Our teacher said that we needed to review writing "recounts" - which is just a fancy shmancy word for writing about something that we have done... So we decided to have a little paper airplane flying competition in the Hall. Later, back in class, we put together our "recount"and worked really hard to think of ways to tell our story to keep an audience...which is YOU....interested! Our teacher makes us work waaaaaaaaaaay to hard...our brains usually hurt by the time we are finished!
One drizzly, windy morning, I arrived at school and was shocked when Mrs. Barks announced, "We are going to make paper planes today." I thought it was odd, but soon learned that we were having a competition.
It was only my second attempt at building a paper plane so I had to be very careful folding it. I was nervous and hoped that mine would fly straight as an arrow and win!
I stepped up to the start line, quickly reached for my plane and shot it into the air. It soared like a magnificent eagle and i was so proud. However, it soon began to wobble and then plummeted to the ground like a fat chicken!
Luckily for me, I still managed to win the race. Hopefully my luck continues and I wing future competitions.
We went to the Hall to play a cooperation game. Our teacher told us that we had to get our team and the chairs from one side of the Hall to the other without anyone touching the floor. There weren't enough chairs for each person to sit on one of their own. We quickly figured out that we would have to stand, squeezing more than one person onto a chair, and then pass a chair from the end of the row to add it onto the front so that we could move forward. It took A LOT of cooperation!!!
Khaia, Lucy, and Taimana each wrote a paragraph about their walk to school. Then they got a small group of friends and the teacher to help them "re-think" their sentences. After brainstorming different ways to add details and stronger vocabulary....this is the finished product.
Here we are back again for 2012 - same old school, same old room, same old teacher (well not THAT old), new bunch of fantastic, intelligent, good looking, creative kids!! We have jumped straight into our lessons and look forward to sharing our learning online this year.
We started the year discussing the differences between "Rights" and "Responsibilities." We all have the right to a good education. We believe that in order for ALL of us to get a good education, we have a responsibility to ourselves and to each other. Our motto is - "All for one and one for all." Each one of us needs to focus on our learning so that others can focus on their learning, and ... others need to focus on their learning so that each one of us can focus on our learning.