Sunday, 17 September 2017

Mr Tomokino home sick(description)

By Nihar, Haoran, and Aryan

Today Mr Tomokino is sick so he is at his home. So we are going to describe how he looks. So we think he looks like tired, nauseous and distorted. Another thing he might be feeling is brackish, ill and repugnant.
Mr Tomokino lying on the bed feeling ill. We think he is looking at his phone right now.   He is very heartbroken and woebegone.  He must be feeling very miserable and unhappy.   He maybe has a really red face.  He also might have a blocked nose so he might not be able to smell anything.        

Mr Tomokino might stay in his bed for a long time.  He might even have some food if he is hungry.  Maybe he might have ear infection, a sore throat and maybe a chest cough.  Mr Tomokino might drink or swallow some medicine, like some tablets, panadol and demazin to get better.  The sick Mr Tomokino lying on the couch, watching tv having food like sushi and some kind of soup.

He might even judge our work right now our maybe later. Mr Tomokino might have used his phone too much and had to get more gigabytes and  needs better connections. The poor inconveniente Mr Tomokino had to stay home while his students were having a blast and doing there 1 minute movies. Poor Mr Tomokino an incapacitated human being with a cold.

He might be feeling very sleepy or tired, and maybe wanting to sleep in his bed forever like a sloth. Mr Tomokino might be feeling drowsy and tired.

Next time I should try adding more detail and try not to repeat a lot.


Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Describe a Setting or a place

Describing Rotorua

This week in Room 2 we are learning to describe a setting with sight, smell feel, sound, observation and more and also use different starters to make our writing interesting.

Rotorua is the most beautiful place to go snorkeling, the water is crystal clear like a piece of shiny glass.

The sight of Rotorua is beautiful because it has a glorious view of the blue water and boats sailing across the water.

The smell of the disgusting mud pools reaches my nose as go to look at it, it smells like an expired egg.

The sand and the water feels like glorious heaven, clear blue water and soft golden sand reaches my feet as I sink in.

The sound reminds me of the beautiful chirping birds flying across the glorious blue sky.

In Rotorua I saw people snorkeling in the water, relaxing on the beach and having fun in the water.

In all Rotorua is a glorious place, the water is clear blue, the sand is soft and it is a beautiful place.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Descriptive Writing

WALT: Describe a setting and a person without using key words

The place where is stinky and smelly and smells like car fumes. You pay for your money inside a little shop. When people's cars gas go to empty they come there to re-do the gas for their car back up. People come every 2 - 3 weeks. It is not a garbage bin. Where am I ?

He is a very kind and funny person.  He is a person who enjoys everything that he does.  Sometimes he can get annoyed but not very often.  Whenever I see him it makes me happy.  I think he enjoys school and likes making friends.  There is one specific thing that he is good at, gutter board.  He is also respectful to people.  He always comes to school happy and jolly, no matter what.  Whenever he laughs he reminds me of one of my old friend in Year 2. Who is he ?

Sunday, 23 July 2017

My Speech Judging Sheet 2017

Speech Judging Sheet

Name:     Nihar                      Topic:  What Will The Future Be Like
in Transportation ?            
Main Points

Self Assessment
Low                                         High
1           2           3           4           5

My speech was organised logically into paragraphs, with an effective introduction and a conclusion.

I used some gestures, stood still and made eye contact with my audience.

My voice was clear and loud.  I didn’t speak too quickly or too slowly.

My speech had a message and was original, interesting and relevant to the audience.


I used ‘powerful’ words in my speech.  I also included some language features (eg repetition, alliteration, similes etc)


My speech was between 2 ½ and 3 ½ minutes long.


Next time I need to …

Stay still more because I was moving a lot in my speech video

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Speech 2017 Video

Next time I should not move too much while im speaking and to try adding my opinion in my speech.

Speech 2017

Intro :  Hello Boys and Girls and Mr Tomokino.
Let me take you into the world of future transportation.
Vehicles will be very different and so will the driving experience,
The technologies will allow vehicles to be safer, greener and very efficient.  Don’t you think this is magnificent !

Body :  Has anybody heard of the hyperloop train. ( wait for second ).  Imagine you are sitting in it travelling on nearly airless tubes
at 800 miles per hour which is 1287 km per hour.  Which means the train can transport you from Los Angeles to San Francisco in just 30 minutes !!!!.  This is not a pipe dream, a company called hyperloop transportation technologies is starting to make this a reality.

Now, you all have heard about the driverless cars where you take your hands off the steering wheels and let the car do the driving for you.
The technologies in these cars can change speed as needed and stop suddenly for other cars.  Companies like ford and google are starting to make this a reality.

What if you could jump into a moving pod and speeeeed away to another part of the city ?
The pods seat one person moves on their own over a pre - described route.  The idea is that you interact with the pod using a touchscreen in the windshield.  You swipe to select a destination, and you can read the news, check your emails or even play a videogame during the trip. There will be build - in wireless hotspots to connect your gadgets.
You may think that this is a pipe dream but in reality it is already being used in Masdar city in Abu Dhabi and at the London’s Heathrow Airport.

You all have heard and seen a Segway.  Does anyone own it ( wait a second ) it has 2 wheels, electric powered and you stand on it and move yourself around using the handle bars, well that could be the thing of the past because something called pint sized people movers have already been introduced into the world.
Honda has already introduced a product called Uni-Cub, a compact electronic device with self - balancing technology and is being tested in airports, shopping malls and other indoor venues in Japan.
It is designed so that the riders could maintain eye level interactions with other people, unlike a bike or scooter.  These movers leave a rider’s hands free to move so they can do something else why they travel.

Conclusion :  These are just a few things I have touched on.  From driverless cars to very high speed trains to mini moving pods to self balancing movers, the way we get from A to B could be very different in the coming decades all because of the new technologies that will be used.  In the next three decades we are likely to see more transportation technologies then we have seen in the last century.  So watch out for flying cars and hypersonic jets which are justttt around the corner.  

Thank You



Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Semester One Key Competencies

Key Competencies
(the capabilities required for living and lifelong learning)

Halsey Drive School
                    A = Almost Always
                                                               S = Sometimes
                                                          N = Not yet
1st half of the year
2nd half of the year
Managing Self

I am organised for the day

I am willing to try new things

I complete work to the best of my ability and show initiative

I begin work straight away, stay on task and work independently

I can set realistic goals and explain how to achieve them

I make sensible behaviour choices

I happily take part in all school activities

Relating to Others

I cooperate well with others when working

I treat others with respect

I am a good friend and role model - especially at break times

I show good manners and cooperate with others

Participating and Contributing

I share my ideas and opinions with others

I listen well to other people’s opinions

I take part in activities outside of the classroom


I ask relevant questions to deepen my knowledge

I reflect on my own learning and say what I need to learn next

Language Symbols and Texts

I use a range of IT to share my learning