Monday, May 14, 2012

2012 Darts?

Honestly, Mr. Barks has given us load - and load of options of choice that we want to write about.

So this week or so, I really, really want to write about Darts. 

(Darts in my family is twice as enormous as any other sports,) My cousins (The boys) have played in National events they have also travelled to Dunedin to play in tournaments with people in their same age level. There are two main groups, (Juniors - 10 to 13 of age) (Youth - 13 to 17 of age.) My cousins a older and now it is the girls turn, my cousin and I are going down to Dunedin this year.  But next year 2013 we are playing here in Auckland so there will be ‘NO’ flying anywhere we can just drive to WestCity Dart Club.  “I CANNOT wait” for that day to come.......

Here is a special man from our region, region 2: This man was a good Dart player and was a nice caring man, we will always remember him.

His name is, Dinx (Ronnie) Cassidy

Monday, May 7, 2012


Picasso  The biggest and most brightest highlight of this term is about our topic Art Alive, for the last few weeks or so we have been learning about a man called “Picasso.”  

Picasso’s artwork is very, very - Strange (but in a good way), Picasso’s art is about seeing it in a different perspective and blending techniques together.  

If you search up Picasso’s artwork you will see the wonderful and strange artwork that he has made for millions - and millions of people to see.

The quality of Picasso’s art is that he’s unique when it comes to catching the light.  The art of Picasso is not the sort of art I may use, but in the future it might come in handy.  I definitely learnt lots about this man ‘Picasso’ and more about his creative skill that he has shown when it comes to demonstrating it to people.

So I do hope you enjoy I can not wait to show you the picture I am working on Sorry about the picture I have not finished.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Art Alive

Waiting for this term to come around the corner REALLY, REALLY- QUICKLY to be over, I just wanted to SCREAM...  

This term we are learning about different types of artists, so can you guess what we are learning or even better studying this term.  Well if you did not catch ON yet, our topic is called ‘Art Alive’

The teachers from the senior side of the school have decided for different class to move from classes to classes every day last week.  Every class learnt about author techniques of art, art is not all about drawing? but it is also about painting, pictures and different STYLES.

So this term is going to be a crazy term because of our topic Art Alive.  I can not wait to learn about other artists around the world.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Our Learning

Not so long ago, Mr. Barks found out about new programs sites online. The program sites are educational wise for us students to learn loads and loads more about Literacy and Mathematics.
Mr. Barks has gone out of his way to set us up with our own account, so far Mr. Barks has made us 4 different sites of programs for us to learn and to help us with our learning.
Here are the 4 websites that is differently HELPING us. So be sure to check these websites out.
The first site that we do in the mornings before the bell goes for School is X-tra Maths, X-tra Maths is about knowledge and knowing our Basic Facts off by heart. Here is a picture of what X-tra Maths looks like.
You can visit: www. xtramath. org/classroom
The second activity program is: www.
Maths Whizz is all of the Maths you can ever think of but it does help us.
Here is the third and fourth activitys: It is a Litercay and a Mathematic program.

Now StudyLadder is not the same as Math Whizz and X-tra Math, on StudyLadder you can find all sorts of learning skills on StudyLadder.
Like Mathematics, Literacy, Science, Mastering Numeracy, Health Safety and Citizenship, Music, Art, Language and Culture, Interactive (whiteboard activities) and Matheton fundraiser
So there you go this is what we are learning so hope you get into it as well and do try to visit these sites.?

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

How To Start A Mihi Mihi

For the last few days, Mr. Barks has given us a project to complete but not only Room 18 but the whole senior school. The project that we a working on is our Mihi Mihi, I am sure you all know what a Mihi Mihi is? if you don’t I will tell you.

A Mihi Mihi is talking about you, where you came from and it is about your history .
This is how we start our Mihi Mihi,
- What mountain you came from
- Your river
- We you stay
- Where you come from
- What school you go to/if you go to school
Then moving on to your Grandparents and your parents.
- Your Grandfathers on your Mom's side and on your Dad’s side
- Your Grandmothers on your Mom’s side and on your Dad’s side
- Your Dad
- Your Mum
- How old you are
Then finish off by saying your Name, and saying.
No reira, tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou, katoa.

Tomorrow, Thursday the 29th of March, Ms. Nua is coming into our class so we can tell or say our Mihi Mihi. There you go here is a Mihi Mihi in English and this Mihi Mihi is in order so I hope you enjoy.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Making A Movie

Day 1:
The thing that I can not believe is that I had forgotten how to make a movie. The last time when I was in Ms. Kings class in 2009 that was the last time I had made a movie.

On Thursday the 15th of March, Mr. Barks gave us a choice if we wanted to partner up with a buddy or work on the project ourselves.

Why we were making a movie was to show what we did at Camp including how much fun we had.? Thinking to myself, OH NO a movie.? Asking Rebecca if she wanted to make a movie together.? She said YES, after asking Mr. Barks for permission if we could go into Room 17 to start making our movie together.? He also said YES.

Dashing to the computers, hopping onto a imacs then CLICKING on imovie. I had FORGOTTEN how to add photos, songs and everything else, Rebecca also forgot as well.

Mr. Barks moving around to people to people asking them if they need help, Mr. Barks poking his head around the corner, Rebecca and I asking Mr. Barks for help.? Mr. Barks demonstrated how we add pictures to imovie.

Day 2:
Making a headway to finishing our movie, Rebecca started editing the places that the pictures I put in placed HORRIBLY. While Rebecca was doing that I was listen to music that was already on the computer and while listen I was trying to create a Magnificent or Fancy song to put onto or to go with the pictures.

After fixing the music, Rebecca was almost finish placing the pictures how we wanted it to be placed. Talking to each other to say it was completed? it seriously was NOT.

The last part that Rebecca had forgot and also I had forgotten was the ending.
Rebecca THINKING how we could end our movie, why I was trying to double check if it was CORRECT and it was. Rebecca transferring her ideas to the computer we were differently.?

Re watching our movie we both were very, very HAPPY.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Camp Day 1

Team Respect is the group I am in. Making my way into School grounds, I was NERVOUS. Putting my gear down and waiting around to start the day we had to talk about the usual things about camp.

The first part of the day started out well, heading to each different types of activities that the teachers had plan.

Our first activities was Box Fit, the people that were teaching us moves about Box Fit said to pair up with a partner? Jessica and I were partners. So having a go at it, we had to warm up first once we had FINISH warming up we had to move onto hands hitting and my hand felt like they were going to EXPLODE.

The main part I enjoyed the most was the AMAZING RACE with Mr. Barks, We had to pair up into 4 groups and make a sling shot and once we had finish making sling shots with all the gear Mr. Barks has placed in front of as we had to score points my sling shooting it into a bucket, then we had been given a map each the map was of the School. Jessica and I were still partners and we were told we had to go and find the clue down at the Pt England Reserve. Coming to a end we found the clue off we went back to School, HAVING A EXCITING TIME I STILL HAD FUN?.

I can not wait tell day 2 and to see what the teachers have plan for us.