Friday, March 2, 2012

Writing - Swimming

Getting Wet

I was jumping up and down singing ‘ring-a-ring-a-rosies’. My goal was getting wet so I tried and tried to get wet until my nose touched the water. Then I had done it! When I was jumping up and down singing ‘ring-a-ring-a-rosie’ I thought it was helping me to move in the water. I was still a little frightened of splashes the people made but day-by-day I got braver and braver. Swimming even helped me float with the board. I love swimming.

By Rafeea

My Swimming Goal

I zoom through the open gate door. I zoom inside the open girls changing room door and I got changed very, very, quickly. I got out of the girls changing room and waited for my turn alongside the gate. Now it’s my groups turn to get in. I slide in the safe way. It was cold and chilly in the pool. My group is swimming lengths. My goal was pinkie finger out before the others for backstroke. I have to float on my back, get my motor legs ready, my ice cream scoop hands ready, and push off. My motor legs made huge and tiny bubbles. My ice cream scoop hands made me go fast. So did my motor legs. It was time to get out, grab my towel, and get changed. That was the end of swimming today. Time to go back to class. I love swimming.

By Tylah-Dawnn

19 comments:

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    1. Kia Ora,

      Well done for these exciting pieces of writing.

      I will show my class.

      Mr Thurlow, Room 2, Burnham School

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  2. Hi im Triston i wondering what swimming lesson you are in. im in 9 my swimming teacher wrote me a note and said im in 10 now. is it sometimes colde out when you go somtimes.

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  3. Hello, my name is Marie
    I live Alberta Canada and go to school at muir lake. I LOVE to swim too. This year in april all of the grade fours are going to an out door pool for swimming lessons. When you go swimming do you go indoors or out doors? Those swimming post are awesome! Bye

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  4. Hi
    My name is Mar and I am in grade 4. I live in Canada Alberta. I love to swim to I am always so fast when I get ready. Are grade 4 class has swimming lessons in April. Do you like to do anything else other than swimming? Thankyou from a girl in Canada Alberta.

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    1. We have finished swimming now because it is too cold. We are lucky to have Sonja from Sports Waikato taking us for ball skills. Today we learned to throw and catch small balls.

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  5. Wow it looks like you guys have lots of fun in swimming lessons. I have a question what is a backstroke and how do you get in the safe way? I hope you have time to answer my questions. I really like how you told us what you do for swimming lessons. Thanks for sharing your amazing comment!

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    1. Backstroke is like freestyle only you float on your back and your arms go backwards. You have to put your head right back so that the water is touches your forehead and you don't sink. You put your pinkie up first when you take your hand out of the water, and you wave as your hand goes back towards the water. Then your hand makes an 's' under the water before it comes up again. You must kick your legs continually.

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  6. I think that that is a big swming pool. Is the swiming pool a indoor outdoor?Is the swiming pool deep or not deep?

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    1. The pool is shallow at one end and a little deeper at the other end but it only comes up to our necks. The pool is an outdoor pool so we are finishing swimming now as it is too cold.

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  7. I think its really cool that you get to go swimming, We go swimming in April for lessons. Sometimes our school gose to the TLC to swim for fun.I don't know where my class gose for lessons. Where dose your class go to swim?

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    1. Our pool is at the school and it is only a short walk from our classroom.

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  8. I love swimming too. My most favorite part of swimming is getting my hair wet.Im glad you have names for swimmiing like the ice cream scooper.The moter as well. My other favorite part of swimming is going uder water and seeing who cam hold their breath for the longest.

    Gloria

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  9. Its good people like to get wet. I like how you guys have goals like to get wet. We are going swimming in April. Im sure Its going to be fun.

    Gloria

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  10. What grade are you guy s in becuse if it is only a little deep you guys are short?

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    1. We are in Year 3 and 4 of our schooling. We are seven and eight year olds.

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  11. i WHANT TO THE LC AND IT HAS TO POOLS ONE IS NOT DEEP AND THE OTHER ONE IS OVER 12 FEET

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  12. Hi it's kaeden again and i just wanted to say something. I kaeden use to be a conpetitive siwmer and now gusses waht i play hockey.And hers something you should know some times you favorite sport good turn out to be the sport you hate ;)

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  13. Hi room 14,
    I thick Rafeea story was amzing,wonderful loved it a lot!!!!
    .from Tylah-dawnn

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