Friday, September 30, 2011

AFL Coaching

Isn't AFL an Australian game? I was Intrigued when I heard there were Aussie Rules coaches, coming in to teach us how to play. We are kiwi kids!

The first technique we had to master was the drop punt, in Aussie Rule coaching.Then we got up to playing a game and our teachers were our targets.”I am going to get you Miss Garden” but I didn’t manage to hit her with the ball.

As we were mastering the hand pass technique, it was really painful hitting the ball to our partner. We had hit it hard to get to were our partner was standing. 'Ouch' my hand is sore!

The last technique was the high mark.It means if you catch it on a full, no one is allowed to tackle you or touch you.It is good thing if you are next to the goal post, because you can get a point for your team.” It not as easy as it looks” I thought to my self .

I’m looking forward to putting all these skills into practice, when we get to play a real game of AFL next week.

Monday, September 26, 2011


In the beginning of the term Room 17 had a task. The girls got split up into how the HAKA got made, and the boys got to make a animation of the real All Blacks HAKA and got to pick a player. My player is Ma'a Nonu and this is My animation of the HAKA. I hope you enjoy it.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Logans Haka

For our hyperstudio stack, we had to put together a movie about New Zealand doing the haka. This is my movie. I hope you enjoy.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

The Origin of the Haka

This is the whole movie of how the haka started. I didn't just do this myself. We got into groups and each person did a part. I hope you enjoy our ( Myself, Litia, Brooklyn, Rita, Chante) movie.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Polar Bears

Polar Bears lives In Arctic Ocean, they are the Largest Bears in the world.
The Polar Bear lives on ice and along the Shore.

The polar Bear has a very thick coat that keeps him warm.They walk with four strong legs with bumps on their paws for a grip on the ice.

Polar bear cubs live with their mum for about two and a half years. His mum protected him, even taught him how to hunt food.

Polar Bears hunt seals for their main food,The Polar Bear waits until the seal comes up and takes a breath through the little hole in the ice. And when the seal breaths, the Polar Bear gets the seal with his long sharp paws, and throws him to the surface of the ice.

One Polar Bear that lived in the zoo lived for 41 years.A Polar Bear that lives in the wild lives for 20 years.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Key - An historical file

I have been reading a story set in the future called Space Nuts Light Speed by Simon Cooke. Just like in this story, I have written a historical file about an object we use on earth, that someone could read about in the future.

Friday, September 16, 2011


This is the All Blacks doing the haka.If you push play the haka will began to play.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Run For Your Life

In the Wekas group in room 17, we have been learning to use information from the text to learn new words. We have been reading a book called When I Grow Up. One of our tasks was to draw a picture matching a phrase that people say often like, jelly legs or run like the wind. In this picture, I draw a picture matching the phrase, RUN FOR YOUR LIFE. Hope you like it.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Badminton is a game of concentration, and of quick movement. It takes a lot of perseverance and determination,to be really good at badminton. Sometimes you will miss but practise makes perfection.

Their are three different strikes for badminton, one of them is the backhand. To do this you need to put your thumb in the grip position then turn your wrist when you’ve done this, you have got the backhand you use this strike when the shuttle is coming at you or when its coming to your left. Then there’s the forehand it is like the backhand, but you don’t turn your wrist. You use this strike when the shuttle is coming to your right.
The way to grip is to get your thumb and put it where the logo of the company is on the racket, slide your thumb on top of it. Once you have done that you have just mastered the grip for badminton.

In badminton if you don’t have much concentration, it is going to be hard to win. Concentration helps you figure out what to do and when to hit the shuttle. I only wish that I had lots of concentration.

Badminton is one of the most exciting sports that I’ve ever played. One day you should play badminton, and experience it for yourself I tell you will be amazed about how cool it really is.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

New Zealand's Haka

This is a movie about the Ka mate Haka. It is performed by the All Blacks but made by Te Rauparaha.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Ka Mate Haka

This is a movie is about a All black haka that I have anamated.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Band-Aid - An historical file

I have been reading a story set in the future called Space Nuts At Light Speed by Simon Cooke. Just like in this story, I have written a historical file about an object we use on earth, that someone could read about in the future.

Band-Aids are used when people might fall over and get a little scrape.The Band-Aid was invented in 1920 by Earle Dickson, who's wife always got cuts and burns while cooking. Earle was an employee at Johnson & Johnson, when he passed his idea on to his employer he started to produce and market the Band-Aid. Earle Dickson had a successful career and became the vice-president of Johnson & Johnson, then retired in 1957.
In the future I don't think people will use band-aids, maybe by then someone would have invented a machine that you can just put your sore under and it will be okay.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Rugby World Cup Opening

If you went into downtown Auckland, you could probably hear people yelling GO ALL BLACKS or GO TONGA!!!!!!!!!!!! We arrived at the queens warf and a swarm of people were crowded around the big screens showing the inside of the cloud. " We're nearly there!!" I said to my mum. Every where you looked you could see black, red and white. It would take a while until the fireworks would go off and then the All Blacks vs Tonga game would start but I was still excited.

We walked around and waited in sub way for our dinner until finally we got back to our spot and the intro started for the Rugby World Cup. It looked so cool and I wished that I was there. I was watching until I saw fireworks coming off the balcony of an apartment. BOOM!!!!! The fireworks had started, filling up the sky with colourful lights and smoke. It was truly spectacular. I took noticed that these stupid men were hopping onto the roof of a shop. One of the men was dancing until he fell through one of the vents. The opening was over and we went back home, only to find out that the All Blacks won 41-10. YEAH!!!!!!!!!!! GO THE ALL BLACKS!!!!!