Thursday, August 30, 2012

Making Good Choices

Early on this term room 21 have took classes in the life carvan. The topic this time is to make good choices, but to also learn about the systems in our body. We all have five systems in our body can you name them?

Why should you make good choices? Well if you don’t you would have to pay the consequence.The consequences for smoking are lung disease, heart attacks and sometimes if it gets out of hand death. In my opinion smoking is a bad habit and a waste of money. Also when you are a kid like me and you do something wrong, at home or at school you either became on detention or get in trouble.

Your body is unique but you can just destroy it just like that with alcohol, instead of taking drugs and smoking think of the positive ways to keep yourself healthy. If you're on medication and you need to take all these drugs then do but, if you don’t and you don’t have a prescription then stop it!



All these things that I have written in my post is all the things that you should not get in the habit off or try and give up on. Because if you don't then you would get some serious consequences.

Making Good Choices

Early on this term room 21 have took classes in the life carvan. The topic this time is to make good choices, but to also learn about the systems in our body. We all have five systems in our body can you name them?

Why should you make good choices? Well if you don’t you would have to pay the consequence.The consequences for smoking are lung disease, heart attacks and sometimes if it gets out of hand death. In my opinion smoking is a bad habit and a waste of money. Also when you are a kid like me and you do something wrong, at home or at school you either became on detention or get in trouble.

Your body is unique but you can just destroy it just like that with alcohol, instead of taking drugs and smoking think of the positive ways to keep yourself healthy. If you're on medication and you need to take all these drugs then do but, if you don’t and you don’t have a prescription then stop it!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Animators Apprentice


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Last week Friday the extension group were introduced to Ali, Maka and Nils. They are the animators for Bro Town, a comedy cartoon film. They came to our school to teach us about animating in the 1900 and so on. One of the activities that we learnt about was a Zoetrobe.  

But before we even got our hands on anything we had to practise how to tween ( draw in the middle of two lines). At first it was easy but as we went the lines seemed to be getting more out control. It took me a while to get used to it.

After a couple more exercises we all got handed two strips of paper and a template of a moving  jellyfish. On the template of the moving jellyfish there were two lines a red and blue we had to find the middle and draw a line in between.


At the end of the lesson we had been given a Zoetrobe for ourselves and had to to draw our own animation like the jelly fish.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

The Annual School Cross Country



“NOOOO!!!!!” The day had come to go to the annual school Cross Country. First off we started on the Senior courts waiting for the Juniors to run their run. One by one they went off and then it was the year 7’s turn. I was trying to find my way out of this but as soon as Mr Burt slammed his two blocks of wood together we were off.

We went around half of the field and out the gate. As soon as we ran out all I could hear was sloshing mud soaking my shoes. I just couldn't wait to get out of the grassy mud puddle, but all I could see was a never ending mud snake ending at the shell-covered path.

Later on in the 3km run I started to think it is Friday so why not enjoy the mud puddles. So then I made a mud slide but it failed. I just fell to the ground hurting my bottom. The race was getting harder and I started to feel exhausted. I finally came to the the bush walk. It was really cool, weather wise.

As I became to the end of the race I could hear Mr Burts voice commenting on the kids coming through the finish line. I was at the stage of running around the field ready to cross the finish line. It was really muddy, so I jump in the puddles enjoying myself.

“Yes”, I am finally at the finish line. I was so muddy that I gave Mrs Tele’a a big hug hoping I would get some mud on her Takitimu clothes (I'm in team Matatua). I crossed the finishing line running to the tap where there was a long line of people waiting for the water to soak their clothes. Even if I didn’t come any place I feel like I could do this all over again.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Usain Bolt

 


In many people's eyes, Usain Bolt is an icon or a legend. Usain Bolt has recently won the 100m and 200m race in the London Olympics. I think after his victory he is one of the greatests legends but I know that someone out there don't think so like Jacques Rogge the IOC president.

In my opinion I think Usain Bolt should be crowned legend because he is already an icon with a trademark pose so why can't he have the title. I disagree with what Rogge said and I think he should just mind his own business.  

Usain Bolt was born in Jamaica on August the 21st. He was a standout student for playing cricket and a sprinter earlier on in his life. Bolts natural speed was noticed by his teachers and coaches at school. One of Usain Bolt's all time heros was Jamaican track Herb Mckenley.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Baron Pierre de Coubertin's Olympic Message

Baron Pierre de Coubertin the founder of the Olympics said that  “The most important thing about the Olympic Games is not to win, but to take part...just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph, but the struggle”.

To me the Olympic message means that it's not about winning but about taking part. It’s about being given the chance to represent your country but also enjoying it while it lasts.

To me the second part of the Olympic message means if you want to be successful you have to struggle to get there. Like if you want to get a medal from the London Olympics you have to sacrifice your time and your family. To be a successful athlete you have to eat the right foods and practice, practice, practice! They have to be determined to stick to their goal.

To me winning isn’t everything it's taking part and having fun, but also representing your country and making them proud. Determination, Dedication and Desire are three very strong and meaningful words. To win something you have to be determined to win, you have to dedicate something to someone and you to have desire to win a gold medal.

I hope that the athletes representing New Zealand will be happy with themselves even if they don’t reach their goal.  

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Go for Gold

The proud athlete stood victoriously on the  podium, thrilled with her amazing win.
As she holds her great gold medal in one hand and a bouquet in the other, she smiles gleefully into the camera.
Looking very pleased with herself, she smiles gleefully into the camera.
The audience applauded the asian athlete as she stood on the podium with a gold medal around her neck.
Feeling like a champion she looks at the crowd with her victory in mind.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Ecstatic Football Players

Proud football players are overjoyed with excitement because they won their match.
The crowd goes wild when the winning shot goes through the goal.
Screaming and shouting the girls are ecstatic with their winning.
Running and screaming across the field they are relieved that they can go home and celebrate.
The tense crowd were on the edge of their seats when one of the girls kicked the goal into the goal.