Thursday, 29 June 2017

Ironic

Ironically, the blog post I wrote 19 days ago got a lot of views.
Funny.

Room 11

Our school has a room full of musical instruments, and that is Room 11.
I don't really see them get used a lot.
I think that we should find a room that doesn't get used anymore, and take a few of the keyboards, guitars and drums to create a music room.
Now that'll be a place I would like.

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Judging

I hope little kids would
stop judging me.
They are everywhere.
I can see
their unimpressed eyes,
drilling
deep into my soul.

That poem tho.

Why I don't want to blog every time I learn a new thing

I got stabbed in the foot by a sewing needle a few minutes ago.
I like Mr Wood's education system, but have a problem with it.
Mr Wood wants us to blog every time we learn something, which is 2-3 times a day.
I think if I actually did blog it probably wouldn't help very much.
But I guess, like what I have been blogging recently, I only really blog when I want to.
Blogging is only one way of communicating.
I like presenting stuff in person more, like with music and talking.
And anyway, my audience is so small it's not really rewarding to blog on this blog.
I hate how the teachers changed us from being blog moderators to authors, unless we ask, and they agree, and then we get to be moderators for a small time. I liked my blog more when I could change the background whenever I felt like it. And also, my description about who I am (located at the top right) used to be a little different, but some teachers changed it to be more of what the majority call 'normal'.
Blogging also doesn't really motivate me to learn more things, just to show people what I can do.
I only do that with singing, dancing, instruments and magic tricks.
I don't really like the 'if one person does something bad, you all suffer' mindset.

But this is just MY view.
Peace out - Kyle

Friday, 9 June 2017

Chinese class with Wendy!

Every Tuesday, Wendy (from China) comes to school to teach us Mandarin/Chinese, and the traditions of the Chinese. The first week Wendy came, she taught us how to use chopsticks, and then we played a game where er picked up small objects and put them in a bowl. Last week, We learned all about the Dragon Boat Festival, and Wendy played a song about it. Then we made rice dumplings, and I helped write Chinese names for everyone. Then, this Tuesday, Wendy made better names for everyone, and we practised writing them. I already have a Chinese name, so I just used that. After practising, we used colouring pens or Vivids to write them onto pieces of rice paper. It was a great time!

Hanmer Poem

It's 3:36.
Mr Wood told us to write a poem this week, and I finished it the day after.
Here is my poem.
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Have you smelled Hanmer?
Of course you have.
Remember that time when the rotten egg smells of the sulphur pool
went in your nose until you walked into the hot pools
and the heat made you forget about the smells?
Remember the first time you went down the superbowl
and it was dark at first but then you go around the bowl hoping
you didn’t get stuck or fall to the last hole backwards?
That was Hanmer.

Remember the time when you saw everybody go up the rock climb
and you thought it looked easy but when you actually
tried it it was hard but you still climbed nearly to the top on the hard one
and all the way to the top on the easy one?
That was Hanmer.

Remember that time when you walked into the Lolly Pot
and saw all the delicious candies
like Warheads, BeanBoozled and Pear drops
and feeling the excitement of taking your pick?
That was Hanmer.

If you try really hard
can you remember that time
when you didn’t want to go mountain biking
because you wanted to go to the pools
and the expected time to finish was two hours
but your small group finished it in less than
45 minutes?
That was Hanmer.

Friday, 2 June 2017

Piggbook Metalangauge

Today we started learning about a story by Anthony Browne, called Piggybook.
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As you can see the cover a has puns and metaphors.
Mrs Piggot is piggybacking Mr Piggot, Patrick and Simon, SUPPORTING them.
And this book is about how they turn into pigs when Mrs Piggot leaves.
Here is the work I have done on this book, explaining some of the words.


Piggybook Metalanguage

Metalanguage
Dictionary Meaning
What I Think that that means!!!
A picture
Representation
The act of representing
Showing someone or something and explaining it
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Construction
The act or art of constructing
How the book is put together and how the words are connected
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This picture does not help
Stereotype
Sociology. A simplified and standardized conception or image invested with special meaning and held in common by members of a group
A widely held belief about types of people that are cliches, with a simple understanding. An example is: If you wear glasses, you are a nerd. If you are Asian, you are a bad driver.
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Discourse
Communication of thought by words; talk; conversation
Talking about things.
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Feminine
Pertaining to a woman or girl
How people think girls should be like.
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Masculine
Pertaining to or characteristic of a man or men:
Muscular looking people.
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Thursday, 4 May 2017

The Wild Deer Debate: Locating

This week we are doing some reading comprehension. It is on a debate about if deer should stay or not. Here is the PDF file version: drive.google.com/file/d/0B2crh7K1KlPJVkFqTG84Y3J4SXFVQWRqMU5VRXR2ZExoQzFr/view

Here is my locating work.

The Wild Deer Debate
In this article there are two sides to this debate-those that want deer to stay and those that don't Four opinions are given. Use this organiser to locate those for and against deer, with their reasons.

For
Against
  • Buck and Luke don’t think the small damage by deer is a big problem.
  • They like it when they have healthy, lean meat in their freezers.
  • They think that deer should be able to breed freely so people can keep hunting them.
  • Mike thinks aerial hunting is the best way of getting deer.
  • He also thinks 1080 would also work well, but would be controversial.
  • He thinks that if he had the conservationist job before they came, he would have said NO to the import.
  • Warren thinks that deer hunting is a good sport adults and children can do together.
  • He thinks that hunting is a good job to have.
  • He also thinks that hunting is not just killing deer, but the whole experience.
  • Debs and Michael think that in a perfect world, there would be no deer in NZ.
  • They think that if there were no deer in NZ, the flora and fauna could live safely.
  • They think poison might not be a good approach, since people will probably rebel more.