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March 20, 2018
by Kayley
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Basketball: The Game of Dribbling

Hello readers,

This season of basketball was amazing! Our team did really well and had great games. The amount of interceptions, passing, rebounds and just over all awesome plays! We didn’t win very many games but we played really good. I loved the team because every one was so supportive of one and other. I was really proud of how I played this season and I think that it was my highlight of this term. My favourite game was the last game of our tournament because we were tied with the other team and we only had five second left and i made the winning shot.

Our coach, Mrs.Roberson is amazing because she made our team who we are now. Even the smallest drills made a difference. She came to almost all of our games and cheered us on. She would give us little pep talks on the bench after the shift. She always made a bad shift better at the end.

Lets talk about drills, they were what made our team improve. Here are two of my favourite drills: The first one is when she sets up and “obstical course” it would have cones that we weave in and out of, we would go do lay ups and at the very end we would run through the ladders (not real ladders). My second favourite drill is king of the court. In this drill you have to dribble your ball and stay in control while trying to knock the other players ball out of the boundary.

Over all this is just a thank you to the basketball team and Mrs.Robertson. Do you play basketball?

Have a wonderful day,

~Kayley<3

March 5, 2018
by Kayley
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Spring is on its Way

Bursting with colour!

Spring is coming! That means that the flowers will start blooming and the rain will keep on coming. I am excited to start to see stuff coming up out of the ground making it beautiful! My favourite type of flowers are tulips! I love the variety of colour that they come in. But what im most excited for is spring break. Here are four of the things that im excited for.

  1. Me and my friend Kassidy did this last year so we are hoping that we can do it again this year: We went down island to Victoria for one night and stayed in a hotel right by the parliament building. At 9:00 pm we went out in our pajamas out to see the lights that they put up on it! We also went to Chinatown and visited all the cute little shops. I hope that we can do it again this year!
  2. My dad is working on a small ski hill right now on the main land! He said that I might be able to come stay out there with him and go skiing. There are snow mobiles that I might be able to drive. I really hope that I can go visit the ski hill!
  3. I’m really eager to start working on my garden. I haven’t look at my backyard for a while, mainly because I don’t want to see what a mess my garden looks like after all these storms. I can’t wait to go pick out some pretty flowers to plant in my hanging baskets.
  4. I’m excited to just spend time with my family and all of my favourite animals. Even if we don’t do anything I’m happy that I just get to hang out with family and friends. I can hopefully start horse riding again. I had to take some time off because of how cold it is out and because the ring started getting flooded.

What is spring like where you live? Do you like spring?

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March 5, 2018
by Kayley
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Where I Live

Hello readers,

Ahhh the good old Comox Valley. If you didn’t know that’s where I live, in a small town with lots to do! We live so close to the beach, the mountains and the forest so if you say that there is nothing to do you are lying.

One of my favourite places to visit is Hot Chocolates! They have the best little cafe with cookies, candy and drinks. Its always fun to go out to Hot Chocolates and sit down with a friend and talk. My favourite thing at Hot Chocolates is their delicious sugar cookies or their extremely sugary Italian sodas. I love how kind all the workers are. I love looking at all of their candy and chocolates. Sometimes I just want to buy it all. They have a huge variety of jelly beans… yum!

Chocolate
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My next favourite place in the valley is where I do boxing. I always feel so at home when I’m there! Every one in the gym is encouraging and fun to hang out with! If im not having a good day, as soon as I walk into the gym I get a huge smile on my face. I also like that its located close to the river. After my class finishes I can hear the rushing river when I leave. When you walk in you get a brisk smell of sweat, but our coach has brainwashed us to tell say that it’s the smell of “champions”.

My third favourite spot in the Comox Valley  is Mt.Washington. I absolutely love skiing. Every weekend I try and go up skiing during the season. One of my favourite parts of the mountain is the back side or in the park. I really enjoy just hanging out with some of my friends and skiing. Some people read a book or have a nap when they want to relax. But with me, I go skiing and ski all of my worries away. I love going up early in the morning and make the first ski tracks in the fresh fluffy powder. Sometimes I hate going up the mountain when its cold,windy and snowy. The worst part is when they stop the chair lift when you are half way up and its windy. If you have never been skiing a chair lift is what brings you up the mountain.

 

Where are your favourite things about where you live? Do you have any favorite places?

Have a wonderful day,

~Kayley<3

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November 20, 2017
by Kayley
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Amy Millar: Confident Canterer

Hey readers,

Clip Clop, Clip Clop! Can you communicate with a half ton animal that doesn’t speak your language? Amy Millar can! Amy Millar is someone that I think is a successful learner. She is a Canadian Olympian who competes in an event called show jumping. She is the daughter of Ian Millar who is also a Canadian Olympian.  I haven’t seen her competing in real life, but I did watch her on T.V at the Rio Olympics in 2016. She is from Perth,Ontario,and she rides a horse named Heros.

One of the successful learner traits that I think she uses when she is competing is confidence. She shows calm and collected behavior when she is in the riding ring. She is always positive and proud of herself and her horse, no matter how good or bad they do.

Amy is also enthusiastic about riding and performing. She is always encouraging people on the Canadian team as well as people from around the world. When she is training for competitions she is coached by someone. She always has an open mind about what her coach says.

She also shows risk taking. I have noticed that she is a big risk taker. She has the guts to go in front of a huge panel of judges,and on top of that,a crowd of about 300-400 people (well,at the Olympics). Jumping that high is challenging. You really have to know what your doing. If you fall off from that height there is a very high change of breaking some bones.

I think that Heros, Amy’s horse, is compassionate and kind. He shows love to Amy. He is also collaborative because he has to understand a human that doesn’t speak fluent horse. He has to be patience because he has to travel the world a lot! Imagine not knowing where you are going and having to just load onto a plane. That must be pretty scary.

I think that Amy Millar is a great role model for anyoneeven if you don’t like horses. One day I would really like to meet her! Have you ever been taught successful learner traits? What successful learner trait most describes you?

Have a wonderful day,

~Kayley<3

 

November 9, 2017
by Kayley
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Volleyball

2017 WVB | UofA vs TWU

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Hey readers,

I really enjoy volleyball and I’m on the girls volleyball team! Yesterday we had our first game of the season. We one won all three games (we think, no one was really keeping score). I was on the volleyball team last year and I had lots of fun so I signed  up again!

I’m really bad at spiking, but I’m trying to get better. I can bump and set really well and I’m also good at tipping the ball over the net. Volleyball knee pads are so helpful! They can help you dig the ball back up from the ground by falling on your knees or they can help you make a dive for the ball.

On practice day we get to practice our skills and do drills but we also get to play a quick scrimmage V.S the guys team because we share the gym with them for practice. Some times sometimes we do drills with them but most of the time we just practice with our team.

This year we have a way smaller team. Loads of the grade 7s from last year are now at high school and unable to play on our team. But there are quite a few people that were on the team last year that decided to join again. I think that gives the team a bit of an advantage because we have previous experience!

YAY today is a game day! I’m so excited to play against another school. This time we are playing one big game instead of 3 little games. Also we aren’t hosting the game.

Do you play any sports?

Have a wonderful day,

~Kayley<3

 

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