Friday, 29 July 2016

Creative Writing:

I couldn’t get some sleep so I decided to do my favourite thing to do, which is singing, I started to sing when all a sudden I was interrupted by my brother he said “ Be Quiet…...i'm trying to sleep” Then he turned on his side facing opposite of me, I was so angry at him, I moved closer to him and I sang the same song again and he gets up very fast  and we are face to face he moans “I told you to be quiet……...Now go away before I” ,but before he could finish I shouted at him, just like he did to me and I said “Can you not be like that……...Music is special to me………….You always do this to me”. Then I get an idea. He stands there confused and I start to walk back slowly.
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Then I take my ukulele and I start to sing a song our mother used to sing and all my friends joined in my song be. He didn’t move but his mouth was wide open. In my head I thought my plan was working.
Then he asks if he can have a try with a smile, I thought my plan has worked, but as I said I “thought”, He looked at me and then he looked at the ukulele and …...he throw it in the fire…….I was so shocked I just stood there with my mouth open and only with my eyes I looked at him and then the fire repeatedly.

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Prayer is Important:

In R.E we were learning more about prayer and to show other people that prayer is important we made a DLO (digital learning object).

Monday, 25 July 2016

Monday, 25 July 2016

Story: Battle
What is your favourite part and why?
  • I didn’t have a favourite part because it was all amazing, but I hated the part when Timiona was getting teased by Lucy and Moera in the beginning of the story.

Write a short paragraph about it.
  • Battle is a story about a boy whose Great - Great Grandfather fought in the war and for his bravery and he soon received a medal, which would soon help his great - great grandchild Timoan in his war / battle.

Feedback (by Henrietta Latu)
  • I really love the way how you had explained a Specific summary about your literacy activity, but make sure that you proofread if it makes sense or not.
  • I really enjoyed reading about this interesting story that you have read, which makes me want to know more about it.
  • Keep up the Great Work Ana-Lei and I will make sure to check it out.

Friday, 8 July 2016


Recently Room 7 have been researching about Matariki and we have all so created the Matariki Sky. A interesting fact about matariki is that the Maori people believed the brighter the stars, the better the crop will be that year.

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Trip to the Marae:

07/07/16 - Visit to the Marae
I was so excited because the whole school was going to the Marae in Glen Innes and I had never been there before, only at my own Marae. As we were walking towards the Marae, I thinking about my Karanga / Powhiri that I was going to do, before we entered the Marae.

In this Photo I am preparing for my Karanga
with Mrs. Tui

When we got there I was worried and scared I was going to forget a word or miss pronounce it, because that was the worst thing that could happen, as I started I felt more confident and at the end, I was no longer scared, then we removed our shoes and entered the Marae.

Then the Chief of the Marae stood up and said some words, then  2 boys from our class, Room 7 stood up and said some words in Maori and then English, after them it was our principal’s turn, he said thank you on behalf of our school, then the 10 people in front and me went up to hongi the people of that marae.

After that we all went outside, put on our shoes and we had some food to eat, only a bit, then we went and explored, Me, Von, Henrietta, Malia, Luisa, Stanley and other students played Pukana, after that we were all called into the hall.
This is our class outside
the Marae

When we were in the hall, Where Whaere taught us some more words and the meaning / story of their Marae and it’s name Ruapotaka, she also told us our pepeha, it’s like a introduction of who you are and where you come from.

After that we were put with our soul friends, first we were making a flower with flax, then we went back into the Marae and sang a waiata.
This is us singing the

Then we had Lunch and we played again. Then we had a big chat with the people from that Marae. Then we got onto the bus and we went to tech, but the other classes stayed.