Sunday, 21 May 2017

W.A.L.T: Make a prediction 

Mudpluggers pt 3  No.3 1997 By Maggie Lileby
W.A.L.T: Make a prediction

It was the grand day of the schools’ challenge. The first race of the mountain bikers was being stop watched. Glenn was riding down the track when he saw a pothole filled with mud. He tried slamming the brakes but he was going too fast! He landed face down in the puddle. Just then, Simon Foster whizzed past him and poked his tongue out. His dad came walking downhill. The hill was really big. Glenn said to his dad he came third in the race.

Television Is A Great Invention by Tareeq, Alex and Micah

Television Is A Great Invention
TV is a good invention.  TV is educational for little kids under 5 and it is also educational for adults. It is better than a laptop or computer and it is also entertaining.

Our first main reason is that TV is very educational and informative for                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                adults.  Here are some examples: News Hub, Seven Sharp, One and Channel 3 News, The Project, Hope Channel, National Geographic Channel and Fair Go.  These programmes teach you about things that are happening in NZ and around the world.  They inform you, give you knowledge about what is happening, they teach you about science and the Earth and current affairs.

Our second main reason is for TV being a good invention is that it is better than a laptop or computer because it has a GINORMOUS screen and you can do the same things as a laptop on some TV’s, such as a Samsung TV you can go on youtube and the internet. Also only if you sit to close at a TV to long, then you will get headaches, but with a computer you are really close to it so you can most likely get a headache.
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Our third reason is that TV is entertaining. TV is entertaining because programmes tell you stories and narratives and take you away into an imaginary world.  TV is entertaining because there are lots of funny shows like: The Simpsons, Spongebob Squarepants, The Thundermans and Tom and Jerry.  These shows are humorous because the characters either look funny or act in a funny way.  They sometimes get themselves into strange and crazy situations and they pull funny facial expressions to show their feelings.

So if you understand why TV is good for you, you should go buy one today because TV is educational,humorous and good for you it doesn't damage your eyes as much like a laptop and computer. TV doesn't give you a headache because it is far away SO GO GET A TV NOW!

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Adults are better than kids

         W.A.L.T: write persuasively
      Adults are better than kids
Adults are betters than kids. We really think that adults are better than kids so you should start believing it too! Our three reasons are that adults can get paid lot’s of money for doing work, they can control what's happening in the house and they can travel on a trip whenever they want.

Our first reason for Adults are better than kids is that they get LOT’S of money from work.  Adults get over one thousand dollars!  Wow that’s a lot of money! If you're an adult you could be spending all that money for yummy food, cool games and more, but while you’re a kid you’re just sitting at school doing boring math’s. And sometimes if you work for a popular company they could give you vouchers such as, discounts for aeroplane flights, hotels, and more.  

Our second reason is adults are better than kids because they get control of the house and also get control of the kids and family. e.g: What to watch on TV, when to go to bed, when to go and when to not go on electronics. Adults are always in charge of their children, children are never will be in charge of the house!

Our final reason is that adults can travel or go on a trip whenever they want to.  They have money so they don’t need to ask anyone to pay for anything.  They can book tickets, accommodation and activities for wherever they want to go, whenever they have saved up and have the time.  Whereas children have no freedom to choose when or where to go on holiday, the decision is totally up to their parents. Children are too young to go on holiday by themselves and wouldn't have enough money to pay for a trip.  Their parents could take them on the most boring holiday ever and they wouldn’t have any choice, they would have to go because their parents are the ones in charge!  Therefore, being a kid is not easy.  Parents get to choose what they want to do and children have no freedom to make their own choices.  

In conclusion we believe that being an adult is better than being a kid because they can do whatever they want at anytime, they have all the money to do stuff, have all the control in the house and they also have freedom to do anything.  Whereas kids have no control and have to do whatever their parents say.  SO YOU SHOULD LISTEN TO YOUR PARENT’S BECAUSE ThEY ARE IN CHARGE OF EVERYTHING AND NOT KIDS!

Teacher Comment: Well done boys - I am very impressed with your writing!  Excellent main reasons and supporting detail for these. I like how you used positive adjectives to describe the life of an adult and negative adjectives to describe the life of a child, to help support your opinion.
Next steps: Make sure all your sentences make sense - read these aloud to yourselves so that you can pick up on what doesn't sound right.  Also look at your use of apostrophes - these are only needed to show ownership of something by someone or for contractions.  Eg: Danny's shoes were muddy. OR does not = doesn't.


Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Describing Myself

I am writing a description of where I come from.  I will be describing my ethnicity,
where my family originally came from and why they immigrated to NZ and any special traditions or
Tonga that I have.
I am half Pakistani and Fijian my parents moved to NZ for a better future I was born in NZ at home I speak English and Urdu. At home traditions that we have is Eid is 30 days fasting once a year where we look at
the moon and celebrate it. With friends and family make lots of sweets and visit families and buy new
Indian clothes. I also go to mosque and that's where I go to pray we believe that if you pray six times a
day it brings luck upon the mosque and the people that pray. Also at the mosque we also read Qurans
witch is an Arabic book that has many Arabic words it has 850 pages. Which people read for good luck

I think I described my religion really well and my family traditions