Wednesday, November 2, 2011

World War 2

..September 1939..
My family-that is me, my parents and 1 brother lived in an apartment in moorpark street. Other parts of moorpark were richer, with bigger houses, but I still liked where we lived. It was friendly. Mothers had to invent planes and weapons. Us children worked at the farms, milking cows to drink.
It was 1939, WW2, the Germans were invading England. In those days vehicles weren't invented. So we wrote letters to each other. People didn’t have that much food than others.

A month later, It was time for all the Fathers, brothers and uncle’s to go and attack their enemies. My brother and I stayed with a friend named Robertanna. She had beautiful brown eyes and was a generous girl. I was very sad, that my father wouldn’t survive.

As the men from war arrived, we were looking for our fathers. But some didn’t survive, just like mine. I cried every night. I stayed with Robertanna for awhile. She was hideous, tall and fat and was the kindest person.
I hope that my Dad will R.I.P...

Monday, August 8, 2011

1st Swimming experience.


'This is it'! our 1st experience to swim in our pool.
As I took a big step into the pool, I felt a cold feeling inside me. Everyone started to swam. I did as well, and got use to the warmth.

I loved playing 'Salmon says'. Mr Burton, our lifeguard, whistled every time someone would speak.
IT was an STUPENDOUS experience getting to learn new skills.

Just as I stepped out of the pool, drips of water ran down my body. I grew goose bumps on my arms and legs. I wrapped my towel around me and shivered all the way to the bathroom.



Monday, August 1, 2011

First T3 Post

‘Wow’!, here I am with another learning term. I’m back from two weeks of holiday. I’m looking
forward to experiencing our new half metre pool at school.
Most of all I am actually looking forward to the... WORLD RUGBY CUP!, because I am so lucky to live in New Zealand just here in my city of Auckland. This is the most awesome experience to happen in New Zealand.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Maths reflection

During Maths I have been doing things about measuring.
I've done maths sheets of measuring and I always try to get much better to get a better education.
All I know about measurements is that you use mm, cm, m, km to measure stuff and distance.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Floating and Sinking


In Room 7, I have been looking at why things sinks and floats. This week I discovered what sinks and what floats. I found out that something can only float if it is light or has air inside, like a ball. In my class during Topic my class and I had equipment and dropped it in a huge container full of water.
Here is a picture review of what we did and what was inside.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Looking out a window



THIS IS A ART PORTRAIT OF ME THAT I MADE USING CARDBOARDS. THIS TYPE OF ART IS CALLED LOOKING OUT THE WINDOW. IT REPRESENTS ME LOOKING OUT A WINDOW WITH DIFFERENT COLOURS I USED.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Persuasive Litter Poem

Everyone knows it is bad to litter,
So give them a bitter lemon,
and clean the place like heaven,
Please clean the place,
So everyone could be happy,
especially pick up the nappy.


We should clean the place everyday,
that’s what I like hooray,
If we mess this place the world will be a huge disaster,
So come on clean it faster,


This place is insane,
So we should never litter again,
Let’s make it a better world,
before a tornado will come to twirl.



Monday, June 27, 2011

Anzac letter

Bad new letter!

30 November 1940

87 Tripoli Rd
Mt Wellington
Auckland
Dear Mother and Father and all the family,

My friends have died, but I am the only one alone in this war world 2.
My Family I love you with all my heart and I wish if I could come right now with all of my friends to have dinner but unfortunately they are dead. My captain asked me to leave and come back home, because I was the only one who survived and I wish I see you all when I come there till my mission is established.

Sincerely Dorothy!

See you there

Friday, June 24, 2011

Five finger test

Hi, today in our reading time we look at how the five finger test works. Have you every bought a book or been given a book and found it to difficult to read. Well the five finger test will help you.

The five finger test works like this.....
1) Open the book and select a page at random.
2) Look at the words on the page , if you see 5 words you do not know

then this book will be to difficult for you to read.

3) Place your finger and thumb on each the words you do not know.


Now read two books briefly and write a short review.


The story I read is called ‘Chanda’s Secret’ by Alan Stratton. It’s a very sad and true story about a girl named Chanda. At her sixteen age Chanda was very sick of secrets and silence. People in her family are dying and her mother is sick plus her sister is rebelling.
‘As I read the first interesting chapter it made me start to cry and want to carry on reading.’
Everybody in her town are talking about her best friend, but will she be brave enough to tear down the curtain and stand up for the people she loves?
My blurb, by Dorothy Tuala.
Chanda’s Secret is a story about life, love and hard-one hopefulness.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

The day when the Holy Spirit came.


Pentecost is a time when the Holy Spirit came down among the apostles. The Holy Spirit came upon them and gave them strength throughout their lives. The apostles were very thankful. The apostles had the courage to share the Scripture. They were very happy indeed.

Friday, June 17, 2011

I am model

I am a special character and have a talent playing netball.
I wonder if unicorns are real.
I hear the angels sing.
I see God creating miracles.
I want to be a great netball player.
I am a special character and have a talent playing netball.

I pretend I am in a magical world.
I feel GOD praying with me.
I touch Jesus’ hands.
I worry when something bad happens to my family.
I cry when I’m not well.
I am a special character and have a talent playing netball.

I understand the good news of Jesus.
I say I believe in Jesus.
I dream to be a doctor.
I try to achieve my goals.
I hope I will have a good future.
I am a special character and have a talent playing netball.

Friday, June 3, 2011

A Great Tool

Many students agree that the net books we use are a great tool because, it helps us more with our learning. (Example) if we are studying on the Silver ferns netball team we can just jump on Internet and search for them right away. It’s a faster and easier way.
I believe that the net book is an awesome tool because, when we want to ask our teacher something and with the class not knowing, we can just ask them on chat or email.
The net book is really fun to use. It helps me with my blogging, searching also helps me with typing skills. It really helps me with my spelling and because we can share our work with our teachers and other people.
I hope that I will try hard on my work, plus work hard to achieve my goals.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Matariki

During this week of languages I have learnt more about Matariki.
Here is a bit of Matariki information I have learnt.

Matariki is a new year celebration. Matariki has two different meanings; tiny eyes and eyes of God.

People celebrate Matariki in many different ways. The reason why we celebrate Matariki is guiding our unique place in which we live and giving respect to the land we live on.

Matariki is the stars that are high above and which means ‘ The Seven Sisters’.
Matariki is one of the most important things on earth; it’s a new beginning of Aotearoa Pacific. Matariki is a new year celebration.



Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Floating and Sinking

What is Floating?
Floating is when something stays on top or stays submerging on water.

What is Sinking?
Sinking is when something falls gradually to the bottom of something.

Monday, May 2, 2011

The long wild duffy assembly

The day grew faster and faster, as it stroked 11:30 it was time to enter the school hall. I sat down with the school. They took a while, but as they came walking in we all introduced the assembly singing the national anthem. Finally we began the school prayer and sat down quietly. Our two guests were a man and woman named Mr Mc and Mrs Wright.

Mrs Wright told us a little about herself, so did Mr Mc. He talked for half an hour. I was a little bored and tired at the same time. But the juniors liked it and laughed the whole time. He showed us a book he had created the book with other people who had drawn the pictures.

Talking time was over. Mr Coakley and Mr Mc handed out the Duffy books. Each person went up to receive them for their classes.

Time was up. While Mr Mc danced with some room 1 pupils we sang the duffy song. We all said ‘Goodbye’ and waved.

Friday, April 15, 2011

My prayer to Jesus

Dear Jesus,
I thank you for dying on the cross for me. Thank you for healing the sick and blessing the poor and lonely. May you forgive my sins and thank you for teaching me how to pray and be like you. Also I thank you for proclaiming your good news. Thank you for sharing your virtues with us so I may be able to show them in our own way.
You walked the 14 steps without no complaint and anger by carrying the heavy cross on your shoulders.
Amen.

Monday, April 4, 2011

The New Zealand national team

The New Zealand national team is known as the Silver Ferns, represents International netball. The team take their nickname from the Silver Tree Fern (Cyathea dealbata), which is an iconic emblem for many New Zealand sport teams. The Silver Ferns were formed in 1938 as a representative Netball team to tour Australia. To date, they have been one of the most dominant national netball teams in the world, along with the Australian Diamonds and have a winning record against most other netball nations. The Silver Fern netball team coach is Ruth Aitken and their assistant coach

The Silver Ferns compete annually in a home-and-away test series with Australia, and also play test matches with other major netball players, including England and Jamaica, on a regular basis. The have competed at every Netball World championship since its inauguration in 1963 and in every commonwealth Games since netballs inclusion in 1998. The silver ferns have won the Netball World Championships four times (in 1967,1979,1987 and 2003); they are also the reigning.

Friday, April 1, 2011

The 2011 sendai earthquake and tsunami

THIS IS THE WORST DISASTER JAPAN HAS EVER EXPERIENCED.

The earthquake triggered tsunami warnings along Japan’s pacific coast to at least 20 countries neighboring pacific coast of North America and South America. The earthquake created extremely destructive tsunami waves that towered above sea level by as must as 10 metres as it struck Japan minutes after the quake, happened with smaller waves reaching many other countries several hours later . In Japan, the waves are reported to travel up to 10 km inland.
The Japanese National Police Agency has officially confirmed 2,414 deaths, 1,885 injuries and 3,118 people missing across sixteen prefectures, but estimated numbers are far higher, ranging from thousands to tens of thousands dead or missing. The earthquake and tsunami caused intensive and severe damage in Japan, including heavy damage to roads and railways as well as fires in many areas, and a dam collapsed.
Around 4.4 million households in northeastern Japan were left without electricity and 1.4 million without water.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

The day of ashes

It was Wednesday the day to receive ashes on our foreheads. We, room 7 sat down with the whole school. We waited for our priest father Ieosefa. He slowly walked down the aisle to the alter, while we sang the entrance hymn.
Mass was nearly over, but there was still one more thing to do. That was to bless the room7& 6’s. We stood up very tall and smart. Father Ieosefa blessed us with the holy water, so we could choose to do the right thing with our netbooks not the wrong.