Today in extension we challenged ourselves with the 20 thinkers keys. Today we did BAR. B is something that you can make bigger. A is something you can add it the object. And finally R is something you can replace on the object. This is what the students in extension did to my 5 minute house.
This is a writing sample I did in just 40 minutes. Given by my teacher.
Wild winds in the night of Auckland, New Zealand, leaving a trail of destruction in it’s path. Floods, knocked down trees, making holes in residents houses. It’s causing around 60,000 people to go without power. The streets are filled with litter and debris from trees.
Many schools have had trees tipped over by the storm, many have had surface floods, covering footpaths and doorways.
Several cars have been crushed and crumpled by fallen trees. Many have cars wedged by trees so the car cannot be driven out.
One kid has had to be rushed to hospital last night, fortunately he had minor injuries. But no-one has been seriously hurt.
Vector and other power companies have been working all last night to prevent this from happening again. Vector have restored nearly everyones power!
But the storm has not finished yet, it is expected to move south past Auckland.
Did you know, in many countries, drowning is one of the leading causes of death for children aged 12 and under.
Drowning can happen very easily. Drowning is a cause of death from submerging under water till the point until you go unconscious and your lungs cannot get enough air and then finally you die.
That is why kids need to learn to swim at LEAST 200 meters. That shows that the kid can be safe in the ocean.
Drowning to me is quick and silent. Because you can’t ask for help, you can’t seek for help and you can’t shout out.
Up to 10 a day die of drowning in new zealand, from 2005-2009 up to 3,533 died in those years. Roughly 10 die each day in the United States. Most of those deaths were non-boat related. One out of the five people who died were children, 14 years and younger.
I think that swimming is a valuable thing to learn. Because it can help when you’re in need and it can also increase your lung capacity.