Vocabulary Swap

Her jaw dropped as the phone line dialled out in a fade… The phone thumped on the ground sending shivers down my spine. She rushed to get in my car. The hospital was hours away from my house as she said to herself “I have to see her, please be okay, what will we do if she doesn’t make it!?!?. Poor Tara. I have to be with her!”

As she drove frantically thoughts ran through her head. “Turn green you f**king light” she yelled so loud that the car next to her could hear her. He gave her a ugly look, but she didn’t care, she wanted to see her sister.

Some time later…

She pulled into the carpark nearly hitting every curb she turned, but that was the least of her worries. She ran out of her car not even remembering if she locked it or not. She asked the lady at the counter desperately “what room is Aria Smith in?” The woman replied with “ room 69 level 3.“ She pressed the elevator button and waited but it wouldn’t open so she ran up the stairs.

When she reached the room, Tara was on the floor crying as her mum laid still on the bed. I rushed to her side, I couldn’t bare to see her like this. “Come my darling, we’re gonna be okay, she’s gonna be okay, don’t worry my baby” she said in Tara’s ear as she calmed her down.

They sat there crying for hours, her body hasn’t moved an inch. She was gone. “I didn’t even get to say goodbye, she left me alone in the world! What am I gonna do without her!?!? I miss her already… Why did she have to go, I need her” cried Kimmy as she sat on the floor in disbelief…

Task description: This week during Writing, I did a Vocabulary Swap. What we had to do was fill a table with 10 adjectives and/or verbs, then your friend (Swaimah was mine) will give you their 10 verbs and/or adjectives. We then had to make a story with those words and bold them. It was really fun to do because our stories came out good.

My words were: Be, gave, have, dropped, ran, come, said, see, make, get

My highlight was making a story out of random words. My low light was that my friend hated the words she had but in the end she worked it out. Something for us to work on is trying to give harder words to each other. 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.

Country Physical Poster

Task description: This week during Reading, we were making posters on a country of our choice. I chose to do FInland. I was gonna do it alone but then my friend Swaimah wanted to do it with me so we became partners. We reached Finland for 2 weeks and gathered information about the place and its history. We had a lot of fun doing that but it made us so happy seeing all our hard work come to life and it all being worth it.

Our highlight was making what I had in my mind coming to life. Our Low light is cutting the papers and worrying if the papers won’t fit. Usually we have something to work on but I think this week we did a good job. 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.

Blog Commenting – Cybersmart Challenge


Task description: This week during Cybersmart, we are learning to write quality blog comments. This is to help us write comments that are positive, thoughtful and helpful. This challenge is about quality blog commenting. Meaning we are learning to write quality blog comments is an important aspect of Smart Relationships. For this challenge you’re going to write a positive, thoughtful, helpful blog comment. This is important so you can form smart relationships online.

We had to put a comment together using the new skills and starters we had learnt about positive, thoughtful, helpful. We had to choose a blog post from your Tuhi Mai Tuhi Atu buddy class, or from another student in your class, and use the template to help us craft our comment.

High light was being able to understand my work and learning about how to write a comment, low light not being able to do faster because I got busy with other things. Some thing I can work on spending less time on the task and working faster.

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.

Word Problem


Task description: This week during Maths, we are learning to do word problems. We had to show and explain our thinking not just answer the question. My high light was being able to understand my work and finishing it really fast. Low light not being able to do DLO because all the imacs were taken. Some thing I can work on is remembering to post my slides before getting busy with other work. 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.

Speech Reflection


Task description: This week during Writing, we are reflecting on how we did on our speech which we read last week to our class. I was freaking out so much the whole week coming to the day we read our speeches but at the end I felt I did pertty good. It was so good to see that I memorised my speech and I was really happy about that. I made some compelling arguments. I know I was nervous but I delivered it with confidence. I think because of the nerves I spoke quite quickly but I’m sure this would change if I were to do it again.

My high light was being able to understand my work and being able to say it in front of everyone. Low light not being able to concentration because I was nerves. Some thing I can work on is spending less time on my work and more time trying to calm myself so I can speak properly. 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 do we need exercise?


Task description: This week during Inquiry, we are learning about how exercise affect your concentration and it does because when you do any type of intense physical activity it helps your blood to flow to the brain and this helps your neurons and promotes cell growth and become bigger and stronger, particularly in the hippocampus, so that means if you just take 20 minutes of exercise before you start studying it can improve your concentration and help you focus on your learning.

High light was being able to understand my work and being able to finish it really fast. Low light not being able to concentration because everyone keep talking. Some thing I can work on is spending less time on my work. 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.

Cybersmart challenge: Think before you share

Task description: This week during Cybersmart, we are learning to think before we share and leaving a smart footprint. This challenge is part of the Smart Footprint strand, as we will be thinking about how to promote ourselves positively online. In this challenge we had to be thinking about what images and statements are ok to post online, and which ones should be kept private.

For this Challenge we were going to be learning to think about what we sharing before we share information about yourself online. Thinking carefully about whether what we’re sharing is positive is an important part of being a Smart Learner! Always remember to think before you share.

High light was being able to understand my work and learning about things we can and can not share online, low light not being able to do faster because I got busy with other things. Some thing I can work on spending less time on the task and working faster.

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.

Expressions 3 – Unknown values


Task description: This week during Maths, we are learning to find the value of the unknown number. High light was being able to understand my work and teaching my whole group how to do it because they didn’t understand the numbers and it scared them a bit. low light not being able to do DLO because all the imacs were taken. Some thing I can work on spending more time on maths whizz or DLO because my slides are to easy for me. 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.

What to do when your angry or frustrated?

This week during Inquiry, we are learning about things we can do as a student that is dealing with anger or frustration at school. My high light was seeing how many people also do the same things I do when I’m mad or feeling really annoyed to the point my mind feels like it’s gonna blow.

My low light was that talking about it was kinda make me overthink a litlle bit cause it remindede me of times where nothing worked and people were just making it so much worse for me.

Some thing I can work on and take away from this is trying a little harder to calm myself when I’m annoyed because I get mad really easily.

Some things I could do and so could you when your mad is…

Think before you speak

Once you’re calm

Express your concerns

Get some exercise

Take a timeout

Listen to music

Identify possible solutions

Stick with ‘I’ statements

Don’t hold a grudge

Use humor to release tension and so on.

But these are just some that I use and that usually work for me, but sometimes I just need to get away from everyone and be alone because the more I’m with people when I’m mad the worse it gets.

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.

Expressions 2 – Unknown Values


Task description: This week during Maths, we are learning to find the value of the unknown number. High light the work being way to easy, low light the work be a little different because of the letters. Some thing I can work on spending more time on maths whizz because my slides are to easy for me. 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.