Thursday, 26 July 2012

My Mangere Mountain Recount Story

It was Tuesday the  23rd of July, we were getting ready to get on the bus to Mangere Mountain. When we got there I thought “ this it?” But as we were getting closer, I could see the beautiful view of Mangere mountain and all the different kinds of gardens.
It was time to head inside, so I quickly put my bag down in a corner then went to go sit next to my brother Cypress.

Next we went outside to have a look at the different medicines. We had to go in a group of three people. I went with Salome and Haina. When Moana told us to find the medicine she said to find. Our group ran quickly to find it.  When we found our plant we wrote the meaning down and wrote what it was used for. Then Moana said to tell them what your medicines were for. Our group was first. When we were finished with that rotation, we went to the next rotation. That one was the TOOL MAKING!

It was fun! First we rubbed the river rock against the sandstone, then we plaited a piece of flax which sam got to keep (not fair) and then finally we went to scrape all the fibre off of the ko. When we finished that I didn’t want to leave but I had to. We had to go to the Mara Kai (food garden) some people got a ko to use to dig up all the hard soil. Then they would had to give the next person a turn.

After all the hard work we had done, we then got a chance to walk up the mountain. It was pretty tiring once you were walking up the stairs. Once we were all up on the mountain, we were all puffed out. When it was time to go we all ran down the mountain having fun. When we were all on the bus I fell asleep while all the other kids were laughing and shouting at each other.  That was such an exc day!

Chasity's Blog Commenting Presentation

My Chunk Of The Week Presentation

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Jelly Bean Geometry

One of my shapes have 8 corners, 12 edges and 6 faces. My other shape has 6 corners, 9 edges and 5 faces. Can you guess what shape we are?

The Big Question

Monday, 23 July 2012

Pakuranga Night Markets Recount

It was covered with darkness as we left the house to drive to Pakuranga night markets.  As we got out of the van there were people crowding around something.
When we got closer I knew why they were crowding around because my cousin Darcey was singing with his mates. I felt proud of him because everybody was watching him and singing along together. For awhile it started to get hot and I started to sweat. I asked my aunty if I could get  me and my cousin an Ice-cream to cool us down she said to get her one as well because she was hot too. I chose the Ice-creams they looked yum.

As I took one bite of my ice-cream I could already feel the coolness flowing through my body. I saw a waffle stand,I asked my aunty  if we could  each have a waffle. My aunty said that she would come with me as we were walking I could see this cute baby with his mum dancing to the music they both looked cute together. I took a big bite of my waffle YUCK! It tasted like a cone. When we left I said to myself “I’m never eating waffles again.”

The next day my aunty heated up the food that we got from the night markets. It was food that I had never tasted before. It looked delicious. So I got a spoon and a plate and took a little bit out of the container. I had a little nibble “hmmm this is nice” I said.

I had many different experiences  while my mum was away, like going out at night,meeting different people,coming to know them and the new food that I ate.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

My Reading Goals for Term3

My Reading Goals for Term 3 are:
  • Make use of prior knowledge by using the things I already know, making connections and asking myself “What do I already know about this topic?”

  • Explore the author’s purpose and question intent by asking “Why did the author write this book?”