Saturday, December 31, 2011
Ms Fothergill is teaching in Room 10 next year (hence the name change for the blog) and is looking forward to working with a whole new group of students.
All the best everyone for 2012.
Friday, December 30, 2011
Special thanks to Anne who spent two days with us taking photos.
Monday, November 28, 2011
At 1 o’clock we went over to the Marae to be welcomed on to the Marae by some of the Kapiti College kids. When they had welcomed us on to the Marae we went into the dining room to have some afternoon tea. Then we went home.
At four o’clock we went back onto the Marae to set up our beds. At five o’clock we went in to the dining room to learn what we were going to do next. We were put into groups to do some activities. The first activities was a newspaper dress up game. You had to chose two people in your group to be models. Then you came up with a costume that they should wear. When the outfits were all finished and on the models the models walked down the dining room showing off there costumes. Then we had dinner. For dinner we had make your own hamburgers. They were delicious! After dinner we got back into our groups and we had do do some sort of skit, play, dance or drama. When they were finished we preformed them in front of the other groups. Then the board games were taken out and we played them with each other. After that a guy came to tell us about the stars. The conversation we had with him was very interesting. The we got ready for bed.
We had no idea that we were going to get a practically sleepless night.
What felt like hours later every body woke up. Even although we were all tired we had full day ahead of us to learn how to welcome the other half of Room 20 and Room 16 to the Marae.
When we had all got dressed we were all sent for a run around the Kapiti Collage school field twice!!! After that we had breakfast. For breakfast we had cereal (if we had brought it) and toast. After that we got into our groups again and planned a Maori legend in freeze frame images.
Then we started work on how to do a Powhiri. The Kapiti College Maori teacher taught us how to do one. Then we stopped for some morning tea then we continued or learning on how to do a Powhiri. Then it was time for lunch. When we came to the marae we bought our lunch. Luckily nobody forgot their lunch! Unfortunately we only had ten minutes to eat and even more unfortunately in the middle of lunch the fire bell rang. Luckily it wasn’t a real fire. When we got back to the dining room it was time to stop eating lunch because the other group were coming. Nobody was very happy about this because they had barely started their lunches.
When the other group had arrived at the Marae we performed our welcome. Then we went inside. On the table we had payed out a delicious looking after noon tea. As the second group started eating the afternoon tea we performed a Haka to entertain them.
When they had gone back to school we cleaned up the dining room.
A few minutes later our parents came to pick us up from the Marae. Then we went home. I really enjoyed my sleepover at the Marae.
There was only one problem. I got practically no sleep!
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Take a look at our blog posts:
Monday, September 12, 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Monday, August 22, 2011
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Friday, August 5, 2011
It was really fun, we found a few huge crabs, some medium sized crabs and a lot of baby crabs. We also found some tiny little fish and some tiny little wormy things but we did not no what they were called. We saw a lot of starfishes: we saw some big ones, small ones red ones and green ones.
We had to climb from rock to rock and some of the rocks were really slippery so we had to be really careful. One time I stepped on a really slippery rock accidentally and I fell into the water and I got all wet.
That was the worst part about going crabbing but other than that it was really fun. And that was the highlight of my holiday.
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Stephen Hawking shows resilience when other scientists try to prove his theories wrong. He shows involvement when he lets other people work experiments with him. He shows communication by using his voice synthesizer because he can’t use his own voice. He shows respect to former astronomers who discovered all the space around us. But most of all, he shows massive curiosity. He looks at black holes and nebulae and starclouds and stuff.
He shows all five qualities in his quest to uncover the mystery of the universe.
He was among a motorcycle gang who liked to stick to the golden oldies. He was rebellious though, and wanted something new. In his garage at his property in Cristchurch, he was building something new. In the end he had finished it.
The V-1000 roared up to the line, revved it’s engines, and overtook all racers. The track stank of burning rubber after the race.
John Britten died in 1995 but by then he had become world famous. Earlier, simply a: glass sculptor, artist, engineer, thinker, entrepreneur, and glider pilot, now having made the world’s fastest motorbike. And he was a KIWI!
Saturday, April 2, 2011
I wonder if Jesus is real
I hear bees buzzing in the summer time
I see the stars in the night sky
I want to go to America
I am funny and bubbly
I pretend that Madi is my sister
I feel happy when my friends are around me
I touch my dogs fluffy fur
I worry that my friends don't like me
I cry because my nana lives in New Plymouth
I am cute and cuddly
I understand that my sister is mean
I say I can’t sing
I dream of horrors
I try and do the splits 2 other ways
I hope that Madi will be my friend forever
I am funny and smiley
I wonder why am a girl.
I hear dogs howling.
I see a pink cloud.
I want a pony.
I am special and sharing.
I pretend I can fly and that I have superpowers.
I feel like I am going to fall on a bunch of flowers.
I want to touch the fur of a soft bunny’s.
I worry that my mum might crash when she drives.
I cry when my sister messes my room.
I am special and sharing.
I understand that Michael Jackson died.
I say that the Easter Bunny is real.
I wish that I had an i Pad.
I try to make my rugby games perfect.
I hope that my family never dies or gets hurt.
I am special and sharing.
We had to write whether we thought pets should be allowed to school. Here is one response:
Well I think that pets shouldn’t be allowed at school. Imagine all the chaos it would cause just over a bunch of pets at school. If there were birds at school they will fly right over our heads. If there were were mice at school they will eat all our scrumptious food. If there were cats at school they will scramble up the trees, frightened and kids climbing up after them. It will be crazy! Where would we put our pets during class time? We can’t just leave them loose, they will climb through the gates and the fence and run down the road. That’s my opinion of having having pets at school.
Sunday, February 27, 2011
That night I felt like there was a silver door in my room. I woke up, then I saw it, the silver door just like my dream. I crept to it without waking anybody up. When I tapped on the door it tapped back. I tapped on it three more times and it mysteriously opened. In the distance i saw something shimmering, it was powerful, it was controlling my hand. Then I looked down and there it was 2 inches of the ground, a magical floating key. I picked it up. Different colours started shooting out of it. I thought it was a rainbow.
Then I saw it, a little cute furry creature. It looked like a tuttie fruity but told me it was a binky bonk. It pointed further into the door like it wanted me to follow it. It led me down the staircase to a locked door and pointed into the keyhole. I put the key in, I turned the key and the door swung right open. I walked down the hall, but it was a dead end. I looked left. I looked right. To the right there was a carving made out of wood, it had emralds and diamonds in it but no rubies. I ran home with the key in my pocket and the binky bonk in my other one.
The next night I dreamt of me opening a secret passage. I saw the key, the binky bonk, and the carving. The next morning I woke up and ran down the hall still in pyjamas with the key, binky bonk and rubies.I knew what I had to do. I went up to the carving and put the rubbies in the spaces. When I had finished it I ran down the secret pasage. At the doorway there was the binky bonks heart, he swallowoed it and began blowing bubbles everywhere.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Out my window I can see quite a lot of interesting things. I can see the courtyard, the parsley ravenously reaching out for more room to grow into; (sadly it's work gets washed away into a delicious pesto); the front door, it's bells being thrown around carelessly by the wind; the sliding door slightly ajar, curtains flying through to be blocked by a pair of roman sandals; the waves crashing high against the seaside rocks, spittle spraying even higher. That's the view from my window.
This week we have been looking at the writing process.
First, on Monday, Ms F read us a paragraph from Mrs Frisby and the Rats of Nimh where the Frisby's home is described. Then we thought about what we can see out our window at home. We made a brainstorm of everything we could see.
The next day we looked at our brainstorm and Ms F looked at hers. She started to write her paragraph about what she could see out her window and then we did the same.
On Wednesday we looked at our paragraphs and Ms F looked at hers. She showed us how she was going to change some of the things she wrote to make it sound better. Then she sent us away to start work on our editing.
On Thursday we did some more work on our paragraphs and some of us started on our pictures. Ms F said the pictures HAD to match our paragraphs.
When we arrived at school on Friday, Ms F had put up some 'Amazing Phrases' on the wall for us to read. Some of the kids had written really interesting sentences.
Ms F says good writers edit their writing lots of times.