Wednesday, April 16, 2014

My Book Review

Book Title: Dicey's Song
Author: Cynthia Voigt
Reviewer: Mary Class 4 Room 20
Grand total of books read this year: 1
Book Genre:

  • Science fiction
  • Drama
  • Romance
  • Mystery
  • Horror
  • Comedy
  • Series
  • Fantasy
  • Other (state)

  • Biographies/Autobiographies
  • Historical
  • Instructional
  • Other (state)

Reading Level:
  • Easy
  • Medium
  • Advanced

It is about a little girl who lives with her grandmother because her mother is sick. Then when her mother gets worse so she ran away. Dicey and her family goes and looks for her mother.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Maths D.L.O

Educreation D.L.O

Maths D.L.O

Show not Tell Setting

Kicking off the blanket Sarah could feel her T-Shirt wet with sweat and was craving for water. Sarah walked into the kitchen and turned on the light so she could see where the tap was. While she was at it she put her head into the freezer because her head was so dripping with sweat. No matter how many she would wipe her head with a towel it would just keep dripping. She walked back up the stairs and back into her bed. She didn't bother putting her blanket back on otherwise she would of fainted. She had soaked the bed with all her sweat, you could swim in it.
Sarah opened her window and waited impatiently for the breeze to go into her room. She was so tired and wanted to get back to sleep, but she couldn't. She would toss and turn this and that. The sun was finally rising and Sarah still couldn't get to sleep. When it was freezing cold in the morning Sarah could finally get to sleep because the breeze finally went into her room.

When walking to school Sharon was wearing 2 T-Shirts and 1 thick jacket. When she arrived at school she was still wearing that clothing because she was shivering. Her face was pale and her eyes looked red rimmed, and she was wheezing.
No matter how much sweat shirts she would out on she would still be wheezing and having red rimmed eye. When she went back home she quickly out on a fire made her a hot chocolate and put on a blanket. The next day Sharon got sick because she was walking to school in the cold.


Mary's Empathy from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.

This is my Empathy movie. My class have been studying empathy this term. Here are the key points of Empathy. This is my way of showing empathy.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Fiafia Night


During assembly I heard Mr Burt say something about Fiafia, I quickly turned my head. “On April the 9th at Pt England School we are going to be having another Fiafia.” I was like, “What. Didn’t you guys have one last year.” I was a bit confused because we normally have one every 2 years, but this one was different. “Yeah, so the practises will be every Thursday starting next week.” I was very much excited.

“Mary, Quasia, Nikki, Lesieli, you guys are going to class 10 to Miss Ouano for Hawaiian,” exclaimed Miss Squires. The day had finally come for the practice's. I didn’t know what we were going to do for Hawaiian but I had a fair idea. I walked over to Miss Ouano’s class. We all sat down and watched a video called Manuelo, then Ahulili. We practised for weeks and some of our lunchtime.

Just 2 days before Fiafia we had a rehearsal. That meant we got to see the other groups performances before the actual night. The Senior Kapa Haka group went up first, since they were opening. Then the others one by one, in order. Then the actual night had eventually come from all the practice's, lunchtimes, and participation. It finally made it’s way here.

As I walked through the school gates I could smell the delicious foods that the stores were selling!! I couldn’t believe it. There were a lot of chattering and people running around. Kids talking to there friends. It was like a huge carnival. The clouds grew darker and the sky was going really dark blue.

Mr Burt had said something and as soon as he said “Good evening,” kids started running to their changing rooms. But Mr Burt was gonna say, “ Go to your Changing rooms anyway so...” But I still ran to the Library because that was were the Senior Kapa Haka group was held. I put my costume on and then went out to the stage. The stage was held on our school field. The were lots of chairs lined up just for our parents. As I was about to go on stage I felt butterflies in my stomach and I felt like spewing. But I knew that I had to do it because I was representing my culture.
Kapa Haka Fia Fia from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.

Then as soon as I finished I had to quickly get changed because I was in 2 groups. Kapa Haka and Hawaiian. So I got changed and then lined up in my group. We waited patiently until it was our turn. “Come on girls lets go it’s our turn after the Tongan Girls.” Said Miss Eadie. We all stood up immediately. I could hear some girls squealing like nothing. “The Hawaiian Hula Girls.”
Hawaiian fia fia from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.

We walked onto the stage. It was silent. I could hear a few cheers and claps here and there. We started our dance. As soon as we finished our dance, I quickly ran off the stage.

I really had a lot of fun on that night. I wish we could do it every year. Sadly I won’t be here in the next 2 years. My highlight of that night was seeing others happy. Ad performing.
Thank you to all the tutors and Mr Burt and the Teachers for helping us make this Fiafia happen.