Thursday, 22 September 2016
Tuesday, 20 September 2016
You can listen to my speech here, or read it yourself below.
Have you ever been so obsessed with something that you just hardly ever stop using it? Whether it be a toy, piece of clothing or something else. The huge obsession that I'm going to talk about is technology. Technology is taking over. People are getting more and more obsessed with technology as it progresses. I bet you could walk down the street and at least see one or more people on a device.
I'm not saying it's bad, just that it's hard to talk to someone if there staring into a phone going ‘yeah mmm aha aha’, and probably there not even listing to a word you're saying. This is the problem with technology. It is so addictive.
You can't help but stare into the screen. You start playing a game and you know you have some homework but you continue you just can't rest till you reach that level. I know the feeling. I once started playing a game and just couldn't put down the controller till I was on the top level.
Technology is putting up a wall between us and making us rather stare into a screen and send a text message then talk to someone in person. Imagine this. They send ‘hi! cheeky face emoji’ and there just next door. This is what I'm talking about. Technology is taking over. It's just making us just plain lazy. I know it's sometimes good to send an email or text, but when they're just next door? Hmm.
I mean technology is great, how it's good for lots of things. It's amazing how it's improved and how so many things can be accomplished by it. The message I want to get past is to not lose sight in what's important and remember, technology isn't everything.
Sunday, 3 July 2016
Thursday, 14 April 2016
This term I have been the learning about the different elements of music and how each element has a place in music. So in class I created a piece of music which had a beat and a rhythm, and other elements to make piece of music. But what we were learning about wasn't just to make a piece of music. It was to express a poem from what we had written this year. It shows that music isn't just a sound, it's a way to express something. Whether that be a story, an experience or really anything. Music has lots of emotions to express with different beats, sounds, tones and rhythm.
In the botanical gardens,
And The birds sing,
The voice of
Water, slowly fills
the ocean air.
New Zealand Is my. Country
Christchurch is my home.
Wednesday, 9 March 2016
What is the sound of nature to me?
Where the echoing voice of birds wanders.
Where the sound of rustling trees, makes the most interesting, but amazing sound.
Where the water runs, the grass grows.
Where the wax-eyes scavenge through the bottlebrush.
Where the fantails dance with their angelic tail feathers.
That's the sound of nature to me.
Tuesday, 27 October 2015
This term we have been learning about the arts and its connections. We learnt about manaakitia whanaungatanga and kotahitanga.We had to put examples of these, and include a dance, in our plays. It was hard to do but in the end we did it.
Two weeks went real fast then it was the big day - we were going to perform in town. When we got there we ate some food then set up for our play. We were performing it at the commons.
Finally the play started. It was lots of fun and good because we used volume and eye contact. After the play we went around looking at artwork and other things being performed. That's when we all got ready for our FLASH MOB and that was super fun. Everyone had a great time people doing the flash mob used enthusiasm which was really good. After that we walked around I noticed that the older kids we letting younger children go in front so they could see better. That shows whanaungatanga ️because they were showing kindness.
My favorite things as the flash mob because it included everyone even people who didn't know what was going on danced a little bit which was cool.
After that we went off to lunch my friends and i had a picnic. Then we looked around but all I could think about was doing our play again. I walked around and listened to music then I rushed to sing in the choir. We sung 3 songs They were Slice of Heaven / California Dreaming /and Brave. I had lots of fun singing. After singing I got ready to do the play. When the play had started people came to watch. After our play had finished we had a big dance. My drama group and I had lots of fun I think every one else did to.