Sunday, 26 August 2012

Arul's Recount on Badminton

Badminton is so much fun to play!  Today at school we went for badminton practice with Laurie.  

First we sat down and discussed, after a minute we started to practise hitting the shuttlecock with the racket. Then we played a game with a buddy where we had to catch the shuttlecock in a cone.  It was so easy!  Walter was my buddy, he caught it every time.  Our next challenge was getting the shuttlecocks in the bin.  It was a clean bin, not a rubbish bin.  It was hard because we had to take 5 steps back.  

It felt good to learn how to play badminton, I can't wait for next Monday to play again!

Character Description Plan

We have been reading 'The Twits' by Roald Dahl this term and love finding out what happens next in the story. Roald Dahl's writing inspires us with his metaphors, similes and creative ideas.  

This is the beginning of Pornphan's 'Mr Twit' Character Description plan.  In Room 13 we know it is important to use graphic organisers to plan our writing so we can organise our thoughts and create our best writing. Look our for the character descriptions which will be blogged soon!

Friday, 24 August 2012

Olympic Information Report by Taina

Every 4 years we have the Olympics, and there are many different athletes that are competing from other countries in London this year.

Valerie Adams is a shot put athlete .She is a number 1 shot putter because she always gets gold ever since she was fourteen.   Adams trains so hard and put in a lot of pressure into her body.

New Zealand is competing in the London Olympics. They have put in a lot of effort and made everyone in NZ proud because they have got 6 golds, 2 silver and 5 bronze medals. How cool is that?

Gold is what everyone wants because it shows they are the number one CHAMPIONS.  Silver is fantastic because you won a medal and you came second. Bronze is alright because you still won a medal, and made  your country so happy.

Hopefully you can be an athlete like Valerie Adams because she is a CHAMPION!

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Milania's Narrative About Lady Gaga

This is a drama narrative (make believe story) Milania wrote in her own time. Enjoy!

One night  there was Lady Gaga hearing her mum and dad fighting.  She got so scared that she ran away deep down in the forest.  As she was walking she heard a lady screaming for help.  The lady was deep down in a hole, Lady Gaga found her and was desperate to help her out but she fell down to.  When it was morning the 3 bears Baby bear, Mummy bear, Big Daddy bear were roaring on the top of the hole.  

The lady and Lady Gaga were screaming so loud.  7 dwarves were walking home to their cottage deep in the forest.  The 7 dwarves could hear heaps of screaming and roaring but the 7 dwarves had 3 knives so when five of the dwarves were killing the 3 bears, the other 2 were helping the lady and Lady Gaga out of the hole.  It took all day all night to get Lady Gaga and the lady out.  

When they got them out the lady went back home, the 7 dwarves took Lady Gaga to their cottage because their daughters were big fans of Lady Gaga, but Lady Gaga did not know what they were doing.  She wondered if they were going to kidnap her.  So Lady Gaga stayed quiet until they got to the cottage.  When Lady Gaga got to the cottage she started to scream and scream suddenly there was silence. She rubbed her eyes when she stopped she opened them and she could see a stage and a microphone.  

The dwarves were standing up with each of their 2 daughters but the 7th dwarf had 1 daughter.  The first dwarf said “These are my 2 daughters Rosy and Katie.”
The 2nd dwarf said “These are my girls called Millie and Lilly”.
The 3rd dwarf said “These are my daughters called Alex and Mia”.  
The 4th dwarf said “This is Jaeda and Jane”.  
The5th dwarf said “These are my girls Eden and Jade”.  
The 6th dwarf said “these are my girls called Molly and Bella”.
The last dwarf said “I only have 1 daughter and her name is Ana!”  
Lady Gaga was confused, she did not know what they were saying so she said “What are you guys saying?”
“We want you to sing for our daughters” they all said.  
So she got up on the stage and sang POKERFACE to the girls.  After she sang the 2nd dwarf drove Lady Gaga home and lived happily ever.  



Saturday, 18 August 2012

Information Report: Playgrounds by 'Otolose

A playground is where you can have fun. Every child can go and play on it. You can swing, climb and slide.

There are lots of rules on a playground. They are there to keep you safe. The rules are no pushing, take turns and the most important: one think before you act.

There are lots of fun equipment on a playground. There is a swing, slide, monkey bars and so much more.

You can find playgrounds anywhere. Some of the places are parks, schools and near pools and beaches.

A playground is really fun but you have to learn to think before you act!

Friday, 17 August 2012

How to Write an Amazing Piece of Writing!

Milania created this poster for our class to show students how your ideas in a graphic organiser is used to write your draft and once edited with self assessment, peer assessment and feed back from the teacher, it is then published.  It definitely takes a lot of work, but it's totally worth it in the end as Milania's proven in her Information Report.

Wednesday, 15 August 2012


Tae Kwan Do has been one of the greatest challenges Room 13 has faced this term as we are really learning how to manage ourselves by listening to instructions and following through with the instructions.  Most of us have already learnt so much thanks to our teacher Miss Yu.  We look forward to the rest of our lessons.