For two weeks we do swimming as a school, we started two Mondays ago. On the first day, we piled onto the bus, I sat with my best friend Ethan. He got the window seat, we sat near the back next to an empty seat because they had more seats than people did.
We got to the pool at 11.30 and we went through this mind-boggling long test with colour groups and other CRAZY stuff. I eventually was sorted into the Hammerhead sharks group. We were in the medium-sized pool. It was actually connected to the large-sized pool but there was a wall in between that had holes that water ran through to get to the big pool and our pool.
We swam many different strokes in between that time and three days later when we learned a new stroke. On that day, we learned two new strokes called the ‘kick-board stroke waddle’; I called it, and breaststroke. The way you do the so-called ‘waddle’ is that you sit down on top of your kick-board and balance then you do your frog arms to get to the other end of the 25m pool, (take out the wall and it is 50m) if you fall off you get back on and try again from where you are. It is a good way to practice your breaststroke arms.
Breaststroke is when you do your ‘frog kick’ and the ‘frog arms’ together, a bit like an egg beater pushing things out of the way to see the London Eye. It takes a bit of getting used to at first but you get the hang of it.
It went the same for about 5 days when we started this game called ‘Go Fish!’ Basically, if your teacher or instructor says “FISH!” you freeze if you move you’re out and you help judge, but if he/she says “FISHING!” then you duck your head under the water as fast as you can then bring your head back up again. It goes until the last person is left they win. Something we also did on that day was learning the compact jump. What you do is you hold your nose like there is smoke in the air or something you want to breathe in, then you put your other hand on your shoulder. Then you jump, tucking in your legs to kick your back. You have to try to make the least amount of water splash as possible.
On the second last day of swimming, we swam in our clothes and practiced rescues. I also swam 150m! I felt SOOOOO accomplished!
That is all I have to say for now, so anyway BYE!
Swimming By Lynn Htet
On Tuesday at the start of term Four everybody started swimming. We are going to a swimming pool at Maribyrnong. Since we have go to the bus at 11:15 we miss out on break 1 but we still have lunch and a quick game of memory tigi. I didn’t eat to much because eating too much before you go swimming is bad.
Now was the time we went on the bus and go to swimming. I went to one of the little pools but eventually went up a level. When I went up a level the only person I knew was Lenny H.
The First day wasn’t too bad. My group was called the ducks.
A few Days Later Ethan came into my group. He said He got into My group because He was speedy. After a day he said my group was a lot harder than his group.
I knew everything our teacher taught us. That is why I keep on shouting the answers to the questions.
When it was the second last day of swimming, we got to do a lap of freestyle. It was easy. After that I went back to the little pool to have my normal lesson. I did some floating and underwater diving and I think freestyle. When it was time to practice the emergency thing we had to go out of the water, I was getting cold. Luckily I went back to the pool 10 seconds later and had a game. When the lesson was done I went to the change and everybody went crazy and shouted really loud. I was Fortunate and got done quickly. Unfortunately I could still hear the screaming
On the 10th of October, we went swimming with our school. I was a bit nervous because I did not know what group I was going to be in. It turned out I was in the shells and my teacher is called Shell as well.
We have been learning to do backstroke, dolphin dive, starfish and a couple more. It has been good in my group. I know some kids from my class.
The best day is tomorrow because tomorrow we get all the floats out. In the big pool, they get a big obstacle course. I really want to go on the course. However, in the junior part we get more floats it is awesome.
Today my group gets to go swimming in their clothes. I like swimming but not in my clothes. I do not know why. That is my swimming update for you.
At the start of swimming, I was very excited and stuff, but the one downside is the worst downside .Which was the bathers; the thing with swimming is that when you have to wait until you can get in the bus you get hot, practically burning in the heat. In addition, you have your bathers underneath and the heat is not getting out.
And guess what? I got in the same group as last time- the ladybugs. I honestly didn’t know why. But the good thing was I was promoted to the ducks. It might have been when I was diving pretty deep when we were doing dolphin dive ,but I’m just happy I didn’t have to be in the same group as last time.
In swimming we did breaststroke, backstroke, survival backstroke, freestyle, floating, and probably more stuff that I just forgot.
And the last day was the best one because we got to go do inflatable stuff and they combined the pools together. But the thing was I was in the lower groups. I only went to the small inflatable and I thought it was a bad thing. But it was better because it wasn’t just a giant obstacle course.
It had little things that you could sit and ride on. Since it was hard, everyone was falling off which meant there were more spaces but it was hard to stay on.
But all in all, swimming is very, very fun and I love it even though I do not swim very often but I still love it (kinda…).
OMG, I’m going to France. I’m so excited! I’ve got about ten cousins there. My favorite place in France is Paris because it has the Eiffel Tower. I’ve also been packing and I’ve been ready for the spewy landing and take off. I hope I’m not going to spew. That is not going to be funny!
The Straw Tower Challenge
In class we had to pick a partner and build a tower that free stood out of limited items: 6 straws, 2 pieces of blutac, a 10 cm long bit of sticky tape and some scissors. And we were not allowed to stick the tower to the floor and use the scissors as part of our tower.
First we did a plan. We did heaps of designs but the one we ended up doing was this one:
I know, it is pretty sweet and all but it was only 47cm! The tallest was Nelson’s and Joey’s which was 97cm tall!!
Swimming has already started. It started on the 10th of October it is going to keep going until 20th of October.
I AM SOOOOOOOOOOOOO EXITED! Tomorrow (Friday) is going to be so much fun and of course today too! Today is the day where we wear clothes into the pool. We have to do freestyle, backstroke, survival backstroke and a whole lot more. At the end, we have to take off our clothes in the water! However, we have to be treading water while we take off our clothes.
Ok, it was SOOOOOOOO much fun! And the good news was we did not have to be treading water while we took off our clothes! Yay! We had to do one lap of freestyle and about three or four.
On the last day of swimming, it was a fun day and I went on the floaty three times yay! I fell off one time but the other times were good. The last time was my favorite because I was about to fall off the floaty but I grabbed on and stayed up on it. Once you got on there was an obstacle where there were lots of these rubber things and you have to go around or through them. Then there was a big rubber thing and then there was a slide yay! Then we went back to school.
My swimming post
We have been swimming since the 10/10 and it ends on the 20/10. I am in the 3rd best group in the big pool. My group has been learning: sculling, backstroke, survival backstroke, freestyle, dolphin kick, dolphin dive and breaststroke. I have enjoyed doing survival backstroke and freestyle the most.
On the last day, it was AWESOME! There was this massive inflatable thingy that you had to first go over a blue line thing. Then a yellow lump, then through a tunnel. And then a yellow lump again, then a massive bowl on it. You had to go over, then down a slide, I did it twice than once more because I was the last person on it. 🏊🏊🏊😎😎😎
My BORING Holiday
My holidays were not that interesting, but if you like boring things then keep reading. If not, close the page, shut down your computer and play outside.
Today I woke with an astonishing groan. “ARGGG!” I sounded like a grizzly bear eating its prey but finding a bone in it and biting it. I had a bad feeling about this. And boy was I right! Not that I was excited or anything.
My morning went off to an awkward start. I didn’t have breakfast until 1.30 pm and all I did that morning was play video games on my iPad. I was beating my high score until my ANNOYING MONSTER of a sister burst in saying there was no toilet paper in the bathroom and mum was – um… doing her business. “GO AWAY!” Too late. I already had no chance of beating my high score. “YOU VILE, STUPID, SELFISH BRAT!” That is not what I said but was what I would have said if mum wasn’t in the house! I did, however, say “YOU MADE ME LOSE! MISSION COMMAND GAVE ME ONE, FINAL QUEST AND I FAILED!” She said, “Your stupid game does not bother me! I just reached the 96th checkpoint in my obstacle course on my iPad!” I did not say anything, I had already restarted and successfully completed my mission.
This went on over and over the next few days until, Friday, a public holiday, came around. We were doing our normal stuff until around midday, when mum said, “C’mon we are going to the zoo!” We cycled there and my dad had brought sandwiches. So we didn’t need to spend our money on the cafes. I had a mayonnaise, chicken and iceberg lettuce in my sandwich. Yummy! I saw the lemurs, the elephants, lions, wild dogs, just to name a few. Then we went home.
See, only two BIG things were in my holidays. I could name all the minor things, but that would take me- let’s see, umm… a long time. I am not that good at maths, anyway. I guess that’s all I needed to say. Goodbye!
Lily and I went to the art show rehearsal and we saw lots of cool artwork. We found 2 pieces of art that we made together. We found our brother’s artwork as well as ours. We saw some of our classmate’s artwork too. We thought that the Melbourne show class collaborative artwork looked the best. The artwork we made together was our record and our pyramid.