Monday, July 29, 2013

Term 3 Day 1 Back to School

Today is the first day back at school and I am enjoying it already. The immersion assembly was great.(As usual) My favourite items were Team 3 and Team 4. The team 3 was a Dating Show with princesses wanting to find their prince charming. Mrs Barks asked me to be the person who holds up the Applause sign so I was standing at the front. It was very funny and so was the Team 4 item. They did a story of the 3 Little Pigs and they acted it out.

The thing that I am looking forward to this term is learning new things and hopefully getting better at reading and maths. I am in the same Literacy and Maths groups so I will be working with the same teachers and it will probably be easier to carry on learning. It was cool to see everyone this morning and I was on patrols so I was with Lesieli the most because she was a partner for patrols this week.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Last Day of Holidays

So this is the last day of the holidays and tomorrow we are all going back to school. I am excited to go back, learn and see my friends and my awesome teachers. I don't think that I will be the best at waking up on time because lately I have been sleeping in till lunch! Probably the thing that I am looking forward to the most is the immersion assembly where all the teachers from each team are going to do a item to show the school what that team is going to be studying this term. Last term's assembly was cool and I liked it a lot.

I will post again tomorrow after school and I will probably post sometime in the day because of school:-)

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Holidays Day 15

Today, my family and I have been at rugby games and have been dropping off things. In the morning, we went to go and watch my cousin's rugby game,  where my brother went with my cousin and his Dad, then we dropped off my sister, then dropped off a cake and now, we are all just watching a movie at home.

Last night, my Mum and my sisters made, well actually finished a cake for one of my Mum's friend's 50th Birthday. Take a look:
Will post again tomorrow when something is actually going on.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Holidays Day 13 We are back in Auckland

We are back in Auckland and have had dinner. The trip was good, I am really tired though. My family and I stopped in Paeroa and took a picture in front of the L&P bottle with some L&P Chocolate. The picture isn't that great because I wasn't feeling so great.

Holidays Day 13 Going Home

Today, we are going home, back to Auckland. We were supposed to go yesterday, but of course we stayed because of my aunty being in hospital. The car is packed and we are going home definitely. My aunty isn't coming home today, so that isn't the best of news, but the doctors think that she will be able to come home tomorrow. I really hope that the rest of the holidays won't be as boring as they are looking. Mum is going to be working so many days, which means we hardly get to see her and she is tired and probably a little bit grumpy all the time. Well at least school is coming up so we won't be too bored, we will have something to do and something FUN to do. Will post again when we get home to tell how the trip went:-)

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Holidays Day 12 Mission Failed!

Hi, you are probably wondering why it says "Mission Failed" in the title. If you have been reading my blog since the beginning of the holidays, you might remember when I said that I want no hospitals and no people getting really sick. Yesterday, my aunty had a really bad fall (Not that it was her fault or anything) and had to go into hospital. She is still in so we might have to stay another day in Tauranga. So, my Mum is out and my aunty is in hospital so we are only home with our uncle and each other (The kids) Hopefully, today we will be able to go and see her. Will let you know if she comes out!:-)

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Holidays Day 11

Today is our last full day in Tauranga. My brother has gone with my other aunty and he is going to stay with her and her sons for today and tonight. We have just had waffles for lunch, but sorry I couldn't get a picture of them because every time a new batch would come to the table, everyone would fight over them. I want to do something else today or just go somewhere, but if not we will all just relax and play games. Will let you know if we do anything and how it goes!

Monday, July 22, 2013

X Factor NZ Winner......... JACKIE THOMAS!!!!

The 1st X Factor New Zealand has just finished and the winner is, as you probably already know..... JACKIE THOMAS. I am really glad about the standings, with Whenua 2nd and Benny 3rd. After I had  already started watching the Grand Final, my mind was changed about Whenua coming 3rd and Benny coming 2nd. I really enjoyed the first performance of the night by all of the top 13 acts. I LOVED seeing MOORHOUSE again!!!!! (Moorhouse is my favourite out of the whole competition, Gap 5 second) 
Top 13 Get Lucky Performance (I coulnd't get the whole video onto the post) Enjoy, I know I did

I am looking forward to the USA X Factor coming back. I really enjoyed last year's season. My favourite act out of last year's X Factor USA was Carly Rose Sonenclar. 

Holidays Day 10

Today is Monday which means, X Factor (Grand Final) and basically another relax day. Tonight is the grand final of X Factor NZ. The 3 finalists are Benny Tipene, Whenua Patuwi and Jackie Thomas. I really want Jackie to win, Benny to come second and Whenua to come 3rd. Even though New Zealand was really wrong to send home Moorhouse and the shows aren't as great without them, I think that Jackie could win it.

All day we have been playing games, so today has been actually really cool............

After we had woken up and got into the day properly, some of the kids and I went to go and play on the trampoline for some fresh air and to just JUMP AROUND!! Sadly, after some games had been made up, my youngest sister had a hard fall and went head first into the ground. Even though it was on the trampoline, she had hurt her head badly in the last week of school and hadn't fully recovered. We all knew that if we didn't do something quick, she would just start screaming and the games would end, so my cousin and I decided to start playing hospitals.

We carried her to my bed and lay her down. After a while, she settled down and was ready to play a game. I was the doctor and my cousin was the nurse. I was the on who took her to another room and put her down on another bed and did a fake x-ray, we also did a fake surgery. Now, I am just playing with my Mum, my Nana and my cousin at the table... The day has gone so fast, it is already 4.30!

Will post again tomorrow about how X Factor goes and how our last full day in Tauranga goes!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

That's in Queensland!

Hey guys, even though I go for NEW SOUTH WALES!!!! I found this video very funny. Take a look at this and let me know how you think!

Holidays Day 9

Sunday, which means church and relaxing. My family and I are still in Tauranga so we went to a different church than normal. It was okay, but I can't wait till next week when we are back to our normal TCC. 

After church, my aunty, my cousin, my younger sister and I went shopping which was fun. I also went with my Mum and Nana shopping after that. So today was really fun and I am looking forward to tomorrow, even though I probably won't go to as many shops but hopefully, it will still be fun.  

I love being in Tauranga because I love my cousins and I love my cousins because it is much more fun everywhere with 8 kids! I guess it means that nobody is ever bored so we all have a GREAT time. Even though holidays are fun and we get to see the cousins but I can't wait to go back to school!! I love school and at the beginning of the holidays (You would know if you have been reading my blog for long) I didn't want to even have holidays because school was going to well. 

Since I love school so much, I just want to say:

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Holidays Day 8

Saturday in Tauranga and everyone is either asleep, watching TV or having breakfast. Today my cousin is going to her friends birthday party so it might feel like we are house sitting with them not here. Anyway a few holidays ago my cousin, my sister and I made a lemonade stand and earned some money by it so i want to do that again but maybe not today. 

That's what I think about today, will post again later:-)

Friday, July 19, 2013

Holidays Day 7 Going to Tauranga!

It is Friday and today my family and I are going down to Tauranga. My Mum's twin sister and her family live there so we are going to see them. They only came back yesterday from the gold coast, Australia, that's where I was, picking them up from the airport so they will probably sleep in till like 12.00. I also had a allergy test and I went to the movies with my family and watched Despicable Me 2. I thought that it was a really cool movie, but some of my siblings thought that it was pretty disappointing but at least I liked it right?

Will post again today about how the trip went...... Enjoy your holidays.

P.S.. It is sooooo sad to see Queensland, no I'm not even gonna say it.... GO NEW SOUTH! Still.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Holidays Day 5 State of Origin Go New South!!!!

Okay so holidays day 5 and today was cool like yesterday. My sisters and I did obstacle courses and made a movie again. Tomorrow, all my siblings are going to sing at my Mum's work, Middlemore Hospital. Wish us luck!

Sooooo tonight is STATE OF ORIGIN!!! I am going with my Dad and brother to watch the game with my aunties at their house. Of course, we are going to see New South Wales win!!!! I am looking forward to it. Will let you know how it goes:-)


Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Holidays Day 4

Well, it is the 4th (I think) day of the Holidays and yes the holidays are going better than expected.....

My older sister is back from our aunties house because she was vomiting and becoming sick so we went to go and pick her up yesterday. She is much better now and she is running games for us, she is AWESOME!!!!!My sisters and I, well my older sister actually  planned all these things to do during the day. Like tea parties, making movies, making obstacle courses, dance parties and lots more. Today, we had a Tea Party, made an obstacle course, had a dance party and we made a movie for our Mum.

Today, since my Mum was in bed sleeping cause she worked last night, my older sister and I made pizza for lunch. It was really fun to do because we made it into a game while we were doing it. Now I am making pancakes for dinner. Here's a picture of some of the pancakes.....


Sunday, July 14, 2013

Holidays Day 2

It is the second day of the Holidays and maybe holidays aren't that bad. Maybe I said that too early, who cares. My sister has gone to my aunties house and my Mum is working, so basically we only have 5 people in the house. Hopefully, it will feel the same.

Catch you guys later!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Holidays Day 1

Hey guys, it is now the 1st day of the Term 2 Holidays. This holidays, I hope we won't have to spend the whole time in Hospital.......... we are planned to go down to Tauranga to visit the cousins that we were supposed to go and see last Holidays. They are in Gold Coast, Australia now, so we have to wait until they come back. So we are just chilling until we can go down.

Will post again later :-0

Friday, July 12, 2013

Term 2 Highlights

This term, I think was better than last term. I have got used to having new people around (Since it is my first year here) and a huge classroom.  My favourite thing about this term was being in Mr Somerville's Literacy group, because he is funny and he is just a really cool teacher. I loved making DLO's all term long with Jordenne, Meleane & Iron and my favourite ones to make was the first DLO & the Arohatia Te Reo Maori DLO.

Click Here to find the Arohatia Te Reo DLO
Click Here to find our first DLO

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

X Factor

Last night, my family and I watched X Factor and saw Cassie go home. I was really happy that Moorhouse, Benny and Jackie went through, because they are awesome!  My friends and I all think that Whenua should just go home, because his performance on Sunday, wasn't that great and Cassie's was AWESOME!! Anyway, I guess that we should just carry on.

Arohatia Te Reo DLO

The past few weeks, Jordenne, Meleane and I have been working on a DLO about Te Reo Maori. It was for a competition made my Ms Tito, so people from all over the school were making cool DLOS. We hope you enjoy it and learn something about Te Reo Maori.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Last week for the Term

This week is the last week for the term. It is really exciting that the holidays are coming up, but I am actually going to miss coming to school everyday. Tomorrow is parent interviews, so we are going to finish at 12.30. I am actually pretty scared that my report is going to be a disappointment. I guess I just have to wait and see.

In the holidays, my family and I are going to change around the house, not renovate  just paint and get new furniture. Hopefully, they is really fun. In the second week, we are going down to Tauranga to visit my Mum's twin sister and her family. They are in the Gold Coast, Australia now, so we have to wait until they get back before we can see them.

Family Fun Night

On Saturday night, my family and I went to church to attend the Family Fun Night. It is organised by people at church and is full of really cool games. There was Wii, Xbox 360, Frisbee Golf, Table tennis, Air Hockey, Board Games..... They had it all!

I played Frisbee golf outside which was really fun. It is when you have to try and get the Frisbee into a hoop, with golf rules. It was dark, but I guess it made the game much more fun. I lost to my partner, but it was still pretty fun. We played lots of different Xbox 360 games and my 2 favourites were Sing-star and Connect Sports. There was also lots of food, so nobody had to leave because they were hungry.

I loved going to the Family Fun night, as always and I can't wait till the next one. My favourite part was playing Xbox Connect Sports with my little sister, Jedida...... she was so cute! She was a bit too short so she couldn't do everything normally, but she still loved it.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Mufti Friday

We have just come back from assembly and we are just working on our Arohatia Te Reo DLO..... we want it finished by 11.00am. We have been working on it for about 2 weeks now and today in the deadline. At assembly this morning, we had a Travel Wise "Lesson" a guy named Able came with his friend Max to talk to us about travelling to school safely. For netball, our player of the day was Quasia and I think that she did deserve it. I love going to Assembly's because Mr Burt makes everything so much fun.

Today is Mufti day, so everyone had to bring in a gold coin. For the Yr 4,5 & 6, there is a disco on at lunch time, so we had to bring in 2 gold coins. This is all fundraising for the Yr 6 camp at the end of the year. I am so looking forward to that! I hope that today goes well and the disco isn't too boring.

Catch you guys later!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Netball Game... The Last 1 for the Term!!!!

This afternoon, we are going to be playing our last netball game for the term. I might be playing full game, but it doesn't really matter how many quarters I play. I got player of the day last week, so I don't know who is going to get it this week..... most of us have already got it. My great players are Josephine, our captain, Lesieli, Quasia, Sarah, Fafetai, Paige, Rebekah, Sela, Lizara and me. Hopefully, we win this game, we won it last week. Will let you guys know how it goes! Go Pt England Flavours!!!!!

Kelly Tarltons Trip

Today we went to Kelly Tarltons to help our research. We got put into groups and I got to be in my Dad's group. It made the day, much more fun. Even though we went in groups, when we had to go to the classroom, we went in home classes.

We found out about tons of stuff, but my favourite part of the journey was seeing the Giant Squid. They are the only predators to the Blue Whale. The giant squid that was there was only 12 months old and it was 11 metres long and weighed 250kg.... and it was only a baby, I would hate to see the aldult ones.

At the beginning, there was a vehicle that could go through snow, it was called the Snow Trac. We took lots of photos and videos, but they went as good as normal ones because we took the pictures with our netbooks. There was a walkway thing with fish and sharks swimming everywhere around you. It was really cool, there was another cool bridge, which the walls were spinning so it felt like we were spinning, it was really cool.

The penguins were amazing too. There were only 2 of the species there, the Gentoo and the King. The King Penguins are very similar to the Emperor and the Gentoo are actually pretty similar to the Adelie but not as much similarities as the king and the emperor. When we first saw them, the girls there were just sprayed them, but when we went the second time, the girls were feeding them.

I loved going to Kelly Tarltons, it was so much fun. I would love to go again some day, but I think that today was good enough for our research this term.