Friday, May 30, 2014

Procedural writing / how to be a good friend

How to be a friend to someone else:

Step 1:
Find a person, who has a lot of things that are similar to you (or someone you think that will be perfect). 

Step 2:
When you find someone, talk to them and get to know them.  Once you have done that, be nice and caring towards them.

Step 3:
When you are both friends, always remind your friend to always use the virtues, such as :
Faith, Hope, Love, Caring, Helpfulness, Perseverance and Kindness.
A friend always keeps there peers out of trouble, not get them into trouble.

Step 4: 
When you have completed all these steps, remember that step 3, is the most important one that you should always use as a friend.

Step 5:
You are now a friend.  A friend is someone or something that will always be by your side, and support you to do good deeds and good things.  As a friend, you should never ever give up and always lead your friend into doing good.  Being a friend is not doing bad and not being insidious.  As a friend you should always be a comforter to your friends.  

Thursday, May 29, 2014

My summary.

While our normal teacher (Mrs Tui) we have a good reliever named Whaea terry, Whaea means teacher in maori.  I had to summarize up all the things we did with our wonderful new reliever.  I think that I reacted not to bad, nor not to good.  I think that I could of done better and treated her better.  As a classroom, we treated her pretty badly.  We could of done much better, because I know that our class has more potential.  Whaea is a very fun and cool teacher, but unforchantly she can not stay for long.  Her teaching experience is very good, she has taught in a lot of places including South Korea.  I have approached my learning in a bad way, I have lacked in self-control and over the past days I have treated her very bad.

Rate : out of 10, I rate myself a 7 / 10.  Even though I have been bad to our new teacher, I think that I focused and got on to my work. 

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

My recent book review

Recently, I finished reading the book, The hunger games : MokingJay.  I found that the book was very interesting, entertaining and I highly recommend it for high level readers, and also a very mature audience.  The author of the book is Suzanne Collins, she is a very famous author.  She wrote all 3 of the hunger games series.  It was a very long book, MokingJay (the book I read) is the third part of the hunger games series.  Following, "the hunger games" and "the hunger games : catching fire".  The main character(s) in this book are Katness Everdeen, she is known as a fierce person, everyone has a hate for her.  Another is her partner, Peeta Mallark, in the book I read he was brain washed to kill her own partner.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Acrostic poem.

Recently, our class in St Pius X School presented to the school a virtues assembly.  Our virtue we focused on is Kindness.  learning hub 1, my group, we created an acrostic poem.  An acrostic poem is when you use the letters of a selected word, and come up with relevant words.

K - K is for Knowing, Knowing what is right or wrong.

I - I is for intention, doing everything with good  intention.

N - N is nice, the nice things you can do to people that will make their day.
D - D is for Dynamic, bringing a Dynamic attitude wherever we go. Home or at School.

N - is for Numerous, for the numerous times we have attempted to change our cruel ways.

E - is for Effort, Having the effort to change our ways and looking after of our world.

S - S is for sense, having a sense of when to act right or wrong.

S - is for Sensible, being sensible at all times.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Weaving - Procedural writing.

In room 7, we are learning how to create a procedural writing.  A procedural writing is basically a piece of writing that gives instruction on how to make or do something.  We were learning how to weave a mat, as you see in the picture above, most of us are struggling.  I found it pretty easy, but obviously we were only doing half the work that the real mat folders do.  Most of the people in my class were puzzled and confused.  After creating them, we wrote virtues on them and laminated them.  They looked awesome, we are planning to use them as a table cloth, to eat our food on.

Virtues assembly review

Virtues assembly review.
In our school, every two weeks it is a tradition for a class as an individual to choose a virtue, and present that virtue in different ways to the rest of the school.  Today, our assembly was based on the virtue, kindness.  To present to the school we created an original song, poem and an acrostic poem.  Our group designed a original poem and a acrostic poem.  The assembly took place in our school hall.  One group made an original song about the virtue faith.  My group and I shared only 2 items, because we were not organized, but the others did awesome.  Sadly, we did not have enough effort to create a skit, or a song.  Though our assembly was still perfect.  As we presented our items, I felt a felling of guilt and shame, because I was forced to take leadership and cancel our skit.  

My reflection.

The gospel of John, chapter 14. My reflection.

Today, the gospel was about how Jesus explained to his disciples that he is the way, the truth and the light.  He also told them that soon, he will be going back to heaven to prepare a place in Gods house.  He will return back to earth and will take his disciples with him.  One of his disciples named Philip questioned Jesus continuously, but his questions did not concern Jesus one bit .  Soon Jesus will go to heaven and do his job. We remember Jesus by all the good things and miracles he has preformed. In the gospel, Jesus represents the father (God), the son (Jesus) and the holy spirit (the trinity).

Short prayer:
Dear Jesus,
thank you for reminding us about our father, God. Help us to keep having faith and hope in you. May we practise the virtue of kindness, by preaching your word to the sick and the poor. And may we have a place in our fathers kingdom. Amen.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Holy spirit prayer

Today, in room 7 we had to write a prayer to the holy spirit. This is the prayer I wrote.

Dear holy spirit,
please help me to be strong and brave like Jesus once was.  Please give me the strength and perseverance to never give up.  Please forgive myself and others for the times I didn't follow in Jesus’s footsteps.  Help those who are non believers and the sinners to reconsider their choices and positions.  And help the believers to keep on believing and stay hopeful and loving towards you and the catholic and religious faith.  Please give us the commitment and effort, to never give up on you, Jesus and God.  Please be the loving and the caring holy spirit that you are and bless all the sick, poor and hurt.

Friday, May 9, 2014

My school holidays - recount

Recently, we had two whole weeks of no school and free time.  During the holidays, it was dell and boring.  Though I did one particular event that sparked up my holidays.  I wrote a recount based on that event and I decided to share it with you.  ENJOY :D

The school holidays, it lasts for at least 2 weeks exactly.  During the holiday 2 important occasions happened, Anzac day and Easter.  Anzac day, was a whole dedicated to the men who lost their lives fighting for our country in world war 2, we also pray for those who lost their lives in turkey.  Easter was a time we remember the beating, life and crucifixion of Jesus.  But, anyways lets head to my exciting, cool and happy holiday!

During the holidays,  mostly stayed home and helped my mum with house chores, though I did get the opportunity to go on a trip!  Organized by the marist brothers Kevin and Chris, and a couple of sacred heart students.  It was a long journey to the mountains, we were going to the beach and mountain of Huia (a very far place out in the west).  Before going on our trip, we had a roll check.  But, apart from that we started to pack and from there we went to the beautiful mountain/beach of Huia!!!

I was full of excitement and energy left from that energy drink I had that very morning.  Though on our way, we stopped at Remuera which is the location of Brother Kevin’s house, and met 4 young-adults that attend Sacred Heart.  We met and greeted them, first we told our name, then we told our form level and our habits.  Then again, from Remuera we left to Huia.

After around about 20 turns and 15 speed bumps, we finally got there!!!  It was exciting and half of my energy was drained by the amount of time it took for us to arrive to our destination.  I dashed to the beach quickly, getting my shoes dirty and started playing with the sand on the wet and soaked shore.  We were called to come into a house, owned by nuns and was directed to leave our bags on the balcony and go to the park.  

Doing as we were told, we all rushed to the basketball hoop and started playing a game of basketball.  The sun was shining bright over all of us, and heated us so much that most of us were sweating already.  “Boys, come here!!”, it was time for lunch.  We all gathered and surrounded the bench, were our sausages, lettuce and tomato sauce subs awaited.  But, of course before we ate, we said grace.  This meal was very delightful and delicious.  Setting off to climb mountain Huia, we all left our bags behind and scurried to the van.  

When we arrive at the destination, we all dashed to the river and started gazing at this beautiful sight.  We came across a field of grass and cows, the meadows were big and floorless.  We also came across a gigantic, old tree trunk it was huge.  Half way up, the path got very steep and it seemed like time was not in our favour.  We were left with one decision, we were forced to retreat back to the house owned by nuns and get ready to go home!!

As this day went by, we were sure to remember the good memories we had.  We were all regrouped back to school around the time the sun was shining bright still.  All of my energy was fully drained and I amused myself by gathering rocks and setting them in a line, while I was waiting for my dad.  

Mothers day description!!

The coming up Sunday, is a very special day for all mothers, so I put together a descriptive writing based on a character that to me shows motherly love.  Instead of writing about my own mum, I wrote about my sister.  I wrote about her because I see motherly love in her.
To me, motherly love can not only come from your mother.  It can also come from any family, close friends or even teachers!  I think that in our lives, we should all be loved by our mothers, we also should respect them, love them and care for them no matter WHAT!!  Even though my mother also shares motherly love, there is one other person that I love, care for and look up to as a mother, I also see my sister as one also.

My sister Vera, is a loving and kind person.  She will always have a special place in my heart, and will always be a 2nd mother (of course after my real mother).  Her act of kindness is a very loving and committing act.  She is uptight at times, also selfish, and mean.  She is awful at times, we also have our ups and downs, but most of the time she will always be there for me!!  In times of struggle, I will always rely on her to pull me back up and also in times of happiness i’ll always rely on her to be joyful and cheerful with me.
She always puts others problems before hers, and always treats everyone with love and honesty.  She does everything gracefully and peacefully, and is a great role model and leader towards our future generation. 

 Despite, her being one in a million, she will always have a motherly love for me!
Even though, shes hardly home I will always treasure the moments we had in the past and also look forward to the moments we will have in the future.  She has shown me a new kind of love.  Defining her is very complexed and challenging!!  She has assembled a new person in me, and I am very proud to be that person today.

Also, speaking of motherly love, receiving motherly love is basically new life!  The best love in the world is motherly love, it is beautiful and delicate.  Motherly love is what makes life so useful and also gives as a whole lot of reasons to live life to the fullest!!

My learning goals - Writing

Welcome to my E-asttle results and goals.
My writing goals are based on my E-asttle writing results.  I had to look at my results and see which places I lacked in, and were I had strengths!!
  1. Use 2 different kinds of sentences (Complex and compound)! 
  2. For punctuation, I want to be able to be at rubric level 5, and curriculum level 4.
  3. For Organisation, I want to be at Rubric level 5 and also, to learn how to organise different types of writings.