Monday, June 19, 2017

Maori Hand Games

Hi Guys, welcome back to my blog. Today I am going to be telling you about Maori hand games🖐🎮. I went to learn about Maori hand games on Tuesday in room 6. Some new things I learnt were some string games. I learnt how to do the waka pattern. I learnt that off by heart. I also learnt how to do the jellyfish but I don't know that off by heart. Something I enjoyed was playing He tama tu tama and E hipi toi toi because I love playing games and it was really fun. I also liked koruru but it wasn't my favorite because the knucklebones kept hitting my knuckles and it hurt. Something I found challenging was learning how to do the jellyfish with the whai because I kept using the wrong fingers and then I was getting really annoyed because I couldn't do it. Here are some photos of me doing some string games📷:

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Thankful Letter Writing Blog Post

Hey Guys😜😛 
Welcome back to another blog post.
Today I am blogging about my thankful letter writing.
This is a task where you have to pick some one to write a letter to.
In the letter you have to write why you are thankful to them.
I picked Amie because... Well you will see why in the letter 
Here It Is:
Dear Amie,

Thank You for all of those times that you helped me when I was sad or hurt. Like when Whetu threw the ball at my face when I was trying to shoot it in the hoop and you took me to the sick bay to get an ice pack.

And when we play games you always include me and make sure everybody takes part in the game. Thank you for being so nice to me. For example when I were playing in your pool you were being really nice by coming in the pool to play with me when you were in the spa and you dident want to come out.

Also I am thankful for helping me in tasks like when they said what the writing task was when I was away and then I did not know what it was so you helped me and told me what to do.

Thank You for being there for me when our other friends are being mean to me. Like when me and Mya had that big fight. Mya had all of our other friends and you were by there by me.

I am thankful for you being my friend. You are really funny, smart, weird, awesome, fun to play with and really nice to everybody. I love that you are my friend. You are the awesomest friend in the world.

Well that is my writing blog post! I hoped you enjoyed. Make sure to leave a comment. See you next time😀

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Special Place Writing

Hey guys! welcome back to another blog of 2017. Today I am going to be showing you my special place writing. So for this writing the group each had to pick a place in hawks bay that is special to them. I picked maraetotora falls. So enough talking I will show you my writing now, Here it is:

Maraetotara falls
I walk along the scratchy, itchy bark path as a reach the most fascinating sight I have ever seen in my whole lifetime. A flock of birds flying over the beautiful shimmering lake. I can see a long rope hanging off a lovely dark green tree. At the end of the lake I can see a humongous, mossy log. Right next to the giant sized log their is a lovely, clear beautiful water fall. The water feels like a bath of ice.

I slip on the slippery mud covered rocks. I swim around the lake as I come across a small rock that lots of people are jumping off. I can hear everybody swimming and splashing around in the water and jumping off the rope swing.

I can see people doing handstand competitions in the water. The reflection from the waterfall is shining beautifully on the freezing cold lake. People are climbing up the steep cliff , trying to get to the rope swing.

The water is shallow when you first go in but it just goes deeper and deeper. I swim to the gigantic log where people lay sunbathing. I try to climb on top of it and I succeed. I have the most beautiful view of the whole place. This is my most favorite place to visit. I wish I could come here everyday.

So guys that is my writing. Did you enjoy it? I definitely enjoyed writing it. Well that is all I have for today. Talk to you next time.


Thursday, February 23, 2017

My River Trip

Hi guys and welcome back to another blog. It is 2017!!!! Today I am going to share with you my River trip story. I hope you enjoy. Here it is:
WALT choose words that describe a moment (in an exciting way) for the reader
  • begins in the action
  • present tense (I am, not I was)
  • some short, sharp sentences; mixed with some longer ones
  • strong verbs
  • uses the senses (look, feel, hear, taste, smell)
  • language features (simile, alliteration, onomatopoeia, metaphor)
  • show personality (sounds like you, humour, feelings, exaggeration)

I slowly and scaredly walk into the shallow,freezing cold river. My goosebump covered legs shiver as I slowly kneel down onto my knees. I see a tiny little goldfish swim straight past my legs. I can hear all of my cousins screaming and laughing. I see a huge mossy rock next to where my cousins are swimming. I swim over to the huge rock faster than a cheetah.

I climb onto the humongous moss covered rock. The huge green rock is super slippery, I put my foot closer to the top and then… Slip. I have fallen back into the river. Lucky I have fallen into the deep part. Lots of tiny, shiny little goldfish swim past me as I struggle to stand up. I try to catch a beautiful little fish but it swims away before I can even touch it.

My biggest cousin Julie sees a little ledge on a small cliff that we can jump off. We all swim over to the ledge and Julie climbs up. The water is WAY to shallow to jump into. It is only up to my knees.”Julie, it is only up to my knees you can't jump from there, you will hurt yourself” I shout”.”That suck’s” Julie says as she carefully climbs down the steep ledge. We are walking back to the deep part to have a water fight and splash.I am having a fantastic time at the river. The river is my favorite place ever.

Well that is my river trip writing. I hope you enjoyed it. I certainly enjoyed writing it. And being at the river. Once again I hope you enjoyed. Make sure to check out my other blogs. And I will see you next time...