Thursday, 15 March 2018

Around the World reading - Poetry (2)

Around the world reading
Tittle: Two girls ago

My rating: 7/10

Author: Lucie Brock-Broido

The poem itself is very simple and easy. I think i'ts trying to tell us a teenage girl's/boy's life with their parents in it telling her/him to follow rules they have given her/him. I think the parents are very protective of the teenager, but it also says " No threat, In the table of contents i'm not dead yet ". I think the parents are trying to tell her/him they haven't died yet, they still control and tell you what to and not to do.

If you want to read the poem yourself, click on this Link

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Te Reo Maori - Marae

Can you hear that - Diagram

For the past 2 weeks we have been reading a book called Can you hear that. Today for reading I created a diagram showing sound waves and air particles. In my diagram i included information of what air particles and sound waves are. Down below is my diagram

Can you hear that - Summary

For the past 2 weeks we have been reading the book Can you hear that. It is a book about sound, how sound is produced, and how animals hear sound differently from us humans. Down below i have written a summary about how animals hear sound.

My Summary:
Animals hear sound differently from humans. In this text i learnt snakes send low-frequency sound vibrations through their bones to their inner ear and crickets have eardrums on their knees. I also read dog’s have a much higher hearing range from humans, there eardrums are thinner than ours and are vibrated by smaller high-frequency sound waves. The smaller the animal the higher their hearing range is. 

Hearing ranges of different mammals

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Around the World reading - Poetry (1)

Around the World reading
Tittle: Be More Like Sputnik Monroe

My rating: 8/10

Author: W. Todd Kaneko

The poem itself i think is trying to say be more like your role model. It's about a man's father who passed away and left him a trove of video tapes. The video tapes were of Sputnik Monroe and his mother, who had left them for parts unknown. The tapes were his parents life story of wrestling and bad crimes. His mother once pulled up a fight in a truck stop and stabbed a man with her middle finger, then moved away and left it for her husband to fight him.

Facts: Sputnik Monroe is a famous american wrestler who had passed away in 2006. He was a headliner in many territories, and was best known in Memphis, Tennessee.

If you want to read the poem yourself, click on this Link

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Monday, 12 March 2018

Swimming Reflection

For the last 5 to 6 weeks we have had swimming lessons. I've enjoyed it so far but i think i haven't improved on backstroke and freestyle ever since I've got into the pool. All i need to work on is listening to the teacher when she is giving out instructions and also backstroke and freestyle. The first thing i need to work on is freestyle. I swim to deep under the water and i need to stay up so i don't have to stop multiple times to breathe. The next thing i need to work on is my backstroke. I stop too many time when the water goes over my face and i don't put my arms in the right position either. Over the past few weeks of swimming i think everyone has been doing great and no one has had a serious emergency.

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Volleyball Relfection

Volleyball is a very amusing sport and I am grateful that Glenbrae got the opportunity to have it every Thursday. For the past few weeks we have been learning to play volleyball. I've learnt new skills and different positions. I've learnt resting, setting, serving, spiking, and digging position. The activities and games we play are very fun and it gets us energised for the day. I really enjoyed last weeks game when were split into two teams and everyone was on the court, if you got the ball out or if the ball was grounded in your area then you would be out yourself and the last one standing wins.

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