Tag: Writing

200 Word Challenge: The Climber

Jason could not believe he was doing this climbing the tallest mountain in the world which no one else had this mountain should have felt cold as it was covered in ice because it was so high up and it was winter but instead each icy rock he grabbed warmed his fingertips and did not feel slippery instead they felt smooth and easy to grab it was if it was not even ice he looked behind him and saw Conner holding the camera Jason smiled and did a thumbs up soon the whole world will know what he is capable of. He could see the top he was almost there the sun was hidden behind the clouds but he was still warm knew that even though he did not know what was to come he could do anything if he kept on climbing and climbing he was just about to get to the top when he saw on a  something glowing under a rock ledge nearby he jumped over to the ledge to check what it was and he found a beautiful glowing crystal but then the ledge broke in half and Jason fell, what is going to happen next?

Term 4 Immersion Assembly Recount

On monday October 9th it was the first day of term four, on the first day of term just like normal the first thing we do when the bell rings is go to immersion assembly in the hall. When we got to the hall we sat down and did the karakia and the mihi, after we finished that we finally got to find out why there was a big container on the stage and why there was water leaking from the roof into it, We found out that Mr J had put the big container there in the holidays and Mrs Nua was annoyed about it so Mr Summerville came in with a hose and tried to use it to get the water out of the container, because was so slow Mr Burt came in and used a pump to pump the water out and it worked. In the end we found out that there wasn’t actually a leak and Mr J had put a hose up there but the point of it all was to teach us that we had to problem solve which is what this term is about. Finally it was time for the teachers from each team to do their items and first was Team one.

Team one had a movie and it was about having to figure out how to stop a dog called Max from running away and annoying the neighbours, what happened was one of the teachers Ms Shirley was acting as the owner of Max who called up a company because she saw got their flier in the mail and it said they could help with her problem and all the teacher acted as the people their and then after they got the call they tried to figure out how to contain Max first they thought of making a wall like the wall of china around the house but they realised that would not work, then they thought of making a lake around the house but they realised that would not work either, finally they decided to make an enclosure with a fence around it. I found this  movie funny.


Next it was team twos turn they also had a movie which was about how boring the bay’s outside the classrooms are and how they could change them what happened was the teachers acted as school kids like us at morning tea and they were commenting on how boring the bays were then one of them said if they were superheros they could change the bays to be whatever they liked they came up with really funny ideas one of them even thought of changing it into a beach then another teacher from team two acting as another school kid came over and asked what was going on they told her and she thought they could use her magazines design process to change the bay to whatever they liked. this movie was really funny too.


After team two it was team threes turn they did a play about what it would be like in the stone age without any electricity what happened was Ms Scanlan acted as the person who woke up in the stone age and she had to put on an animal skin ( which was fake and she already had under her robe in preparation) and had to wear shoes made of (fake) animal skin and hay. and when she was having breakfast she had to start a fire  (which was not real of course) and when she was eating she had to eat with a spoon made of a seashell and a stick when she finished she had to go hunting (she did’t really) with a (imangary) net. I also yet again found this play funny.


The next team was team four they had a movie explaining the design processes what happened was. first Mr Hughes was doing a voice over saying why team four needs something new because we have nowhere to put our bags in the morning nowhere to sit in the morning at morning tea and at lunch also after lunch we have nowhere to put our sports stuff then he explained the different steps in the design process first we have to empathies then we have to define after that we have to Ideate and then make a prototype and finally test it. I think I liked this one the best out of the performances from the teams because it taught us something new.

Finally it was team fives turn, they made a small play and what they did in this play is well sing a remake of bob the builder and it was basically saying the problems about the team five teachers and saying that they can fix those problems I forgot the words and all of that stuff but this item was the shortest but luckily it was still a little funny.


Then at the end of the immersion assembly there was a surprise act from Mr Jay and what happened was, first he told us about why people used conch shells in some islands it because they use them to talk to each other then he told us how it started first someone found a conch shell and saw it had hole inside it and thought “what if I blow into this hole” what happened was nothing really but somewhere down the line someone thought “What if I made a fart noise with my mouth into the conch shell” and thats how that started after that he explained that using things like goat horns to blow into after that came along things like trumpets and he explained that the army used them to do calls like the enemy is approaching or its time for a lunch break but having a long thing in a bag like a trumpet would be hard to do because of the other things they would take in there bags so someone thought “What if we rap the long part round and round to make it shorter” so they did and that made it a lot easier to take it to war.  I think this was my favourite act overall because it was funny but also taught us something.

That was the end of the immersion assembly.

Writing Task: 200 Word Challenge: Best Tasting Food I Have Ever Tasted.

The best food I have ever tasted is this one pizza I made once. What happened was, I was having a sleepover at my cousin Ella’s house and we were making homemade pizzas. First we got the bases from the packet.

Secondly we spread the pizza sauce on the pizza. Third we put the cheese on and let’s say it was not a small amount cheese, we had a mountain of cheese each on our pizzas (Me and Ella both love cheese) but the mountain of cheese was not enough so we put more on. Did I mention we love cheese? After that I put pineapple on my pizza, Ella didn’t because she didn’t think pineapple should go on pizza. Unlike the pineapple I normally have on my pizza this pineapple was crushed which may be the reason it was better than normal. I put the pineapple in a circle in the middle of my pizza so it would be on every piece. Next I put some garlic herbs, salt, and pepper on my pizza. Finally it was done and ready to cook in the oven, when it came out it was definitely the best food I can remember tasting.

Climate Change Explanatory Writing

This week we have been challenged to write a piece of explanatory writing about Climate change and this is what I came up with hope you like it!

Climate Change

Climate change is an increasing problem for our world. It has been the cause of bad weather events all around the world. Climate change is caused by greenhouse gases. Greenhouse gases are gases like carbon dioxide and their job is to keep the earth warm by trapping heat from the sun and keeping the heat in our atmosphere but if there is too much in our atmosphere it makes the world too hot and that leads to climate change. Now that you know what climate change is, let’s get into this properly.  


First let me explain why Climate change is a problem. Climate change is really just the impact of the rising temperature. It has been the cause of wildfires causing destruction of land and has caused people to lose their homes to the fires. Also climate change has impacted not only the land but also the sea. Climate Change has melted glaciers that are in the sea and made the melted glacier water join with the sea making the sea level rise which can lead to an increase of floods and yet again people suffer the loss of their homes but also this impacts the marine life under the sea and also their habitats which is bad.  


Now you may be wondering how climate change is increased, well there are many ways that climate change is increased from things like burning fossil fuels to deforestation,first let me explain deforestation,deforestation means the removal of forests now you may be wondering what does that have to do with climate change well when people cut down trees and cause deforestation they also let the air contain more carbon dioxide, now again you may be thinking how does that work well don’t worry because I have the answer. Trees basically clean our air by absorbing carbon dioxide out of our air but when they are cut down not only is there nothing to absorb the carbon dioxide but also the carbon dioxide that was once absorbed gets released back into the air adding to the greenhouse effect. Earlier I also mentioned burning fossil fuels and you may be wondering what those are and how they impact climate change, let me tell you, burning fossil fuels in factories happens a lot and when they get burnt they release more carbon dioxide into the air and that means more climate change. 


After all of this you may want to know how we can help resolve the problem, well we can start by decreasing our carbon footprint. Now you may be wondering what is a carbon footprint, a carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gases. Now I know that this little text won’t create a whole world protest or a big major thing like that but let me say that I hope I can get you to do something even if its turning off the light at night or using a bike or walking more often that helps just little things like that helps a lot to slow down Climate Change.


Before we finish I want to say one last thing Climate Change can’t we completely stopped because it always naturally happens. That’s right and we just need to stop increasing it and now that I have said that I just want to say thank you for reading this text and please remember the information I have just given you. Goodbye!


Rotoroa Island Recount

Task description: This week we have been learning how to use descriptive language in our recounts to add detail. In week five we were lucky enough to go to Rotoroa Island and for our task this week we needed to write a recount. Please check out my recount below.

On Thursday week 5 it was a sunny morning and I arrived at school. It was not any normal day because the year 5 were going to Rotoroa Island. We all went to the hall and got our name tags. There were parent helpers for the trip after checking everyone was here and making sure we had everything we all hopped on the bus to get to the ferry that was taking us to Rotoroa Island.

When we got to the marina where the boat was there was a special dog that sniffed our bags in case there were any pests in our them. We got on the boat and then someone started talking to us about the rules and safety precautions on the boat. We had lots of fun on the way to Rotoroa Island the water was beautiful and clear the people on the boat were really kind and it was a nice ride with no problems and it didn’t take long to get to the island!

When we got to the island Jenine one of the people there talked to us and then we were split into groups since lanny came I was in his group since he was my parent helper we were with to other parent helpers and Jenine was our gide around the island it was lots of fun I even collected feathers from birds that I found on the ground! When we finally got to the beach we had our lunch and then it started to rain so we had to go back since it wasn’t time to go back to the boat we waited for the rain to clear then we played a game until it was time to go back to the boat!  

On the boat to back I started by bird watching but then I came up stairs and since the people on the boat were actually marine biologists they let me look at plankton that they caught well we were on the island I got to guess what was the types of plankton in jar at one point they stopped the boat because they saw smoke coming out of the boat everyone was freaking out and I just was looking at plankton still and really didn’t care but it turned out it was from the exorcist pipes and it was just normal other then that it was smooth sailing.

We got back from the ferry and went on the got to school and went home. It was so annoying when it rained so cool seeing all the birds fun seeing the plankton but my favourite part was…. It all! What was your favourite part? I hope you enjoyed this recount see you next time but for now……………………………. !!!!!!!!!!!!THE END!!!!!!!!!!!!!