Saturday, 22 October 2016

Being persuasive! Writing and Oral Language

As you do, I came across this hilarious trademe auction in the weekend and it appeared to fit our "learning to persuade" genre perfectly!  The above example is kind of like persuading to entertain... but it has been hugely funny persuading people to buy a useless item.  One person was trying to sell me! Any way, these are some success criteria when writing to persuade.  

Copy and paste your writing to the comments section so we can read and laugh at each others!  

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Tony Hawk : Never Give Up!

Tony Hawk was someone I looked up to when I was a teenager. I loved skateboarding, but was never very good at it. When I watched Tony Hawk skate, he made it look easy. When I did it, I was clumsy. I gave up on trying because I felt it was too hard. I wish I showed perseverance when I look at how many times he failed just like I did, but he kept pushing himself to the limits. Our current value is Ngakau Tapatahi or Integrity. How does Tony Hawk show integrity in this video... Tweet your responses.

This reminded Nic of a quote:
“If we create a culture where every [one] believes they need to improve, not because they are not good enough but because they can be even better, there is no limit to what we can achieve.” —Dylan Wiliam