Thursday, 25 December 2014

Jingle Bells!

Dashing through the snow
In a one-horse open sleigh
O'er the fields we go
Laughing all the way

Bells on bobtail ring
Making spirits bright
What fun it is to ride and sing
A sleighing song tonight!

Jingle bells, jingle bells,
Jingle all the way.
Oh! what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh.

Jingle bells, jingle bells,
Jingle all the way;
Oh! what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh.

A day or two ago
I thought I'd take a ride
And soon, Miss Fanny Bright
Was seated by my side,
The horse was lean and lank
Misfortune seemed his lot
He got into a drifted bank
And then we got upsot.

Jingle bells, jingle bells,
Jingle all the way.
Oh! what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh.

Jingle bells, jingle bells,
Jingle all the way;
Oh! what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh.

A day or two ago,
The story I must tell
I went out on the snow,
And on my back I fell;
A gent was riding by
In a one-horse open sleigh,
He laughed as there I sprawling lie,
But quickly drove away.

Jingle bells, jingle bells,
Jingle all the way.
Oh! what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh.

Jingle bells, jingle bells,
Jingle all the way;
Oh! what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh.

Now the ground is white
Go it while you're young,
Take the girls tonight
and sing this sleighing song;
Just get a bobtailed bay
Two forty as his speed
Hitch him to an open sleigh
And crack! you'll take the lead.

Jingle bells, jingle bells,
Jingle all the way.
Oh! what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh.

Jingle bells, jingle bells,
Jingle all the way;
Oh! what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh.

Jingle Bell Rock!

Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock
Jingle bells swing and jingle bells ring
Snowing and blowing up bushels of fun
Now the jingle hop has begun.

Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock
Jingle bells chime in jingle bell time
Dancing and prancing in Jingle bell Square
In the frosty air.

What a bright time, its the right time
To rock the night away
Jingle bell time is a swell time
To go gliding in a one-horse sleigh.

Giddy-up jingle horse, pick up your feet
Jingle around the clock
Mix and a-mingle in the jingling feet
That's the jingle bell, that's the jingle bell, that's the jingle bell
rock!

Joy to the World!

Joy to the world! The Lord is come
Let earth receive her King!
Let every heart prepare Him room

And heaven and nature sing
And heaven and nature sing
And heaven, and heaven and nature sing

Joy to the world! the Savior reigns
Let men their songs employ
While fields and floods
Rocks, hills and plains
Repeat the sounding joy
Repeat the sounding joy
Repeat, repeat the sounding joy

No more let sins and sorrows grow
Nor thorns infest the ground
He comes to make
His blessings flow
Far as the curse is found
Far as the curse is found
Far as, far as the curse is found

He rules the world with truth and grace
And makes the nations prove
The glories of His righteousness
And wonders of His love
And wonders of His love
And wonders and wonders of His love

Thursday, 18 December 2014

My Sister's Early Birthday

Today was my sister's, well, let's say, early celebrated birthday.

At least I was told that by my Mum, who was at Kindergarten with her. Noting that Kindy wouldn't be on next week, and her birthday's next week, who would've thought that they would celebrate her birthday today?!

She sat on that kind of "Special Chair" for someone who would have their birthday, and the teacher, well, one of the teachers went through her portfolio. It included a lot of positive stuff about how she was developing her literacy and all that other stuff.

Mum came back home without my sister, but did bring something back. Her birthday hat. It was big, and could actually her head when she came back! Amazing!

She's starting school next year, and before I continue, it's obviously obvious what school she's going to. I don't even have to say it, just scroll up to the title of this blog and you'll find out easily. Anyway, she's starting school next year, so, it would be fair that she would leave kindy this year.

Although I hope she's good at school next year. I will have to walk with her to school. Which really changes my lifestyle of walking to school.

Wow, 2015 changes everything.

Moving on from the fact that things will change next year, I took a picture of my sister wearing her birthday hat. Why? One, to put on this post, and two, because she begged me to.

Seriously. And the end result...


Wednesday, 17 December 2014

"Go Away" ("Don't Make Waves" Cover/Version)

Another cover song from the Tamaki Quartet using spelling words, "Go Away"! Original song, "Don't Make Waves" by the Nolan Sisters.

Spelling words are, again, bold and underlined.


Oh! Let me write something!
If you gonna construct these
Oh, then
Go, go, a-way


I couldn’t build anything
Now you can’t trust me
And you can’t even leave me
Evaluate and you’ll go deep
‘Cause you take my stuff
And my information’s lost again
Oh, letting go is not alright

Make a model, make a map, and do it all in just one night!

So please…

Go, go a-way (ooh)
Let, one, work, smooth, kay?
Oh, let me write something
If you gonna construct these
Oh, then
Go, go, a-way

‘You’ve gotta tessellate that better’
‘Wow, I just can’t even see’
Well let me just translate that for ya,
Can’t you let it be?!
Or I will just turn
To composition measures
Oh, letting go is not alright
Just use the layout and we will not fight
So please…

Go, go a-way (ooh)
Let, one, work, smooth, kay?
Oh, let me write something
If you gonna construct these
Oh, then
Go, go, go a-way
You’re not even listening...go, go, go away
Go, go, go, go...go, go, go away
If you’re gonna construct these...go, go,
Go away!

Monday, 15 December 2014

“Now We Won’t Be Saving Anyone” (I’m Not The Only One Cover/Version)

A little version of "I'm Not the Only One" by Sam Smith. This version uses the spelling words, which are bold and underlined.


You and me, we had a cow
‘Cause the Loch Ness would be worse
I can’t believe you put it down
Even though you were a trained nurse
The years back then I had my doubts
Rift zone was over here
I wish this wouldn’t happen now
‘Cause I know a king tide is comin’ near
(Chorus)
You say I’m dazing
But for real, I know what you have just done
Our trench is ruined, lady
Now we won’t be saving anyone
Sediment’s unavailable
And sadly I know why
Tidal waves unrestrainable
Which meant the bottom feeders did die
(Chorus)
You say I’m dazing
But for real, I know what you have just done
Our trench is ruined, lady
Now we won’t be saving anyone
I’ve managed for a tsunami
Maybe I am not that prepared
Now the tides have gotten closer to me
Not lying, it’ll tear us apart
(Chorus 2x)
You say I’m dazing
But for real, I know what you have just done
Our trench is ruined, lady
Now we won’t be saving anyone
Now we won’t be saving anyone
Now we won’t be saving anyone
And we won’t...

Now we won’t be saving anyone

2 Weekly Post (December 8th - December 14th) - Part Two

Welcome back to the finale of "The 2 Weekly Post".

Previously...
Left at the entrance of Auckland Hospital. A car's worst nightmare. Second worst, behind traffic jams. Full carparks.

And now...
The sun was beating down on us. Mostly the car, but the windows were open, so it was shining. I am unfamiliar about the time, so I wonder. What time is it?

We still couldn't find a space for minutes. After the boiling point, Mum ended up looking at a car for what seemed like a minute, just getting ready to park out and go. Then she came in, and we were all happy. Well, that was me, I don't know about Abbie. She wanted to "go" really badly.

I wasn't worried. I was only worried if something was wrong with me. So, to cut a few minutes of your reading time..........zoooooooo, elevator, oooooooooo, crying, ooooooooooo, toilets, oooooooo, and I waited outside, by myself. I admired the painting, which was weird, because it looked like a door that had white paint all over it.

Then Mum and Abbie came out, and we went off. To the receptionist up some flight of stairs, we were waiting for a while for the appointment. For me. Then Abbie. After what seemed like 5 minutes, I was checked for my height and weight, and to believe that my lie came true! I was 57 kilograms! Wow, I should not have said that.

But all was well in the end. There's nothing wrong with me! I'm just a tall guy, who's gone through puberty. Hence the tallness. My sister has nothing wrong with her, except for her apparent skin problem. I was only told to drink more fluids as much as I can, and to add salt to my diet. Lovely!

My sister, on the other hand, needed to cut down on rice bubbles. The cereal, yes. And to take some cream for her skin, as it is dry, and she has eczema, so...yeah, that's probably alright for her.

After the appointments, we brought some dinner for...dinner, had dinner, cleaned the table, did all that stuff.

Then...that day came. The "End of School" day. It was all good at first, some of us were doing this, some of us were doing that. Some of us were helping, and then sat on the mat. The farewell assembly for two teachers, Mr Wong and Miss May, was scheduled for later that day.

Morning Tea came, and it was getting close. The old friend I was talking about before, he was there as well through the whole week, because his college finished. In my opinion, he was a great help.

Then, the assembly was on. Farewell videos were shown, big cards were given, and a performance was shown. Performance being Teina's group, which I was in. It went well perfectly. Perfectly timed, perfectly done. Probably the best highlight of the day.

The downside was, obviously, being the farewelling to the Year Eights. I went out early, but stayed near the gates, having a talk with Taylor's Nana. We were talking about how it'll be so hard to move on next year, and that next year will the changing year.

All of a sudden, I had years of flashbacks come right at me.

I couldn't help but cry. Not of sadness, well, yeah, that, but also, from the fact that we must move on. We'll see each other again! Probably...not for some of you, but still, we'll remember each other! I just couldn't believe this was happening. I had to say the word, "Bye..." and while me and Nana were talking, we found out that it's so easy to say "Hi", but it's just too hard to say "Bye".

But you can't just wave and smile. You really need to let it out. I needed time to recover, so...in the most less happiest way possible, I walk home. Alone. In the showery-rain.

But that's not all. I found out at home I forgot to get my report that I was SUPPOSED to get yesterday, but was in an appointment. I finally got it, and it was amazing, in my opinion. Especially at the back.

Everything was "Always".

2 Weekly Post (December 8th - December 14th) - Part One

Welcome back, reader. Must've actually listened to that, uh, thingy, didn't you?

So, moving on, it was Monday. The start of the ending week of school. Or however it's supposed to sound like to make sense.

So, moving along. Monday. Bit fuzzy to remember, let's move to...oh, wait, it was the last day of being in the classroom OF Room 8! We had our time, well, it had its time, and I don't know what will happen, except for the fact that it may be the Art Room next year (2015).

It was quite sad. Actually, it was really sad. To be in the class for the last time.

Then Tuesday came along and I know one moment of that day that stood out. Well, two. KiwiCan, and the Room 7 and 8 Shared Lunch. It was fun, but I found out that I am terrible to be with when wearing a Santa Hat. I'm serious. There was this last time, and I think I mentioned, that that last time I wore a Santa Hat, the radio was gone for the day, and I didn't do anything but just use the computer. Oh, no, wait. My computer broke last year. I had to use the original computer I used for blogging two years back.

But back to this year, Chasity was struggling to keep up with me, wearing the hat. First, while we were walking, I randomly stopped for a moment, and she bumped into my shoulder, and then about two seconds later, she tripped over something. We laughed. And then, another thing happened. When I was setting up the tables. Removing the bean bag chairs, and polystyrene came out of nowhere, everywhere.

Then when trying to get a table, it toppled over, making a horrendous sound on impact. Then the table behind it toppled after a moment or so.

So I came to my conclusion. Wearing a Santa hat, I am bad luck. To myself, and others. Myself, yes. While even talking about bad luck to Chasity after some time, and saying some random stuff, like, "Oh, I hope a tree doesn't run you down.", and then, the strangest thing happened...

No, Chasity did not get run down by a tree.

I was shin-kicked by someone whose name shall not be named, but it's almost the end of the year, so what the heck. Caprice. She's a good friend, but can be very pushy, or shall I say, kicky, sometimes. Anyway, I was shin-kicked and got frustrated that my luck had now turned. I ended up chasing her.

My leg was aching, so what would be better than a bath after school? WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG?

I know, the water's too hot, and you accidentally slip. Naked. Ooh, shouldn't say that. I mean, "Naked", as in "tired".

Oh, so, anyway, that's my LUCKY TUESDAY RIGHT THERE, EVERYONE.

Wednesday came along, and again, my leg was aching, along with other parts of my body, which really meant that I was in turmoil because of one person. But I don't really blame them, but I thought that just in case, I would get answers for why I was shin-kicked, and got them. Caprice then hit me with some glasses, and wow, did that hurt? Yes, it did.

But other than that, again I say that. There was a Prize Giving practise for the Year Eights, and it was emotional, because, if you haven't noticed, they're going and leaving!

I almost cried for parts of it, but that didn't beat the actual thing, which was on Thursday. I brought tissues along in case, well, you know, if things turned into a screening of "Titanic", I mean, seriously, that movie's sad at one point.

There was the part emotional, part independent, part deep, part humorous speeches made by Mavis and Jayden, along with some awards, then a moving speech from the guest speaker, Miss Latoya, and gosh, it was moving. I said that already. Oops. It moved me. But not only me, the Year Eights, too.

Then there was the band performance, and guess what? I got an award! So did Chardonnay! And we were both Year Sevens! But that was ONLY because we were in the Student Council, and it wouldn't be fair if the Year Eight Student Council got the award, right?

Actually, it would. But, hey, it was fair enough.

By the time the whole thing finished, I was alarmed to see my mum! Wow, my luck's playing up with me! She came to tell em my appointment was, in her words...

"Right...now."

So, I developed a state of shock and, uh, sadness, as I, if I didn't tell you, had to go to an appointment about my height, and my sister's. I'm practically 6 foot, now.

Now, with almost everyone outside, and at the moment your mum walks out the door after telling you to get home right now, what's the first thing you do?

Run as if the world's gonna end. Literally say goodbye to your friends and family relatives. Literally, it was like the end of the world. You may have bumped into someone, causing them to drop a trophy or two, but it was worth it (really?), as you said sorry many times. Grabbing your bag and farewelling two teacher aides, you race out of the school, and the next thing you know, you're in a car on your way to Auckland Hospital.

But it doesn't end there. There's hardly any parking space, and depending on what will happen next, it will take a while.

In this concluding week of Tamaki Primary, will there be an available parking space for the three (Me, Mum, and Abbie), or will everything turn to custard? Also, what will happen on the last day of school? Triumph, or toil?

Next time, on the 2 Weekly Post...

2 Weekly Post (December 1st - December 7th)

(rapidly).

Hi, blog, just going to run through some amazing events I experienced in the last weeks of school, also the last two weeks of school. I don't know if that was to be in that way or the other way. I don't what I'm saying, but I'll get right to it.

One day, on Thursday the...4th of December, which was the 4th day of official summer, yay, it was the Dine and Dance for the Year Sevens and Eights. it was a great time and many photos were taken, I can tell you that. Man, if I had a dollar for every photo taken in that time period...I'd be so rich right now.

But that's not the point. Everyone looked amazing! But wanna know the worst thing about it?

The next day. It clearly sprang to my mind. Everything...was...normal.

Oh, yeah, that's right, there was an Inter-Schools Athletics Day I went along. I was in high jump for the Year 7 boys, along with Brooklyn...yeah, just him. I came 5th overall...I think. I don't know. I'm not really good at scoring and placing, and statistics, and scores, and...

Nevermind that. Oh, goodness, me, I have a weird computer. Doesn't know what the word, "Nevermind", is. But moving aside from the day, which was on Wednes...

Oh, no, wait, was it Wednesday? 

I think it was. 

It was sunny.

Oh yes, and the day before that! Tuesday! Wow, I hope I'm not gonna keep going back in time with these flashbacks, but anyway....TUESDAY THE 2ND OF SUMMER WAS AMAZING. Why, some may ask this particular crazy blogger? Well, there was this trip to Rainbow's End, for the students who did something for the school, like, uh, being in the Student Council, being a Road Patroller, etc., and let me tell you. It was my first time. And it went better than I thought.

I thought I would wimp out of the Stratosfear.

I didn't. Actually, I don't know how I got into that kind of mess, anyway, but let's just say it was from an old friend...who kindly offered to help the school, but that's another story.

Anyway, a quick description of the Stratosfear, for those who have never been on it...

You'll regret it from the moment you sit down. When it starts swaying, it's too late. A few seconds in, and you're already scared for your life, but you try to distract yourself by yelling someone's name from above, or waving at someone who's in the waiting line.

Then a minute later, all is lost. Your mouth is gone. Only what you see and hear is important. Screams, oh, the screams. Then you recover from your "non-speaking". Two minutes in, and you start you realise it's just too scary to handle. Seriously. So, in case something happens, you start yelling out your will. It makes sense for me...

Willy with a Will.

But wanna know the weirdest part? You're sitting there, helpless, scared for your life, HOLDING for your life, and then to your left is a complete stranger, you don't even know, laughing out loud. Look to your right, and your friends are screaming, also. You know you're not the only one.

You close your eyes, and mouth, and repeat the word "No" really fast in your head. "No, no, no, no, no, no, no...". Then, you had the false sensation of safety. You open your eyes. You're wrong. Instead, you're looking straight at the ground, your legs dangling. You're thinking to yourself how you got here.

Four minutes in, and you think it's over. It probably is.

And then it ends. You feel a bit dizzy, but you're fine.

Then after some rides, and a miracle of getting water, you finally realise it was all worth it.

So! Anyway! That was something about one ride I'll never forget.

And that...was my week. Of two weeks.

With only one more week remaining for school, what WILL happen? Will it end in remembrance, or will it end in tears? Find out what happens, or, to be clear, what happened, on the 2 Weekly Post.

Friday, 12 December 2014

The Last Day

Hey, there. Yoou.

It's that time of the year, again. The end of the school year, or at least, for us. I heard OTHERS have one week left. Lucky. I bet they started late, too. Because we started on January the 28th. I still remember the first thing that happened. Still remembered the people. Still remember the table I was sitting at. Still remember the moment that random guy started to chase me home, who I didn't know.

Now look at us now. Crying, knowing that some of us won't see them for a while.

At least the assembly will be a highlight of us being together for the last time. Had a great time. Failed to do the spilts. Farewelled Mr Wong and Miss May. Sad.

I couldn't help it but shed my tears after school, after the bell, watching everyone from the gate, standing alone, with Taylor's nana, of course, I know she's going to be here next year.

Right? If she's not, I am sooo not gonna be right next year.

Hugs and kisses from one to another, and messages flowing. One person I'll never forget hugging and talking for a long time is Simon. He wasn't going to leave the school gates. Literally. He was, like, on the very edge of Tripoli Road's entrance. I was on the other side (weird), and we both hugged and I rambled on about what could probably happen next year.

We wouldn't see each other some time.

We were both broken after I said that. After realizing I needed to go, I gently, slowly, walk away from him. Wow, that didn't sound sad at all! being sarcastic there, it was pretty emotional when we kept thinking about the year ahead, what would happen to us. I know I'll still be here, in Tamaki Primary, maybe growing to even be a leader for the school.

Oorr not. We never know.

But I'll never forget them. They may forget me, but I'll never forget them.

And this year, though, I will never forget. Nor 2013. Nor 2012. Nor...

Bring it on, 2015!

P.S - I think I just rambled on about the "farewell Year 8s" part.

I'll miss them, though.

Oh, there I go again.

Sunday, 30 November 2014

2 Weekly Post (24th November - 30th November)

Now on this week, it was the last week of the season of spring. To start off this week of probably some misfortunes, as it was always the last week of a season that bad things would suddenly burst out, before springing into a new season. Now anyway, I was first sick again from another nightmare, and I still went to school.

I hardly moved because I was light-headed this time. I was excused from P.E in the last minutes so I could rest, and thank goodness I did. I was tired from just running!

Tuesday came along and, again, something bad happened. My netbook was a meanie, and died on the spot, and apparently, chargers have suddenly became unavailable. Great.

At least some work was done to a high standard.

Then there were some after hour speech work! It was by coincidence, I'm sure. I just wanted to do my speech. And I did, with the help of two helpful people.

Well, I would call them 'helpful' if the other one did help me. Oh, well.

Wednesday came along, and, with no surprise, my sister came to school! For an hour or two. And gosh, was she the naughtiest girl I ever saw. Yelling, jumping around. I'd be deaf right now if I was with her. And then other children started yelling, and kicking, I mean why?!

She got a telling off from me, for the sake of my ears. And mouth.

At least I took a day from school. Instead, it was a day at the AAIMS Athletics for the Year 7's and 8's. I was the one for, yes, high jump. I didn't do so well. I can't jump 1.25 metres! Goodness! But other than that experience, I met a few people, and another bad thing happened, but it wasn't temporarily bad, I got more than I bargained for when Simon kept saying how great St Heliers was. And guess what?

They were right next to us. So saying 'Shush!' out loud is perhaps not a good idea. At least I complimented their school, that took their mind off. I think.

Anyway, most of us did a fine good job there.

Friday came along, and, as expected, an assembly was being held as it wasn't on last week. It was all going according to plan, because it was well organised. A rap battle was occurring, with me in it. I won in the end. I was practically kicked in the back of the neck by a girl, while trying to grab the microphone off her.

I did not deserve that.

And also, it was Jennifer's last day here for a while. She was going to the U.S for a family reunion. I walked with her up the hill, then we said our goodbyes, and hugged in front of everyone. Awkward.

And on Sunday, the official last day of spring. And I sit here, eating an ice-block that's filled with my favourite ice-cream.

Vanilla

2 Weekly Post (17th November - 23th November)

To start this off, I'll say hi.

Hi. How are you? Good, good, okay.

I was really groggy at the start of the week. I had a nightmare. Intensity: Hard to sleep. I was drowsy, and it was a miracle that I could actually walk to school. And not fall down. But school was great, and also, after school, my so-called 'sickness' disappeared! Amazing, to be said!

Tuesday was a bit of a normal day. A bit. Because half the school was racing! And who wouldn't want to race if they were terribly sick the previous day? Me! But I still ran. Not only that, but another thing happened. A mixed team for a touch tournament went for the day, and I was never informed. But there were signs. There was the notice about, the talk about it, but do I listen when I'm sick? No, not really, sadly.

Unfortunately, the team...how should I say this...uh...lost. Sorry for anyone who went there and are currently reading this. But hi anyway!

Besides from that, they did their best, at least that's what I thought. THEY said they didn't do a good job. Oh well. They did a good job.

Onto Wednesday now, it was probably the funniest day of the week. Why? The first house meeting for the houses in the Athletics Day. Racing one. I was laughing and cheering by how funny one session could be. But I wasn't the only one. Chasity was bursting the jokes, as someone would each year.

Then Thursday came. On that day I suppose it was the day of the Athletics try-outs. Field Events, this one. People usually said that I would make it into the high jump. Because I'm tall. I'm practically six foot tall, for goodness sake, how could I possible fail it this year?

Because I failed it last year. Ironic, isn't it?

So after a while, guess what? I made it! Hooray! Now I am in the finals in the AAIMS Athletics for the Year 7 and 8's. Great, now I'm versing other guys from other schools. Better have faith.

Later in the afternoon we had our second and last house meeting of the week. Because Athletics Day was tomorrow. The racing athletics. It was funnier as was yesterday (if that makes sense), and I never knew the other houses had newer techniques, especially Tripoli. You see, they won the last two years in a row. Now I was hoping we wouldn't come last.

Then the big day came.

Tobruk was in the lead fro being the loudest team throughout the 'marching' part. And I was pretty confident. So confident I even came second in the heats. Isn't that a miracle!

Then a whole lot of things happened, I met some people from the past and some new people and my dad came along, and after seeing me almost die in front of him after running four-hundred metres, he said I need to train! Ha!

Okay, so, moving on to the big moment. After all the races, after almost dying literally 5 times, and after a quick drink, we all found out who won this year's Athletics Day.

Tobruk. Won. IT WAS A MIRACLE! AMAZING! WHO WOULD'VE THOUGHT WE WOULD WIN THIS YEAR! HUZZAH!

So, yeah, we were happy and cheering, while the other houses...they didn't seem too excited about our win...

Anyway, it was a great way to end the school week.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Miss Barlow - Acrostic Poem

Another poem, this time an acrostic. About Miss Barlow.

M -  Miss Barlow, the week we had
I - Inside your classroom
S - Seriously so much fun
S - Some funny moments, too

B - Birds flying around
A - A  time for all of us
R - Realistically, we hardly worked
L - Laughed around
O - Oh, ‘twas a fun time with youse!
W - Week we would never forget

In Room One

A little class diamond poem about my experience in Room One.

In Room One

Students
Hyped, crazy
Running, yelling, telling
Quiet, creative 
Classroom

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Week Two - 2 Weekly Post

This week was hectic. Lots of the Year 8's and 7's were off to camp on Tuesday, and according to the posts I did this week, I didn't go.

Speaking of posts, I forgot to mention I reached my 600 post milestone!

Yeah, amazing! Anyway, moving on, for the whole week me, Mary-Jane, and her cousin/a best mate of mine Kereama, stayed in Room 1 to do our work, yes, but also, help with them for anything.

It was better than I thought it would be. I thought the three of us would just be in the corner, doing some work, whispering, but I was so wrong! It was fun, yes, fun with little children. The funniest things come out of their mouths sometimes. Now I have a full, clear picture of what Abby would be like next year.

Tuesday. The day of the Teddy Bear Shared Lunch. Me, MJ, and Kereama were helping with the preparations for the event, with lots of food and drinks. And if you think preparing it was hard enough, because me and Kereama practically walked the whole school area 6 times just to get some sheets, when actually, Mary-Jane already found some in the class, serving drinks was more harder. Little kiddies running towards you, holding their cups to your face.

And the teachers telling you to hurry. It was funny.

"I feel so pressured!" I yelled happily and frantically.

Wednesday was, of course, the day of the 7th Annual Manaiakalani Film Festival. But before we went, and I did post about this, a bird came into Room 1, flying around, and staying in the windowsill, above Miss Barlow's desk. Guess who had to get it out?

Me. As said before.

But I was so scared of the noise it made. The flapping of its wings. But after some time it flew out.

Lucky. Then after the festival there was the commenting on the movies back at school. Then after that...something happened.

Oh, yeah, a late Morning Tea. And a late Lunchtime.

Thursday was a normal day. Work, a picture, a birthday on a day, a birthday on that day (Simon's, probably, or probably not), but he wasn't here, so...

Sad.

Friday came along and Kereama was there because...it was his birthday! And also, the most amazing thing happened to me that became my greatest highlight of my week...

A magical tie.


I'm not being weird here. This tie-like paper tie actually helped me throughout the day. It cheered me up in Morning Tea while getting a drink. It was flying, and there was no wind, no. I never felt the wind. But it was awesome. Walking around with a tie in mid-air. And in my face.

Then there was a wish. Mary-Jane was talking constantly to me, and so I wished that 'she would be quiet for just a moment', and then guess what? A ball mysteriously came out of nowhere, almost hitting her face. And she was quiet for a few seconds. My wish came true!

Then there was the time where Rooms 1, 2, and 3 watched 'Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa', and let me tell you, there was SO much talking! And so, I made a wish for everyone to 'be quiet for a while', because Mary-Jane thought the tie didn't work, and I did it. Guess what? They were all quiet, and the movie audio was all I heard.

Amazing. Ooh, and one more wish. It was just after school and Mary-Jane and her sister Katarina just said bye to me, and started walking away, and this idea came out of no where. To scare them quietly. And run fast to get to them.

And so it started, the race to scare. Wishing while running slowly, I start pacing, run faster than I ever have before, no one spoiling the surprise. Then, I tiptoed near to them, bent a little, and then said...

"Hey, guys..."

And they got a fright. Amazing. Just...made my day, that tie.

And what it said was really amazing, even though it's Telecom. Or, as I now need to call them, Spark...

Enjoy your next fortnight!

Week One - 2 Weekly Post

This week...on the 2-Weekly Blogpost...

Monday started off as being so sunny and joyful. Lots of people were off to a touch tournament, and with that happening, the remainders of Room 8 went into Room 7 for the morning block. It was pretty challenging, but exciting as well. Division, Morris Gleitzman, the news, it was a handful.

But luckily we all got on it, had an idea of it, and, well, did it!

So, that was Monday, and it ended with a team I believe came 3rd or 1st from our school. Forgot, I mean, it was a couple weeks ago!

Tuesday was back to normal, but not for long. Homework was not quite as I expected it to be, as I was hardly on it. But! It was because of a mishap with my netbook.

As I said before, my netbook is going through some things right now. But it's still good.

Anyway, no more buts. Moving on with the week.

Wednesday was interesting, as we were choosing or suggesting topics for next year. It was hard, especially the topics! I was busy eating an apple while trying to figure out the topics. Lucky Quitah helped, and finished it in a moment.

Quick, I would say.

Then there was an idea that I thought of while we were thinking of showing facts about Guy Fawkes. A common craft movie. But frankly, I got it off Miss Aireen while she was talking to her class about it, and it was lucky I has my ears on the back door! But in the making of the common craft, me, Chasity, and Quitah ended up listening to Elvis Presley...

Then Thursday came along. It was the day I made a version of 'Don't Make Waves', but with spelling words. Thursday was the day I died. Of battery life, because I thought I could live with 4 hours, and then all of a sudden...bleh, dead.

Here were my 'last words', and hopefully, if you end up in a situation I was in, you'd be better...

"DEAR NETBOOK,
MY FINAL WORDS FOR THIS MOMENT.
18 MINUTES LFT ON MY LIFE.
I WAS NOT PREPARED. I THOUGHT I'D GET THRUH THIS THING, I THOUGHT I'D MAKE SURE I'D SURVIVE.
I DIDN'T. NOW HERE I AM. WRITING M LAST WORDS FOR TODAY.
I COULDN'T SURVIVE. IF YOU'RE READIN THS REMEMBER: 
-  nEVER, evER PLAY WITH YOUR BRIGHTNESS
-  NEVER UNDERESTIMATE YOUR LIFE
-  ALWAYS RELY ON FRIENDS TO HELP
-  BE PREPARED 
THESE WERE MY LAST WORDS, NETBOOK. READER, DON'T END UP LIKE ME.
GOODBYE.
"
Now, I had only 18 minutes left, and so I rushed this.

Pretty amazing, especially when you say bye to the person you're e-mailing to because your netbook's gonna die...

Now I was e-mailing with Mehi while we were doing homework, and this happened, after a lot of e-mails...

Mehi: "WILLY GOOD BYE MAN GOSH GIVE UP"

Me: "BYE........."

Mehi: "bye"

Me: "bye mehi"

Me: "14 minutes left, I really am gonna die."

Me: "you know what? I'm gonna die a fast and painless death. I'm gonna turn the brightness 
up. See you on the flip side, Mehi"

Mehi: "gosh just die and bye"

Me: "wow, how supporting (!!)"

Mehi: "yeah hahahah"

Mehi: "gosh just die man u cannot do it can ya gosh bye willy"

Me: "I'm gonna commit battery suicide, then."

Mehi: "WOW BYE WILLY SEE YA 2MORROW"

Me: "THIS IS REALLY SAD I FELT SAD FOR YOUAND YEAH THIS IS LONG BUT YEAH 
I'M GONNA DIE"

Me: "GOODBYE MEHI"

Mehi: "BYE BYE"

Me: "BYE.............."

Mehi: "good bye willy get this in your head!!!!"

Me: "BYE JUST WAITING TO DIE"

Mehi: "just turn it off if ur that desperate bye"

Yeah, it was pretty funny, as it was the most longest farewell ever, and quoting Mehi, she said that it was so long that she 'got annoyed' at me saying 'Oh no, I'm gonna die!'.

We were laughing the whole time the morning later.

And so, my netbook died and thankfully, even though she was annoyed, she gave me her netbook for the day. Why, you might ask? She wasn't going to use it, because she was going to another touch tournament! Well, won't you look at that!

Now Friday was long, with work to do and other stuff. But to make matters worse, the neighbours were having some firework displays. All. Night. Long.

They were deafening, because we were just across the road!

But anyway, the weekend was better. Had a LOT of rest.

Friday, 14 November 2014

Thinker's Keys: Ridiculous Key

Today I had to justify this statement: All children should stay at school until they have finished all their work.

Here is what I wrote:

We should have all children stay at school until they have completed all of their day's work.

It's simple. This strategy will show more of the self managing side of our school, and with that there, we have less people 'procrastinating' on them social network sites, and we both know that that affects their learning. But that's not all.

We all like to talk. Talking all day long, to others we know and love, but we know that most of us cannot talk WHILE also working, and the more they talk, the less work they finish. That's also why we should have ALL children stay at school until they've finish their day's work.

ALL CHILDREN. Especially the ankle-biters in Room 1. I know by research some of them don't usually finish ALL their work, and we know that if they start 'unworking' now, they will grow up to being all:

"Oh, I'll just leave this for later", and then the next you know, that piece of work is not a piece of cake. Not finished, or maybe not even done at all!

That's the exact kind of behaviour that is happening in our school right now. Yep, you know it, I know it, even they know it! But do they give a care? Probably not, they should stay here, until they've done their work!

No need to be harsh, but as said before, this will show some discipline and show more of the 'self-managing' side of our school. The whole world would be looking at us for the amount of work we could be doing.


So go on, get your coffee ready, because this will take a while.

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Another Moment while working!

Hey Blog.

Another free post over here.

While working on my recount about my weekend for writing, I realised something in the corner of my eye. A sleeping bird outside, while the rain eases down. It looked so amazing, I couldn't help it but smile the whole time and saying "Aww..." for 10 minutes. I completely lost focus on the work and focused on the pigeon. Its head down on its body, blinking ever so slowly.

The Lonely Pigeon.

The Lonely Pigeon
But after a while, I went on with my work. The sun shined on us after the pigeon flew away.

Peace.

Current Events!


Current Events for now! I did this task with the help of Mary-Jane and Kereama. This story is about the historic landing made by the space probe launched in 2004.

Amazing when you see their faces. Especially if you have been there at about 5 in the morning...

From the New Zealand Herald and taken by the Associated Press (AP)

Decimals and Percentages


This is a presentation about decimals, fractions, and percentages. I convert decimals into fractions and percentages!

Easy enough! Because I've done this before...

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Thinker's Keys: What If?

Here is one of the Thinker's Keys, the 'What If' Key. What if Tamaki Primary did not have any computers or netbooks? That's the question, and with that question comes the effect and consequence, and hopefully you can see at least 3...

My Wednesday...other than that bird post earlier...

Another thing happened other than a pigeon flying into the class of Room 1. Today was also the day of the 7th annual Manaiakalani Film Festival! 7 years...amazing.

It occurred at Hoyts Cinemas Sylvia Park, and we, we as in, most of the school (because some are off camping), watched some of the many films in the almost 2 hour sitting. Back at school, we did blog commenting in Room 4 (me, Kereama, and Mary-Jane were and are in Room 1 for the week) with the others. Well, Kereama and Mary-Jane were partners, but then M-J went on to be with another partner, who was a junior, and was in Room 1, and so Kereama was by himself.

Okay, moving on to the point now, sorry for going onto the other side.

I don't know why I just said that.

Okay! Now I was with a little boy named Dane, and he, to be fairly honest, because let's face it I am honest most of the time, he was TALKING through the whole event! I bet that almost everyone heard him.

Moving on from the festival, we were in Room 4 for commenting, yes, that's right. My goal was to post 3 comments on 3 different movies with Dane. I didn't achieve it.

Wow, this post is getting longer than I thought, so I'll just show the pictures here...

 So that was Wednesday for today.

Good day to you!

A Bird....in the classroom

Hey Bloggy,

This week in Room 1 has been sensational. Shared lunches, some other stuff. This morning, a couple minutes ago, a bird was found flying across the classroom. Literally, a bird...in the class.

And guess who had to save everyone? Ahem, me...

Dang that pigeon. Flying everywhere. Scaring almost everyone. Especially the teachers (and I do apologise for anyone reading this, I just wanted to say it). It was flying into the window, and I tried anything to get it out. Sitting down and waving at it didn't help, so standing up and waving it was the net thing to do.

It was scaring us all, and I needed to get Mr Fepuleai to help. But guess what happened?

I ended up with a stick, practically poking the bird outside.

And it was finished, and I learned my lesson. When a pigeon casually walks in your classroom, don't play nice...

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

All a Dream: Mad Lib!



Here is a Madlib task me and some friends helped with. Picture one shows the process of the making of the story, and picture two shows the final product.

Pretty interesting what the outcome became...

Greater than > < Less than

Here is a presentation about greater thans and less thans. Now, I am always getting frustrated with this kind of maths, as I always do 'greater than' and not the 'less than'. Or maybe the 'less than' is already there with the 'greater than'? Or could the 'less than' be separated from the 'greater than'?

See what I mean?

Friday, 7 November 2014

My 600th!

Hi.

I just want to say I feel grateful to say that this is my 600th Blogpost.

It took a while, but I made it. My next goal...700! And who knows when that'll come up!

What a great journey this has been so far, blogging new stuff, like that Movenote video I did last term. That was quite fun, having a few laughs at my mistakes, and then starting again, and again, and again, and a...anyway, I enjoyed a lot, and my year as a Year 7 is going particularly well.

Yeah, my charger's broken.

Yeah, my netbook's dead.

Yeah, I'm using another netbook that someone gratefully offered.

But still, I am here today to celebrate this event. Quietly, as this is being posted in class with no one but me, but that's because it's lunchtime.

Oh my, I don't want this feeling and post to go away. But unfortunately it has to.

Oh! And I almost forgot in the last post about a new milestone, I forgot to mention that I'm halfway to 1000 posts! Well, not any more, as this is 600 we're talking about.

Next goal for now...

700!

Technology Challenge T4W4

Today, for this technology challenge, the class were split up into groups for another challenging challenge. It was to make the longest bridge that could stay stable, and be able to have a mini car go through, from one side to the other, and then back.

My group were stuck at first, but thanks to Teina and Starr, we were able to make the simplest design. Cards made and cut longer to make sure it was long, and the sides bent over so the car wouldn't fall over.

After 2 tests done, we were halfway there for the actual test. I, for one, was excited, whereas some were hopeful and faithful, and another one explaining the possible outcome...

We would lose.

But thankfully, and it was a miracle, our bridge made it. Over 120 centimetres and it was still good. And then 140 came, then it failed. But we did it.

Then the last team came along, and beat us by ONE SING CENTIMETRE!

But still, we came second. A great accomplishment, even though we didn't come first, but at least it was good fun.

The End.

De Bono's Thinking Hats Current Events


Here is the Current Events for this week, with an article from today and 'yesterday'.

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

2 Late Post

Crike!

I forgot about this!

Mostly because my netbook was left at school. But that won't matter as I will just explain some parts of what happened in the last fortnight. Speaking of night, Halloween shadows were in the air, and some people who I knew came to my house. Unfortunately, we didn't have any lollies to give, but that was because there was SUPPOSED to be practise for church, which is Christmas, but then, at last minute, half the youth decided to go trick-or-treating, and I was left at home, with no costume planned or made in time.

It was sad. Especially when people read the sign saying "NO TREATS HERE" because "Sorry, No Treats Here" wasn't good enough, according to some people. But anyway, it was more annoying when Abbie kept opening the door to people, who then said "Trick or Treat!" and then I would have to say "Sorry" and then, when they ask me questions, I cut it short, closing the door, with the sign clear on the front.

No treats here.

But that was Halloween. In the weekend it was boring without my netbook. That way I would've done the 2WB on time. But did I? Nope. Dang you charger, which was broken due to SOMEONE who used it on their netbook, which was later found out to be the 2011 netbook model, and my netbook is the 2012 model, so using a 2012 charger on a 2011 charger? To me, that gave me a loss of a charger.

Then there was a time of Friday 24th of October I think it was, where the Student Council (actually me, Mavis and Chasity) planned an assembly that was really rushed, because we only had 4 hours to plan, and to set up. Then when the actual assembly came on, it was probably one of the bad ones, to be honest.

But it was rushed, what'd you expect? Rushing is never good in a situation like this.

And Labour Day! (sorry if I'm picking random dates) Yeah, nothing happened here, except for the weirdest thing that happened to me. One minute, Abbie was eating the tub of chocolate ice-cream that we were SUPPOSED to save for later, and so, I took it off her and said to myself that, "I will not eat this and will save it for later", and then the weirdest thing happened...

I ate the rest of the ice-cream.

And after a lot of hard work and lots of hard tests, especially the maths one, where half the test was all college-y stuff. I didn't even know what pi was! Was it fractions?! Was it geometry?! No, it was numbers, I don't know!?!

Anyway. Here I am, saying to you...bye.

Bye.

Oh! And right now as I'm writing this I can hear fireworks bursting into the sky. If you closed your eyes hear, it's practically a war. Bang!.....Bang! Bang! Bang!

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Halloween Blogpost


Hello People reading this blogpost right now,

As you have heard, and probably knew since you were young, Halloween is coming any day now (because this post is from May 25th, scheduled for Oct. 30). I absolutely adore Halloween, the children wearing costumes, whereas for some they put on a mask that looks scary and start walking. The worst part of it is giving the lollies. It's like a game, where the rules are:
  1. You cannot eat any lollies, unless it is 10:00PM
  2. If it is past 10:00PM, you WIN!
  3. If it is not yet 10:00PM, and the lollies are finished, you LOSE!
  4. No cheating, such as:
  • Having the lollies extremely early (e.g 4:00PM)
  • Putting up signs saying, "No lollies here."
  • Lying to trick-or-treaters
  • Not answering the door, then having them walk away
  • Telling people before Halloween to not come to your house
     5. Winning prize: Lollies!
     6. Losing Prize: Nothing....beside food you usually have

I hope it's better than last year, an estimated 8 people in total came for lollies, which means...I WON! 

Wait, if there are more coming this year wouldn't that mean I would lose?