 850 dedicated to horseback riding and driving ATVs.
Number Six: John Muir’s Contributions The famed naturalist writer, John Muir, helped the park gain recognition through his talent and written works. He knew that the park was ecologically significant, and aided its development.
Number Seven: The First National Park Founded to Protect a Species Sequoia National Park was formed with the intention of protecting a living organism, which is quite unique in the world of national parks.
I hope you found interesting facts about this park supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, and thanks for checking out my blog, and I hope to post more like this soon, and feel free to leave a comment! ;P
The dark, weary feel of a cemetery can be matched by nothing
There is nothing more scary and creepier than a cemetery at night.
Thinking of all the bodies and bones buried beneath the layer of dirt beneath your feet.
One evening, we took my grandmother to my pawpaws grave to replace the old withered flowers that we had previously put there the month before.
For some odd reason, when we began to leave, the car wouldn’t crank, because the battery had died.
Now we were stuck with no signal and night fall was soon to come.
I was scared to death and the only thing running through my 10 year old mind was a ghost.
The current foggy weather that oddly fell upon us didn’t help my fears at all on that gloomy autumn night.
Task description: This week during the School Holidays, I decided to write about when me and my family went one a trip. It was so so much fun, and at the time I found this topic very fascinating not as I had expected it to be! #Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! After that I completed the slides, I posted it on my blog. I enjoyed doing this very much, and I hope to do more like this soon. Hope you enjoyed. Please leave a comment; thank you for visiting my blog.
Task description: This week during the School Holidays, I decided to my a cookie recpie that my nana and mum use to make for me then I was younger. I’m going to try the recipe on my own in the weekday. I’ll share my baking results with you on my blog later! If you try out the recpie let me know how it turned out. After that I completed the slides, I posted it on my blog. I enjoyed doing this very much, and I hope to do more like this soon. Hope you enjoyed. Please leave a comment; thank you for visiting my blog. <3