Thursday, July 24, 2014
Before the Day ends I would like to say a HUGE Happy Birthday to one of my closest friends Grace. She is now 13 years of age. HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRACE have a blessed day. May God Bless you. Over in Australia. We all Miss you. I hope I could say this to your face but you aren't here. Have a blessed day and Spoiled day Gracie. May God bless you and your family. <3 Happy Birthday Gracie. Sad you had to leave Pt England though. WE Miss you Gracie. Happy Birthday <3
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5 Facts that I already know about the Commonwealth Games:
I know that the Commonwealth games is held in Glasgow
I know that soccer/football is a sport that is in the Commonwealth games
I also know that there are all types of countries in this event
There are also 71 countries that are participating in this Event
Commonwealth games are similar to the Olympics .
10 new facts that I found out about the Commonwealth Games: (include a link to the site where you found your information. Your information needs to be in your own words)
I have found out that this event is held for over 11 days (http://www.gameonscotland.org/glasgow2014/)
There are five Para-sports that are included in the Commonwealth games, which are Athletics, Swimming, Powerlifting, Lawn bowls and for the very first time Track Cycling.
There are 6,500 athletes from 71 nations and territories. They will be competing in 17 sports and 11 days. (http://www.gameonscotland.org/glasgow2014/)
Basketball has been introduced to the Commonwealth games in 2006 in Melbourne. It was announced that Basketball will be a sport in 2018 hosted by the Gold Coast over in Australia. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basketball_at_the_Commonwealth_Games)
Glasgow was chosen for the Host city in 2007. From the CGF. http://www.glasgow2014.com/sites/default/files/attached-files/Glasgow%202014%20Factsheet.pdf
Commonwealth was first held in Hamilton Canada http://www.glasgow2014.com/sites/default/files/attached-files/Glasgow%202014%20Factsheet.pdf
Only 53 members are allowed in a team.
The commonwealth games are only held one every four years
I had just found out that in 1950 AUCKLAND had been chosen to host the Commonwealth Games. http://www.glasgow2014.com/sites/default/files/attached-files/Glasgow%202014%20Factsheet.pdf#original
And lastly that Tonga has been competing since 1970. Before my Mum was even born.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Immersion assembly on Monday was a great start to the term.
This term we will be learning about the Commonwealth games. Since our topic will be GAME ON!!
Every year and term, immersion assembly is the very first assembly that is held for the term. Items are performed by the teachers, And there were also movies that were created.
Like items by Team 1, 2 and 3 had been about sports. For team 2’s Item they had created a movie about the sports in the Commonwealth games. Like netball and and Rugby. It was performed by Mrs Mackinley-Haigh, Ms Eadie, Mrs She and Ms Dwyer.
Sitting in the hall watching their movie was quite funny and entertaining.They even used a Ruler for Javelin. And a cardboard box for Shot put that was cut in a circle.
I also enjoyed watching Team 4 and 5’s items. Team 4’s item was about inventing a new event in the Commonwealth games. They called it ‘Mashed Potato Sculpting’.
YAY we are learning about Sports. I can’t wait to be learning about the Commonwealth games.