Thursday, August 17, 2017

Gymnastics

Last Monday I went on a class trip to Gymnastics. We walked to get there I didn’t care though Gymnastics wasn’t far from school. When we got there we had to take our shoes, socks and jerseys off.

Our instructor told us to sit on the air mat. I stood up quietly and walked quickly to the air mat. Most people ran or bounced but I just kept walking the same way I started. Soon after I sat down the instructor told us what we were going to do.

She told us she was going to teach us some positions.Then told us to spread out. First she taught us how to do a tuck position which was like hugging your legs but your legs were tucked up close to you and your hands only went up to your knees and no further. Then she showed us the  pike position which is like sitting with your legs straight. The last one was the straddle position which is like your about to do a cartwheel.

The favorite thing that I learnt was a handstand. To help learn it the first thing we did was a donkey kick which is on your hands then very quickly tucking your legs in and then shooting them out straight. If you get really good you do that again but this time  bring your legs up so your toes point to the ceiling.

When we left it was raining so the teacher put up some umbrellas and gave them to us. There were three children under each umbrella.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

                                  

His big gigantic body looks down upon his friends. Shrek’s skin is as green as grass. His mouth looks like a juicy fresh watermelon with huge teeth. His eyes look like brown sphere shaped pieces of clay sitting in white play-do. His brown furry eyebrows look like animal’s skin stuck to his forehead. He has spoon shaped ears stuck to either side of his head. Shrek's fingers look like slime. His nose looks like a pig’s except green.
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His big gigantic body looks down upon his friends. Shrek’s skin is as green as grass. His mouth looks like a live watermelon with teeth inside. His eyes look like round peaces of clay sitting in a pool of white play-do. His brown furry eyebrows are very close to his forehead.

                              Shrek

His big gigantic body looks down upon his friends. Shrek’s skin is as green as grass. His mouth looks like a juicy fresh watermelon with huge teeth. His eyes look like brown sphere shaped pieces of clay sitting in white play-do. His brown furry eyebrows look like animal’s skin stuck to his forehead. He has spoon shaped ears stuck to either side of his head. Shrek's fingers look like slime. His nose looks like a pig’s except green.

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Monday, July 3, 2017

Bird encounter

At a park there were hungry chickens and roosters following my family and me. My sister and brothers and I started throwing little bits of our animal food far away from us because the park was full of animals and there was a shop in the park that sold animal food.They ran after the food like crazy and then ran back to us like crazy and kept following us.

Then Victoria started feeding them out of her hand! She tried to encourage me to do it but I did not want to do that. I was scared that they were going to peck me with their beaks. Then suddenly a rooster snatched the paper bag of animal food off Oliver and started pecking the food inside the bag. He was very, very upset. But soon almost everyone’s bag was empty and only crumbs were left.
In the canopy of Gordon’s bush there are epiphytes that are stuck between the branches. There may be birds nests up there as well.

In the middle of the tree, there might be some vines, or the tops of some small trees.  There might even be some lichen that makes it look like it has been snowing. Or moss that's wrapped itself around the tree trunk.

On the floor of the bush there may be some fallen rotting logs. There might even be tree roots that look like a slithering snake sliding out of it’s hiding spot, or maybe another tree root that looks like a dark lizard sleeping.
By Juliet

Sunday, July 2, 2017

                               At the beach

Snowy mountain is covered in a blanket of snow and looks like an upside down ice cream cone.
Soft black glittering sand sculptures some tall, some short, some big and some small and some even staying flat.
Smooth white driftwood sculptures.
Some may be rough.
Some might have their feet buried in the black soft sand watching all the children.
Children laughing and playing getting all sandy.
Gigantic foamy waves crashing like thunder onto the smooth sandy shore and creeping out as quiet as a mouse.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Weekly Reflection 16/6

This week I enjoyed going to the Sarjeant Art Gallery because we made clay models. We could make either a star, sun or a moon. Putting on the eyes and mouth was the best part because I liked roughening the clay and dabbing the vinegar on.


One of my challenges this week was trying to stay on my bottom at story telling especially when the man was telling the whale story. It was very, very long.