Friday, December 28, 2012
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Monday, November 19, 2012
The sun wrapped the earth with it's warm tentacles. Little Tommy and his grandma were at the beach. Little Tommy had lots of hobbies but out of all of them he loved the beach. Unfortunately Tommy had to wait for 20 minutes after devouring an entire basket of food - man can he eat for a little six year old!! He couldn't wait any longer. He plotted to escape this terrible horror and be set free. Well, when his grandma was too busy sunbathing, Little Tommy had an opportunity to escape. Tiptoeing, Tommy sneaked away but knew that sooner or later his grandma would find out!
Off went Mabel to the library. She was reaching for a book when suddenly smoke rose around her and a genie appeared before her. The genie granted her three wishes. Mabel was filled with joy in her heart but also sad because she didn't know what to wish for. Mabel thought and thought and then had an idea. Since she wasn't popular, she wished to be popular. Second of all, she wished that she was so pretty that people would fall in love with her as Mrs. Barks is falling in love with Tom Cruise.
The final wish was the last one she would ever have. She wished to be rich. So the wish came true. Her house was transformed into a gold house. It was the most special thing that happened to her. Mabel lived happily ever after.
Saturday, November 17, 2012
On a hot, sunny day, kids were running like a flash into the water. The sand was soft like a puppy. Children were making beautiful sand castles with amazing, unbroken shells.
A girl named Lily was scared of the water. Her friend came along and asked, "Would you like me to teach you how to swim?" Lily replied, "Yes." Suddenly Lily knew how to swim and she was terrific at doing back-stroke!
Lily was like a marvelous mermaid zooming along the water Her parents were wowed that their daughter could swim. Lily and her parents thanked Lily's friend. She was no longer frightened of the water and she achieved her goal to swim.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Friday, October 26, 2012
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Brooklyn and Sohel worked together with Mrs. Barks to write a story to go with the picture of Brooklyn and his lunch.
Mmmmm...macaroni and cheese....my favourite meal. Sometimes I like to order it from the tuck shop at school for my lunch. I opened the dish, ready for a delicious snack and the cheesy aroma filled the air. My mouth began to water. As quickly as I could, I gobbled it up...it was magnificent.
Lunch time is one of my favourite times of the day ...except for today because I had to do push-ups. Push-ups are fairly easy to do....unless you have to do 25 without stopping!!! You might be wondering why I was doing this instead of sitting nicely enjoying my delicious sandwich. Well, I decided to take my lunch and dance around the bay. My teacher wasn't as impressed with my dancing skills as I was...so she made me do pushups.
Introduction to Barbie from Team 3 PES on Vimeo.
Lovestruck Barbies from Team 3 PES on Vimeo.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Monday, October 15, 2012
Today was the first day of Term 4 and the teachers at our school dressed up and put on a show to tell us about our next topic...which is called Toy Story! As you can see in the photos, our teacher and all the team 3 teachers are dressed up as different Barbies. Not only did they look gorgeous and glamorous, but they also taught us some interesting and fun facts about Barbie dolls,
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Friday, September 28, 2012
Flying to Australia might be exciting...but getting off the plane and exploring the country is even better! We discovered two of our favourite amusement parks called Movie World and Wet 'n Wild.
At Move World, the fear-fall is the most amazing roller coasters except for the Scooby-Doo ride. Do you know how scary it is? Well, if we must tell you, the Scooby-doo ride is in fact so scary that we almost cried! You go around upside down and side to side. WARNING - if you ever get to go to Movie World, do not, we repeat...do not go on the Scooby-doo ride!
If you ever get a chance to go to the Gold Coast, please beg your mum to take you to Wet 'n Wild. They have fantastic rides like the Aqua Racer. You start at the top and zoom your way to the Aqua pool.
We decided that when we grow up, we are going to open up our own amusement park. We hope you get a chance to see it!!
In the center of Auckland city, there is a tower...but not just any ordinary tower...it is the tallest free standing structure in the southern hemisphere!
I wish that the Sky Tower was my home because it has a rotating restaurant. I would enjoy eating all the food I wanted!
Did you know that you can bungee jump off the tower and reach speeds up to 53 mph? I want to jump because I would feel like Super Man flying. When I would jump, I would say, "This is the best day of my life!"
If you are in the mood for fun, Rainbows End is a great place to gol It is an amusement park full of spectacular rides and food bars.
When your stomach rumbles, head over to the nearest food stall and grab an icy cold glass of soda, some crunchy, salty chips and a juicy hot dog with ketchup. If you are well behaved, your mum might buy you a big, fluffy, ball of candy floss.
The fear fall ride is the worst place after that big lunch. Once you are buckled into the seat, the ride begins to move slowly up to the top......which is a LONG way up. Just when you feel safe and relaxed...it suddenly drops like Zeus's lightning bolt from the heavens. You think that you will crash but it stops just in time!
After that day, you won't be naughty because you will want your parents to take you again next week!
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Theseus and the Minotaur
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
What a fantastic school we have! We love going to Pt. England School because we get to use different kinds of technology.
When we learn something new, we make an animation about it. We draw pictures in Hyperstudio and put them into imovie. After this, we record our voices, add music, and then turn it all into a movie for our blog.
A couple of weeks ago we were so excited when we were given two ipads to use in our classroom. We take photos and videos and write stories to go with them. These are emailed to our teacher. We also read and listen to online stories when we finish our work.
We really love using technology to help us learn.
The frist part of the gallery we entered was so amazing it blew my sock's off! I loved the beautiful artwork that the artists from around the world had created.
There were so many creations that artists had made but one of them stood out to me. It was a gigantic puffy flower hanging from the ceiling. It opened and closed like a book that's being read. I wonder how the creator made it?
Next time when it's my birthday, I will beg and plead with my parents to take me to the art gallery so my friend's can explore the art with me. When I grow up I hope to make inspiring art of my own to go on the gallery walls.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Monday, September 24, 2012
Friday, September 21, 2012
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Today at our school we had an Olympic Sports day to celebrate the end of our term. I was the official photographer for team Spain. Here is a picture I took on our ipad of one of the little year 1 girls who did an awesome job during the spoon race. She had to carry a tennis ball on a spoon without dropping it.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Tommy Wilson, who is a 'Professional Dreamer,' has written several books for kids. He came to speak at our school assembly and read one of his stories to us....it was fabulous! Tommy wanted us to remember the following things:
Monday, September 10, 2012
Friday, September 7, 2012
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Monday, September 3, 2012
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Friday, August 3, 2012
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Friday, July 27, 2012
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Hi everyone, we read the Greek myth about Theseus and the Minotaur. We've decided to retell it in our own words. Yesterday we wrote our first paragraph individually, and today we wrote paragraph two all together! We had a lot of fun....as you'll soon see. Check back later for the whole story.
Prince Theseus, strong and brave, knew that his father had made a terrible decision to send children away to the horrible Minotaur. He decided to put an end to the madness and slay the monster. Early one morning, Theseus set sail for Crete to search for the Labyrinth which was home to the vicious beast. Once he arrived on the sandy shores, he saw the most beautiful princess in the whole wide world. She instantly fell deeply and madly in love with him. She couldn’t help herself ...he was so dreamy with his muscular physique and rugged good looks. She cried out, “ Oh darling you are so magnificent!” Princess Ariadne offered to help him with his quest if he would whisk her away to a new land where the people could admire her great beauty. Since Prince Theseus had come unprepared for a battle, the princess offered him a ball of string to let out behind him so he could find his way out of the maze, and a sword to slice off the evil creature’s head.
Friday, June 15, 2012
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Miss Hart is an American student who came to NZ to learn about our school and how we learn. We had fun shooting a video with her, working on artwork together, and improving our writing skills. We hope that someday she comes back and stays with us longer!
Monday, May 21, 2012
Friday, May 18, 2012
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Friday, May 4, 2012
The primary colour that Mr. Barks talked about first was red. He said, "Red makes me feel so angry." His eyes grew dark as coal and his body began to shake with anger. I felt terrified!
Yellow was the next colour. He said, "Yellow makes me feel like turning on some music and dancing!" He started to do a crazy boogie and his arms and legs looked like an octopus's tentacles shaking around like it had been electrocuted!
Next was blue and Mr. Barks said that blue makes him sad. Teardrops poured from his eyes and he slowly staggered over to Ms. Wild. She because she is such a lovely woman, she wrapped her arms around Mr. Barks and comforted him.
As Mr. Barks slowly slipped on a red glove, I saw his eyes grow dark and his face became furious like a cloudy and stormy sky. His voice got deeper too. He stomped up the stairs and we could feel the earth shake like a giant walking past us, and then he disappeared behind the corner. I wondered what would happen next. A moment later, I heard a scream and it sounded like someone was having a thorn pulled out of their foot.
Yellow was the next colour. Mr Barks had a chicken hat and found out that there were yellow feet on it. "Phew!" That is lucky because yellow makes Mr. Barks happy, and when he's happy - it makes him want to dance. Suddenly music blasted out from the speakers and then he started to do a funky dance. He was wobbling his hands and feet around like an octopus.
The last colour was blue. Mr. Barks said that blue made him sad and before we knew it...he started to cry! Then he started to weep. He staggered over to Ms. Wild, who is a very kind woman, and she stood up and tried to calm him down as if he were a baby awakened from a nightmare.
It was a magnificent lesson and now I have knowledge stuck in my head about the primary colours.
Monday, April 16, 2012
Friday, April 6, 2012
I smothered light chocolate icing on top of the smooth white cupcake. I sprinkled on little candy pebbles.
I sank my teeth into the sweet, moist, fluffy cupcake. I munched the pebbles between my teeth and it felt like I had an outrageous flavour party on my tongue!
I wondered if I would get sick if I ate more?
I dove into the smooth, creamy, chocolate icing. An idea popped into my head to spread it carefully so it would be lovely looking. I shook the bottle of rainbow sprinkles and out came too many! The last thing I put on my cupcake was pink icing. It looked gorgeous!
I peeled off the wrapper and took a bite...it felt like candy floss melting in my mouth.
I felt so happy because the cupcake was marvelous and I hoped my mum would let me make some at home.
Our school signed us up to the G.I. Pools to have swimming lessons with trained instructors. Lucky for us it is only two minutes away.
I was about to hop right in but first I tested it with my foot to check the temperature. Slowly I slid into the warm water like a fat lazy seal and said, "Aaaaaaah."
I spread delicious icing on my cup cake and shook a few sprinkles on it too. After that, we went outside and I enjoyed a yummy cupcake!
Monday, March 19, 2012
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Thursday, February 23, 2012
One drizzly, windy morning, I arrived at school and was shocked when Mrs. Barks announced, "We are going to make paper planes today." I thought it was odd, but soon learned that we were having a competition.
It was only my second attempt at building a paper plane so I had to be very careful folding it. I was nervous and hoped that mine would fly straight as an arrow and win!
I stepped up to the start line, quickly reached for my plane and shot it into the air. It soared like a magnificent eagle and i was so proud. However, it soon began to wobble and then plummeted to the ground like a fat chicken!
Luckily for me, I still managed to win the race. Hopefully my luck continues and I wing future competitions.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
We went to the Hall to play a cooperation game. Our teacher told us that we had to get our team and the chairs from one side of the Hall to the other without anyone touching the floor. There weren't enough chairs for each person to sit on one of their own. We quickly figured out that we would have to stand, squeezing more than one person onto a chair, and then pass a chair from the end of the row to add it onto the front so that we could move forward. It took A LOT of cooperation!!!
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Here we are back again for 2012 - same old school, same old room, same old teacher (well not THAT old), new bunch of fantastic, intelligent, good looking, creative kids!! We have jumped straight into our lessons and look forward to sharing our learning online this year.
We started the year discussing the differences between "Rights" and "Responsibilities." We all have the right to a good education. We believe that in order for ALL of us to get a good education, we have a responsibility to ourselves and to each other. Our motto is - "All for one and one for all." Each one of us needs to focus on our learning so that others can focus on their learning, and ... others need to focus on their learning so that each one of us can focus on our learning.