Friday, August 27, 2010

Tui Cross Country




Nervously waiting on the cold concrete ,I challenged myself to beat my mates at today's cross country. The weather was so windy and freezing, so I felt like an ice cube. Luckily I was wearing my jumper, so it could keep me warm.
When it was the ten year old girls, I went up and got ready to race All that I could imagine, was it was like me and my brother were racing. Then in three seconds, Mr Burt banged his clappers together and it looked liked we were racing for the trophy. At the finnish line I came seventh out of the girls. I felt a little disapointed because I know that I can do better.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Roman's Cross Country

Nervously waiting on the cold hard concrete, I challenged myself to beat my mates at today's
cross country. I ran fast to skip past some people in the 9 year old boys. I jogged all the way to the finish line.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Lorenzo Cross Country



Nervously waiting on the cold hard concrete, I challenged myself to beat my mates at today's cross country. As we started, I felt shy. Then Mr Burt said, "Go!" and I just started to jog. After a while I started to run faster. I ran past my best friend Jesiah and I was coming first. I got to the finish line and I had run so fast that I felt puffed but totally excited, because I had won

Hosannah My Cross Country Story


As MrBurt clapped the clapper, I sprinted as hard as I could to try to beat my mates in our cross country. While I was running through the freezing puddles, my feet were numb. I started to stop because I had wasted my energy and it was harder than I thought it would be. Once I reached the finish line, I was proud of myself because I had given it my best effort. I was happy that it was finished and I was so exhausted that I felt like drinking my whole bottle of water.

The Exhausting Race

As I heard Mr Burt bang the clapper, I was exited to see Takitimu kids dash over the start line. I saw people huffing and puffing as they were struggling through the difficult race. I bet it was a good run for everyone. It was more fun than I thought it would be. I wish I had run after all.

Jesiah's Cross Country Story

Nervously waiting on the cold hard concrete, I challenged myself to beat my mates at today's cross country. The weather was freezing, windy and also spitting, but I still sprinted to the finish line. When I had finished the race I felt proud of myself, but maybe I could do better next time.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Caroline's Story of Jesse Martin

Jesse Martin was a young and brave boy when he circumnavigated the world.

Jesse Martin circumnavigated the world on his boat called the Lionheart.

With a lot of support from his family, Jesse Martin circumnavigated the world.

Jesse Martin going on his outrageous voyage

Jesse Martin circumnavigated the world solo and achieved his goal. While living inside his small boat, he had to endure cramped conditions. Even though he suffered while on board Lion Heart, Jesse Martin never gave up on his dream. Jesse also had great supports from his mum and friends which encouraged him to keep on going. One day I will want something like that to happen to me too!

William writes about Jesse Martin

Jesse Martin was the youngest person to sail around the world.

Jesse Martin circumnavigated the world to achieve his goal.

With heaps of determination and perseverance, Jesse Martin circumnavigated the world on his boat the LionHeart

Hosannah's Story of Jesse Martin

Jesse Martin was a young man who was pushed to the limit as he circumnavigated the world.

Jesse Martin circumnavigated the world after a long and dangerous journey on his boat the Lionheart.

With perseverance and courage, Jesse Martin circumnavigated the world.

Jesiah writes about Jesse Martin

Jesse Martin, with a lot of determination and perseverance, was prepared to circumnavigate the world on Lionheart. Calling his boat Lionheart, made Jesse feel protected by a force that was strong and powerful. Bravery and courage helped Jesse to achieve his ultimate goal to sail around the world.

With support and commitment from his family, Jesse Martin was courgeous and brave to be able circumnavigate the world.

Jesse Martin circumnavigated the world because he was a young, brave man.
















Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Lorenzo's Pirate




My pirate's name is Bob and he is discovering new land.

Monday, August 16, 2010

My Pirate


This is Roman's first animation using Hyperstudio. We think he's done a fantastic job - what do you think?

Monday, August 9, 2010

Roman Writes about Ferdinand Magellan

Ferdinand Magellan was born in Portugal in 1480. Magellan disagreed with the government
of Portugal and because he hated them so much he went to Spain and asked the King for money and a boat. The king gave him a boat called Victory. Magellan needed to travel west because of the dangerous eastern route for trade with India.
Magellan went through the South Atlantic Ocean and down the Magellan Strait at the bottom of South America. It took Ferdinand Magellan months and months to reach the Pacific Ocean where he found the water was quiet and peaceful. His crew and boat were able to circumnavigate the world, unfortunately Magellan was killed in a battle in the Phillipines.

Ferdinand Magellan story



Ferdinand Magellan was born in 1480 in Portugal. The Government of Portugal disagreed with Magellan so he went and asked the king of Spain that if he could have a boat and money like Columbus, as he was going to circumnavigate the world to get to India. Magellan's boat was called Victoria because it meant victory. By 1494 the Spanish couldn't sail past Africa because the route was owned by Portugal. Magellan sailed west through the Atlantic ocean and into the strait of Magellan to discover the Pacific ocean. Magellan's crew circumnavigated the world but tragically he never made it past the Philllipines, as it was here that he was killed in a battle.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Mary V Beyoncé Rocks


It turns out Beyoncé is my favourite singer! She is so entertaining and she inspires me. Beyoncé is the best! Well to me anyway! I always watch her songs and wish I could see her in real life. I asked my mum if I could get Beyoncé's album, but she says maybe for my birthday she will buy it for me. Wow Beyoncé's moves are great! I want to dance just like her one day. Sometimes I try and copy her with my cousin. Beyoncé Rocks!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Room14 Makes Pirate Flags



As part of our work on pirates, we spent some time looking at all the different flags that pirates had. Using batik, we then made our own flags. Normally batik is made by using hot oil, but in our case we used a paste of flour and water to draw the outlines. Some of us found it really tricky, but as you can see we have made some really bright and colourful flags representing ourselves and our cultures. Turuhira, Mary, James and Samuela put this movie together.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Jesiah Christopher Columbus story



In the 1400s Christopher Columbus sailed west to get to India. Columbus asked the King of Spain for money and a boat to traveled around the world to India . He called the people Indians because he thought he had reached India but he had actually discovered the Americas.
Christopher Columbus wasn't the first person to discover south America. He was the only man to sail the Atlantic ocean to south America and to return back to Europe. People now knew that there were two more continents; North and South America. It wasn't till the 1700s that the Europeans discovered the pacific ocean.