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Sunday, 29 March 2015

MERIT EVIDENCE CAN DO

Guitar
This year I started guitar with Mr MacCallum. I have showed up on time to every practice and last Monday I got to play guitar with him in front of the whole school. At the moment we are learning how to play  Knocking on heavens door, 12 Bar blues and some strumming patterns.

Friday, 27 March 2015

Reflecting on my goals

I think I have already improved heaps in my maths because I know my decimal place values and I know most of my times tables. I am going good with my leadership badges because I have done 3 of my home learning challenges and I have done some blog post.

Thursday, 26 March 2015

MERIT EVIDENCE CAN DO

Student council
On Tuesday I had student council.I showed up on time and listened respectfully to what other people had to say. Since Ryan the chair person was away and I am the vice chair person I got to run student council. I think I did well because I used my manners and was polite.

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Run bike run

Merit evidence must do:
On Friday the kauri team had run bike run, we did it at the Halswell Domain. I was being a good leader and a role model because when we had to walk to the Halswell Domain I was staying in line and I was crossing the road at the right time. I did the run bike run with Isabella we didn't get in the top ten but we still tried our best. When we joined in the activities I showed respect by listening to the house captains and followed the rules.

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

MERIT EVIDENCE CAN DO

Student Council
Today we had our second Student Council meeting. I got elected to be Vice Chairperson, I am very excited to take on this role.
We had discussions about what we would like to achieve within the Student Council this year. There were a lot of fundraising ideas the good ones were recorded by the secretary Hannah.

Peer mediation

Merit evidence can do:
Yesterday I had peer mediation with Emma and Emily. Peer mediation is where you have specific days that you are on. Emma, Emily and I are on a Friday at lunchtime. We have areas that we oversee our area is the courts and the junior area. I was being a good role model because even though it was really hot yesterday I kept my hat on and followed the school rules. As a peer mediator my job is to help anyone out who are having disagreements over gear or over a game or over something like that. Over the past 3 weeks I have remembered to show up to peer mediation and I have been on time.

MERIT EVIDENCE MUST DO

Going on the bus to technology
Today on the bus to technology I was being a good role model and a leader because I was showing respect by only talking to the person next to me and I wasn't being loud. I also used my manners towards the bus driver because I said thank you to him. I waited patiently and let other people off the bus before me.

Friday, 13 March 2015

A Miracle

WALT:Use punctuation correctly in my writing.
 
MIRACLE CHILD
 
Here I am again sitting and waiting in a hospital bed.
Hi my name is August I am 6 years old and I have never been to school because I am home schooled. There is something wrong with my face that makes me look weird ,you see since my mum is so over protective she won't let me go to school because she thinks I will get made fun of, which is probably true. But I have still always wondered what school would be like. I have an older sister her name is Via she is very caring. I have a dad called Nate and my mum Isabelle who I mentioned earlier.
"Hi August how are you doing."
Mum ran over to me and gave me a hug.I was in the hospital getting surgery on my face again.
"Hi mum."
I was kind of sad and happy at the same time. I was sad because I didn't want to be spending my holidays in a hospital and I was happy because Via, Dad and Mum were finally here. The docter walked in he wanted to speak with mum and dad, they walked out of the room and started to talk mum and dad looked excited.
"Ugh finally." I said with annoyance.
"August don't be rude." Said Mum.
"What you took for ages." I said.
"Guess what August." Said mum excitedly
"What." I said with a bit of hope.
"You get to go home." Mum said.
"Really are you serious." I said hoping she was telling the truth.
"Yes I am serious." Said Mum.
I was so excited I jumped out of the depressing hospital bed.
"OUCH." I yelled.
"What's wrong?" Mum said caringly.
"My face." I said.
"Oh its ok you just got a little to excited." Dad said.
I went and got changed while Mum packed my belongings up. When I was changed I went back to my hospital room to watch Mum pack the rest of my things.
While I was waiting I saw a packet of peanuts at the end of the bed, I was quite hungry so I went and grabbed the packet of peanuts. I went back and sat down then opened the bright shiny packet of peanuts.
I put one in my mouth then all of a sudden my face started swelling up, I felt so dizzy, I could barely breathe. Why does it feel so hot? I thought to myself. Finally Mum noticed, she ran over to me.
"What's wrong Auggie?" Mum said scared.
"ugh ugh." I was trying to breathe.
"Its the peanuts, he must be allergic." Said Via, picking up the packet of peanuts.
"Quick , quick emergency, emergency." Dad screamed while pressing the bright red button for a doctor.
All the doctors ran in so quickly.
"What happened?" one of the Doctor's asked.
"He was eating peanuts, he must be allergic to them or something" Mum said.
"Ok, quick get him on a bed we will take him down to the emergency room!" The Doctor exclaimed.
"Will he be alright?" Mum asked, worried.
"He should be." Replied the Doctor.
They wheeled me down on the bed as fast as they could, asking everyone to move out of their way down to the Emergency Room. I felt like I was going to fall asleep that moment. Then everything went blank.
I woke up, I was in the emergency room I had lots of different things attached to my body. I can't even begin to explain what on earth it all is. Mum, Dad and Via were sitting there, Mum was crying while Dad and Via were trying to comfort her. Then Mum saw that I was awake, she raced over to me and knelt down beside me.
"What happened?" I asked, trying to wake up.
Mum said crying "Listen Auggie you had an allergic reaction to peanuts and it was so serious you could die."
"What?" I said starting to cry.
"Aug....."
"Mum there must be something we can do." I said interrupting her.
"Well Auggie, there is one thing we can do."
"What , what is it?" I yelled.
"There is a special surgery that you can get, but it is a longshot, it hasn't worked on anybody yet." Mum explained.
"Well I have to have the surgery! its worth a shot, isn't it?" I paused " Mum, isn't it?" I started to cry.
"Well Auggie there is another problem." Mum said.
"What is it?" I asked.
"The surgery costs a lot of money and I just don't think we can afford it." Mum said.
I felt like I had just been shot with a bullet right through my heart, it was that horrible.
"But, but I don't want to die! Can't you have a fundraiser or something please." I begged.
"Okay but that means I won't be able to come and see you as often." said Mum.
"Okay but please try and raise as much money as you can." I said.
"We have to go now Auggie." Mum said.
Mum, Dad and Via were packing up while I got a massive headache but I didn't tell anyone because I could tell that Via had, had enough.
"Bye Auggie." Mum said, as she kissed me on the forehead.
I was disappointed they were leaving, but I was to tired to barely say anything. I decided I needed to have a rest so I had a nap.
The next day Mum, Dad and Via were busy fundraising, they decided to have a car wash. They called it the Save August Carwash.
Ring ring, I was getting a call from Mum. I picked up the phone and said "Hello."
"Hi Auggie how is it going?" Asked Mum.
"Good I guess." I answered.
"The carwash is going great we are up to $900." Mum said excitedly.
"And how much do we need to raise?" I asked.
"$1000." Mum answered.
"Oh my gosh! we are so close to getting my longshot surgery." I said, hoping she would laugh.
"Haha okay Auggie I've got to go now, bye." Said Mum.
She sounded excited, I was sort of excited too.
Later that day, Via came barging into my hospital room "Auggie we raised enough money so you can get your longshot surgery!" She exclaimed.
I was so excited that I almost wet my pants!
"Now all we need is a miracle, if the surgery works you will be the miracle child!" Exclaimed Dad.
I thought that name was a little corny and lame.
"I am going to talk to the Doctor and hopefully you can get your surgery tonight." Said Mum, then she walked out the door.
I was very nervous because what if the surgery doesn't work and what if it hurts a lot! Mum walked in and said that I can get the surgery tonight. This made me even more nervous.
Later on that night, it is about 9pm I am sitting there and waiting watching the hours go by, tick tock, tick tock, waiting to be called in for surgery. I was so nervous now, my legs were shaking and my heart was beating incredibly fast.
"August." The Doctor said.
Mum, Dad, Via and I started walking into the operating theatre, the Doctor asked me to lye on the bed. So I lay down.
"Now August I'm going to put a mask on you."
"Okay." I answered.
"Just relax August I am going to put the laughing gas on now." Said the Surgeon.
Then I started laughing randomly for no reason.
"Why is he laughing so much?" Asked Via.
"Its the laughing gas." explained Mum.
"Okay, August now I am going to put the nice smelling gas that helps you go to sleep." Said the Surgeon.
Suddenly I felt myself dozing off, I couldn't concentrate on anything, apart from the fact that I was falling asleep. I hated the feeling, I started thrusting my head back and forth trying to get the mask off. Then my eyes started to close.
When I woke up I was in a different room. Mum, Dad and Via were crying. Oh no, the surgery didn't work I thought. I am going to DIE! I could die tomorrow, next month or even next year. I started freaking out. Then Via noticed that I was awake and tapped Mum on the shoulder.
Mum ran over to me and said "Hey my miracle child."
"What?" I asked.
"The surgery, it worked!" Exclaimed Via.
"Oh, no way." I said in astonishment.
"Yes way." Dad said excitedly.
"Does that mean we can go home?" I asked.
"It sure does." Said Mum.