Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The food of a lifetime

In the Extension group we had to take a photo of our self and make it look like we're chefs. At first I didn't know why, but then Mrs Tele'a said that it was for a cooking competition. Click here to see the site.

As you can see, I have a chef's hat on and in my left hand, is a 4-layer creamed cake  with chocolate sauce, cream, icing sugar and cherries on the top. In the layers, is cream, chocolate chips and icing sugar. In my right, is a L&P, chips with tomato sauce, a burger, and some stringy cheese.

Talking about food, I'm really hungry!

The NZ medals


In Extension we had to imagine that New Zealand was hosting the 2016 Olympic games and then draw it on a piece of paper. Afterwards we do our draft and when we were at Extension, we drew them on two different stacks on Hyperstudio. It was a little difficult, but in the end I got the pictures done.

It makes me wonder, will this will be the medal if New Zealand holds the Olympics?

Friday, November 23, 2012


As a student in Manaiakalani, I get a netbook from year 5 and every three years I will get a new one. Because of that, I get my own blog and share my work with the world. Not only do we use them to make blogposts, we also use them to make stories in our Google drive, make sites, draw pictures, take screenshots, you name it.

The chairman of Manaiakalani, Pat Sneddan, worked together with Mr and Mrs Burt, and the principals of the schools in our area to build Manaiakalani. They started out with $100, but then a very kind person gave them over a million dollars. That’s how we got our netbooks. The parents of children year 5 and up have paid 1.5 million dollars (1/3). Now Manaiakalani has 4.5 million, and if it wasn’t for my parents, I wouldn’t have my netbook.

Thanks, Mum and Dad, for letting me have my netbook. I really appreciate it.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Manaikalani Film Festival 2012: Presenting in 50 words

Me and my friend Paula knew we were up next to present our movie. It was nerve wracking. Climbing on the stage I knew that I had to make it perfect. Then we delivered our lines. Once we were done, I was relieved. I did my job without any problems.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Today My Life Begins

My friends and I made this movie for the Manaiakalani Film Festival. Our whole class had the chance to make a movie. We had to plan, prepare, film and edit all by ourselves. Our class had our own film festival to select the best two, to be shown at the Manaiakalani Film Festival. Here is my group's entry!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The Triathlon

This morning, on the field I saw some cones, flags, and bikes all inside the school racing course. I had simply no idea why they were there. No-one told us about it yesterday. There wasn't any notice about this. 

In the middle of the day, Miss King told us why the bikes, cones, and flags were there. It was for the school Triathlon, which we were doing today after lunch. I kind of freaked out because number 1, we had no practice, and number 2, I've only done it before ONCE. Everyone else though, was excited because they've at least done it twice. 

At the field, we got told where we'd be going for the three events. For swimming, we'd have to fake swim from one cone to another. Then we would have to run to a bike, put on a helmet click it on, then cycle. Afterwards we cycled around the whole course, we then had to put down our bikes, take off our helmet, and run on the racing course. And at the end, of course, was a finish line. 

Since my class was so little, we were all going to do the race together. Miss King even asked if she could do it too. At the starting line, I got ready. "Go!" I heard someone yell. We were off. After zooming through the invisible water, I ran to my bike. Clicking on my helmet, I saw the other people get their bikes going. I knew I had to hurry. 

Cycling around the course, I was overtaking nearly everyone. "Hurry, hurry, hurry!" I thought. Passing Mrs King (Who had just crashed with Muamua), I knew I could win. The next part was running, and there were only 2 people in front (Brandon and Joseph).

Speeding past Brandon and Joseph, I knew I had this on in the bag. I ran past Sosaia, who screamed. That nearly made me fall over. Still, I was in the lead. Racing towards the finish line, I thought, "Well done. You did your best and came 1st." Crossing the line I collapsed. I was tired. Once everyone made it back, we did the race a second time. "Noo!" I groaned. 

That time, we got ready, and off we went. Racing with my arms going around frantically, I was the first one to get to the bike. But 8 people were already off. "Oh No!" I thought. I could lose this time. Getting around to the place to park the bikes, I was hoping to beat everyone in the running. It was my only chance. 

Dumping my bike down, I zoomed down the track, and up to Joseph. I managed to overtake him, then a few other people. When I started racing Brandon, he slowed down and started walking. "Not bothering to race, eh?" I thought. Even though I beat Brandon there was one more person to beat. Mary.

When I came nearer to Mary, she started speeding up. Mary must have been tired, because she started slowing down. "Wheesh!" I yelled while zooming forwards. Now everything was turning easy. No difficulty. I felt really glad when I went past the line.

Me crossing the line.
Walking back to class, I was relieved. I achieved my goal twice, even though the cycling didn't go well. And now I'm actually looking forward to next year's Triathlon!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory: Charlie Gets The Golden Ticket

Walking around town, Charlie saw a 50 pence coin glistening in the drain. Since he was starving, he shot his way to the nearest sweet shop to get something that could quench down his starving feeling.

At the counter, Charlie said kindly to the counter man, “May I please have your biggest chocolate bar?” “Here,” said the counter man. “Have a Wonka Scrumdiddlyumptious chocolate bar.” Wolfing down the chocolate, the counter man said “Woah! Slow down! You’re gonna get a tummy ache that way.” Once little Charlie was done, he said thanks and towards the door.

Then he stopped, thought for a second, a came back to the counter. “May I have another one,” Charlie said, “For my Grandpa Joe.” The counter man gave Charlie an original Wonka bar, and Charlie went.

When Charlie was outside, he saw a huge amount of people jostling to get a newspaper. Charlie took a look at the title, and it said “FIFTH TICKET FRAUD”. Charlie to one look at his bar, and hid behind a wall. There was a chance, but how could Charlie get the fifth and final gold ticket? He was doubtful about it. Cautiously, Charlie opened the sealing. Then, he saw a glint of gold.

He totally forgot about the chocolate and pulled out the ticket. A woman saw him, grabbed his arm and pulled him towards the people saying, “He found it! the last golden ticket!” Everyone started jostling to take a look at the ticket. Charlie kept his grip and ran. “Run Charlie!” yelled a man. “Run all the way home and don’t stop running!”