Wednesday, 21 December 2016

In a foreign country poem

As happy as a dear
Germany is a place that I will never fear
Going to Germany sounds like fun
I might just go have me a hot cross bun
Now making new friends
We could all make new trends
So now that you know I'm excited
Even though I'm not from Germany, we will all be united.

Quote: "The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page."

English words:                                    German words:
Good morning                                     Moije                      
Hello                                                   Hallo
Thank you                                           Danke
Do you speak english?                         Sprechen sie Englisch?
Goodbye                                            Auf Wiedersehen!                       
How much does this cost?                   Wie viel kostet das?
When is the next bus?                          Wann ist die nächste Bushaltestelle?
Where is the nearest hospital?              Wo ist das nächste Krankenhaus

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

2016 Reflection

This year has been a great year with the yr 8's that are now moving onto college/high school. What I really enjoyed this year was fiafia and prize giving. As for the year 8's, it was fun hanging out with them but us yr 7's are making the most of it by spending most of our time with them. Farewell year 8's, we will miss you!!!

2016 is coming to an end and it's not long until us yr 7's are gonna move onto year 8's and the yr 8's will be leaving. Remembering all the times that you spent with your fiends that are leaving or that have left is always good. Here are some photo's with some of the yr 7/8's and me.

About Germany

Facts about Germany:
Germany was the first country in the world to adopt Daylight saving time (DST), also known as summer time. This occurred in 1916 in the midst of WWI and was put in place to conserve energy. 

The capital of Berlin has more bridges than Venice – Berlin boasts 960 bridges and 59.8 square kilometers of water consisting of lakes and around 180 kilometers of navigable waterways. Combined with its surrounding state Brandenburg, it houses Europe's largest inland water network.

Prison escape is not punishable by law in Germany – German law maintains that it’s a basic human instinct to be free and therefore, prisoners have the right to escape jail. Escapes, however, rarely go unpunished because prisoners are held liable if they cause damage to property or inflict bodily harm against any individual upon their breakout.   

Why do I want to visit Germany? I want to visit Germany just to learn about there celebrations, history of their country and their language. I also want to go to Germany because they have the amazing river cruise on the Rhine and Maine. Also the city of Berlin is a wonderful place to go to, and the city of Hamburg. There national sports are football (soccer), golf, ice hokey, basketball, motor sport, handball and lastly skiing.

Monday, 12 December 2016

If I were Prime Minister I...

As we know now that John Philip Key has now resigned of being New Zealand's prime minister.
So this presentation is telling you about me if i was prime minister and what i would change for the good of New Zealand.

Sunday, 4 December 2016

The Brave Tongan's

WALT: - Write a story from a character

In the beautiful island of Tonga,  a teenager wanted to move to New Zealand and his name is Monty. Monty was strong, clever, energetic and generous and always wanted to join the New Zealand military. He loved a lot of sports that leaving his parents were hard for him but he dreamed of moving, so he did.

Monty the “Brave Tongan”  (that’s what his siblings and close one’s called him) had taken the 3 hours and 30 minute flight to New Zealand. A long journey had bored Monty and all he wanted to do was to take over and fly himself. “ Koe hā ē?” (What’s that) said Monty. As he kept on asking himself it was New Zealand airport. “Were landing,” spoke the pilot. “Please remain seated as it will be bumpy once we land, thank you.” Breathing in and out the fresh air of New Zealand, he had now said “Tau kamata.” (Let’s begin)

So his mission of becoming a marine. Monty studied so hard for at least 3 weeks and was yet to confident. He knew everything about becoming a marine (he started learning at the age of 4).  Becoming a marine would be hard work, so he trained himself and took advice from his great great grandpa before he past away (He was a marine a long time ago).

Having a rest, not eating and not drinking enough he was weakened but he did not give up until he couldn’t walk or talk. “K...keep” said Monty as his voice flowed with the chilling breeze.
Never giving up was like the definition of his name to him and his family.  The day came and it was time for him to begin real training at a civil war training base. “Line up you hopeless children,” shouted colonel Rick. “Today your training to become a marine a only 5 of you can, and there’s 30of you… kids.”  All men had screamed in pain except for one person, Monty.

Monty had kept the screaming under control and held all the pain that had spread throughout his body, just like a virus. The sun slowly set and everyone a only taken a 3 hour break and during that break was mostly eating and sleeping. As the sun rise and the roosters had woken up everyone, Monty was the only one who never rest and kept on challenging himself.

Later on the day, colonel Rick was just about to announce the people that had made it and it wasn’t even a week yet. “Attention all trainers,” said colonel Rick on the speaker. “The people that have made it through are… Derek, John, Bill, joseph and Monty.” As proud as he could ever be, Monty was glad that he had become a marine and so he spread the news to his whanau (fâmili).

Now a marine had changed his life forever and he never gave up on all the vigorous training that he had went through. “Now a marine always a marine” was the saying that had been passed down in his generation.

Friday, 2 December 2016

Rainbows end

This term the year 7's and I had went to Rainbows End as it was the best trip yet. Some of us had to research and write down something about our favorite rides. It was horrifying but awesome for all of us at the same time. Have you been to Rainbows End? What is it like? How did you feel? Enjoy my post.

Kiwi Kids News

Walt: research and to teach ourselves

This week room 1 literacy and I have been heading onto the site called  "Kiwi kids news".
We had to find interesting things/events that have happened. Go onto Kiwi kids news and see what kind of events that have happened near or far from you.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Pseudoscience Poster

WALT: - Write a story from a character                                                                                   

For a while now... Room 1 literacy and I are learning about what Pseudoscience is and how it effects people. Pseudoscience means "Fake science" and advertisers use pseudoscience to trick people into their product. Read carefully and understand how pseudoscience affects                people including you.