Thursday, 17 April 2014

The 1st Chapter

Wow term one has gone past me as quick as the speed of light! I havent relised all the things that have happened during term one.

Hmmm? I wonder what has happened this term? lets see Swimming Sports, Athletics, Basketball, Tryathalons, Making it o the student council and lots more! I especilly liked getting put forward to student councilnand honour my spot at the front of assembly.

I also get to have my own blog where everyone all over the world can see and enjoy my work online.

This term Ive tried to push myself to do more sport. I have done Tennis lessons, Bball, Swimming Sports, Athletics and the weet-bix tryathalon as well as the school tryatalon. After all this sport I knew I had lost my marbles!

This term has been different for me because I'm on the student council and I have many fun responsibilitys. I'm also looking forward to the Fair go add awards, Tech, Easter, Robotics, Electives and more upcoming sports evets.

I've liked this term. I did many fun things but this is still only the 1st chapter.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Blood Moon

A blood moon is when the Earth, Sun and Moon are lined up in the most perfect position to make the moon look the colour blood red. The Moon looks as if it was red but the sun is actually reflecting its light onto the Moon making it a blood red colour. This is a very special moment for our time since a Blood Moon only ever comes out every 500 years.

There are also many story's that the Blood Moon was on the same night as the Passover. The Passover was many years ago back in BC. Passover is an important biblically derived Jewish festival. The Jewish people celebrate Passover as a commemoration of their liberation over 3,300 years ago by God from slavery in ancient Egypt that was ruled by the Pharaohs, and their freedom as a nation under the leadership of Moses. It commemorates the story of the Exodus as described in the Hebrew Bible especially in the Book of Exodus, in which the Israelites were freed from slavery in Egypt.

Blood Moon (taken on our front lawn).

In this picture it took us 30 seconds to take because of how dark the sky is and our camera couldn't process this quick enough. Also during the 30 seconds it took to take this picture it was just enough time to make the world spin just slightly and make the stars turn into lines.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Harry and the Anzac Poppy

Tittle: Harry and the Anzac Poppy
Author: John Lockyer
Illustrator: ???
Summary: A boy called Harry goes to his great-grandmother and asks her "what's in that small box"? She pulled the box out and it was full of letters from Harrys great great grandfather who fought in WW1. Each letter let Harry know a bit more about his great great grandfather. In the end he found out that he got an infection in his chest and sadly died. The next day they visited his tombstone.

Butterfly Battle

Tittle: Butterfly Battle
Author: Joanna Cole
Illustrator: Bruce Degan 
Summary: Mrs Frizzles class can't think of a topic for their play on butterfly's so the friz takes them to butterfly land for inspiration. They learn lots of things but one of the students opens Mrs Frizzles necklace and pink powder flys everywhere! They all turn into butterfly's but not enough goes onto Ralphie and he turns into a caterpillar! So the class sets of to find him.

Meet the Wizardsons

Tittle: Meet the Wizardsons
Author: Knife and Packer
Illustrator: Knife and Packer
Summary: A family of wizards plan to have a BBQ but find that their dragon doesn't have a big enough flame to cook the food. Wendy their daughter writes a script for her schools annual play, but fame academy loves her script so they take every single copy. In the end Wendy and her brother ambush them and make them confess what they had done.

Sydney- The hidden Treasure

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The Quest for Paradise

Tittle: The Quest for Paradise
Author: Geronimo Stilton
Illustrators: Francesco B, Silvia B, Frederico B, Lorenzo C, Michele D, Andrea D, Valintina G, Blasco P, Vittoria T, Anne Z and Piemme A.
Summary: One night Geronimo got a visit from the dragon of the rainbow. Together they gathered some friends and took them all on a journey to find the heart of happiness. But queen Cackle gets in the way and tries to fight them.

Junk Food in School

Over the years I've known myself for having junk food every once and a while but junk food in schools is a serious problem. In 2008 30% of children in New Zealand are obese, who knows what the percentage could be now?

If you have to much junk food every day of the week you'll start to become obese. More people are overweight today than ever before. Experts are calling it an "obesity epidemic." Obesity is when you start becoming fatter and fatter every day. You would not be exercising or playing any sports. You would be a lazy couch potato that eats junk food all day. It's bad enough sitting around all day let alone if your eating.

Too much junk food can cause health problems. Health problems would be bad for children, they will have no physical education and would be sick all the time. They could get 2 types of diabeties, heart disease, asthma and much more. They would have to visit the doctors all the time. We don't want kids to have any health problems especially if their only young.

If children go to school when they have too much junk food and are obese they could be teased and bullied. They would have a lack in confidence and wouldn't stand up for themselves. Most kids will lose their friends from skipping classes and even dropping out of school. Altogether they will have a big emotional toll.

Everybody likes to have a treat sometimes but don't let that treat follow you and take over your life. So try to listen to what I say, stop having so much junk food in school!

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Tape Anyone???

For my latest math project I had to use tape. Sadly our class didn't have any tape so I had to improvise. First I cut out small strips of paper. Then covered it with glue. Lastly I stuck to the pieces I had to stick together 

Monday, 7 April 2014

Bike 4 Life

Stomp, Stomp, Stomp, Feet racing along the ground. The suspense is killing me! Where is she? She should be here by now. Where are we you ask? Only the Weet-Bix Tryathalon at Ngamotu Beach.

Finally, she's here! Tag!!! Ok now I have to run as quick as the speed of light to go grab my bike, First lap. My body's jumping out of my skin. I can't even feel my legs! I literally had to walk my bike up every single hill. There's so many people passing me but I feel confident that I can finish the first lap.

I've been biking for over an hour already. Now I'm super worried that everyone's already finished but I'm still biking, I'll just have to find out for myself! I'm dying of thirst, I'm sweating like a waterfall but at least I'm almost finished.

Yay! I've made it back, now I just have to go through the finish line. Yay!!! I got my gold medal. Now that I've finished there's so many cameras all over the place. Luckily my friend Meg got an interview and I got to be in it. Hooray!!! 

I had an awesome time at the tryathalon. I got a gold medal and heaps of signatures. Afterwards when we got home I thought to myself... It felt like I've been biking for my whole life!