Thursday, July 27, 2017

Injustice - Sweatshops

In the past term we have been learning about injustice. Injustice is an other way of saying its unfair. We got separated in 7 different groups with a topic to learn about. The topics were Aboriginals, Jews, Sweatshops, Apartheid, Parihaka,Women voting and American slaves, all these topics are injustice. I got put in the Sweatshop group. I learnt that we are very lucky to be living 
in such nice homes with heaps money and food. Most of the people that are working in the shops don't get enough money to bye food or pay bills to stay in there homes.


Here is a link to the work I did with my buddy Connor.
Sweatshops

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Opononi

Opononi was usual enough; it had a store, a beach, a wharf, some trees towering over it, and even an old wooden hall we always went to. My friends and I did what kids do - launched stones into the water, dashed across the sparkling sand, sped after the seagulls like lions hunting deer, climbed the trees, swam or raced, doing nothing important.

Nicole R Gray

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Cold Rivers

On sunny days, I like to leap into rivers. As I jump through the air, I fill my lungs with oxygen. While the water pulls me under, goosebumps appear. With my hands, red and wrinkly, I clamber on the the rocks. As soon as I can feel my hands, I swing on to my feet and run to my towel. Throwing it over my shoulders, I crouch. Very slowly I get warm.

Eventually I stand up and head back to The Rocks. When I get to the rocks I hesitate. After a long time of decided if i want to jump, my sister comes up behind me and pushes me. Falling off the rock  I think I see something move in the water. When I hit the water I feel like something is slithering around my foot So I swim as fast as I can and hop out. Once my breath has come back to me, I search the water and find something is in the water. My sister Asks me, “why did you scream?” I replied with nothing.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

SBC-week 4-Activity 1

Those living in North-East Africa are the least likely to receive a good education – or any education at all.
One recent survey found that 80% of Sokoto’s Grade 3 pupils cannot read a single word.
Somli children in a camp for displaced people
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As per the Census data, of the children not enrolled in an educational institution, more than 29 lakh had attended an educational institution but dropped out later. (Representational image)


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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Zoom Out Again

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 imagination...like 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...

The chocolate sided down the wall...   



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Monday, April 3, 2017

Zoom Out


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 imagination...like 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...

Spring had risen from her slumber, lily's and daffodils have sprouted...  



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