Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Reading Eggs

“Ok class today we are going to be exploring a new reading program, called reading eggs”. Last week Room 18 started using a new reading program to improve there reading. So far I am enjoying it.

When we go on to reading eggs we are only allowed to do activities that will make us improve. This is because there is are place on the program that you can buy stuff to dress your avatar. For example if you are caught dressing your avatar during school time, you will immediately be on detention no questions asked. Note to myself: YIKES DO NOT GO TO THE MALL!

I reckon that I’m at an average level for my reading. Now that I have been introduced to this site it is definitely going to help me improve. I am not that good at reading but I am going to learn heaps of new things that I have never known about.

So far I think this program is interesting and it is also a fun way to get better at reading. The only negative thing about this program is that it can be very tempting to go to the mall and purchase stuff. I could not wait to see want things there were inside the shopping mall, so as soon as I got home  I went straight to the mall and dressed up my avatar.

Overall I think this program is going to help burst my reading up to a high level that is expected for my standards!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Hoyts Cinemas Here We Come!

“Are you guys ready?” I asked Ahsin and James. Last week on Friday Ahsin, James and myself went to the movies to watch the new Spider Man ( Spider Man 4 ). We were all filled with excitement and couldn’t wait to arrive at the Hoyts Cinemas in Sylvia Park.

That Friday at school my friends and I were all planning to go to the movies. “Should we catch the train there?” James said. I thought that catching the train would be wasting money so I decided to ask my mum to drop us off.

As soon as the movie started we straight away stopped talking and focused onto the screen. While watching the movie I bought out some popcorn to share between the three of us. The movie was really about two characters, Spider man and This reptile dude ( A.K.A DR Curt Connors).  The Reptile man is a scientist that wanted to get his arm back because he only had one arm. He had been studying all his life and finally he got what he wanted.

As the movie was coming to an end, the three of us wanted to stay in the theater because it was comfortable and warm. We picked up a phrase from the movie that we like and we now say it at school. The phrase we liked was ‘ITS NOT MY POLICY’.

Even though we wanted to stay at the theater for longer we were still happy that we even made it to the cinemas. The movie That I am next planning to go to is ‘Snow White And The Huntsmen.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Archery Olympics

Do you know what archery is about? Well if you didn’t, it’s a type of sport that involves using a bow and arrow. This year the Olympics is on and it is going to be held in London. It is our topic for this term and our theme is ‘Go for Gold’.  Room 18 have been assigned a task to find an Olympic sporting event to write about. I have chosen archery because it looks cool and it is something that I have never done before. I thought it would be an interesting sport to write about.

I found out that there are hardly any rules for archery, except that you need to shoot the arrow and get it as close as you can to the bullseye. The following are safety rules that apply in archery. First you need to safely keep the bow and arrows out of reach of children. You also need to hold the arrows and bow towards the ground, and last of all do not poke anyone with any sharp parts of equipment.

Archery first appeared in the time of ancient Egypt. They adopted archery at least 5000 years ago for the purposes of hunting and warfare. The bow was actually invented thousands of years before that. The use of bows and arrows for warfare died out after the invention of guns.

These days archery is used only for sports, competition and for fun. Archery has become more popular from movies like ‘Robin Hood’, ‘Hunger Games’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings’. I have learnt heaps of interesting facts and information about archery. I found out things about archery that I never knew before.

        After seeing people on T.V shooting arrows it has made me realize that archery is a dangerous sport. Anyway researching information about archery was an interesting task. One day I hope that I could actually shoot some arrows at a shooting range!

Friday, July 20, 2012


“Olympics!” As soon as I heard that Your topic for this term was Olympics I was filled will excitement.

I have learnt some interesting facts about the Olympic rings. Did you know that the colours of the Olympic rings represent at least one colour from every country's flag in the world. I have also learnt that the design of the symbols were copied from ancient times in Greece.

The Olympic flame is a symbol of the Olympic games. The tradition of lighting an Olympic Flame comes from the ancient Greeks. I have been told, that if you get the opportunity to light the Olympic flame you are a lucky individual.

If the Olympics was in New Zealand I would try to go and watch it, even though I wouldn’t even go!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Term3 Starts!!!

Term three has started and our topic for the term is Olympics. I am not that fascinated by the London Olympics because I hardly watch sports. Even though I don’t really know much about the Olympics, I can’t wait to see what we are going to do this term.

On the first day of term 3, the whole school came to the hall for an immersion assembly. Every team from team 1 - team 5 had to do an item or make a movie, to show to the school. I reckon that the  team 3 item was cool because they had some good acting and good information to share with us.

The event that I will probably be most interested in, is going to be the sprints. I have chose the sprints as my favourite event in the Olympics, because of a movie I saw that had people dashing to the end of the race court. This might be the first year I watch the Olympics.

This term every student in the Senior block are setting goals. My goal is to get fit because I want to get better at playing Rugby. The whole school are going to start next week but I have already started training at home.  

This term I am going to try to get fit like an athlete. It is going to be a challenge for me to get fit because I am not looking forward to training, but I will have to do it if I want to get fit like an athlete!