Thursday, June 26, 2014

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Tigger in Disneyland



Can you see Tigger our class mascot enjoying seeing his Christopher Robin Friends?

Monday, June 23, 2014

Matariki Ghost Lantern



It was on Saturday 21st of June and the splendid Matariki Parade and fireworks was held in the Octagon. There were ghost’s, a massive swan, a 3m castle, a unicorn, sheep numbered 1-6, people on stilts, drums, teddy bear heads and a taniwha. But it was too windy for fireworks. All of the unusual creatures were not real but lanterns. The lanterns are made out of tissue paper. The biggest lantern was the 3m castle. Matariki is celebrated on the shortest day of the year and is Maori New Year. Someday I hope I’m in the Matariki parade.


By Stefan

At the midwinter carnival there was a spectacular taniwha, a fabulous spider and flies, an awesome unicorn and a beautiful swan. Some cats, bears, castles and clouds too. It was fantastic. There would have been about 2000 people there, including Felix and Finn. I was up high on mum & Dad's shoulders so I could see everything. When Dad put me down, I had pins and needles screaming in my legs. I thought it was really ticklish. I want to go again next year. Written by Oscar.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Visiting Performers - Review

EL GORGOE             

Wow, El Gorgoe put on a fantastic show.  He was making birds appear out of nowhere while teaching us about anti bullying.  He had a dummy called Ned who sang a nursery rhyme for us.  He sang Little Jack Horner but he sang it like this “ Little Jack Horner sat in a puddle eating a hotdog he stuck in his nose and pulled out a cockroach and squirted in his eyes” unfortunately he sang it wrong. But it made me laugh.  I cant wait untill next years show!  
            




By Stefan

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Caribean Sand being Stolen

Click on the photo and then read the following articles to gather information about what is happening to the sand.  Then write your opinion using the planner and structure in the modleling book.

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/27400598/ns/world_news-world_environment/t/sand-stolen-across-caribbean-construction/#.U44wqi_QCt4  http://www.foxnews.com/story/2008/10/21/caribbean-beaches-exposed-to-tidal-surges-due-to-sand-theft/  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/26/sand-thieves-shrinking-ca_n_137978.html




http://www.foxnews.com/story/2008/10/21/caribbean-beaches-exposed-to-tidal-surges-due-to-sand-theft/


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/26/sand-thieves-shrinking-ca_n_137978.html


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Aborginal Art and our Writing

We looked at how aborginal people from Australia used symbols in their art to tell a story.  We created our own stories using red, yellow, black, white and brown paint.

Our Art on PhotoPeach



Hunting Food
On the river bank Aboriginal families warned other families
about snakes by yelling, “Snakes, Snakes!”
“Hiss, hiss, hiss,” went the snakes nearby.
Stab went a spear. As everyone fell in silence Maki said, “Its the head hunter. Mmmmm… yummy,
fresh snake for all to eat.”
“Lets go to go to the campsite,” suggested the headhunter. “Wow dingo foot prints.” Crunch, crunch, crunch there it is. “Shhh” whisphered the headhunter were close. Look its at our water hole. I’ll stab it while you guys wait here.
Stab went his spear again. Squirt - all of the blood flowed out of the predators body. There’s still not enough food for all us. There’s eight but we’ve got enough for six.
Looking around for what could be food the young boy pointed as he said, “Perfect there’s some bush potatoes over their and a bird up there. Whose good at throwing a boomerang?”
“I am,” said Maki. Whoosh, thomp! Down the birds fell dead to the ground with the hunters spears being very accurate.
The leader announced, “Mmmmm lets go cook our food and eat it by the fire while singing songs. Let the artist draw this place so that all will know of the great hunting and bush potatoes.

Written by Parker McLachlan