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!