Tuesday, December 21, 2010
When Ala had called me up, she said that we were going to have a sleepover. I said yes to that. Then she said that Angela, Seini-Mino and Sylvia couldn't make it because they were busy. "Ohhhhh" I said. As soon as I put the phone down, I packed everything and then put it onto the side for the next day.
The day had come and Ala's mum came to pick me up. As soon as Toreka and me got to the house, Selena and Ala started yelling like crazy."YAY" the screaming girls screamed! It was insane.
When we got together we started talking and playing. We got a little bit bored so we went Sylvia Park, from there I got a really cute key necklace, Ala got a t'shirt and Toreka got a headband. By then it was about 7:00, so we decided to go back home.
Then it was a really fun part because we played blindfolds. It was amazing because we played in the dark and it was hilarious because we had to make silly sounds to tease the person that was blindfolded, plus we got to chuck clothes at them. Hahaha.
For dinner, we all got pizzas, then we watched a movie. The name of the movie that, we watched is Vampire Sucks. During the movie, Selena told me that we should be awake the whole night. A few minutes later I saw Selena and Ala asleep. Me and Maraina (Ala's little sister) were awake till 12 am and we watched 2 movies.
Us, friends had such a good time there. Ala was even thinking of doing this once again. I think I have told you enough. I hope I can get on my blog these holidays and write some more. Anyways, Merry Christmas and have a happy holiday. Bye
Monday, December 20, 2010
This video shows you what I had to say about how Google Apps help us learn.
|Minister Heatley speaking to us after we gave our presentation.|
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Secondly, I think that one of the subjects, I needed a lot of motivation in was maths. This is because I think that I needed quite a bit of time to think about different strategies. You see, all the other kids in my group would find strategies 5x faster then me. Maths was a really cool subject, because sometimes I even thought that I could have been a very good ‘Mathlete’.
One of the other things I think that were pretty elaborate for me was presenting. This was fun AND tricky because, at times I would have fun thinking that I was going to present to a very honoured person. When the time came to present, it was quite nerve-racking because Mrs Burt had told the presenters to do their best and then we just made a mistake. For presenting I would give it a 10 out of 10.
So these were a bit of the things, that I thought were quite complicating and fun at the same time. I hope I have a awesome year next year and it is better then this one. Then I would have double the fun and double the laughter AND not so much of a challenging time.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
This a movie that my group (Angela, Toreka and I) have made. We made this movie for memories when we were in primary school. We also made this movie because next year we will be in intermediate.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
I really enjoyed making this movie because it was a quick task for me and I only had about 4 hours. I hope you like my movie.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
I entered the school, and went directly to my class to get prepared for this terrible trauma.Only 5 minutes before the school bell went. I messed my whole chairbag, as I was going through and looking for my ruler and pencil. 2 MINUTES LEFT. As quick as I could, my hands grabbed
my ruler and pencil. I raced to the hall with a chair and waited outside, so I wouldn’t be late. ‘TTRRIINNGG” the bell rang. My palms were getting all sweaty and my hands were so not in the mood to work.
Mr Jacobson opened up the hall doors and, I was the second one in , quickly I went to the front line and sat down with my papers. I felt calm but nervous, what kind of feeling is that. Now I was so in the mood for this test. My mind went into working zone and I was feeling soo happy. One by one I aced all the questions. They were pretty easy. I was on the last page of the question book. I was just so excited for the marks now.
My body was feeling relieved and delighted. “YAY”. I knew I could shown what I could do. I thought I couldn't have done this. Fortunately I did. Then everybody in the hall was told to leave. When I got out with my friends, we all started to talk about how we did in the exam. I knew I would have been able to go through this little pain.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
As I woke up on the 26th September (which was the school holidays), suddenly my mind started to think about school. Just then my brain clicked. I realized that I had a book that was due back at the library on the 28th.
Sunday, October 10, 2010
I hope that whatever out topic is, it is fun to learn about and has a lot if cool things we get to do. I think that our topic will be about creatures and nature.
Friday, October 1, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Cross Country Narrative
Strolling into school, I had a very weird feeling that we were going to be doing Cross Country, and a sick feeling came into my tummy. Opening my eyes, I saw the chairs lined up in a row, they were also in order from year 1 to year 6. I cringe. Mr Burt had tricked us. “OHHHH” I groaned. If he had told us that we were going to do Cross Country, I would have got my sick note.
‘BRIINNNGGG’ the bell went at 8:50. Only had 10 minutes to think how to stop myself from racing, and my heart was pounding. I didn’t know what to do. “THINK, THINK, THINK”.
I sat in my age line, which was 11 and waited restlessly for Mr Burt to start talking. I was relieved thinking that it would be going from 5 year olds to 11 year olds unfortunately, I was wrong. 1 minute after I said that, he said “Today it will be different because the 5 year olds and 11 year olds will go together”. He had to say that! I was really nervous from then.
“On your marks, Get set, and GO!!!” As soon as Mr Burt said that his clapper went ‘BANG”! I was so stressed out. People were spurting pass me and I was so embarrassed because I knew that I would come last, I knew my team Maatatua would be unhappy. It was half way and I tried really hard to tell myself “You can do it”. I was exhausted by then.
There was spongy mud all over the field. It was gross and annoying. I could feel it, it was gluey and disgusting. I just hated it. Everybody was going fast over the mud, but I wasn’t. I wasn’t used to mud. OF COURSE it slowed me down even more!
About 20m away from the finish line, my friend Ala tripped. I was shocked. Her knee was aching. I cheered her up by saying some positive encouragements. She got up and started to run, we ran together.
As I was very close to the finish line, I legged it. It was quite like a marathon, I had never ran like that. I zoomed past 2 people. As I was about 5 metres away from the finish line, I opened up my throttle and whizzed. 2 metres away and I could hear the crowd cheering. Who were they cheering for Me or Ala? “They would never be cheering for me” I said. I heard carefully and I was wrong, they were cheering for me. As I crossed the finish line I felt happy. It felt really good.
I didn’t care that I came 5th, at least people cheered for me, a person that is always last. I was also happy that Ala had came 1st and I had came 5th. ‘THIS WAS GREAT”, 5th is a great position. I just hope in our next race, nothing so bad like people falling down happens again.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
We are already half way through the moves and everybody in my group thinks that they are awesome. By the way, in my little dance there is 5 people, which is, Ala, Seini-Mino, Toreka, Sylvia and me.
I just can't wait for the FiaFia night which is on 23rd September. It is going to be soo exciting. I think I am going to love it. I hope my group and I, have a splendid day. If you live in Auckland, why don't you come and have a look on 23rd September.
Monday, August 9, 2010
A few days ago Mrs Tele'a and the extension group did a little exercise on different peoples point of view. In this, Mrs Tele'a sat down on a chair and we had to draw her. We have drawn her from the way she looked to us. As you can see, above this paragraph is a picture that I have put together. I have asked a few people for their image they have drawn and I have put them together.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
On the 17th July 2010 my auntie had a baby and, guess what? It is a baby boy. His name is Ahmed. I wanted her to have a girl but, unfortunately it was a boy. I really wanted to be a girl because I think that boys are VERY naughty and girls are pretty bad sometimes but, they are awesome.
Everyday I play with the Ahmed, he is so cute! Whenever my auntie come to my house I would be the first one to hold him. If somebody takes over for more than 1 hour I would insist and take him for at least 30 minutes.
I just hope that when he grows up he will be well educated, a expert in a lot of things and is a very good boy!
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
From this amazing project I have done, I think that these type of things have been an amazing experiment. I just can't wait for our next project.
Monday, July 26, 2010
On 1st of July, as room 17 sat in the hall as usual for the beginning of Term 3. Everybody was dressed up into ancient clothes. Guess what we are learning about. Well, for this term we are going to be learning things about Mighty Mariners. This subject associates with things that we kind of did in Term 1. In this we learned about Captain James Cook and about his voyage from England to Aotearoa and, the Treaty of Waitangi. We learnt a quite a lot of things. Today I am going to tell you what my favourite part of the amazing Immersion Assembly.
First of all I am going to tell you about the Mariner Mr Burt. He told us about his very big exploration around the world. He told us nearly everything that he did. Guess what? Mr Burt also had to sleep on the ground. That was pretty funny.
Next I am going to tell you about the Team 4 performance. In this presentation , there were 5 people, this is, Ms King, Ms Squires, Miss Va'afusuanga, Miss Garden and Mr Barks. There little concert was so cool. It was amazing, but not the best for me (I would give them a 8 out of 10).
Now I am going to tell you about Jessica Watson (Miss Tito). She was the 2nd best because she made me laugh SO much, and I just loved that (I just love it when people make me laugh). Even though it was only 1 person that was acting, It was amazing. For this little concert I would give 9 1/2.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Polynesians were the first people to populate New Zealand over 1000 years ago.
Saturday, July 10, 2010
First I am going to tell you a little bit about my first five days of these day off schools. For the first few days it was really quiet in the house until, I thought of going out for shopping. My sisters and I really liked this idea, so for 4 days in a row we went shopping (I had got a lot of things).
Then after a few days I was stuffed up in my room again, so I decided to watch a few movies. I watched all the Harry Potter movies AGAIN. They were cool to watch because it had been a very long time since I had watched any of them. So I really liked this experiment.
Finally I am going to be telling you what I really am looking forward to. I really think that next term I will be able to achieve higher than I got last term. I also can't wait for out new student teacher, I think he is going to be amazing.
Now I am not bored at all because I have been blogging lately and, if I start blogging my mind gets into it and I have a splendid time doing all this for my viewers. I am really happy that I have got a chance to get blogging.
Friday, July 9, 2010
Last year we began using Google Apps for Education in our school. This is a bit different from most of the things the others have been talking to you about because a lot of what we do is behind the scenes. We don't share it with the world until it is finished.
Google Apps is often called 'Cloud Computing' because we work on documents and presentations that live somewhere up in the clouds. Or maybe at the Googleplex in California! If I start working on a document at school I can continue working on it at home or anywhere else that I go, as long as the internet is available.
This means that we can write our stories anywhere, we can write podcast scripts anywhere, we can work on homework projects anywhere. And you don't have to have a computer to do this. There are lots of devices that connect to the internet that people can use, even some flash cell phones!
I do lots of work on Google at home as well as at school. My teacher can go on to my Docs and read what I have written as well. She can correct my mistakes by typing in a different colour and make suggestions about what I could do to improve. This means I can work faster and get things finished quicker because next time I go onto my Docs I can see what I need to do next without having to wait until she is free to conference with me and this means I can learn from her even when I don't see her!
We can also work with a partner or in a group on something if we use Google Docs. Writing podcast scripts is a good example of how two people can work together on a script and we don't need to be in the same place.
When we have completed our work on Google Docs, then it is ready to publish for our audience to share. This might be something for television, a podcast, or something for our blog. Or it might even end up in all those places!
The main reasons I like using Google Apps is because:
- I can continue my work at home
- I can correct my mistakes easily
- I think that the teacher can help me more
- I can work faster and finish things off quicker
- When work is finished I can publish it for the whole world to see.
At the moment only some of us have computers at home to work in this way. The Manaiakalani Project is working to give all the students in our area the opportunity to do this. We hope we will soon have fast broadband to all our houses and all our students from Year 5 to 13 will have an internet device of their own. Then we will all be able to continue our learning wherever we are are whenever we want to.
Imagine what we will be able to achieve then! You may need to come back and see....
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
Pt England School does this very unique thing called PENN (Pt England News Network).In this we tell the school what people have been up to and we also show them a few of how the classes work. Every day a class is timetabled to be on news, they have to work really hard to create a movie for this, and we watch it EVERYDAY!
Mrs Tele'a who edits this show everyday, has a small group of year year 7 students who produce this show. She also has a small camera crew who film this event. Then there is a larger group of people of year 5 and 6 students who are the news presenters. Here is a little video of how the news is created.
In Pt England school the classes all have blogs! Do you have one? All of our year 5/6 and 7 students have their own blog! They use their blog to tell the world what they have been up to. I am 1 of the students who love to blog (Writing is one of my favourite subjects).
I think I have told you enough of Pt England! If you really want to know more, why don't you come and visit our school. Our School loves visitors, we treat them with respect and honour.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
1. What did I do well?
I think I have helped a lot on group things, such as:
Making a shoe in a group.
Making up the story and helping my group in difficult times.
2. How could I have improved on what I did?
I think I would have improved by doing things such as:
Helping my group in making ideas.
Helping the group Making the movie
3. How did the Brick Wall interrupt you in your work?
The brick wall interrupted me by:
Not group working.
4. What is the purpose behind ROW?
1. Collaborating with the world
2. Respecting cultures
3.Making Connections with the world
4.Having Great opportunities to talk to people around the world.
5.Respecting and knowing different people.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
|Mubasshira and Toreka|
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Monday, May 3, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
"It is kind of like, your bag is a library!!" said Seini - Mino. Well yes it is because I just love reading books. I like to read books because I can learn from them and I just love reading. Guess what? My bag has 12 reading books in it and 1 Diary, plus a big as 200 Leaf value pad (200 refills). Do you think that is big? Well have a look at this picture and see and please leave a comment if you think that, that is big.
Friday, April 23, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
Guess what we are learning about? Well Pt England School is learning about Volcanoes and about things that are associate to Earth such as Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Volcanoes and much more. I am mostly looking forward to knowing all the things that relate to Volcanoes such as Magma, Lava, Tectonic Plates, Subduction and much more.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Thursday, April 1, 2010
"Pinch and a Punch for the rest of the month!" I shouted while doing the actions. Today is the 1st of April and tomorrow is EASTER. Yes I said. Guess What? At our school their is a movie character day. It is awesome. I love it. Here is a photo of what my friends and I are wearing at the Movie Mufti Day.
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
"I can't wait, Yes" I screamed to Selena. It was Wednesday 17th of March and we were going to have a great day. You might be wondering why we were like this? Well we were like this because it was the first Camp day of 2010!!! It was amazing. The first thing we were doing was ROCK CLIMBING! I was very happy and joyful. we had teams and I was in the Considerators which was the sixth team and our lovely teacher was Mr Barks.
When we reached the place we quickly got taught what we needed to wear which was the Harnas and that someone needed to be with you at the bottom of the wall. I did one wall that was just blocks. I was really nervous at first but then I got a little comfortable. I had got half way but suddenly something happened to me, my hands were slipping off. I told Mr Nua who was one of the drivers that took us to the places. Once I got off I didn't really have another chance to go on because it was time to leave.
After we did Skate land we went 10 pin bowling. That was one of my favourite one. I really liked it. Each player got to play. In one lane was 5 people but in the last lane there was 1 extra person. I had got 4 spares and 1 strike. I was extremely happy. We nearly won because the winners were the group with 6 people. I was quite sad but I didn’t really care because at least my group came 2nd. We only got 1 game each. After a while it was time to go. I said to Selena that we should have had 2 games. I was so happy.
After 5 minutes we reached back to school. Me and Selena ran off to the courts to see what the other teams were doing. But as we reached there nobody was there so we sat down and started talking about the highlights about the day. We were also talking about the things we were looking forward too. My best part of Camp was Rock Climbing. I told Selena about the thing I was lookin forward to which was Camp Cooking. I love making the damper (bread) and eating it. I can’t wait for the next camp. We are going to have great fun.