Wednesday, 6 August 2014

The Holidays

Success Criteria

Brainstorms to identify main ideas to be used in writing.
Uses most of the main ideas in the writing.
Uses paragraphs and sequences ideas.
Attempts to end writing with a simple conclusions.
Spells most words correctly.
Uses capital letters, full stops, commas, apostrophes, question marks, exclamation marks.
Rereads writing to edit out information that does not improve the message.
Rereads writing to edit in words and phrases that improve the message.
Uses a dictionary to identify and check spelling attempts.
Checks writing for basic punctuation.

I had a great 2 week holiday. My family did a lot of fun things like skiing at Mt Ruapehu, celebrating my brother for passing his restricted license at Asian Noodle House, we made pizza and made turnip cake.

When we were at Mt Ruapehu, I slipped on the snow and landed on my back. It was extremely difficult to get up because I had skis on. After I finally got up, we returned the skis so I just had the boots on and me, Linda and Kevin went to climb the huge mountain and ride the ski lift. ( I don’t know what it’s actually called. )

When all of the family knew about my brother Kevin passing his restricted, we went to go celebrate with Asian Noodle House. He ordered a large plate of rice noodles. (Chow fun in Chinese.) He added in a lot of spicy chilli about 2-10 spoonfuls. I ordered a medium plate of fried rice. ( Chow farn in Chinese. ) I added in a lot of chilli sauce, it was all around my rice. My sister ordered a bowl of tom yum soup with soft crab sticks and chewy squid with some crunchy prawn.

When we went to the Onekawa Pools, I jumped in and made a huge splash in the freezing cold pool. At that moment my goggles were filled with water so I took them off and I cleared it out. When we got to the slide, my brother had an idea. He said “Lets go as a train.” and I was saying umm for about 5 or 6 seconds. After that I said “ Ok let’s go as a train.” So we did. In the middle of it, the water sounded like a tidal wave because it was going really fast and I got water up my nose. When I told my brother I got water up my nose, he told me to go in the spa pool so the water will evaporate. When I went in, my feet were burning up like I put my hands in my mum’s dishwashing water but 3 times the temperature. I stayed in the spa pool for about 1 or 2 hours. When I got used to the hot water, I actually put my head in and it didn’t feel that bad so I put my whole body into the pool and I swam around in it.

For dinner we made our own pizza because my mum had a pack of pizza base that she brought home from New World. We had to spread the tomato paste on. After we put on the tomato paste, it was time to put on the topping. I put cheese, salami and pineapple on.

The next morning after we had pizza, my mum wanted to make turnip cake because she had the ingredients for it. When it was done, my mum didn’t want to show it to us because she wanted it to be a surprise. The next morning she showed us and it looked like giant strips of turnip cake. When we tasted the turnip cake, it was really salty but when you add chilli sauce to it, you don’t taste the salt anymore but it’s really spicy that you would nearly black out. The turnip cake is sort of soft and I had the turnip cake we made for breakfast. She was going to make it again without too much salt.

The best bit about the holidays was when I made pizza.

Saturday, 2 August 2014



NZ FLAG meaning

New Zealand Flag

Information On Emperor Penguin



A moment in time...

Having a Good Night Sleep.

I heard the lights go click.
I heard my sister talking for a long time.
I saw the pot of flowers in the corner of my left eye.
I saw the wall in the corner of my right eye.
I felt my thick blankets heating up my feet.
I felt my other blankets above weighing my feet down.
I wondered if I would go toilet in the middle of the night.
I wondered if Linda would wake me up when I was trying to get to bed.

Stoney Creek Ranch Camp

Sunday, 4 May 2014


In class I have been learning about the points of the compass and directions.

This week I learnt about a programme called Scratch which uses directions to create a little computer program.

My job was to use Scratch to create something that could be shared with the rest of the class. What my Scratch was about was all down to me and my imagination! I had to be creative!

Click on the green flag to start and the red octagon to stop.
press 1 to make Gobo spin and press space to clear

When I grow up...

As part of our topic I have been thinking about myself and what makes me special. This has led to me thinking about what I would like to be when I grow up.

I made a ToonDoo about it.


Swimming Sports

Swimming Sports is where the Year 4s, 5s and 6s at Havelock North Primary take part in swimming races in their houses. We then had to create a voki for homework about one of the races.

Our voki needed to tell the class about our favourite race at swimming sports and why we liked that one the best. We had to remember to hook our listener in and give the audience lots of interesting information.