Friday, December 25, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
The left hook arrived within a minute through the first round.BIFF! BANG! POW! WALLOP! Oooh-it wasn't a pretty sight. So bad, the referee had to give him some time. "David Tua!!! David Tua!! Go Tua GO!!" my family yelled. It was 2ND of October 2009. Yes, it was 'The Fight Of The Century.' "Phweeeeeeeet" went the whistle. Wooooaaah! That was really fast! He won, he won! He really did, he won! The winner of The Fight Of The Century was...............................................DAVID TUA! Mountain Warrior TUAnated.
Thank you to the website for this photo.
Friday, October 2, 2009
It was a cold breezy morning when 40 riversiders of Pt England Primary loaded on to a double decker bus. It was the day we were leaving for Totara Springs. Sadly, I waved good bye to my dad. Now I didn’t want anything to ruin this camp, I had been waiting the whole year for it. Luckily, my mum had my aunty Masele, (My mum’s baby sister) come to be a leader for my group. And what do you know! Both me AND my aunty Masele were on the bus waving good bye to our family. The next ½ hour you could’ve probably heard me complaining either, “Are we there yet?” or “Oh my gosh, this is going so slow!” Eventually, we had arrived at Totara Springs. “That bus ride was really worth while” I whispered in my mind. Later that day we were able to unpack all of our things. To me, I just wanted to fall right down and faint! Soon, we heard the speaker monitor say,”All right campers, please come to the dining room so we can start eating lunch!” I zoomed past everyone as if I hadn’t eaten in 12 months. BOY WAS I HUNGRY!! Just the right lunch for this li’l lady. HAMBURGERS!!!!! “Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm” I hummed in my mind. Cheese slices, buns, tomatoes-Ooh sorry if I made you hungry >: Anyway, it was all so scrumptious. SO delicious and delicate. So fancy an fine.
_ SORRY THIS IS SMALL, LOOK OUT FOR PART 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thursday, September 17, 2009
A trail of gold dust led to a full nest of fairies. But the one that seemed to stand out, is the one that most if not all of us would know...............Tinkerbell!! She had matching shoes to her glinting green dress. Her wings shimmered in the light, with all the other fairies following behind like children following teachers. She glanced at me and winked. Suddenly, I felt a tingle up my spine, I started to shrink smaller and smaller, down to their tiny size. I was only a bit taller than some of the fairies. I waved my arms around to see what I looked like and then realised my feet were off the ground. I closed my eyes and put my arms out. They started to tremble with fear. I flew up side down. I soared in the air and noticed by my side, my little brother. Saying '' Reka, what are you doing?'' I felt embarrassed because I was lying on the couch with my arms held out with my cousins staring at me. I guess it was enough in the air for today!!
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
As I dive in to the tranquil water I notice a fin over my shoulder. My heart races as I paddle faster and faster, the fin approaches me, closer and closer. I shut my eyes and stood still. I could feel the water wrapping it's way around me. I started to mope and opened my eyes. I couldn't believe it. There, standing right in front of me, was an actual swimming.............DOLPHIN!!!!! I swam with the creature until I could not swim any more. I blinked 10 times and then saw my dad in the dolphin's place. I guess I was in now for our game of water tiggy. I wonder what happened to that dreamy dolphin.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
This afternoon, at extension, Mrs Burt explained to us how to use Wordle. Wordle is a website that mixes all the words that you have used for your blog. She showed us that there is many different colours and fonts to use. For me, it felt like it was impossible to choose the best wordle, but in the end I managed. I am very glad that I found out about this website. I hope you will click on the URL and make your own wordle too.
Monday, August 31, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
All of a sudden the clappers sounded and there were flailing arms and legs everywhere. Everyone was jostling for position, wanting to win first place. “Bajeebas, they’re fast!” I whispered to myself. I felt like my legs had turned into jelly, so wobbly.
“Come on Reka! You can do it!” said a voice in my mind. “Doesn’t matter where you come just be proud of yourself.” I had no idea who that was but it sure encouraged me.
As I passed a corner, and then another my muscles ached and mud was squelching under my feet. “You’re really close, don’t give up now,” I murmured to myself. As I gasped for breath I kept asking myself, “Am I able to continue?” My arms felt tired out, my eyes felt like they were burning.
Before long I spotted the finish line and powered ahead wanting to complete the race. I panted and wheezed as I crossed the finish line. It felt like I couldn’t breathe or feel my legs. Coming 6th didn’t matter to me. My task for this year’s cross country was to be able to complete the race no matter where I came - to be proud of the fact that I had finished it with perseverance.
This poem is about my imaginary cat, Fluffy. It is about how sad I was when he got sent away. Enjoy!
Monday, August 10, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
My very first sleep over how exciting! It was so cool that I couldn't stop smiling!
Happy Birthday Ala
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
It was the first day of Term 3 as my class and I marched in to the hall for our immersion assembly, waiting to see what the teachers had in store for us. The first day of every term, the teachers would already know the topic and would dress up in anything that would relate to it. And to my surprise I saw teachers in ball gowns, crowns and swords! But what really captured my attention was Mrs Nua, I almost couldn't recognize her! Her bright blue hair was a perfect match to her flowing blue dress. As I began to sit down I set my eyes upon the screen. On it read: The Art In Storytelling.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Scientists believe that an astrode had hit earth which caused the dust to block the sun.Then the plant eaters would die because all the plants would die or the meat-eaters will eat them all.But then the Carnivores (meat-eaters) would die because they would die from starvation.
Friday, July 17, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
I was very very sad when I heard this. To me there will never be another MJ.
RIP Michael Jackson 1958-2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
I am an animal and I say moo,I gaze on grass and I give milk too.
Monday, May 25, 2009
- Making the Boil Up.
- Our interview with Carol Anne.
- Making our mihi on flicker
- Food in a day project helped us with one of the questions from Carol Anne
- Singing Ngawka
- Sleeping at school with the 20 hour famine people
- Drawing our Matou Mihi
- Making different tracks on Garageband
- Singing "Drums Of The Island " to the " Pass The Kai" movie
- Carol Anne's oven wasn't working so they made peanut butter and jelly sandwiches instead
- We had to wake up very early (5:30 to be exact)
- We had to wait for a long time for our interview with Carol Anne
- Not having enough time to get prepared
- Seeing other class' recipes from around the world
- Watching other class' movies
- Making our google earth tour
- Typing our recipes on pages and drawing pictures for them
We had a lot of fun during Rock Our World and I'm pretty sure that wasn't all of the things we got up to!Bye for now.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
It was Monday morning and everybody was in the hall ready for assembly.But this wasn't any ordinary assembly, it was Term 2's immersion assembly. The main theme was 'Dino-Might'!
" Okay now we're going to see what Team2 is going to do this term!" Cracker declared.
Mr J pressed the space bar and the movie began. At the end, all the teachers from Team 1 ran up on the stage held up a sign that read : WE ARE NOT EXTINCT (YET). All the teachers thought it was hilarious!
My favourite item was performed by Team 2. They were bobbing and gliding all over the stage with their ' Dino Diva Disco'.
I am looking forward to learning about dinosaurs. Sometimes I even wish I could go back in time to see, with my own eyes, a real live dinosaur.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Hi I’m Toreka and today this post is about how wonderful and caring dads can be.I’m sure that everybody else in the world loves their own dad as much as I love mine. They try very hard to look after us children . Even though it seems like our mums do the work our dad’s try their very best at work as well it’s just that we don’t see them at work because we are at school studying and working hard just like our dads.
Mmm! What a great secret recipe my dad has. It’s the family favourite, sticky rice! It’s delicous! Only the best of the best would know how to make it. It is made out of sweetened condensed milk, caramel flavoured sweetened condensed milk, and of course glutinous rice! What would I be without my lovely delicous sticky rice?
My dad is also a professional at cooking curies for his family .He has made chicken curies and lamb curies they’re awesome! Even though I don’t like spices he makes sure that it isn’t too spicy for me. He is the best dad on the earth. I love you so much dad! I quickly wrote up an acrostic poem on my dad’s name.
Yummy sticky rice
Man of steel
Open to love
Nice and near
Daring and wonderful
Monday, April 6, 2009
"Okay that leads to to room 13's door!"she exclaimed. We sprinted to the door. When we got there we saw April and Sela investigating something. "20 degrees now" I whisper."BEEP"went the hooter. Oh bother. Selena and I quickly tried to figure out what the message was. Then it was time to play the real course. But in the end we didn't get to finish it.
"Okay this time if I fall I will try only once again and thats that" I thought.
"Look Selena look I made it half way up the Egyptian wall" I scream.
As a matter of fact there were lots of different wallls.There was a snakes and ladders wall, Egyptian wall (the one I made it up to half way), sea creatures, going out of New Zealand, King Kong, Indiana Jones' rope, sheep, desert, rockets, space ships, power puff girls and pokemon, clocks,squiggles, zigzags, musical instruments and last but not least Jack and the bean stalk. I didnt get a chance to climb all of the walls. Mrs Posesione was watching me climb up on the Squiggles wall but I never knew! I was so tired but a quarter of the wall was waiting for me to reach the top. Oh noo! My fingers were so sore there was nowhere to go. Whoosh! I landed swiftly like a tamed bird at her feet."Oh Toreka you only had a little more to reach the top!" says Mrs Posesione.I just smiled."Everybody we're going now" said Ms Squires
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Hi again this is me talking about my best friend,This girl is a nice,sweet,a person with good personalty.This girl is Seini-Mino. She is the same age as me . In two days it is going to be March the fourteenth 2009. But this is no ordinary day this is Seini-Mino's ninth birthday. I might be able to go if I'm allowed to. Her and I have the same favourite colours. Our favourite colours are green, yellow and blue.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Hi it's me with another post about 'Extension'. This time my mum was no where to be found. But have no fear Mr J is here!I mean the one who teaches the music.He was going to teach our extension. First Mr Jacobson told us what to do first and most important kind of. Was we had to open up garage band and put the metronome on to make sure we were in the correct time of the beat.We also had to put the count in on so we could start in the right timing.The first thing we had to do on garage band was to put the musical typing on the screen and put the sound to rock kit. I could already hear some one's computer going"Boom ,Ding Dang,Boom,Boom....."and so on. My first sound was the kick drum.It sounded "Doom....Doom....Doom...."Every four seconds.Next we did some other drum but I don't seem to remember it though.Then we kept on duplicating the same tracks and soon it started to sound pretty cool.I can't believe that I actually started to make a cool sound!Soon I could hear the whole class room starting to rise up with the sound of music.I love going on garage band it is so cool!Well that's all from me today!
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Hi again, This time I am talking about what we did at extension.Well what we did made me pretty hungry!We had to draw a table in partners that would tell us that if our favourite food was healthy or could make you sick.If you looked at our chart it would of been Burger King that was the most popular meal that people are most common with.We also had to have a chart about our favourite desert!Most people like to eat is an ice-cream sundae and chocolate cake.But mine was completely different to every body's despite my mum.My favourite desert is my dad's homemade sticky rice!But when we looked at the food pyramid the part with the most was the sugar and fat!But 4 people in the room managed to help earn a few telly marks for the healthy side!I think that we should start to eat more healthy food because we have lots of sport going around the school. Next time I might write another blog about my dad's world's famous chicken curry! Remember to only eat junk food for special occasions and always try to eat healthy food.! We are also learning about witch country restaurants in New Zealand come from.
Monday, February 9, 2009
In the holidays my family and I went to Waiwera. That's where we usually go for our holiday. We left at 10 o'clock in the morning. By the time we got there I was half asleep, so when we got to the hotel I threw my self on my hotel bed! I was exhausted! But I had to help unpack the gear from the van though. I was going very slowly just like a snail strolling along the path but when my dad said that we were going to the Waiwera pools I zoomed like a race car! Wow! So I put on my togs and put my clothes on top. My mum took a while to get changed, so we turned on the telly!
Meanwhile at our real home my aunt Sele was looking after our house. I was wondering what she was up to. After quite a long time my mum and dad had their sunscreen and togs on. The cool thing about the hotel is that it's just across the road and we don't have to find a parking space! So we walked there.
When my mum and dad were paying for us to go inside the pools I was sneaking up on my little brother like a lion hunting an antelope. When I said 'boo' he fell down like coconuts from a tree and he started laughing. But I knew that he was frightened. Finally they had paid.We had reached my destination, well our destination. Before I knew it my little brother said "boo!!!" But I wasn't scared though. Okay maybe a little.
We were so excited to be at Waiwera pools. Some people were swimming just like fish! There were also slides like The Twister,The Speed Slide,The Black Hole,The Gut Buster, Squeeze,Bob's mistake,Short 'N' Sharp and of course The Kids Chute. I took off my t-shirt and there were my togs. Unfortunatley my parents told us to fold up our clothes and then we could hop inside the pool. I jumped like a frog into the water. The water was so warm.
After some time passed my brother Tanielu and I wanted to go on the slides. I've only been on Bob's Mistake Short 'N' Sharp and the kid's chute. So we went on Bob's mistake 1 million times! Okay maybe not 1 million times it's just that we felt like we went on it 1 million times. When my dad came we went on the Gut Buster, Squeeze, The Speed Slide and the twister. The twister isn't that scary to me, in fact none of the slides were scary to me. Turns out we all had a good time. Thanks to http://images.google.co.nz/images?hl=en&q=Waiwera%20Pools%20Images&safe=active&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wi for the pictures!
Thursday, February 5, 2009