Writing Challenge – March 1

Hi, everyone!!

This was my writing task for the day. I had to write a six sentence story based on the image displayed below whilst also including the four words (which you can also see below) in the story. This task was quite easy and fun to do and I hope you enjoy reading it :))

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  • Never
  • Because
  • Eerie
  • Suddenly,

(1) An eerie feeling entrapped me inside of it’s deep silence, and shivers ran down my spine. (2) I could feel each and every individual piece of hair on my body stand up as I travelled further down the alley way. (3) Because I had never gone through this tunnel before, I felt uneasy and my stomach began to bubble. (4) Suddenly, a bright flame of light came into view and I began approaching it with speed. (5) I sighed and relaxed my tense body immediately as I exited the tunnel. (6) Sighing as I continued on my way home, my lips tugged upwards slightly in response to the relief I was feeling.

Bedrooms Around the World

Hello, everyone!!

This is my inquiry task for the day. Room 4 sat down today and watched a short 2 minute video
about/showing different bedrooms around the world where some children sleep.

Some of the bedrooms featured in the video were clean and nice, others weren’t so much.
So that’s what this task was all about. We had to select one child and their bedroom (I decided to select three)
and write a little bit about them and the area(s) they sleep, along with the similarities and differences of our bedroom compared to theirs.

In the end, we had a bonus task where we had to get images from online of our dream bedroom.
Although it was weird going from seeing how some kids slept in areas in horrible condition,
(which was very upsetting), to what our dream bedroom would be, this task was a little bit fun.

I hope that some of the children live and sleep in much better places now!!

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Belonging and Communities Workbook

Hi, everyone!!

For my inquiry task, I had to work on a workbook all about belonging and communities.
I hope you enjoy and please ignore how badly photo shopped my poster is, I didn’t really know
how else to display me with the community I most belonged to lol :))

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Home Learning/Reading – Week 4

Hi, everyone!

For homework this week, we had to select a book and write a paragraph
about what we read and our prediction of what we think will happen next.
I chose to read Ella Diaries: Dreams Come True since I haven’t read it in a while, resulting in
me not exactly remembering each and every event that takes place in this book.

The thing with Ella Diaries books are that there are no chapters for each sort of act,
so I just read the first few pages of the book instead.

I hope you enjoy reading my summary and prediction below!

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Official book synopsis for more context:
Ella DREAMS of meeting pop star Cassi Valentine. She has all the song and merchandise- even Bob has a Cassi Valentine bandanna! But when the school enters a competition to win a visit from the star, Ella and her WORST ENEMY EVER, Peach Parker, have to work together. Can they put aside their differences? The whole school is COUNTING on them!

Summary of what I’ve read:
The first thing Ella discusses is how much she absolutely adores Cassi Valentine!! She lists a few things as to why this is, one of those reasons being her song lyrics and music style in general. She even mentions how she has basically every single thing of Cassi Valentine’s like her songs downloaded onto her MP3 player, Cassi Valentine lunchbox and drink bottle, tote bag, and sun visor, even adding in that her dog, (Bob), has a Cassi bandanna!

10 pages into the book, Ella brings up that Cassi’s record company is running a competion where they’d have to make a video about performing arts at their school for a chance for a free lunchtime concert from Cassi herself! Honestly if I were them, I’d be flipping out because imagine having a well-known, famous artist possibly coming to your school?!

My prediction of what’ll happen next:
From the synopsis, I think we can already tell that it won’t exactly be good. The bright side is that Cassi will choose them to be the winning school, (I know this because I’ve read this before and I just have a feeling since this book will most likely have a happy ending), however, Ella will be paired up with Peach who’s literally like her worst enemy in the whole entire galaxy, at this point.

There will definitely be a lot of drama coming up soon but until then, I can’t wait to continue reading this book for either next week’s homework, or just for fun!

Kiwi Kids News – Week 3

Hello, everyone!
Below are the summaries of two Kiwi Kids articles I read for week 3’s homework.
I hope you enjoy :))

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Article oneWorm with hundreds of bottoms found.
I think that what the article is about is made very clear in the title. It talks about how a new species of worms with hundreds of bottoms have been discovered.

It mentions that, quote on quote, “The ‘bottoms’ of this worm can detach from the worm’s body and swim away all by themselves.” I thought that that was very cool and a little bit disturbing in a way.

This new species of worms are known to live in sea sponges and have been named by scientists Ramisyllis kingghidorahi, after Godzilla’s multi-headed enemy who is King Ghidorah.

I think that this new species of worms is very fascinating and definitely something new but odd!

Article twoWalsh lady creates Harry Potter world record.
To be honest, I mainly just clicked on this article because it mentioned Harry Potter.

Anyway, this article talks about a Welsh woman earning a Guinness World Record for the largest Harry Potter collection. She has collected 5,284 pieces of Harry Potter memorabilia!

Her collection includes toys, key chains, special edition books, illustrations, prop replicas, Lego sets, and a lot more.

I think that this record is definitely very very cool and it’s so amazing how somebody can collect that much Harry Potter merchandise and such! Honestly, I don’t blame her for having so many Harry Potter things.

Reasons Why GI is The Best Community in NZ – First Paragraph

Hi, everyone!
This is my literacy/writing task for the day. Yesterday we had to write an introduction, and now we wrote our first paragraph. This week will be mostly focusing on writing since we’ll be having a writing test next week.

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FIRST PARAGRAPH

If you want to feel a happy vibe everywhere around you, G.I. is the place to go. Almost everywhere you go in Glen Innes, you are guaranteed to be met with tons of friendly smiles which is something that I personally love about this community. Even when you might be on your way to school, anybody you walk past will greet you with a happy “good morning.” There are many people of many different cultures too, giving you an opportunity to learn more about others’ cultural traditions, backgrounds, etc.

Whakatauki

Hi, everyone!
For our first extension session, we had to search up some whakatauki (proverbs) and their meaning in English.
We had to try and dig deeper into the meaning of a whakatauki of our choice from this slide deck.
I hope you enjoy :))

Reasons Why GI is The Best Community in NZ – Introduction

Hi, everyone!
Yesterday for literacy, I had to list reasons for why Glen Innes is the best community in New Zealand.
Today we had to use the reasons from yesterday to create an introduction paragraph.
Making this short piece of writing was pretty fun but it was also a little bit tricky finding out how to word each sentence.

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INTRODUCTION

          Glen Innes, a small community in New Zealand yet full of many people with big hearts. As of 2021, G.I. has become a home to over 8,873 people. The general environment radiates positive and friendly energy, welcoming everybody with open arms. This friendly suburb offers many schools that teach a variety of students of different ages and years, making it a perfect location for you to receive good education. Glen Innes is also packed with a wide range of stores almost everywhere you go, adding to the many reasons why this suburb is the best community in New Zealand.