Monday, December 16, 2013

last year at Pt England school.

Kia Ora. I am a year 8 student at Pt England and I am in room 19.  This year will be my last year attending Pt England school.  I first started here at the age of 5 and I was a year 1.  I'm looking forward to going to college next year but I am going to miss all of my friend's here and the teachers to.

Saying good bye to my friends and teachers is going to be sad because it is going to be my last year attending Pt England school.  I'm going to miss my friends, Jorja, Lisia, Wakatere, Anamei, Henry and Ane hanging out with them has been fun I am going to miss our fun times with them.

I would like to say a huge "BYE" to the one and only best teacher Ms Tito. Ms Tito so far is one of my best teacher's.  The one thing I didn't like in my class was the lectures that Ms Tito had given us.

Next year I'm looking forward to college.  The school I will be attending next year is Auckland girls grammar School. I cant wait for next year, Next year I wan't to achieve all of my goals. My goals I want to achieve Next year are to improve in Maths and Reading.

This year the thing I have enjoyed the most is spending my time with my friends. Leaving this school and going to college is exciting for me but I am going to miss everything I have done here and learnt here.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Year 8 camp 2013.

The exiting moment us year 8's were all waiting for "CAMP". The camp grounds us year 8's were staying at was Keswick Christian camp witch is in Rotorua. We went to Keswick Christian camp because it was our last year together at pt England school so we went to camp to spend time together. We all went down to Rotorua in 2 bus's with teachers and parent helpers.

We got to Keswick camp grounds and meet a man who worked there his name was Simon. Simon told us were every thing was like the toilets and kitchen and some rules. We all were put in to groups my group was T.F.K witch means "The Fashion Killers". After we were all in our groups we all girls went into our cabins and the boys went into here cabins.

The most thing that challenged me the most was on the first day we all went on a long bush walk. The bush walk was tiering and hard, My legs were saw from going up the hills and down the hills. There was one thing that was fun for me witch was getting to the end of the trail and hoping on to the bus and having a rest.

My highlight of camp was the sheep show I enjoyed the sheep show because we got to see different types of sheep's. My favourite sheep that I liked was the Merino, The Merino had thick hair and big horns. My favourite thing at the sheep show was patting the animals and feeding the little lamb milk.
 




Net Book reflection.

This year has been the third year our school Pt England have been working on Net Books. Working on Net Books are easier than using a pencil and paper. My favourite thing to do on my Net Book is going on maths whiz. Searching thing's up on the internet are easy, So if I don't know what a word means I go on Google and search what the definition of it means. The help of the internet is great because we get to Google thing's we don't know about.

The thing I have learnt on my Net Book in he past three years is how to use Google docs and blogger. One thing I have learnt by myself on my Net Book is how to use photo bucket and many other sites. In my classroom we sometimes work in partners and work together and one thing I have learnt from my friends is to help each other when they need help on the internet.

This year I have helped people on there Net Books by telling them how to create new things on there Net Books if they don't know how to. We go on maths whizz and every thing by using internet and many other things by using internet. On my Net Book I have learnt on the internet what many words mean.

This year I have managed myself using my Net Book by being at the right place at the right time. I don't have to get wait for my teacher to tell me what to do I can just get up and do my work.







Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Nelson Mandela.


Nelson Mandela was born on July 18, 1918 in Mvezo South Africa, Nelson Mandela has six children. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela is is full name. Nelson Mandela passed away on the 5th of December 2013, Nelson Mandela  was the first dark South African President and fought to stop racism.  He spent 27 years in prison, released in 1990 and went on to become president of South Africa.

Nelson's middle name "Rolihlahla" Is translate literally to "pulling the branch of a tree" or "trouble maker".When Nelson was 16 years old he was told by the regent that it was time for him to become a man. With his Xhosa knowledge he knew this meant one thing"circumcision". The name Nelson was given to him on his first day at school by his teacher, Miss Mdingane. 

Nelson Mandela was arrested on the 5th of August . Mandela was arrested in 1962 and was also sentenced for five years. 7 November 1962 Sentenced to five years for leaving the country without a passport and incitement.


During his years in prison, Nelson Mandela's reputation grew steadily. Nelson Mandela was released on February 11, 1990. After 27 years of his life in prison Mandela was ushered into a secret meeting with the south african president.


Nelson Mandela, Who Passed away at the age 95, 05/12/2013. Nelson Mandela was a great man who stopped racism and brought freedom and peace to the blacks and whites.

What iv'e learnt about nelson Mandela is what he has brought to the world. Mandela brought Peace and freedom to the world and made changes to black and white people. I have also learnt when he was born and everything else about him.


















Monday, December 2, 2013

My highlights of the year.

1st highlight: My first favourite highlight of the year was picking flax. The reason why I liked picking flax was because  it is fun. We all had to pick a flax each and we all went back to school. When we got to school we weaved it and that part was really fun. When we were weaving the flax it was really complicating but fun at the same time.



2nd highlight: My second highlight of the year was Tuakana Reading . I enjoyed Tuakana Reading because we got to teach little kids how to read and read books with them. We always used to go to the library every tuesdays and read with little kids in room 9. We had to get a little kid from room nine every week and read different books with them every week.



3rd highlight: My third highlight of the year was basketball. I liked basketball because we got to learn new moves. In basketball we learnt heaps of cool moves and got to play some cool basketball games. Basketball is fun, We meet some new basketball coaches and they all taught us different things each week.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Static image


Static images are not photographs, posters, film stills or drawings. Sometimes still called images. This is a image of a gunshot in a glass with a simple city background. This image shows little cracks from the gunshot on the right top corner.

This image makes me feel interested because it is focused on the  gunshot and the background is blurred out. This image is interesting , I really like the effect on this image it suits the stated gunshot. When I look at this image it makes me feel like someone has just got shot.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Mihi

Kia ora tatou
Greetings to us all

kua hui mai nei
Who have gathered here

ki tenei huihuinga
to this gathering

ki te kawe mai
to bring

i te aroha
the love

Ka nui te koa
great the happiness

mo to koutou kaha
for your support

ki te haere mai
in coming

ki te awhina
to support / help

i nga kaupapa
the topics

e pa ana ki tenei hui
concerning this gathering

No reira tena koutou, tena koutou, tena ra tatou katoa
Therefore greetings once, greetings twice, greetings again to us all.






Saturday, November 2, 2013

Sloth story




One early sunny morning Gary the sloth was eating his favorite meal to eat which is leaves up in his tree which is his home. Gary has friends that he plays with sometimes when he has the energy. As he was eating in the tree he heard a strange noise, The noise sounded like something like a tree branch cracking. Gary could hear the noise coming from up high in the tree.

Gary was getting a bit scared because the noise was getting louder and louder, Gary looked up and saw that a little beaver was trying to saw one of his branch’s. It was a really big branch. The branch almost fell on Gary, But Gary’s friend Mandy the monkey pushed him out of the way so that he didn't get hit by the big branch.

As time was getting on Gary started eating his leaves, As he was eating his leaves the beaver came over and took all of Gary’s leaves. When the biever took all of Gary’s leaves Gary was really tired and couldn't go after the biever. Gary was really hungry at that time and he wanted his leaves back. Gary called out to Mandy the monkey to go after him and get his leaves back

Mandy chased after the little beaver and snatched the leaves out of the beavers hand. Many ran back to Gary and gave the leaves to him, Gary was surprised and happy at the same time because he was really hungry and that was his last meal for the day as well. So Gary went of to sleep after he had finished his last meal.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

A day at the beach.


It started of with an ugly day with rain and grey clouds, But as time was getting on the grey clouds were going and the rain had stooped. The sun had come out but there were still some clouds that it was not as hot, It was also really windy.


Me and my friend Andrea decided to go to the beach with our friend Unique. We meet up with our friend and we all went down to the beach and were taking photos and were playing in the sand.

We were going to have a swim but it was a bit to cold and windy to have a swim so we didn't swim. We weren't swimming so we climbed the trees at the beach.

After climbing the trees Andrea decided to make her own little fishing rod out of a stick and some long piece of string that she found. After she had made her own little fishing rod we went to go and play on the park.

We had enough of the beach and were tired and cold from the wind. I had fun at the beach with my two friends Andrea and Unique. We left the beach and went back home to have a rest from our day at the beach.






Saturday, September 14, 2013

Creative Strand Reflection.

At the start of term 3 the year 7 & 8's have had the chance to do a new literacy rotation. There are 2 groups for as to work in 1 is Creative strand witch is were you make movies and do some art work. The other group is Literacy and you do writing and reading. 

I really like this new rotation that we have been doing because we get to work with different teachers. My favourite thing I like to do the most in creative strand is art. I like to do art because art is fun because we get to do creative things.




Friday, August 23, 2013

Cross Country.

On Thursday we had a school fun run Cross Country. At 12:15 we had to get ready in to our colours that we had been put into. The name of the colours were, Takitimu (yellow), Te Arawa (Red), Tainui(BLUE) and Mataatua witch is GREEN.

When we had finished getting into our cross country colours we had to line up outside our class room. We were walking to the courts were the whole school was sitting,we had to sit in rows of boys and girls and what year we were and I was in the year 8 girls row.

First Mr Burt Was talking to us about were we where going to run and then he did a pray. All of the little kids did there cross country and then us big kid's had to run the year 7's ran 3 k's and the year 8's ran 3.5 k's. When I got up to the start line and Mr Burt said " ON YOUR MARK'S GET SET GO" and I ran and we ran around the field and then ran down to the reserve and around the reserve.

We had to run around the field and reserve 2 times. I thought that the Cross country fun run was really fun because it was really mud on the reserve and people were sliding in the mud and we were getting muddy. We even got to run in a huge puddle of water it was cool. I really enjoyed myself doing cross country.










Monday, August 5, 2013

Favourite NRL Team.

My favourite Team form NRL is the Vodafone Warriors. The resin why I like the Vodafone Warriors Is because they are the only New Zealand NRL team. If you didn't know what NRL means it mean's National Rugby League.

Information About The Vodafone Warriors.

The Vodafone Warriors (National Rugby League Team) Are now coming in 9th place on the leader bored so far. There first home game this year was on Sat, Mar 9 5:30 PM agents the Parramatta Eels there next game will be on the 3rd of August agents the Cronulla Sharks. The score for the Warriors and Sharks game was (Warriors)14 and the (Sharks)18. 









Monday, July 8, 2013

Fairy Tale - The Three Little Pig's



Once upon a time there lived an old wolf called Anthony. He lived in a huge mansion in New York. He liked to pick up rubbish because he liked to live in a clean environment. Anthony the wolf liked to help people, but only if they were kind.

One day Anthony  was minding his own business when he noticed a house made out of straw on his property. He felt disrespected because the person who had built the straw house didn’t ask for permission. The person turned out to be a rude little pig. He kindly said to the pig “can you please remove your straw house from my property?” But the pig said “no way!” So then Anthony the wolf had no other choice but to blow down the house made out of straw. The pig said “ you're not tough enough to blow down my house”. Anthony blew down the house built with straw. The pig said”paw you have smelly breath” .

So he ate the pig. He said mmm yummy yummy. The next day Anthony came across another house this time the house was made out of sticks. He kindly asked if the pig could remove the house made out of sticks. But the pig said “ you don't have the strength to blow my house down”. Anthony had no other choice but to blow the house down. The little pig was scared. Anthony blew his house down and ate the little pig.

A couple of days after Anthony saw a third house and this time the house was  made out of bricks. Anthony kindly asked the little pig to remove the house off his property but the little pig said “no I want to live here”. In determination the pig did not give up. The wolf had no choice but to blow down the little pig’s house, With all his might and strength he tried to blow as hard as he could but the brick house would not bust down. The wolf was very upset that he couldn't blow down the brick house. The little pig was very happy because he could leave his brick house on the wolf’s property. Instead of blowing the brick house down he burnt it. By the time the half of the house has burnt the little pig ran away and he never came back. So the wolf tidied up the house and went to bed and that has the end of the three little pig’s.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Silent Sustain Writing.

It was a cold, dark, gloomy night. I stumbled upon an abandoned hut deep in the heart of the forest. I was just about to enter the hut, when suddenly I heard a noise. It sounded like a big huge big foot was walking around near my hut. The noise started to get louder. I felt scared.

As it was getting louder it was getting closer. I saw a big shadow coming towards the hut. I turned around and it was staring right at me. I screamed and went into the hut but it busted it down. I ran for my life but it was chasing after me. I ran as fast as I could to try and find a hiding spot. When I was trying to find a hiding spot I saw a stairway down into the ground, it was my only chance to hide away from this thing. I heard it stomping around.

As it was stomping around I was looking around in this underground place that I was in and I tipped a glass of water over and the Big foot heard. It smashed and he saw the stairway. What was I going to do next?

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

League skills.

This term my class room 19 have had the chance to have to play league and learn some skills. We go to league every Thursday's on the field or in the hall if it is raining. So far we have learnt how to kick and catch a rugby ball.

I have been enjoying the great skills, fitness and also some games we play we have been doing in league. I can't wait to go to our next league skills and have some fun and learn more great skills.

Monday, May 27, 2013

cooking competition narrative.

One day Jessie and his friend Katie were cooking in the kitchen like they were at MKR (My Kitchen Rules). They were both having a competition and Jessie’s mum, dad and his aunt were going to judge the food. Once they were both finished there cooking the judge's said you's should sign an application for MKR. They were thinking "yes we should we have always wanted to go on MKR". So they thought about it for a minute and they decided to go and get an application and sign it.

A few weeks went past and they got a mail in the letter box saying that there were not enough spaces to join MKR. They were really sad when they read that letter, but they were still cooking like they were on MKR and they never gave up on cooking they carried on even though they didn't make it in to MKR.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Fun Run Practice.

For the last two weeks the year 7's and 8's have been doing a fun run practice. We have to run around the whole Pt England Reserve. 

On the first week my time going around the whole reserve was 9:48sec and on the second week I improved my time and I got 6:54 sec. 

I am doing good than I thought I was doing I am really proud of myself. The reason we are doing this fun run is to fundraise for our year 8 camp at the end of the year.  


What's really in our food?

This tearm the senior block have been investigating What's really in our food?. So my class have had the chance to investigate some words and what they mean and do to your body. My words that I have been investigating is Nutrient-dense foods and Cholesterol. These words are a bit hard to investigate but I am still trying my hardest to do these words. This is my presentation that I have created myself. 

Reading Reflection/Judy Moody.



TITLE: Judy Moody        
AUTHOR:Megan McDonald
Pages: 39-62
Date: 20/05/13



CONNECT:
This story is like my life because I sometimes have boring holidays and sometimes I don’t. The character’s in this story are Judy, Aunt Opal, frank, stink, rocky. These are all the characters I have read in this story yet.


VISUALISE:
When I read the part about when Judy and her friends try to find big foot I was thinking I wonder if they will find big foot. I think the main character, Judy Moody looks like her aunt Opal.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Xtramath.

For the last two weeks my class have been doing Xtramath. On the first week I was on addition and I was trying my hardest to get up to the next level "subtraction" and I got up to subtraction on the 2nd week so I'm doing a bit good.

Reading Reflection/Judy Moody.



TITLE: Judy Moody        
AUTHOR:Megan McDonald
Pages: 26-39
Date: 16/05/13


EVALUATE:
I think the author is a good writer because She puts good detail in it and most kids don’t like reading but this story is making me like reading a lot more than I did before. I like this story because I have never read this story before and it is a good book to read.


PREDICT:
This book is Based on the screenplay as it says on the back of the book.
Later in the story, I think that Judy will end up having a good holiday, well I hope she does have a good holiday. I can’t wait to finish off the rest of the book in a few weeks.



Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Will.I.Am coming to our school.





Sitting in the hall waiting to see who was going to visit our school. As we were waiting for the anonymous person to come in we had a practice of our song that we were going to sing to this person. We had finished our song practise and all I could hear at the back of me was all the camera people rushing out side and I was thinking "wow the anonymous person is coming". Mr Burt our principal told us the day before that this person was donating a lot of money. Mr Burt said that this person was in the black eyed peas and everybody was so amazed. Then Mr Burt said to the whole school "who do you think it is" and everyone screamed out "Will.I.Am".


As Will.I.Am was walking into the hall all of the kids were amazed. As he came in everybody one was staring at him and he went to sit down on a chair by the stage. There were two performances, first it was kapa haka then after that it was the hip hop group when they finished there performances Will.I.Am said a speech about his life. After he had talked about his life we all sang a song to him we sang strive to succeed our school song. And then it was time for the big thing Will.I.Am came up to the front again and said he was going to donate one hundred and thousand dollars we were all amazed. He donated that money to help give the Manaiaklani education trust new Ipads and computers.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Reading reflection.

TITLE: Judy Moody        


Pages: 1-26
Date: 8/5/13  

SUMMARIZE:This book is about Judy and all of her friends planning about what they are going to do for there summer holidays. The main character in the story is Judy.

QUESTION:When I read the part about Judy having a boring holiday it made me wonder if her holiday was going to be fun after all. I will soon find out when I read more. I wonder why the author chose to Write about Judy having a boring holiday. I think it might be because a lot of kids are bored in the holidays and this book may give some ideas of what to do in the holidays if they are bored.


I can't wait to finish of the rest of my book to see what happen's next.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

What my friends think about me.

Last term my class room 19 had to put a piece of paper on our backs. Everyone had to write something nice about that person. This is three things that my friends think about me.


 One of the thing's that someone said about me was that I am so pretty, that is a nice thought I appreciated that who ever wrote that.

 Another thing that I really liked that someone wrote about me was that I am really funny and I think that I am really funny.

 The last best thing that someone wrote about me that I liked was that I am an amazing friend because it makes me feel like a good person.

This was a good activity it is good to do things like this because people know how other people think about them. I enjoyed doing this activity it was really fun.






Friday, April 5, 2013

Triathlon.


On the 3rd of April my class room 19 went to the field to do Triathlon. We did Triathlon to learn about it. The three things you do in Triathlon is Swim, bike and run.


As me and the girls in my class were walking towards the water slide I saw the bubbles everywhere on the slide and it looked very cold and slimy. Instead of a swimming pool we used a water slide because our school do not have a swimming pool. When I was standing at the water slide Brett our tutor said "On your marks get set go". Then as everyone else were sliding on the water slide I was running along the slide because I didn't want to get wet so I did that four times. Then I ran to the bikes.


As I got to the bikes I went to a bike and put my helmet on and walked the bike to the transition and then I hopped onto my bike and I was riding around the field and then I went past the finished line. After I finished my bike ride I put the bike back where I got it from and I started to do my run around the field. I was so tired and I past the finished line and then I went to sit down and We did the triathlon two times. I enjoyed doing Triathlon My favourite thing out of swim, bike, run was biking.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              






Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Picking Harakeke/Flax.



Last week my class room 19 walked to Omaru Creek to Pick some Flax with Miss Tito. The ression we went to Omaru Creek was to pick some Flax was to learn protocols/kaupapa of collecting, Taonga and learn how to make a PutiPuti/Flower. 

When we got to Omaru Creek we all sat down under the shade on the grass by the Flax bush. When we all sat down on the grass Miss Tito talked to us about the most inportent rules like: Never cut the Mum, baby and dad because the whole Flax bush will die. Another rule is to cut the Flax diagonally down words. 

When Miss Tito finished talking about the rules she told us to find a buddy and my buddy was Andrea. Then we got a knife and we cut us a Flax each and we sat down again. After every one had finished picking there Flax Miss Tito said we will go back to school and weave our Flax. But be for we left we did one thing to our Flax we striped our Flax with our nail.

Then we went back to school and Miss Tito showed us step by step how to weave the Flax. We also used a ruler to help keep the Flax weaving sight. I didn't complet my PutiPuti because it was hard to do so my buddy Andrea helped me do my PutiPuti/Flower.




Friday, March 15, 2013

Tuakana/Teina.


Tuakana/Teina.

This year my class room 19 have been doing Tuakana/Teina. Tuakana means older and Teina means youngest Tuakana/Teina. Every Tuesdays after lunch room 19 go to the library and we do Tuakana/Teina with room 9. When we were in the library we were waiting for room 9 to come . When they came we had to chose a buddy from room 9 to read with. Then I chose my buddy and I asked her "what is your name" "my name is Kate" she said. 

Me and Kate chose a book to read and it was about bumble bees. When we finished chosen a book we went to sit out side to read our book. I was reading the book to Kate and she was reading along with me. As we were reading our book we had to go back in to the library and put our book back and sit on the carpet, And then Tuakana/Teina was finished. It is great doing Tuakana/Teina because it helps them to read better.









Thursday, March 7, 2013

All about me.

School Picnic 2013.

On Friday the 1st of march was our school picnic at the Pt England Reserve. The whole school were in the hall for a quick assembly so Mr Burt could tell us some rules.  After the quick assembly the whole school walked down to the Reserve together. When we all got down to the Reserve we all lined up in our class line's on the grass and Mr Burt told were we were allowed and not allowed. When Mr Burt let us all go we  put our school bags in a spot were we could eat.


When the picnic all started all of the little kids were playing on the beach and the park and doing other staff. I was hanging out with my friends laying on the grass under the tree. After laying under the tree for a while me and my friends went to walk around up on the bank to play volley ball which is a sports game. There were all sorts of sports games up on the bank for everyone to play.


After me and my friends finished playing sports games up on the bank we went down to the beach to put our feet in the water. I put my feet in the water because it was a really hot day. It was a good day at the beach hanging out with me friends I enjoyed my last picnic at Pt England Reserve. 










Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Participation.

Example:


  participating - Non - participation -
 

This week, room 19 students have had the chance to find the definition and example of the three P’s (Participation, Protection and partnership).

Definition - participation is participating in something such as sport or decision making etc. Example - here is a movie that me and my 
Partner Andrea found. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psRS5OPEiAA








        

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Love.




Definition - A strong feeling someone feels about someone else, such as their mother, or another person.


Example:

Monday, February 11, 2013

I am poem.

I am Te Rina
proud to be me

I am sports
love to play sports.

I am awesome
proud to be awesome

I am a sister
Sister of 6

I love art
only for fun

I am slow
Not that fast