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Thursday, 6 July 2017

Bridge to Terabithia --- Journal Prompts / Writing Tasks

Chapter 1 - Journal Prompt :

Our New Neighbors

Today was a good day. No school, no homework and most of all nothing to ruin my weekend. This morning I woke up, had a shower, put on my loose, lazy clothes and slumped down on the couch. Everything was silent until I heard a " beep, beep, beep, beep ".......noise, I sighed, walked out the door and onto my front yard. Next door had a BIG truck parked in front of it and a navy blue Jeep in the driveway. In front of the house had a sign that said SOLD.
I walked down the pathway and headed next door and over to the person who was rummaging through the boot of the Jeep.
" Um, hello. I'm Quinn, are you our new neighbors? " I asked.
" I'm Nevaeh, and yeah, I'm new. I just moved here with my parents from Jamaica. " said a mumbled voice, because she still had her her face in the boot of the Jeep.
" Do you need some help in there, Nevaeh? "
" No, because I just found what I'm looking for. " as she said that she pulled herself and something else out of the boot. She looked at me with a big,cheery smile. " But thanks for the offer, Quinn. "
She stared at a little statue of a little Fairy.
" Now that I've found what I'm looking for, let's have a proper introduction, okay? "
" Okay! "
" Well, I'm Nevaeh, your new Neighbor, "
" and I'm Quinn your Neighbor. " and we shook hands.
After that she told me she had a big brother named Nick and a baby sister named Sofia, her mums name is Angela and her dad's name is Jim. We became best friends after, I really enjoyed having a new neighbor.

Chapter 2 - Journal Prompt :

The Last time I met someone new was in Term 2 of 2017 at Reremoana Primary School.
This year I was a year 8 and it was my last year at this school, even though I haven't been here for very long. At lunch I sat with my sister and some of her friends( Because I don't have any, really. ), and there sat a Islander girl whom I had never seen before. Her name was Hope and she seemed really nice, but the thing is, she didn't understand english because she only speaks Samoan.
I felt a little sad that she could not understand our language, but now she can learn something new, yay!!
We didn't get along at first, but now we are really good friends, and bit-by-bit she is starting to speak english better, I’m really happy for her, YAY!!

Chapter 3 - Journal Prompt :

The sport I have participated in is soccer.we won basically all of our game except for the last one.

It was 3-0, we were up against a really good team. I ran up to the ball as fast as I could, past it to Rachel and, tried to get free again. We were trying so hard, the ball went back and forth, it was a race against the opposing team and the clock. The ball went form Rachel to the other team, to Camille, she booted it up the line, to Evie, to Johanri, to Ashley. “ Come on!! “ i screamed. People cheered,” Yes!! “ I yelled we finally got a goal!!

Chapter 4 - Journal Prompt :

If I met a new student and he or she ask what game I like to play, I would say that I like to play J-Ball.
How to play J-Ball.
You will need :
  • Volleyball Bet,
  • A Big Ball ( At least the size of a soccer balL. )

First, split yourselves into 2 even teams, determine who stars by rock-paper-scissors.     THe aim of the game is to get the other team out.                                                                                                     You have to throw back and forth over the net.                                                                                                                                                                             You can not catch the ball twice in a row or you’re out, If you drop the ball you’re out, if you throw the ball out, you’re out.                                                                                                                                                   When is get down to one person on a team, they must catch the ball 5 times, and them they are able to pull someone back into the game.

Chapter 5 - Journal Prompt :

If someone tried to bully me I would try to walk away, but if they kept bullying me I would go tell a teacher. I would say “ stop, I don’t like it” or “ Please leave me alone, I don’t like that you are being mean to me “. But if I saw a friend being bullied I would tell them to leave my friend alone because I don’t like it, and I would try to pull my friend away from the bully.

Chapter 6 - Journal Prompt :

Gifts that could be given to someone???
  • A Friend,
  • Love,
  • A Hug,
  • Someone to talk to,
  • Something to laugh about,
  • Someone to play with,
The Five best and Who I would give them to :

  • A Friend : A new student
  • Love : My Family
  • Something to laugh about : Samantha ( My cousin )
  • Someone to talk to : Rebecca
  • A Hug : Zoe

Chapter 7 - Journal Prompt :

Empathy : the psychological identification with or vicarious experiencing of the feelings, thoughts, or attitudes of another.
Sympathy : harmony of or agreement in feeling, as between persons or on the part of one person with respect to another.
Leslie did show empathy towards Janice even though she was always mean to everyone. She actually found out a thing or two from talking to her, and she also gained a new friend. She did show sympathy because she asked if she was alright and told her not to listen to those mean girls.

Chapter 8-9 - Journal Prompt :

I was walk through the Countryside, while I was daydreaming. Minutes later I snapped out of my daydream as I stumbled and started falling, “ aaaahhh “ I screamed. All I heard was the sound of rushing water because I had unconsciously clamped my eyes shut. But I never fell towards the sound and my wrist was hurting, like someone was holding onto my wrist really tightly. I slowly opened my right eye and saw a young girl with blonde hair holding onto my wrist.
“ Are you trying to get yourself killed?! “ said the young girl struggling to keep me from falling on to the rocks and rushing water.
“ N-no, I-I’m sorry. “ I managed to get out of my shaking throat.
“ JESS! GET OVER HERE AND HELP!! “ She called behind.
“ Leslie?! Whats wro- “ called a the young boy named ‘ Jess ‘ about the same age as the ‘ Leslie ‘. He stopped and gasped when he saw me and Leslie. Suddenly he grabbed my other arm and helped pull me up.
“ T-thanks! “ I said with a still shaky voice.
“ No…...worries! “ Said a gasping Leslie.
“ How did you end up like that, Leslie? “ Said Jess.
“ Oh, I saw her walking and I hid, but then she suddenly fell and I ran over and grabbed her arm just in the nick of time. “ Said Leslie when she got her breath back.
“ I’m glad you called when you did, or I wouldn’t of found you two. By the way, what’s your name? “ said Jess.
“ Oh sorry, my name is Kenna, and you must be...Jess and.. Leslie. If I remember correctly. “ I said pointing to Jess and then to Leslie.
“ Yep, you got it right! “ said the two in unison.
“ Well, since she is already here, lets show her to the ‘ Kingdom ‘ “ said Jess happily.

“ All right, let's go! “
They helped me up and showed me this so called “ Kingdom “ of theirs. Even though it wasn’t exactly a Kingdom, their imagination made it feel so real. I was officially decreed a Knight of  Terabithia. The King ( Jess ), the Queen ( Leslie ( and I had so much fun playing together, we played games with the Guardian and the the other magical creatures of Terabithia and more.
THe Sun was setting and I had to get back home, so we said our goodbyes and I started to walk away. But I stopped and turned around.
“ What Adventure awaits us tomorrow, my Majesties? “ I called out to them, as I bowed politely.
“ A very Magical, and dangerous adventure, our loyal Knight. “ Called Queen Leslie.
They waved to me as I walked away, and back home.

“ I can’t wait for tomorrow. “ I thought to myself happily.

Chapter 10-11 - Journal Prompt :

Yes, I have experienced a loved one of mine dying, and when it comes to death I never exactly want talk about it because it breaks me clean in half. No, I did not have a chance to say goodbye. When we got the phone call, I was calm but my heart was a little cracked but I didn’t end up crying until the funeral and I balled my eyes out while everyone had their straight faces on. I never liked that day, because I HATE funerals because it is “ reality and it tells you that someone is truly gone.
“ The most painful                                                                                                                                                                                                                                goodbyes are the                                                                                                                                                                                                          ones that are                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   never said                                                                                                                                                                                                            and never explained. “

My poppa wasn’t my real Grandfather, he was my nana's 2nd partner but the never got married. He had the Parkinson's so later on he was put into a resting home, and that's the main reason why my family and I moved here, to support her. His Parkinsons just got worse and worse but not to bad, and then in November 2016 he………….died. We had gotten a phone calls the next morning and my nanna broke down in tears, but my sister and I stood strong with sad faces but we didn’t cry.

Chapter 12-13 - Journal Prompt :

If I lost a close friend of mine, I would probably pray for them, and make something special that symbolises them in their own unique way. At that moment in time I probobly think about what reprisents and make something that incorporates that thing. And I would probaly make a list and do something special with their names.

Bridge to Terabithia --- Writing Tasks

Chapter 1-2 - Writing Task :

Welcome Wagon :
Welcome to Reremoana Primary school.
We, the students, are very proud to be attending this school that supports all of our learning. We have a very good fitness program the our Teachers run. I was in the Kereru Team in 2016, and now I am in the same team for 2017. Our fitness program is great for us because it includes this like,
  • 100km Club ( every Monday we run a course that is 1km, and we have to run as many time around the course as we can between 10:30 - 10: 55 or 11: 00. And we have to try and get 100km by the end of the year. )
  • The Beep Test
  • Fitness Rotation ( In the groups A, B, C, D we have a different activity each day. Timetable on next Slide. )
  • Team Sports ( In our groups A1 - A2, B1 - B2, C1 - C2, D1 - D2, every Tuesday afternoon we go against another team and play a game. The games are Soccer, Netball, Kia Rahi or Volleyball. )
We also have lots of more amazing things going on in this school, so welcome to Reremoana, and thank you for joining our big happy family!

Chapter 3-4 - Writing Task :

Think of a place you can turn into your own “Terabithia”.
My own Terabithia? My own Terabithia would have to be in the big Oak bottle tree, in the backyard of my old house. I would climb a big piece of rope to get into the tree. I would be able to look at all the things below me and imagine magical creatures, read and draw. I would be able to talk to myself freely, sing and do my own thing.

Chapter 5-7 - Writing Task :

What does Easter mean to me ?

Easter doesn’t exactly have a meaning to me because I am not Christian. So it has no meaning to me, it is just a time when people get chocolate, while still believing in the Easter Bunny ( which I don’t ) and playing fun games and things like that.

Chapter 8 - Writing Task :

Advantages of having a Puppy ( Dog ) :
  • You can learn to be Responsible,
  • They will keep you active,
  • They will have a positive effect on your family,
  • They can be your best friend, so you don’t get depressed or lonely.
  • The can be protective, and can bark really loudly to warn you of something.
  • Dogs are loyal to their owners.
  • They are fun to play with
Disadvantages  of having a Puppy ( Dog ) :
  • You have to spare time for the dog,
  • You will need to ask someone to look after your dog if you go away,
  • You would need to train they to do and not to do some things,
  • You will need to buy food for you dog,
Which list is longer? :  the Advantages list

Why? : Probably because lots of people live with dogs, and have found out some positive effects on themselves and their family, and have told others about it and then they have gone and gotten pets for their families and it probably just keeps going. But there are probably less people who don’t like dogs and more people who like dogs.

Chapter 9-11 - Writing Task :

Dear Leslie,
Thank you for being a kind person to me ( unlike my brother ), thanks for the christmas present ( The Paper Dolls ) and for being my Brothers friend. I’m glad that we spent that the time that we did with you, because you have a heart of pure gold. You're beautiful, smart, kind, funny and a very good friend. I hope you are in Heaven right now ( not Nell,please don’t be in Hell! ). I was shocked to hear the news but I didn’t cry, because I’m strong just like you, Leslie. Thanks for everything.
- From M B. A ( May Belle Aarons )

Chapter 12-13 - Writing Task :

Moving into the old Perkins Place.
Lets just say that my Family moved into the old Perkins Place.
My Family would’ve probably chosen to go there because I was a good house to live in and was a good environment to grow up in. Improvements? We would…
  • Fresh coat of paint,
  • New Furniture,
  • Wash the windows,
  • New accessories.
I definitely would go to Terabithia,  because I love magic and fantasy, and if I found a place where I could be myself, I would go there if it was worth it. Mystery attracts me to things and it is one of the things I love.

Sunday, 18 June 2017

How to play hockey

How to play hockey

Image result for field hockeyWhat is hockey, how do you play and what things do you need to to play hockey. If you keep reading my writing you will find out all of these stuff and more. A bit about hockey I it a game that is play on a sand or water based turf. You have lots of fun running around hitting the ball and scoring goals.

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First if you want to play you have to know the rules there are not that many and you learn very fast. There is a foot rule when you are playing and someone hits the ball into your foot you leave the ball and go back but always play to the whistle. If the ball hits someone's foot in the circle it is a P.C that's when your whole team goes to half way excepted four chosen people they stand and mark the goal with the goalkeeper or you run up and charge the ball. The second rule is your stick height if you are next to other players and you swing at the ball you could accidently hit someone in the mouth and smash all their teeth out you don’t want to do this because you will get sent off the field and may injure a player around you. Third rules is don’t raise the ball the ball is like a rock amgin that being smashed into your gut. It happens but don’t try to do it.

In hockey you need equipment to play. You need a hockey stick for hitting the ball trapping the ball and defending. The second thing is a mouth guard for protecting your teeth and keeping you safe. The third thing is closed in shoes you need closed shoes because if the ball does hit your feet it won’t hurt as much and you just should have shoes for every sport. The fourth thing is shin guards for protecting your shins. Something that you need as well long socks, ball and a water bottle.

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In hockey there are lots of positions there are goalkeeper, backs, midfield and forwards. In our team there are three backs and a goalkeeper those names are left back, right back and centre back. In the midfield there are left mid, right mid, centre mid and the wings. In the forwards there are right forward, left forward and centre forward. By having all of this you should be fine if all your backs are new you could have four at the back instead of having three at the front.

So now you have read my piece of writing and thinking hockey is so much better than the sport you’re playing why don't you give hockey a try because they are not that rules, you don't need that much equipment and there is heaps of fun positions to play. So now it's what you think.

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Image result for netball black and whiteNetball is great and is a fun way to keep fit and to have lots of fun with your friends. Netball can help you with many things and it can help you learn new skills and moves every time you play a game or you practice.

Image result for netball hoopFirstly, when you are playing netball you will always need to start with the ball in the centre of the court so there will be a little circle in the middle of the court and that is were the ball will start. when you are wanting to shoot you will always need the ball in the shooting circle so that the GA or GS can put the ball in the hoop.

Image result for netball ballSecondly, when you play a netball game you always need 7 players to be on the court at all times, the games is made out of 4 10 minuet quarters. You need to figure out what position you want to play if it is shooter and you don't want to do so much running I would go for goal shoot (GS) and if you want to do more running I would go for goal attack (GA). If you are more a mid court player I would say go for centre (C) or wing attack (WA) and then if you are a defender you would either go for wing defence (WD) or you would go for goal defence (GD) or for goal keep (GK).
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Thirdly, you are probably wondering were can my position go up to well lets start with (C) the centre can go any were apart from the two goal cilcles where the (GS) and the (GK) are standing. The (GS) and the (GK) can only go up the the line were the (WA, WD, GA and GD) are standing. If you are a (GA) (GD) (WA) or a (WD) then they can only go into the goal third and the centre third but the (GA) and the (GD)can go into the shooting circle to help the (GS) out with the shooting.

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Sunday, 11 June 2017

Image result for volleyball                  Volleyball

Volleyball is a really fun game to play and really easy too. All you need to do is get a net and a volley ball and you are ready too start.

First you to get your teams that you want to be in, there are two teams. Then when you have your teams you can pick your colour that you want to be then once you have your teams you are ready to start.

Image result for volleyballNow you go on each sides and serve the ball but if the ball touches the net the other team will get the point . Then when the ball comes to you you get both of your hands and push it up over the net to the other team and if they drop the ball then you get the point.

When you start to get the hang of it you will become really good at volley ball and it will become your new favorite game to play at lunch time, sports time, or in your own time at home but you will need to get your friends to come around and play with you.