Tuesday, April 28, 2009


In the holidays I went to Totara springs camp and it was soo much fun! There is a hydro slide and a flying fox in the forest and fun activities!!! My favourite is something called get your own back where you chuck porridge and mud and things like that at our leaders! You make soo may friends and it goes for the week I go there every holidays and I love it!!!!! :)

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Traits of a successful learner!!!!!!!!

Traits of a successful learner!
Successful learners are students who listen and do everything the teacher says. They settle on task all the time and hand their work in completed to a high standard.
Successful learners look out for other students and take care of the classrooms and the school grounds. They don’t hurt other people’s feelings and they don’t put people down. Peoples learning styles are different but that doesn’t mean it’s bad in fact it’s good to be different! Some people are logic learners and others are visual or musical learners. We are all different!!!
The 16 habits of the mind
1. Persisting
2. Managing impulsivity
3. Listening to others
4. Thinking flexibly
5. Metacognition (thinking about thinking)
6. Striving for accuracy and precision
7. Questioning and posing problems
8. Applying past knowledge to new situations
9. Thinking and communicating with clarity and precision
10. Gathering data through all the senses
11. Creating, imagining, innovating
12. Responding with wonderment and awe
13. Taking responsible risks
14. Finding humour
15. Thinking interdependently
16. Learning continuously
You need to use your brain everyday and keep it active. Make sure you are always thinking!
Key competencies
Relating to others: Getting used to others, working well.
Managing self: managing self and getting things done, handing in completed work.
Participating and contributing: participating in all areas, giving ides and asking questions.
Thinking: Metacognition, creativity and brainstorming.
Multiple intelligences: what sort of learner are you, musical, logical, kinaesethic and visual etc

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Science project!!!

As some of you know people in science have to "ceate a creature tht lives in the desert" We have to draw a picture of the creature and have to describe the life cycle, food web and the adaptions and we have to include a labelled diagram with detailed inlargements. Sounds easy ha NOT it is very very hard I have been working on it for the whole holidays we have had so far and im a long way off finishing and it sucks I want to go to the pools and things with friends but I cant and to top it all ofI have to finish it this week becuse next week we are going to the beach!!!!!!!!! :(

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Todays news at the news desk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Five dead on NZ roads in first 24 hours of Easter period
The Easter road toll stands at five after four crashes in the top half of the North Island during the first 24 hours of the holiday period. A 39-year-old man became the fifth person to die on the roads this Easter after losing control of his motorcycle about midday at the intersection of State Highway 1 and Bosher Road at Wellsford, 115km north of Auckland. Sergeant Paul Walker of Wellsford police said the motorcyclist was travelling with his wife as a pillion passenger when the crash happened. Efforts were made to revive him with CPR, including by his wife, but they were unsuccessful. Earlier today, a woman died after the car she was driving hit a bridge at the intersection of SH26 and Oak St in Morrinsville, 32km northeast of Hamilton, shortly after 9am. The woman was approaching the bridge and for some reason went to the left and went into the side of the bridge instead of over it. The victim was a 48-year-old from Morrinsville. Early this morning, a young man aged about 17 was thrown from his car and died after crashing on Whangarei Heads Road, near Whangarei. The teenager, the sole occupant of the vehicle, appeared to have crashed about 1.30am but was not found until 7.30am, when he was spotted by a passing motorist. No cause had been established yet. The first victims of the Easter period were two men in their early 20s who died in hospital after a two-car crash on Springs Rd in the south Auckland suburb of Otara, about 10.30pm yesterday. Both the dead men were passengers in a car which was hit from behind by another car after backing out of a driveway. The Easter weekend road toll period began at 4pm yesterday and ends at 6am on Tuesday morning. Last year, nine people died over the long weekend. In 2007, the toll was six, up from three in 2002 and 2003. Superintendent Paula Rose said the number of dead on the roads was more than in a normal weekend. Police would analyse the information at the end of the holiday.

Thursday, April 9, 2009


This is a website called wordle
It is really cool because you get to type in your website and you watch it make the wordle make you picture!!!!

Todays news at the news desk!!!!!!!!!

Women killed by a train north of Wellington.

A 42-year-old woman died after being hit by a train in Tawa, north of Wellington, last night. Police said the accident occurred shortly after 9pm and was not considered suspicious. Nigel Parry told NZPA all trains between Wellington and Paraparaumu had been suspended while police investigated, with buses filling in for the passenger services. The line was cleared late last night and service was back to normal ahead of the work rush this morning. Mr Parry said it was standard practice for the train driver to be stood down following a fatal accident and they were offered counselling and time off work.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Todays news at the news desk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Missing woman motortist survives two nights in bush
A 62-year-old motorist found this morning after being trapped in her car in a bush for two days appears to have escaped serious injuries. Alison McDonald was found in her blue Toyota Corolla between Arthurs Pass and Otira having survived two nights in the wreckage after she crashed down a five metre bank. The alarm was raised after she failed to reach her Greymouth home after setting out to drive from Christchurch on Friday morning. She was discovered by ground searchers checking the route she took. Police earlier had driven the route and conducted an aerial search from Porters Pass to the West Coast but found no signs of her or car.She was taken to Greymouth Hospital but was not believed to be seriously hurt were she told her family the story.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Dogs and their grooming needs!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tonight my dog got a grooming which included a bath, washing, drying, cutting, nail clipping and more cutting! It took over an hour and we were standing outside waiting and waiting for the guy to finish, but you know what he did a really good job holly looks amazing!!!!! Holly was nervous at first but she got better at the end, and in fact the guy said that she was soooooooooo good and then he gave us a discount!!!!!!!! He was really cool and he told us all about what we should do to walk her, brush her, wash her etc. Holly now looks sooo cute and she really needed a cut!!!!

Todays news at the news desk!!!!!!!!!!!!

Man in critical condition after stabbing at party!
A 20-year-old man is in hospital in a critical condition after an overnight stabbing at a party in Auckland. The man received serious stomach wounds around midnight after being stabbed twice with a knife during an argument with another male in the west Auckland suburb of Massey.
A police spokesman said everyone at the party in Holmes Dr was being spoken to and several witnesses had given statements. He said the identity of the offender had not yet been confirmed.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


OMG I got people from different countries because I put some intellegent things on my blog and I commented a lot on the class blog!!!!! If you want to get more people on your clustr map do the same it really helps!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Room 18s Skiing trip!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Did you know that room 18 is going on a skiing trip to Mt Ruapehu it is going to be sooooooo much fun!!!! Although it will cost $400 dollars (eek :o) it will still be fun!! We will get to go for 5 days!!! We will have a really great time skiing, like when I went to snow planet! I had a look at the website and it looks really cool. Our class is going to have soooooo much fun skiing I have only been skiing once before so it will be really COOL!!!!!!!!!!! check out the skiing website for Mt Ruapehu!!!

Todays news at the news desk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sorry, there is no news that kids our age would be interested in as far as I know but come back tomorrow for another news at the news desk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :0