Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Can I make it better?

An important process of our writing is being able to recraft what we've written to make it more enjoyable for our audience.  Here are some examples of recrafted work from Dawn, Nikita, Jolui, Aalya, Espen and Skye.

BEFORE:
She has arrived. I must defeat her or she will defeat me. She had instructed for her companions to leave so it's just us. As soon as she sees me she closes her eyes and starts murmuring a chant , I’m start to feel dizzy, then everything turns black.
AFTER
She has arrived. I must defeat her or she will defeat me.She came alone which means it’s just us. She somehow grew stronger  I feel her strength even from far away, her repulsion against me . This is the battle to determine life or death and I’m losing. I’m starting to feel dizzy, then everything turns black.
Dawn


BEFORE:
Creeping through the dusty, forgotten tomb, the two boys made their way to the shining, mysterious light. Closer and closer they ran until they made out a distant silhouette. Cautious yet curious they walked hesitantly. ‘What could it be?’ Suddenly they saw it. Forgetting everything they start walking faster. A globe, but not any type of globe. This one had a magical feel to it. It almost made them forget everything. Reaching out to touch the globe their hand passes through it. ‘Could this be for real?’ As they turn back they suddenly notice their path is blocked. They’re stuck in this abyss with only each other and the suspicious, magic globe for company. They wonder for a minute. Why was this globe here and not in a museum?
AFTER
Through the forgotten tomb, the two boys made their way to the luminous and cryptic light. One, two, three. They scrambled through the ash black darkness until they made out a distant silhouette. Walking hesitantly; the walls of the canyon hugged their bodies, clinging to their warmth.


The iridescent light was approaching. It was hypnotising and made them forget almost everything.The conflagrant glow was almost blinding. It was like a glimmer of hope. Reaching out to hold the ball of light, their hands passed through.
‘Could this be for real?’ They turn back, suddenly sensing something wasn't right and swiftly notice their path is blocked. They’re stuck in this endless abyss with only each other and a suspicious glow for company.


‘What could it be?’
Nikita


BEFORE:
Hi, I want you to meet my friend Desert. he is pretty wide and big. He becomes very dry, and never gets any water.  He doesn't cry much because he’s a tough man. He also tells very dry jokes.  Desert likes to play with sand, he’s always sleeping in bed with his sand like blanket.


Did you know Desert has a lot of friends and his best friend is Mr Scorpion and Camel boy. He likes to play with his cactus dolls. When he sneezes he creates a sand storm. Desert doesn't like mess and he also hates showers because he will get  all mucky and soggy.
AFTER
Hi, I want you to meet my friend Desert. He is pretty wide and big. He becomes very dry, and never gets any water.  He doesn't cry much because he’s a tough man. I hate Desert's jokes though, they’re so dry. Desert likes to play with sand, he’s always walking around in his sand like blanket.


My friend Desert has a pet scorpion called Sam and he likes to play with his cactus dolls. When he sneezes he creates sandstorms that blow me away. Desert doesn't like mess and he also hates showers because he gets all mucky and soggy.
Jolui


BEFORE:
Vast clusters of ice loom ominously over the deep expanse of water.  Gripping the lone bottom of the ocean, the crumbling pillars stand crowded in a line, single file.  The steep bridge of ice perches at the mountain top unsteadily ready to collapse harshly into the intimidating body of water.  Soon icebergs emerging everywhere floating across to the last chunks still standing tall and brave on the isolated land.  No inhabitants can be seen but the feeling of terrorising coldness swarming around.  The guarded archway no longer visible on the grand, blank page.  No birds were identified soaring past.  What will the future bring?


AFTER
Vast clusters of ice loom ominously over the broad, unhospitable expanse of water.  The extensive mountains stand like soldiers in the background.  Gripping the deserted bottom of the ocean, the decaying pillars stand crowded in a line, single file.  The steep bridge of ice perches at the mountain top unsteadily;ready to collapse harshly into the intimidating body of water.  Soon frigid icebergs emerging everywhere sailing across to the last chunks still standing erect; tall and brave on the isolated land.  No inhabitants nearby but the feeling of terrorising coldness swarming around.  The guarded archway now no longer visible on the grand, blank page. What sort of future will befall this piece of scenery?
Aliya


BEFORE:
I would like you to meet my friend Forest. Just let me tell you a bit about him.   He’s soo cool because he plays the same games as me; We normally play games like tag together.  Sometimes he can get a bit emotional, I mean really, really emotional.  But when he is happy he's really fun to play with. Also Forest and I tell funny jokes unlike desert.  I don’t know about you but I think it would be fun having my hair dyed green so you can be camouflaged like forest.
AFTER
I would like you to meet my friend Forest. Just let me tell you a bit about him.   Forest meet Tom.  Tom meet forest.  He’s soo cool.  He plays the same games as me.  We normally play games like tag together.  Sometimes he can get a bit emotional, I mean really, really emotional.  But when he is happy he's really fun to play with. Also, Forest and I tell funny jokes unlike dessert.  I don’t know about you but I think it would be fun having my hair dyed green.
Espen


BEFORE:
Cotton candy fills the air as I wait in a line that goes on for miles. I hear screams and laughs coming from nearby as I sit on my seat. Up and over we go, through twists, turns and sharp corners. My stomach shrivels as I scream uncontrollably!
AFTER
The smell of cotton candy permeates the air while I wait in a line that stretches for miles. Yells and laughs camp in my ears.  Up and over we go, through twists, turns and sharp corners. My body collapses while I shriek in consternation!
Skye

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Let's Celebrate!

As part of reading this week, we have been looking at Diwali and Chinese Language week. Here is a comparison of two cultural celebrations from Nikita and Aaliya

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

How would you describe this image? Here are some descriptions conjured up by a few of the boys as they unpacked the image before them.


The GUARD 
Sub-zero temperatures blanket the expanding glacier. Water flows lazily around no man's land snapping up anything that falls into the deadly drink. Pillars slowly crumble from as the waves slowly lick away at them. Shards of ice materialize on the wall of horror.
Kevin
SUBZERO
The pillars, like men, carry the 4 tonne beast of nature on their exhausted shoulders.  They stand in the subzero lake getting colder by the second.  The landscape is dull, almost like an old black and white movie.  The hole in the middle showing us that some pillars have collapsed under the weight of the colossal assembly of ice above them.  The seemingly calm waters could not be more dangerous, with uncountable amounts of deadly creatures swarming the abyss below.  Any man who is unlucky enough to fall into these merciless waters will die in mere seconds.
Ansh
GLACIER
The arctic sculpture, highly intimidating, threatening to collapse on anyone in it’s way.  Pillars hold up the bridge shaped landmark while the white sky can be seen on the reflective water. This exquisite masterpiece can be seen from another galaxy. Chunks of ice start to melt and break from the Global Warming crisis but the archway patrols the area stopping enemies from entering the kingdom.
Rahul

Monday, 16 October 2017

Celebrations to welcome in the new term!!

First week back and lots to celebrate!! Not only is it Chinese Language Week, it is also Diwali this week as well. Here's some information that Aaliya, Tanisha, Dawn and Angel have put together to tell you all about it.



Thursday, 28 September 2017

End of Term Art

Using a mix of digital and traditional techniques we created art to show where we have been around the world.

Monday, 25 September 2017

Time To Get Fit!!

Room 2 took the lead in fitness today.  Check out our fitness routine and feel free to do this routine with your friends and whanau!






Sunday, 24 September 2017

Globalisation In 1 Minute

Having looked at a range different aspects within Globalisation, we worked together to create some 1 minute movies we'd like to share with you.

Poetic Inspirations...

Inspired by some abstract poetry, we came up with our own expression of ideas and feelings. Here are some examples from Dawn, Haoran and Kalani.

Food Galore
Hurrying in, collapsing on the ashen coloured seat.  My face showing passion clutching onto the prize, my prize.

The sounds of crunching could be heard. Salty, various sizes, fragile yet firm. The delicious crispy object was soon completely devoured. As I swallow I become suspicious.  Was this original or salty?

Moving on to the next victim . Pulling down it’s cloak I reveal its actual form.  I am the predator and it is my prey.  Snatching it I enjoy my reward with. Joy.  Creamy, smooth, delicious.

Hunting around I notice a change, something about it is really strange. The cupboards are empty and the jars are hollow. The beast inside me is roaring but all I can do is complain in sorrow.
By Dawn
                      Gaming                                    
The struggle is real, my brain starting to explode, the heat inside me is getting high  like a volcano.  

Every number makes  me more and more confused, and then.  I finish.                                                                                          
Happiness courses through me, the screen shines, trees everywhere, green everywhere.                                                                                                            
For now I am  happy.  Really happy.  
By Haoran
                                                Epic Wonders
Teenage girls walk out with a million bags hanging off their arms,
Probably full of  ‘Chanel’ couture or shiny bracelet charms.

I jump around as I admire the wonders surrounding me,
“Ahh, this is my paradise” I say, “ I finally am FREE!!.”

I pull my mum over, to a place that caught my eye,
‘Let's not be too greedy I think to myself, but hey, ‘don't be shy.’

I rush around, to get this, I rush to go buy that,
I feel awesome to say the least, as I put on my new NIKE hat,

Time to finish for the day, let’s go and get some food,
Because I so cannot live without it, I'm being serious dude.
By Kalani

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori

As part of our Maori Language week celebrations, we had a a look at the history of Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori. Here's what Kalani and Ansh came up with.


Description; Maori  language week was created in 1975 due to the fact that the language was dying and that they wanted to raise some kind of awareness for it, it has now gone on for nearly 45 years, and the growth in the amount of people who know Maori has increased because of Maori language week.Image result for kia ora


2017’s Theme is Kia ora te reo “Let the language live”


Blurb:This year's Maori language week theme is Kia Ora te reo, this was chosen to represent the indigenous greeting of our country.
The theme for 2016 was Akina te reo(Behind you all the way)

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For 2016 the theme was Akina te reo.  They chose this theme for 2016 because they wanted people to know that they support, encourage and cheer on the learning of te reo.Image result for Nurture the maori language


The theme for 2015 was Whangaihia te reo kinga matua(Nurture the language)


For 2015, the theme was ‘Whangaihia te reo Kinga Matua.’  They selected this theme as they wanted people to care and support the language.Image result for word of the week maori


The theme for 2014 was Te kupu o te wiki(The word of the week)


The theme for 2014 was ‘Te kupu o te wiki.’  They chose this theme because they wanted to learn a maori word every week for the year, which would increase their maori language knowledge

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The theme for 2013 was Nga ingoa Maori(Maori Names)
They chose ‘Nga Ingoa Maori’ as the theme for 2013 as there weren’t many people left who had pure maori names.  They wanted more maori parents to try make their kids name resemble their culture.Image result for Cherish the maori language


The theme for 2012 was Arohatia te reo(Cherish the language)
They set the theme for 2012 to be ‘Arohatia te reo’ due to the fact that they wanted people to be proud of their maori heritage.

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The theme for 2011 was Manaakitanga(Blessing)
They set the theme of ‘Manaakitanga’ for 2011’s Maori language week because they thought that being maori or maori was a blessing.Image result for maori food


The theme for 2010 was Te Mahi Kai( The language of food)
They chose this to be the theme for 2010 because they thought that maori food was becoming very unpopular so they thought that this might get more people to eat maori food.
The theme 2009 Te reo i te Hapori(Maori language in the community)Image result for people spreading maori in the language

They chose ‘Te reo i te Hapori’ to be the theme for 2009 because was very important to spread awareness about the dying maori language around all the different communities in New Zealand

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Our mixed media Globalisation art piece is a culmination of world views, articles and world issues mixed with our own opinions about what's going on in our world today.