Thursday, June 23, 2011

Swimming

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Swimming was lots of fun when we were having races and enjoying free time. I think I could still improve on backstroke.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

BFG Frobscottle


In the BFG’S dark, black, gloomy cave Sophie was seated next to the BFG. “ Try some Frobscottle, it is the most scrumdidliumptious drink ever,” said the BFG, while getting some Frobscottle from his cupboard. “This is a unusual drink, the bubbles are going the wrong way,” Sophie replied, very unsure and worried. The BFG put the Frobscottle on the table where Tiny Sophie stood. “Nonsense, that is the most flushbunking disastrophie ever! Everyone knows that if the bubbles go up then there will be a foalthsome belching burp,” said the BFG confused. “True but if the bubbles go down, it will end up somewhere different which will make a much more ruder noise and we think burping is fun,” Sophie disagreed. She started to giggle and smile.


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

I AM MAKING MOVIES 2.


Waiting outside for my friends I started to shiver then I knew that I had to go inside or else a cold would be upon me. Making my way inside room 22 I saw Miss King, Mrs Burt and all these other kids. Some were in my class and some weren’t. I sat on a chair and talked a bit then did nothing. Mrs Tele’a came in and marked the roll.


Mr Burt talked for a little while then he said a prayer. Suddenly Miss Tito came through the entrance and said “Oh, can you all come outside where the Kapa Haka group is?”. We all came and sat on the ground. Once again Mr Burt said a prayer then we waited...... and waited and waited..... finally the bus had arrived.

Getting in the bus I was so excited that I hugged Kashya and squeezed her. I was squashed like a teddy bear being hugged when I got in the bus. Too many people were pushing and shoving I couldn’t fit in the entrance but luckily I pushed myself in. Someone called out to go straight to the back, I couldn't.

So I chose a random seat. Then Laita passed by so I called out to her “Hey, come sit here”. She sat down next to me excited. The museum was getting closer and closer by the minute but it seemed like it took hours to get there. Minutes later we went inside the museum. Being excited was the last thing on my mind all I thought of was winning.


Inside was crowded, it was packed with people. Soon everyone was lining up at the elevator to get to the dome. Following my friends I said “WOW, there is a lot of people who want to watch”. The elevator was finally free so we hoped in then the doors closed. Then the elevator went up. To me every time I go on an elevator it feels like the fear fall. But it doesn’t fall down very quickly.

The dome was the most beautiful place ever!!! It had a amazing view of the city. Lights flashed on the city and some were turned off but it was still beautiful. Chatter here and chatter there, noise filled the room. Looking for our seats I looked at Kashya and said “Sit next to me”. Even the dome was filled with people. But there were 3 free seats in the front so I sat next to Kashya and Miss King. Firstly the Kapa Haka Group from our School performed then the presenters came on the stage.

The presenters were Robyn Malcolm from Outrages Fortune and Charlie from What Now! I was kinda freaked out because I have never seen them in real life until now! Some categories were said then these kids performed an Ukulele song, the first song was made by them which was called New Zealand but in Maori then a song called At The Beach. I was kinda enjoying it. There was a category that was called Best Production and there were some movies that were entered and our movie was up there. Our class screamed and shouted then Charlie said and "here are the finalists, ........... Don’t forget your roots by Room 13 Kings" we all got excited and screamed and clapped but I was not really excited because I was very nervous that we would win and I would have to go up there and speak. I was so nervous that my Paper from the museum was shredded

Some other movies were said then Charlie said “ And the winner is................. Don’t Forget your roots by Room 13 Kings. we ran up the red carpet and high fived Charlie. Rocky said thank you to our helpers I was suppose to do that as well but there was an early applause so I said nothing. Pretty sad (SNIFF, SNIFF)!
But we won anyway. The last category was Supreme which was won by my cousin Sela Pamaka and her group. In this Awards evening the most fun part was this choir called Pride of Auckland. Maybe you should go to their site. They are a very very VERY talented bunch!!!



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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Back To The Future Part 2


Here is Back to the Future Part 2 from my writing.

Taking off in a big ball of fire, Jennifer begged “YOU GUYS ARE CRAZY!!!! I WANT TO GO HOME!”. She felt very unsafe and frightened. Marty listened to Jennifer and tried to comfort her. Doc gave out a big mysterious laugh and said “Don’t worry, I have never failed before”. Landing in the future, Jennifer was relieved that they had survived the return to the future.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Back To The Future


Writing today was all about speech. So we used Back to the Future as the thing we wrote about. Because our topic for this term is Bigger, Better, Faster and Stronger so that is why because Back to the Future has inventions in it. Inventions are kind of what we're leaning. Here's my story of the ending of BACK TO THE FUTURE!!

Screeching wheels were heard as the DeLorean backed out from the drive way. Crammed inside was Marty and his girlfriend Jenifer plus the mad scientist-Doc. “Hey Doc, we better back up, we don’t have enough road to get to 88” said Marty who was frightened. Jennifer just sat there frozen, no clue of what had happened, she was really confused. Adjusting his shiny sliver glasses, Doc argued “Roads, where we’re going we don’t need roads”. Flying off in a big burst of fire, taking them to another adventure.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Camera



1826 was the year of the very first snap shot or photograph which was in France. Jacques Daguerre improved the idea 12 years after the first photo. His camera was a box with a lens pocking out. Inside the box was a copper plate coated with silver.

George Eastman (an American) invented a small hand held camera. It had celluloid roll of film rather than a plate. After that in 1900 the Eastman Kodak Company made a box camera called a brownie. 1920-1940 better cameras have been made in Germany but they had expensive lenses.
Mostly people now use cameras from Japan.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Quality Blog Comments

We were told to make a comment to a blog so we choose Mrs Yollis's class.
Here's a link to a blog post we read. And here is me and my partner's comment.

Hello Mrs Yollis,
We really find your post interesting. The Turkey Vulture is very cool. We have see some kiwi in the zoo. We never knew that a Turkey Vulture can smell death 2 miles away! It is pretty gross that they eat their own vomit!! Looks like we learnt a thing. Don’t you think the owl’s eyes look a bit creepy? The naked mole is very very gross because it’s naked. Some of us laughed.

Keep up the good work!!! We are really gonna come back here!!
From Room 13 at Pt England School

Monday, June 6, 2011

Na Na Thai Restaurant

GUESS WHAT?! I had a trip to Na Na Thai Restaurant. It explains why I am overly excited. Anyway let me tell you what happened. It was a calm dark night, me and my mum waited till 6.00. And when the clock stroke 6 o'clock we heard a noise. Wondering what it was I went outside to check. Suddenly lights came down the drive way then it faced me. I couldn't tell what it was because the lights beamed brightly at my face.


Soon the lights went out. When I opened my eyes it turned out to be a car. My mum came out to see what was going on. She hugged someone. Getting closer I said to myself "That lady looks familiar". As I got closer I remembered who it was. It was Marie (my mum's friend). This had reminded me that Marie was here to take us to a restaurant. Marie said to us "Both of you go in the back". Botany was a ahead. Which was a bit bad because it was far away and I get car sick. Luckily I fell asleep so I didn't throw up or anything. A push woke me up, I opened my eyes and saw a beautiful restaurant. Walking up the road I thought in my mind "PLEASE PLEASE CAN IT BE THAT BEAUTIFUL RESTAURANT". It turned out it was. And it was my lucky night! Entering the restaurant I saw a carved statue with a dress. The whole thing was carved even the dress.



Marie opened a door and the first thing I saw was a BIG HUGE crystal chandler. Then I looked down and saw tables and flowers. A very kind lady greeted us and bowed just like a Thai Tradition. Another lady took us to our table but it was different than the other tables, I thought that we were VIPS but it was just the same. Ordering was pretty fancy because to tell the truth I have never EVER had ordered in a restaurant! Dinner was the most scrumptious and nice part of the night.

1 because there was a nice and spicy roll that was called The Spring Roll. It was extra chilly with the chilly sauce which I like very much. Secondly I ate some chicken and rice. I had some Ginger Beer and my mum had a mango drink. Marie had wine same for her husband. It was only minutes then dinner was gone!! But desert was on it's way. I chose a ice cream dish that was for kids. It was strawberry and had a little cute face on it. Sprinkles added a great touch. Everything was amazing I wanted to live that moment again and this other time I went to...... opps sorry but that is a very different story. I would have to tell you later.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Our Wake Forest Friends





Pt England have had some friends from Winston Salem Wake Forest University USA come to see what we do. There were 9 visitors They came here to see how the teachers here teach us and it tuns out that it is very different from New Zealand to USA. One of our friends are Meagan, she stayed in our class. She's really nice and friendly!! We didn't really get to know her but she has worked with some of us.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The Pt England Resort

The Pt England Resort is the best place I've ever been!!! In my apartment is a water bed facing a flat screen TV. Also there's a deck that has a great view of the sparkly water and the sun set. Most mornings you get breakfast in bed as well.


Activities like snorkeling, surfing, kayaking and swimming are amazing, because the sea is warm and clear. Best of all was snorkeling because I saw the beautiful shimmering fish. Angel fish, starfish and goldfish filled the sea. My favourite was the dolphin because I got to ride on them. This Resort is luxurious, fun and beautiful I wish I could have stayed there much longer but the day sadly finished.

Adding Detail to Sentences


Room thirteen have been learning about how to write a great story. One of the things to make a good story is to add detail to your sentences. Miss King told us to get a partner then she gave us three words to end with. Here are some of me of me and my partner's sentences.
The inventor invented a spaceship to go to the moon.
Who invented the spaceship? A monkey called Hairy.
The monkey gathered the tools to invent a spaceship to help him turn the moon into the shape of a monkey.