I had dug at this bone dry dirt until my knuckles bled, my family and I needed water and the little water we were given daily was not enough. I stopped digging and then ran to the forest on the far side of the village. I saw a rabbit run past and then it hit me, if the animals were still alive, then there must be water nearby. I ran through the woods, jumping over fallen logs and tripping on branches and twigs. Then I saw the stones from the river, I have never seen the river bed so dry…
I sprinted through the colorful bush and ran until the leafy green floor faded in the old cobblestone path leading to the hut I built 2 years ago. I flung open the heavy wooden door and ran inside. In the corner was my tin washing bucket , the minusclue amount of white power I had added this morning soaked threw the clothes. I ran and filled my bag with clothes ,papers and enough food for 5 days. Then I ran to my room, grabbed a blanket and shredded my calendar, the sticky feeling of blood on my hands I ran for my life.
An Elephant in the Garden is a novel written by Michel Morpurgo which I read in term 2 and finished yesterday. I really enjoyed the book it’s full of war, adventure and heart warming moments. Its one of those books I would recommend to just about any and everyone. The story is about a German family who”s father went away to war in WW2 and the family’s journey to the Americans after escaping the bombing of Dresden with a young baby elephant called Marlene and finding there father. My favorite character is Marlene because she brings a sense of happiness where ever she goes.
Here is the cover of the book. I have also read some other books by Michel Morpurgo called Shadow and Escape from Shangri- La.
This week we went down the the Duntroon Blacksmith and made a lot of different things for our class and the school garden.It was really cool watching the metal heat up and hitting the metal with hammer and twisting it. It was a lot of fun.
After hours of running through the clover covered paddocks we walked into what looked like it had been an old abandoned lighthouse. Looking up I could see a winding staircase clinging to the wall covered in ivy. We started to walk up it. The old stairs creaked with every step, and soon we reached a hallway. We had grown tired and decided to take a rest.I leant against the old stone wall and then suddenly the hallway exploded with light.We then spotted an object in the distance we sprinted down the hallway.At the end of the hallway there was a ….
“ You got me wet you idiot !” I steamed at my older brother Josh. It was a warm summer day at our wee lake and with my parents away in France and my big brother in charge we decided to invite some friends and have a party.” What are you going to do ‘bout it ? “ I held up my water pistol and my friends did the same, the smug look on my brother’s face vanished ,” Fire !” . It was a great war until it ended. We were roasting marshmallows on the fire then there was a flash of light then darkness, someone screamed ….
My favorite books are the Hunger Games Trilogy which I got for my 10th birthday and I love them ! There intriguing,have lots of detail and the topic is really interesting. But, what I love about them myself are the charters ; Katniss Everdeen, Peta Mellark , Gale Hawthorne , Haymitch Abernathy,Primrose Everdeen, Finnick Odair and Rue . I would recommend this book to people who like exiting books.
In the school holiday my family and I did a lot of biking and picnics. My cousins from Christchurch came down for 2 weeks and we when crayfish hunting which is when we go up to the creek that runs through our farm and it’s full of fresh water crayfish. My family went to go to Waimate and we had a yummy lunch at the pub and went roller skating. On the first week of the holidays on Friday we went to Timaru and watched Peter rabbit and went shopping. It was a really fun holiday and a great one to catch up with friends and family .
It was a bright day ,the lake was shining under the sun’s hot glare, the willow trees at the bank swayed gently in the light breeze.I watched my little sisters playing at bank while I read in the sun-room. It was lovely and warm then suddenly, darkness enveloped the room. I was worried it had been dark for at least a minute now,I feared for the safety of my sisters and started to call out their names “ Jess! Amber! “ . I heard them shout my name in return, they were o.k . Light came back and I was in the lake ….
Today is the 4th last day of Term 1 and I’m blogging about what we did this term.
There were many fun things that we did this Term and many that I enjoyed such as , Touch, I love touch it is one of the sports I doubt I could live without. I also love going to Tech at O.I.S for the first time ever !
The thing I loved the most overall the fun things we did this term would have to be ; Maths,Writing ,Reading ,Touch, Swimming sports and Hundreds club.
I thought of maths because I love solving area and measurement problems in maths and have enjoyed starting to learn about volume .
Writing is also a thing I liked this term, I have always loved being able to write what I think down and share my Ideas with others.
I can not put sports down the list of things I enjoyed.I love touch. It’s a fun game and an opportunity to make friends from other schools. While the limelight is on sports at the moment I also enjoyed participating in the Upper Waitaki Swimming sports and going through to the North Otago swimming sports and who can forget the dun games we play or P.E ( Physical Education ) . And how can we forget the legendary reading where I learned how to blog which was really quite fun.
I think that my learning has progressed and has improved over the last term. I have understood more than I thought that I would .
As for the stuff I found difficult that takes up about 75% of the activities I partook in this term and as for things I did not like, there is no such thing .