Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Hallswall Quarry

Today we went to Halswell Quarry. I learned that Banks Peninsula was once a volcano. This picture is interesting because it has lots of different types of rock.

Adventure

I woke up to a sunny morning, birds chirping, trees swaying quietly in the breeze and water cascading down the waterfall nearby. Then out of nowhere a grizzly bear came lumbering up behind me, I jumped with terror, its mouth was drooling with saliva and its claws were longer than my fingers. It started charging at me so I sprinted back to the tent. Suddenly I heard gunshots and the bear galloped back into the woods. I turned round to see my dad. Phew, I think it's safe to go into the jungle again.

Four minutes later… I was back in the jungle as I needed to get some wood for the fire  … I heard a roar, was it the bear from before? No, it was a 12 m 41ft long dinosaur charging at me!  With nowhere to go I prepared for the impact and ….

Discovering my whakappa

My mum’s full name is Nicola Jane Harrison. Her mum and dad chose her name because it was fashionable at the time. She was born in Hamilton in 1974. The other family members in the area were aunts, uncles and grandparents. The oldest relative my mum remembered as a child was Uncle Bill, he fought in World War 2. Of all the things my mum learned from her parents she feels the most valuable was a strong work ethic.

Monday, 6 March 2017

Adventure

I woke up to a sunny morning, birds chirping, trees swaying quietly in the breeze and water cascading down the waterfall nearby. Then out of nowhere a grizzly bear came lumbering up behind me, I jumped with terror, its mouth was drooling with saliva and its claws were longer than my fingers. It started charging at me so I sprinted back to the tent. Suddenly I heard gunshots and the bear galloped back into the woods. I turned round to see my dad. Phew, I think it's safe to go into the jungle again.  

Four minutes later… I was back in the jungle as I needed to get some wood for the fire  … I heard a roar, was it the bear from before? No, it was a 12 m 41ft long dinosaur charging at me!  With nowhere to go I prepared for the impact and ….

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Travis Wetlands


Today we went to Travis Wetland. This picture wows me because I have never seen a duck like this. It is black and white with black specs.

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Riccarton Bush



When I went to Riccarton Bush I saw this photo of roots covered in moss. This makes me go wow because the roots are so big and twisted.


Monday, 10 October 2016

Discovery time reflection

The activities I enjoyed were dog racing and woodwork. The challenges I have encountered are pulling a nail out of wood that is upside down. I overcame this challenge by turning it round the right way. A new skill I learnt was hammering straight.



Over the past two terms the learning that I focused on was making decisions because I needed to figure out what to make for woodwork. One of the key competencies I have been challenged by was taking time to work things out. I overcame the challenge by being patient. The key competencies that I am better at are sharing and taking turns because when I got out in cricket I didn't complain. Overall I feel proud about what I have discovered and learnt .