Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Cross Country

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Nervously waiting on the cold hard concrete, I challenged myself to beat my mates at today's cross country. Cold and rainy weather made me shiver with cold as I ran through the puddles and my feet turned numb. My continual stopping, meant that I was falling behind the others. While I was running, I imagined myself coming first, feeling happy and tired. Crossing the finish line was so easy, but I was dizzy and exhausted too.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The dumbest thing I ever done is

I knew at the time it was stupid, but the dumbest thing I have ever done is pee my pants at the rugby field, while I was watching my brother play. You see the toilets at the rugby field were messy, ugly, disgusting and scary. I was so afraid that I needed my big sister Lia to come with me. unfortunately she wasnt so nice and I had no choice, I peed my pants right there. I told my Mum and Dad and we had to hop back in the van and go home. We left my big brother behind. I had to sit in the back by myself because no one wanted to sit next to me. When we arrived back home I had a nice warm relaxing shower.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Ferdiand Magellan


Ferdiand Magellan was born in 1480 in Portugal, after having disagreements with the government he decided he would sail for Spain. He went to the king of Spain and asked him for money and a boat. The King told him to find another trade route to India because the Portugese were blocking the known route around Africa.
In 1519 Magellan took The Victoria and sailed across the Magellan strait and in to the Pacific Ocean. He had discovered the New Ocean which was very peaceful; thats why he called it the Pacific Ocean. He was the first to cross the Atlantic Ocean and in to the Pacific Ocean. When Magellan stopped in the Phillipines to have a break, the local tribes attacked them and Magellan tragically died. He was never able to finish his voyage, however his crew finished the voyage and the Victoria was the first ship to circumnavigate the world.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Christopher Columbus


In the 1400s Christopher Columbus wanted to sail around the world to get to India he asked the government if he could borrow a boat and some money to sail to India. Columbus had a hard time finding someone to help him. Eventually the king said “Yes,But you have to make Spain look good”.So he went with his crew and set off to the west. A few weeks later they found land and said ”We have found India”.But actually they hadn’t, they had in fact discovered the Americans. So he sailed back to Spain and told the king.

My Pirate Nicky Nike Sword


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This is my movie about Nicky Nike Sword on her ship sailing on shore.


Sunday, August 1, 2010

Trip story



As I was sailing, gale force winds were lashing my hair and icy raindrops were biting my face. Heaving with all our might, Room14 struggled, trying their very best to raise the sails.
While we were sailing, I saw wake trailing behind us, lapping against the boat.

Our Pirate Wordle


These stories that we wrote in our google docs were all about pirates to tell our audience information about them. This Wordle tells us what words we used the most in our stories. The words that we mostly used were, pirate, hat and sword to make our stories interesting. We had so much fun making a Wordle.

The Most Dangerous Volcano

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Wow! Making a volcano was really going to be exiting. We got into partners, we were ready to go and make a such exciting volcano. First we made dough, then made it into a volcano shape. After we shaped our volcano we thought we could do better so we made a perfect shaped volcano. The part we all did well was making a river, trees, clouds and creating the scene. I learned how to make and create other things. To change things next time I will work harder to get higher points and take turns with my partner and help.
Mary L

My Justin Biebier story

Justin Biebier was born on March 1st 1994 in Canada. His popularity grew from singing on stage. As Justin Biebier grew up he taught himself how to play drums, piano, guitar and trumpet for the local singing competitions. He was discovered when his mum posted videos on YouTube of him singing R&B songs for her family to watch.

I am making movies Awards

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We entered the 'I am making movies' competition, that was run by our Auckland Museum. We won the creative story telling section! This movie is from the Awards evening, held yesterday at the Auckland Museum. You will see here our year 7 Kapahaka group who opened the evening. This is followed by us - the talented Room 14 Actors who were in the winning movie. Thanks to all the fantastic people who helped us with this movie. Click here to watch our movie.
Dillon, James, Kingston P, Mary L, Osana, Ramona, Room 14, Samuela

He Tangata, He Tangata, He Tangata

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We made this movie as part of a competition for the Auckland Museum. Lots of schools from all over Auckland entered the competition. We were delighted to find out that we had made the finals. We got to go to the awards ceremony at the museum too. Keisha Castle-Hughes even gave out the prizes!
The idea of our movie is that even though technology has changed throughout the years, people are still the most important thing in our lives.
All of us enjoyed making the movie. We were so excited to find out that we had won the most Creative Storytelling category. We think our movie is just AWESOME - What do you think?
Dillon, Hosannah, James, Kingston P, Mary L, Osana, Ramona

Active Earth

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It was so much fun making an animation on my own without any help. Also I learnt how to make my person run and make my volcano erupt inside and outside. I really enjoy making animations.

Iron Brion



Yesterday, in the morning we went to a special assembly called Iron Brian to learn about healthy food and iron. While Eddie cooked the burgers Sarah and I.B were telling the audience which food to eat the most. After that we did the I.B exercise and had a challange against the Iron Team and we were called the Protein Team. When we finished I.B shouted out the winner loud so that we could all hear ,and that winner was the Protein Team.

Our Volcano Song

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Take a look at our cool song. Listen carefully - our lyrics have been carefully written and we are proud of our song.
by Jessica, Maru, Mary L, Sesalina

Play Sensible Games

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The girls have been learning about how to play sensible games at school and how this idea keeps everybody happy and safe.
by Jessica, Maru, Mary L, Sesalina

Favourite Thing at Camp - March 24 2010


Climbing the stairs I felt like I would never have a turn. My skin was shivering cold as I watched the boys going down the dark hole, with water splashing around them. When it was my turn I waited for the green light to come on. As it finally lit up I slid and screamed down the dark tunnel. As I screamed and slid down that dark tube I saw a bright light come nearer, I knew it was the end. SPLASH! The water splattered all over my face.

Camp Thoughts - March 16 2010

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My Waka Adventure Animation - February

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I learnt about the moari people were sailing in the waka to find another country to live there and have a good life. It was a hard and rough journey over the ocean.

February 2010 in Room 14


Have a great year in Room 14 Mary!