Thursday, December 10, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
- The Skytower in Auckland
- Cape Reinga & Ninety Mile Beach
- Milford Sounds
- Fox and Frans Josef Glaciers
- Hanmer Springs
- Farewell Spit
- Rotorua Muesem
- Te Papa
- Waitangi Treaty Grtounds
- Haruru Falls
Check out this website for more tourist destinations
Thursday, October 29, 2009
What I find interesting about France is the culture I have always found that the French are very unique and interesting. I specifically want to go to Paris because I know there are lots of amazing landmarks there!!!!
If you could go on a holiday where would you go?
Thursday, October 15, 2009
I have chosen Hot Air Balloon by Owl City as my inspiring song.
I picked this song because it reminds me that no one is perfect and everyone is a little bit crazy sometimes! It also reminds me that you can do pretty much anything if you put your mind to. The song is really original and creative which makes me enjoy listening to it!
It's also my favourite song :-)
I have picked: Bubbles, jjdragonrider, Miss South Africa ,Pinky and Drumbledoor
Monday, October 12, 2009
I picked this image because I love penguins and these two show some real personality!
I like playing backyard and competitive cricket, But I also enjoy playing beach cricket.
I can also properly score cricket which I do every Saturday morning for my brothers team.
My strongest point in the game is probably batting or fielding.
These two links include the rules of competitive school cricket and the history of cricket.
-Cricketers should be people who do not boast; nor quit; nor make excuses when they fail. They should be cheerful losers, and quiet winners. They should play fairly and as well as they can. They should enjoy the pleasure of risk. They should give their opponents the benefit of the doubt and value the game itself more highly than the result.
It upsets me because a lot of animals are going to die or go extinct because of climate change. The human species may even go extinct because we just cannot handle the outrageous changes climate change will make to our planet.
We could stop climate change or at least slow it down by trying to make these changes to our lifestyle. (linked in purple) Please Try!
Monday, October 5, 2009
I think that responding through e-mail would be the best way to carry on a conversation because responding through e-mail almost guarantees they will receive your reply!
Friday, October 2, 2009
I like to get comments about mistakes I have made so I can learn from my mistakes and improve from there.
I also like positive comments from people. I like people telling my the things they like about my blog!
My comments are moderated so that inappropriate comments are not published on my blog. Moderated comments are comments that get checked by the owner of the blog before they get published on the blog.
If you do not have a blogger account you can still comment on my blog. You just have to select OPENID in the profile drop list. It asks you to enter your URL and them you can comment.
Friday, September 11, 2009
I joined the blogging challenge because I thought it would be a great opportunity to improve my blogging and commenting skills.
I would like to take part in the commenting section because our class have been blogging for the last six months or so. So I think that I am experienced enough to try the BC challenge!
I hope some of the activities include making posts for lots of different audiences and interacting with other bloggers from lots of different countries!
At the end of ten weeks I hope to have some more people on my cluster map, to have interacted with some different kids from around the globe and to of had fun!
Friday, September 4, 2009
If you would like to have your say in my survey please put the number of the question and response to the question in your comment!
1. Do your arms get tired when you read from holding up your book?
2. Would you buy a product that would hold your book while you read?
3. How much would you pay for it?
4. Do you have any ideas for a name for the product?
5. What colours do you suggest?
Friday, August 7, 2009
I am a part of an online website, called treepeople, committed to helping the environment.
Treepeople is run by genesis energy. On it you can make pledges to help save the environment. When you complete a pledge your tree grows and you can earn gifts.
Tree people is so cool. Take a look at the site and hopefully you will become a member too!
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Overall I thought it was a disappointing movie compared to all the the other HP movies but I found certain parts very entertaining.
The end was very sad but I think it summed up the whole plot of the previous movies.
Over all I would rate it a 5/10 for its exciting ending.
If you have seen HP 6 please leave your opinions in the comments!
Thursday, July 23, 2009
In ten years I hope to have a bachelor in education from university and be teaching as a kindergarten teacher in Canada.
After I have achieved that I hope to own my own kindergarten on a farm so I can educate the kindergarten children about animals and sustainability as well as providing a safe environment.
I would like to have a bachelor in education because I really enjoy little children and I think educating them will be fun as well.
In university I will study first aid.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
- Animals-All about animals: What habitats they need, how to care for them ETC.
- Astronomy-Everything that goes on in space
- Throughout the ages-History
- Film Making-How films work and how to film/work them
- Digital photography-How to take a good photo ETC.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
There is going to be a midnight premier of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince at the cinema!!!!!
The 6th Harry Potter book is about Harry finding his true identity and learning that he is the one that is destined to defeat Voldemort!!!
If you have not read the Harry Potter series you must because it is a series worth reading!!!
We watched Mrs. Doubtfire which was cool had a whole block of PE as well as a shared lunch.
Thanks Miss McConnell for organising the day it was cool fun!
Thursday, June 25, 2009
I think D.A.R.E is good for us because it teaches us some common sense about the real issues of our age so that in the future we don't make some silly mistakes.
If you have any opinions on D.A.R.E please share them in the comments!
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
I think blogging is a good idea because it gives us a chance to showcase our work in a different environment and because we get to share our work with other people.
If you have any opinions on why we should blog or not blog please leave them here.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Here's a link to find out more : World Vision
“The public response to these concerts is always absolutely wonderful. Around 4000 children have been sponsored over the years as a result of Kids for Kids,” says Russell Johnson- Kids 4 Kids manager
Saturday, May 23, 2009
B.T.W If you want to know anything about supply and demand and sustainability ETC. check out my sustainability blog!
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
If you were going to stay on a deserted island for 10 days with no electricity, housing ETC. what 10 items would you take to stay alive whilst being environmentally friendly?
I would take: Heaps of water, Warm clothing, a tent, nails , wood, an air bed, heaps of warm blankets, a phone, a radio and food.
Also what state do you think the world is in at the moment, environment wise?
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
First of all you need to spread out, then you each spin around 20 times and when you have done that you try to chase each other. It sounds silly but it is really fun!!!
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Blogging is a really good learning tool for mature learners because it improves punctuation because all our work on our blog has to be perfect so we learn our punctuation and spelling. Blogging also improves our story/report writing skills because we blog with a story and we share that story on the Internet so we improve because we are writing a story every time we blog.
So if you don't already have a blog it is a good idea because it helps learning skills and it is a fun hobby!
Friday, April 10, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Today in the ICT suite we played around with some wordles on our blogs.
Wordles are a jumble of words put together unique for your website. My friend and i decided on the ones we really liked and mr w00dy helped us upload them.
This is my unique wordle for my blog.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Mr w00dy made and interesting statement in class today that disruptive boys work better when on the computer independently is this true or false?
I think it is true because i think boys have a fascination with ICT and using it to do their work but i don't know everybody thinks differently.
Leave your opinions on boys and ICT in the comments!
In class we are doing a unit on successful learning. Black wolf and I are working together on our presentation of successful learning virtues. We have to explain what a successful learner does and how they learn. We also have to present it using ICT!
We have decided to a certificate awarding someone for their successful learning!
We will put our completed presentation on our blogs sometime so look out for it!
Monday, March 30, 2009
Today we went to the fontera science roadshow!
We watched a presentation on planet earth which was informative and it taught us about matter and how matter cycles. After that we got to play with the exhibits there was a black hole exhibit where you got to watch how a black hole works by experimenting with a marble and a funnel and there was an experiment where you had to find the right key for the lock using the clues and the way things fit together. After we played with the exhibits we watched another show about sound waves and the human hearing range!
My favourite part was experimenting with the mirrors and watching the different shapes form in the mirror.
Please leave your comments on your favourite part and your opinions on the science roadshow!
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Overall i enjoyed the whole festival and my favourite balloon was the ladybird because of the bold colours and the happy expression on its face!!!
If you went please leave comments on your favourite balloons!!!
The whole series of balloons,
Happy birthday balloon ,
The ladybird balloon
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
We found out who our class councillors are today they are: The Other Boy and The Unknown Seeker!!!Yay!!! Congratulations guys you are going to do such a great job!
Also well done to all the people who tried for class councillor, You're great!!!
(Class Councillors are helpful and responsible people in our class who lead assembly's do things on the classes behalf and help with any problems in the classroom!!!)
We got back from camp on Friday afternoon, It was so fun i enjoyed playing bat down on the beach and snorkeling (Although my snorkel leaked) On camp we climbed MT. Pauanui - Awesome view, Collins Drive - The cave was cool and MT. Paku that also had an amazing view!!!
The skit night was really funny our group did Dancing With The Stars it was really fun to do. Somebody went freestyle on guitar that was so cool!!!!
Group 2 (My Group) Went to Mini Golf it was so fun!!! there were 18 holes bending round corners going up and down hills and going through wind mills!!!
Overall camp was a great experience and now i know some people in room 18 a whole lot better!!!!
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Oh my gosh we are going on camp tomorrow i am nervous because Mr Woody is going to put bugs in our sleeping bags (AGRH) But i am looking forward to overnight (Apart from the bugs!)
I will make a more interesting camp post after camp!
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Andy Warhol was the founder of Pop Art Movement and he was one of the most famous artists of the 1960's he was a filmmaker a print maker and a painter!!He turned stars into art and he always wanted to be famous ever since being a little boy, He would say: "I wanted to be art businessman or a business artist. Being good at business is the most fascinating kind of art."
I love Andy Warhol's art because it is creative,interesting and i enjoy watching his different art styles. I like the way he has taken modern items like tomato soup and turned it a beautiful piece of art!!!!
This is his most famous piece of art The Can Of Soup
This website has some really cool information on Andy Warhol check it out!!
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
I'm sort of stuck for ideas of what to put on my blog so i was wondering what would you be interested in reading on my blog! Please comment with your ideas!
Check out these
You should check out The Other Boy's blog which has some really cool posts!
Also you should check out Green Grass and Rainbows for some true points and check Woodmonstas for some other cool blogs as well as being cool it's self!!!
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
We have to start work on our science fair project.This year i have decided to to Planet Earth and beyond which i think is quite a challenging catagory because i mean how on earth am i going to do an experiment based on planet earth and beyond. So if you have any cool websites or facts or anything that might help please leave a comment!!!
Monday, February 23, 2009
How sad is this there are about 4 hens stuffed into 1 cage about the size of an A4 piece of paper! All so we can have eggs.
How would you feel if you were put in that position pecking other hens and being pecked by other chickens,standing on uncomfortable wire 24/7 and never even making contacts with your eggs. Its animal cruelty and it is not cool!!! So maybe we should start thinking about buying free-range eggs sometimes they may be a few cents more but think about this situation!!!! Its animal cruelty up against a few cents out of your normal budget every so often, I hope you can find the kindness in your heart to save the poor hens and change your eggs at least just once!!!
Saturday, February 21, 2009
I just finished this awesome book called Wintering Well and and i really enjoyed it. It is one of those books that you just cannot let go of its about this boy who lives on a farm and wants to be a farmer when he is older but when there is a farming accident and he loses his leg he dosen't know what to do but in the end he meets his futre and finds out without a leg he isn't that useless after all.
Wintering Well by Lea Wait
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
We are going to painui camp in two and half weeks and i am so nervous its all a bit scary really because i dont know what to do and i dont know what we will be doing but apart from that its going to be fun! Especially going with Mr Woody. its going to be even better!
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Today it was the Year 7 Swimming Sports down at the University pool
Most of us had a go which was cool and most of us also earnt points for our house (cool as well).I did Backstroke and breaststroke. It was really fun!!! I hope everyone else had fun too!!!
Good luck to the year 8's!
Go Tongariro House !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Monday, February 16, 2009
I looked on the news and saw this and i thought it was something to think about:
Man falls on face after first sky dive>
A swedish tourist landed and fell on his face after his first sky dive. It was his first solo sky dive and ended very badly. Officials say his chute opened but from there it was an uncotrolled fall. St. John's ambulance head said the 26 year old Swedish man was lucky to be alive.
I thought that was quite interesting.
So if you were that man think about it would you sky dive again?
Thursday, February 12, 2009
I had a little look on the internet about friendship and what it means to be a friend i found these quotes and thought they were quite cool:
A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be. ~Douglas
Friendship isn't a big thing - it's a million little things. ~Author Unknown
A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world. ~Leo Buscaglia
My favourites: A good friend is cheaper than therapy. ~Author Unknown
Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty. ~Sicilian Proverb
And one for Mr. Woody: The antidote for fifty enemies is one friend. ~Aristotle
This my woodmonsta !
Breed: My Woodmonsta is a cross beetween a snake and a birdie. (The breed name is: Snee)
Attitude: He is gentle and tame he reacts well with humans and other animals as long as they are gentle back he is always happy.
Habitat: Smee lives on the ground or in caves and holes in the ground. Snee's are rarely found up trees but if you are lucky you might spot one!
Description: Snees are gentle animals who feed on leaves and bugs. Their common colors are: Head: Purple and body: Green with purple spots or you can sometimes find them in reverse.
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