Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Year 5 & 6 Extension:Mt. Tarawera

For a while the year 5&6 extension group has been learning about the mean eruption of Mt. Tarawera that destroyed one of the eight wonders of the world,the amazing pink and white terraces. Everybody in the class contributed to make one big movie to show what happened before ,during and after the eruption.

Everybody had little groups that they worked in to show their part of the story. My group was made up of Toreka, Crusader, Kingston and I.In our group we were working on what happened before the eruption.

It was mainly about one day when a group of tourists and the tour guide Sophia were going to see the terraces when suddenly in the distance they saw a strange looking waka with people in it who looked like they almost had dog heads and human bodies. As sophia and her group of tourists went closer it looked like the dog people were duplicating and then when they went even closer they started to disappear one by one. Then the whole waka disappeared.

This is what you will see on the movie below

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Who Am I?

My core consists of nickel and iron, and has a temperature of 5000 degrees Celsius. Amazingly it is the hottest layer inside of me.
I also have a mantel that has hot molten rock that is constantly rising to my surface and then sinking back down closer to my core. My outermost layer, the crust, is amazingly made of separate plates that connect together like a jigsaw puzzle. The plates of the crust are overlapping, crashing and slipping sideways all the time.

Who am I?

Monday, June 28, 2010

Isara's birthday

On the 21st of June my brother,Isara, was turning 8. But even though his real birthday was on the 21st we had his little party on the 19th. We had to do it like that because the 21st was on a Monday and the 19th was on a Saturday. Isara invited four friends to come to his birthday. They were Uili,Rocky,Wyatt and Esrah. Before Isara could have his party he had to go to his league game. Then my dad took Isara and I to get all his friends.

For Isaras birthday we were going to Chipmunks. My dad was taking us to the Chipmunks in Pakuranga. As soon as we got to Chipmunks Isara and his friends quickly took their shoes off and sprinted off to go and play for the next two hours. I went straight off to the ball pit. It was really cool there because they had done renovations to it. Now there was a machine right in the middle where you put the foam balls in at the bottom and then they will explode out of the top, a little bit like a volcano.
There was also these guns planted up the top, that you had to climb up some stairs to get to. First you had to collect some balls and then you load them up into the gun. When you have got two or three balls in the gun you press a button and then the balls will shoot out. I was playing for a really long time. After a while I was getting a little bit bored so I went to my dad who was sitting at the table reading the newspaper."I'm hungry" I complained to him. " Okay, I'll order some chips" he said back to me. So he bought two little baskets full of chips. They were really nice. When we finished the chips it was back to the playground for another half an hour.

After that we went to the cheesecake shop to get Isara's birthday cake. We got him a really nice chocolate cake. Then we got a PS2 game to play.
Finally it was time to go home. When we got back to my house Isara and all his friends went into the garage because it has a computer and a PS2 to play on. I sprinted up the stairs and on the table were bowls of lollies, chips, and sausage rolls. There were also two big bottles of some fizzy drink."Yum" I exclaimed.
Finally some people started coming. It was my cousin, Te Ana and her mum and dad. Then we called everyone to the table to have the all the food that was on the table. It was so nice. I probably ate the most out of everyone. Then Isara opened his presents. He got a kite, a PS2 game, and a soccer ball. He also got eighty dollars. But my favourite present was from my mum and my dad. It was a ripstik, which is kind of like a skateboard except it only has two wheel. I loved the ripstik because I could play on it as well.
Finally it was time to have the cake. We put some candles on the cake and then we had to light them. Then we started singing happy birthday to Isara. He then got to take the first cut out of the cake and make a wish at the same time. Then everyone ate the cake. It was delicious, but a little bit too rich. But I still ate two huge pieces of the chocolate cake. After eating so much I really had to just sit down because if I ate anymore my stomach would burst. So I just went and played playstation in the garage.
Finally all of Isara's friends went back to their own houses. I think Isara loved his eighth birthday and he can't wait for his ninth one,which will be even better.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Rock our World Row12 WOW

During the weekend the year 5&6 extension group had a family night to finish off this fantastic round of Rock our World. This is the fifth round of ROW that Pt. England has been apart of. This round was called Walk our World(WOW).It was all about designing a shoe based on the theme change. We also had to get into groups, design another shoe and do a little advertisement to try and sell the it.In my group it was only Mubasshira and I. The whole extension group also had to had to make an ad as well. This is what we showed at the family night to everyone else that took part in Rock our World. Here are my my reflections for ROW12

What did I do well?

In ROW I think I did a good job designing my shoe.

How could I have improved on what I did?

I could have designed my shoe based more on the theme of "change".

Brick Wall

What held you back from doing better?

What held me back was being really shy and not standing up and taking all of the oppurtunities that I should have.


What is the purpose in taking part of ROW?

.Connecting with people around the world.

.Learning from other people who have been successful since they were children like us.

.Meeting world famous people.

.Getting good oppurtunities all through life.

My Last Netball Game on the Sideline

Yay!!Finally it is the last time that I have to painfully watch my netball team play without me. If you're wondering why I haven't been playing for the last 5 weeks it is because I broke my arm. I have got a bright green cast on it now. It is really annoying. Luckily I am getting it off on Tuesday the 8th of June. One of the worst parts was that I broke my arm on the same week that our first netball game was, plus I am the vice-captain. But it will all be over soon. Tonight (3rd of June 2010)is the last game that I have to watch from the sideline. Or second to last because my arm might still be weak and skinny when this cast comes off. My worst fear is that my arm will be really hairy.Ugh!!

I hope that my team wins this game. Apparently we are playing a team called Victoria at 5:05 on court 7. Vivienne said that they were easy. I was pretty happy when she said that.

Finally the bell went for after school. I walked quickly and quietly out into the walkway to wait for my team. But when I got there none of my team were there. Not even our coach,Miss Tito. I ran around to the car park to see if anyone was coming out of room but no one was. So I just went back to the walkway. Finally two netball people came. It was Mary and Ramona. "Hi" I shouted to them. After that I actually went all the way up to room 15 and then everybody came rushing out. Then I saw Vivienne. "finally, the bell went ages ago" I said to her laughing.We both had a race back to the walkway. The whole team was there now. So we all just sat down and ate a snack while we waited for our uniforms. Then Mrs Jarman came out with the big red box of uniforms. Everybody raced over to the box and tried to get their ones. Finally people started racing off to the toilets to get changed. After that my team had a little warm up and then we would drive down to the Auckland Netball courts to play our game. My mum took me in her car because there wasn't enough space to go with my team in the cars they were going in. I was about to freeze. Luckily I had a big warm coat to wear. When I got to the netball courts my mum gave me and my brother some money to go and get some hot chippies. They were D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S. When I had my chips I walked around to try and find my team. Then I found them. After they had a small warm up it was game time. Everyone ran to there starting positions and waited for the umpire to blow her whistle. "GO PT. ENGLAND" I shouted at my team. The sub for our team was Rita so I was cheering on the sideline with her. We were both shouting so loud. I really wanted my team to win this. "DEFENCE" I kept screaming at them. Everyone was doing really well. It was cool because the year six diamonds were on the court right next to us. So sometimes I would turn around and watch their game for a while. Finally the first half was over. The team all had a little drink and a talk about what we were doing well and what we could do a bit better. When we finished the team all huddled together and did our cheer. Our teams name was ALL STARS so our cheer was,"ALL STARS,ALL STARS,GO ALL STARS"."COME ON GIRLS" I shouted at them as they scrambled to their starting positions. The umpire blew her whistle to get the second half up and going. I just knew that the PT. ENGLAND ALL STARS were going to be awesome and win this game. Everything was going smoothly. We were just getting the ball, throwing it nicely into the circle, and shooting it into the hoop. The next sub for the second half was Vivienne but she just stood by her mum most of the time. Then after a while she came over to the sideline with me and cheered on our team for the rest of the game."YAY" we won. I can't remember the score but we did win.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Iron Brian

"Miss Squires what are those people doing making hamburgers?" I asked suspiciously as I looked at the people sizzling patties. Right after that Miss Squires got everyone to line up. We were going to the hall.
When we got there we sat down and just waited. I could hear everyone chattering with excitement.Suddenly everyone all went silent as a man came running up the aisle and jumped up onto the stage."Hi guys" he shouted. We all shouted back at him saying hi. It sounded like there was a big lion roaring. After the loud noise died down the man introduced himself and said that his name was Eddie. After that another person came onto the stage. Her name was Sarah. Eddie told us that they were playing hide and seek with Iron Brian. "Who is that"? I asked smiling. After that we shouted and made as much noise as we could, suddenly a man dressed up in a suit with a really fat head jumped out from the side of the stage. I got a fright. It was Iron Brian. Then he revealed where he was hiding. Iron Brian told us that he was hiding behind the girls toilets."ooh" all the boys said. Finally they told us exactly why they were here. It was because we were going to learn about the good meats to eat. So they had about four or five big cards that were facing ore backwards on the stage. As soon as they were finished explaining Sarah turned over the first card. It had a picture of Iron Brian saying meat and meat alternatives. After that Iron Brian told us that red meats were better than white meats. Red meats are better because they have more iron. The red meats are steak and beef and other things like that. But the white meats are fish and chicken. When Sarah flipped over the next card it said fruit and vegies. I like fruit but i'm not that crazy about vegies. My least favourite vegetable is beans. But I don't hate every vegetable. If I have to choose a favourite I would say carrots. They are nice and juicy. Anyway the next card was dairy products. So that included milk,youghurts and cheese. Dairy food is very good for you because it has calcium which makes your bones strong. And finally the last card was of course cereals and bread that is one of the the things that we can eat in the morning. That was the last card I was getting tired. But then we had to get up and do a dance. I let out a loud sigh and stood up. First we learnt the dance and then we did it with music. When we learnt it we were split into groups and had a little competitition. Finally the show was over, there was still one more surprise. Everyone was going to get free burgers. Yummy!!! So we got up and went outside to get our burgers. They were delicious. I hope Iron Brian comes again.