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Saturday, December 18, 2010

A Chair

I cried as the girl pulled me out my home.
When she pulled me out she was holding 
on to my shoulders like I was a thin pencil.
She sat on my lap just like that and she 
didn't even ask me.Besides the girl 
didn't need to sit on my lap because 
she wasn't a baby.


olepa

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Rocking Reader

A reward for all those that choose to read over the long holidays and flash up a wee review here with labels of reviews and reading:

Review Instructions:
When writing a book review, you must explain the following things:
TITLE:
AUTHOR:
RATING: score out of 5

Who
What
Where
When
Theme
Recommended for
Your opinion of the book
Reviewed by:
 EXAMPLE
Title: Baa Baa Smart Sheep
Author:  Mark Sommerset
Rating: 4/5
This book is a picture book with wee little speech bubbles to tell the story. It is based around two characters, the Sheep and Quirkey Turkey.  It could be set either on a farm or in a field, the illustrations are quite simple so it’s hard to tell. The characters show great expressions in their faces throughout the book. The story is based around the Sheep telling Quirkey Turkey that his poo is actually smart tablets. It’s awesome the way the sheep convinces him to  eat the tablets – and obviously there are some interesting consequences.
I would recommend this book to all children who love funny books, and some teachers too.
It’s a great read aloud book! Hilarious!
Reviewed by: Claire Cheeseman

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Personification Poem : Books

I sit on a shelf beside a window feeling hot and cold some of my pages can't hold.
I've been trampelled on jumped on by my grumpy owner. Someday I'll have a lovely owner that won't break my spine because they don't own that kind of mind.
I am made of trees can't you see from branches to leaves into a factory. My poor paper has been in a typing machine for too long it feels longer than 3,600 songs.
When I try to speak zero words come out I feel daft and want to shout.
Screaming for help just like in my words I've meet two pairs of eyes but not lemon curd..mmmm If I had a mouth I would die from wetness would never be dry would never be read.

Thanks

By Tori-Grace

personification Poem ~ Axe

An axes life isn't a good one, after they use me they dump me in a dark shed until they want to use me again. Every day I get used to cut stupid trees with my amazing shinning head after I cut a tree down I scream for joy, I also get painful headaches after a hard days of work I come in small sizes and big sizes, I also have cracks and scratches on me, why can't I be used for something else.    

Personification poem - Wind

The wind blew me away from where I was standing it was taking me somewhere safe and beautiful.

 Where a lake would flow and trees would grow bright green.

 Then it would be my guide for the rest of the day its like my family it would visit me everyday, take me somewhere special and lots more.

Whenever I called wind it would reply with a blow leaves and mucky stuff would come into my bedroom that meant he was coming.

When midnight  came I would hear nothing so I would fall asleep.



By:

Nawshi

Personification: Clock

I am a clock my arms move from place to place, I just sit there hanging, relaxing and looking outside. There are old clocks like me and new clocks thats just the good stuff. The bad thing about me is that I just sit in one place moving my arms, I don't get any precious sleep and I get picked on by cuckoo clocks.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Personification-Basketball


I am a big and orange ball, the people bobbed me on the ground and I go wee and try to go in the hoop and I feel saw from those people bouncing me to the ground and people chucking me around I think I'm going to be sick.


Jarred

Personification: Ring

I get happy when somebody put me in the soft sponge case.

I always get stinky when a sweaty man wears me.

I get lonely when my friends are gone.

I can't feel anything even a lovely snow.

I'm lucky that I'm waterproof and stainless steel
and I still hate to go into the water.


Jae Yu


Monday, December 6, 2010

Personification-Basketball


I have stripes and I bounce.
The people bounces me to the ground and I bob back up and try to fly and hop in the hoop.
I have to do it for hours and I feel really tired bouncing and flying.
I get hurt by bouncing on little rocks and glasses really badly.
I think my owner and other people don't treat me well.


Alex

Personification Poem ~ Chair


The chair screeched as I sat down.
At the top of my leg I broke.
If I was awake my leg would hurt but I'm tired so I'll go to bed.
Being dragged or being carried "Yay" I don't have to walk.
Stacked on top of anothers head.
Another day another sore back, being sat on everyday all I want to do is play.
Instead I'm squashed to death.
• I look out the window on a sunny day, and all I can think of is play play play
 I can't jump up high but I can be dropped by kids over a centimetre high I can't take it.
 D E V ON

Friday, December 3, 2010

the year six dinner!!!

Mmmmmmmmmmm.......food and more food, FOOD! Did I mention food?

On the 1st of December we had our year 6 dinner at Gengy's and enjoyed lots of food, we had 5ths and then dessert. The food was yummy and we had lots of time to talk, eat and eat even more. There was so much food to choose from like:

tandoori chicken,  seafood delights,  pork,  beef,  fries, veges,  salad,  fruit,  sushi, breads and mickey mouse pancakes and ice cream.
There were teachers from Summerland that only teach littlies such as: Mrs Harford and Mrs Shepherd they came too because they used to teach some of these children when they were little. We all had fun but, after dinner there was something special...
WE HAD OUR GRADUATION CERTIFICATES!!! They went from order room 1, 8, 9, 10, 16, 17 and 22. After the certificates were handed out we were allowed to take photos of our teachers and friends together. It is an awesome time for people with friends to catch up and talk about things. We all love the food(mostly) there was lots of fun bits and humour to share!!

From Rhiannon &  Tenera.

personification poem-Ferrari


I can't pull the trailer its not my way.
I'm still a 4x4.
I still want to be a Ford F950, ultimate power.
you don't need to be going  over 100 km .
I hate kids walking up to me and puting ther sticky fingers all over me at least it is not as bad as a complete stranger walking up to you and punch you eyes out
and the alarm goes off and he runs off.
at least I'm not a Toyota Boo

by Josh   

Personification-Wheelie Chair

I dance and twirl like a ballerina across the floor as the children play and sit.


I'm having the most fun a chair could have with my legs spinning like an octopus.


As the sun and moon met, the room got lit with light, just like the light sparkling from a candle.


As I got dirty from all that fun, I realise it's a cover I need to have!


Oh, I had so much fun!
Oh, how I want to be a human!


My bright eyes are gleaming like the stars in the night.


-Dain

Personification - Trash

Trash gets bashed  no one likes me.
I am  covered in dirt I smell like pooh.
I never get cleaned I have flies all over my head.
I am lonely with no friend's..... it's not funny.... it's true.
Why can't people reuse instead?
I am just stupid trash I never get good luck.

By Farah

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Disable Blindness

I am a person just like everyone else, except that my
glittering eyes are covered with a blanket of darkness.

Always I try to seek brightness, hard as I try to get
brightness to plunge onto me. The blanket wouldn't
give away. Everywhere I go I sense others laughing,
pointing and gesturing at me. I could feel the insults
drowning me down.

Suddenly, a light sparkled somewhere in the darkness.
I would sing. In my songs, I will see wonderful things
like the sky, sea and land!


Isabella

Personification poem about pillows

When I hear the parents say, "Come on kids it's time for bed!", I start to panic because when the children lay their heads on me, it really hurts. For the whole 10 hours, all I ever get to do is rest. in. pain, have kids drooling on me! The next morning my luck gets even worse. Mum says, "Kids! Put your cases in wash!". While my case gets washed, I shiver for a half hour. Finally, I get my case back resting for the whole day.

By Sahville.

Personification poem~Netball

I get used everyday it is a pain I get put in a shed with other balls and footballs.


Girls use me every time  in netball I get hurt all the time.


How would you feel if you got hit and bashed in a netball game .




By Nolwazi

Personification - Books

 


I have words written all over my face 
I have a spine just like you do 
I sit on a self all day long
sometimes my owner doesn't even look after me 
I have a beginning and an ending just like this is 


Tui

Personification- Bean Bag poem

Bean bag  

Noise's everywhere I go

I sit there doing nothing

someone comes and takes me away

I feel like I'm lost

I'm flexible and comfy, but then I get squashed

I don't know whats inside me and don't know why it hurts

When people lay on me, I think I lost some cells

The next day, I hope people will people treat me well.


Shania 

Friday, November 26, 2010

The gala at school

The Gala 2010,there were lots of people buying,eating,playing and selling.
The remarkable thing was eating several types of food cheaply and Sushi seemed to be popular than others because it sold really fast.
Another attraction was to ride in spining cups,a big , long air slide and the swinging boat,but I didn't ride it because it looked like for little kids.
When I heard a loud voice from Mr.Sumich I realised to buy some Raffle tickets,but they sold out!
So I just watched who won the raffle prizes.


This game is Splat A Rat which I have to hit a rat to the hoop when it comes out from a little and thin tunnel  also it can give a chance to win a draw.
It costs 50 Cents for 3 games and  1$ to play 5 games.
So I hit the rat only once from 5 goes,it was really hard to hit the rat in the hoop,because the hoop was far,the rats dropped down fast.
  

This game was called Fishing for drinks which costs 1$ and I have to hold a fishing rod with a ring . I have to try putting the ring around any drinks and then I can get a drink.
There were Lemmonades, Pineapples, Oranges, Lime and Grape flavours.
It was hard too,but lots of people were cheating to get a drink so I followed them.
The way is to tangle the rope on the stick so that it makes short not to wiggle or spin.

I am expecting the next year gala!!
Alex

Friday, November 19, 2010

Our day out!!!

''DO THAT, NO NOT THAT"  the children just won't listen, a few days ago we had a little trip of
ours at Henderson park. It all started like this.all the children in our pod had a trip to Henderson park/field. Most of the kids in room 22 thought of games to play with littlies and seniors, but the room 22 kids couldn't play because, they were the ones that was holding the games. We all got a piece of paper and we thought of really cool games to play. There were some games that were interesting such as octopus, 3 legged race, mini hockey, duck duck goose - Kids love duck duck goose, Relays, and some other games.....

We walked to Henderson, which was long for us, well for some people. When we arrived, Rm 22 were setting up the games and the teachers made the groups for the children.There were quiet a few equipment for the eleven groups.

There were not even groups, some were in eights and sevens.We had so much fun even Mrs brown took us for a walk into the bush, which I would call a bush-walk.

There was lots of fun and laughter,there was also heaps of room to play our games, if we never had done this we would still be at school learning things, that day was a wonderful day, I wish we could have a day like this again.


By Rhiannon and Shania

ATHLETICS DAY

Beep Beep that is the bus that is going to the Trust Stadium. As soon as I got on the bus my legs were shaking and my heart was beating fast and my hair looks like it was shaking as well as me. When the bus stopped I knew that we were at the Trust Stadium. YYAAA please don't tell me that were there already. I looked out the window oh we were just at the traffic lights that was so lucky but then we stopped again oh no were here already that was quick. We all jumped out of the bus and we walked down the stairs and my knees were still shaking the 11 year old girls first activity was shoot put that is one of my favourite activities I was so lucky that it wasn't sprints because i can not run in the morning
I was so lucky wasn't I?
What we had to do for Novilty racing is dribble the ball and skip through the hoop when you get to the tennis ball and he bat you have to hit it all the way to the skipping rope. When you get to the rope you have to jump five times and then run back but do what you had to do when you started and then when you get to end the next person goes.
What we did for the sprints was that you had to run to the end and the first person to the end gets to go to the finals.
When I did relays it was hard because I have never raced heaps of people before and it was nervous to because I thought that I was going to slip and I felt nervous when heaps of people where calling my name .
At the end of the day we went back to school I thought today was fantastic I enjoyed myself and I know every one else  did and so did the teachers. 
Sasha and Aaliyah







BY Aaliyah and Sasha

Awesome cricket with room 10

It was an awesome game when we were playing cricket with room 10.
what we had to do was to play cricket and hit the ball as far as you can that was easy rules most of the kids hit the ball far and most of them didn't really try hard I know that my class tried hard and the other class did.And guest what we didn't just play cricket we played this other game but I'm not sure what game is called but I know that it was fun and it was fantastic. We also played a very fast game of cricket and that was so fast i couldn't keep count of the scores but my class mange too!!!!!!!!!!!!
When it was our turn to play we hit the ball as far as we could and guest what we did I image that when our class hit the ball it went on fire and even when the teachers hit the ball and the teachers were kind of funny. I had heaps of fun with room 10 and the cricket teachers thank you very very much it was very fantastic and super also awesome i enjoyed it. 
From Sasha and Aaliyah

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Archaeological DIG!

Crunch! Dig! Crunch! Dig!   HEY LOOK I FOUND SOMETHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
One Tuesday and Wednesday Rooms 21 and 22 went on an archaeological dig. The things we had to bring was a shovel, spare pair of clothes, gardening gloves and a good pair of shoes so our feet do not get hurt. The teachers (Miss Cheeseman and Mrs Brown) thought to have a dig for our study on Egypt. Mrs Brown was really sure that there was something under there. We thought it was far away from the school but it was behind Karekare. We went outside of the school and came at the back of the school grounds.We all thought we were going somewhere, where it is not in school grounds but we were all wrong it was in the school grounds. I have to say there were a few groups that found interesting things such as old cups that have been broken, old bangles, broken plates and cutlery. Only two people from room 22 got injured, one of the injuries were a cut finger the other one was a rock being thrown at them.


The day was so wonderful and hot, the grass was not to clayish and it was full of interesting things. I would love to have the dig come by again and this time the others can have a chance to find                                                        something new!!

That was the best day anyone could think of we had so much fun. Maybe if we go next time the others might have a chance to find something

By Jay and Rhiannon

Knocked out by high jump

It started a couple of weeks ago I was practicing high jump with Bryan, I was one of the finalist, the bar was quite high it was my turn I ran and jumped I made it over the bar but I missed the mat I don't remember anything after that.  I woke up in the sick bay in the office I could remember something then I remembered I was doing high jump. After a while one of the office ladies drove me home when I was home I fell asleep, when I woke up my mum was home she took me to the doctors after that she took me to Mc Donalds which was good but the bad thing is that I'm not allowed to do high jump any more. When I got home my brothers were there than we played touch outside with our friends.

P.S I rubbed the Mc Donalds in they face



by Tui

Friday, November 5, 2010

Speech.....


Speeches........
We have to do a speech!
Everybody did their speech very very well! But we had to choose 2 people who did very well and who is a good speaker.
It was hard to choose the best speaker.
For Year 5 it was their first time so they missed.
But  Miss Cheeseman said  it was OK.
Everybody tried their best.
Tori- Grace and Nawshi made to SEMI-FINAL! Then both went to the
FINAL! So Nawshi's parents screamed  
like a mad parents!

Congratulation to Tori-Grace and  Nawshi!

                

Art exhibition

The last tiring weeks, we have been doing some spectacular art. The art that we have been doing is called Geometric Art. It is an art of yourself. To make this art the equipment you need is....
Equipment:
1. Crayons 
2. 1 Pencil
3. Ruler 
4 A Camera
It took a heap of time to do the art, at least we got through it, at first we thought it looked weird because of all the color's on your face but at the end it came out brilliant. It took us so many days to finish that art but it was worth it. We all so had  drawn squares on our face and then we colored it in. Here you can see how someones art came out it looks spectacular. Now  this is going to go to an Art Exibition where everyone can see and can buy

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

my coloring pot with a paper elephant

Today I painted a pot with bees,flowers,grass or leaves and light blue sky.
Outside it's all painted,but when I look inside there's a hole to put some air in.
 
When I look at it,the painting seems real and come out of it and reach me.And the elephant looks thin,but real without any colors except grey,white and black.
It was connected by the thin long slices that goes in  it.
When I look at it I see these interesting details it makes me go wow!!!

When I put These together it seems a paper drinking water or eating a bee.
When I see carefully it seems it's chasing the bee to the flower!

By:Alex

The HUGE fire!

Around 5:30pm  on the middle Sunday of the holidays, Vikram, his dad and I went to school to play touch for a few minutes. Later some kids we think they were from Intermediate and they said "excuse me mister but there is a fire down there" and guess where he was pointing to Murawai pod. Vikram's dad said stay here but we did not listen we just followed him each time we got closer we could smell smoke it got worse and worse. Then I was shockingly amazed we saw the rubbish bin completely melted down to the wheel. I could see black burnt rubbish, there were burn marks on the pole we suspected it to be drunk people because we saw beer bottles and beer cans on the floor. The fire was scorching hot my dad went to someones house and asked them for buckets.
They gave him buckets then he came back Kevin and I filled them up with water and chucked it on the fire when we did it got bigger then shrunk. Then Vikrams dad called Miss Cheeseman, then Miss Cheeseman called Mr Sumich and Mr Sunny. The smell was awful then we check the other pods to see if there was another fire then we went up to the office to see if there was anyone to help us but there was nobody there. Then we went back down to Murawai to see what was happening. The fire was out when we went back there Kevin and I were pretty happy for the fire to be out. Then we went on the playground to play for a few minutes then Vikram went home with his dad and I went home on my bike.  

Vikram and Kevin  

Sunday, October 10, 2010

The review of dispicable me

Despicable me a spectacular movie,a lot of laughs,some dramatic scene's and great animation. If you have not seen the movie the main character is known as Mr Gru. He wears a black and grey scarf around his neck.He has a nose as pointy as a sword,he is so bold that it is as clean as a mirror. He wears grey clothes and he has a Spanish accent.

It's about a man that a supervillian and tries to steal the moon then addopted three kids to help steal somthing. He hated the children at first then started to like them.Well we shouldn't give the movie away so you will just have to see it.

If you comment on this post you will get two free  tickets to the movie....
na just kidding.





Vikram and  Kevin 

Monday, October 4, 2010

Diary of a wimpy kid

Hi wellcome to the cheese touch!!!.I liked the cheese touch story do you want to know here it is''Tom touch the cheese than a yong girl said ''CHEESE TOUCH!!"the only thing to get rid of the cheese touch is to do is pass it on ,Tom pass it on to a bully than the bully pass it on to a nerd guy than the nerd guy pass it on to a cool guy the cool guy pass it on to a french and guess what "what" the french guy keeped on talking and then he went to camp". It was so  awesome i got chips yum it was so cool the movie Well the movie is kind of not wimpy well its funny.




By Farah

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Ramadan - the month of fasting

Fasting means you can't eat or drink when the sun is up.When the sun is down and its really dark you can finally eat. You have to wake up early like 5 or 6 a.m if you want to eat before you fast. Muslims only fast in August when september comes thats when Eid starts. Muslims don't have to fast the whole month you can fast any time or 2,3,4, 5 days. Muslims fast because  they want to feel how the poor people felt. Some people fast because Allah says to fast. If you fast you need to be over  8 years old. Muslims don't have to fast but they have to fast sometimes. 


                                          




By Farah

Eid the day of joy yeah!!!!!

Yeah awesome lets go. That is the sound we make when it is Eid, Eid is the day of joy.  Eid is only        celebrated by muslim people it only comes ones a month after Ramadan which is also celebrated by   muslim people in August every year.  Eid is when muslim people go out and celebrate, they celebrate because they have been  fasting [not eating] and now it is time to eat as much as they want. For my Eid I went to Mission Bay and the  Rainbows End and ate nandos. The kids are the must luckiest because they get money from who every  they know I am so lucky because I have heaps of people in my family the only people you can't take money from is the people that are younger then you and also they can go anywhere they want to go kids choice. We muslim people call it the day of joy because it is a very fun day and we love this day . 

Farhiyo 


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Ginger's creative nature poem


N = nothing but a little door, will lead you into nature's tour

A = animals run and jump all day, while people sit and fade away

T = trees of the forest and plants of the land, and the cactus will lie in the sand

U = you know the seasons Summer,  Autumn, Winter, Spring, something god will always bring

R = rain can make some of our rivers, and some are cold that gives me the shivers

E = earth will spin round and round, on this place that someone's found

by Tenera AKA Ginger  [yes it's my own work!]

Conservation week

Last  week was conservation week. You should have worm farms and you should  keep the world clean. Don't you use your car, use your bike because the smoke and oil that comes out of the back it causes pollution. Get some plants if you do your  cool as! Anyway here is a website for saving the planet.

http://www.ecokids.co.nz/
Go to this website because it has some cool games to play, you could win prizes, you get to design your own agent and its has some tips about saving the planet.

By Vikram & Josh

The Horrifying Earthquake in Christchurch!

Three days before the horrifying earthquake struck everybody was going to work going to school as usual. At night the rumbling had started everybody came out screaming. In the morning people saw their houses their cars were all damaged.
The magnitude was 7.1 it happened on September 16th 2010.
Now Christchurch is having aftershocks. One of the after shocks was so deadly that the magnitude was 6.4!
The cracks on roads and paths are so deep that sand is bubbling out.
People are saying that to repair Christchurch it will take 1 to 2 years to get Christchurch repaired and on the go.
People were saying that an earthquake was going to hit Christchurch anytime.
But luckily it happened at night and if it had happened in the morning buildings would fall lot of injuries would occur more often. An earthquake happens when rocks underground fall along a fault then it releases a big amount of energy that makes all the rumbling Check out this video




By Nawshi