What maths have you been learning?
It was my first time at camp. I loved it. We went over rope bridges. It was awesome! We swam in the river with the eels. There was a rope so we could swing off the rope into the river. The eels were tickling my friend and me around our feet. It was deep. The best thing that we did was archery. We did lots of stuff, like walk around the Waihi gold mining hole. It took ages. We went to the museum and we did an egg toss.
Room One have been learning about perspective drawing. First we drew line drawings, then line and tone, and then A3 coloured versions.
We learned about eye level, horizon, vanishing points and parallel lines. Some of us learned about two point perspective and even three point perspective.
One Point Perspective
Two Point Perspective
by Room One
We made our Glenview Shake video a couple of weeks ago. A couple of us wanted to make a Harlem shake with our teachers. So we went to Mr Mangan and asked him if he would lead the dancing. He said he would if ALL the teachers would do it.
Me and Ethan wrote an email to all the teachers and Mr F sent it to them. Eventually everybody agreed to do it, even Mrs Thorburn who has a sore foot.
So this morning, after assembly, teachers did the Harlem Shake. Thank you teachers for goofing around in front of all the kids and some parents were watching too.
This is the Glenview school staff doing the Harlem Shake.
If you did not know it is our Principal at the start.
Today when we did maths we did Scale Mapping then after that we did Xtramath. While we were waiting to go on we got to do math games. I used the Time Dominoes and made my name, with them and they all added up. I cheated with the “a” because I made a gap in the “a” even. Look at it.
It sure was hard work cutting down trees in the late 1890s. Look how tired and grumpy this guy is.
By Room One
We’ve been walking around Glenview Park to help get ready for the long walks on camp. It takes us about 15 minutes to go around once. It’s about 1km per lap. We worked out that we we can walk 4km in 1 hour.
by Room One
At 9:20 this morning we went swimming in the pool. We hopped in and we were surprised that it was really warm. We held onto the rails and we did kicking for thirty seconds to build up our stamina, but we tried not to splash. After kicking we were a little bit tired.
We got called out in roll order in groups of four to see how well we could swim. We swam as fast as we could and tried to win.
Dallas slipped off the edge of the pool. His foot, knee and elbow were bleeding. His knee was purple. Erana was swimming with her eyes closed and banged her head. We had a breath holding competition and Alyssa won heaps of times.
Mr Fawcett let us have a class photo in the pool. Erana had to stand out because she is not allowed her photo on the Internet. Next we had free time. We played with noodles and flutter boards.
Finally it was time to get out of the pool so that Room 2 could get changed and have a turn. When we were lining up Keanu did a big, loud sneeze. We watched as the changing rooms emptied. The boys or the girls were really quick to get changed, but we’re not saying who. Can you guess?
By Everyone in Room One
Once upon a time there lived a 12 year old boy called Matthew. He had brown curly hair that never went straight, soft hazel eyes and a kind face, but he was unfortunately lacking in height, so when Matthew went to school he would get mocked by all of the other kids.
One day after school, Matthew was extremely sad. The school bully Alex had said he was no bigger than a blade of grass, Matthew was always getting insulted like this but this time he just cracked. He fled from the school grounds running faster than a helicopter.Once safely out of sight of the school he began to walk down the footpath towards his house. Suddenly it sprang on him, he had lost his smile. You may think losing your smile isn’t a big deal, well you’re wrong. Losing your smile can be very dangerous. You could lose it for weeks, months, even years and in the worst cases forever.
Later that night Matthew was getting scared. His smile had gone missing before but had come back after an hour or so, his smile had been gone for about 3 to 4 hours now. He decided to go to sleep and hope for the best.
Next morning when Matthew was walking to school he still had no luck with finding his smile. As he trudged along he passed a little girl in pigtails and a dress. She saw how glum he looked and asked “Why do you look so glum?”
“I have lost my smile and I can’t find it,” answered Matthew in despair.
“I know where your smile is.”
“Right here,” said the little girl as she gave him the biggest, brightest smile in the whole world.
1# Many Females of the Tussock family have no wings
2# The Hawk Moth is the fastest insect ever
3# Some Moth antennae are like birds feathers
4# Cecropia the moth is america biggest
5# Some moth caterpillar have such as ‘Io’ are covered in stinging hairs
6# Moths heat up their flight muscles by vibrating their wings
7# Moths are attracted to light
8# Male moths have bigger antennae than female moths
9# Hummingbird moths wings beat 70 time per second
10# Moths eat nectar
11# There are 160,000 species of moths in the world
Moths live in the bark of trees and on the bottom of leaves and plants. Rachel has drawn a Moth in its habitat for readers to look at.
illustrations by Rachel