Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Oh No Swimming!

Do you like swimming? Well I do not. I only like it when we get to splash around. Today was the first day of swimming for 2011, for room 17. As we were entering the pools ,I could feel my fingers trembling with fear ,knowing that I was going to drown. Then I said to myself, think positive Rita. You can do it.

As soon as I was in front of the line I decided to hop in the pool. When I hit rock bottom I started to struggle breathing. It felt like my lungs were going to explode. We had to stay in the nice and cool pool no matter what. And It was worth it.

The things I had to improve on the last couple of days for swimming was, my flimsy arms. As I started swimming I did notice my arms were quiet sloppy, but hey this is not my sport. When I was in the front of the line again, Mr Marks said I need to have straight legs. I started to groan.

My third time round I think I improved because Mr Marks didn’t say anything. I felt really proud of myself. As soon as I hit the end, my lungs started to burst with rage. I didn’t take many breaths. All of a sudden I heard a cheer. What was that? I said to myself. People came rushing down to the end of the pool, where I was. I accidentally screamed because it looked like a water stampede was heading my way.

At the end of the day I was really impressed by myself. I had tried my best, but tomorrow I am going to try even harder.
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Monday, May 30, 2011

Octopodi Movie Review


The movie we had watched in order for us to do our writing, was called Octopodi. The movie was set in a small Greek village, where two octopus were in love. As you would know it would be a female and a male. The main action in the film, is I would think, fighting for their soul mates.

I think that the moral of the story was to never interfere with a strong relationship. I would recommend this movie to people who are madly in love. It can help them to pick up their feet, and help each other if they are in need of help.

Friday, May 27, 2011

40 Hour Famine


27th of May the 20 Hour Famine kicked off for Pt England School. The people who had participated had to stop eating at 12 o’clock noon. Right now as I am typing this, I am so hungry. I have just finished watching some movies about kids in East Timor, and it is horrible. This month is The Hungry Month for there village. Right now I feel so sorry for them. I am so tired. We are in the I.C.T room now. I am so tired. I think I would post the rest tomorrow.

Wellington Part 3



My fourth favorite bit about Te Papa was the High Ride. It was so cool. It felt like we were in the persons body who was in the screen. Man it was the first time the boys screamed louder than the girls.When it came to screaming, this time the boys had beaten the girls. Except for Mr Burt. They were so excited that it looked like they were going to fall off the ride. Right now while I am writing this, it feels like I am still on the ride. Mrs Burt was just relaxing. The next time I go down to Wellington I am sure to visit Te Papa Museum again. Just for the learning and for the rides.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Beautiful Wellington Part 2

As soon as we got to the top, the ride was over. My eyes were shocked. I didn’t really know that Wellington was that big. It was so beautiful. The sun was dimming down, so a couple of lights were turned on. It looked like Christmas lights.

“ding, ding.” The bells were warning us that the cable car was going to board. After we took a couple of more photo’s we entered the cable car. I was sort of tired from the walking. Litia and Vivienne were up and awake with Chant’e. The boys were just playing boxing shadow.

After we exited the cable car we saw a Van waiting for us. It felt like the day was over. But it wasn’t. We still had the Koru Lounge to expect. It was quiet a long ride to get back to the airport.
As we were entering the Airport I heard my stomach grumble even though I wasn’t hungry.

The Koru Lounge was packed. I forgot why but it was packed. There was loads of food that I was fool with just a little plate of food. It was so cool because we got to pick what drink we wanted and desert. The best bit was desert and that we could access the Internet as well. "407 can you please start boarding 407 can you please start boarding, thank you." said the loud speakers.
We all started moaning but it was what we had to do. I sneaked back to the desert and took a Hokey Pokey cookie. They were so nice.

"Please fasten your seat belt the plane is about to depart"said the Pilot. Bye Wellington, bye Tepapa, bye big stone at the museum, bye everyone I thought. I wish we could come for a school trip all for free. Over all the best bit of the day was..........................
HAVING TO PRESENT TO ALL THE PEOPLE.(and the desert in the Koru Lounge)
I can't wait for the next time I go.
:)

Pt England Kids at TUANZ TELCO Day from KPE TV on Vimeo.

Beautiful Wellington Part 1


Thursday 19th of May 2011, Pt England Ambassadors went down to the beautiful Wellington. Getting on the plane was such fun because we had to do our boarding passes. As we were looking for the gate we entered a place where we were supposed to be. It was a V.I.P area.

After having I would say breakfast we were off. Getting on the plane was really exciting. When we were on the plane we were nudging in through the isle. “Please take a seat” said the flight attendant. While we were sitting on the plane we were so excited and nervous at the same time.

As the plane landed I could feel the butterflies start to come. Soon we were at the place where we were going to be presenting. A couple of minutes later we were on the High Ride. It is I would say the best ride I had ever been on. It was like a Motion Master. Bang my head thwacked on the head of the chair, the ride was over. After all the screaming we found ourself sitting in the hall.

As we were all waiting behind the black curtain, my butterflies started to come back back. My heart started to thump harder and harder as we were walking on the stage. Believe it or not I found myself standing center of the stage speaking with ease. I got distracted from all the cameras that I nearly said the wrong words. Thank you lord. My turn was over. “No Reira Tena Kouto Tena Kouto Tena Kouto Katoa.”

Thump Thump Thump my heart was back to normal. Soon we were off again to the cable cars. We had to walk all the way there. It was worth it because we did get to see the city with our own eyes. My legs felt like they were going to fall off. Finally my legs came to an end. We were sitting on the cable cars. As we were getting to the middle of the rails, the other cable car was coming straight towards us. It felt like we were going to crash. But we didn’t.



From Wonderful Wellington

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

A Country Like Mine


Population
Iran
Population in Iran is 77million people.

In New Zealand it is only 4 million people.

Education
Iran's education is about:
1 year pre-elementry school (all off the children of age 6 must start studying in that age)
5 years of elementry school.
3 years of guidence school.
3 years of high school. (to gain 3 years diploma)
1 year of pre-university school to gain the certificate of going to university
after all these years there is a very difficult testing multiple choice exam to qualify the student to study at universities. ( which Iranians call it Konkoor)

Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_education_in_Iran_like#ixzz1MeUGQRVq

New Zealand is ranked 7th for International Student Asesment.
We have 6 years of Pre School.
2 years of intermidiate.
5 years of college.
3 years of university and 1 or 2 years of studying extra.
  • Persian, Luri, Gilaki and Mazandarani 58%
  • Azeri and other Turkic languages 26%
  • Kurdish 9%
  • Balochi 1%
  • Arabic 1%


Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_language_do_people_in_Iran_speak#ixzz1MeZmmlzA

The Islamic Republic is the title of Iran , but there is no republicity in Iran because there is no democracy in Iran. The mullas are just rulling the country with the old fashioned rules of Quran (the religious book of Islam sience 14 centuries ago).
The Islamic Republic is the title of Iran , but there is no republicity in Iran because there is no democracy in Iran. The mullas are just rulling the country with the old fashioned rules of Quran (the religious book of Islam sience 14 centuries ago).

Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_government_for_Iran#ixzz1Mea5cvNr

Redesigning My Netbook Bag


Pop pop pop the idea’s came whizzing through my head. Today room 17 had to redesign our net-book bags using the tool bar called B.A.R. My net book bag looked sort of cranky so that is why I added an I-pad on the front of it and installed a Mp3 on the side.

Bigger was the handle bar. I extended it so that you wont have to carry it around all day. I added on a I pad because it would make everything a lot more fun, and it would make you more of a techie person. Putting an Mp3 was from my own Idea, I added it so that I won’t get board while doing my work. Last but not least I replaced the zips with a finger print lock so that no one can steal my net-book. I love these i-dea’s only if it were true.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Marble Challenge part 2





Plan
Ten pieces of paper isn’t much for my group. My group has decided to do 2 right angles, because we had to. Me and Shoal were to roll the pieces of paper and Ashleigh, well she just had to sort out the cello tape. All three of us were to test out whether our invention succeeded.
What we did?
The creating of our invention was not quiet the best. We did not stick to the plan nor did we stick to our roles. I think we mucked up because we changed the whole plan through our heads, and thought it would be better. But it didn’t.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

My reading group have been learing how to use Picaso. We have learnt how to make slideshows and how to put it on our blogs.

Vote for the best introduction


Room 17 had to write 2 paragraphs to show what we had to do to inform you,about what we did for our Easter Holiday's. If you want to vote please use the commenting box. Please comment and vote which is the best paragraph. Please choose wisely.

Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate! The moment I got my big box of chocolate, I started UN-Boxing it. My saliva started to fire up. When I see chocolate I can’t be held back. Then all of a sudden I heard my Uncle Mark enter the house. (His House) Oh I forgot to tell you that I was in the beautiful Tawa, near Porirua at the time. Anyways my Uncle Mark said “Guys you are not allowed to eat them right now you will have to eat them tonight, when everyone does.” I gave him a big frown. But I didn’t really mind because, in the end I will still end up eating them.


Do you like chocolate? I love chocolate, and that is all I can say about that. My family beside parents, have a passion for chocolate. When ever my sisters eat them, they can’t stop eating it. So I for one think that they are Chocoholic. One of my brothers likes it ,BUT, not loves it. Some times when I go to the dentist and they say that I am not allowed to eat chocolate or sweets, I feel really ,really ,really depressed. Oh I forgot that I am a chocoholic too! video