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Monday, 30 March 2015

I don't think I can do this! By Caleb

WALT develop critical thinking skills using De Bono's thinking hats.

Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I use emotions to describe what the person felt from the story that I read.

Sunday, 29 March 2015

I want to celebrate Saint Patrick's day every year! By Cameron

WALT develop critical thinking skills.

Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I use the white thinking hat to find out the facts, asking 3 questions and search for the answers online.

Saturday, 28 March 2015

My first amazing golf lesson! By Rosary

On Thursday 6th of February, Room 7 and I went to play golf for kiwi-sport.  The coach's name was coach Kanou and the supervisor's name was Stuart. I was really excited. We played on the field.


We had some warm-ups. We jumped through the hoola-hoops and side stepped on it  as well. We also played a game when we had to partner up with someone else, my partner was Jayden. We had to do some actions and then we throw the ball. The actions were left foot, right foot, feet together, right hand left hand, piggy pop, and throw.

Then we had a golf game, we swung the golf club so that it can hit the ball. We watched to see whose ball went the furtherest.

Soon golf was finished and I had so much fun. I can't wait until the next game. I hope it is as fun as this golf lesson.

WALT: use appropriate language features in my recount.
Success criteria: I know I can do this when I use past tense correctly in my writing.

Friday, 27 March 2015

Are you an altar server at church? By Cameron

In the afternoon, I played Roblox until 5 o'clock. I only played the Zombie Tsunami game. I moved up from level 10 to 53 and got new weapon to use for fighting the zombies. I saw a lot of my friends 

playing that game as well and some of them are on level 50 and the rest are on level 100.

When it was 5 o'clock, I went to church with my mum, nana and uncle. When we got to church, I went to the back to see if Aiden was there as well, but he was not their. So I went to the front and I saw Soane. Next, I asked him where Aiden was and he said “He’s not here”. Then I went to the back to wait for Father.

When Father arrived I asked if I could be an altar boy and he said “Yes”. I told him that I was new. I put the altar alb on and Father said that Chris will help and tell me what to do. I had to get the cross and carry it.

Next, I had to go to the front of the church and wait until a man had said the introduction. When he had finished, I walked up slowly with Father and Chris. I did everything that I was instructed to do. After Mass has ended, Father introduced my name and I took Father back to the front. I went to put the cross back and take off the altar alb.

I feel happy because I’m now an altar boy. I want to be an altar server every Saturday.

WALT use appropriate language features in my weekend recount.

I know this when I use appropriate past tense correctly in my writing.

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Riverhead, what a lovely place! By Aiden

Have you been to Riverhead before?

In the weekend I went to see my auntie and uncle at my auntie's mum's house. We had lunch there. I was eating slowly to savour my lunch. I had an egg sandwich, sausages and a drink of juice. It was very yummy. I was going to eat some more but I was too full. My brother Caleb and I went for a walk on a track to burn off the food so we have the stomach to later eat at the Riverhead pub. When we came back from our little stroll, we went to look at my uncle and auntie's new house that will be built in March. We couldn't see anything but dirt.

No wood, nothing, just a can of paint to mark out the walls. Caleb and I wore jandals and the dust from the dirt got our feet dirty. Caleb and I were racing and playing around the hill of dirt. We ran up and down it. After that we went to the Riverhead pub.

When we got there, we both said "It's packed". After we went in, we looked around . Did you know this used to be an old bikers pub? There was live music, good food and drinks. The menu had the history of the pub and of course the food menu. We had a great time.

I felt really happy after that. I want to go again. I had fun and everyone at the Riverhead pub had fun as well so it was a win, win situation.

Learning intention: We are learning to use the structure of a recount correctly. 
Success criteria: I know I can do this when I write my orientation, followed by the body and then the conclusion.

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

You should follow the commandments now! By Lasike

WALT understand the covenant made between God and Moses.
I know I can do this when I explain why God made the covenant with Moses and list the ten Commandments that people are to follow.

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

I love the Philippines! By Cheska

During my holiday, went to my grandma’s surprise birthday party. My cousin, his mum, my dad and I had to hide in a room because we haven't seen her for five years so we wanted to surprise her. The lights were off so it was pitch black .


However the four of us weren't in the same room with them. She was so surprised when they opened the door for my grandma.We waited in the secret room until they called us.

First my cousin went in because he has been overseas. Then they called us in the room. After that they showed a comedy of my grandma’s daily routine. At last it was time to eat so I hurried to the food section  grab  the food.

Then my dad and his four brothers sang a song Then his 6 sisters sang a song and my cousin performed using a ukulele after that all the cousins sang a song but not all of them was there. Lastly they showed the presentations from our families all around the world.

Then and my auntie said a speech and I think my dad didn't really know what he was saying. My uncle Randy read from a script and my other uncle said a closing thank “Thank you” speech. My cousin Gabe said a closing prayer for us when the speeches ended. They sang my grandma’s favourite song.

When the party ended we we all helped cleaned up the hotel ballroom. Felt so tired afterwards when we got home, I changed straight away and very soon I fell asleep and I snored very loud.

Learning intention: We are learning to use the structure of a recount correctly. 

Success criteria: I know I can do this when I write my orientation, followed by the body and then the conclusion.

Monday, 23 March 2015

Wow, do you know how fun Safety day was? By Kayla

My awesome weekend!

Have you ever been to an awesome Safety day before?

I got up in the morning and changed. After I got changed I woke up my mum so I could do to music class on time. It was nearly nine o'clock, so we hurried into the car. When we dot there , I saw Launoa , Folau, and Akesa. I went to sit down and our teacher asked us if we can play the notes E,F,G.I did it of and I nailed it. Then all us practised the notes in a circle.

After we learnt, notes we played E, F, G backwards. Then we practised B,C,D again and again. Then the class ended. It was really funny because after our teacher told us some jokes. After that my mum picked me up and went home. When I got home, I was so excited because I was going to the Safety day for kids and families.When it was nearly eleven thirty, I changed and got ready to go.

When we got there, I saw Rosary and her sister. So I went up to Rosary and asked if I could hang out with her because I felt lonely. We went around together and saw Jayden and Celeste waiting in line for sausage sizzles so Rosary and I waited in line as well.After we got our sausage sizzle,  my cousins came I told them how much fun it was here at Safety Day. Then Rosary and I went to the fake smoke house. The smoke house is a fake house that has smoke coming out. I got out of the door safely back outside.
When it was two o'clock, Rosary and I went to play with with my cousins.Then it was time to go home. My mum let me sleep over at my cousin house that night so I went in there car and said goodbye to “Goodbye” to my mum.
It was a really awesome day and I hope next time I can learn even lots more about being safe when a disaster strikes.

WALT use the correct structure in my recount.

I know this when I write the orientation, followed by the events and then the conclusion.

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Have you been to Point England Reserve before for Kids' safety day? By Jayden

On Saturday the 21st of February, I went to Point England Reserve for kid's safety day, my mum and I went super early so we can get a car park. We waited and waited and waited. After a while the activities started, but my mum and I were still waiting for my cousins. When I saw them coming, I was excited because we finally could go to the activities. There were water activities, Police activities, Ambulance activities and fire activities.


My cousins and I got passports for the 6 stamps. We went to every activity to collect the 6 stamps each. Then we all went in line to get a free hot dog in exchange for the 6 stamps collected. I saw my friends Rosary and Kayla. Rosary said "Can we push in" I said " Sure". I noticed that they were holding frisbee's from the activities and they got them for free. I felt proud and happy for them. 

When we finished eating Celeste and I went for a swim. When we first got in, the water was cold so we got out and played in the sand instead. We were getting dirty so we cleaned ourselves in the water and went to dry ourselves next to my mum who was under the tree eating an apple. Summer, my cousin and Celeste's mum went to the park to play on the swing. 

Celeste and I stayed behind and ate apples, then we went to see the police dogs. The colour of the police dogs was brown and black, They had sharp teeth and their names were Paula and Bear. They were awesome. Finally we had to go home.

I felt so happy that I participated in the kid's safety day because I learned how to be safe in the house, in the street, at school and everywhere I go. It was the best day ever.

WALT: write the structure of a recount.
Success criteria: I know this when I can use the orientation, followed by the events and then the conclusion.

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Is there a third covenant? By Ace

WALT understand the covenant made between God and Moses.
Success criteria: I know I can do this when I explain why God made the covenant with Moses and list the ten commandments that people are to follow.

Friday, 20 March 2015

Have you heard of the song Nga Waka Kupu? By Philomena

WALT sing a waiata and learn about the Maori culture.
I know I can do this when I understand the translation of a Maori Waiata.

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Make a Good Choice! By Dhon

WALT evaluate situations to make the best choice.

Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I make the best option for the buyers.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Choosing Wisely Is Good! By Tristan

WALT evaluate situations to make the best choice.
Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I can choose the best option for the buyers.

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Is golf a little bit difficult for you? By Shannon

After morning tea, our class was lucky because we got to try out golf and it was exciting. It started at 11:15 and finished at 12:45. Our coaches were coach Kanou and coach Stuart. We had hopes, clubs, golf balls, ropes and cones.

When we went to golf, we had to warm up first. We started by skipping over the hoop. It was a little bit difficult for me because the hoops were close together which made me go slow. However, it was a fun warm up for everyone.
Then it was time for a game. Before we used a club to putt, we did a simple routine. Left hand, right hand, feet together, left foot, right foot and piggy pop. Soon everyone got the hang of it. Then it was time for the fun part, putting! We all had to try and putt as far as we can. Some of us were using force to make the ball go far. However the trick with putting the ball far away was the swing. It was better to swing softly.
Golf was a really fun sport and I really enjoyed it. I wish there would be more fun sports like this one. However I would like to practise my swings more next time.
WALT use language features correctly in my recount. 
I know this when I use verbs and time words correctly in my writing.

Monday, 16 March 2015

Has your dog ever hidden your soccer boots before? It is so annoying! By Patelesio


WALT understand and use information from the story we read.

I know I can do this when I answer questions correctly using facts from the story.

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Why do I have to go mum? By Launoa

My weekend recount!

Do you know how boring watching your brother’s Polyfest practise is?

On Saturday 21th of February 2015, it was a beautiful sunny day and it was really hot. We went inside the hall and there were lots of boys sitting down ready for practise. They were practising for Poly fest.

Before the practise was about to start , we hurried to get some chairs for us to sit on.
I was really shy because my brother told me to come over. I said “No” because in the Tongan culture the girls are not allowed to hang around the boys. So my mum told me to sit down with her.

A few minute later, the Sacred Heart boys including my brother had a 10 minute break so my mum, auntie, cousins, and I had to prepare the food. The boys were lucky because they had ice cream, pancakes and some fizzy drinks. After their 10 minutes break, they practised for their performance.

Then there was a loud drum that came out of nowhere. I had to block my ears in front of everyone. After that, was the practise almost finished so I went outside with Akesa and some of my friends. I was  happy when the practise ended.

I had a boring time because I had nothing to do, it would be awesome if the Tongan boys had more interesting dance moves so that we can make the other schools jealous. 
WALT use the correct structure for a recount. 
Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I write the introduction, followed by the events and then the conclusion.

Friday, 13 March 2015

Have you ever sky dived before? By Dhon

Learning Intention: WALT use the green thinking hat to solve a problem.

Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I write a different ending for The first jump.

Thursday, 12 March 2015

This might be how you felt if you went sky diving! By Jayden

Success criteria: I know this when I use adjectives to describe feelings and emotions.
WALT: use the red hat to write down the emotions expressed in our story.
Learning intention: We are learning to use De Bono's thinking hats. 

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

My awesome comparison chart! By Alessandra

WALT Recognise objects that are balanced.

I know I can do this when I use Mathcat to understand and compare different objects.

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

The red skydiving hat! By Glen


WALT: use the red hat to express our emotions.
I know this when I use adjectives to describe how I feel about free falling off a plane.

Monday, 9 March 2015

Do you need my service? By Ace

WALT understand about Economic world.
I know I can do this when I write the meaning of goods and services and give some examples.

Sunday, 8 March 2015

What kind of facts do you know about forces? By Shannon


WALT skim and scan information to understand forces.
I know this when I can find information about different types of forces. 

Saturday, 7 March 2015

What is another word for covenant? By Aiden

WALT understand the Treaty of Waitangi.
I know this when I find out the answers about Tiriti o Waitangi online.

Friday, 6 March 2015

Do you honour Te Tiriti o Waitangi? By Jayviah

WALT understand the importance of the Treaty of Waitangi.
I know this when I answer questions about Te Tiriti o Waitangi by researching online.

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Where is the lake monster? By Siu

WALT use the red thinking hat to think about emotions.
I know this when I use adjectives to describe how I feel about the lake monster.

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Have you ever had a tiring day before? By Shivay



On Saturday I stayed home with my sister my mum, dad grand parents. First I went to our movie theatre to watch The Chipmunks. There were 3 chipmunks that could talk and looked very cute.



After the movie I recorded videos and uploaded it to YouTube for everyone to see. After that, I played Minecraft on my PS3 and I visited ‘Stampy’s lovely world'. It was awesome because one of his theme park called ‘Fun-land’.


Meanwhile I watched gaming videos on YouTube and I got  a little bored so I watched Minecraft videos. Next ,I played snakes and ladders with my sister and I won because I rolled a higher number on the dice.

After that ,it was nearly afternoon so I called my sister to play outside with our kittens Sweaty and Pie. We, played ‘Chase the mouse’. ‘Chase the mouse’ is a game we made up for our kittens. First you have to be a cat and the kittens are the mouses. We have to try to catch them but they were too fast.


Two hours later, we decided to dance a bit because it made me feel healthier and happier. After dancing, we did 100 jumping jacks and that was tiring so we made strawberry smoothies because my said “They’re healthy for you and yummy as well”.


5 hours later, it was night time so we ate some eggs with mashed potatoes for dinner. I didn't like it because I don’t like eggs, but I like mashed potatoes because of they’re inside bit.

Then we went to bed because it had been a tiring day. I wish I didn't do 100 jumping jacks because that made me really tired and thirsty, and I think next time I will just play with my kittens.
WALT use the structure of a recount.

I know this when I write the orientation, events and conclusion in order.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Have you tried skydiving before? By Shannon

WALT use our red thinking hats describe our feelings about a story.
I know this when I use adjectives to describe how I feel if it was my first jump off a plane.

Monday, 2 March 2015

Do you know what to do if robots are in your house? By Kayla


WALT use the green thinking hat to solve problems.
I know this when I can creatively come up with different solutions.

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Can you give up something for 40 day like Jesus did in the desert? By Patelesio

WALT understand what Lent is about.
I know this when I create a Lent calendar of giving up things that are sinful (greed, ungratefulness or selfishness).