"Do what you like and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind."
~ Dr. Suess

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Term 3 Highlights

Term 3 Highlights


Speeches
This term, I created a speech about why it sucks to have parents as teachers. It is very relevant to me because I do have a mother and father who are teachers, and sometimes I don’t like them being teachers. It took me ages to write it and edit it until I thought it was perfect, and hadn’t missed anything out. I then put it on cue-cards then practised, practised, practised! I presented it to the class, and got voted along with Declan, Maddy and Lucy from my class to get into the next round. Once I presented it again, Mrs Hull choose 2 people from the whole syndicate to go into the Hauraki Plains speech finals. Mitchell Harris and I got into it! On the night, I was very nervous, and when I started speaking, it was like I could only hear myself speaking, and no-one else could. So I spoke louder. I think I did a good job, and people laughed in the funny parts. And guess what? I ended up winning out of the year 7&8 category! I won a $25 gift voucher for Carson’s bookshop. I am so proud of myself!


 

Winter Sports
This season, I played Netball as a winter sport. I got into Ngatea 2, and throughout the season, our team got to know each other well. The positions I played were goal shoot and wing attack. I enjoyed WA more but I think I was better at GS. I practised and trained really hard to get better at it. Our team ended up winning EVERY game except 3- two against Ngatea 1, and one against Turua 1- the two top teams. So I am very proud of my team’s effort. At prize-giving, I got the most improved award, which I am proud of because it means I really did train hard, and I have got better! Our team got 3rd place in the whole season of Hauraki Plains netball.

TV Central
Sophie and I carried on with TV central this term, as well as the two new journalists, Samantha and Carla. There were many stories to cover, such as badminton, room 12 inquiry, gymsport and room 5 documentary. As we did more, we got much better at writing scripts and filming. At some points it was tough because we had to fit in TV central with all our other school work, and sometimes we left the scripts to the last minute, so we were pushing our schedules! If I didn’t finish work in school, I usually finished it at home. Sophie and I are retiring from TV Central, which is sad because I have really enjoyed it and definitely got much better at it. TV Central has made me want to become a proper journalist when I’m older, so hopefully I will be doing more of journalism. 

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Lyrics/figurative Language task
During term 3, we learnt about figurative language, and recognised it in songs. So we had to get into partners, or by ourselves, and find songs with the different figurative language in it. This included Metaphors, similes, imagery, onomatopoeia, personification, alliteration, idioms and hyperboles. Once we had found all our songs, we made a presentation on Windows movie maker with our songs and what figurative language they had in them. Mrs Hull marked our presentation out of 5. Kennidy and I were the only ones who scored a 5/5! I am very proud of it, and I think we did a great job!

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Monday, September 24, 2012

My song Lyrics

These are my own original lyrics to the tune of "We are never ever getting back together" By Taylor Swift.


I remember when we were 5, we were like 
two grains of sand on a beach, the same
playing little fairy princess games
and believing we could fly

Now we gossip, talk, joke and laugh
But, we have so much fun all the same, don’t we?
understanding each other every way
I’d say one word, and you get everything that I think.
oohhh, you’ve been my friend forever, yeah
oohhh, and we’ll always, always, always,
be friends forever and ever, until we die
be friends forever and ever, until we die

You’re the sun and I’m the moon, I don’t  wanna ever lose you
be friends forever and ever and ever, until we die.
like always
A friend is your secret second soul
they are, basically living in control
of you  
  friends are diamonds precious and rare,
false friends are leaves scattered everywhere.

oohhh, you’ve been my friend forever, yeah
oohhh, and we’ll always, always, always
be friends forever and ever, until we die
be friends forever and ever, until we die


You’re the sun and I’m the moon, I don’t  wanna ever lose you
be friends forever and ever and ever, until we die.
Think of all, the fun times we’ve had together
Imagine life, without each other.
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be friends forever and ever, until we die
be friends forever and ever, and ever, until we die

You’re the sun and I’m the moon, I don’t  ever wanna lose you
be friends forever and ever, , and ever until we die
Be ooh, oooh, friends forever, be, oh, friends forever
You’re the sun and I’m the moon, I don’t  ever wanna lose you
be friends forever and ever, and ever until we die





Thursday, September 20, 2012

Interview of Kennidy

This is an interview with Kennidy Jenkins!

Favorite colour?  Blue, Pink
Food? Sushi
Drink? Tropical smoothies
Movie? Hunger Games
Book? Elephant in the Garden
Shop? Surf shop, Smiggle
Fast food place? Wendy's, Subway

If you had 3 wishes, what would they be?: To have BFF's forever, Poverty to stop, Have super powers.
What do you want to be when your older? Interior designer
Got any Pets?  A bird, fish
Best thing about you? ME!
Least favourite thing about yourself?: Having glasses
DOB: 4th september 2000
Hair colour: Mousy 
Eye colour: Blue
Do you play a sport? Yes, Netball
Sibling?: 1, a sister, Macy
Fave Sports player: Maria Tutia
Fave Band/singer: Carly Rae Jepson
Fave Song: We are never ever getting back together, Taylor swift



Week 10 reflection

This week I enjoyed
Volley ball at the college! We got into groups, mine was me, Alyssa, Karl, Pania and Jacob. Our college leader's were Kelsey and Brian. We played warm-up games, then practiced the "dig" skills then played a game against another group!! It was so fun!

This week I learnt
How to do the "dig" in volleyball. I also learnt how to measure the radius of a cylinder.

Next week I am looking forward to...
The last week of school! And pet day on Friday

Also...
Sophie and I are retiring from NPS news! It is sad because we have done 3 whole terms of it! We have two more episodes until we retire. 2 new journalists will be taking our place.


:)

My new Mileage book

I have just started a new mileage book- The Tales of Beedle the Bard by JK Rowling




Thursday, September 13, 2012

Week 9 reflection

This week I enjoyed Thursday- because it was the Te Puru 7's! I played netball with my Ngatea 2 team and Lucy and Aldene were added too. In our first game, I played GA and GS. I fell over and now I have a graze and bruise on my knee- it's sore! We won the game 13-5. In our second game I played GS, and we won 11-2! In our last game I played GS and GA again, and we won 20-1! So we got into the finals, we played a higher team than us. I played WA, but we lost 9-5. Oh well, Ngatea 1 got into the finals, and it was a draw at the end (9 all) So they went into extra time and the other team won 11-9. It was a really fun day!

Netball Prizegiving

Last night we had Ngatea netball prize giving. As a team, our team won most improved! Individuality I won the most improved award! I have a trophy that sits on my dresser and a medal that hangs on my mirror. I am so proud!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Week 8 Reflection

This week I finished my Pencil Case in tech! It is yellow on the front with a red heart and blue on the back and it says "Lofie" (My nickname) I am proud of my efforts and I learnt heaps about sewing while making it!!

Next week I am looking forward to planning for N-Rock with my class and saying my speech to the Marama Syndicate!

:)Sophie.