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.

Respects me
Awesome curry
Yummy sticky rice
Man of steel
Open to love
Nice and near
Daring and wonderful

Monday, April 6, 2009

Camp Aratika

Last week on Wednesday morning, the senior school came to school in mufty.Why do you ask? Well the reason why we were allowed to come to school in mufty because it was the year five and six camp. Yes it was that time of the year again. We were having it at school on the field again.

It was quite exciting when we got in to our groups.I wanted to be in the same group as Seini-Mino. But it didn't matter though because I was in the Participators with Selena .Yay! My leaders were Sela and Leoden. The vice captains were April and Jonty.

Our very first event was orienteering. First Mr Jacobsen told us to partner up. My partner was Selena. "Now you need to choose who is going to be A and who is going to be B" announced Mr Jacobsen. Selena was A and I was B ."The A's come and each get a compass and the B's come and get a pencil and a piece of paper." Next Mr Jacobsen taught us how to use the compass.Then it was time for the practise round. " You all have to come back when I blow the hooter."

And we were off! Selena and I jogged all the way to the white picket fence."Selena it says 130 degrees" I yelled excitedly. "Okay 120,130. There!" We sprinted to the toilets but unfortunately Selena's shoe separated from her foot! "You're running too fast!" I laughed. "530 degrees Selena." I shout.
"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.

Next it was time for rock climbing."Yipee!"I yelled. The next 10 minutes I was complaining" Ms Squires, it's too high!"
"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

"Ms Squires, where are we going next?' I ask."we're going skating!" Uh Oh.I wasn't very good at skating either.The next second we were already there!" Ms Squires I don't know my shoe size I exclaim." Oh that's all right he'll just give you a pair like every body elses and he did!But the real problem was I was decorating myself. No, no,no not with glitter, bruises!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

How It All Fits Together

This blog is about why I used the food pyramid and what we have to do for our extension class. First of all right now we are bringing in recipes that include potatoes,bananas & rice.I have brought in a recipe for every type of food except for rice.But I plan to ask my dad if he can write down how to make his family famous sticky rice, it's delicious!

Now back to the food pyramid.The reason why we had to read the food pyramid is so when we bring in our recipe we can see if it falls inside the fatty area where there is sugar or if it falls in the healthy area where there are lots of vitamins and fruit.Most of our favourite food falls inside the fatty area.

We  also made a garage band track using only drums.Not all of us succeeded in that but when we heard my mum say "Times up!" we had to take of our comfy earphones and go around all of the computers and see which one was the best.Moses had the best track because when you listen to the year five's track you would hear that we used beats.It sounded pretty cool though.

Rock Our World is really cool.I especially loved it because we got to draw lots!I wish I was an artist.We traced over our photo and drew the 4 other things that were important to us.I had alot to choose from.