Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Key Competencies

Key Competencies
(the capabilities required for living and lifelong learning)

Halsey Drive School
                    A = Almost Always
                                                               S = Sometimes
                                                          N = Not yet
1st half of the year
2nd half of the year
Student
Teacher
Student
Teacher
Managing Self

I am organised for the day
A
A
A
A
I am willing to try new things
A
A
A
A
I complete work to the best of my ability and show initiative
S
S
S
A
I begin work straight away, stay on task and work independently
A
A
A
A
I can set realistic goals and explain how to achieve them
S
S
S
S
I make sensible behaviour choices
A
A
A
A
I happily take part in all school activities
A
A
A
A
Relating to Others

I cooperate well with others when working
S
A
S
A
I treat others with respect
S
A
A
A
I am a good friend and role model - especially at break times
S
A
A
A
I show good manners and cooperate with others
A
A
A
A
Participating and Contributing

I share my ideas and opinions with others
A
A
A
A
I listen well to other people’s opinions
A
A
A
A
I take part in activities outside of the classroom
N
N
N
S
Thinking

I ask relevant questions to deepen my knowledge
S
S
A
A
I reflect on my own learning and say what I need to learn next
A
A
A
A
Language Symbols and Texts

I use a range of IT to share my learning
S
A
A
A

My animal poem



This week we have been reading a book about an endangered animal. Then we wrote a poem about an endangered animal.

Going to the zoo

The stripy zebras, tall giraffe and dusty rhinos loped around the dehydrated grasslands with their shy young. From the bridge, lumpy scales poked from the thick layer of slimy moss camouflaging the crocodile that was waiting for its prey. Lizards slither across the tall grass trying to spot prey to eat. Giant tortoises thumped with each step into its muddy pond. Sinking into the mud pond it slowly falls asleep. On the other hand another tortoise was biting some ferns off to eat and watching our every move. If we get too close they would “ SNAP ” and our finger is right off. When it is familiar with us it slowly starts to chew on the leaves. Where is the turtle's favorite place to sleep? When it was nearly time to go back Naigah asked Dillion’s dad” where are the penguins ? can we go and see them?” Dillion’s dad replied” okay” and we headed towards the penguins.



On Friday we went to the zoo. We used dad wavers (D-description A-action D-dialogue ). Hope you enjoy it!:)

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Athletics day

Thursday was a really hot day and also it was our annual, Athletics day! I was impatiently waiting for it to start. There were cones set, tools put out, lanes all marked and everything ready to go. I wished so much that it will not be raining right in the middle of the sports. It will be the best day in my life if I win something!

When we finally did the roll everyone poured out of the classroom and rushed to be at the front of the line, as if there was a pot of gold at the front of the line. Waiting quietly under the blazing sun, I was waiting for Mrs Knowles to start informing us about what activity everyone was going to go to first. We twisted towards the cones set up for shot put. I knew that everyone was nervous and had the same thought as me, “am I going to make it into the top three?” When it was my turn I closed my eyes and thought about everything that I had learned about shot put and I pushed the shot put with all my might. When I opened my eyes I saw that I was unimaginable close it was about 5cm to get into the finals!

After shot put we walked lively across the light green field to the smooth sand pit where the 8 year olds had just finished long jumping. We rushed to be at the front but I got left behind. What seemed like decades, I felt like I had even grown a mustache when it was finally my turn to jump and I took off at full speed, just when my feet touched the mat I jumped. I felt like I was flying through the sky but the feeling only lasted for a few short seconds because I landed. Still I didn't make it into the finals but I still felt like at the top of the world. I saw there was a lot for flags getting moved from a place to another by the teachers. After we finished, the teacher said we were early so we went back to our house group. Once there I chattered with Kyle while the others kept doing other sports.

Next we went to one of my favorites, the relays and amazingly I was with Arsh but Kyle was with Kiki. My favourite relay was balancing a yellow soccer ball on a racket. We had a soccer ball and a rather large sized racket, jump over obstacles, run around hops and run back. We had to run as fast as a racing car to avoid the ball falling. I was  delighted because we won that relay. The funniest relay was the sack race because at the hop we had to strike a pose. There was lots of funny poses like a chicken dance. I was very shy when it was my turn so I just did the dab. At the end of the relay the the teachers chose four very funny pose but I still liked the chicken dance. The teachers said,” We chose Alex to get the house points.” We were still early so we waited at our house groups. It was nearly morning tea so we ran back to our classes and ate our lovely prepared morning tea and played on the playground for a while.  

“Ding ding ding” the hand bell rang and I ran down to my red flag where the other children in my house group were filled with anticipation. Finally Mis Knowns started inform us about what we were doing first. I was very unlucky because we were doing the sprints. I saw runner after runner in lead and getting first and then it was my turn. When I started I was as nervous as a man at his first day at work. I made my eyes look forward and started just after the wood clamped together. When my turn was done I came fourth and the teachers all said” good job” to each of the runners.

I could sleep for one day and my muscles were aching. I was so sweaty that I could made a sweet angel. I was so relived that we could have a ice block! What a exordinary day.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Sport Rules


This week we have about playing fair. Here are some rules to follow while playing sports.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

My Wild Self



This week for Inquiry we have been learning about pond animals and their adaptations here are some of my wild self's adaptations:
African Lion mane - Looking good! Male African lions use their thick, dark manes to attract mates.

Asian elephant ears - Do bigger ears mean better hearing? In this case, yes. Your Asian elephant ears can hear other elephants miles away by feeling for vibrations.

Crab eye stalks - Your crab eye stalks allow you to see things above and below you at the same time.

Octopus arms -Octopus tentacles are covered suckers that are sensitive not only to touch, but also to taste, so can you grope around for food in small, dark crevices.

Indian ornamental tarantula legs - Danger! Danger! The bright yellow markings on your Indian ornamental tarantula legs are a warning. They're meant to tell attackers to stay away. You're venomous!

Radiated tortoise shell - Why is your Radiated tortoise shell shaped like a dome? Scientists think the shell's shape helps tortoises flip over whenever they get stuck on their back.



Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Cindy lympics

This week we have been reading a story called Cindy lympics. Then I had to make a poster on pic collage. Hope you enjoy it.