Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Missing Headphones

Missing Headphones

8pm Saturday Night,
I sat in the car listening to my favorite music with my headphones plugged into my ears from my phone. I actually felt happy and calm listening to the different types of artists such as Tori Kelly, Beyonce and even Drake.

To make it even more better the lights of the streets looked beautiful and suited the nights sky. I was with my mum, driving on our way home from a long day at the hospital. We had been visiting my uncle.

When we made our way home I placed my headphones on the nearest couch to the door and made my way to my room. To my surprise my older brother and his partner had arrived with dinner. We all sat together, ate and started to talk and laugh as usual. I felt very content.  

It was then time for my brother to go back home. He had picked up some new clothes that was brought by my dad for him on the couch next to the couch I had my headphones on.  I didn’t even think about him taking my headphones away, since he did lose his phone. I sat there watching television for a good 20 minutes. Then it came to a point where I felt tired and exhausted.

I grabbed my phone and charged it up while I layed out my clothes for church the next day. At this moment, I was still calm and happy but tired.  Then I walked into the living room to collect my headphones and place them in my draw.

To my shocking surprise, I had noticed nothing was there! So, I rushed myself around the house eager to find my headphones. My parents started to get annoyed at the fact that I had asked them about several times in one hour.
The next thing that was missing, was my happiness and calm emotions. It had all splattered all over the floor and my emotions were replaced with anger, worry and sadness. I had searched under the chairs, under the tables and even behind the tv.

I stopped, sat down and tried to trace my footsteps. Then I had thought of my brother collecting the clothes from the couch. Maybe he could’ve taken it. Because my brother could take anything.

I had then texted my brother if he had the headphones, and in relief, he said yes. The next day, we went to go pick up my headphones, which were still in good condition. And I enjoyed another nice ride with music in my ears.

This gives me a lesson, of telling myself where to put things. Especially when guests arrive. No matter how small it or big it is, it needs to be put in the right place. Another example is remembering where you put your stuff because this can help you find what you're missing.

The Secret Underground

To start off term 4, Mrs Tele'a's literacy group 'Aoraki' have been focusing on Cave insects and animals and to support this we have been reading a book called The Secret Underground. This book talks about the underground life of different varieties of insects and animals. 

My Animal: Ambrosio 
The name behind Ambrosio means eternal and indestructible. Ambrosio happens to be one of the longest living animals on the earth and even happened to be living around ancient times. 
An Ambrosio has very soft white pale skin, this only appears when the Ambrosio is calm and happy. When on it's bad side, the Ambrosio happens to pop out spikes on its back. 
You can learn more about this in my upcoming DLO

Friday, October 16, 2015

Immersion Assembly Term 4 2015

Every start of the term, our school gather in the hall for an immersion assembly. Immersion assembly is where teachers dress up in costumes related to our topic and perform an item or present a movie about what they’ll be learning about this term. What is our topic this term? Our school topic is Survivor.  

We are learning overall about the living world and how to adapt to survive. For me , this happens to be one of the most exciting topics of the year because, in our team we are learning about different countries and the way they adapt to survive!

The morning started off with a warm welcome greeting from Mr Burt. We were very lucky to have the sun out.  Everyone looked anxious to see the team items. I turned my head around to see what the teachers were wearing. They looked very amazing and some even had tutus, even Mr Blakley. The hall was full of excitement.

Our first item was from Team 1. The teachers had worn shirts with our school topic printed on them.  I was surprised that there was no item from them. The teachers had chosen a few students to participate in their Karaoke to Katy Perry’s roar. Most of the other teams had great movies/performances and their focus looked very exciting. Lots of them were learning about dinosaurs and habitats! How amazing is that!

My favorite item was from team 5 because their performance was very understandable and funny too. The teachers all dressed up and acted in individual countries. They were playing the game show ‘survivor’.  Their goal was to try and adapt to survive.  

The first game they did was eating noodles with chopsticks, which obviously Miss Clark won. You could tell by the chopsticks that were placed on her head. Miss Clark is from Tibet, which is also an Asian culture! And in Asian cultures they use chopsticks to eat.

Since this is the last term of the year, I noticed that this was our last immersion assembly ever.  So far during my time at Point England I have enjoyed lots of immersion assemblies and so far this was one of the best.  Hopefully this is something that can carry on for history!