Wednesday, September 8, 2010

COOL KIWIS



Some birds can fly high up in the air-kiwis can’t. Most birds are beautifully bright coloured-but Kiwi’s aren’t. There’s even a bird that can swim in the icy cold water down in Antartica-Kiwi’s wouldn’t even do that.


It’s not that they’re all big or they’re really small. The littlest kiwi is called the Little Spotted Kiwi. Only 1350 are in on Kapati Island. This species is smaller than a normal rugby ball.


The average size is only about the size of a normal size rugby ball. But these Kiwis can be really big. The Great Spotted Kiwi is the biggest kiwi of all and its 45 centimeters and there are over 22,000 Great White Kiwis in the whole of New Zealand.


I suppose you wouldn’t call them beautiful or dazzling. Their color is very dull and plain brown, and they’ve even got rough skin, while lots of them have the most ridiculous 20cm bill that sticks out in the front of their body. Imagine giving them a Hongi!


Most people think that Kiwi’s have no wings. They do! If you look underneath their brown plain plumage you will find their wings.Their wings are the size of your PINKY! Can you believe it?


Kiwis have a nice sense of smell. They can also put the tip of their beck which is there nose, three centimeters down in to the ground and smell worms and insects. they then grab their prey from underground, and eat it.


How could you possibly resist a, big fat,nocturnal,plain, plumaged, ugly looking, flightless bird?

If Kiwi’s aren’t cool, Then I don’t know what is?




Thursday, September 2, 2010

CROSS COUNTRY!!!!!!!


Arriving at school, I see all the gear, and I say to myself ''What an Ambush!'' Mr Burt has tricked us and has decided to put on a Cross Country for the whole school. I murmur to class and say ''It was only suppose to be our team'' That's what Ms Garden said.

Before the race was about to start, I had butterflies in my tummy. I was hoping it was about to rain any minute because I felt scared and didn't want to do cross country.

Suddenly a sound went BANG! the 10 year old girls dashed past me as I jog behind everyone keeping my pace. I start to past one person at a time.

Passing the gate, my body was aching and my knees were burning, but I knew I had to keep on going. Half way there, a feeling of lethargy passed through me, as I am near the finish line. I say to myself ''CHAMPIONS NEVER GIVE UP!''

Coming out of the gate, and going across the playground, Seini Mino jogs up to me and we are close to the finish line. We gather momentum against each other and we come a tie. We are coming and we hear the crowd cheering us on. It felt great.

As we walk down from the field I felt exhausted and puffed out. I also felt proud that I had done it, and finished the race.


Monday, July 19, 2010

Term 3's facsinating Immersion Assembly!!!


On Tuesday the 19th of July it was the first day of Term 3 for Pt England school. When I walked inside the hall I was surprised because I thought I was trapped on an Island filled with Pirates. When I sat down I was so keen to find out about Term 3's topic and then suddenly the screen turned on and it had the words 'MIGHTY MARINERS'!







Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Hockey.


My new sport is Hockey.
It is a very cool sport to play and for anyone who is in to sport.

My first Hockey game is in 2 weeks. The best thing about it is that we all get our gear 1 week before the game so we can practise and get use to it. We only have practise once a week which is going to be quite hard for the team.

Did you know part of your gear, you get a brand new Hockey stick as well? I got a silver one which is really cool but everyone gets different colours. I think my Hockey stick is the best out of all.

I am so excited about my first game ever because I have never played a cool sport like Hockey before. This is exciting because it is a rough and challenging game. I think this is going to be such fun for the team and I.

I can't wait until my first game and I hope we win.


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Compound Word.

As you can see this is a picture of me and my group standing here with our compound word sculpture. If you want to know more stuff about this keep on reading.

Do you know what a compound word is? A compound word is two words put together.

Here a some clues to help you out a little:

1. You can see it at a bowling alleys.
2. It is a royal person that wears a cape.
3. He is also quite special too.


Do you want to guess the compound word??
Write me the answer and I will write back to you and you can see if you have the correct answer.

My long trip to Napier!


On Friday the 4th of June I had to miss school because I was going to Napier. I was going to Napier with some of my church and youth and also my Nana. We went for long weekend. The reason why we were going to Napier was because we got invited to do a youth rally there. We went by bus and it took us 8 hours to get there so we got there at about 2pm.

Finally we got there and we got shown where we were going to sleep. We slept in a Marae and when we got in there we saw that half of the Marae had got taken up. I had to get me and my Nana's beds ready for tonight. As soon as we finished getting our beds set we rested and the we found out that we had an opening church at 6pm. All of us ran to have a shower and got ready. Suddenly we received a black bag with a badge saying Keep Moving Forward. It was time for the opening and we all went to the opening and that went on for 3 and a half hours.

Church was finished and we all had to eat our dinner in the kitchen and the foam plates had barbecue in it and it was scrumptious. It was time to go to sleep and tomorrow was another long day!!!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

My Koru art.

This picture that I am holding is called my Kowhaiwhai. As you can see my Kowhaiwhai represents my loving and caring family. We were only allowed to use 4 colors and as you can see I have used bright colors like, red, purple, orange and yellow. It took me are very long time to decide where my colors were going to go but I managed. I don't know how long it took me but I know that it was fun and exciting. I hope you like my picture.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Active Earth.

This year our topic is called Active Earth. What we had to do was do a animation about Active Earth. Each group had to do something different and I had to show how are Volcano is formed and this is how.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Tamaki College.


On Friday Mr Borland from Tamaki College kindly invited Room17 to the Tamaki College gym where we did P.E.
The first game we played was called ''Waka''. There were 4 wakas and what we had to do was get all 4 wakas from one side to the other. Our strategy was to walk on the wakas and there always had to be one waka. We had to keep on passing the wakas along. The tricky part was that we weren't allowed to fall or the whole class will have to start again. It was the best day ever.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Active Earth.

This term's topic is Active earth. We are learning about Volcanoes,Earthquakes and Tsunamis.
I have already learnt that inside a volcano is not lava it is magma and inside a volcano is a magma chamber and the magma chamber holds up all of the magma inside. When the volcano is about to erupt the magma shoots up very fast and then the volcano explode. The magma is then called lava, which is very hot.
What I'm really looking forward to this term is getting to know lots more of information about Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tsunamis.