"Do what you like and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind."
~ Dr. Suess

Monday, August 26, 2013

Made Awards

The Made Awards are coming around soon, so we have started to film! I am making a movie trailer on 'The End of the Alphabet' with my Literacy group- the Oreos. We started filming last week on Friday, and we will be continuing to film this week!
Here's Jesse, Yvonne, Sophie.M and I in a tree- We are playing a group of friends!


This term for art, we are doing 'Lino Prints.' We have started practicing our printing, carving a fish into polystyrene, and printing onto a coloured background. Here is my fish!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Cross Country!

Last Friday, we had our school's cross country day! It was postponed from Monday, but luckily Friday was a reasonably good day! It was held at South Farms. The 11yr olds were first, and then it went from the 5 year olds. I helped Sophie.M film a little bit, which was cool, because the little kids are sooo cute to watch!! Our race was last, (12+) I was very nervous, but once I got into it, I was fine! We had to run up the little hill into paddock and around the creek twice, and also climb 'Killer' hill! It was heaps of fun, and I am so proud of myself because I got 2nd place, behind Erica!!!
On Monday I went to Hauraki Plain cross country, at Spence Farm. Our race was last again, this time we had to climb an even bigger hill then the one at South Farms! I ended up coming in 7th place, out of 18, I just missed in going to Thames Valley by one!! Oh well, I am still very proud of myself!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

My Term 3 Goals

This term, I want to achieve my Digital Design Milestone. I can do this by using lots of digital skills in the process of making our Delicious Diner's Cooking Show for Impact.
I also want to achieve my careers pathway milestone. To do this, I have to use my initiative and start planning my 'Careers Pathway.' I need to think of a suitable career, and find a place to 'work' for 6 hours, to get job experience!

My Learning Goals...

Maths- My goal is to reach level 5 for geometry, because at the moment I am on Early Level 4.
Writing- My writing goal is to constantly make my writing exciting and use lots of language features to paint a clear image in the readers head. Reading- To try new of book genres, and not stick to my usual!

Sunday, August 4, 2013


This week we focused on "Vectors" in maths, which is a way of describing how a point or shape has been moved. I am really proud of my work, because I understood all of it, and I think I did a good job!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Adrenaline Forest

Finally, it was holidays! A time to relax and spend time with my family! We went up to Mt. Maganui to stay with my Great Aunt for a night. While we were there, we climbed up to the top of the mountain, went for a swim in the hot pools, and also went to Adrenaline Forest!! Adrenaline Forest is located in between Rotorua and Tauranga. It is a high ropes course, with lots of different obstacles. Instead of having a long rope hooked onto your harness, with somebody down on the ground directing it, we had to completly rely on ourselves to be hooked in safely. We each had two "Carabinas" On our harness, that we had to hook onto the ropes around the course, as we moved along.
It started off easy, about a metre of the ground, but then it got higher- and harder! There was 6 levels in total, but we only made it to level 4, before we HAD to stop, because the challenges were really physical, and our arms were getting sore! Some of the obstacles included a flying fox, a 'rope bridge' where you had to walk across different pieces of looped rope, and a Tarzan jump. 
I had heaps of fun, it was awesome to try something new, and also have a go at something that is really scary!