Wednesday, 31 October 2018

The Highwayman - Simile and Metaphors | By Jeremiah & Alex

This week for reading one of our tasks was to create a DLO explaining the differences between a simile and a metaphor. I worked with Alex and together we wrote our own definition for what a simile and metaphor are, the definition of a simile (In simple terms) is a comparison of two things using the words like and as. The (Simple) definition of a metaphor is a comparison of two objects with out using like or as. We also needed to use a simile and a metaphor from the poem The Highwayman as examples.

Thursday, 18 October 2018

National Shakeout Day

Today is October the 18th which is National Shakeout Day for New Zealand. We learnt that if the Earthquake comes we need to do three simple things: Drop, Cover and Hold. For this activity I worked with Miki and Reneir. One of the things that I learnt was that the first Shakeout day was on October the 18th, 2012. I think it's very important to know what to do when an earthquake comes.

New Zealand Shakeout Day

Today at around 9:30, an alarm went off. The reason it went off is because today is New Zealand
Shakeout day. A Shakeout day happens once every year, this year it was on the 18th of
November at 9:30. This event is a reminder for people who forgot or don’t know what to do
during an earthquake. What we learnt from this is, during an earthquake we have to drop,
cover, and hold. Which means, drop down, crawl under something that will protect you
(Eg: A table), and hold on to it. After the drill finished, we were asked to created a DLO
(Digital Learning Object) about what you’re supposed to do during an earthquake. If you'd
like to learn more about earthquake drills go to this site.