Thursday, July 27, 2017

Inquiry - American Slavery!

Late in term 2 and in the first week of term 3 we (Kotoku & Kotare) learn about Injustice. We each had a topic to learn about and mine was American Slavery. I learnt about the stuff that the slaves had to do, how they were treated,  how they got to America from Africa. how long the American Slavery lasted and others. 

AS (American Slavery) has hugely affected racism due to the cruelty towards the dark skinned.

I put some of the information into a small informational video. I'm very proud of my video, but I was I little low on time. I was supposed to add a little bit on the end saying about how civil war caused AS (American Slavery) to end. And aslo how Racism is affected by AS.

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A Place To Call Home

The deep monotone rumble of two jet engines roars into my ears. Thin white clouds hurtle past the skinny oval windows. Rugged mountains, coated in milk coloured snow rests shivering beneath me. Rows and rows of blue leathered seats lay in agony as people carelessly rest on them. Long heavy wings cling bolted on each side of the cabin. People, loud and tired intensely fill the cabin with chatter.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

The Freezing Hydro Slide!

It was day two at the Bridge Valley Adventure Centre when we were lining up by the blue hydro slide. We all (my class) had to wait for the hydro slide to get started and for there to be enough water to slide down smoothly... It’s all ready to go! The first person puts her black shiny mat down. 3... 2... 1... GO! Jolting forward, she’s racing down the slide swiftly! Almost everyone hears her screaming of excitement. In next to no time it's my turn! I’m nervous because everyone comes up from their turn saying it’s freezing! As I position my mat onto the starting slope, Second thoughts come to my mind. Both of my feet are on each side of my mat, then Claire says “Go! Go! Go!”

Forcing myself down, the icy rushing lake water grabs me and pulls me down the slide. WAHOOO! My energy spikes up and I begin to pick up speed. My body drifts up the side as I race around a sharp corner. Suddenly there's a turn going the completely opposite way! SMACKING into it, I near the end, then all of a sudden, I spot the murky chilly lake water right in front of me!

SPLASH! I slam right into the freezing water. I’m under the surface.
Can’t breathe.
No breath.
My legs, weak and cold, push me up to the surface of the water. GULP! Air fills up in my lungs! Looking around me I see the pathway. My arms, shivering and powerless, pull me along the face of the water towards the exit. Gripping each foot on the bank, my stubby legs drive me out of the water. More and more children slide down screaming and laughing their heads off! I rush up the path for another turn!

By Cody,
Mahana School

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Hunger Around The World!

Hunger is a huge problem all around the world.
Currently around 12% of the world Is hungry at this moment.
Also 1 in 6 people in America face hunger, and 1 in 5 children are at risk of hunger.
Roughly 50% of America's food is wasted every year.

LEFT: This photo shows a hungry child holding a sign saying "Hungry, Please Help"

BOTTOM: Shows the percentage of Hungry people in certain countries.

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Websites I Used For Information: https://www.dosomething.orghttps://thinkprogress.org

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Zoom Out

Photo Credit: DeeKnow Flickr via Compfight cc

This activity needs your help. 

You are invited to build on to the story by adding a comment. This means you need to zoom out of the image below with your who is holding the ice cream? What else might be in the picture if you zoomed out a bit? What might happen next?

Be sure to read others' comments first, and continue the story, by zooming out even further. We could build an amazing story. Give it a go!

So, here is the start of the story...

I sit in the terminal and watch my plane park up...
Carry on the story.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

My Poem: Lift Off

Photo Credit: MG AvationNZ

The engines roar up.
The plane rolls down the runway.
It lifts off the ground.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

My Iain Sharp Poem

Cody is a blue and white Cessna 172, soaring through the smooth air.

Cody is a very small black and white modern house, chilling on the side of the street.

Cody is an energetic chocolate labrador, bouncing and jumping around all day.

Cody is a bubbling bowl of rice bubbles, soaring into mouths waiting for breakfast.

Cody is a pair of silky yellow and black Wellington Phoenix shorts, dashing around the soft green pitch.