Thursday, February 25, 2010

Making Porridge

The Fantails group learnt how to make porridge.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Captain Cook Comes To New Zealand

by Talahiva

How did Maori live in the past?

This animation was created by Matthew, showing how life was for Maori back in history.

Maori Houses

When the Europeans came to New Zealand they saw that the Maori people had different types of buildings.

Captain Cook Comes To New Zealand

We have been researching what it was like for captain Cook when he first came to New Zealand. He met a new and strange people, who lived very differently to the way he had been brought up in Britain.
Have a look at what we found out.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Selena's Holiday Recount

Selena has tried to write an introduction with a hook to engage her audience, and then an orientation so we all know what her recount is about.

“Oh my gosh it’s so noisy!” I screamed in my head. I was listening to my ipod on full volume but I could still hear screaming and laughing. The most annoying thing is that I was being bumped up and down. It was like I was on a bouncy castle.
Our whole family missed my nephew Dereon and my sister Patrice, so we thought we would go to Tauranga and surprise them. But along the way...

Mubasshira's Holiday recount

Here is Mubasshira's recount introduction with a hook and an orientation

10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Boom, Bang!
“Great” I shouted. It was night and guess where my family and I were at? Well, we were in the city under the Sky Tower. Why were we there? Well, it was New Year’s Eve.

My family and I always went to the city on New Year’s Eve. They were beautiful as always. But this year’s one were more special and beautiful. Why was that?

Swimming in the Holidays- by Aneisha

Have you ever been up north? I have it is so cool up there I didn’t want to get out.
we went to a place my uncles call it the waterhole. It is cool because you can’t tough the ground. Me and my sister jumped off a cliff that was high from the water.

Erene's Holiday Highlight

On our way to the Motat a little jingle went up my spine and I remembered how fun it was the last time I came. It was spectacular, amazing and most brilliant.
Me, my brother, Mum, Dad and little sister were going on Highway 1 to Motat, but then we turned to pick up my cousins Selila and Sam. We were going to Motat to enjoy the holiday.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Splashing Fun

Angela has shared the beginning of her holiday recount, and created an animation to match.

Splash, Splosh Swish! I did a cannonball into the swimming pool.
I loved swimming in the pool at Wesley collage. It was super fun but freezing cold.

Avatar - the Movie

Have you seen Avatar? I have.
I went to the movies with my two big brothers on Saturday night.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Battling With the Wind

Here is just the introduction to Ala's Holiday Recount. Doesn't it make you want to know more?

Wars had been happening for many years now, and it is still happening in other places. But have you ever heard of a war with the WIND? Here's the craziest story you will ever believe...
My little sister had been dying to go to the pools for one month now. So me, my Mum and my little sister set off to go to Waiwera.

A Penguin's Pool

Toreka has shared her recount introduction about her chilly visit to the pools:

How can penguins do it? How can they swim in such cold water?
The water I swam in was no where near as cold as a penguin's. It didn't help one bit that my brother was splashing it into my face. I can't believe I came out alive. One word - COLD!!
My little brother had been crying to go to the pools. But I'm glad my Dad agreed. If he didn't, I wouldn't have been on the deck frying like a sunny-side egg in the morning. That's before I went in the water...

Selina's Scary Movie

Selina has created a bit of mystery in her introduction as we don't know what movie she is talking about at first. This is what she wanted so her audience reads on to find out more:

When was the last time you went to the movies at night time to watch a scary movie? In the beginning it was boring but as it got near the end I got really terrified. That night I couldn't get to sleep.
I went to Paranormal Activities, the movie, with my Mum, sister and my brother. It was awesome, but it was also scary.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Kayde goes to the Movies

The introduction to Kayde's recount sets the scene for going to see a movie with his brother.

After seeing the clips of this amazing movie my brother and I decided that we wanted to see Alvin and the Chipmunks 2 the sequel. So once we had some money together we headed off to Hoyts at Sylvia Park.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Kobe goes to the Movies

Kobe's introduction makes this movie sound really exciting.

Wow this movie is awesome! I wonder if anyone has seen it?
It lookes like my two sisters enjoyed it. I can't wait until the Vampire's Assistant comes out. My sister liked it for her birthday present. I wonder why my sister picked town to watch the movie?

Friday, February 12, 2010

Aidan Hits the Waves these Holidays

Aidan has shared his excited feelings about going to the beach to create excitement in his introduction.
Here is the introduction to his holiday recount:

Yeah! I said to myself as I got to the beach and the waves were enormous. I got to the next wave and it got bigger and bigger and then I got dumped like a bat getting hit. "Are you all right?" said my sister.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Swimming at the Pools - by Brooke

Have you been to Swimarama Pools in Panmure?
I have. I went to Swimarama with my mum, and brothers and cousins on Sunday because it was very hot and my feet felt like they were going to catch fire.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Cruz goes to the Beach

Cruz has been trying to write an introduction which hooks in his audience, and orientates them about what he is writing about.
He has shared his recount introduction here with you.

While we were jumping up and down waiting to go to Maraiti Beach, my cousin was moaning and groaning. I thought it was going to be boring but it turned out to be quite an adventure...

Jeyan's Birthday at the Pools

It was a great 10th birthday!
All my friends came to my tenth birthday. It was really cool that all my friends came to my birthday.
After the pools me and my friends were walking back to my house. We had a feed. After the feed we played hide and seek.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Joshua's Holiday Highlight

Joshua tried to create mystery in his recount introduction to hook in his audience.
Can you guess wher he went from his animation?

Our Surprise Trip

"Boys get ready"
"We have something planned" our parents said. "It's a surprise"
Tick tock, tick tock. The clock kept ticking like a car going round really fast. It was really boring waiting because we knew our parents were up to something.
"Where are we going?"
"When will we go?" we asked.
Finally we were ready and it was time to go. My family was on our way to a mystery place.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Troy's Holiday Highlight

Troy worked with his Teacher Aid Ms Allen to write sentences about what he did in the holidays.

In the holiday I played soccer with Damien. We played the Sonic game on the play station too. I won.

Mathew R's Holiday Highlight

We have been learning to write recount introductions that hook in, and orientate our audience.
Check out Mathew's introduction and see how he has done this:

The Invader!

Have you been on the brand new Hell Chasing Invader at Rainbow's End?
It twists your body round the world, and is a spine busting, neck breaking ride.
I was terrified about the ride, but had to carry on with my brothers. I was stepping into my seat when my brother freaked me out with his eyes, because he knew I was scared. But too late, the man in charge pushed his index finger on the button - and we were off!!