Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Between Two Ends Narrative - Odysseus

My Reflection:

I have been learning to write a narrative based on the book 'Between Two Ends.' I had to choose a character (Odysseus) and brainstorm his character traits and what he could have been thinking or doing that wasn't said in the real book. Then I did made a draft and edited it a few times. Then I had to design my own cover and put my story onto a google slide. I found this writing a bit boring but I had to use my imagination which made it fun at the same time. This activity would be better if it was about a different book that I knew a little better.

Term 4 Week 6

The last 4 weeks of Term 4 the seniors have been going swimming. Our class and Room 19 decided to combine the swimming times. Normally each class gets 3 days a week to go swimming but now our classes have 5 days a week. On Mondays and Wednesdays the group that is still learning how to swim and float (Squirtles) has their lessons. On Tuesdays and Thursdays the group that is a little better at swimming (Blastoise) has their lessons. On Fridays everyone has lots of fun while both groups play games! :)

On Fridays we play netball in the pool. It's really fun and it's all about teamwork, - and being able to through and catch. :) I'm in the Squirtles group because I don't know how to swim properly. I have learnt how to float on my front, on my back and how to kick. I have already started learning freestyle swimming and I think I am very close to being able to do it properly.

Out of all the Squirtles in my class, my friend and I are the only ones that went swimming every single swimming day for Squirtles. I have lots of fun swimming aswell as learning. When we get changed before and after we are in the pool the girls and boys have a competition between eachother to see who can get changed the fastest. Normally girls win but it's pretty close to even scores.

Ballad - Bob the Dinosaur

My Reflection:

I have been learning to write a ballad. A ballad is a poem that had 4 lines per stanza. I had to use the ABCB poem pattern. The ABCB poem pattern is a poem style. Each letter represents a line. If the letters are the same it means that those lines are the same. Example of the last words in a stanza:
A - hungry
B - home
C - line
B - dome

You might have also seen some AABB poem patterns.

I had to plan what will be the main topic in each stanza and what words rhyme and what words I could use. Then I put them together to make the poem. I had lots of fun writing this poem and I can't wait to do another.

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Geometry Nets - Square Pyramid

My class has been learning about nets in maths. A net is an unfolded 3D shape. This is a square pyramid.

I made this out of paper I drew a square, 6cm x 6cm, and then the same sized triangles on each side. I also made little flaps on the triangles to stick them together.  I cut it out and stuck the flaps to the other triangle, making a square pyramid.