Monday, 19 March 2018

Thursday, 8 March 2018

My poem

My Opinion of littering is that?

     Not everyone litters
     One person can’t stop it.

      Leave the world how it was
      It sounds too good to be true.
      Try clean the earth
      To do it Pick up rubbish you see
      Everyone can do it if they try  

      Respect the earth

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Friday, 10 February 2017


If there is writing in red, it is instructions that tell you what to do. Before publishing your work on your blog, remove the red writing.
If the writing is in black, it is part of the activity, but something the teacher has written. Just leave it.
If you start writing, and it is blue like this, I have done that so it is easy to tell what the teacher has written (in black) and what you have written (in blue). Only write in blue if I ask you to.

Think about Hauora and the emotional well-being of the main character.
Respond to the quote with how you think she is feeling at that point in time, and why you think that. The first one is done for you as an example.

Quote from story
Your response - how does she feel? Why do you think that?
“I swallow my groan” (page 2)
She feels bored and hot. I think that because people normally groan when they don’t like what is happening, so maybe she was bored in class and didn’t want to do what the teacher asked. The drought meant that the weather would be really hot.
“I flop across my desk like a dead fish” (page 2)

“Since Mum died, I’ve been staying over at Pete’s house until Dad gets home from work” (page 3)

“We roar and scream like a crowd at a rugby match when someone scores a try” (page 4)

“I wait for him to tell me to dig deep. I wait for him to tell me to use my imagination - but I guess it was Mum who said things like that.” (page 5)

“Dad still hasn’t eaten anything, and there are big black bags under his eyes” (page 5)

“I pick up my pen and, trying not to think of Dad asleep at the table, or Mum dying, or the skinny sheep, I close my eyes” (page 6)

Reread this quote from page 6. Reflect on what hidden meaning is there.

“This time the story comes, but the drought in the story is dad’s. Like the ever-blue sky, he’s holding back tears. From time to time, a small cloud drifts by, but he blinks it away. Each time he does this, his sadness grows deeper. All he does is get up and go to work and come home and go to bed. Then one night, he falls into such a deep sleep, a cloud creeps by without him noticing. Then another comes, and another, and another. Fat white clouds at first, then grey ones, then black - and the blackest clouds are bursting with rain. The moment they burst, Dad cries.” (page 6)

Think about the questions below and write a paragraph (at least 100 words) to answer these questions. You can talk to a buddy about it, but use your own words.
  • Why is dad holding back tears?
  • Why does he blink away the clouds?
  • Why is his sadness growing deeper?
  • What metaphor is the girl trying to explain by talking about the clouds?
  • Why might the clouds start off white, then next go grey, then next go black? What metaphor is the girl trying to explain?

(If you want to write your thoughts down here, then video yourself talking and reading it, that is fine! Just make sure you put the video into your blog post as well as this)
Start writing here:

Read this article.
Answer the questions below.

What part of Rosalie’s Hauora was affected by the bullying? Explain what you mean by that.

When did the bullying start, and what happened?

What does this mean?
I only got bullied verbally but it was still very hurtful.”

Why do you think Rosalie didn’t tell anyone she was being bullied?

Find 3 pieces of advice Rosalie gives to everyone reading that they can do to get help if they are getting bullied