A few weeks ago My teacher read this book to us called The big balloon. The story is about these animals and what their emotions are. The characters are Willy the whale which was sad, Claire the bear who was scared, Charlie the monkey and Honey the bunny. I did a drawing of the four animals and tried to show their emotions.
Saint Patrick’s 2023
Last Friday Saint Patrick’s day. I was a bit nervous because we had to start the morning with a Mass and I had to do a prayer of the faithful but I knew I could do it. A few minutes later the first bell rang. The class lined up to go to mass.
Once we arrived at church we sat down and sang some songs. Finally it was time for the prayers of the faithful. Once it was my turn I stood on the stool and looked up and waited. A few seconds later it was time for me to read. I was done reading. On the inside I felt really proud of myself.
After Mass we went back to class and had morning tea. I was a bit tired during morning tea. Soon later the bell rang and the school gathered together around the canopy.
As soon as everyone was there Mrs Bullot called us into our groups. I was excited to get to the games. The games were called Scatterball, Sack races, T.ball, Hoops and gumboot throw.
After we played all 5 games we ate Popsicles which were so good. Soon later we had a karakia. After that we ate our own lunches.
During lunch I played with all of my friends. I had a great time.
When we went back to class we did some indoor activities on our Chromebooks . Sadly I was\ only able to do one activity.
Soon it was time to go home. It was a bit rainy but it was ok. I had such a fun time on Saint Patrick’s Day.
My favourite Manaiakalani Movie
Today we looked at other school’s manaiakalani movie and we downloaded a slide and we wrote what the movie was about and what I enjoyed about it. If you want to also watch this movie click this link.
My rudolph colouring
Robert May invented a reindeer that had a shiny nose named Rudolph. Johnny Mark turned Rudolph’s story into a song.
Preparing for Athletics Day
Earlier today after morning tea our class was practicing for athletics day. Our coach was called coach Bart. At first we learned how to run properly and to run properly we needed to keep our heads up and run on our toes and to not look down. Meanwhile we played a game called sheep and dogs. The game is where there are two taggers or dogs and the rest are sheep. The dogs have to try to tag the sheep and if the dog tags the sheep with the monkey noodle then they have to run out the cones and run around the square.
After that we went back to the hedge and did actual running and in my group of four it had me, Olivia, Graziel and Jaeden . Jaeden was the first one up to run, then Graziel, then after Olivia it was me. After I ran I was kind of exhausted but soon I was okay again. After a few rounds we did 2 people running, one racing the one in front of them so Olivia had to try get Graziel but before they started running one person had to stand on the orange cone and one had to stand on a blue cone.
After we practiced running we practiced jumping. When we got an animal and we laid down on the grass and put the animal on top of our heads then we all stood back up and lined behind the totally invisible line. When we were all lined up coach Bart explained what we had to do. We had to try to jump over our animal that was still on the grass and if we jumped farther then the animal we had to move the animal between our feet. I struggled at first but after a few tries I made it! I was very proud of myself.
Soon the session was finished and I was a bit sad but happy that I learned new things! I enjoyed practicing for athletics day!
The process of making our class movie
For the last few weeks my class has been making a movie called “The stolen princess.” First before we started we created potato people. My potato at first was kind of small and had started to grow roots on its small head. I made mine as a normal citizen. I struggled at first but then I finally did it.
The materials I used were glue, purple material, plastic flowers and I used ribbon to try to make a purple halo to match the clothes. After we finished making our potato people we started to plan what our story would be about.
Meanwhile we finally got an idea what our story was going to be. We started to make a background scenery and I was in the group that was making the inside of the castle. We also made thrones for the potato king, the potato queen and the potato princess.
The background scenery was the evil layer, the party scene and the rocket. When I was painting the background for the inside of the palace I got a lot of red paint on my jumper but luckily when iIgot home my mum did not get angry.. Phew!
Before I started painting the other people in my group helped me make thrones for the king, queen and the princess oh and yes we also painted the thrones in purple! Once we all finished making our potatoes we started to record and make the film. We had help from Mrs Toland.
When we finished filming the potatoes we did the voice over part. When my group was doing the voice part we had a lot of laughing happening! We all enjoyed making the movie and we hope you enjoy watching it on the big screen along with us.
How to wrap a present
Introduction: We can wrap presents for other people and at special times in the year.
Equipment: present, wrapping paper, scissors, a hard surface and cellotape.
Steps needed: 1. Roll out your wrapping paper. 2. Next get your present and put it on the wrapping paper. 3. After that cut out your wrapping paper larger than your present. 4. Meanwhile cut 3 pieces of tape and put them onto your hard surface. 5. Next fold your wrapping paper over the present. (both sides) 6. After that put tape in the middle so it does not unfold. 7. Next fold the sides of the paper and bring it over to the top. 8. Stick a tape on the fold. 9. Do the same with the other side.
Conclusion: Now your present is wrapped and ready to be given.
Legit or Fake?
Today we were learning about what is legit or fake on the internet. When we are online it is important to keep all your personal information to yourself. In our story, the moral of the story was to never judge a person by their looks if they look innocent or if they look guilty.
Last term for the last two weeks our school had swimming lessons everyday at the CLM pool in the bays. For the first two days I could not go swimming because I was sick but on the third day I was able to go swimming! The first to go were the little kids, then the boys and the last to go were the girls. When it was just the girls left we would get changed and wait for the bus to arrive!
When we got to the pools I was so excited but I was also a little bit nervous. When we got inside the pool I was so cold but eventually it got warmer! The instructor was called Paris. She was very nice. All the classes were in different lanes. My favourite thing was jumping in and playing games. I also liked doing the fun races! I learned how to swim on my back and at the end of the lesson we could jump into the pool by making a big splash. Then we went to get our towels and go back to school.
On the last day of swimming lessons there was a boat in the pool but we had to put a life jacket on first. I was so excited to start swimming! In the end we would turn around and one of the instructors would push us randomly into the pool. When I got pushed I was so surprised! Even though it was the end of swimming I had a lot of fun! The bus trips were fun too! When we got out of the bus I was freezing so I quickly got changed!. I enjoyed swimming so much!