Monday, March 18, 2013

Two Unexpected Shakes: More To Come???

As some of you may know on Sunday the 17th of march there was a earthquake or maybe 2 that hit Auckland. It was all over the internet. Luckily no one was injured or no buildings had serious damage. Now that my family knows that earthquakes can really happen were ready.

The Earthquake was caused by Rangitoto and Motutapu rubbing together.  The two quakes were measured at 3.1 and 3.9. I only felt the big one for some reason. 

Friday, March 15, 2013


If you're wondering what the meaning of Tuakana/Teina is it means older or  younger brother/sister. The translation its in is Te Reo Maori what most New Zealanders like to speak in NZ. In our class we were given the opportunity to read to a younger boy/girl to teach them and help them understand on what they are  reading about.

Every Tuesday Room 19 and Room 9 do Tuakana/Teina in the library. The reason we do it is to  help the little kids get better at reading and make them understand on what their reading about.When we are reading we split up into partners, Lee - Son is my partner.

 One of the things I love to do in Tuakana/Teina with my partner is reading to each other. For example she'll read the first book with a little help from me then I'll read the next. Her favourite book is the WHEELS ON THE BUS, she likes singing it so much that she can read it heaps of times.

Sometimes reading with a little person  can get frustrating at times! Why? well they move around a lot or either get distracted by their friends. So whenever I read with Lee-Son I try to ask as many questions as I can, so that she stays focused.  

I feel amazed when I help them because when I know that I'm helping someone by just reading or saying words is AMAZING!! When you just see even smiles on their face is a privilege knowing that you helped them with reading. 

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

School Picnic!!

Guess What? Last Friday Pt England  had a very amazingly, awesome  SCHOOL PICNIC! As usual we had it at the Point England Reserve. Every year Pt England School go to the picnic so us students, Adults and teachers can bond more.

 As soon as I arrived I went straight to the beach. Making my way down to the beach I had seen that mostly everyone was making sand balls. You know what I did I made the smallest one you could ever imagine. A few minutes after that I made a clay ball and covered it in shells it was so beautiful, I was going to give to a teacher but as I was walking I dropped it.

 Suddenly out of no were I see a kite flying and zooming in the air. I went over to Mr. Barks and asked if  I could have a lesson of  flying the kite. Side to side the kite went as I held the string, suddenly the wind took control of the kite and started to make the kite do loops. Amazed and scared at the same time I handed the kite over  to Levi as soon as possible.

Unfortunately I forgot my togs at home on Friday so I watched everyone enjoy having a wonderful swim and doing big bombs of the rocks. As I made my way up the rock I saw that some of the people in my class were having a swim. Watching everyone jump of the rocks was putting me down so I made my exit.

Going to the picnic was a great decision I made. I think that Pt England School should never stop having picnics because everyone bonds more.  The feeling you get is amazing when you go to the picnic, its like everyone is family.


As you may see I've have created a presentation about protection. I was to choose one word out of Partnership and protection. I obviously chose Protection Hopefully you enjoy my interesting and short presentation.