Thursday, September 27, 2012

Variety Of Sentence Beggings About A White-Tailed Spider

Having 2 palps at the front of its head, the White-Tailed Spider uses them for grooming itself. White-Tailed Spiders can bite if they are trapped in clothing, or squashed by a shoe. “ARGH!” I would scream if I saw this hairy monster.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Docking Day

In Room 17 the Weka's have been reading Docking Day. We had to chose 2 of the similes that were on the Docking Day Document, and draw an illustration of the picture that it gives us in our mind. I chose 'its doors gaping like jaws’, 'like Christmas decorations tipped over the hill’. Here is my 2 drawn pictures, and 3 sentences about why was this docking better than ever? Exciting things happened, at this years docking for the kids. This was because a van rolled down the hill. In the van there were chocolate bars, spewing out of the van, and covered the hill like Christmas Decorations.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Wonderful Olympic Day

Thursday was a totally different day, compared to Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. It’s because our whole school had to get put into a country. We called this Olympic day, we had to rotate through different events, and play against different countries.

Argentina was the country I was in. Toreka was our team leader, and Miss King was also representing our team. I was nervous, and my legs were shaking. But it eventually went away.

There were 8 sports which were Ultimate Frisbee, Touch, Handball, Foursquare, Sitting Down Volley, Basketball, 3 legged soccer, and Rounders. My 1st favourite sport was Sitting Down Volley. 2nd was Foursquare. And 3rd was Basketball.

Our last event was Rounders, with Miss Garden. That was pretty fun too, but not as fun as Sitting down Volley. After that it was the end of our wonderful day (except the nervous part). I was glad, but at the same time I didn’t want to go home.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Oh No Day (Made Up Story)

One hot summers day my family, and I went for a stroll to the Point England beach. We couldn’t resist having a swim, so we jumped in. My Mum, and Dad was sitting on the grass chatting away, and didn’t take any notice while we were having a swim.

My 2 sisters, and I climbed onto the rock, and was just about to jump off. Then suddenly we noticed that my little Brother wasn’t making a sandcastle anymore. “Wheres Tj” said my sister.

We all panicked, then I ran to get my Mum, and Dad. They hurried down to the water, trying to see if he was there. “TJ!!!!!!” yelled Dad. But we heard no reply.

We didn’t give up looking for him, so we decided to somehow get a boat. We eventually got one, and looked around the Point England Beach area. Driving past another boat I turned, and saw my brother with my cousins. My cousins said “luckily we saw him”. We were so happy, and grateful.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Farewell Mrs Verry

When I heard something about Mrs Verry leaving, I was shocked. Mrs Verry is a really helpful lady. She is kind, generous, good, and like I said "helpful". 

Today I am writing a farewell post to her, so I can show that she is always welcome here. I wish she could stay and help. What I like about Mrs Verry is that, she is always there when you need here. THANK YOU MRS VERRY FOR BEING SUCH A KIND TEACHER, AND GOOD LUCK!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Duffy Assembly

Can you guess who Point England school had at their assembly? I’ll give you a clue, she is a famous Television Star. Well, if you guessed Jo Holly you are right.

It took her quite a while to find Point England school, but she eventually got here. 5 times she had to go around the Panmure roundabout, which gave me a shock. But while she was trying to find our school, we sang 6 songs.

She then told us about her life, and how she became a TV star. I found out that she was brought up in Gisborne, and her favourite movie she has been on is Squirt. Her first taste of presenting was when she was at the age of 11. In 2005 she got the job of being a TV presenter.

Anyway at the assembly we had two more guests come, and their names were Ron, and Auston. These special people were from the Bucklands Beach Lions Club, and they helped give out the boxes of books. Taamai went up to grab room 17’s box.

Jo Holley really inspired me to be whatever I want to be. Before I had absolutely NO! idea what an Auto Q was. But now I do. When I grow up I want to work at the S.P.C.A.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Making Boxes

In Room 17, we made boxes using paper. Here are the steps to making boxes. 

1: Grab a A4 paper.

2. Fold the paper from the bottom, to the top.

3. Grab one of the sides, then fold it so it meets the other side.

4. Keeping the paper on the table, fold both the long edges into the middle crease, then unfolded them.

5. After that fold the corners, so that they almost come into the middle.

6. There would be a long little piece, fold those so that they cover the corners.

7. Put one of you fingers inside, and gently pull it open.

8. Straighten up the edges, so that the box actually looks like one.

9. (Final touch). You can decorate your box with coloured paper, and make shapes to glue on your box. 

Monday, September 10, 2012

Netbook Weekends

Do you take your netbook home? Well, I do. I am pretty lucky I can, because my sister can’t bring her’s home.

At home I wished I could reach the internet signal. This is because I like going on with my learning. Since I can’t get the internet I play Math War, Tux Typing, Tux Math’s, Tux Paint, and Quadrapassel. It gets boring after a while, so I shut down my netbook, and go do something else.

Playing on my netbook is kind of fun. I like to take photo’s from when we had a great time, like Birthdays, Christmas, New Years, and all that stuff. Sometimes I let my sisters have a turn, and they really love to draw on Tux Paint. Except for my little sister, she absolutely loves to play Tux Typing.

Taking movies of my friends, and sister’s singing is what I do when I’m over my friends house. It’s pretty funny because, when my sister and Tauwhare are arguing. Tauwhare gets mixed up with the names, so instead of saying It was Chelsea. She would say it was chauwhare. I was cracking up laughing I couldn’t really stop.

I can’t wait until this week’s weekends comes. I am going to have a lot of fun.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Illustrator Tommy Kapai

On Friday we had a very talented, and special illustrator called Tommy Kapai come to our school. What I've learnt from Tommy Kapai is that if you make 10 people smile, your life will be a whole lot better. Did you know that everyone has a gift? Well, yes everyone has a gift. I want to know what my gift is, but I can’t figure it out.
Listening to Tommy Kapai reading one of his books made me feel really good because I like his books, they look really interesting to read. Almost at the end of the book he wanted to view a picture on the laptop, and he kept on saying go back, go forward, go back, go forward. It was quite funny!

Now that I’ve heard of Tommy Kapai, I will definitely be looking out for his books. Tommy Kapai is a really inspiration for those people that think they have a gift for writing.