Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Quick Write Superhero

For our writing we did a quick write on a conversation between two people in a picture. Mine was about a superhero and a villain. We had to use these writing features below. Here is my writing.


  1. Use a very short sentence.
  2. Start your sentence with an AAWWUBBIS (Opener sentence)
  3. Ly start – Start a sentence with a ly adverb.
  4. Em – dash. A dash is used to set off information in a sentence with dramatic flair.
  5. Use speech punctuation
Super burpy face
As I ride on my candyfloss farting unicorn, I find Sir Poop-A-Lot. I tell Candyfart to land straight down. I walk up to Sir Poop-A-Lot. He introduces me to his dog, Sir Pee-A-Lot. I show him candyfart. After that introduction, I ask him why he had called for me.

“I want to kill you,” he tells me.
“Why?” I ask him.
“Don’t you remember all of my plans you have ruined. First the plan to steal the magic of the unicorn, then the plan to inject the country with evilness, last but not least you ruined my plan to help my mother steal the queen!” He reminded me. “I will kill you once and for all!” he screamed.

“No you won’t. Because I am killing you right now,” I told him. Carefully I put a bullet into his gun. ‘Bang!’ the gun shot at his heart. He fell to the floor - crumbling, pain, blood.
“Let’s go Candyfart. Our job is done,” I say.

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Sam Mitchell Homework

For our art homework we had to research an artist and create some sort of presentation about them. I have chosen Sam Mitchell. I have used a google doc to present. here is my presentation.
Sam Mitchell
By Henrietta Scott
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What stands out to me
The way she puts lots of different tattoo like pictures on the face and neck. The way she draws the hair.
Techniques used / Process
She paints on the reverse side of sheets of acrylic (hard plastic). This would mean she had to paint and draw backwards. She uses acrylic paint to do this.. The background is painted in last. She uses lots of unnatural colours.
What she has communicated
The tension between rebellion and proprietary, transgression and etiquette.
Sam was born in the United States in 1971 and now lives in Auckland. Sam studied  at Elam School of Fine Arts in
New Zealand .

Interesting Info
Sam has won many awards for her work including the Paramount Award at the Wallace Art Awards (2010).  The prize consisted of  a six months travel to work with the International Studio and Curatorial Program in New York. Also a bronze trophy. Sam has painted toucans, parrots, budgerigars, canaries, cats and people. She has an interest in comics and tattoos which reflects in her artwork. She likes to use discoloured dog eared  back  pages of books for some of her artwork.

Glossary: Etiquette: doing things properly, rebellion: a fight against something, proprietary: ownership, transgression: (similar to rebellion).  

Friday, 20 November 2015

Salt Dough Pendants

For our visual art we focussed on Pounamu. We made salt dough pendants instead of real ones. I made a half heart, some ballet shoes and a moustache. What I tried to communicate was my love for ballet. (the moustache was just for fun).
Here is a picture.


For maths we have been making our own tessellation. A tessellation is a repeated pattern that uses all the space of the thing you are putting it on. I used ballet shoes. 

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Powerless Writing

For writing we have been doing a quick write on the video 'Powerless'. We had to use special writing features.(Listed below). Here is my writing/ video link. 
  1. very short sentence.
  2. Start your sentence with an AAWWUBBIS (Opener sentence)
  3. Ly start – Start a sentence with a ly adverb.
  4. Em – dash. A dash is used to set off information in a sentence with dramatic flair.
  5. The subject sentence. Start your sentence with the subject. (Interrupter)
The fairy.
Kerplonk. Quickly I turn round and find my friend  trapped under a fallen  tree. 
I panic. I fly round and round until I become very dizzy. When I finally recover from being dizzy, I look round for someone to help. I pass tree by tree, until I find a glowing light.

I fly through the open window and I find an inventor snoring away. The whole room is decorated with his failed work. There, lying around the clutter, is his unfinished invention. A scrap metal, home materials, non powered robot.

I wonder how strong a robot could be. I fly into the robot and start it up. His car light eyes flash green. He is in my command- clinking and clunking along the path. He finally gets to fallen tree. He tries and tries to lift the tree, but is not strong enough.

Suddenly the inventor arrives, sees my friend and tries to help. With both of their strength combined they are just able to  let my friend come free. As she twirled into the dark sky, I leave the robot.  The poor robot clunks to the dirty ground - shaking, wiggling and wobbling.

“We must do something for the robot, he saved my life,” my friend says to me.
“How about we give him power. So he can live forever,” I told her.
When we have twirled back down to the ground, I sprinkle some of my magic onto him. He is now alive.

Friday, 6 November 2015

Rainbow Cupcakes (SUCCESS)

Today was market day. For market day we made a product and sold it. I had made rainbow cupcakes with my friend Annalise. We set up in our school hall and waited for our parents to roll on in. We also invited our buddy class. We sold out in the first 10 minutes.
We earned $30 to donate to starship. Here is a photo.