Friday, August 27, 2010

Cross Country

On the courts we were waiting for the cross country race to begin I felt really nervous and cold, my teeth were chattering and my legs were shaking. In a big loud voice Mr Barks called out for the 10 year old, this time my heart was racing.

Suddenly BANG! The race had already begun. I sprinted trying to catch up to the other girls then I remembered to pace myself, so I jogged until I got to the gate. I started sprinting again, even though my lugs were dry, because Dante was right next to me. But I said to myself, “ Champions never give up” so I ran with all I got. Finally I made it, Dante and I were a tie but I was still proud. THE END!
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Friday, August 20, 2010

Jesse Martin Storm



As the wind was howling Jesse Martin was grinding the winch. “Big wild waves were slapping my face like sharp needles making me almost lose grip,” he said. The strong violent wind was strongly whistling in Jesse’s ears making his hands so numb at the same time he couldn't hold onto anything. Walking unsteadily the water sprayed over the gunnels. Jesse was so terrified he yelled out “ I never thought this would be so hard and so difficult”. Unfortunately the wind pushed Jesse against the bow of the boat almost making him lose grip.

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Immersion Assembly

Yesterday everybody went to the hall and sat down. A minute later Mr Burt came and announced that the title for term 3, was Mighty Mariners. I was wondering what does Mariners mean? I was thinking maybe it meant sailors or warriors but I thought for a while and I decided  “ It probably means sailors."
Mr Burt said “ Give a round of applause for team 1.’’ Everybody clapped with excitement, and interestingly team 1 put a video on the screen. The video was about Polynesians who sailed in seven wakas to NZ. “ Thank you team 1’’ said Mr Burt.

Team 2 came up onto the stage and started to act, their acting was really funny, there was a bad pirate who was called Pirate She, she wanted treasure, but Captain Cook said “ I don’t have treasure I only have a camera, a digital camera”. Pirate She said “ I already have those things”

“Give a clap for team 2” shouted Mr Burt, suddenly team 3 came up onto the stage and BOOM! Team 3 had party poppers. They were pirates and they showed us a video of them losing a battle. Soon the video had finished and after that they threw chocolate money everywhere, and everybody started rushing to get some, and after a while all the chocolate money was gone.

Before long team 4 walked onto the stage, there was a lady called Rose, she was wearing a beautiful dress, she was from Titanic, Erick the Red and his Leif Erickson. Erick the Red tricked people to come to Green Land, and the people would think Green Land is a beautiful place where there is green grass, green everywhere, but at Green Land there is ice everywhere. THE END

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Monday, August 2, 2010

One Tree Hill

On Tuesday room 15 and other classes were waiting for the bus to arrive, but as we were waiting we had to go to the hall. Mr Burt talked to us about our trip so that we would be safe on the bus, and so we would have a great time. Suddenly the bus arrived! So we all walked in a line and as we went on our way out we grabbed us a nice juicy green apple.

So we finally hopped in the bus. Some people already eaten there apple but we were meant to save it until we had morning tea. It was OK so everyone enjoyed there time until we finally arrived to one tree hill.

I was so excited because everything was foggy, it looked like fun but then the fog went away so I said to myself "Oh man" but for a moment I saw the whole view and I was amazed, it was so nice. So we hopped out of the bus feeling really happy. We walked up a little path and finally we reached a little house. After a little while room 15 and some of the other classes went into the little house, where you got to learn about volcanic eruptions, and sat down. I was really excited. Then waited and waited until a women came and told us about a very interesting thing about what Maori people used for the digging.

After that we had to switch over with the other class , I really enjoyed getting to learn about Maori people. Then I asked my teacher Mrs Squires where are we going now? "We are going to the very top were the huge tree was." "Yay" I said I was really excited, but when we were on our way up we saw some sheep droppings so me and my friends yelled out "Yuck"! It was so discussing suddenly everybody said "Wow" the path was so skinny and tall, I was so scared but everybody managed to climb there way through. Feeling exhausted and sweaty, we got up to the top where the huge tree was, the view was so nice which I can see the whole city. After seeing that beautiful view we all decided to play a game called Capture the flag, it was so fun and cool but then it was time to go back to school, so I said "Good by One Tree Hill" then I quickly ran in the bus and finally we went home feeling happy and exhausted THE END!