Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Okay, Who Am I This Time?

Okay, Who Am I This Time?

For starters I am not a human... Yes I am a creature but not human kind.

I used to get bullied for being different. I got bullied for being special. For I have a very shiny nose, some may even say it glows. Until one foggy night, a kind, jolly man came up to me and said something that made me very happy. 

We worked side by side. I helped him direct his sleigh, throughout the night. With my nose so bright I was able to help him. He repaid me by providing me shelter and feeding me carrots.

I am now well-known around the world. People even made a song all about me. How lucky am I!

Who may I be?

Who Am I?

Who Am I?

I am jolly and cheerful. I visit the world once a year, checking to see who's naughty and nice. My little friends help me in my workshop. I have many pets. There is one special one whose nose glows.

I enjoy wearing the colour red, with a black belt. I have a pair of sharp black boots, with fur at the top. People say I smell like sweets, chocolate and candy some may even say I smell like flowers. My face is a bright rose pink. I have a white beard that covers almost half of my face. Even though I have a beard I still smile with glee and everybody sees.

When I come out to play I feel joyful. I love visiting all of the children around the world. Lucky enough, some kids leave cookies and milk out for me to eat. Sometimes a piece of cake and some carrots for my pets. I frolic around the world and make it home in time for supper. All of my little friends have a break.

For now we can rest.

I say farewell to all kids, for they'll see me next year... When I come out to play.

Who am I?

Monday, 27 November 2017

What Is It?

What Is It?

This object comes out once a year. 

It comes in many shape, sizes and colours. Some are real, some are fake... Some have lights, some are boring. This object is usually decorated with colours. Decorated with sparkling tassels and glittery orbs. It looks so beautiful completed with a star. If it's real, it smells like something from mother natures forest. If fake, it smells like plastic.

When you look at it, your face creates a grin. You feel so happy and excited. When touching it, you get tickled. Feeling it brushing against your skin makes you shiver. Some times, a group of people will gather around this object and start singing. Most of the time, your family will gather and laugh and cherish this object.

What is it?

Comment below what you think it is.

Monday, 20 November 2017

Blood Donors

Today, my reading group read an article called 'Blood In The Bank'. This took place at Penrose High School.

Heather Masson always wondered to herself whether some of her blood is about to be used to help save a life. She is a Blood Donor. Twice a year, the mobile blood-donor unit comes to Penrose High School, where she is a seventh former. Beds are set up in school assembly hall. Heather and the other students give a donation of blood for the blood bank.

That was a quick summery about what happened on the first page. I would write more but Blood In The Bank is such a LONG article.

Part 4 School Journal Number 1 1987

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Lights, Camera... ACTION!

On The Big Screen
Yesterday, Wednesday the 8th of November, marked the 10 year anniversary for the Manaiakalani Cluster of schools. 10 years of making films. Leanah, Meafou, Vaimoana and I left before everyone else to be at the theatre by 12 o'clock. Leanah and I were presenters from my class, Room 10. Meafou and Vaimoana were presenters from Room 12. We had three different sessions to be presenting our films.

Before it was our time to present we were nervous. 
"Can you feel the love tonight"
I sang that with my head high and filled with pride. Here is what we said;
(Jessica/Me) "Can you feel the love tonight... Isn't love just, the best!"
(Leanah) "Well, besides all that lovey dubby stuff, what is the true meaning of love?"
(Jessica/Me) "When you think about it, love... It's everywhere!"
(Leanah) "Hm... I wonder what comes to mind when people think of love?"
(Jessica/Me) "I'm Jessica"
(Leanah) "And I'm Leanah!"
(Together) "And we are year 6 students from Ruapotaka School"
(Leanah) "Enjoy our film"

Our film was called 'All About Love'. 
As we walked of the stage my heart was beating with joy! We rushed over to the next session in cinema 2. In the second session, our school was apart of the crowd. We were able to watch a lot of the films because, our class film was last! Although this did put a lot of pressure on us, presenters. Luckily we did it easy as pie. As we rushed to the last session 1 AKA the lux cinema it... Was... PACKED! Once it was our turn again, to present I almost got stage fright! As I was singing on the stage some yelled out
"Go Jess!"
When that happened I freaked out.

As we walked off the stage I couldn't stop smiling! I was so happy! Leanah and I waited for Viamoana and Meafou to present then we left the cinema. We, Miss Misela, Mrs Golder, Viamoana, Meafou, Leanah and I were so happy and proud. 

Us, four presenters took a few photos in front of our display, representing my school, Ruapotaka. We then headed of to a saute of the Incredible Hulk. Miss Misela decided to take a picture of us posing in front of it. I kneeled down in front of Meafou, Viamoana and Leanah, flexing my muscles. Once that was done we rushed out side to the car park to meet our van driver 'Mrs Brough' and the van. We all hopped in and drove back the Ruapotaka. As we drove back we were talking about; our favouite films, how we felt and we played a bit of I dare you. 

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Winning Ways

For reading Harry Potter read an article called Winning Ways. This is our follow up.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Where Shall We Put The Turbine? - Reading, Harry Potter

Where Shall We Put The Turbine?

This article was about how to find a perfect place to place a turbine. This took place at St Peter's College. There are varies wind symbols used on weather charts, the students had to learn. The wind symbols look very unique. To be honest remembering all the symbols would be pretty hard in my opinion. 
What about you? Comment what you think.

Term 4 Learning Goals

Monday, 16 October 2017

14 Days Of No School... YAY!

14 Days Of No School... YAY!

During the holidays I've spent a lot of time with my father. Every morning at 9:30A.M. my father woke me up to tag along with him to his gym. The first Monday was so fun! Every Mondays' is a 'Monster Set', which means there's most likely going to be a massive set. Those are really enjoyable. Tuesdays' are called 'Tabata Tuesday' which is basically 30 seconds of work then, 10 second rest. Wednesday afternoons we do a special class called 'ZUU'. ZUU is mainly working on animal movements. Thursdays' are the best! We take it back to the 90's because Thursdays' are 'Throwback Thursday'. Friday is just a chill day which, is pretty nice of my dad.

I trained at least 5 times a week. Now that was tiring.

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Jessica's Learning Goals: Achieved Or Not? (Reflection)

I have achieved 4/5 goals from term one. 
Although I haven't achieved one, I am still happy with myself. This just means I need to work while thinking of my general goal.

Thursday, 21 September 2017


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I believe that Labour will run our government because, Jacinda Ardern promises she'll make new houses and rebuild old houses. There has been news about Jacinda raising taxes but, that was just apart of the fight between National and Labour. Jacinda has a positive attitude and thinking. 

Monday, 18 September 2017

Maui And... A Crane?

Maui And... A Crane?
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We've all heard about Maui and the Sun right? But what if we put Maui in 2017. What would he do in a modern time? Let's continue then shall we.

Early in the morning we meet Maui. Maui works for an establishment an hour away from his house. He lives with his 5 brothers, he is the eldest. One day, out on the job Maui felt extremely hot. He felt like the day was never ending. As he went on with his job he felt a little vibration, coming from him pants. It was his phone.
"Hey bro, What's up?" I questioned him
"BRO, HELP ME OUT! I THINK THE SUN HAS STOPPED!" He yelled at the top of his lungs.
I thought he was joking but I couldn't tell.
"What do you mean The sun has stopped?" I questioned him again.
"I mean the sun has stopped, look the sun has stayed in the same place for 2 hours now!" He exclaimed.
I looked up to see where the sun was. The sun was I the same spot from earlier.
"Hey, meet me at my house. I have a plan, bring the other 4 too."
"Okay, you better have a good explanation."
(Beep Beep)
As my brother hung up I was zooming to my car.

I dashed threw traffic and made it in time to meet my brothers. Finally, I've arrived. All my brothers were there in front of their trucks.
"Okay, so what's the plan?" My youngest brother asked.
"Good, okay here's the plan. We all drive down to my work. We'll hire a crane, hook me up to it and I'll wear some sun protective glasses. When I'm high enough I'll wake up the sun." I explained.
"Sounds like a plan" My second older brother said while agreeing with me.
We were off, we rushed threw traffic once again.

Finally we've arrived at my work. I quickly dashed into the front office and hired a crane. My brother handed me the sun protective glasses and jumped back into his truck and waited for a signal.
"Meet me in Town Square!" I shouted out.
They all nodded. I was driving the crane down street, feeling a hole lot of eye's watching me. I arrived at Town Square with this massive crane and 5 trucks behind me. I buckled up my safety belt and attached it to the hook on the crane. One of my brothers thought ahead and brought a bucket filled with water.

I held the bucket in one hand and held on to the big chains on the crane.
"Let me fly" I said referring to 'Let me up in the air'.
My heart was beating... I was so nervous, what would happen if this didn't work? My brother raised me up into the air high enough to spill the icy water on the sun. Man, it was hot up there, I could barely breathe! I spilled the freezing cold water on the sun, I was waiting to see what would happen... The suspense was unreal. My brother lowered me down while I was shaking my head in a disappointing matter. Did my plan work? Did my plan fail? Once my feet were able to touch the ground I did not say a word. Silence. We were all completely silent... Then, all of a sudden one of my brothers call out,
We all raised our heads... My mouth dropped.
"It worked! It actually worked!" I shouted loud and proud.
The sun had moved from its original spot! We all cheered and celebrated.
"Who knew my plan would work! Well, thanks to you all it did!" I exclaimed cheerfully.

(Later that day)
So, we returned the crane, once again I drove down the street with the crane and a few eyes'. After that I drove home in my normal car to find all 5 of my brothers waiting for me.
"What's up?" I asked.
"Now the moment of truth... Will the moon raise." A brother stated.
We all looked up waiting to see the moon. A few minutes pasted and then... The moon bright as can be was found.
"Aright then, let's go inside. We're having a feast tonight to congratulate Maui" Said one brother.
We all went inside and ate a bunch. Then everyone went home and lived their lives.

The End

Monday, 11 September 2017

Te Tiriti o Waitangi

One People

(A paragraph from the text)
The next day, 6 February, the chiefs met again. Hobson wasn't expecting a hui (company) that day and was wearing casual clothes. He had to quickly put on his naval hat in order to look more official. The Treaty was read aloud, and then around forty chiefs signed it. As they did this, Hobson said, "He iwi tahi Tatou." ("We are one people.")
A number of copies of the Treaty were made and taken around the country. Not all iwi got to see the Treaty, and some chiefs decided against signing. Others were fearful about the Treaty would mean but signed anyway. Over the next seven months, over five hundred chiefs signed their names or moko - almost all of them on the te reo Maori version.

This was a very educational. There was a lot of information in the text that I did not know. I would recommend this article to the young youth who don't know much about New Zealand history.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

A Puppy?

A Puppy?

What? A puppy, is this real life? Was I just dreaming or... Nah I must be imagining things, yeah that's it.

It all began on May the 21st 2016. A friend of my mothers just announced that, her dog just had four puppies. She offered my mother a puppy... FOR FREE! But there was one issue, we had to wait for 8 weeks! Ugh. My dad, mother and her friend kept it a secret until, there was only 1 week left. Once the secret was out, I was so excited! It was like I was bouncing off the walls! 

"Mum! Has it been a week yet?" 
I continuously asked that question, just waiting to be disappointed by "You have to wait for a few more days". Agh. Finally, the last night of the waiting game. I was so, definitely ready to become a big sister! I always would imagine what it would be like, having a little brother or sister. My imagination was bouncing in and out of my brain! I couldn't stop thinking about a new puppy as my new little sibling. That night I could barely sleep. Staring at my white ceiling while, listening to the soothing beat of my, clock, tick tock tick tock. Suddenly my vision went...blank. My eye's were tightly shut. Finally, I was asleep. It took me long enough! I got at least 4-5 hours of sleep but, I woke up the next day like a flower that just bloomed! 

I did the usual until it hit me... PUPPY! A new question popped up 

"Mum when are we going?"
I received an answer that wasn't disappointing for once!
My mother replied. It was a hot summer day but, I prepared for a new, adorable, cuddly puppy. My mother drove ALL the way out to the country side were her friend lived. The car drive took for EVER! I think I drifted off during the drive though...but you can't blame me! I did have the right amount of sleep besides, if I stayed up the WHOLE drive the drive its self would seem longer than it already was. Extra points, the drive only seemed about an hour long since I had a nap. I woke up just as we were driving into the drive-way, I saw my mother kind friend standing in front of her house waving to us. I waved back at her while gave her a great, big grin. 

We hopped out of the car with excitement. It felt like it was Christmas! I couldn't keep still. The nice friend welcomed us with a great big hug. She then, lead us towards the back of the house. I was jumping as if I was a kangaroo! Hopping about, cheerfully. I looked all happy and joyful but, really I was disgusted. It smelled like cow droppings! Once we got closer, a full grown, female dog came up to us. She greeted us with a little kiss, with her snout. She walked along side me, leaning on me just slightly. Anyways... As we continued walking, I could just hear the puppies crying. By now I couldn't contain my excitement. Finally! The puppies were right in front of me. There was a total of 4 puppies. 

"Which one's ours?" 
I asked curiously. The kind friend took a step forward and pointed to the second biggest puppy there was. 
"Right here. The second biggest of the bunch! Oh and one more thing it's a boy."
She replied. 
"The cutest actually!" 
My mother butted in. I couldn't argue with them. I was just beyond happy! But now there was a new and important question. What will his name be? I asked that question twice! Then I started thinking of an anime called "Dragon Ball Z". 
"How about... Krillin?"
My mother stared at me blankly.
"That sounds like the perfect name."
That was the best respond I could ever ask for! I gave a cheeky smirk look back at her. We grabbed 'Krillin' and got him ready for the long car trip home. 

He sat in the back of the car with me. Krillin laid his head on my lap while, I was lightly stroking his fur. Eventually he fell asleep. His fur was so SOFT! Soon after he fell asleep I fell asleep. 
"Huh? Where are we?" 
I arose from my slumber. My right leg felt so warm. I turned my head to see a little puppy next to me, sleeping peacefully. We stopped at an empty car park to stand up and stretch. I put Krillin on his new leash and gave him some fresh water. He was slurping the water as fast as he could. Krillin did splash some of the water and his saliva on to me. I thought that was gross. Ew. We jumped into the car once again. My mother drove ALL the way home. By now I really wanted to play with my new dog.

Finally! We had arrived. I made sure my cat wasn't around and Krillin had a safe step getting out of the car. My mother walked Krillin inside the house, to the flat. I could just see how excited Krillin was. He was wagging his tail so fast! When Krillin, my mother and I walked into the flat I closed the door behind me and there he was... My dad was sitting on the couch just waiting for us. Mum let go of his leash and Krillin ran to lick my dad's face. 

At the end of the day I then realised, that there were many more precious moments to come. Having a dog is huge responsibility! 

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Turning Eleven...

Turning Eleven...

Turning eleven, the biggest life change EVER! Having a friend over, flipping out going crazy. I had the time of my life.

First, my best friend Riiana came over to my house at 9:55A.M. She came with a silver bag with what it looked like a donut cushion. We waited until it was 10 o’clock to leave the house and drive down to skateland, near Mount Wellington. I also invited two boys but they never showed up, so it was just the two of us.. My mum bought two tickets for us. Meanwhile when she was buying tickets Riiana and I were dancing behind her. When we were given our tickets we bolted to the front desk where you receive your roller skates and inline skates. I got size 8 inline skates while Riiana got size 8 roller skates.

We were at skateland for just over 2 hours. Riiana and I were practicing at the back of the rink, which was the darkest part the the buliding. I was trying so hard to convince Riiana to join me on the rink. She said “You go on first then, I shall follow you”. Of course I didn’t believe her but, I had to give it a shot. We skated to one of the far left entrances. Like she said, I went on first she started to follow me but, once I was at least one metre away she left me all alone. So I decided to do one lap INSIDE the rink without her. We only had ten minutes left of skating. I tried my very best to persuade Riiana to join me in the rink. She finally manned-up and came on with me. I was right beside her. I grabbed her hand and we went so fast around. When we lost our grip she slowed down so did I. Once our ten minutes we done we drove to Sylvia Park to grab some lunch.

We finally arrived at Sylvia and we were hungry. My mum bought Riiana Mc Donalds. She had a double cheeseburger, small fries and a medium sized frozen coke. I had some Asian salad with teriyaki chicken. While Riiana and I were eating we were chatting about, school, memes and funny videos we’ve seen on YouTube. I finished half of my food while Riiana only ate her fries and drank her drink. We went to Starbucks because my mum wanted a coffee. When Riiana was standing near my mum, I started cracking up laughing because she was taller than her. My mum exclaimed “You better not stand next to me” then, we were both laughing. We drove home once mum got her coffee. I opened my present from Riiana.

The first thing I saw was a game called “Gas Out” which was a fart cloud. I continuously pressed the fart cloud because it made funny fart noises. Riiana was furious with me! When I was lying down on the ground still pressing the fart cloud she sat on me! I couldn’t breathe, I couldn’t move! I finally was able to get on all fours and crawl around. I felt like a donkey! She found that very funny while I was suffering. We were going to my aunt's house to receive a little birthday gift. I got given a hot pink envelope with $50 and a card. The card had a cute teddy bear, on it holding a teal present. While that was happening Riiana was sitting in the car thinking about how to rule the world without anyone knowing that they're helping her. When my mother and I returned to the car, I opened my door and saw what it looked like Riiana staring into the distance with an evil glare. We drove to Strength Tech (My dad’s gym). Riiana’s mum is a member so, we didn’t need to drop her off at her house. Once class was finished Riiana left and my mum and I drove home. I had one exciting day! Not to mention tiring.



It all began with my dad... He was doing some weightlifting in our garage. Everything was all happy games and fun until, he screamed for help.

My mother and I raced down stairs to investigate what the issue was. There laying on the ground was my dad. He was in a lot of pain. We rushed him to the hospital. While we were driving I was freaking out but, I didn't show my emotions. My father was explaining what had happened. Apparently he pushed himself a little too hard, over the boundaries. While I was listening, I was staring into the distance hoping my dad was going to be a-okay. I started to smile but, just slightly.

Once we arrived, we raced to the emergency department. They took my dad while my mother and I followed. The friendly nurse asked my mother some questions that required an answer. I was sitting there silently in the corner waiting to find out what was going to happen. By now my mind was blank... I couldn't keep my eyes' on the prize, knowing my dad was all right. My mother looked at me disappointed. She broke the bad news to me. 
"Jess, Dad will have to go to a special hospital..."
 I asked "Why?"
"Well" she said 
"Your Dad has dislocated his shoulder and will need to go to a special hospital. The hospital is based around fixing joints and bones." I stared outside sorrowfully

We waited outside for an Ambulance to arrive. Once the Ambulance arrived I said my goodbye's and gave my dad a slight hug. The Ambulance drove off while my mother and I started walking to the car. I was staring at the ground and didn't say a single word. A few weeks went by and my dad was still in recovery. It was so boring at home! There was not as much laughter or joy as usual, my house felt like a sad, boring, silent, Grey movie. Every morning my mother gave me big hug.

Finally! The day had come. Time to go pick up Dad! We drove ALL the way to the Joint Hospital. We were waiting...waiting and waiting then suddenly... KA POW! There he was walking out of the hospital smiling at the two of us. He was wearing a white Sling around his arm. The doctor discussed with us what we needed to do for my dad to recover. My mother and the doctor finally finished talking, we hopped into the car and drove off. I was beyond happy, my heart was filled with glee.

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Back To School! Dun Dun Dun

14 days of relaxation then back to 10 weeks of school. The first Friday of my holiday was my birthday. I am officially eleven! Two days after it was my mum's birthday but, I was also invited to a birthday party. Two girls (twins) turned ten. 

I am relieved to be back at school. A new term has begun so I need so new goals. 
Maths: Use my multiplications to solve different time tables I have never seen before. (Example
13x18 = 
13x10 = 130
13x8 = 104
130+104 = 234

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

The Power Of Science

The last two weeks of school Room 10 and 9 have joined forces to do science experiments together. We are mainly looking around sound. We are in 5 different groups, a mixture of Room 10 and 9. I am in a group with Agueer, Diego, Frank, Nurul, Riiana and Mary-Ruth. (Don't forget to check these amazing bloggers to!)

Different pitches and different objects make some sort of music. Vibrations and movement s one big part of sound. I have learnt so much about sound that, I believe I can actually make music with everyday objects thinking about the different pitches. It won't be hard because I understand how vibrations work.

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Is It Football Or Is It Soccer?

Every Wednesday my class go out on the field to some sport. A lady called " Hannah". Hannah is our coach. We start by doing some warm up's.
We do:

  • Dragon tail
  • Octopus
  • Tag
  • Stuck in the mud
But just remember that's only the warm up. Once we played at least 5 or 6 games to the point were we are warmed up or a little tired. Hanna then splits us up into 4 groups. Two groups are wearing bibs. The other groups have no bibs. One team with bibs and no bibs go against each other, same with the other teams too. We play soccer or as some people call it football.

I enjoy playing soccer with my class/friends. We play for 40 minutes in total from the very beginning to the end. I would like to say thanks to Hannah for teaching us and playing with us. Today, Wednesday 28th 2017 is our last day of Kiwi sports.

The Alphabet

Students compile a list of words, ranging from A to Z, which have some relevance to a given category featured in the area of study.
Subject: Reading

A -  Action
B - Background
C - Creative
D - Dreaming
E - Excitement
F - Fairytale
G - Grammar
H - Heros'
I - Imaginative
J - Jokes
K - Kindness
L - Laughable
M - Magical
N - Negative 
O - Over-rated
P - Positive
Q - Quiet
R - Rhyme
S - Silly
T - Teller
U - Unique
V - Verses
W - Wisdom
X - X-Ray
Y - Yelled
Z - Zig-zag

Sunday, 11 June 2017

The Disadvantages - Thinking Is The Key

The Disadvantages

  • You can't ride it.
  • You can't wear it.
  • You can't walk it.
  • You can't cook it.
  • You can't eat it.
  • You can't throw it like a ball.
  • You can't plant it.
  • It can't protect your house.
  • It can't protect you.
  • It can't play with you.
  • It can't jump.
  • It can't roll.
  • It can't run.
  • It can't tell jokes.
The Advantages
  • You can sit on it.
  • You protect yourself with it.
  • You can stand on it.
  • You can sleep on it.
  • You can eat on it.
  • You can sing on it.
  • You can dance on it.
  • You can tell it jokes.
  • You can throw a ball at it.

Sunday, 28 May 2017

"Catching The Bus In Samoa" - Reading

Today my group read "Catching The Bus In Samoa". We were comparing what it is like to catch a bus in New Zealand and Samoa. There is a big difference between Samoan bus' and New Zealand bus'.

Samoan Bus'                                                        New Zealand Bus'
  •               Plastic windows                                                      Glass windows
  •               No doors                                                                  2 doors 
  •               Uncomfortable seat padding                                 Comfortable seat padding
  •               Small                                                                         Big
  •               Bright coloured                                                         Limited colours

I thought this was very interesting. I never knew how different the bus' would be.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Malo e lelei... What Does That Mean?

These  past view weeks we went into groups of 4 and made a presentation about Tonga. I am Samoan so I don't know much about Tonga but, I found it very interesting learning about Tonga. I have learnt how hot it get's in Tonga, the language and the capital city of Tonga. 
Thanks to Leaaepeni, Joanlisi and Tyra for being in a group with me.

Sunday, 7 May 2017

"Don't Waste The Water!" - Reading

                                                 "Don't Waste The Water!"

This article takes place in Samoa - Apolima and Manono. A young Samoan girl called Elisapeta Manupo lives a life of responsibilities. She wakes up early every morning at 6 and gets dressed. Elisapeta grabs a wooded pole and two plastic buckets. She balances the buckets on her shoulder using the wooded pole. Holding the buckets, she walks down a winding path to a well. The well has fresh water to drink. She avoids the leaves and fills the buckets with water. Carrying the heavy buckets on her shoulders she walks back home.
That was a quick summery of "Don't Waste The Water!". I enjoyed reading this book because I learnt some Samoan words and I now know how difficult some people's life's can be.

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Lucky One


Family… Why is family important to me? My family are my closes friends. I have a Samoan family so, my family is quite big. I live with 5 people plus one puppy and one cat. Some people don’t even have families so I am lucky I have one.

F is for “ Forever together no matter what “.
A is for “ Always there for each other “.
M is for “ Making lots of memories to remember “.
I is for “ Incredibly fun “.
L is for “ Laughing together “.
Y is for “ Yawning together making funny faces “.

Write about it!
Write your own speech about something important to you. Church? School? Family?
Why is it important to you?

On Monday for reading my group had to write a speech about something important to us. It's not much but it's something. I find it really sad that some people don't even have families but, people with families shouldn't take it for granted.

Let Term 2 Begin!

May the 1st Monday, time for term 2 to begin.
" Jess, get ready for school! "
That is what my mum said to me this morning. I looked at so tried then remembered school was starting again. It's going to be a really busy term and new things to do.

This term we started to do some science experiments. We do them on Friday's or Thursday's.  We just started learning about Tonga. I am not Tongan so I don't know much. I am so excited for term 2 to go on and for the rest of the year. School to some kids is boring but I enjoy school so, I get bored in the holidays really fast.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

The Eyes Of A Soldier

Mary-Ruth, Konzay, Tristan and I wrote this poem about what we would see and feel as a soldier. Pretending to be a soldier was scary. You must be wondering why it would be scary, right? Being in war knowing that you're fighting for your country and your family is freaky. Bullets everywhere, exploding bombs and cannons!

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Harry's War - Comic

Today my reading group Percy Jackson read a comic called " Harry's War " It was an interesting comic. It was about a soldier called "Harry". Harry lived on a farm with his friend "Ted". It explained how Harry felt in war. He was bored, unhappy and depressed. Harry sent a postcard to his best friend " Ted ". He wrote how he felt about camp and being a soldier, he also asked Ted some questions about him. Like "How are you doing?" or "How is the farm?". I learnt two new words/palaces by reading this comic.

Thursday, 6 April 2017

ANZAC Day Information

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I learnt a lot of new information about ANZAC Day. ANZAC stands for, Australian New Zealand Army Corps. ANZAC Day is very important to lots of people. My granddad was in war and then was able to live in Samoa.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

ANZAC Day Is Coming!

Today we wrote a cinquain poem about ANZAC. A cinquain poem is basically a describing poem. The first line only has one word which is the title. The second line should have two words describing the title, the third line should have three words expressing actions. The fourth line needs to have four words expressing feeling and lastly the fifth line needs one synonym for the title. Now you know how to write a cinquain poem! 

In the comments below tell me your favourite thing about ANZAC Day.