Friday, 2 December 2011

Rocket Spelling

In class we have a thing called rocket spelling. There's 50 levels in rocket spelling. Each level has a list of words. You start at a random level depending on how good you are already and try to level up by getting 25 words in your list right, but before you can have a test you have to do two activities that have to do with your spelling words. So one of them might be,
make a word search using your spelling words, or match up some synonyms. The words get harder as you level up. The purpose of it is so you learn some new words and get better at spelling. I started at level 11 and now I'm on level 22 and I want to try to get up to level 25 before the end of the year.


On the 21st to the 24th of November 2011 all of the year 6's went on camp to Borland Lodge.  It was called the adventure camp.  It was called the adventure camp because we were on an adventure doing lots of different things.  On camp we did a hike, a tyrolean traverse thing, outdoor cooking, horizontal bungee, archery, rafting, rock climbing, low ropes course, air rifle shooting, bivvy building, abseiling river swimming, a night walk and the Shrek games which we had to eat disgusting food and get 1st and 2nd out of 8 people to earn points for your group so your group can win a prize.  My favourite things on camp were the abseiling, the rafting, the bivvy building and the camp fire.  I liked the abseiling because it was really fun being at a high height and walking backwards on a wall.  I liked the rafting because we could push people of the raft, get pushed of the raft, go through the rapids and get wet.  I liked the bivvy building because we got to find big logs, sticks and dead plant pieces lying on the ground and got to make a hut in the bush in groups.  Some of us were going to sleep in them but it was a bit too wet.  And I liked the camp fire because we got to stay up late, make smores and talk around the fire.  They were all really fun.  What I didn't like so much on camp was the Shrek games.  It made me feel a bit queasy and sick.  Luckily I didn't spew.  If I had any advice to the year 6's next year it would be to not freak out about anything, don't be afraid to get dirty, put lots of insect repellent on and have fun.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Word Wizz

In class we have a thing to do called word wizz.  Our teacher writes a couple of sentences with lots of mistakes in it and we have to copy it down in our book but fix up all the mistakes aswell.  The point of it is so we can get better at writing and using punctuation correctly in our writing.  Next time i do a word wizz practice thing i'm going to try get 100%.

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Learning plans

In class there is a new thing called a learning plan.   It has all these things that you have to get done by a time of a day.  The purpose of it is so you get everything done before the deadline.  If you don't complete it in time you have to finish it in your own time so it's really good to keep people on task.  If you finish it early you get to do some other fun stuff.  Next time I have a learning plan to complete I want to  finish it early so i get lots of time to do some fun stuff.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

(Persuasive writing) Why dogs are better than cats.

I strongly believe that dogs are better than cats because dogs are way more fun, energetic and useful to have than cats are.

Firstly, what's so fun about a cat.  They do hardly anything all day but eat, sleep and go to random places, but dogs are way fun, energetic and they love to play.

Secondly, Imagine hunting with a cat.  They would be hopeless at it, but dogs are great at hunting and they are really useful at other stuff too.

Thirdly, you can teach really awesome tricks to dogs like catching a frisbee, fetching a ball and bringing it back to you and even getting the newspaper for you, but a cat couldn't even fit the newspaper in it's mouth.

Fourthly, I went around class to see what people would prefer out of a cat and a dog.  14 people voted for dogs, 3 people voted for cats and 1 person voted for imbetween.  That means that most people prefer dogs more than cats.

Finally, I asked my friend Robbie his opinion about what's better out of cats and dogs and he said "I think dogs are far better than cats because dogs are more playful, energetic, Friendly and they are not scared of people like some cats are".

So there you go.  Dogs are way better than cats because they are more fun, energetic, playful  and useful than cats and I am 100% sure that I have persuaded you that dogs are far better than cats.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

My Showme Movie

There's an app on the ipad called show me.  Some people in my class made a showme movie on speech marks.This is my movie I made.