Sunday, August 29, 2010

Cross Country



I sat waiting anxiously on the hard court. My legs were covered with goose bumps as I shivered with cold. Everyone had their house colours on. I am in Takitimu so I was wearing a yellow T-shirt. It was cross country time for Pt. England. When one race started I cheered as herd as I could for my house. But I think I cheered the loudest for Teresa who was in the 10yr old girls race. After waiting for about ten minutes the 9yr old girls got called to get ready to race. Once the boys who were in front of us went out of the gate it was time for us to start. “ On your marks, get set” “BANG!!!” Mr Burt slammed his clappers together. All of the girls were cramped in a big bunch. I tried as hard as I could to get out of the group.Once we got around the field I started to pick up the pace as my legs got use to the squishy mud.

When we got to about halfway I felt like dropping to the ground. But I was determined not to stop. Sometimes my jog almost turned into a walk. I knew that I couldn’t come first in the race but I could definitely come second I just needed to make sure I could sprint near the end. The race was almost over so I felt like a balloon that had almost run out of air. But luckily I still had enough energy to sprint past Tauwhare. After I did that I knew I was going to come second. But then I saw another girl from the nine year olds who was in front of me. I sprinted past her and up to the finish line coming second.

I was happy about coming second but hopefully I can come second next year. The best part about this years cross country was that Takitimu won the house points.GO TAKITIMU!!!!!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

My Second Netball Game

It was the last netball game for the whole season.And only my second. Our opponents were Victoria Ave. They looked really good so I couldn’t wait to get on that court and beat them. My position for the first half was WA(wing attack)and in the second half it was GD(goal defence).But then we found out that we had to play the position that we were meant to play in the first half second and the second one first.

This game was majorly important because if we won our team would be the second best year five team in Auckland!! But it still means that Holy Cross comes first.

Everyone ran into the centre third as soon as the ref blew her whistle. My partner was really fast so she kept me busy inside and out of the shooting circle. When she tried to shoot I was defending her but I kept getting called for obstruction. By half time my team had only scored one goal while Victoria Ave had scored four. “If you don’t kick their butts I’ll kick yours” Ms Tito shouted at us. We quickly did our cheer and got into position.

Our little talk at half time seemed to really help because we kept getting goal after goal. It was amazing. I just knew we were going to win. At the end of the game the score was 12-4 to us. Yay!! So that made The Yr 5 Stars 2nd in Auckland.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Two New Pets in the House

On Sunday my Dad,brother and sister left home at about nine o’clock in the morning to buy two baby rabbits. As soon as they got home I ran downstairs to see them. The two rabbits were both females. One was black so my sister named her Coal and the other rabbit was the colour of sand so her name is Sandy. They were so cute. Coal was four weeks old and Sandy was five weeks. The two rabbits are half sisters because they have the same Dad but different Mums. We already had a hutch for them. My Grandad
actually built it for them because a couple of weeks before we bought the rabbits my little brother called him and asked if he wanted to.

The lady that we bought the rabbits off gave us their birth certificates
and we also had to buy food,hay,the water bottle for them and nail
clippers.Coal and Sandy seemed alright with moving into a new home. We
cut up an apple and we grated some carrots to feed them with.

Sandy was very squirmy and when you hold her she keeps climbing up to your
shoulders. I don’t think she really likes being cuddled she just likes
sitting on your lap and she likes my sister,Alosina the best. But Coal
actually loves just being tucked up in your arms and she loves my other
sister Tinei. Now we have three pets in our house and they are all
girls. We have a dog and her name is Jess. When Jess saw the rabbits she
went crazy. We immediately got her out of the room. But she has calm
down. I hope she gets use to her new little room mates because they are
going to be living together for the rest of their lives.

Our Trip at the Maritime Museum

“I can’t wait to go on the boat” I said excitedly to Vivienne.Rooms 15,18 and 14 were on a trip at the Maritime Museum to learn more about our topic, Mighty Mariners. I was having a great time so far and I knew that the boat was going to be awesome.

Although it was going to be the last thing to do on our trip we had a tour around the Maritime Museum. First up we were led into the museum by a gruff and grumpy man called Salty Sam. He bellowed orders throughout the whole tour ,”Don’t touch that”, Don’t talk” or “Don’t volunteer yourself if you don’t know what your volunteering for”. One of the the things that  Salty Sam talked about on the tour was how Sir Peter Blake was murdered by pirates. It was so sad.

After we finished looking through the whole museum everyone came out to watch a cannon blow up. We all started counting down from ten, 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1” BOOM”. I was so suprised at what a big noise it made for such a little cannon.

After watching the awesome cannon we were going to watch a small movie.  Entering the theatre room felt like we were actually at the movies,except for the part that we had to sit on hard wooden forms. There were three massive screens on the wall in the circular room. Suddenly the whole room darkened as the automatic doors started closing. Then I saw Ms Squires sneak in quickly before it was pitch black.

At the start of the movie it was about some polynesians having a farewell before going on a long journey. All of the people were dancing and singing. The men were loading food for their trip like pigs,chickens and fruit. Finally all the people boarded the boat and got ready to sail across the sea. Everyone was waving goodbye to them.

On the journey the people used fishing birds,pods of whales,stars,the sun,and the moon to navigate. Isn’t that amazing! I think it is so cool how people could use all of these things to find land. At the end of the movie the sailors were met by an elderly man who gave the little boy a beautiful taonga.

Finally it was time for the best part on the whole trip. The boat ride. But there was a change of plans. The wind was too rough and the small boat that we were meant to go on only had one engine, but I was happy that that happened because now we were going on a huge ferry!! I had already been on a ferry before. It is really fun,except at night once when I was on a ferry with my family, they were all asleep except my sister and I, it felt like we were going to tip over. When we got onto the ferry everybody sprinted up the steep and small stairs and ran outside. We were all going to Devonport. When we started moving I looked down at the nice white patterns that the engine was making with the waves.When the ferry ride was over I was sad that the trip had finished. Then we got on the bus and went back to school. I almost fell asleep and Vivienne tried to take pictures of me but then I deleted them.

The End

Thursday, August 5, 2010

One of My Favourite Singers

One of my favourite singers are Stan Walker. Stan Walker became famous because he won Australian idol. But Stan Walker is actually a New Zealander. My favourite song that Stan Walker has done so far is “I choose you”. It is really cool. Another one of my favourite songs by Stan Walker is “Stuck in a Box”. This song is by Stan Walker and Young Sid. I really like it. Stan Walker is a really good singer and I can’t wait to hear more of his songs.