Wednesday, 14 February 2018

My Special Stone

My Special Green Stone


This summer I went to the South Island and that was where I got my most treasured possession but it did
take a few days to get it because me and my mum travelled to lots of places before we got to the stunning
Glenchorchery.


When we got there we went jet boating on the crystal clear river called Dart River, a very light blue river
which is very clear. After the ride we stopped at an cramped island and the driver got of and gave every
family 5 pieces of green stone but there was only one piece that caught my eye.


That piece was radiant shining in my hand. The piece I was holding is special to me because it was lighte
r than all the other pieces of green stone and it’s is an unique colour green with tiny black spots.


In the end it was time to go home and I had an incredible time at the South Island  but my holiday had to
end..



  



Monday, 11 December 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
S
S
S
I am willing to try new things
S
S
S
S
I complete work to the best of my ability and show initiative
A
S
S
S
I begin work straight away, stay on task and work independently
S
S
S
S
I can set realistic goals and explain how to achieve them
S
S
S
S
I make sensible behaviour choices
A
S
A
S
I happily take part in all school activities
N
N
N
N
Relating to Others

I cooperate well with others when working
S
S
S
A
I treat others with respect
A
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
S
S
S
S
I listen well to other people’s opinions
S
A
A
A
I take part in activities outside of the classroom
N
N
N
N
Thinking

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

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

Thursday, 7 December 2017

The Awesome Blossom Possum Trap



The materials we used were three yogurt containers some string duct tape toilet paper roll hot glue magnets and a circle of cardboard.


We made the trap by hot gluing and cutting the two containers then we stuck together. We added the toilet paper roll at the bottom so it will be able to rock up and down. We taped the door on and stuck the magnets on on the container.

We had three problems when we were sticking the magnets and it was always coming sticking the toilet paper roll on the container and cutting the bottom of the the two containers. Next time we should use double sided tape to tape on the magnets.

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Penguins

Penguin
A cold desert is Antarctica is the coldest place in the world and it is the world's biggest cold desert. Adaptation mean to get use to something like the penguin and polar bear live in Antarctica. The penguin even the polar bear has to get use to the cold.
  

Antarctica is cold place but there are still animals that adapted to that habitat. Antarctica is plain white with trees but most of the time there are no leaves on the trees.  


Penguins huddle together to keep warm. The colour of a penguin is black and white but the baby penguin is grey and the head is white and black. The penguin Penguins are flightless birds.
While other birds have wings for flying, penguins have adapted flippers to help them swim in the water.
Most penguins live in the Southern Hemisphere.
The Galapagos Penguin is the only penguin specie that ventures north of the equator in the wild. hands look like flippers  that's why they are excellent swimmers.
hands look like flippers  that's why they are excellent swimmers.


In conclusion, the penguin adapted by thick fur and under the fur there is a thick layer of blubber that keeps them warm. They are really good swimmers. They are flightless birds.





 
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Sunday, 29 October 2017

The clean water bottle machine

844 million people can't drink clean water so we made this machine. So if you tip a water bottle upside down, pour the salt water in then push the button then clean water comes out from the other side. By Ruyi & Andrew