Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Felipe Argentian Captain

Here is a animation of Felipe, the captain of the Argentian team for the 2011 RWC.

Monday, September 26, 2011


Mmmm huele los alfajorcitos tan riquisimo. Argentina has lots of traditional foods, one of them is Alfajorcitos. Room 13 decided to make them so we can have a glimpse of what they are, for a special treat.

Dulce de leche is a sweet sticky caramel that Argentinian kids always eat with biscuits, cakes and more. To make Alfajors we will need 2 plain biscuits and of course the dulce de leche. Smother the dulce de leche on the biscuits and put the biscuits together and roll it in coconut if you want.

Following the instructions carefully, I got my two biscuits and smothered the dulce de leche over them and then I rolled my biscuits in the coconut. Putting the gooey Alfajorcitos in my mouth I thought they might taste yuck! But when I bit into the biscuit I realized it was delicious. The dulce de leche melted in my mouth, I felt like making more and shoving it down my throat but sadly, I was not allowed.

Alfajors are very yummy!!! I wish we could make more Argentinian food again!!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Aussie Rules

This game has some difficult tricks so you need a lot of concentration for bouncing the ball, doing a drop punt and even more. Aussie Rules, that’s the game that Room 13 have been training for with 2 great professionals.

Blustery winds blew past me and a cold chill ran up my spine. Rain began to spit but the unpredictable weather changed it around to a sun shiny afternoon. It was like there were 4 seasons in a day.

Warming up with a game called Jumper Bumper I bumped Wakatere and a point was awarded to me. The idea is to bump your partner on 1 leg so they have to put their other leg down. “YAY!!!” I had won my battle against Wakatere and he was gutted about it!

The skill we were about to learn was bouncing the ball while running. On my knee with the ball I bounced it but I fumbled and it bounced away, it was out of control. Wakatere tried bouncing it and he had great success!

Finally training is over and the day was going to end with a game that was very similar to baseball. Instead of bating the ball we kicked the ball. Beginning the game we were able to catch some balls and get the players out. Later on in the game someone kicked the ball and to my surprise it was coming to me. Anxiously concentrating on the ball I caught it and I was so amazed of what I had done!

Aussie Rules is the greatest game we have played so far. It has taught me a lot of skills.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Black Out Day

It was with major excitement that I got myself dressed for school. At school it was about going to be Black Out Day. Black Out Day was to show our support for the All Blacks on the opening day of the Rugby World Cup.

Running down the footpath I saw my friend. Most people were wearing black clothes. Coins jingled in my pocket as I bounced about excitedly - I was going to buy a sausage for my lunch.

Arriving at school, I noticed, to my surprise, that even the teachers were wearing all black. Miss Tito and Miss Va’afusuaga even had black wigs on and even had some paint painted on their face. I love it when our whole school gets behind an idea.

At assembly Mr Burt kept telling stories. They were about the times when he was at rugby games and he had forgotten his hat. Lots of yucky things fell on his head and the scraps end up in his car. I love Mr Burt’s stories, he is a great storyteller.

In our classroom we invented some All Black players. Our directions were to trace around a small person, for example: Lee. After that we had to paint them, it was lots of fun plus our players look amazing.

After morning tea teams 3 and 4 all went to the courts to play some rugby games. The sun was shining and the sevens boys had set up some fun looking games. I was in team Russia and we played some games.

Games were being played all over the field. Kicking was the game me and my group was playing. Points were awarded as we kicked the ball. I got up to have my turn I kicked the ball and it nearly went through the gold post.

As soon as we finished playing exciting games it was time for lunch. Under the shade of some trees I ate my sausage at lunchtime - it felt like summertime.

I had such a great black out day and I really hope that the All Blacks can win tonight. My brother is supporting Tonga, but I don’t know if they can win.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Cross Country

Pt England Cross Country can be very frustrating but this time it is an exciting adventure. The 9, 10 and 11 year old kids have a much different run. Through a "forest" is VERY nerve wrecking!!!

Eagerly awaiting for Mr Burt to say "GO" I watched the others run with lacking energy. "Stand up 9 year old girls" Mr Burt said. Approaching the start line I anxiously waited, "GO!!!" shouted Mr Burt. Powering ahead of my friends I could see panting chests. With nervous excitement I realized that I was coming last.

But deep inside of me I knew I could do it. Jogging through the muddy course I was really exhausted and the water in my body was drained. Across the bridge I went and as I ran the seniors cheered me on. "GO GLORIA!!!" they cried. I reached to Taniwha St and I sprinted to see the finish line.

My burning lungs were screaming HELP!! Seeing Pt England School again was great, I cheered and gave a burst of speed to the end. Striving to Succeed I passed the finish line. YAY!!! my team colour cried (Takitimu,Yellow). I heard that I had come 7th. I had really archived my goals!!!

Cross Country is the BEST!!!! It helped me a lot. For the very first time I can't wait for next year!