The Donkey Disaster

     Learning From Mistakes...Moment in time




On a hot,summer day,it was my 6th/7th birthday party. I desperately wanted to go to pony parties. So mum organised a day to go. I invited a lot of friends & we got to feed a lot of adorable animals such as piglets,chickens,donkeys and MORE! We washed our hands so we could eat cake. Then we went to ride the donkeys


I hopped on one donkey and my older sister went on the other one,but they didn't have any saddle or anything! Even the staff weren't holding onto the donkey at all. My grandad was standing near the donkey and so was the little Chihuahua. I said to my grandad “The dog wants to chase after the ball. Maybe you could kick it for her!” My grandad gave it a tiny kick and the dog bolted off. Which made both of the donkeys bolt off with my sister and I still on them. The donkey headed straight for the fence and I had seen my sister had fallen off. I fell of and landed on my thumb (Which hurt A LOT!) and my sister landed on her tailbone!


A few days later I went to the hospital (on my actual birthday) and got a cast for me hand. I came home and my whole family was there. I told them everything that happened a few days ago. Then I opened MORE presents.


I will never ever ask anyone to kick a ball for a dog near a donkey.

Reading


I am in Mrs Patten's reading class and we are learning to use reference books/tools on Google Classroom. We have learnt lots of new things about the world and the latest news.

We have recently been learning about plastic and what it does to the environment. I have learned that plastic is a synthetic material made from a wide range of organic polymers. A synthetic material is like a cork, Artificial leather or Bio-polymer.  Plastic is a real harm to the environment, so here is some ways you can help...

  • Take the caps of all bottles (Milk,Water,Coke etc...)
  • Rinse out yogurt containers



My goal is to...

Find information and recall it in my own words.




Thanks for reading my reading work! ;)

-By Holly

Dance



The Year 6 Hub did dance for two weeks. We did two types of dances.

Hip Hop
&
Cha Cha Cha.


Here are some photos....



We learnt professional moves and they were very difficult. The song we danced to in Hip Hop was Locked Out Of Heaven  by Bruno Mars. Our performance turned out very good, especially after we had only practiced for two weeks! I was super nervous though, everyone was! Something that personally I should have worked on was my timing, in one of the videos my mum took, I was a bit early. But everyone makes mistakes!
Overall dance was very fun!

-Holly


Writing from term 1

Here is some of my writing from Term 1.... I have highlighted some of the sentences I am really happy with because they create good images in the reader's mind


The desert DISASTER!
The hot blazing sun was beaming down on the three friends as they searched for ancient treasure buried down beneath the sand. But will the heat get in the way of their goal?


Ashley was behind her two friends. “ Joel! Dana WAIT UP!” She said as she speedily biked across the sand. All she saw was a blur. Sandy colours and blue t-shirts. But she just saw the colour, she was going so  fast. They made a stop and started to dig. “You can feel the heat now can’t you?” Dana moaned. “We traveled such a loooong way, we can’t give up now!”Joel answered. They dug for an hour or more and the sun was getting stronger and STRONGER. It was getting dangerous. “Guys,I can’t do this anymore.”Ashley groaned. Just seconds after she said that,she was on the ground,unconscious. “ASHLEY!” Dana and Joel gasped. They rushed over. The odd tractor went past and left an avalanche of smoke.  They shielded their eyes. “Ashley!” Joel called. I really think we should stop. Dana thought. Let’s see what Joel thinks. “We should keep going until she wakes up. Maybe when she does we could go home and get sandwiches. What do you think Dana?” Joel asked. Dana nodded in agreement but she did think it was a bad idea. What if another person fainted! Still, If Joel thought it was all good then Dana thought that too. They dug and dug for another half an hour. Joel and Dana agreed they should take a break because they were TIRED! Suddenly Ashley woke up. “Yay! Ashley!’’ They beamed. “What happened!” She groaned. “You fainted!” Dana exclaimed.  “Woah! Really. I never thought the heat would get to me!” Ashley laughed. “ Maybe we should get going.” Dana said. “It’s too dangerous. We can’t afford to have another fainted person on our trip!”   “True! Let’s hop on our bikes and go! Ash you up to it?”  Joel asked. “ Yep! Back and better than ever!” “ Alright let’s go!” Joel said. “ And we can go eat some sandwiches too!” They ran over to the place where their bikes were. “ OH NO! OUR BIKES! THEY'RE GONE!!!”  Ashley screamed. Sure enough the broken shreds that were left of the bikes were on the road. “ Maybe we should start to walk.” Joel suggested. “No no no. We can’t Joel! Home’s such a far far away. One of us are going to faint like Ashley! Let’s just put our thumbs out and hope someone will give us a lift.” Dana protested. “ Alright. Fine. That's kind of a better idea.” Joel mumbled. Ashley and Joel sat around while Dana stuck her thumb out for a tractor to come and give them a lift. Joel said “ Dana we are NEVER gonna get a lift. We might as well start a little walk.” “ Alright Joel. C’mon Ash. Were going.” They started to walk. They made 3 K! Just walking. “ I'm too tired now Joel. Let’s stop!!” Dana said. They had a rest and they waited. And waited. Aaaand waited. Nothing. A car was coming. It looked familiar. Dana ran over and stuck out her thumb. It was slowing down! THIS COULD BE IT!  Dana smiled. Joel beamed. Ashley jumped up with her hands in the air. Waving them like there was no tomorrow!  The car pulled up. The person in the familiar car wound down the window.  All the kids gasped. “ MUM! How did you-- When did yo--WHAT!?” Ashley said. “Miss VICTORIA!” Joel and Dana shrieked.  “Oh Miss Victoria, we were happily digging for ancient treasure and Ashley got too hot and- and SHE FAINTED! We kept digging and she woke up. So we thought that we should bike home but--but our bikes got RAN OVER and-and PLEASE DON'T TELL OUR MUMS!!” Dana begged. Ashley's mum chuckled. She ‘Zipped her lips’ as in to say “My lips are sealed.” “Hop in you troublemakers! Oh and I brought some sandwiches!” She said. Joel,Ashley and Dana jumped in the car and started munching away on their yummy sandwiches! Maybe this Journey wasn't such a Desert DISASTER after all.


By Holly.

Multi-Cultural week

Multicultural Week

We celebrated Multicultural week. It was fun and I will remember it FOREVER! It was my first time using the difficult chopsticks. I actually got a jelly bean though. So… GO ME! I got a couple of them and then I moved on to the dreaded, the hard MARBLES! I was so close to getting a marble then the teacher clapped. CLAP CLAP CLAP! I instantly lost my focus and moved my chopsticks. Darn it! Soon enough it was time to pack up and go to the next rotation.  We moved to art, where we did folding and cutting! Our snowflake came out pretty well! It was super fun and enjoyable. It was even MORE fun with Vanessa’s mum, Melody, she helped us A LOT! Special thanks to Melody! Then we went to Henna, but we had to wait a bit. We had morning tea and after that we went to the Russian lesson. Here is some info about Russia:

1 Russian is the biggest country in the world
2 You could fit 63 New Zealand’s into Russian
3 There is a building that is made out of wood. But there’s no nails!
4 Russia's temperature can get so cold that BOILING hot water can instantly turn into snow in SECONDS!
5 In summer there is no night just daylight
6 In winter there is no SUN just dark
7 Russia's subways are even more fancier than FANCY! Seriously.
8 Russia  can get down to -72.2!

Here is some information I learnt about Israel:
1 You can fit Israel into the smallest part of New Zealand. (The south island)
2 Israel is by Jordan

Then I went to henna. I wish I learnt a little bit more about Israel! Even though it's a small country...Big things come in small packages.

I had a very cool henna design on my right hand! It was BEAUTIFUL! It was a flower in the middle with lots of dots and pretty hearts!

It was such a AWESOME day! I could do it all day.

Learning Plan Review

Koru Art

This is my Koru art I did...


I had to think of different colours and patterns and it was harder than you would expect! I finally thought of my first pattern (Squiggly triangles) and it was quite hard to figure out what pattern to do next. I started to colour my first pattern while I was thinking. I successfully finished my colouring in and I had to think of a pattern. With some courage and my friends help I got one done. I took it home and coloured it in and DONE! My art was COMPETE! Art is really fun and this challenged me!It was fun and I think I might do another one at home!

Camp Woodend

WALT:Describe our feeling about camp

S.C The reader will enjoy reading our description.



On Tuesday and Wednesday (15/16 of November) Year 5 went to camp at Woodend Christian Camp. I was incredibly excited! At 8:30 I arrived at school. First things first I had to take my massive suitcase to the hall. It was very heavy so my mum had to help. When I got my suitcase into the hall and said hi to my friends, I went to go put my bag in the cloak bay. A few minutes later we were on the bus,with two boys annoying me behind my seat! Then,after about half an hour we arrived! YAY! We went over the expectations and got our bags into our bunk rooms.Then we got to walk around the boundaries. We got some free time and the first thing i went on was the Water-Slide. Well,I came to admit that was the best thing I did in free time HISTORY! We met Cody and got stuck into our activities. First up, Archery/Rifles.
  I shot the board in Archery,but not the target. I was still proud of myself for actually HITTING the board though. Then we walked over to the Air  Rifles.I think I hit the target but it was hard to tell because everything sounded like you hit it!
  Next we did Orienteering. Lizzy came with my group(Kendell and Vanessa) and she helped us! She also helped Kendall when she tripped over (Big shoutout to Lizzy!) We kept going and found 13/20 posts! The downside was some group thought we were following them. We took no notice and carried on! So far that was my favourite activity until I went to the Go Karts!
  At the Go Karts everyone had to stay seated in the stand and the first person (We put them in order) would go on and the next person would wave flags.White flag=Last Lap. Checkered flag=STOP! I went second to last and apparently I was fastest,but it didn't feel like it!
   Then we had Nachos for dinner! Mmmmm It was yum. We had more free time then we had to settle down in our bunks. We hardly got any sleep,but in the end we all fell asleep. THANK GOODNESS!
  The next day we did Climbing Wall! I made the top on the first one but on the second one the crocodile slowed me down! I fell off the croc and I went down. I was disappointed but also happy for the first climbing wall. Then we did Team Building!

When we did Team Building,I was very nervous because when I see other people doing the black wall climbing wall thing it looks very hard! So the first activity we did in team building was a figure 8 poles. We all linked hands and then Lillian and Kade held hands over two people holding hands underneath them! We had to untangle then go back to our original place! When we worked out how to we had to be timed and we got SECOND PLACE out of all the groups that have done it before! I was impressed with our group! Next activity we did in team building was lifting up our group(Boys and Girls) and they have to move to the middle and then flip upside down and jump down! Then the one I was nervous about came! We had to get up this big black wall! I did it but i think I broke Felix’s and Jack’s backs! Oops!


I really enjoyed my first camp.I wish I could do it again!
By Holly

Maths/Shapes/Geometry/Geo-boards

Shapes
In class we go introduced to Geo-boards. We got rubber bands and made shapes on the Geo-boards. I made a really cool  one! I call it Mustard & Ketchup! The Geo-boards help us with shapes and patterns. You can make so many creations! Maybe even a Saturn creation! Mustard & Ketchup Creation is Red and Yellow. That's why I called it that!I love Geo-boards!

-By Holly


Design For The School

WALT: Persuade the school to agree with our idea.
This was used for a speech By the way.



Sofia: Hi I’m Sofia.

Devon : Hi my name is Devon

Holly:Hey I’m Holly!
Sofia P1: Holly, Devon & I have made a model of a treehouse.  We put in tons of thought in our work.  I think we should have this in the new school because people would have fun working up in the treehouse.  

Holly p1: AS Sofia said we have made a model of a treehouse . We thought  about the safety long and hard. We tried to make everything stable and safe. We thought this idea would be fantastic to have in the new school.

Devon p1: I think the school should have a tree house because it’s fun,can remove energy  and can be the coolest thing ever! We have been working on a model of the tree house and hopefully we it in the school.Tree House, Rope-Ladder, ...


By Devon,Holly and Sofia


Literacy Week!

Literacy week was amazing! I dressed up and Princess Leia and I even had a GUN! Fake by the way...
Lots of people dressed up and I thought I was the only one! Thank god I wasn't because when i walked into the school I looked like the only one dressed up! Kendell was a tiger/cat! I think literacy week was a blast,fabulous,cool,awesome,fun.silly,AMAZING,quirky and so much more good things! We also did Stop,Drop and write/read. We did so many fun activities!!!Mrs Hall was Mrs Twit!!Overall I think I would give literacy week  a thumbs UP!

By Holly


Pet Day!!

WALT: Describe out per day
S.C The reader understands my feelings.

On Friday we had a fabulous Pet Day. There were little dogs,big dogs,sheep,pigs,cats,turtles,lizards,guinea pig,rats,mice,hamsters,parrots and lots more! We all went on the field and the pets walked around the circle we were in. But the whether ruined our fun. We walked over to the hall where the cats and hamsters and stuff were. I am very allergic to cute little cats. I pat one though! Shh don't tell my mum! I was happy,hairy and a little scared.  I was happy because it was a blast! I was hairy because f the dogs and i was a little scared because i pat a cat and I'm allergic to them ( See my point).
Overall Pet Day was Fabtabulous!

-Holly

Alien Description.

WALT: Describe the attributes of an alien to hook the reader in.

My space alien is a outgoing,happy and a slimy alien. He has three yellow eyes in shape of a triangle. His adorable smile cannot be resisted. His name is Zlorp! His favourite food is Saturn rings made by Blue Alien. Everyone calls it Saturn rings on planet mars,but on earth they call it burger rings by bluebird. He has beautiful swirls on his body colored green. The rest of his body is yellow. He has stalks with dots all on them. Zlorp is a messy and fun alien. he has 2 friends and no parents (anymore). He has no siblings either. He is still positive though. Even with four arms! Zlorp is awesome!

Mr Twit (The Twits)

WALT: Write a description on Mr or Mrs Twit.

Mr Twit is rude and outrageous! He has disgusting hair but on those gross  pieces of hair id food from YEARS ago! Yuk Yuk! Mr Twit has eaten worms out of some spaghetti. It was a prank from his "Charming" wife Mrs Twit! Mr Twit is a bag of mischief himself. He plays lots of pranks on his wife as well. Not very nice getting into bed with a frog in it, is it? Unfortunately Mrs Twit DID! PAYBACK BABY!!! Mr Twit loves to eat bird pie.Its his favourtie food! Mr Twit smears the old dead tree with Hug-tites super glue! Mrs twit bakes the birds who get stuck there and they get EATEN! :( Poor birdies ):

I think Mrs Twit and Mr Twit are meant to be!

-By Holly


WALT:Describe our feeling about camp

S.C The reader will enjoy reading our description.



On Tuesday and Wednesday (15/16 of November) Year 5 went to camp at Woodend Christian Camp. I was incredibly excited! At 8:30 I arrived at school. First things first I had to take my massive suitcase to the hall. It was very heavy so my mum had to help. When I got my suitcase into the hall and said hi to my friends, I went to go put my bag in the cloak bay. A few minutes later we were on the bus,with two boys annoying me behind my seat! Then,after about half an hour we arrived! YAY! We went over the expectations and got our bags into our bunk rooms.Then we got to walk around the boundaries. We got some free time and the first thing i went on was the Water-Slide. Well,I came to admit that was the best thing I did in free time HISTORY! We met Cody and got stuck into our activities. First up, Archery/Rifles.
  I shot the board in Archery,but not the target. I was still proud of myself for actually HITTING the board though. Then we walked over to the Air  Rifles.I think i hit the target but it was hard to tell because everything sounded like you hit it!
  Next we did Orienteering. Lizzy came with my group(Kendell and Vanessa) and she helped us! She also helped Kendall when she tripped over (Big shoutout to Lizzy!) We kept going and found 13/20 posts! The downside was some group thought we were following them. We took no notice and carried on! So far that was my favourite activity until I went to the Go Karts!
  At the Go Karts everyone had to stay seated in the stand and the first person (We put them in order) would go on and the next person would wave flags.White flag=Last Lap. Checkered flag=STOP! I went second to last and apparently I was fastest,but it didn't feel like it!
   Then we had Nachos for dinner! Mmmmm It was yum. We had more free time then we had to settle down in our bunks. We hardly got any sleep,but in the end we all fell asleep. THANK GOODNESS!
  The next day we did Climbing Wall! I made the top on the first one but on the second one the crocodile slowed me down! I fell off the croc and I went down. I was disappointed but also happy for the first climbing wall. Then we did Team Building!

When we did Team Building,I was very nervous because when I see other people doing the black wall climbing wall thing it looks very hard! So the first activity we did in team building was a figure 8 poles. We all linked hands and then Lillian and Kade held hands over two people holding hands underneath them! We had to untangle then go back to our original place! When we worked out how to we had to be timed and we got SECOND PLACE out of all the groups that have done it before! I was impressed with our group! Next activity we did in team building was lifting up our group(Boys and Girls) and they have to move to the middle and then flip upside down and jump down! Then the one I was nervous about came! We had to get up this big black wall! I did it but i think I broke Felix’s and Jack’s backs! Oops!


I really enjoyed my first camp.I wish I could do it again!
By Holly

 

Little Red Riding Hood

WALT: Write a descriptive narrative.

One sunny day, Little Red Riding Hood was playing outside when her mother called out " Little Red, grandma doesn't feel to flash. Could you walk over there and give her some scrumptious apple pie, but remember don't stop walking!" OK mum" Little Red called out. " I wont!"


She started walking down the rocky path remembering that her grandmother gave her the name Little Red Riding Hood because of a red hood cape she made her. It was beautiful! She approached someone a bit strange. "Hello." He said . "Where are you going on this fine day?" "I'm going to see my grandmother, she doesn't feel well." She explained  "Ohh, I know where some beautiful flowers are. You should go get some!" The wolf said. "Yeah, I will! Bye!!!" She called as she trotted down. He smirked and ran away. She arrived at her grandmothers house and called. "Granny, oh granny! I have something for you!"She tip toed over to the bed . "Oh what big ears you have!" She cried. "The better to hear you with!" He replied. "What big eyes you have!" She said. "The better to see you with!" "WHAT BIG TEETH YOU HAVE!!!" She screamed. "The better to eat you with!!" She tried to run away but she got eaten. The father wondered where she was,so he rushed down. "Help!" Two muffled voices cried. He cut the wolf open. Grandmother and Little Red were free! They lived happily ever after.

Don't let the pigeon drive the bus

WALT:Persuade the reader to agree with my opinion.
  

-Why pigeons should not drive a bus. I think pigeons should not drive a bus because…
It’s a animal and animals don't drive .A bird is short and it can’t see out the window or reach the pedals,that could cause a crash. If the pigeon crashed he couldn’t reach the airbag.


-Pigeons also POOP everywhere. Have you seen some people’s cars and they are covered with poop? The pigeon could poo everywhere on the bus and it could drive all the bus riders away.  When the bus driver comes back he might get fired!


-Here are some reasons why he SHOULD! We should let the pigeon drive the bus because he has dreams too and you never know ‘till you try. He wants his dreams to come true.  You should at least give him a chance. You need to let him accomplish his dreams. It’s mean to just say “DON'T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS!”


-In conclusion i think the pigeon shouldn’t drive the bus because if YOU saw a pigeon driving a bus on the road what would you do? Stop your car and stare? Would you call the animal care,take a ride? Scream and run? Keep the pigeon as a pet? I certainly would hang around much longer! Do you agree with me? -By holly

Integrated Learning

WALT:Describe ideas about school design.
In integrated learning,we are  designing new school features. We get to choose what we want in the school and Sofia and I chose to have a tree house. Here are some reasons why...
1. Because it will be a fun place to hang out
2.Our school will look very fancy!
3.It will be a good place to relax.

Those are three good reasons why we should definitely have a tree house at Oakland's School.
By the way we would have comfy furniture and modern paintings inside. There would be fun activity things inside and flowers outside. Come to the Celebration Of Learning to see our model.


-By Holly Vincent



Rio 2016 Olympic Facts

WALT: Understand how the Olympic Values are demonstrated in Rio
I will be able to give a minimum of 1 example of the values being shown in Rio
This term most of Oakland's School has been learning about The 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Here is something I learned:
(1) The Olympic Values are

  • Friendship
  • Excellence 
  • Respect
Here is an example of Friendship that got a NZ girl to the finals but came last.












That showed Friendship at the Olympics!
You need to show excellence at the Olympics because if you don't then there is no point of doing it,they have been training for FOUR YEARS,why would they want to turn back now?
You need to show Respect at the Olympics because if you don't then you could be disqualified!
You need to show FRIENDSHIP at the Olympics because even if you come last you can get into the finals!!
The values are as important as coming first. Even if you don't,you can always show those Friendship,Respect and Excellence values at the Olympics.

Comic book


WALT:learning how to use comic book for the first time.


Jack Simpson writing

Shrapnel Valley, Gallipoli

29  April  1915

Today I am heart-broken.  I wasn’t able to save my best 

friend from high school.  I was trying to run as fast as I 

could to get to him but it was too late, he had already 

died.

I am very frightened by the bombs and grenades going 

off. I can hear the heavy artillery guns firing and my 

mouth goes dry with fear. I can smell the blood of the 

soldiers and hear their screams. 

 I am so relieved I am still alive but I’m still really angry 

that my fellow soldiers have either died or been injured 

really badly.

I feel really homesick too.  I am desperate for some nice 

fresh fruit.  I wish this horrifying war would end so we 

could all go home.

By Holly
At school were learning about chickens.I like chickens because the way the eyes are the like quite colorful like orange and black and a touch of red.I have patted a chicken before the are soooooooooo soft.Gotta go byyyyyyyyeeeeee

Welcome Post

Welcome to my blog for 2015. This year i will be sharing my learning with you.

Discovery


Today in Discovery I made a board game. I showed the Key Competency Using Language Symbols and Texts by adding writing and colour.


Reading and Maths

I am learning to read carefully. This helps me to answer questions in detail. 


 I am learning to practice my maths strategies using games.


Term 3

WRITING

We are learning to : write a recount.
We can do this when we: record our idea's in order, include our senses, use interesting words, check our writing and use punctuation correctly.



My next step is to: add  more interesting words.


READING

We are learning to : identify words related to a story.




MATHS

We are learning to : use repeated addition.
My next step is to: use this strategy with word problems.


Writing

I am learning to: Write to persuade.

I can do this when I can:
- Make a statement.
- Give reasons to back up my statement.
- Use punctuation correctly.
- Check my writing.


My next step is to: add more detail to my picture when publishing.