Sunday, 3 September 2017

Splashdown...


Me and Ilsa did this work together. We made an imovie trailer about an book called Splashdown.

Monday, 3 July 2017

Bullying Poster


W.A.L.T create a anti bullying poster

I worked with Samarah on this poster go check out her blog http://hdssbasir.blogspot.co.nz/

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Why everyone should get more sleep





Are you ever tired, lethargic or have a lack of energy, unable to concentrate on what your teacher is saying and just wish to re-charge your batteries? Well in this case you definitely need more sleep.  If you get less than 7 hours of sleep and you're under 11, I am not surprised as you probably wake up tired. I bet you even pretend to be sick so you don’t have to go to school and you can continue to sleep? As a sleep expert I am here to teach you all about the importance of a good night sleep.

Did you know that kids need at least 9 to 11 hours of sleep a night? Teachers need a good night sleep too, no students want a tired and creepy zombie teacher yikes. Losing just half an hour of sleep can have a huge impact. Your body needs sleep so that it can rest and recover from the work it has done each day.  It is especially important for children as much of your growing is done at night while you sleep.  Sleep is also crucial to help you recover from any injuries or illnesses. Studies have also shown that achieving deep sleep helps us to transfer memories from short term to long term.

Are you that type of person who lies down in bed and 5 minutes later you're snoring? or does it take you a long time to fall asleep? If you’re not one of, you are the lucky ones here are some tips to get a better night's sleep.
Number 1 - Turn off those devices! Studies show using devices before bedtime stimulates your mind making it harder to fall asleep.
Number 2 - Put down that cup of coffee! Research shows that drinking caffeine and energy drinks disrupts our sleep patterns.
Number 3 - Get busy! Daily exercise has also been proven to help you sleep.  
Number 4 - RELAX! It’s important to get into a relaxing bedtime routine. Enjoy a hot chocolate, soak in a warm bath, and snuggle into your comfy pillow.


According to the quiz in the Women’s day, Did you know that the position that you sleep in can tell people what kind of person you are? For example are you a tummy sleeper or a back sleeper?
Studies have shown that sleeping in certain positions can lead to snoring, heartburn even wrinkles! Experts say that it doesn’t really matter what position you sleep in as long as you are comfortable therefore it’s more important to make sure you have a supportive mattress to get that deep sleep you are craving.

If you’re like me and loooove sleeping this will come as a shock to you... Did you know a man named Randy Gardner went 264 hours (that’s 11 days and 24mins) without sleeping? On purpose!
Research shows that a lack of sleep can cause moodiness, lack of concentration, problems with short term memory, paranoia and eventually hallucinations. All of these things would make learning very difficult not to mention living with this person would be a nightmare!


So as I have explained sleep is a crucial part of our lives. It’s important for not only our development but helps us maintain our positive attitude.. No one likes a grump or a zombie! I hope that my speech will help you to get a good night’s sleep… Night night!

Sunday, 25 June 2017

My Key Competencies

Key Competencies
(the capabilities required for living and lifelong learning)


Halsey Drive School
                    A = Almost Always
                                                               S = Sometimes
                                                          N = Not yet
1st half of the year
2nd half of the year
Student
Teacher
Student
Teacher
Managing Self

I am organised for the day
A
A


I am willing to try new things
S
S


I complete work to the best of my ability and show initiative
S
S


I begin work straight away, stay on task and work independently
S
S


I can set realistic goals and explain how to achieve them
A
A


I make sensible behaviour choices
A
A


I happily take part in all school activities
A
A


Relating to Others

I cooperate well with others when working
A
A


I treat others with respect
A
A


I am a good friend and role model - especially at break times
A
A


I show good manners and cooperate with others
A
A


Participating and Contributing

I share my ideas and opinions with others
S
A


I listen well to other people’s opinions
S
S


I take part in activities outside of the classroom
A
A


Thinking

I ask relevant questions to deepen my knowledge
S
S


I reflect on my own learning and say what I need to learn next
S
S


Language Symbols and Texts

I use a range of IT to share my learning
A
A


Sunday, 21 May 2017

Little Red Riding Hood's Bad Mistake Summary



Little Red Riding Hood’s bad mistake.
Introduction
Have you ever walked in the woods at night and stopped to talk to a wolf? We’re pretty sure you haven’t even seen a wolf and if you did you would run away because you are way to clever to fall for his charms. On the other hand, instead of doing the smart thing, Little Red Riding hood not only stops to chat but carelessly tells him where she is going. Therefore we believe that Little red riding hood was to immature and irresponsible to be out in the petrifying woods alone.


Little Red Riding hood was to immature to walk all the way to Grandma’s by herself because she ended up talking to a complete stranger even though she was strictly told not to by her intelligent mother. Statistics tell us that 9 out of 10 fairytale characters don’t go to school, so that means Little Red Riding hood probably thought that a talking wolf is totally normal. Little Red Riding hood is clearly not a very disciplined child as she ignored her mother instructions. Just like the woodcutter said “I am tired of cutting grandma out of BBW (Big Bad Wolf)’s Stomach.


Little Red Riding hood should have listened to her experienced mother as parents always know best. If she had done this. then she would have gotten to grandma’s house safely and been able to help her sick Grandma to have a speedy recovery. Instead her Grandmother was eaten alive and suffered a huge traumatic experience. We know that you would never have allowed such a thing to happen.


By Amelia,Torres & Gabrielle.




Sunday, 7 May 2017

Swimming is VERY Important

Swimming is VERY Important!

Many countries are surrounded by water so it's important to learn how to swim. Firstly learning how to swim is very important because did you know that 300-400 people drown each and every year in New Zealand? Learning how to swim can be very fun because you can play in the water while learning how to swim different techniques. Most people agree that reading and writing is more important than swimming. However we disagree because reading and writing will not save your life but swimming could. Remember learning to swim is very important as it may just save your life one day.

By Amelia and Sebastian.

Great work Amelia and Sebastian, I like the way you have included a fact and a counter argument to support your point of view. Remember to keep re-reading your work to check it makes sense.    Miss Richardson

Me (Amelia) and Sebastian got to choose either swimming is important because it will save your life or swimming is a good sport to play. Make sure to check out Sebastian's blog here http://hdssthomsen.blogspot.co.nz/