Adventure Park and Graduation

On the 20th of December all of the year 6’s Graduated!

Every year the year 6’s go to Adventure Park for the day and have a chance to go on all of the rides. 

At the start of the day all of the year 6’s got on the bus and were on the way to Adventure Park. On the bus I sat with Marie (one of my best friends) and we talked the whole way. Finally we were there. At Adventure Park we went on the River Torrent heaps of times and we all fell off our tubes. We also played around on Bonito’s Bay and got drenched with water. After a while it got a bit cold so some of us went to the fish and chips shop and got some hot chips and they were delicious. We played around on the Jumping Jets for a while then we went on the River Torrent again. It was starting to get warm so I decided to relax and go on the  Paddle Boats with Rebecca. It was a long wait but it was worth it. We were on the paddle boats for a while but then we got bored. We went on the River Torrent again and then I bought a Red Skin with the rest of my money. By then it was time to leave. When we got back he had a last play on the playground and then the bell went and everyone cheered! It was time to leave and get ready for Graduation.

We were all at the church by 6:45pm for a 7:00pm start. First we had some reflections on all our years at Primary School and the I got to read the First Reading, It was the only time I have ever read at church. Next was the ‘Prayers of the Faithful’ (my friend Kimberley read one of the prayers) and then we got presented with our certificates. At the end we got to perform a dance that we had been practising for weeks, these were the songs we danced to… 

  • Thriller-Heads will Roll
  • Tonight Tonight
  • Party Rock Anthem
  • Dynamite – (My friends and I were in this group)
  • Good Feeling (everyone)

It was a wonderful night and I can’t wait till High School!

That’s all,

Amy.

Design – Fashion

At School this term we have focused on design. We had 5 groups which were…

  1. Fashion
  2. House Design
  3. Toy Making
  4. Computer Animation
  5. Cooking

I was in Fashion. Our Design Brief was to turn something old in to something new. I decorated an old pair of jeans with sequins to mach a hat I got from my cousin.

Design

First we had to design our item, then we had to figure out steps to make our design…

  1. Sew the sequins on the belt part of the jeans.
  2. Sew the sequins on the pockets of the jeans.
  3. Sew the sequins on the bottom of the jeans.
  4. Sew the material to the back part of the jeans.
  5. Wear.

 

Planning

Now how much would this cost?

Jeans-$10

Sequins-$2

Material- ?… From a friend.

It took around 3 weeks to make.

 

Making

Changes I made…

  • I could’t add sequins all around the pockets because it was too hard to reach the bottom and middle of the pockets.
  • I also ironed the word “LOVE” onto the back of a T-Shirt.

Evaluation

Now time to evaluate…

How does your fashion item compare with your design?

I think my fashion item compares with my design because I only had to make minor changes so they were hardly noticeable. 

Does my item fit well?

My item does fit well because the jeans were in my size.

Is there something special with my design?

Something special about my design is that I have made it and that it is unique and no-one else has the same.

How could I have improved my design?

I could have improved my design by having a specific pattern with my sequins not just putting them in any order.

Does my item meet the criteria?

Yes. I think my item does meet the criteria because I changed an old pair of jeans into a fashionable pair of jeans.

Further Activities

I finished my jeans so I ironed on the word “LOVE” onto the back of a top.

Also we had an expo with all 5 of the groups, they were…

  1. Fashion- Fashion Show
  2. House Design-Display
  3. Toy Making-Toyworld
  4. Computer Animations-Animation Loop
  5. Cooking-Cooking Demonstration

I walked down the Catwalk with Gemma and Georgia (my sister). We did 3 performances and by the end of the day the whole school had seen the Fashion Show.

The Cooking group also made punch for the Fashion group so we had that during breaks.

Here are some pictures…

 


 




 Before                                                                                                                                           After

                      (I have more sequins at the  bottom but you cannot see them. Sorry.)

What group would you want to be in?

That’s all,
Amy.

Breaking Dawn

This is a really quick post.

On the weekend I went to see the new Twilight movie, Breaking Dawn Part 1.(based on the book by Stephanie Meyer)

Breaking Dawn is the last book of the four book series, Twilight. I have all the movies so far and now I have seen Breaking Dawn Part 1 and I loved it! I can’t wait until Breaking Dawn Part 2 comes out.

I recommend this movie for all Twilight fans!

What movie have you seen lately?

What did you like about it?

Stay Posted,

Amy.

Nomination for the Edublogs award.

Hi everyone,

For the Edublogs Award I am going to nominate A Bookworm’s Blog because it is a wonderful Blog and all the posts are very imformative and interesting. All the widgets on this Blog are really good because she has some widgets telling how many visitors have been on her blog and also some fun widgets that you can play around with. All the different pages are great too. There is a page about Books with Book Reviews, a page about needlework and also a page about Library with more posts about Books. Please visit this blog and have a look around.

Student Blogging Challenge 10 – Nominations

Stay Posted,

Amy

 

 

 

 

Student Blogging Challenge Evaluation

This is the last week of the Student Blogging Challenge (Week 10so we will be evaluating our Blogs.

Registration: Is two weeks early enough for registration to begin before the first challenge?

I think 2 weeks is enough time to register for the challenge because it gives us time to register and get ready for the first challenge.

Subscription: Did you subscribe by RSS or email in order to get the posts as soon as they were published?

I suscribed by e-mail so I could find out what to do for the week sooner. I also did check the Challenge on the blog too.

Student and class participants: How useful are these pages in the header of the blogging challenge?

I found these helpful because I could visit other peoples blogs who were in the challenge and I could also visit previous participants blogs.

More Questions

Did you visit the actual challenge on the blog each week or did your teacher have a post on your class blog?

I subscribed to the blog but I still visited the blog to remember.

Which challenges were the most useful?

I found the Global Issues post really useful because I got to create a video and also earn about what people in Mannya go through.

Which challenges were the most interesting?

The challenge I found the most interesting was the Being Creative challenge because I got to experiment with different Web 2.0 tools.

What would be some other topics you would like included in future challenges?

I would of liked if they included a challenge where we could put a post on about one of our pieces of work  because that would have been really fun.

Are more tutorial type challenges needed? eg how to make a link in your post?

I think the the challenges were fine, in a few challenges it would have been good but other than that it was fine

Were the ‘Visit these’ posts useful?

Yes. It gave me some ideas on what I could do for the challenge

Were the challenges where you had to embed ie polls, cartoons, wallwisher etc interesting or could you not embed due to being a free Edublogs blog or a blogging platform that didn’t allow embedding?

I found them interesting because it was more fun and interactive than just reading a post.

Were there enough chances to visit blogs from overseas and make links with other students/classes?

There were some times where we had to visit other blogs from the challenge but other than that there were only a few times where we got to visit other blogs.

Did you make global connections?

I didn’t make any global connections.

Audit of my blog

How many posts did you write?

I wrote 9 posts for the Challenge. (including this one)

How many were school based, your own interests or set by the challenge?

School – 3

Challenge – 9  (including this one)

Interests or other – 4

How many comments did you receive from classmates, teachers or overseas students?

I recieved 40 comments over the 10 weeks of the Challenge.

Which post received the most comments? Why do you think that happened?

My Zooming Out and my Being Creative post recieved the most comments with 4. I think they got the most comments because they got people involved and the were fun.

Which post did you enjoy writing the most and why?

I enjoyed writing the Being Creative post because I got to experiment with different Web 2.0 tools and then write a post about it.

Did you change blog themes at all and why?

Yes – once for Halloween. I made it all orange and I added Halloween widgets. 

How many widgets do you have? Do you think this is too many or not enough?

I have 21 widgets. I think it is enough because some are essential, only a few are fun.

How many overseas students do you have on your blogroll?

 I have 3 overseas blogs on my Blogroll.

Evaluation of my Blog from…my Mum.

What were your first impressions of this blog?

My first impression wad that it is very informative and colourful too.

What captured your attention?

That first thing that captured my attention was all the colours I saw.

What distracted you on the blog?

I got a bit distracted by the hit counter.

What suggestions can you give me to improve my blog?

To watch the spelling.

Stay Posted,

Amy.

Do you have any questions about my Blog?

Favourites

This is a post for the Student Blogging Challenge 9 it is all about our favourite things.

I have decided to make a video on Go Animate about all my favourite things in an interview.

Here it is. Enjoy.

GoAnimate.com: Favourite Things Interview by crazy_amz

Like it? Create your own at GoAnimate.com. It’s free and fun!

Thanks for watching.

Stay Posted,

Amy.

 

 

Attributes-

(The original picture – I made some changes)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bobloo17/72024097/

 

What are some of your favourite things?

Tell me by leaving a comment.

 

 

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