Friday, May 19, 2017

First Netball Game


This is my first netball game for the year hope you enjoyed and I was the centre

Friday, April 28, 2017

Wellington Zoo

Have you ever been to Wellington Zoo? Well I just went to Wellington Zoo. I had never been before so it was very cool. Do you know that in Wellington Zoo they don't breed the animals, they get the animals from other zoos.


I went five other children. It was me, the birthday boy, his sister and brother and my other two cousins who live in Auckland.

Wellington Zoo is a cute little zoo and it had lots of cool animals. One of the first animals we saw were the otters. They were eating some cat food and diving into the water. They looked very cute.

Another cool animal was the emu. An emu walked right past my Aunty, it wasn't frightened of anything. He was a very harmless creature that is why in the "Neighbours Area" (Australian Area), all the animals get to walk around anywhere they like. There are doors that keep them in. Even the kangaroos could go anywhere they want - but they hide away.

This other animal I didn't get pictures of, but you could search in Google to see how cute they area - Chimpanzees. One little chimpanzee was having a fight with his mother inside their house. Just as we were about to leave all the chimpanzees went outside to their playground. One chimpanzee is actually quite good at art, they hold the brush with their mouth.

There was a really cool slide the I went on. It was even suitable for little kids. It was just like the slide at Auckland Zoo - maybe a bit smaller. My cousins and I all went down at the same time and the youngest cousin went at the front and she actually enjoyed it.

My favourite animal was the Sun Bear, from South East Asia. I've seen a bear before, but not as close as this one. I just loved his yellow nose.

The cool thing about Wellington Zoo is that you can see the whole zoo in just one morning. It make sit easy when you have young children. If you are ever in Wellington, make sure to go  to the zoo.

My Cousin's Birthday

Wow!! that was amazing The birthday party that l went to. It was my cousin's birthday. The theme was Trolls and it was in Wellington!! Me and my grandparents (that l call Gigi and Graga) drove down and my mum stayed home to fed the cat.

OK the party. I was the oldest kid, but that didn't stop me from having fun. There was a big bouncy castle, bikes and balls. We played with all of those in a gym.

The bouncy castle was so cool because it had huge columns that were bouncy.
the game that we played on the bouncy castle was that we had to run back and forward and do ten high 5s to the girls on each side.

Bikes are cool but not when you can't fit them. But lucky for me I had one bike that I could fit on. The bike was made to fit two people and I was the driver. I asked lots of kids if they wanted to ride on the bike. I asked them if they wanted to go medium, fast or slow. Some said medium, some said fast and some said slow.

Upstairs from the gym there was a party room. There were Troll hats, yummy food and a big Troll cake. When we went upstairs we put our Troll hats on and had some yummy food. We sang Happy Birthday to my cousin Lucas and the cake was delicious. If you have ever seen the movie Trolls then you would know about the Bergens. Bergens are the creatures who want to eat the Trolls. Some of the adults came downstairs, pretending to be Bergens and chased us around the foyer.



After all of that nonsense some people went back to the birthday boy's house. I stayed there for quite a long time as my grandparents were doing something else - that only old people like to do.

So, that was the end of my party day.


Thursday, April 13, 2017

Week 11 Problem Solving

Greenly, Environmentally After

Once upon a time there was a “W w wait is this a fairy tale?”


“Why yes.”


“I thought I asked for an action book.”


“We are reading it.”


“OK”


Once upon a time there was a king. He loved gold. He wanted to cut down the trees and make the ground gold. He had a very loyal and kind son. He was much more clever than his Dad. His name was William. His Dad said that the gold kingdom would be his one day. The prince knew that his Dad was kookie dooks and that when his Dad died that he would become king. One day a princess came to the castle and saw no trees. She was horrified. The princess knocked on the door and the prince opened it.


The prince said, “Sorry for the goldness. Blame it on my Dad.”


The princess’ name was Charlotte. She just went so she could see Prince William. Prince William talked with Princess Charlotte for hours and hours. The butler came to tell some good and bad news.


The butler said, “Do you want to hear the good or bad news?”


The Prince said, “The bad news.”


The butler told them that the Prince’ Dad died...King Hufflety. The Prince was sad but now he could change everything back to green instead of everything being gold. And of course, the good news was that he could now be king. Prince William blushed and brought Princess Charlotte into the room. He said, “Will you marry me and become Queen Charlotte of Westleton?”


Princess Charlotte (I mean, Queen Charlotte), said “Yes!”

King William and Queen Charlotte had their wedding. The next big thing was to change everything back into it’s normal self...green. And they lived greenly, environmentally after.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Sentence Types



Walt: include descriptive and creative vocabulary in our writing.
Walt: use a variety of sentence types.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Maui And The Sun Animation Voiceover

Hi and welcome to my Maui and the Sun animation. One day Maui thought why are the days so short? We don't have time to fish and time to cook. "I will get that sun" he said. Maui talked to his brothers and said "We need to grab the sun." His brothers laughed at him "We can't grab the sun" they said. But Maui said "if we work together we can make it happen. His brothers agreed  to his plan and set off. Maui grabbed the ropes and he said "brothers here is a rope." They tried to get the sun and they did. Maui pulled and pulled. Aowe! the Sun cried "Why are you pulling me?" "Because you make the days too short. Maui and his brothers let go. How this links to Kaitīakitanga i nga wā kātoa is that Maui can't plant trees, water the plants, and make sure the environment is looking healthy when it is dark. Thanks for watching.

Friday, March 17, 2017

camp

Wow! That was a busy week . I can't wait for next year well if you know what I'm talking, about camp!! It was astonishing.We  got to sleep in tents and do activities too. And can we went to Mangere pool
The Activities we did were The Killer zone, Get lost, Youthtown games, playing  with scooters and skateboards and playing ping pong and Basketball. We did one more cool thing...kayaking!!


Now let's talk about my highlights my favourite highlights were camp concert, falling out of the kayak and winning camp concert. It was funny when I fell out of the kayak with my friend Roshaan. Winning camp concert was really cool and we had to do our item twice.


I learned how to work as a team. I learned how to ride a skateboard while holding onto someone’s tshirt while they were riding a scooter. I also learned how my friends snore!


I would just like to thank all the people that came to help like teachers, parents, Mr Somerville and Mr Burt. Camp was the most amazing camp I have ever had in my life. I want to do it again this year.

At the end of camp we went to mangere pools. It was really fun.




Native Trees


                                                                                          Mr Burt
                                                                                          Pt England School
                                                                                          Auckland
                                                                                          New Zealand

Marika
Pt England School
Auckland
New Zealand

TODAY’S DATE

Dear Mr Burt,

Our team has been thinking about planting a native garden in our school.
Planting a native garden would be very good for our environment since the creek is very polluted. The plants that we were thinking about to put in our native garden are: harakeke and pohutukawa.
Harakeke is good for the creek because it makes shade so that water weeds don’t grow.
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When too many water weeds grow they stop the creek from flowing and make the water dirty.
Pohutukawa with lots of leaves and wide big branches makes lots of shade and can provide shelter from the sun. We need shelter from the sun because then we won’t get sunburnt and we won’t get too hot.
We would like to do this before term 1 ends. Photos are down below where we could plant the native garden.

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Kind regards,
Marika

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The Human Knot

It started with a nice quiet day, but then the racket began. Untying the human knot! How can I explain how hard it was? Well the only word for it is difficult.
To start we had to get in a circle and hold the hand of the person on the other side of the circle from us. Then the loudness began as we tried to untangle and make the perfect circle.
There were 3 teams. My team didn’t win but we had a lot of tremendous fun.

Look After Nature

Pt England Nature

Displaying

Pt England is beautiful. I love the luscious green grass and the whistling wind. The chirping of the birds and the joyful noise of the children. I love Pt England nature and I hope it stays that way because the creek next to our school is polluted and we need to look after it.

Maungakiekie

Monday, February 6, 2017

Problem Solving


This is my problem solving  presentation  . hope you like it.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Meeting Characters

Do you know characters from Walt Disney Studios? Well I know lots so I got to see lots of those characters. One of the characters I saw was the whole the most famous characters in Walt Disney Studios - Mickey Mouse! Mickey Mouse was in his wizard costume that means he was pretending to be Merlin the Sorcerer.

The next characters that I saw were the princesses. The princesses that I saw were Ariel - the swimming princess, Snow White - the kind princess and Cinderella. When I was five I always used to visit the princesses everyday, but this time I saw them only once.

You might know these characters because it is quite an old story. It is called Alice in Wonderland. I saw the Mad Hatter who is at the Mad Unbirthday Party and I saw the main character from the story. It was out of the blue when we saw them. We had to take such a quick photo because we had to quickly had to get to one of the most popular rides in Disneyland before everyone in the park went to that ride.


Now these characters are what little girls want to see at Disneyland, they are the main characters from Frozen. The joy of little girls and beloved sisters - Anna and Elsa. I saw them and Anna braided my hair and they both looked very pretty - just like in the movie.

This is the newest release from Disney. It is a character from the story Moana and the story is all about our cluster Manaiaklani and the foundations of Manaiakalani. I saw Moana she was very nice and she said we should voyaging one day but I said "I don't think so because I live in NZ."

This character is my Uncle's favourite character - Donald Duck. He is one of the original characters that Walt Disney made. I saw Donald Duck last time I was in Disneyland when I was with my Uncle Howard. But this time we took a photo for his birthday.



Finally we saw one of my favourite Disney Character - Princess Tiana from The Frog Princess. I like Tiana because I like her dress and she is very kind.

These characters aren't the last characters I'll see because we've still got lots of fun to have in the wonderful place called Disneyland.











Friday, January 13, 2017

World of Colour

Imagine a magnificent show made out of water, well I just saw the coolest water show on earth. It is called the World of Colour and it is in Disneyland, where I am at right now.






My mum got us tickets this amazing dessert place right in front of the show so we could see lots of the show and eat dessert. The other people watching the show had to try and get a spot by waiting for an hour and they had to stand up - we had a chair and table. The desserts were so delicious. We had a yummy macaroon (my favourite thing), chocolate cake, cheesecake, dulce de leche shortbread, grapes, cheese and a coconut/chocolate biscuit. We also got cheese sticks and a basket of bread.



But the most exciting thing my cup. My cup was magical, wonderful and was filled with yummy sprite. It glowed with the show and it was in theme with the lights. For an example, if it was talking about the movie Frozen the cup would turn blue and when they talked about Bambi it turned orange or brown.  The cup was so magical that even the kids next to us - their cups were in time with the show. I even got to take the cup home - but we are not sure how it will fit in the suitcase.




I don't think that you will believe how majestic the show was and if you went at the front you would get completely soaked. It was magical, majestic and the most coolest show I've ever seen in my life. 
It was another great thing at Disneyland.


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Disneyland - Day One




 I am in a place where all dreams come true ... Disneyland! This is my second time at Disneyland, if you look at the labels below you can see the adventures I had last time.

On my first day st Disneyland we went on a really cool ride called The Haunted Mansion based on the movie A Nightmare Before Christmas. The second thing we went on was Pirates if the Caribbean. We did get a little bit wet but we didn't care because it was scary but also fun. 


The coolest ride we did that day was Big Thunder Mountain. It is a big roller coaster and it is based on the Wild West.

We went to a cool restaurant for dinner and it was inside the pirates of the Caribbean. The restaurant didn't move but we had yummy food. I had the best mud cake and it was shaped like Mickey Mouse. 

The last thing we did is we went to a really cool show called Paint the Night. It is a show that is all neon colours. We even got to see Elsa in her castle and of course it was bright neon blue.

We were at Disneyland for a very very very long time. We were there for 15hours! I got very tired because all of my energy was used up on the Teacups, my favourite ride of all.

I had an outstanding magical day where dreams come true at Disneyland.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Legoland

Who loves Lego? Well I do that's way my mum gave me for Christmas tickets for one day at Legoland and one night stay in the Lego Friends Hotel. So I went to Legoland with her.

The hotel was amazing. It had some small Lego sculptures but they were nothing compared to the sculptures in the park. The hotel lobby had a big dragon and if you pressed a button it would make noises. It also had a Lego minifgure - that was huge - holding a surfboard. Another thing in the lobby is that there was big castle, that wasn't made on Lego but it had lots of minifigures on top of it made out of Lego.

Me and my mum had different rooms, but we were still in the same suite. My room had a bunk bed and a cool game that you could play on the wall and also my own TV. My mum's room has basically the same thing but her bed was a king sized bed.

Legoland was filled with Lego sculptures and lots of fun rides. My favourite ride was the Dragon Roller coaster themed to be from the medieval times. It went pretty fast. It wasn't an upside down roller coaster but to me it was so fun.

A cool thing in Legoland is that it has a Lego Friends Land. At Lego Friends Land sometimes the Lego Friend girls do shows. Their names are Stephanie, Andrea, Emma, Mia and Olivia. They are best friends and I got to meet them.

There were lots more rides that I went on but they weren't as exciting as those two activities.  Legoland was terrific and it had a mini USA made out of Lego and also Star Wars things,




Now we are starting a new adventure and I'm so busy and very tired from all our adventures, that I am having trouble keeping up with my blog posts.



Friday, January 6, 2017

Wednesday 4th January

                                                                 
Yesterday I went to San Diego Science Museum and the USS Midway.


What I saw at Science World was that I saw a really cool Lego exhibition by Nathan Sawaya. He is a very good Lego artist and makes cool creations Lego. Somethings he's made up himself and some thing she copies - like the Mona Lisa and Starry Night. There were other pictures but those were two of my favourite. One of my favourite creations was the big T-Rex made out of Lego. 


After that we went to go and have lunch in Balboa Park.

Following after we went to the waterfront to go and see the USS Midway. It is a boat that has been turned in to a museum because it once was a navy boat that carried aeroplanes that could take off and land on the boat. The boat is huge it could fit 4500 people.
The first thing that we did is that I went with my mum into an old aeroplane - it couldn't fly but it was still very cool to play in. My uncle had a turn too in a different plane - it was a jet.




Then we went below deck to see where the sailors eat, sleep, where the hospital and dentist were, where they go to chapel and the laundry, the toilet, and the living room space and some weapons. What I found really interesting was that the sailors had to cut their hair every ten days because they were very strict and the navy is still strict nowadays.

After that we went up top on to the flight deck and it had lots of the planes, but nowadays the planes don't take off from this ship. On the flight deck we went inside some planes and some helicopters. We walked all the way to the edge to see the majestic view of San Diego Harbour. In the water there seals and they were barking and playing.



That was my last day in San Diego. I sadly had to say goodbye to my aunty and uncle who went back to their house in Vancouver.

Now I am somewhere SUPER exciting.... but you'll have to wait to hear about it.


Wednesday, January 4, 2017

San Diego Zoo

 
I just visited the coolest zoo in the world. The zoo is called San Diego Zoo - because I am in San Diego.   

At San Diego Zoo my mum, uncle and aunty and I saw some amazing creatures from parts of America, Africa, Australia and Asia. The zoo took us nearly 9 hours to get around - that's how big it is. It has about 7 different areas and there are 2 more under construction of which one will be opened in 2017 for summer and the other has only just been closed.

The first animal we saw was a Panda Bear. Pandas are the cutest thing ever and I had never seen a Panda before. The Pandas were eating bamboo like all Pandas do and having sleeps. 

The next animals that we saw were some different bears. They were hiding at the back of their enclosures because they were a bit scared, It was my first time seeing a bear so I was a bit freaked out.

After that we went to see giraffes that were really up close. We saw two rhinoceros that each had one big horn. Also we saw the koalas and some other animals.  
The koalas when they are born they are the size of a jellybean but then they grow bigger. I bet you know that koalas are nocturnal so they were sleeping when we were there. But one of the koalas moved - so that was a really big thing.
Now am going to talk about one of my favourite animals - the elephant. They were African and Asian elephants. Elephants are threatened in the wild because people keep killing them for their tusks and 5 of the 7 elephants had tusks. The reason why elephants are one of my favourites is because they are so big and I love how they use their trunk.

Another animal was the Jaguar. I have never seen a Jaguar before. It was kind of like a big cheetah. The Jaguar was growling a bit when we got there. We had no idea why he was growling but it sounded cool.    

I can't believe that I saw polar bears. I had never seen polar bears before and it was a once in a life time opportunity to see these animals playing and eating so close.  I have always wanted to see polar bears because I really wanted to see what they looked like and how big they were. The sad thing is that their home is melting because of global warming so that is why the people at San Diego Zoo are trying to help. All 3 polar bears are orphans because their mothers died because they didn't have enough food. We all have to take care of our planet to help the polar bears.       



After the polar bears we had lunch and then we went to see a very big animal. This animal is very fierce and it was a once in a lifetime chance to see Gorillas so close. We saw them active and the big boys were trying to show off  because they wanted to impress the female. They were doing some sort of stretches, basically people stretches.                                                                                                                                                

I really enjoyed seeing the snakes. I especially liked the pythons because we don't have snakes in NZ. I wish we had pythons and other snakes at Auckland Zoo because it would be more fun. But I understand that we need to keep our natural habitats free from snakes.

                                                                       
I saw soooo many animals today. We had such an amazing day at San Diego and it was everything I hoped it would be.