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Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Masks

♥ Masks can be used for protection, decoration, parties, costumes, and to show nationality. You can wear your mask for shows and festivals.

You can make your very own mask by using crafts and tools, the tools that you can use are, paint, brush, Tupperware, white glue, clear glue, news papers, and a piece of any coloured balloon. You blow your balloon until it’s big enough to fit it on your face, place your balloon at the top of the Tupperware, it’s better if the tail is at the bottom and the head is at the top. The faster way rip your newspapers into pieces, paste a glue and stick on your at the balloon and stick it on. After you’ve wrapped the whole balloon, wrap another
6-10 layers to make it thick then wait until it’s dry.
And after it’s dried paste a coloured paper until it’s covered the whole balloon .It will dry in a few moments. Then saw it half .Fold a paper into three then twirl it until at the middle of your mask and do same thing at the other side stick your nose at the middle of your mask and apply some bandages shape all over the sides, make your lips by rolling your paper and bend whatever you want to fit your style. The eyebrows are the easy one, roll a thin ♥ripped paper, and stick it at the top of your mask where the eye brows are placed.

The final are the paint and crafts, paint your main colour on your mask and paint some designed like butterfly, cat, joker, heart, polka dot, and other shape that you can use. The crafts that you may use are feathers, glitter, crystal, jiggly eyes, cut out shapes and stickers. You will need a PVA glue to stick the crafts. Now your mask is ready to wear or display.♥

♥by Angel

Mintie Maths Activities

To be used at the same time you are eating a Mintie sweet


MINTIE MATHS FORMULATED BY ROOM 7
Before you begin: Wait for the timer to start before you put the Mintie in your mouth
You are going to see who can make their Mintie last the longest.
You will need to check the timer when you finish your Mintie. See # 20

1. How many words appear on your wrapper?
2…Count the number of green leaves.
3. Count the number of red leaves .
4. Write the number as a fraction.
5. Measure the perimeter of the wrapper.
6. Find the area of the wrapper.
7. Count the number of letters.
8. Measure the length of the picture in millimetres.
9. Give each letter a number corresponding to its place in the alphabet and add the sum of the letters on the wrapper. E.g. m= 13, n=14 etc.
10. Write the letters in alphabetical order.
11. Measure the height of the M, T and S. Then add the measurements together.
12. Describe the illustration on your wrapper.
13. Multiply the number of leaves by the number of people in your class.
14. How big is the wrapper if you connect it to another one?
15. If you fold your wrapper in half, in half again and in half again, what fraction does each fold represent?
16. How many times does the letter “m” appear on your wrapper?
17. If all the wrappers were placed end to end, what length would it reach?
18. Starting at one corner rip your wrapper very gently into a continuous strip. If it breaks, measure the longest strip you can rip in one piece.

19. If there were 30 Minties in each packet, how many could each of the students in your class have?
20. How long did you suck your Mintie for?
Change this to seconds.

Monday, 11 April 2011

The Duffy Assembly

He's tall like a giraffe's neck and energetic like a cheetah. His name, Mr Mac! The clouds were full of brightness as he entered the hall. The sun was shining like the bright heavens. As he walked in, he looked like Donald Trump and his fancy truck, with his millionare clothes and his 'bling bling' hat. This was the day to be happy! The Duffy song had 'boomed' the hall and Mr Mac walked towards Mrs Dines, took her by the hand and 'WOW', this Duffy show has turned into a disco dance! And then we see him grab Nia, takes her to the floor and does a little 'Dancing with the Stars'with her. This person's probably a professional! Crowds cheer Teachers laugh Juniors sing. By the time the disco dance finished, Mr Mac had introduced a book to us. Authored by himself and illustrated..... Well not too sure. The story was about a human digger called Doug and friends trying to build a concrete wall. After that, they all went home! Mr Mac had explained two reasons why he hadn't completed school. 1, he wasn't fully focussed in class. And 2, he wasn't paying attention to his teacher nor his parents. Next he had explained how he had got on after college. At the age of 36, he had gone back to school.....Junior school. Mr Mac had wanted to start all over again, to start a better life maybe. My tears had burst out when I heard that story! Mr Mac/ Trump was probably my most favourite Duffy rolemodel not only because of his story, but because of his sayings. "Never be scared to show your work to anyone especially to your teachers, friends and to your family. And "if you sit back in life, you'll end up nowhere". I am so lucky to have heard those sayings and I hope he comes here again!

By Leo

Thursday, 31 March 2011

Guy Fawkes Day

Guy Fawkes Day Sub-Zero owned the cold, frozen night in Auckland. The sky was pitch dark, and the right sort of colour for fireworks to light it up on Guy Fawkes Night. Everyone was waiting for the crashes and the bangs. Suddenly…. Fireworks shot, Sky lit, Kids screamed. Bang! Bang! Bang! Crash! Boom!!! The grass lit up from the spinning cascades and dogs ran yelping around in fear and confusion at what was happening. “Don’t get too close to the fireworks,” the parents warned. The best fireworks had only begun. Benjamin

Guy Fawkes Day

Guy Fawkes It was a clear black night at my back yard with my family with most of the fireworks ready so we can start our night off with a loud kaboomb! 3 seconds later, hearing bangs all over Auckland, it felt like a storm was coming. The fireworks in different colours it was like a sparkling rainbow. All you can see is green, red, yellow and blue. It was awesome! I can’t wait for next year ! BY THOMAS

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

THAT WAS TONGAPORUTU

THAT WAS TONGAPORUTU Remember when we all used to go to Tongaporutu to stay at Uncle Harry’s bach? We had one large room for all the girls, both old and young and a small room for the boys because the girls outnumbered the men by 3 to 1. The fire had to be lit in the coal range to do any cooking because there were no take aways apart from fish and chips in Mokau up the road and housework was kept to a minimum. That was Tongaporutu Remember when we used to go out to the sea when the tide was out? We could go out to the river mouth and round by the caves but one time the tide caught us unawares and we had to scramble back round the rocks and I cried but you were older and a stronger swimmer and we got back safely and both our mothers were worried and cross but so relieved when we turned up safe and sound. That was Tongaporutu Remember when we had to use the long drop out the back of the bach? It was dark and smelly and you could get splinters off the wooden seat and there were always spiders in very thick webs that lurked over your head and at night the possums would land on the roof and give you a heck of a fright. And baths were taken out in the wash house in the old tin bath that hung on a nail on the wall which was just like something out of the 1900’s and the cleanest person always got the first bath and by the time you got in the water was cold and rather dirty, but you did it anyway because it was a struggle to get hot water. You had to boil water in big aluminium buckets on top of the coal range and carry it out to the wash house. That was Tongaporutu THAT WAS TONGAPORUTU Remember when we all used to go to Tongaporutu to stay at Uncle Harry’s bach? We had one large room for all the girls, both old and young and a small room for the boys because the girls outnumbered the men by 3 to 1. The fire had to be lit in the coal range to do any cooking because there were no take aways apart from fish and chips in Mokau up the road and housework was kept to a minimum. That was Tongaporutu Remember when we used to go out to the sea when the tide was out? We could go out to the river mouth and round by the caves but one time the tide caught us unawares and we had to scramble back round the rocks and I cried but you were older and a stronger swimmer and we got back safely and both our mothers were worried and cross but so relieved when we turned up safe and sound. That was Tongaporutu Remember when we had to use the long drop out the back of the bach? It was dark and smelly and you could get splinters off the wooden seat and there were always spiders in very thick webs that lurked over your head and at night the possums would land on the roof and give you a heck of a fright. And baths were taken out in the wash house in the old tin bath that hung on a nail on the wall which was just like something out of the 1900’s and the cleanest person always got the first bath and by the time you got in the water was cold and rather dirty, but you did it anyway because it was a struggle to get hot water. You had to boil water in big aluminium buckets on top of the coal range and carry it out to the wash house. That was Tongaporutu