Goals for Semester 1

What I Want to Learn:

I know that I need to get better at my reasons in debates or other speeches this will help me in debates to have more of a chance to win. This has been on off my goals for a while and have completed it quite well but not fully. Another goal I need to meet is to do with reading, I think I need to read different books to find different genres. I could also find more challenging books.

 

List examples of things I could do that would show I am trying to meet my goal:

I could get suggestions from kids or my parents. I could also go more in depth off my reasons. I could get ant or people who have read a lot and know off a good book that I might like to suggest a book to me. I could also get my parents to suggest some good books.

 

How I learn and behave:

I think I need to stay more focused on my work and not get distracted from people. I know that sometimes if someone even isn’t talking to me ill still get distracted I need to get better at that.

 

List examples of things I could do that would show I am trying to meet my goal:

I could get a person sitting near me to tell me to do my work whenever I get distracted from people.

 

 

S.R.C Application

You should definitely vote for me I would be the best in the class for the job.

 

There are many skills required to be part of the S.R.C and I feel that I have some of those skills and wanted to share these with you.

Communication

I can speak well in front of crowds and have spoken in front of the whole school before. I also have a deep voice so that helps me when I’m speaking I love my voice for that reason and I think it’s easy to understand when I am speaking.  I also know a lot of words to express what I am talking about. Communication is one of the skills I have that would benefit the S.R.C.

 

Listening and Giving Feedback

I am good at listening to people and don’t get distracted and give them my attention.  I like to listen to my classmates share their opinions and give them feedback on their ideas. In class I know that I always give people my full attention when they are speaking

 

Leadership and Working with People

I am good at being the leader and suggesting things that we should do and why we should do them.  I enjoy organising things and people and think I do this in a fair way.  The other day is class when we were put into two groups my group decided that I should be the leader because most of the ideas that I suggested almost all were agreed by the group.

 

They are just some of the reasons why I should be the SRC representative for my class and we would be here all day if I told you all the reasons.

 

From,

Ziggy

Letter to Ant

Dear Antony,

 

Let me tell you a few things about me I like sport I play outdoor soccer, indoor soccer, tennis and I used to do swimming lessons. I think sport is a big part of my life and I have a sport related thing every day of the week except Monday and Wednesday. I also like meeting and playing with friends. I like fishing, going to the footy and soccer and I like spending time with my family. I find myself like a very active and kind person always doing thing inside or out. I’m pretty competitive and like playing with/in teams and working with other people and trying new things and are open to new or different experiences.

 

In the holidays I did a lot of things. We went to Batemans Bay there we went fishing, we went on boats, we went to really nice beaches everyday (since the weather was really good), we caught a lot of fish such as flathead, we ate oysters and fishing charters. When I was in Batemans Bay we did this long walk from Depot Beach to Pebbly Beach on that walk I got stung by a blue bottle which wasn’t the best. I had a great time there but bad part was the drive there and the drive back the drive was like 12 hours or something. On the way there we stopped in Albury and saw some friends who had come up here to see their family which was nice since we hadn’t seen them for years literally because we left a week after new years then we decided to stay the night in Albury which was cool because we had only been to Albury once before besides that time. New Year’s Eve was crazy for our family we met a lot of our cousin, aunties, uncles and grandparents at my Mum’s mum’s farm in Euroa where we stayed at on the drive to Canberra camp. We stayed up to midnight and went to bed about one (we had a great hour party). Back in Brunswick I had a lot of catch-ups with friends. We also went to the Australian Open for two days in a row all day it was really good because we got to see some really good players like Andy Murray who is number one in the world. After some matches some of the players signed some stuff like big tennis balls they sold next to the arena and luckily Andy Murray signed my tennis ball and cap.

 

What I like about school is meeting new kids and teachers and seeing all these different personalities and if there a teacher the different ways different teachers teach. When I’m learning I like writing stuff in the books but I rather using the netbooks to do work. When working in class I love to help people if there stuck. I like to share my opinions and ideas to make something better I know I am good at this.

 

I’m looking forward to the year but I already know it’s going to be a good one. I know you will teach a lot of knew things and possibly I might teach you something.

 

From,

Ziggy

The Young Boy

Ahh, the blood why is it so blue? I yelled, he was screaming like a dying goat. I thought he was going to die it looked like he was in so much pain and there was nothing I could do apart from watching him die very slowly and think about why his blood was blue. I heard this piercing sound from the young boy and there was a flash of a white light. The young boy was no longer a young boy he was now a fierce gorilla.

Jumping up and banging his chest. He stared at me for a minute. Then whatran onto the freeway. Dodging and jumping all the cars that got in its way. There was one semi-auto truck coming in the gorilla’s direction it hit the gorilla! I raced over to the injured animal to check if he was ok and not terribly injured or even dying. I dragged him of the freeway, there was blood covering all of his body. I took of my top to use it as a rag to wipe up all the blood and stop the bleeding. There were pieces of rubber inside the wounds which made the injury worse. I ran to the closest payphone to call the ambulance. I told the person where I was and the man said he will get someone to come and help. I asked myself ‘would the doctors help a gorilla?’

The sirens were loud when the ambulance arrived. The doctors and paramedics helped the gorilla into the car. The driver raced to the emergency part of the hospital. We arrived at the hospital and the doctors checked his heart rate. He was losing blood really fast from all the cuts and scrapes. He was going to die the doctors told me. 15 minutes passed and the gorilla passed away from blood loss. The doctors stayed strong but I could not hold the sobbing.

Reflection on Coding

Reflection on Coding

This lesson was about explaining coding. We played two games which taught us to direct the robot. The computer only does what we tell it to do. Coding is running something like a game. When we were playing the game you had to tell the game the specific direction to do something. In the future coding will help the future by doing something more efficient coding will be more involved in a lot of the future jobs.

 

Q 1: What do I want to learn?

A 1: How to program an actual computer game

 

Q 2: What excites or confuses you?

A 2: In the future there will be a lot of jobs that will involve more coding to make the work more efficient.

 

Q 3: How could we improve learning coding at MPPS?

A 3: This could be done by running an I.C.T club and have a big unit on coding. This club could be used for different things about I.C.T. This club could be ran by kids that understood I.C.T and knew how to explain Coding and other things in I.C.T another is where Ant or another teacher that knew a lot about I.C.T could run the club.

Reflection for Goals in Semester One

In the past two semesters I think that I have achieved all my goals. I have been reading harder texts, a range of different authors, different genres and have expressed my ideas and opinions to different people at different ages. All these goals that I have achieved has gained more knowledge for me to use and as a person I feel that I’m growing in these subjects.