Friday, November 25, 2011

Visitor Fun!

We had a visitor come into our class and teach us how to make a Kabuto hat. His name was Ayame. He is from Japan.  It was very fun having him here. I wish he could come again!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Election Billboards!

At Extension we got the chance to make our own Billboard. We could choose whether to make up our own Party or to choose one in the competition. I chose Labour because I had been learning about it for the past week.                                  

I thought that Labour was going to win. Unfortunately they didn't. Instead National won. 

I like Labour because they have some really great policies like helping kids get a good future and to have a good education. One of their motto's is "It's About The Kids"  

I predicted that Labour was going to win but I was wrong. Did you know that Labour is the longest running parliamentary party in New Zealand.

One thing that is really important to the elections is MMP. MMP means Mixed Member Proportional.

Friday, November 18, 2011

My Cousins

These are my cousins that live over in Australia. Their names are Mihi-Terina, Honey, and Shayanne. They came over to NZ for Christmas one time. I got a massive puzzle that has 1000 pieces, but I still haven't even tried it yet. I'm not good at puzzles. 

Once Mihi-Terina came and stayed at my house and we had a sleepover.  We slept in the lounge with our kittens, Santa and Claus. It was fun. I can't wait too see them this Christmas!

Christina Milian

CHRISTINE FLORES, born on the 26th of September 1981.  She's better known as her stage name Christina Milian. She is an american singer, actress, dancer and model. 

Christina originally wanted to be an actress. He first lead role was in an 2003 movie called Love don't cost a thing. She also starred in alot of other movies. One very popular movie is Bring it on: Fight to the Finish. She starred in this movie as the captain of the Sealions, she also had just moved to Malibu with her mum. Christina now has a daughter, Violet. 

Hills and Stars!

As we boarded the bus, I said to myself “I can’t wait until we get to Maungakiekie!” Room 14 were going to Stardome! We were going to learn more about our solar system.

Arriving at the entrance to Stardome, I jumped out the door and onto the nice green grass. We sat in a nice grassy spot and ate our lunch. After finishing, we had to WALK up Maungakiekie. "Oh..." ,I groaned as I packed up my stuff.

Each step I took I felt like had just finished Cross Country!!! My legs were exhausted! “I’m tired!” I moaned.

Finally we had reached the top of Maungakiekie. I was so glad. Being buffeted by the wind was so NICE. There were magnificent views of Auckland. We then walked to the crater.

Once we got to the crater we had a play around. I walked around the outside watching everyone playing with the rocks. Looking down at the lava rocks and rocks, I thought "That look's FUN". Sliding down the steep hill, covered with sticks and poo, I tried to avoid the poo. My friends aunty was then looking for my friend so I helped. Guess where she was??? Behind the trees and playing a game with a little pond she’d found and some rocks. She was trying to get the rocks in the pond. Next I went up top more and saw Isara peeking in a hole. I went over. He saw me. He said “ There’s rabbits in there!” “Are you sure?” I said back. When he put his hand in he said there was something fluffy. Soon later he found a head skeleton. "A birds one???" I thought. Following everyone down to the middle of the crater they TRIED to make a fire. "Time to go!" yelled Mrs Squires.

Walking back down to the park, I whispered to my friend "What do you have for lunch?" She said she had some yum sticks that were coated with strawberry icing.

Finally going to the Stardome our teacher was Petra. She was our host. First she took us in a theatre.

We watched a movie called THE CARDBOARD ROCKET. There were reclining seats. The screen looked so realistic. We started to explore the planets. We learnt alot. After this we looked around more.

We found a mirror which was curved and distorted. It looked really different.

I really liked going to Stardome. I hope to go there again. I also learnt alot more about some planets.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Nicole Scherzinger

Nicole Prescovia Elikolani Valiente Scherzinger is best known from the Pussycat Dolls. After leaving the Pussycat Dolls, she began a solo career.

Nicole Scherzinger also made an appearance on Dancing with the stars and won it with her partner Derek Houg. 

Now she's a judge on the X-Factor with the over 30's group. She's only got 3 people in her group, Stacy Francis, LeRoy Bell and Josh Krajcik. I wonder who is going to win??? Who do you WANT to win? 

Monday, November 7, 2011

Eating Comets!

"Today we are going to make an Ice Cream Comet", announced Mrs Squires. "YUM!" I thought to myself, "Ice Cream!". Room 14 was so happy! Mrs Squires said we were making it for our Writing Experience. That meant we had to write afterwards!  

Eagerly waiting for Mrs Squires to start, she suddenly pulled out a plastic bag and some biscuits. She tipped the biscuits into the bag and then selected some people to crush them. The people chosen used the 1000's blocks. Before we knew it they were shattered into pieces! Once they were crushed Mrs Squires got out some spinkles.

Sprinkles! She carefully tipped the chocolate sprinkles into the bag with the crushed biscuits. Along with it went some 100's and 1000's. As I watched the sprnikles getting poured in, I thought to myself "Ohh... This is going to be soooo NICE!".

Now time for the Ice Cream! I held my hand out. I hoped it wasn't going to be that cold. As I scooped it out of the scooper and guess what! It was icy cold! Quickly rushing over to the dust (crushed biscuits and sprinkles) I dropped it in it. Soon it was coated with dust. My friend passed me a cone and I headed outside with Mele.

Me and my friend were slurping away. Our hands were a mess but we didn't care! It was worth it! The dust was nice! ( crushed up biscuits and sprinkles ) I kept licking and slurping. It was DELICIOUS! With a chocolatey flavour and biscuits and sprinkles! "Mmmm.... I want another one!" I said to myself. Once we finish our Ice Cream we had to sit inside. Luckily there was still some Ice Cream left and whoever came in nicely got seconds! I got seconds!

Now the Ice Cream was finished and everyone was rumaging throught the dust for more! The writing experience was FUN and YUM! I hope some other day we can have Ice Cream again! It was DELICIOUS!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Guy Fawkes!!!

It was a spectacular night filled with booms and amazing coulors! My family and I had a box of fireworks to light. My brother had to come out of his room to light them . He didn't want to though. I couldn't wait until the big ones that go up and BOOM! We waited on the deck. As the first one shot up I thought to myself " Oh... The NOISY ones!!!" They were loud and it was smokey! My mum and baby cousin were inside watching through the window.

My favourite fireworks are the ones that spin on the ground. My cousin and brother were calling them beyblades! We hung them up on the washing line and watched them spin. It was like a shower! 

After they were finished we used the sparklers! My nana bought lots of packets and some of the looong ones. It was ages until they were finished, but once they were it was around 10 o' clock.

I really like watching the pretty coulors!