Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Summer Learning Journey

I am taking part in the summer learning journey. You guys should join to!

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

The Awakening

                The Awakening             

As a cold, dead leaf dropped suddenly onto Alyra’s tanned face she woke with a jolt. As her eyes got focused on her surroundings she realised that she was in a shallow-ish pit that was filled to the brim with rotting corpses that were black with decay. While she was trying to recall where she was without puking as the smell of death smothered her. She heard a twig snap. It echoed in the dark and deadly forest that she was in. She felt her second emotion of the day, fear. She knew there could be anyone and anything in the dark unknown.

So she was very surprised when a doe walked out. It teetered awkwardly on the edge of the pit. Suddenly midget stag came and stuck his antlers into the the torso of the doe and dragged her away with great difficulty. Blood dripped onto Alyra’s weather beaten face and into her dry mouth, it tasted very salty, with a hint of raspberry. She saw darkness creeping around her vision, felt herself fall and knew nothing more.

Bright lights, just spots in the dark, blurry images that turned to sharp, clear people, then a warm but fuzzy sound that turned into, words.
“Good morning Miss, I’m your doctor, Esta.  You are in Northern District Hospital. You were found in the woods in a pit of dead bodies. You seem to have amnesia and a minor concussion and no other injuries. Might I also say that is a beautiful manaia necklace.”

Alyra couldn’t fathom the fact that she was in hospital and she was okay. She kept flashing back to the doe getting impaled by the midget stag and getting dragged away, the black eyes lifeless and dull. She saw a person of no apparent gender walk towards her and start to wail. It was such a pitiful sound that made her want to start crying for all eternity. She started to twitch then shudder and scream. Then a sudden stab in her arm made her float away into the dark depths of her own mind.

When Alyra woke for a second time she was in a bed in a house she didn’t recognise. Alyra saw that she had a bite mark on her slim neck when she looked into a mirror. Her hands started to turn grey-black she panicked. She blacked out but she was still standing. She heard a familiar voice, “Calm down it isn’t as bad as it looks.” She was suddenly sitting on a bed and a man that looked about twenty-five who she recognised but couldn’t place was kneeling in front of her. “It’s okay, this will be hard to take in, but you’re now a vampire.”

The man that was talking noticed that Alyra was very silent and rushed to explain. “ Well I couldn’t help it, I hadn’t fed on blood for a while. When I came to the hospital to pick you up it just flashed by, one second you were in the back seat talking. Then you were in my arms with delicious blood running down your neck”
“ Funny how I can’t remember any of this happening.”
“That’s because when a human gets bitten by a werewolf or vampire they fall unconscious and can not remember anything.”

As the man was talking Alyra zoned out as she was trying to understand all the weird things that had happened to her over the last few days. First she wakes up in a pit of corpses with amnesia. Then wakes up in hospital with a doctor staring at her while she slept. Suddenly she is a vampire. She decided that she would do three things no matter how long it took her. #1 Remember everything #2 Find a cure for being a vampire. #3 Find her family.
“Who are you anyways?”
“Are you joking?”
“Oh sorry I forgot, my name is Lucifer, I am your father”
Number three done she thought. She suddenly heard a shrill ringing in her ears then the house exploded in flames.

Lucifer and Alyra’s mother Marissa were by her bedside in the hospital. She had been in a coma for three weeks and she hadn’t woken up.  Alyra had all these scary tubes coming in and out of her body like writhing snakes stuck in the same position trying to get free, the beeping sound of the life support machine stuck itself in their heads.
“Beep! Beep! Beep!”
Lucifer struggled with his difficult crutches as he tried in vain to comfort Marissa while she sobbed quietly into Alyra’s bed sheets.
“ Are you ready?”

The sound of the doctor speaking gently startled them. They nodded silently. The doctor turned off the life support and the steady rising and falling of her chest stopped. She was gone forever. Marissa ran out of the room sobbing loudly. Lucifer stayed holding on to Alyra’s hand until it was feeding time then he left.
Disclaimer- Aylra was cremated.
By Hazel.


My Manaia

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Akoranga Te Reo Learning Te Reo

Press b to start. Press flying cat read words. Then click on the background to change backdrop. Read speech bubble. Press space bar to change to soccer backdrop. Press right arrow to look at talking soccer ball then press up arrow.

Our learning intentions were to create a learning experience for Te Wiki o te reo maori; a successful interactive game showing use of kupu hou/te reo with graphics on scratch for Ruma whitu and Ruma rima by the students of Ruma tahi.
be able to play itself
interactive typing
sprite walk
sprite fly in a circle
change pages
sprite speaks

Stop Animal Cruelty Speech

Stop Animal Cruelty

Kia ora people of karoro school, ko Hazel toku ingoua. Today I am going  talk to you about the atrocious problem of animal cruelty and explain animal smuggling. Animal smuggling is when people decide to smuggle native or rare animals to airports or boats to sell them. People think that taking rare animals like the jeweled gecko from their natural habitat just to get money is ok but it is not. If people like yourselves are selling rare animals then what is the hope of their survival?

Smuggling animals can be harmful to the environment because it can do damage to nature. If you take important animals from their habitat then the plants could die. If the plants die and the animals die then mankind dies. For example if all the bees in the world died then all the plants would die and since plants are food all animals would die then all of mankind would die. For every little action there is a massive reaction. People like you can change things around the country starting with one place at a time. Vote for the Meme Team and things will change, or waste it on people that won’t do anything.
As Albert Schweitzer, author of 5 books, once said “ We must fight against the spirit of unconscious cruelty of which we treat animals. Animals suffer as much as we do. True humanity does not allow us to impose such sufferings on them it is our duty to make the whole world recognize it. Until we extend our compassion to all living things, humanity will not discover peace.”  Animal smuggling is a form of cruelty, follow in the steps of Albert Schweitzer and stop animal cruelty.

What is the cost of preventing smuggling? The cost of preventing the smuggling of animals cost tens of millions of dollars, but sometimes all that money goes to waste. We have managed to protect white rhinos and we can do it again for whatever animal needs our help. If you are about to smuggle an animal then imagine yourself in a scary small box or a bag not knowing what was happening and then dying slowly and most likely painfully. Then if you have a human soul that alone should be able to stop.
Animal cruelty is one of the worst problems in the world. It needs to be stopped. If we stop animal cruelty then we can save all the animals from unnatural death. If the animals survive we survive.  We can stop other species of animals narrowly missing extinction. If we can double the population of the black rhino in just a few years we can achieve anything within our sights. Eleven species have become extinct in the last ten years because of us that is appalling! You can make a change. vote for the Meme Team and save the animals!.
Success Criteria: we will have met our learning intentions when we can
  • Plan our speech using Coggle
  • Construct texts that show an awareness of purpose and audience through deliberate choice of content, language, and text form.
  • Convey and sustain personal voice where appropriate.
  • Write and film our own version of a “edTalk” to share with our peers.