Friday, December 28, 2012

My new Typing score

I did it! I beat my score in typing. Now my new goal is to get to 90 somewhere in Term 1 2013.

Thursday, December 20, 2012


Holidays! I have finished school. I am really excited about Christmas, Holidays and most of all, I am looking forward to spending heaps of time with my friends and family. Sadly, I probably won't be able to see my friends as much because next year, I am going to a different school.  I am going to Pt England Primary School. I am still going to have this blog and you can still get to it by entering in but at the top of the page it will say something different. Have a great Holidays, a Merry Christmas and a happy new year!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Our time in Matarangi

This past weekend, my family and I have been in Matarangi. We went there for a friends birthday. I had a great time, but I am really tired.

We got there on Friday night at about 11.00 at night so it was straight to bed. On Saturday morning, All the kids went on a walk to the beach and back. When we were at the beach, me and a few other kids went for a swim.

When we got back, we had breakfast and started playing. In the afternoon, some people went fishing and others went for a swim at the beach. I went fishing and I caught a fish. It was my first time fishing so I was pretty happy that I caught a fish.

When, we went back to the bach, we lunch and then we went for a swim at the beach. After we had a swim, we went crab hunting. I went back before that caught any crabs to have afternoon tea and to relax. 

Soon after dinner, we watched a movie and ate fondue then we went to bed. On Sunday morning, we had breakfast and we had to pack up all our stuff ready to come back to Auckland. My sister Jedida and I also rode on the scooters with a friend.

After everyone had packed and was ready to go, everyone went to Kauwatunu to jump on the bridge. When we got there, lots of people started jumping off, but it took some time for me to jump. When I finally did, I really enjoyed it and I did it another 4 times before we had to go.

Since Mum was working on Sunday night, we had to go back home early for her to get there on time. Before we started on our journey back home, we went to go for an ice-cream. 

I really enjoyed that weekend and I wish that I could have stayed longer. I can't wait until we go again sometime. My favourite part was swimming on Saturday afternoon.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Miss G

It's coming to the end of the year and I am really nervous about the Holidays. I am really going to miss some of my friends but I am mostly going to miss Miss G. She has been the best teacher that I have ever had and I really like her. I wish that I could have her as my teacher again because I really enjoyed having her. Thanks Miss G!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Letter to Mrs Wright

Dear Mrs Wright,

My name is Ana and I am in Room 3 at St Pius X Catholic School. I am writing to say thank you for your generosity and kindness.

I have really enjoyed getting Duffy Books every year. My favourite book that I got is EJ12 In the Dark. Since I got that book, I have started to read the series and of course, I really enjoyed reading it. It was my favourite book because it lead me to other books which I really enjoyed reading and I still do.

Your kindness has helped me learn new words and get better at reading. Once again, Thank you very much.

Yours sincerely,
Room 3
St Pius X Catholic School.

Friday, December 7, 2012

My Netbook Reflection

This year, I was very lucky and I got to use a netbook for my school work instead of a book. At first, I was very nervous and I was a bit scared because I thought that I might drop it or break it. Everyday, when I went to school, I was always very excited because I knew that I would be using my brand new netbook. I was also very unsure because I didn’t know how everything works and how to use it properly.

Now, I feel much more confident in using my netbook. I have also improved in my typing, I can now do my work much faster because I can type faster. Sometimes I have to remind myself that it is a learning tool and a learning tool only.

The really good thing that I have discovered in the year is that my hands don’t hurt as much as when I was writing in a book because my hands don’t have to be in the same position all the time. The other thing is that it is easier to do is publish because in my book, I had to write it out, type it onto the computer and then post it to my blog but now, I just need to copy and paste what I have typed onto my blog.

Sadly, there are some negatives, one of them is that to some people, it is very distracting being on the internet all day. Another negative is charging our netbooks, in our books, we didn’t have to charge our books, we just used them but now we have make sure that they are fully charged before we use them. Also, the thing that is most happens is sometimes the internet is slow and no one can do their work.

I am so looking forward to next year and using my netbook again because I think that it helps me to have better skills on computers and I think that it is much faster to do my work now. Next year, I think that I should not change any settings at all so that my netbook will be clean all the time.

The other thing that I am looking forward to next year is when I take my netbook home in the Holidays. In the Holidays, I can’t get bored because I can read online books instead of waiting until I can go to the Library. I can also post things from the Holidays onto my blog so in the Holidays whenever I get bored, I can go to my netbook.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

What is Blogging?

1) How many blogs are there in the world? In the world, there are over 150 million blogs.✔

2) What is a blog? A blog is a personal diary and a space for all of your ideas.✔

3) What does Collaboration mean? Collaboration means to work with someone and to help them.✔

4) What does link mean? A link is something that you can click on and it will take you to a place or a website.✔

5) Name 4 blogging platforms. 4 blogging platforms are Blogger, Tumblr, Twitter and mySpace. ✔

6) What are the 3 blog categories and what do they do? One category is called vlog. In a vlog, you share videos. Another kind is a picture blog where you share images. The last one is called a MP3 blog and there you share music and news about new music.✔

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Helping the Hungry

Helping the Hungry

1) What is your foundation? The Foundation that I chose was Auckland City Mission.✔

2) Who do they help? Auckland City Mission helps people in the Community who need some assistance from time to time.✔

3) Where are they based? Auckland City Mission’s head office is base on Hobson Street in Central Auckland.✔

4) How do they help? The Auckland City Mission team gives different and specialized health to Aucklanders.✔

5) How do they raise their money? People who visit their site can donate by clicking on the donate button and donating.✔

6) Why do you think they help the hungry? I think that they help the hungry because they think that it is very important that everyone gets the same amount of food and help.✔

7) Explain how you could help the hungry? I could help the Hungry by donating every month and giving food to other people.✔

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Cybersmart with Garfield

1) What part of Cybersmart is Garfield discussing? In the film, the Cybersmart Garfield is talking about is Smart Footprint.✔

2) What was Nermo excited about? Nermo was getting excited about the new edition of the comic book, Pet Force.✔

3) How did Nermo get in contact with ComicCat12? ComicCat12 got in contact with Nermo when he saw his email address on the Pet Force message board.✔

4) Explain why Nermo shouldn’t meet ComicCat12? Nermo shouldn’t go and meet ComisCat12 because he knows nothing about ComicCat12. He doesn’t even know if ComicCat12 is a boy or a girl.✔

5) Why is it important that Nermo is careful about the information he puts online? It is important that Nermo is careful about the information he puts online because people that he doesn’t know could find out all these things about him and he could be in danger.✔

6) What does YAPPY stand for?
You should never out these things online:
Y- Your full name✔
A- Address✔
P- Phone number✔
P- Passwords✔
Y- Your plans.✔