Thursday, April 26, 2012

Learning the Art of Origami

This week, the Year 5&6 Extension learned to make Japanese folding art, or better known as Origami. Origami is a very elegant art form, and it has been around for HUNDREDS of years. It is traditional that all Japanese children must learn how to make the common crane.

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Here is a link for making a simple Origami cup and more!:
http://web-japan.org/kidsweb/virtual/origami2/exploring01_02.html

I think that it was really fun finding out the art of Origami because I had never thought it would be so complicated and hard. It was a very easy and hard activity that I would love to experience again too!!

Glee in the Holidays





During the holidays, I attended the Glee Dance Workshop in the holidays at Pt England School. The night before I was bursting with excitement, hardly able to sleep, I was so excited about our practice.

Glee is a performing arts club with a variety of genres for students who like to perform, or for Pt England, P.E.P.A.(Pt England Performing Arts)

As I walked into the school hall, I saw most of the club inside. I hadn’t predicted everyone would arrive so fast. I was wondering who the older girl in the front was. It was our dance teacher, Esther. She told us to gather up in a circle to introduce ourselves. We then did some stretches and ran around the hall. FINALLY, we started!

       As I watched Esther dance to our song, I saw the complicated moves that we about to learn. I watched the swift, gentle dance that she showed us with ease. She taught us the first few moves cautiously. We had to drop pretty low for the very first moves. I was very confused with the dance moves sometimes. After a few hours of hard work, we finished and went home.

I think that Glee was REALLY fun because it builds my confidence A LOT. I also reckon that Esther pushed me to level of dancing that I never thought I could achieve! She is very inspirational!!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The Wonderful Thing Called Frogs





Frogs are such AMAZING creatures. They are just one of the great amphibians that were created over a hundred million years ago.

An amphibian, such as the common frog, is an animal that lives both in water and on land. Amphibians are divided into three group. These groups are Newts and Salamanders, Frogs and Toads and Caecilians, the less known group.

The life cycle of a frog starts as an egg, a spawn. This egg looks like an eye. It then turns into a tadpole, a baby frog. After about two weeks it grows bigger then before. After a few weeks, it then turns growing its legs. And then it turns into a froglet, a baby frog. The froglet is a mini frog that still has a little tail. Then NEK MINNIT, it is an adult frog.

This animal is regularly found around ponds, swamps or slow-moving waters. It are often near these areas because when the frogs skin dry out, it dies. It also live under mossy rocks, logs and under wet leaves in forests and in the woods.

This animal has NO neck, bulging eyes and awkward long hind legs for jumping. I forgot to mention that it has a LONG tongue for catching flying insects. The frog's skin is often wet and slimy with mucus to prevent its skin from drying.

This creature has a diet of insects. Although tadpoles are herbivores, while growing up, they often eat each other. You usually see frogs just eating flies in movies, it also eats grasshopper, crickets and butterflies too. GROSS!!

I think that frogs are fascinating because they are really weird, and that’s cool.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Tyla-Marie

Tyla-Marie is one of my best friends. She's loyal, funny and encouraging. One of my favourite things about her is that she doesn't believing in her self and me and my other friends. She is also AMAZINGLY talented. She can dance, she can act, she can DRAW. We have alot in common too. One of the things that we have in common is that both of our dad's names is John! She will be my best friend FOREVER!