Thursday, November 4, 2010

The Amazing Bug Hunt

One day in early November Room 17 and I went on a bug hunt to look for bugs. If you are wondering why we went to look for bugs it is because, it is part of our topic.
When we got there Miss Garden said to find a log, that my whole class could lift well part of it. We found a log and we tried to lift it but we couldn't lift it. It was too heavy for us on one side so we tried the other side and we saw heaps of slugs; snails spiders and worms. They were all going into the dark and back underneath the would.

Miss Garden walked into the grass and looked carefully. She was taking the grass and putting it in the dirt, then she chucked the rest of it at me and screamed, She went over to the other side and picked up a branch and we saw a snails larvae. After finding the snails, I found a tiger worm I went to Miss Garden and showed her the Tiger worm. She said it was because of the stripes so I went to look at it and tiny legs appeared on the bottom of little worms tummy.

Its not a Tiger worm!! Its a millipede! Miss Garden look, its not a Tiger worm its a Millipede.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

My Holiday Recount

Brooke can you come down here please? "Coming Dad" I said back. As I step in to the lounge, all I saw was my dad with the car keys in his hand. "Where are you going dad?" He told me I was going to my Aunties. "What me? but I don’t want to go to her house!"
"To bad you're going" he replied.

I haven’t even packed my clothes yet, I didn't feel like going. "Well go and pack them" he said, you need to spend time with your cousins. Ok, ok, I'll go, I replied miserably.

When I got there on Wednesday night, my cousin Che Dee came up to me, and hugged me. I wasn’t in the mood to hug her back, so I went inside. She must of felt stink having no one to play with. Che Dee came up to me and asked if I wanted to play elastics with her? I said "no" Because I don’t know how to play elastics.

I went inside and sat on the couch it was boring there. I was going to ask my dad if he could take me back home but he already left! Man I have to stay here for a week. So I went outside to play elastics with Che Dee.

After playing elastics I went to bed to have a sleep. In the morning it was Thursday and we kept on playing the same game every day until it was Sunday.

That day we went to Ripper Rugby Training. When I saw my dad I got in the car, just said if we can go home. I didn’t feel like playing Ripper Rugby that day. I was playing elastics all that time I was there. Got home and went to play with my cousins and friends. It was really cool after all.

After playing elastics I went to bed to have a sleep. In the morning it was Thursday and we kept on doing the same thing every day until it was Sunday.

That day we went to Ripper Rugby Training. When I saw my dad I got in the car, just said if we can go home. I didn’t feel like playing Ripper Rugby that day. I was playing elastics all that time I was there. Got home and went to play with my cousins and friends. It was really cool after all.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Fia Fia Practise

Our Fia Fia night is in two more weeks. I have been waiting for it to go right passed, I really don't want to do this. But in the end I might feel like doing it again. Practises have begun and I am trying my hardest to learn all the moves and words because I am in the Nuiean group.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Cool Kiwis

Would you call a kiwi beautiful? I know I wouldn't. Its plumage is dark and dull and is stiff like dog hair.

The Kiwis feathers are not like other birds. The most ridiculous thing about its bill it can grow up to 20cm long.

The average size of a kiwi is the size of the chicken, the smallest kiwi is called the little spotted kiwi that is smaller than a rugby ball.
The largest kiwi is twice the size of a football.

Did you know kiwis are flightless birds? They have small stubby wings with a curled claw at the end. Their wings are as wrinkly as a old man's face.

Do you know kiwis are fast? They have really Strong powerful legs that can out run a human. They use their legs to fight predators. Kiwis use their strong legs to dig up burrows which is used to lay their eggs in. Some times they bulid it in a log or under the roots of the tree.

And there you have it how could you possibly reist a; flightless,rediculous ,wrinkeled winged,chicken sized burrow buliding speceies?

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Cross Country

When I walked into school I saw the chairs with the ages on the back of it. I thought we were having a team cross country this looks like a whole school one. What a nightmare!

It is so embarrassing I Know Ill come last, but Chanel in front of me didn't seem worried. Maybe I should be like her she isn't worried. When Miss Garden came around with a cosy blanket I didn't want to get up.

As Mr Barks called the 11 year old boys and girls my legs started to wobble I started to panic and my legs started to wobble even more ''don't worry'' Pesi said ''Ill run with you''

Ready set Bang!!!!! I know Pesi said that she will run with run with me but I see is me doing a little spurt and leaving Pesi behind. As I was making my way to Miss Burn I had to stop and look for Pesi I can see her she is coming 3rd out of the girls there is no way I'm gonna catch up to her. Thinking at the last minute I was trying and trying to catch up to her but the mud was so slimy all my energy was drained out just from trying to get out of the mud.

Making my way to the finish line I triped and heard Miss King saying ''come on Brooke You can do it you can do it win for Tainui'' I got up with an angry feeling and finished the race I felt great because I had finished that horrible race.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tenpin Bowling Last Week

On Saturday last week me and my family went to have a game of Tenpin Bowling. When We got there my Dad gave us some money to get some tokens for the games. When I got my tokens I went to the deal or no deal machine so I can win the same amount of tickets that my mum had and guess what it was out of older!!!! then I went to my mum and I told her that I was gonna get more tickets than her and did you know what she said to that? she said in my dreams!

So I went to this machine where you have to hit the the head down and then they come back up and guess how many tickers I got from that machine? I got sixteen tickers.

When it was our turn to start bowling my uncle Paul was First then my mum and so on, guess who was last me! well it was my mums turn and she had got the gutter on the first to turns that she had when it had gutter my auntie I asked if I could take her turn and she said yes I had got the bowling ball and then I just through it guess what I had got my auntie I got her a strike.

Then it got to my turn I got seven tickets when we had finished the game of tenpin bowling we had added up the points. In 1st place was my Auntie with 76 points In 2nd placee was my Mum With 70 points In 3rd place was Me with 68 points In 4th place was my Uncle paul with 62 points and in Last place was my brother who had 54 points. Then after the game we went home.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Polynesian Settlers

1000 years ago Polynesians were the first people to come to New Zealand, from east Polynesia their canoes had woven sails. They can to have a single hull or a double hull.

Trained navigators had seen birds feeding of sea so that will mean that land is near by, the stars will guide them by night. Possibly two maneged to cross the empty stormy sea.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

My Favourite Things

This is my movie about the things that are my
favourite stuff, my Teacher Miss Garden,my class and others. So sit back, relax and enjoy my movie.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Rugby On Saturday

Have you ever played rugby in your life ? Do you think it is amazing ?

On Saturday my brothers team the Pakuranga jaguars, was playing the manerewa marlens under 12's. My brother was very happy because he was playing against his old friends from school.

Taiapa ( my brother ) was a sub. When he came on he scored lots of tries he got three tries in the first half.

Tommy can do really high kicks he did one, and even though it was really high my brother manged to catch it. Run away try run away try every one called as he got the third try of the game.

It was the second half, my brother was tired had to get of . He got tackeld in the stomach and in the legs. But my brther did not give up.

At the endof the game brian the coach said who careswhat the club says you all get three points. Guess what the whole team go player of the day.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Bring It On 2010

2010 Bring it on Dance Competition against collage schools was at Trusts Stadium out west.
Heaps of schools went; Tamaki Collage, Otahuhu Collage, Wesley Collage, De La Salle, Boutney down collage and many more.
The School I liked was De La Salle because they had jokers, back flips with out any trampolines and they main dancer there were two but this one did a suicide flip and he was really scary because of his costume.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Serving The Umu Food

The cooked food is carried to the table, from the umu, so every one can eat it. Before any one eats the minister prays. Then everyone helped themselves to the food yum!. It tasted delicious.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Compound Word

As you can see me and my friends are standing here with a compound word sculpture.
Do you no what compound word it is?
I will give you some clues!
You can see it at bowling alleys
He wears a crown and a royal cape

Can you guess??
Write your guess as a post comment.
I will reply next week with the answer so you can see if you are right.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Hokey Pokey With Mr Hunia

Mr Hunia melted sugar and golden syrup, in a sauce pan to dissolve them. The mixture was golden brown and very runny. backing soda was added to the mix .That's when the chemical reaction occurred!.Suddenly the hokey pokey started to froth up and expand looking like a big blob full of gas bubbles.
Just like molten lava the hokey poky
is very runny like liquid.As the lava cools down,the hokey pokey has grown in size and has heaps of porous.

I felt a little sick because there was to much baking soda in the hokey pokey.

Monday, May 10, 2010


My Frends and I were doing a dance on the deck outside of room 12.When we were just playing around Ms Garden said to us if we wanted to record the dance so we record the dance.

Monday, May 3, 2010

P.E With Mr Borland

On Friday Room 17 went to Tamaki collage for P.E with a teacher named Mr Borland we had just finish playing get the waka across to the other side of the wreck. After that game we played a game octopus the aim of the game is to get to the other side with out people touching you. What ever you say that you can see on a persons body like if you have black shoes. The last two person I saw was Chanel but there was another person who made it.

Underwater Volcano Experiment

On Friday we had did an experiment with Ms Crowther we were going to see if we can form an under water volcano.
The red was the magma,when we put the bottle in the glass the magma rose up the top of the glass was all red and the bottom of the glass was just clear.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Volcano Silhouette

On Friday room 17 were doing silhouette pictures with our teacher Ms Crowther. Silhouette pictures are when the sky turns into a really beautiful red and when you look at a tree it isn't really green it is black.
I have done a silhouette picture of a volcano because that is what we are learning about.

Muffty days disco

Finally it was here I was waiting for this day, me and my friends had been waiting for the bell to the disco to go, when we got there it was really noisy When Justin Bieber's song came on every single girl in the hall was screaming.

Monday, April 19, 2010


From hellagems

This term we are learning about volcanos.What I have found out is that the lava inside the volcanos isn't lava,it is Magma.Magama is very hot.
There is four kinds of volcanos one is called a active volcano,sheild volcano,a compsite volcano and a extinct volcano.
I would like to find out if any volcanologist had seen if the volcanos had Eurupted.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

European Settlers

Europeans came to New Zealand to buy land for the animals because there was no room in England. This Pakeha is trying to give money to the Maori lady because he wants land. But no one person owned the land. It belonged to all of the Tangata Whenua.

Van Gogh

Last Friday we were learning about Vincent Van Gogh's art. Vincent van Gogh's art was about what moods he was in - he had big bold brush strokes that seems as if we were actually there.

Maori Houses

When the Europeans came to New Zealand they saw that the Maori people had different types of buildings.

Captain Cook Comes to NZ

We have been researching what it was like for captain Cook when he first came to New Zealand. He met a new and strange people, who lived very differently from the way he had been brought up in Britain.
Have a look at what we found out.


Have you been to Swimarama Pools in Panmure?
I have. I went to Swimarama with my mum, and brothers and cousins on Sunday because it was very hot and my feet felt like they were going to catch fire.