Showing posts from 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…

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

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

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 …

"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’

“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

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

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

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 …

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,…

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

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 …

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.…

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, …

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 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 …

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

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 …

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 …

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:

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.

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


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...

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...

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 co…

A 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 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...

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?

My 600th!


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'r…

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.

De Bono's Thinking Hats Current Events

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

2 Late Post


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…

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: You cannot eat any lollies, unless it is 10:00PMIf it is past 10:00PM, you WIN!If it is not yet 10:00PM, and the lollies are finished, you LOSE!No cheating, such as:Having the lollies extremely early (e.g 4:00PM)Putting up signs saying, "No lollies here."Lying to trick-or-treatersNot answering the door, then having them walk awayTelling people before Halloween to not come to your house5. 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.…