Monday, 30 March 2015

Who likes sharks?

Walt: know that other people might take a different judgement from the same information

we are learning to put our selves in other peoples shoes.

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Who cares about Penguins

Walt: know that other people might take a different judgement from the same information
We learned to put our self in other peoples shoes and we had some difficult times and some easy times it was all about thinking of what they would say or do. It was a lot of hard work but it was worth it.

All about Ultimant year 5/6 camp

Have you guys heard of the year 5 and 6 camp?
I was in True crew for camp, it was awesome because I got to sleep with…
Revival, Amethyst and me it was amazing because we got to do fun activity and all those kind of stuff

About Camp
Camp is for three days. On the first night we have a movie night, the second night we have a concert but before all that we do fun activities. On the third day we got to the Manager pools we go to the outside pools. It is Freezing cold and cool because there are slides and a bombing pool and there is a deep pool, on the top close to the bombing pool it is awesome.

Highlight One:
My first favorite Highlight was Killer Zone
Mr Jacobson was our instructor.
He told us for the first one we had 1 packet of water balloons, and we had to try make as much as we could before the trumpet went. Me and Aysha Michal and Lishan, we filled up about thirteen or fourteen  water balloons. As we rushed back to the bottom field as everybody started to arrive, some people dropped some water balloons and we only had a few in each tray.

Some people went and put it in the middle. As we got our Que to go to our spots, we all had to walk to our spots. Once we got to our spots we all got onto the board before he told us to start, the competition was to get to the water balloon side without falling onto the grass, if we do then we lose points and we have to go to the back. 

Then as we got closer and closer to the water balloons, but the real deals got there before us. Then as we sat down between the bright orange cones, Mr Jacobson said “ Ok here is what we are going to do, you are going to take two water balloons don’t take three or four just take two, and then you are going to throw it to the other team.” So everybody got ready with their two water balloon and we all started to throw them. Then once they were all finished we did some more things it felt like it would never stop, but it stop eventually.

Highlight two:
My second favorite one was Kayaking.
When my crew went over to kayaking, we had to put our towel underneath a truck to make sure the wind does not make it blow away. Then as we went and sat down on the grass, Miss Garden told us what we were going to do when we go down to the sand.

We were all running on the sand and then we all sat down and we all waited for Miss Garden to come tell us what we were doing next. Finally when Miss Garden came she told us somethings we needed to know when we sit in the kayak, she said “ The first thing you put in is your feet then your bottom and then your other feet.” Then she told us more things we should know before we started. 

Once she was finished speaking some people put their hand up to go in the double kayak, some people just went in a single like I did. While everybody was waiting at shore for a turn some people were kayaking, and some people were falling off into the cold freezing water, some on purpose and some well because their kayak fell over. 

Then after a few minutes went past we only had, about five minutes to spare. So Miss Garden called us in and she told us if we wanted to swim for the last five minutes and we all agreed and we all started to swim and some were playing swim tiggy and some were just floating in the water and some well just swimming. Then we all go out and we all were very happy we al, dried of and we went back to school.


At camp I felt Happy safe  and loved it it’s like I was free to do whatever I wanted I felt like, I had freedom.

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Malama Honua

On Wednesday the 18th of March 2015 the Extension students were given an opportunity to explore the Hikianalia waka. This is part of the Malama Honua Worldwide voyage. Malama Honua means “ To care for our earth.”  

We went to the Maritime Museum. First we met a man named ‘ Frazer’ he was one of our instructor, we then met a lady named, ‘Miki.’ My group went to the star compass first. There was a man named ‘Kalepa’ He was one of the people who never used a compass but he made one with his mind. He was 1 of 4 people to know how to use a star compass. He taught us how to say names in Hawaiian for east, west, north and south.

After the star compass we went to the Peace flag sign. We had to draw something to show kindness and loyalty, we had to pair up into pairs of two. As we paired up we some of us drawed some Hearts peace signs and all kinds of things. It was amazing and fun at the same time.

Once we finished I saw a rock and the old man said to me and Olivia, “ Touch the rock before you go.” He told us that they bring that rock from Hawaii to New Zealand. As we left the room our next activity was exploring on Hikianalia. We were so Excited to hop on to it, as we hopped onto the boat we had to hold a man's wrist and he would pull us on too the waka. One of the man showed us how to put the flag up. Then he showed us the toilet and the kitchen.

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Information on year 5/6 camp

Walt: make connections across a wide range of texts

Today we had to Google search for a blog and read about there year 5/6 camp. I looked at Taeshell blog and I was reading about, her ( Year 5/6 camp from last year )

She could not wait to go to camp for swimming, because she was happy that the year 7/8, weren't COMING! I was laughing at that one, and the one that she was really REALLY anxious to do Kayaking, because she said the last year Mr Maloi nearly tipped her and Quziyah over. It was really funny to hear that I loved that part of her story. She felt REALLY pumped up for year five and six camp, I could tell.

I am looking forward to eating my goodies and going kayaking and also I am mostly looking forward to.....THE CONCERT ON FRIDAY NIGHT!

Monday, 9 March 2015

Newspaper tower challenge


Do you think Mr Goodwin is drinking too much coffee? Two weeks ago he was feeding as chicken flavored warms, and today he is telling us to make a tall newspaper tower! WHERE DID THE TRUE MR GOODWIN GO?! Read on to find out more information.

How it all started
We were all sitting on the mat in our literacy class, all wondering why the table was moved away and why there were newspaper in front
of us. As he was talking he started to talk about, making a tower with newspaper, we had to go in groups, it was
Mr Goodwin only gave us about, 8 MINUTES! We were all panicking we were scared we wouldn’t finish in time, nah just kidding we were just surprised we only had 8 minutes.

Our Materials/Action
Our materials were only
one long strip of masking tape, of course we would need newspaper and scissors then we got started.
As we got started we rolled the newspaper and we made a platform for it to stand on, when we made it we made sure that we made it tall enough to win. We were put on too much pressure we only had 5 more minutes left! So many things to do such little time. My group were working fine we were just in a rush, after about 4 minutes WE ONLY HAD ONE MINUTE!!!!! AHHHHHHHHH! We were rushing picking things and sticking things on only 50 seconds on the clock we use up 30 more seconds only 20 second left 15 seconds gone 5,4,3,2,1 and TIME UP.

We were in the final round some of them didn’t even get started, only two who were in the last round it was us and Rosalinas group. We weren't sure who was going to win, we stood their big and proud of what we made, Mr Goodwin measured it “ And the winner is… TALITAS GROUP!?”
We were happy and jumping up and down like a kangaroo saying “ We WON we WON!”


I felt really happy when we were making it, and plus I was really extremely panicking so much in their I thought we were going to lose instead we won I never doubt our group. Heheheh.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Omaru creek


Icky yucky warm and smelly that is what our creek is.
Omaru creek use to be full of people, it was a nice clean and a cool river, it was full of people swimming, fishing and all those things.
River talks is a program that  helps makes the rivers clean.
What can we do to help the poor river?

What is a Kakapo?

Me and my group were learning about Kakapo's. We were asked what are a Kakapo and where we could find the. We were told by Langi, what does Endanger, and protected species mean, find out in the presentation.