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Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Reflection Writing




2015 has been an amazing year, we've done alot of fun and amazing stuff such as Yr 8 Camp, the picnic that happend at the start of the year and much much more, I have really enjoyed been a part of the senior block and Pt England School I also really enjoyed all the cool and amazing things we've done as a team.

My favourite thing throughout this whole year was going to the year 8 camp with the other year 8 students, I really enjoyed it because I got to know the other year 8`s a lot more better and also because we did lots of fun activities at the campsite there were lots of things to do such as kayaking with Mr Wiseman.

The most difficult thing this year was getting along with the year 7`s and making sure they were doing the right thing also making sure that they're ready for year 8 and they know what to do as leaders of the school.

If I were to grade myself out of 10 it would be a 5 out of 10 because I think I havnt done good enough this year I'm still learning and still trying to always do my work and be on task at all times, maybe next year I could do better.

This year has been such an amazing year I really enjoy being with the teachers at Pt England School because they have taught me so much they've taught me so will so that I could be ready to leave to college. The other thing I really enjoyed was getting to know the year 7`s individually, they have been awesome role models for next year as they move up to year 8 hopefully they enjoy year 8 as much as I did.

My ultimate goal for 2016 is to always listen to the teachers, focus on school, make sure i'm doing the right things and also finish off all my work because I want to have a good future and a good job. I'm really looking forward to meeting my new teachers and meeting new people and making new friends.

I`ve really enjoyed this year because so much fun stuff happend and I got to know the year 7`s more and also I was put into an amazing class with such amazing students and with an awesome teacher Mrs Moala.

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Fractions To Percent


For Maths we are learning to turn Fractions To Percents, I really enjoy doing these Math equations because it gets me learning and focusing on the questions, some questions are hard and some are kinda easy, but over all I think its a very good activity because its good to challenge myself while doing the Maths Activity.

Friday, 4 December 2015

Yanomami Inquiry Presentation


This term for inquiry we have been learning about all sorts of cultures/traditions of people around the world, for this week we have been learning about the Yanomami people this presentation will tell you all about them, hopefully you could learn some things from this presentation:)

Speech Speakers Writing


On Wednesday Pt England Intermediate had the opportunity to be gifted with 4 amazing speakers named Raenen Garcia, Gabriel Inia and Mr Sharma from Tamaki College and also the amazing Andrew Patterson, they came to the Pt England Senior block to talk to us about college and how we need to make the right choices as we get there, they also explained to us how college works and how it feels, from their point of view I think college will be fun and amazing at the start but as you move from year to year it gets a little hard because you have lots of tests that come up. Hopefully it'll be an amazing time at college.

Monday, 30 November 2015

Poetry Writing

Tearing walls ripping down

The smell of mold goes round and round

The taste of black Liquorice  makes everything vicious

Windy sounds come rushing through in different areas of the room
From wall to wall the smell gets stronger
Inside and outside no smell of delight
Trapped all alone and nowhere to go     
But no need to stress it's just a big mess

Walking through the door

we notice the ripped walls

moulded roofs
with rats crawling through
 
and cockroaches

crawling round and round         



As I arrived in the room I looked down.

And I see Paint falling off the roof and I start to drown

I could smell a Musty smell on the wall.
Than I start feeling small.
When I looked around I can hear the Mouse's footsteps running on the roof.
But I wish it would be soundproof
As I drew the Curtains then I feel goosebumps coming up my arm
As I walk around the room I have this kind of dry taste in my mouth like I want to spew it out.



The room starts to rumble
 The ceiling began to crumble
Smelling mould
I start to get a cold
Everything’s broken
And it can’t be spoken
Disgusting floors
Covered in paint
Broken draws
I wanted to faint



Thursday, 26 November 2015

Monday, 23 November 2015

Andrew Patterson Speech


On Friday a speaker named Andrew Patterson came to Pt England School in the middle block to come and talk to all of the senior kids about mindset and about time management. We watched various videos, he talked to us about college and what to expect when we get there. One video had a really good message it had 7 effective habits which were Be Proactive, Think Win - Win, Sharpen The Saw, Seek First To Understand, then to be understood, Synergize, Put First Things First, Begin With The End In Mind. I really enjoyed the video because it gave us things to focus on when we head off to college next year, im really glad he came to our school to talk to us about college.

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Recount Writing

As my class rushed to the hall to watch The Royal New Zealand Navy Band perform we were all very excited and happy, as we were walking there we could also hear our teacher calling out to us to get us to walk properly to the hall. Once we got there my class and I quickly sat down and gazed at the performers on stage. While we waited Mr Burt came in and introduced the Royal New Zealand Navy Band to us.

Once Mr Burt finished speaking one of the Navy members spoke to us about what they do when they are travelling on the ships and what it feels like to be part of the Navy Band Crew. Once he finished speaking the Navy Band played a few songs to us and we had to guess what songs they were playing on the instruments.

They started off by playing movie title songs and everyone shouted out what they thought the song was once they performed everyone started clapping and cheering for the performers who were performing on stage. As they were starting to play a song everyone had to guess the song, the song they played was Katy Perry Roar, once they played the song on the instruments everyone started calling out the title name of the song.

When the Navy Band performers heard everyone calling out the title of the song they asked everyone to stand up, then everyone stood up and started clapping their hands and moving side to side, looking around the hall I saw so many people smiling and laughing with the people beside them.

Once they finished playing various songs on the instruments one of the members of the band had a big large book that had information about the instruments, he started off reading and while he was reading the band members went one by one and they had to introduce their instrument to the audience there were lots of instruments.

When they finished playing one of the band members had to ask a question and the student shad to raise their a=hands to say the answer, so the band member walked around the hall to the people who had their arm up and he asked them what their answer was and they answered only about 4 - 6 went up including Mr Burt they got told to conduct the navy band.

When they stood at the front everyone started laughing a few moments later it was Mr Brts turn and once he started conducting all the teachers and students started laughing at how silly Mr Burt was conducting, once everyone finished conducting they all were told to be seated and they also got given a CD of all the songs that they play.

I really enjoyed having the Navy Band play at our school because they taught everyone so much about instruments and how to use them properly. I hope everyone enjoyed the band as much as I did.

Fun Time Tuesday

On Tuesday team 5 had the opportunity to do a team activity which included all students, every student was put into a team of 5 or 6. There were various activities that were held in room 1, room 2, the breeze, the hall foyer and the netball courts. All teams were given a little booklet where you had stack your points and where it shows what station you had to go to next.



After we were all put into teams and the teachers got their stations ready we all got to go with our teams to different stations. I had a team of 3 because some people didn't come to school. My team and I first went to room 2 with Miss Clark her station was called brain bust she called it brain bust because you had to use your brain while you were at her station, she gave everyone the same question and we had to figure out the answer by using our brains. My team and I didn't really know the answers to it so we gave it a try along with the help of Miss Clark, each team was given 2 questions and we had to figure them out as a team which meant each team member had to participate. In the end my team got given 20 points for participating in the activity.



Time was running out and we had to go to our next station, each team finished off their last question then we all had to walk sensibly to the street (working space) where Mrs Tele`a held her photo booth station, her station was all about taking photos and participating and just having fun, there were all sorts of costumes that we got to get dressed in and take silly photos. My team and I had lots of fun we all really enjoyed ourselves, there was lots of laughter and smiles, in the end Mrs Tele`a asked for everyone's booklets and wrote down all the points that the team achieved.


Our next station was the cookie face station, Mrs Flavell looked after that station her station was about getting a cookie and putting it on the top of your head then you had to use various facial expressions to try and move the cookie down towards your mouth, the goal for that challenge was to get the cookie in your mouth without letting the cookie fall. 5 people went first at a time, they were told to lay their heads back then place the cookie on the top of their foreheads. “Go” Mrs Flavell said then each person started doing different faces to try and get the cookie in their mouth and if you dropped it you had to pick it back up and wait for everyone to finish.


Everyone started trying and trying but still couldn't get the cookie in their mouth once everyone finished trying they all had to walk at the back of the line and wait for their turn. My team was up next the same thing was repeated “lay your head back and place the cookie on your forehead” then we did what were told “Go!” Mrs Flavell shouts, my team and I were struggling to get the cookie in our mouths, we tried and tried but no one got it in, then we were told to go to the back of the line. The 5 moved up and Mrs Flavell decided that we should altogether try and get the cookie in our mouth we all tried but till no one could get it in some people just took the cookie off their faces and ate it, we were running out of time so we had to move along to the next station.



Our final station was called pea pipes Mrs Hockly owned that station at her station there were little plastic bowls of Peas each team had to get a straw and suck the pea off the bowl into the straw and you had to walk really quick or run to the other side of the court where Mrs Hockly stood with 3 bowls for you to put your peas into. Off we go each team was given straws then we had to all stand up and wait for Mrs Hockly to say go, a few moments later all we hear is “Go!” then 1 by 1 everyone started sucking the peas into their straws and running to the end to Mrs Hockly to drop the peas into the other bowls that were on the other side. My team and I started sucking in the peas into our straws and running to the end to drop them into the other bowls that were on the tables across us, everyone was rushing while time was running out for us so we kept trying “Stop!” Mrs Hockly shouts “its finished” so everyone stopped and rushed to the bowls to see how their group did, my group obviously didn't win, but it was fine with us we just enjoyed having fun with the other students.


That was our last and final station, but I had lots of fun with the other kids of team 5, I got to spend more time with them and not just my own personal friends. My favourite station was the cookie face station because it was really challenging for everyone and I saw that everyone was just enjoying themselves and not worrying about what others were saying and thinking about them, I really enjoyed myself hopefully everyone had as much fun as I did. Overall I think the teachers did an amazing job of preparing this for the team 5 students.

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Immersion Assembly

On Monday the first day of term 4 we had an immersion assembly. First we had to line up in our girl and boy lines ready to go to the hall. Once we go into our two lines we had to walk quietly to the hall and sit on the chairs quietly patiently waiting for Mr Burt to come and start the assembly off by welcoming us back to school. While he finished welcoming us to school he announced that each team from 1 to 5 are going to perform to the whole school and show them what their team is learning about.

Teams 1 to 4 performed, then it was team 5. The team 5 teachers walked to the front of the hall with different costumes on. As they got on stage each teacher was given a plate of noodles with chopsticks.  They had a challenge to see who could be first to finish the plate of noodles. First all the teachers lined up... “Go!” they heard Mr Wiseman say then they all rushed to eat the noodles off the plate.  A few moments later Miss Clark finished eating her plate of noodles while the other teachers were struggling to eat with their chopsticks.

Once they finished their noodles Mr Wiseman asked each teacher how it felt, and how they got to finish the noodles on time, each teacher was from a different country and they explained how their country eats and what they use to eat their food with. He started off by asking Miss Clark why was she the first to finish eating her plate of noodles she replied by saying “because I grew up eating food using chopsticks” then Miss Misela snatched the mic off Miss Clark's hand and said “i'm from Tonga, we don't use these chopsticks to eat our food with”.

A few moments later Miss Misela handed the mic over to Miss Peato when she got the mic she said “i'm from Samoa and we don't use anything to eat our food with because we use our hands!” when she said that everyone started laughing and clapping later on it was declared that Miss Clark won the challenge, she won the puppet named Maurice it was a prize that was given to her by Mr Wiseman.

While the teachers finished performing Mrs Tele'a walked out from backstage with various artworks of cartoon members which were Hulk Smash, Captain America, Superman and Batman the artworks were shown to the whole school to inspire them, that was the last part of team fives item then everyone started clapping and the teachers made their way off stage. So the thing that the teachers were trying to explain to everyone was how humans survive in various countries.

I really enjoyed team fives item because it was really fun and it was also enjoyable to watch, my favourite part was when Miss Clark had to gobble up all the noodles because it was a challenge and she wanted to win, hopefully everyone else enjoyed team fives item as much as I did.

The Missing Ball

On a cloudy lunch break at school my friends and I played touch on the court because the fields were too muddy to be played on.


First we split ourselves into two groups of five  in each team.

Then my team kicked off, once we kicked the ball into the air, the ball went flying in the air and dropped over into the kindergarten sand area.

After that my friends and I panicked and tried asking the pre school teachers if they can throw the ball over back to us. But none of them could hear us. So we tried and tried but still couldn't get anyones attention. By then we just walked away and left the ball there cause the raining bell went, so my friends and I rushed to class.

When we got to class my friends and I looked at eachother and smiled. We thought about what we were going to play with next week because our ball was missing and no one could find it.

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Explanation Writing

Being sick is not nice Why? because if you are sick you may spread your sickness in many ways such as not washing your hands while you are very ill.

One of the easiest ways of staying healthy is eating a balanced range of food. This means eating from the 5 food groups with a focus on fruits and vegetables. If you do that then your body will receive all the nutrients it needs to be in the best condition to fight off invading germs.

One of the best ways to prevent yourself from getting sick is to not shake hands of a sick person because they could be very ill and if they shake your hand you could get sick very easily, if you do this you won't get sick.

Another way that can prevent yourself from getting sick is to be careful of doorknobs because the person who touched it before you might have been sick or they might have not washed their hands after using the toilets or playing outside with friends and family. This means you can either use paper towels or you can just use your sleeve to open up the door . If you do this you won't get  sick.

Now you all know various ways to prevent yourselves from getting sick, well hopefully you'll all stay happy and healthy during life so that we don't spread germs and get sick.

Monday, 7 September 2015

Talking Points

This is my Talking Points that we did for Literacy (Reading/Writing)

Friday, 4 September 2015

20 Tala Animation


This movie is about being Financially Responsible it will also show you how you can spend $20 and $200 on things that are useful or helpful.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

How Can We Be Financially Responsible?


For Inquiry we got given a presentation to complete,  this presentation tells everyone about money and how we Spend, Share and Save money. It also has many other things about money such as what does it mean to save money. Here is my presentation.

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Maths Activity

Today for Maths Mrs Moala showed us a picture of a Countdown in Australia that selled Capsicans but said on the poster Avocado. So for Maths we used Google Drawing to fix the problem on the poster. Here is the Before and After picture.



Friday, 14 August 2015

Spend, Share, Save


For Inquiry we were given a presentation to fill out we had to tell everyone what we are going to Spend, Share and Save, and who we will be spending our money with. This presentation will tell you all about how to spend money, share money and save money.

Friday, 31 July 2015

Reality Trip Blog Post


In the show `Reality Trip` there were 5 New Zealanders named Kieran, Stevie, Ana, Stephanie and Peter who went to Phillipines, Manila as a group to work so that they could earn money. There job was to make coil hard drives with a lady named Esa, the most shocking thing for me was to see how hard their job was, they had to always focus and not talk to any of the others who were working. Money was a big thing for one of the girls because for every shirt she bought it costs her $400 dollars, The 3 things I learnt from the show `Reality Trip` was to always focus on what you're doing and to never talk while working hard, the second thing I learnt was to always listen to instructions, and the last thing of all that I learnt was how to spend money wisely.

Monday, 27 July 2015

Maths Activity


This is my maths activity that I did for maths it is about money we had to the the number of money using real money on google slides.

Thursday, 2 July 2015

"Tamaki Talk Back"

This morning at 10:00 some Tamaki College Yr 9 Students came to Pt England School to talk to us about College and what they do during College basically what there same routine is everyday, they came with a teacher named Miss Moore, she talked asked all the students of Tamaki College various questions for them to answer so that we know what to do at Tamaki College, the six students that came were named Uili, Brodie, Wyatt, Gloria, Taamai and Lisia. They talked to us about Tamaki College and what they do during school, it was ana amazing time listening to them speak to us.

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Progression


I am currently at level Orange. My goal for next week is to be at level Green, to reach my goal I will need to work harder at co-operating with my group and also to try and volunteer more often to stand up at the front of the class and speak about what my group did to solve the problem.

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Digizen Post


Today in the middle block we worked with Miss Kyla, we were told to make a person on google drawings and explain what it means. So this is my person the things I drew down are curls. a smiley face, triangle, heart and two arrows.

The curls represent what you press on which means you have to be careful what you press on or watch while online, the smiley face represents kindness while your online, the triangle represents truthfulness which means you have to always be true to others, the heart represents love which means you always have to show love and respect to others while you are online and the arrows represents respect which means you have to always show respect towards others.

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Maths Progression

I am still currently at level Red. My goal for next week is to be at level Orange, to reach my goal i need to work harder at doing more than 1 strategy and to also always volunteer to speak at the front of the class.

Anger Poetry


During Literacy we learnt about Poetry, we also wrote our own poetrys using different emotions that were written on the presentation, I picked Anger because I think Anger has alot of meaning behind it. Well hopefully you enjoy my poem about Anger.

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Math Goals

I am currently at the level Red. My goal for next week is to be at level Orange, to reach my goal I need to work harder, ask more questions and be more confident to speak at the front of the class.

Friday, 29 May 2015

Tinkering Tools And Toys

Today in the morning we had to get into a group. The people that are in my group are called Puawai, Quasia, Keis, Rebekah and Lizara. Everyone had to come up with a idea to build, change or create something around the school that could make Pt England School a better place.

We had to brainstorm various ideas such as crating a Pool, Food Class and much more. My group has decided that we are going to create an Arcade Gaming Room just for girls. So far we have drawn the Arcade Room on a piece of paper with other ideas around the paper so that we have backup ideas.

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Humanoid Robots

Today in the afternoon we did Inquiry we had to get a book and write down 5 facts about the book or 5 facts that we have learnt about in class while we were reading the book. The book that I picked was called Humanoid Robots, here are 5 facts that I have learnt about, hopefully you can learn something from this post that I have created.
1, Robots is a machine programmed to do jobs that are performed usually by a person
2, Did you know the word Myth is a story told by people in the ancient time (Old Days)
3, What does android mean? Well, Android means a robot that thinks and acts very similar to a human being
4, Did you know? that the first robot to walk on two legs was Wabot-1 in 1970
5, Scientists began building more advanced humanoid robots in the 1970`s




Wednesday, 27 May 2015

The Pt England Way

This is a picture of what we did with Miss Kyla it is about how we should act like when we are online or when we are with others, We have to show the Pt England Way, by doing the 3 P`s which are Partnership, Participation and Protection.

Hopefully this helps me through my daily life, we should always make sure that we are being normal wherever we are or wherever we go, Hope you can learn something from this google drawing document I have completed.



Paraphrasing Post

Today in class we learnt about Paraphrasing, it is all about getting a sentence/story and putting it in your own words which means re-wording the story and changing words around to make it better and to show others its in your own words. Example...
Text Says-Thousands of New Zealanders took part in war. They were a long way from home and living in terrible conditions.
I say- New Zealanders took part in war. They were a long way away from from home and living in horrible conditions.




Thousands of New Zealanders took part in the war. They were a long way from home and living in terrible conditions.

Thousands of New Zealanders took part in the war. They were a long way f home and living in

Friday, 22 May 2015

Anzac Biscuits


Today we baked Anzac Biscuits with Mrs Tele`a in our Zeal Zone Groups. First off we had to open up a presentation and fill in the answer, then alter on after morning tea we had to go straight to the kitchen and get into groups of 6 or 7 then go to a table.

Firstly we had to get a bowl with a spoon, then we had to get our dry ingredients and add them into the bowl and mix it around to get the mixture together, then we had to add the moist ingredients to the bowl then mix it later on we got a tray with baking paper on it and grab a hand full of the mixture and roll it into a small ball then place it on the tray, later on we placed it into the oven, then we had to come back and finish off our presentations.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Future Aspiration

This morning at 9:30 all the senior classes came together to listen to two important speakers who were going to talk to us about their lives and what they do for living, they also talked to us about what we are going to be when we grow up, it was really inspirational to listen to, so that we have ideas on what we want to be when we grow up.

The first speaker was Andrew Patterson he talked to us about quotes my favorite one was "Do more of what makes you Awesome" which means to do more Awesome stuff during life. The next speaker was Marcus Winter known as The Sandman, why? because he does art using sand on a big platform with white light on the bottom of the glass so you can see the artwork that he does, the last speaker was Louis Gordon Latty who is a Basketball player he talked to us about all his basketball games, he even showed us on the screen.

I really enjoyed listening to their Speeches because it helped me to know what I could become when I grow up, once they finished talking we all had to sing a Waiata (Song) to the speakers to thank them for taking their time out of their day to come down to Pt England School to talk to the seniors about their lives and what they do for living, hopefully everyone could get something useful out of their speeches and apply it their daily lives.


Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Pt England School Presentation


This presentation will tell you all about Pt England School, and what we do around school, it also tells you about our VIsitors, Sports and much more, Hopefully you can learn something about Pt England School and what we do best through our learning and creating.

World War 1

World War many soldiers died, lots of kids lost their fathers and many mothers lost their husbands. While soldiers were on war, families could be able to write to them just to see what's happening and to make sure they were encouraged, lots of soldiers were injured and hurt during war battles.

While the soldiers travelled back to their families many soldiers never came back, many soldiers died and were left behind or some soldiers were brought back to their families. Lots of soldiers were injured or either wounded with a bullet, once soldiers arrived back to their families, many families were worried, nearly every family was affected by the war that was going around.

Monday, 18 May 2015

Matific Activity

This is my Matific activity I really enjoyed this Matific activity because it was challenging and fun and learnt another way of getting the answer the question, It was fun and hopefully i can get better at doing maths while using this activity.

Hopefully you guys can try this activity out for yourselves and hopefully have fun while using this Matific activity, I had lots of fun, maybe you can to:)





Thursday, 14 May 2015

Technology Post

This afternoon Mr Burt (Our Principal) came over to the senior block to tell us all about World War 1 and what happend back then it was all about Technology if its either good or bad. He asked everyone if Technology is good or bad. Is it? well, to me Technology is good, its just that some people have to make good choices about where to go or what to do with technology.

Technology is good because you can create various things, it is also good because you can learn while using technology, also by making the right choice on what to go on and what to do on-line, lots of people use technology to create games, apps and many more stuff for others to use.


Matific Activity

While doing this assingment I did struggle through some but eventually got to the end, I really enjoyed this assignment it has taught me alot hopefully I can try this more often at home or maybe elsewhere.

Hopefully you can try this activity out with a classmate or a teacher if you want, it is really fun to play with because you can learn while having fun.




Anzac Writing

(Anzac Memorial Writing)


In the past so many soldiers died during World War. This week is Anzac Week and we will be remembering those who fought for our country. Knowing that they went through so much pain and stress is hard to understand. Many soldiers died and many soldiers were injured, luckily some survived during the world war.  

Well this year for the first time Pt England School built a small Anzac War Memorial field just to remember those who fought for us. Most of all to be grateful that many soldiers left their families just to go fight in the world war. Many soldiers were excited to leave while some soldiers were confused not knowing what they were going to do in war.

Lots of parents were worried about their sons or maybe grandsons who left to fight for their countries. Nearly every school in New Zealand had their flags half way down the pole so that we could remember the soldiers who fought for us during world war, including our school we had our flag half way down the pole to acknowledge the soldiers who died in world war.

During our school assembly everyone got told to make their way to the memorial field, so everyone made their way out the hall to the memorial field, while standing there in silence Mr Jacobson played the anzac trumpet recording while we all stood there in silence looking ahead of us was the memorial field that had white crosses with names on them that represented the soldiers that died during world war. While we finished acknowledging the soldiers we all had to go one by one back to our classrooms.  

Friday, 8 May 2015

Zeal Zone Post

This picture shows you all what we have been doing in Zeal Zone. Mrs Moala gave us a date from the World War 1 to search up what happened on that year. Here are some facts aswell as pictures to show you what happened on August 29, 1914. 

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Anzac Inquiry Post

This year for Term 2 we have been learning lots about our Anzac Soldiers back in the days and how they left to fight for their countries. Many Soldiers left their families, loads of kids lost there fathers while loads of women lost their husbands in war, while they left to war it was a really emotional time for their families. We have learnt lots this term and hopefully we will continue learning more about the World War 1 and 2.

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Mao Matific Blog Post 2015


My task for today was to pick my favourite assignment for this fantastic site named Matific. I was able to explore Matific and also chose a problem to work out. I love Matific!

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Polyfest Recount


On Thursday 19th of March, the Pt England Intermediate senior block had an amazing opportunity to go to the 2015 Polyfest Diversity stage. While we got prepared in the morning we all got into little groups with various parent helpers who helped us go to Polyfest. Once we got into our groups we quickly had to go sit in to the street (working space) and wait for the next thing that will happen.


Later on that day, Mrs Nua came along and told us various instructions to follow such as to remember where we come from and who we are representing, once she finished speaking she walked out and the rest of the intermediate block had to all go with our groups one by one to the bus, once we got to the bus we all lined up ready to walk into the bus doors, later on we were all prepared and ready to go to Polyfest.


While we were on the bus we were all chatting amongst ourselves, later we finally arrive at Manukau where the Polyfest event was happening, once we got there we all had to walk out quietly to the back entrance and we had to check our bags by the security guards, afterwards while we finished checking our bags we had to wait for the rest of the senior block to arrive we waited for a while, while we were waiting we just talked to each other, a few minutes later we just walked through the entrance because the other senior block came through the front entrance.


Once we got through the back entrance we made our way to the big ASB tent and sat in front of it, once we sat down onto the grass we waited for a while, then a girl came out and was speaking loudly telling us various things, later on she asked us “Who do you think the special guest will be?” a raise of hands go up, and they start saying answers, once everyone finished answering she finally told us that our special guest is “John Key”, everyone starts clapping then there comes John Key with a big camera crew on both sides of him.


Later on while he finished speaking we all went with our parent helpers to various stations and experienced different things, once we finished going to different stations we stopped by at Flava and played games with the adults, then we got to take a photo once we finished we all had to walk back to the big ASB yellow tent and sit down for morning tea.


When we finished eating our morning tea, we moved to some more stations, once we finished we went around with our parent helper to more stations but different ones, once we all finished going to the stations we got the opportunity to go to the tongan stage and see whats up, once we got there there was no one there because they were getting ready for the next day, so we went to the ice block truck and got a ice block once we got our ice blocks we finally left to the Maori stage to gather up ready for us to leave, once we got there the teachers just told us the next thing to do.

Once everyone was at the Maori stage we finally got to leave, so we left out the front entrance and waited for the buses to come, we waited for a long time in the hot sun, sooner the buses came and picked us up, I had fun at Polyfest and the best thing ws that I got to spend time with my friends.

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Place Value Algorithm



My Example:
1. 335 + 362 =
300+300=600
30+60=90
5+2=7
600+90+7=697

Created Question: 536+222=? (Solve it yourself using the same strategy) Have Fun!

Holiday Recount

On a lovely Sunday morning I quickly hopped out of bed and walked to the bathroom to have a shower, later on while I finished showering I quickly got out of the shower and walked to my room then I gently put on my church clothes and did my hair, then I looked for my shoes later on I walked to the cupboard and opened it then I quickly saw my shoes so I took them out and put them on.

Later on my parents shouted out to my brother and sisters and I “Are you guys ready to go!” then we all quickly shouted back “Yes!” afterwards we all quickly got prepared and drove to church, later on we finally got to church we then quickly hopped out of the car and walked over to the doors of the chapel.

We then opened the doors and walked inside and found a seat for us to sit on, so we gently sat down, a few hours later sacrament meeting finished and all kids had to walk upstairs to their classes including me, while I was walking up I got to my class and I found a seat, afterwards I waited for a while for my teacher, while waiting,  my teacher walked in and sat down then a friend named Maia had to stand up and say who was doing what, so while Maia stood up she had to pick who was doing prayer, theme and song.

While we were waiting Maia picked me to do theme, and assigned 2 others to do a part, later on I had to stand up and say our theme for the year, so I nervously got up then I had to stand up at the front of the whole class and say our youth theme to them then they would have to repeat the same words I said.

Once I finished saying our theme I quickly sat down with a nervous look on my face then while the others were saying there parts I quickly sat up straight and listened, a few hours later class finished and it was home time, when we finished I walked out really quick and walked towards my car, then I stood there waiting for my parents to come, so we could go home.

Waiting Recount

On a sunny Saturday morning I got up and slowly and walked over to the bathroom, I quickly brushed my teeth and washed my face, I then walked back to my room and got dressed ready to go to the basketball courts, while I was getting ready my sisters were too, later on we were all ready to go then we walked out of the front door with excitement.


As we made our way out the door my sisters and I quickly walked to the basketball courts down the road to play shoots, as we got there we had a little rest then we all lined up ready to play master, so we all lined up but someone had to be the master so we looked at each-other then we started arguing, afterwards we kept on arguing a few minutes later we all stopped and just picked anyone to be master.


So my eldest sister became the master, then me and my other sister lined up and waited for my eldest sister to get ready while she was getting ready I sat down on the footpath for a rest, later on we had just  started, so my sister threw the ball to my other sister and started playing shoots, one of them had to get  the ball into the hoop, it took so long that I felt like not playing but I still waited for one of them to get the ball in the hoop, afterwards they started talking and tried shooting the ball into the hoop.


While they were talking I waited for a very long time, they went on about school drama, while I was waiting they stopped shooting and sat down, then I quickly said to them “are we even gonna play” they quickly replied “yes, just wait!” then I quickly sat down as well and looked at them chatting about school drama, I quickly walked over to them and snatched the ball and took it with me I then played shoots by myself while they were still going on about school drama.


Later on that day they got up and said “lets go now!” I looked at them with a shock on my face and said “but you guys have not even played for a while!” then they just told me to “hurry up” so I picked up the ball from the ground and we made our way out the gates, later on we walked home feeling tired and stressed out as we got to our street we all walked up slowly, we then got to our house, later on we all rushed through the front door to our rooms and rested on our beds we then waited to see what was going to happen next.

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

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