Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Do you know what your wants and needs are? By Chaim

WALT identify our wants and needs.I know this when I cut out pictures of 8 needs and 12 wants and place them correctly on a 'Needs and Wants' chart.

Monday, 29 September 2014

Do you know the story of Sua? By Philomena

WALT retell the story of Sua in my own words using dialogue.

I know I can do this when I use speech marks to end and start a speech.

The retelling of Sua's story ....

A long, long, long, long, time ago on the island of Samoa, there was a small man called Sua.

He was brave, strong and always protected his sister. One day, Sua heard his sister cry and it made him furious. So he asked his sister ''Why are you crying?” and his sister said, ''The man had hurt me''. Sua was angry when he had heard this, so he went to search for the man. He looked everywhere in Samoa.

Then one day after the sun has set, Sua saw the man. So he jumped on his horse  with his stick and struck the man. When he had calmed down, he saw that he had broken the man’s legs. Sua felt sad and went back to tell his sister what he had done. After telling her about what had happened, she told Sua to go to another country otherwise he will go to prison.

The next day, he said “Goodbye” to his family and packed his bags. Sua felt really sad. Then he went on the plane to NZ and found that it was really cold in Aotearoa and he only had a T-shirt on. When he checked his bag, he only had one singlet, a bible and two ten cent coins. He was freezing in the cold. Even though he didn't have that much, he worked as hard as a train. Every day he woke up, read his bible “Christ is my light’’, had his breakfast and went to work. He did that every day for 2 years. After 2 years, he married a Samoan lady and had 6 children. He lived happily ever after with his big family………..

Sunday, 28 September 2014

What kind of swimming tricks can you do? By Gabby

WALT - write a recount using similies and metaphors.
I know this when I use 'like...' to describe something or someone correctly in my writing.
One fine Sunday afternoon, the heat was high and it was a great time to go..... swimming! The sky was blue as my blue berry flavoured Gatorade in the fridge. My eyes were so heavy, that it felt as if they were weight lifting with my eyelashes. My arms and legs were weak and I felt really lazy to even walk a step. I decided to fill my stomach with nutella sandwich and a cup of milk with 3 ice cubes to get some energy. I went to my bedroom and found Panda. 
   Panada was taking a nap on the bed, purring and had his fur all over the place. I went into my parent's room and asked my mum, "When are we going to go swimming?" 
"In the afternoon", she responded. I sped up time by playing, Don't tap the spikes and Geometry dash on my iPad. I was feeling lonely since my older sibling doesn't like playing with me so I went into the hallway to go to Panda. I went to the bedroom and went up the bunk bed ladder. I sometimes made unexplainable sounds when I was tickling and petting Panda. 
   Finally it was 12:00 p.m! I dashed to get my clothes in the garage. I got my things and especially, my swim suit! When I was finished packing, I stuffed them into a plastic bag that I  took out from the pantry. We went into the car and drove to the swimming center. When I looked at a sign, it said that children 16 and under can go for free! It cost an adult $3.30 to go on the pool. My mum didn't choose to go to the pool but she chose to go to the sauna. She got a pink strip of paper around her wrist to prove that she could go into the sauna.
   Next, my mum wanted us to eat so that we could have enough energy to swim. We went into the cafeteria near the entrance and picked the table outside. When she opened the bag, it was pancit. I didn't like that kind of pancit because it was hard to chew so I took the meatballs and a piece of squid tentacle. I tried the squid tentacle, but it was hard to chew as well, just like the pancit. I opened up my can of Pepsi and took a few gulps of it. I mostly drank the Pepsi because there were only 2 pieces of meatballs. We all got full and packed up the food. It was finally time to change and go back into the swimming pool.   
   When I went into the changing rooms, I put the plastic bag on the sink counter so the plastic bag wouldn't be stepped on or get wet. I told my auntie that she had to take a little shower before coming into the pool. She didn't know how to so I had to show her how. I went inside the shower with my swimming suit and shut the door so it won't open. I took off my clothes and quickly put on my swimming togs. My clothes were wet but at least I got another set! I walked to the pool shaking and quivering from the cold. 
   My auntie said she would only go into the pool if it's warm. I went in the pool and the temperature was just right for relaxing. It felt as if I was in a paradise island. I swam around and put my head in the water. I tried opening my eyes underwater but it felt as if something has stung my eyes. I rubbed my eyes and closed them for a few seconds to make sure that the soreness was gone.
Then, I tried floating on my back while paddling. I tried it tons of times but water kept going into my nose or mouth. Sometimes when I tried to catch my breath, I accidentally swallowed the pool water which made me burp 2 times. I folded my legs and my arms. I was feeling quite lonely so I kept calling my auntie to come down to the pool every time but she replied the same answer in every one of my questions, "Not yet." I tried practicing every thing I saw in the late Olympics. I tried the backstroke but I kept going down the water and my hands wouldn't turn the right way. 
   After that, my auntie came out from the changing rooms and I was already bored so I just stood there like a statue but the water current kept pushing my arms and legs away. I just couldn't stand the water, it was really annoying. I didn't want to be pushed by the water anymore so I crossed my legs and my arms. I was sinking down the water and when my legs touched the ground, I felt an impact on my ear. I got up from the water and felt as if my eardrums were going to explode. "I better not do that again", I said to myself. I tried many experiments on the water like rolling under water and letting my body go on the water. I floated when my legs and arms were out, but when I took in one arm to my chest, I sunk. I finally knew that you float when you have equal weight on your arms and legs.
   After that, my fingers were turning white, wrinkly and old just like an elderly lady's fingers. My auntie was already changed and my mum was too. I was about to get out of the water but my mum thought I was still swimming, so she shouted at me, "It's time to change!" I got up the pool stairs and my body was really heavy. I went to the changing room and looked in the plastic bag. My clothes weren't there! I tried double-checking, but they disappeared like magic! The only thing we could only do now was to wrap the towel around me and go back into the car. I walked out of the changing room and to the entrance. A few people were staring at me and I felt embarrassed. 

We got into the car and put the towel on the seat so I wouldn't make the car seat wet. The pool water that I accidentally gulped before quite made my stomach felt  empty so when I got home, I gobbled another piece of nutella sandwich.

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Do you have a job? By Cheska

WALT understand different ways to earn money and the complications that may come with it.
 Success criteria: I know I can do this when I identify the problems that may come across and write a way to minimise the problem.

Friday, 26 September 2014

Learn More About Tonga! By Drey

WALT to celebrate and understand the Tonga culture.

I know this when I write 6 facts about Tonga.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Can you show an act of kindness? By Jayviah

WALT understand and recognise acts of kindness.
I know this when I can write at least 3 random acts of kindness in my Gratitude challenge calendar.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

My special love letter for my parents! By Shannon

WALT show appreciation for those around us.
I know this when I write a love letter to my parents using the correct structure.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

I have Love, Hope and Faith! By Aiden

WALT understand and identify ways that we can express the 3 gifts of the Holy Spirit.
I know this when I write 9 bullet points of how we can express Faith, Hope and Love.

Monday, 22 September 2014

Are you clever enough to work this out? By Ella-Marie

WALT write a poem.
I know this when I write a poem using descriptive language.

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Cold toes! By Kayla

WALT recognise where capital letters go in piece of text.
I know this when I put capital letters correctly in the text.

Saturday, 20 September 2014

My mum is like Jesus! By Kayla

 WALT understand the gifts that we receive from the Holy Spirit and how we can express them in our lives.
I know this when I write 5 ways that my mum shows faith, love and hope.

Friday, 19 September 2014

Who In Your Life Shows The Gifts of the Holy Spirit? By Greshka

WALT understand faith, hope and love from the Holy Spirit.
I can do this when I list five ways of how people can show the gifts of the Holy Spirit through their actions.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

How my mum expresses the gifts of the Holy Spirit! By Isaac


WALT understand faith, hope and love from the Holy Spirit.
I can do this when I list five ways of how my mum shows the gifts of the Holy Spirit through her actions.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Come to Tonga now! By Lasike

WALT celebrate and understand the Tonga culture.
I know this when I write five facts about Tonga.

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Do you like Tonga? By Shivay

WALT to celebrate and understand the Tongan culture.
Success criteria: I know this when I research about Tonga and write 5 facts about it.

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Did you know that Brazil means 'Brazil-wood'? By Ace

WALT to celebrate and understand the Brazil culture.
Success criteria: I know I can do this when I write 6 facts about Brazil.

Friday, 12 September 2014

Good Try! By Chaim

WALT review a story that I have read.
I know this when I use the information from the story to complete my review.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Use your five times table to work out the following! By Siu

I am learning to find the answer to multiplication problems from what I know about fives.
Success criteria: I know I can do this when I use groups of five to solve multiplication problems correctly.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Do you know the 3 gifts that we receive from the Holy Spirit? By Celeste

WALT understand the gifts from the Holy Spirit.

I know I can do this when I write the importance of the 3 gifts from the Holy Spirit.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

My really happy weekend! By Julius

It was a Saturday morning and I felt really happy. I got out of bed and played Minecraft. I felt a roller coaster of emotions. After my game, I did my chores.I had to clean out the rubbish bins, make the beds and put away the dishes.

When I was done, I went back to playing Minecraft. Then my uncles came back from work. They are building a two story house, but Michael had a rugby game so my mum got ready was getting ready. However I kept playing my game because I didn't want to go. My Nana was still doing the chores and I was bored because my cousins weren't coming over.

The following day, I went to church with my Nana and grandpa. When church ended we went home.
When I got home, I played with my iPod.My mum and dad brought a sponge cake so I had some. At nightime, I went with my dad to my other Nana's house we went the my aunty's house.

WALT write a recount using appropriate language features. 
Success criteria: I know this when I write a recount using metaphors correctly.    

Friday, 5 September 2014

How grateful are you towards your teacher? By Gabby

WALT show appreciation for those around us.

I know this when I write more than 10 wonderful things that my teacher does.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Have you shown your Gratitude for someone today? By Philomena

WALT understand gratitude and recognise acts of kindness.

I know this when I can write at least 3 random acts of kindness in my gratitude challenge calendar.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Do you know Cook Island well? By Cameron

WALT to celebrate and understand the Cook Island culture.
Success criteria: I know I can do this when I write 5 facts about Cook Island.

Monday, 1 September 2014

A gratitude letter!! By Launoa

WALT show appreciation for those around us.
I know this when I write a thank you letter for my parents or teachers in my own words.