Tuesday, 15 August 2017

How Are Tsunami's Caused

     In reading me and my partner Pratham needed to describe how a tsunami was caused.  
 In a book we read a tsunami happened at Indonesia and a boy and his mum got caught in it.

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

My Pepeha

Jeremiah’s Pepeha
No Auckland āhau (I come from...)

Ko  Puketāpapa  tōku maunga (My Mountain is Puketapapa)

Ko Manukau  tōku moana(My Sea is the Manuka)

Ko Halsey drive te kura(My school is …)

Ko Craig neeve tōku papa    (Dad’s first and last name)
No Auckland ia    (My Dad is from...)
Ko Irene Neevetōku mama     (Mum’s first and last name)
No Malaysia ia     (My Mum is from...)
Ko Denis Neeve Raua Ko John Lia tōku Koro     (Grandfather’s first and last name)
No New Zealand Raua Malaysia ia     (My Grandfather  is from...)
Ko Jannette Raua Annietōku Kuia   (Grandmother’s first and last name)
No New Zealand raua Malaysia ia     (My Grandmother  is from...)
Ko_tōku Tuakana (Older siblings first name)
Ko Justine tōku Teina (younger siblings first name)
Ko Jeremiah tōku ingoa   (...is my name)

Monday, 7 August 2017

Jeremiah and Pratham's Description


No... It’s not a bird


As I glance down in dismay, from the corner of my eye I catch something rather perplexing.  At first I think it’s a colossal bird, but as I look up I see threatening claws, razor sharp teeth and a long slim body.  “GRRRRRRRRR.”  I take out my telescope and as I blink again, my eyes tell me something different...  Something petrifying.  At this moment my heart is beating out of my chest.  A Tiger!? I am terrified out of my skin.  All of them were swiftly, gliding away, so I ran as fast as the flash to my steering wheel to catch up.  But I just realized, that my rudder has fallen down on the great green ground.  I was so gutted that I could make the whole world cry.  

GREAT PARAGRAPH,NEXT TIME JUST USE MORE METAPHORS AND SIMILES, TORRES.

In writing the class watched a short film that I and my partner had to describe.

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Jeremiah's Speech



Does anyone here want to be a millionaire ? Well I think that one of the best ways to make your first million is to become a gamer.  All parents think videogames are a waste of time, but they’re not.  “Son when you grow up I want you to become an engineer.”  Well I can prove them wrong because I am going to explain why everyone should play video games.

Maybe a million is not enough money for you and you’d like a billion.  Did you know that in 2014 the creator of minecraft sold his game to Microsoft for 2.5 billion? Since then it has sold over 100 million copies having sold 53,000 copies a day in 2016.  Video game testing is a dream job for lots of people and could earn you $100,000 every year to just play video games everyday. A Video Game Designer can earn a salary of between $40,000 - $60,000 based on tenure level. The average Video Game Designers earns $50,400 dollars annually.

Video games can actually be good for you.  Your mother was wrong... Video games aren’t bad for you.  Older studies thought that playing video games were bad for the brains of young children. But in February, Italian researchers presented new evidence that showed playing fast-paced action video games can actually  improve the reading skills of children with dyslexia, while also helping to build their attention span.  The playing of videogames has also been shown to improve children’s fine motor skills and their quick paced decision making skills. Helping them later in life with problem solving.

Are you worried about your eyesight? Well that’s no problem because video games have been proven to not hurt your eyes.  Has your mum or dad ever told you that if you play too many video games you’re going to go blind?  Well do not trust them because believe it or not some studies say that playing action video games can improve a person's vision.                  The unexpected benefits that come from shooting bad guys include improved visual attention. Which is a person’s ability to notice small details. Another benefit is contrast sensitivity - this is a person’s ability to differentiate between shades of colour.

Did you know that games like call of duty can improve the way you see things in the dark therefore improving your ability to drive at night?         The last benefit for your eyesight is in your eye hand coordination and visual reaction time.

Now that I have explained, you should
get your nose out of that book and stop living like a couch potato because I’ve just given you plenty of reasons why playing video games is actually good for you and why your parents should support your dream to become the next billionaire game designer! 

Monday, 26 June 2017

Term 2 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


I am willing to try new things
     A
A


I complete work to the best of my ability and show initiative
     S
S


I begin work straight away, stay on task and work independently
     S
S


I can set realistic goals and explain how to achieve them
     A
A


I make sensible behaviour choices
     S
S


I happily take part in all school activities
     A
A


Relating to Others

I cooperate well with others when working
     A
A


I treat others with respect
     A
A


I am a good friend and role model - especially at break times
     A
A


I show good manners and cooperate with others
     S
S


Participating and Contributing

I share my ideas and opinions with others
     A
A


I listen well to other people’s opinions
     S
S


I take part in activities outside of the classroom
     A
A


Thinking

I ask relevant questions to deepen my knowledge
     A
A


I reflect on my own learning and say what I need to learn next
     A
A


Language Symbols and Texts

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