Monday, 30 March 2015

Saying by to my uncle Kalab

On monday the second of march I didn’t attend school because my uncle was going back to Tonga and my family had to take him to the airport. My mum woke me and my sister’s up at 5:00am to get ready because we had to leave the house by 7:00am. His flight took off at 10:15am and he had to be there by 8:00am. I was so tired I slept in the car while we were going to the airport and the rest of my family was still awake.

 When we reached the airport we went to weigh my uncle’s bags. While we were there we saw a lot of people that we knew. His big bag weighed 32 kg's. He had to pay one hundred twenty dollars because it was heavier than it was supposed to be. Luckily he had enough money to pay it. After that he gave me and my sisters $5 each but my older sister got $10. His little bag only weighed 6 kg's he had to have that bag with him during the flight.

  After we finished weighing his bags we went on the eccalatorer to enter the 2nd level. We went to the Mcdonalds to get some drinks and Ice cream. When it was time for Kalab to leave we said bye to him. We all didn’t want him to leave because he was really kind and we would miss him very much.   

  My family had heaps of fun with my uncle he always use get us Ice every day. His favourite food shop was Toby’s seafood. Me and my family will miss him and we can’t wait until the next time he comes.

Omaru Creek

Walt: take care of our creek and keep it clean all the time.

We learnt about the creek and why to look after it. I learnt that when soil goes into the creek from tree's around it the creek won't be healthy. And if the tree roots are really like they are the soil won't go into the creek. 

Duffy show recount

Walt: do better at reading and understanding the meaning of words.

The Duffy Show Recount
On a fun and really sunny Monday afternoon half of pt england school gathered into the hall to watch the Duffy show. When we reached the hall T.J, Antonia and Sienna greeted us with smiles and waves. Before they started the show  we all sang the duffy song. After the duffy song they told us the three important rules. The rules were to remain seated through the whole show, and whenever they did an X with their arms that means to be quiet and the last rule was to have heaps of fun.

The play they performed for us was about a girl named Sienna she didn’t like reading at all.It was raining Sienna  wanted to enter the burger shop but she didn’t have any money. Sienna said people who don’t have money are not allowed to enter. She stood in the shade beside a library while it was raining. Sienna thought the library was a toy shop because of all the dinosaur toys, then she saw all the different kinds of  books.  

Sienna saw Duffy borrowing books from the library using his library card but she didn’t know it was a library card. When Duffy came out Sienna said to him. “Wow you must have heaps of money in your  visa card.” “But this is not my visa card its my library card.” he replied. “Oh” said Sienna. They went inside and duffy introduced her to the librarian.

After they met each other Duffy and the librarian asked her a few questions. They got sick of asking her questions because all her answers were about the television. Her favourite movie though was Harry Potter. Duffy had a great idea instead of giving Sienna a D.V.D of it he gave her a book. Sienna was so surprised she said “wow they even have the books of it.”   They told Sienna that the books were actually made before the movies and she did not know that.

Duffy got his guitar and started playing a song then they all sang to us.  So Sienna told Duffy and  the librarian they she wanted a library card and they were glad to make one for Sienna then they went away and started making it for her. While they were gone Sienna looked around for more interesting books just when her mum saw her then she came in and grabbed Sienna by the arm. Sienna told her mum that she was getting a library card but her mum didn’t care she told Sienna that watching television was way better but Sienna didn’t agree.
Duffy came back and gave Sienna’s mum a cookbook but she said she didn’t like cooking she liked fishing better. So he got a fishing book with lots of picture’s with fish on it then she looked at it and said “Oh Sienna you get your library card I will be waiting just here. Her mum went away Sienna smiled and started reading some of the Harry Potter book. Her Imagination was getting stronger and stronger. She was with Hymini and Harry Potter she was the new girl and Hymini and Harry were pulling out screaming plants. They wore ear plugs so their ears don’t start hurting. Sienna pulled out one screaming plant it was really loud and shaking all over the place. Hymini had to put it back in the plant pot. “Thanks a lot new girl” She said.

Soon Sienna meet the garden fairy who was in a book but she didn’t know because she was Imagining her. At the end Sienna liked Gardening and she liked the fairy garden. The duffy show was really funny and also really helped to like reading a bit more. I can’t wait until the next time the duffy show people come.

Mālama Honua Comes To Manaiakalani

Walt: take care of each other and our earth

On Wednesday the 25th of March the manaiakalani schools went to the Pt england beach to see the Malama Honua group. They came in two of the hawaiian waka’s called Hokule’a and Hikianalia. Some of the student’s from Pt england school have already been in the one of the vaka’s and I was one of those people from our school. The Hikianalia was the vaka that we got to explore it had a bedroom, a toilet and a kitchen like a house but the bedrooms aren’t underneath.

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Maritime Museum

Yesterday on Wednesday the 18th of March the year five, six, seven and eight extension group and a few other people went on an amazing experience to the Maritime Museum. We learnt about the the Malama Honua group and what they did. We got split into three groups with  an adult.

There were three main activities that we did. The adult that was in my group was Mrs Lagitupu. First we explored the vaka and we got split again but our helpers were the men from the Malama Honua group.

He showed us the map to where they have been and where they are going to go. Next we went into the bedrooms they had a very special sheet that they use to keep them from falling when it is a very unbalanced ride. We also saw the toilets and kitchen.

The star compass was our next activity and we learnt actions and names about the sun and many other things. Kalepa Baybayan chose two people to come up and do the actions with him.