Monday, March 25, 2013

Simile & Metaphor Presentation

This is a presentation that I have been working on to show the difference between a Simile & Metaphor.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Faaao's Character Decsription

Hi I’m going to tell you about my best friend Faaaoane Ulipa. For me to describe her I would say that the thing that makes her stand out is the way she does her hair. She also wears silver earrings that shine when its sunny.

Faaao’s personality is cool, she’s the kind of person who will make you laugh by telling jokes and acting funny. She has a great sense of humour, and is hilarious.

Her favourite thing to do is sleep, and enjoy spending time with her family members. She also likes to play Netball, and eat her most favourite food. A favourite food of hers is KFC.

We both enjoy talking, telling jokes, laughing, walking, and also relaxing. We sit under the trees in a shady place and laugh. We both enjoy being best friends.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Alan Duff

2 facts I found out about Alan Duff is that his first book he wrote is "Once Were Warriors". Another fact that I didn't know is that he was born on the 26-10-1950 in Rotorua. The message I got from Alan Duff when he came to our assembly, is that if you want to do something with your life then you should just go for it.

My Free Writing

An experience that I've had is going to Tamaki Tech. Tamaki Tech is a place were the seniour kids go to learn cooking, graphics, and last but not least hard materials. At first my teacher said that I was in Hard Materials, but then later I ended up going into graphics, which is so AWESOME! 

I like graphics because you get to try different things like a compass, and you get to know how to do different techniques. I really enjoyed doing Abstract, even though it took me quite a long time to finish. The thing I didn't enjoy would have to be poster making, I couldn't even think of one thing to do at first that relates to our beautiful Aotearoa. 

Eventually I came up with something, but I didn't know that I had to colour it in. I cant wait until we swap over. Next year would be even better because we get to do something different. 

Monday, March 4, 2013

Writing Test

This morning we all completed our first writing sample for 2013. I have posted it just as I wrote it in 40 minutes that we were given, so that throughout the year I will be able to look back and reflect on the progress I've made in my writing. I will post my learning goals from this soon.

I had just woke up from a wicked dream, and was about to get ready. Then went to the kitchen to see whats for lunch, suddenly from the right side of my eye I saw a newspaper lying on the table. I started reading and then discovered that there was an article about people dissapearing. I was shocked, scared, and awfully frightened. It had been 30 minutes since I had woke up "Oh no school". I then rushed into my room put on my uniform, shoes, and socks, then ran to the kitchen got my lunch then sneaked quietly but quickly out of the house. "Oops I forgot to say bye to Mum" "BYE MUM" I yelled. 

Quickly walking up the street and to school I was still thinking about that 1 article. After 20 minutes I finally got to school, I was completely exhausted though and felt lazy. During class time I couldn't finish off my work and couldn't think. I was glad when it came to morning tea time, I then told my friends about what happened and they didn't believe me. I had no idea why they didn't understand, and thought to myself "I don't think they read the newspaper". 

The day after that they had read the newspaper and finally understood, "someone needs to do something about this" all my friends said. "Yes" I replied. When the next newspaper came it had all of the infomation and said "the police are involved and is checking out where these people are". But at the bottom there was an extra story that said they had found the missing people. They were stuck on an island with no boat no food absoloutly nothing. Luckily one of their team mates had said to the police that they had planned to go to some island way in the far atlantic ocean. It took them a long time to find them but eventually they did.