Thursday, November 24, 2011

Acrostic poem about atheletics

Athletics is the best sporting event in school!
The hardest activity I ever did was when I  tried to do the triple jump
High jump was kind of hard because I couldn’t do it
Lifting the shot put was so heavy                              
Every time I lost, I would  get mad                                
The most fun event was sprinting
I felt like ice cream
Coming to the end of the race, I almost came 3rd place
So much had been done by the end of the day.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Why does earth have day and night?

My partner and I have worked really hard to get this done. Our movie is about how earth has day and night. Sit back and I hope you like it and that you may learn alot from this movie.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Immersion Assembly

On the first day of term 4,room 13 went to immersion assembly. Our topic was Outta This World. This means that we have to learn about a lot of facts about planets.

To begin our immersion assembly Mr Burt told us a story about the hook from heaven,my favourite part of the story was when he tried To catch north island with the grandmas blood on the hook.

Our first item was team 1 and they did a clip -they did one movie about their focus which is here comes the sun ,it looked amazing when they were pretending to shiver. Next was team 2 and their focus was about different planets so they did a rap about it. They wore television helmets, gloves, glasses and black clothing.

Next was team 3 ,their focus was astronauts telling us about gravity and how to go to the toilet in space. Dancing on stage was team 4 and the did twinkle,twinkle,little star,They have worn wigs,tutus,pompoms and yellow stickers around them.
Finally our last item was team 5 they did their one on star wars. The clip was so funny when they had shown the characters ,my favorite character was Lando

This term means that I can do good work on my tasks. Learning about outta space is a really big thing that makes our work interesting.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Que Rico! Alfarjarcitos son lo mejor!.

Room 13 made some delicious Alfajorcitos, they come from Argentina. Alfajorcitos are popular because they are yummy and kids love them so much.

First of all Miss King got everything settled for the class.she gave out the biscuits,plates,knifes,coconut and last of all the dulce de leche .

Then we had the knife to spread dulce de leche on the biscuits. and got some caramel to spread it with our knife , after that we squashed the biscuits together. We rolled edges of the alfajorcitos into the plate of coconut and then we were ready to eat. Eating the alfarjorcitos was absolutely delicious.

This experience has taught me alot of things about Argentina and shows me that I have done heaps.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Cross country!

What did you do on Wednesday?

At Point England Reserve we did cross country,I was so excited while I was sitting on the field.

Nervously waiting my heart felt really pumped ,I felt really scared That I had temper,getting started was really scary Because I thought that I was going to lose.

I heard Mr Burt saying "on you marks,get set , GO".I ran really fast to get through people,while running my heart was pounding so fast that I lost Breath.While going through bridges I saw miss squires capturing photo’s of people running by .

At the end of the race I was exhausted,Then I saw miss king capturing photo’s too,But didn’t really matter at all.I was almost there ,So I ran so quick trying to get to the finish line.

Cross country was fun because we running so hard that we lost our breath.Next year my goals are never giving up at any time.

Aussie Rules

One blustery afternoon Room 13 went outside to play Aussie  Rules with 2 expert coaches,their names were Alysa and Megan.

Our first skill we learnt was to do a quick warm up called the Bumper Jumper.First you hop on one leg then you get your partner so close and try to bump them, to make her stand on two feet. I lost against Ana!

“Now come to the floor” shouted Megan  and Alysa. Our next skill was bouncing the ball. In Aussie Rules in order to run, you have to bounce the ball - so we had to practice. It’s harder than it looks. Our first attempt was to bounce the ball while on our knees. Next we tried standing, then walking, finally running. I struggled to get it right.

Then we did an activity called kick baseball, we got into teams.when I got the ball I did a short kick so it was a really tough kick.That was not very good at all for my team,It  was so frustrating after all.At least we won the game.     

Doing Aussie Rules skills with Megan and Alysa was very fun and cool. We really did some great work with them and I look forward to learning more.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Icons,rugy world cup speech

New Zealand is a very unique country compared to the other countries. A million years ago New Zealand was connected to Australia, but now we are geographically isolated. Our Kiwiana shows you how we are in Aotearoa.

The buzzy bee Toy was the most New Zealand famous and treasured childrens’ toy. Its colour is bright with bright red with yellow wings.The buzzy bee was made very late in the 1930’s in a small company in Newton, Auckland. Maurice Scheslinger designed the toy and made the first buzzy bee toy.

Jandals is foot wear made by New Zealand. It’s strap is a Y- strap shape,like a thin thong, that passes between the first big toe and the second toe and around either side of the foot.Flip flops may also be held to the foot with a single strap over the front of the foot rather than a thong.

So thank you all for coming to rugby world cup 2011 and New Zealanders hope you have a fun and good time and Thank you for reading my introduction And go ALL BLACKS !!.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Yummy,crispy and healthy food

My healthy food guide shows you what's a good choice for your body to keep it going fast,strong and healthy. Hope you li


Step 1 Sift flour and brown sugar into a large bowl. Whisk in milk and egg until smooth. Gently stir in chocolate bits.

Step 2 Place a frying pan over a medium-high heat and spray with oil. Drop 2 tablespoons batter into pan. Top with 3 banana slices. Cook for 1-2 minutes until bubbles appear on surface. Flip and cook for 1-2 more minutes. Repeat process to make 8 pikelets.

Step 3 Serve pikelets topped with fromage frais and berries (or other fruit if you prefer).

Low-fat Christmas cupcakes

Step 1 Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a muffin tin with patty cases.

Step 2 Use a cake mixer to beat sugar and eggs together, until pale and thick and trebled in volume.

Step 3 Combine flour, cranberries and mixed spice and vanilla. Fold this gently into the egg mixture.

Step 4 Spoon mixture into prepared patty cases and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until golden and springy when gently pressed. Allow to cool then ice as below.

For the icing

Combine icing sugar and a little water to make a spreadable consistency. Ice the top of each cupcake and decorate with sprinkles or dried cranberries.

Here's a delicious twist on the standard steak and fries.

Steak with creamy mustard sauce and oven chips


Step 1 Preheat oven to 230ÂșC. Place chips on a baking tray and bake for 15 minutes. Place tomato wedges on a separate tray and spray with oil. Add to oven and bake for 5-8 minutes, or until tender, and chips are golden.

Step 2 Meanwhile, combine yoghurt, garlic and mustard in a bowl. Set aside.

Step 3 Spray a frying pan with oil. Place over a medium heat and add steak. Cook each side for 3 minutes for medium rare, or until cooked to your liking. Serve steak with chips, tomato and creamy mustard sauce and a green salad.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Badminton soccer with lorene and donnah

My hand swung back and forth to take control of the racket. I served the shuttle over my head with an especially powerful hit. My partner hit the shuttle back at me with an awkward ping, so I ran back and forth trying to hit the shuttle over to her side.

Trick shots were a little tough to use. I gasped as I almost did the under leg trick, but it didn’t matter, I could try this challenge again. “It must be the hardest trick of all time”.

While I was pivoting ,the instructor gave me a few tips as she was walking by. So I started to use her cool tips to impress her. I concentrated on the great things she had told me and it wasn’t so hard after all.

Jordenne's and Josephine awsome presentation

Jordenne and I worked so hard to get this presentation ready. Our all black we have chosen is michael Jones for our presentation because he is so strong.So sit back and enjoy our story line.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Ma'a nonu

Ma’a Nonu ,an agile rugby player slipped out of tackle and charged down the field.People gasped as players bounced off him helplessly. Using his quick hands he scored a diving try!,and he was the greatest player.

The Greatest Haka.

Challenging actions were shown by the all black team with fierce war cry and passionate screams.using their powerful and strong haka they represented their country,Aotearoa strong.

They finished the haka and luckily th game was on.

Jonah The Bestest Lomu

A famous rugby union player,Jonah Lomu played 63 games as an all Black. He was thought of as the first global superstar and Jonah Lomu was the best of them all.His skills of being an all black was amazing.Jonah was payed lots cash.

But then that moment had ended with dialysis,well he was born with kidneys was no good at all,his career could not go on.

days later Jonah gave up playing for the all blacks and played for other teams and those teams were Wellington and Hong Kong.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Champion healthy food eating

Healthy Food (mp3)

Having three meals a day helps our body grow with a lot of energy. It helps us with thinking and learning and also we need to balance our diet too, with a variety of foods.

Healthy eating means ,having a lot of the right nutrients,Meat,fish,milk and water.Sometimes we need a bit of fat and sugar to keep our body working.

Eating healthy helps you with a lot of exercise and it also helps you living a normal healthy life.

Friday, August 5, 2011

William Web Ellis

Hundreds of players were playing football out the field in rugby school,handling the ball was permitted,not allowed to run with it. The game football caused major injuries with serious medical effects, these medical effects were caused by tackling, Enormous rolling mauls also kicking.
In 1823 It is reported that William Web Ellis ran with ball. In 1845 the first set of rules were written for the new game rugby.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Beep Test.

I ran as fast as I could to get there before the beep gets there.

As I ran I puffed and puffed, but I kept on going I managed to be a champion and to be fit.

my level was 5.1,My goal is to get 9.5,I know it's alot but I want to be a better champion and I

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Trip to Motat

Luckily a program had been settled for room 13 to have a chance to go to Motat. Room 13 had been looking forward with excitement . We went there because we wanted to learn about inventions, old trains and to see lots of stuff that we may or may not have seen before. A lady named Stacey showed us around and she told us where we were supposed to go. First we went in a nice and warm room to have our lunch, I could not eat my lunch because I was so excited. After eating we went walking around and we saw big and small bikes. We went in a room that was full of old things like phones, computers and other stuff that I have not seen before. After Stacey had talked to us, we had a look around. My favourite thing I saw was the Brownie camera. We got into a circle to tell Stacey what we had found, there were lots of things that people had seen. We went into our groups, my group was Kashya, Jordenne, Thea, Mary, Kashya’s mum and Sela. First we went to the red telephone, we thought it was fake but it was real. After that we went into We went to a place called Spacey’s. Spacey’s is a place full of science and techno stuff. I went to a place where you sit in the chair and you press the button and it starts to shake, it felt like the earthquake was really happening. I went to a yellow school locker and it was 3D. After that we went to a game room that was really fun because there was twister and connect 4 and there were blocks too. My favourite game was the Mario game, when you have to make Mario jump so he does not get hit. after that we went to the mirror maze, there were mirrors everywhere and it was very confusing. This experience was fun and inspiring because I got to see lots of inventions and see how they were Bigger, Better, Faster and Stronger. This trip has helped me understand more about inventions.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

School Uniform Plan.

The problem is that this month is winter and a Jumper and track pants is not enough, so we fixed it by using a jacket, the jacket contains polyester and a hoddie.

We had chosen this because this month is winter and a Jumper is not enough. the hoddie is to keep out rain from our heads.

It makes it better then before because it has a hoddie that keeps your head away from rain and keeps us warmer.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Life or Death?

“Hurry up Josephine!” My annoying sister shouted. I was too scared to move. Roller coasters are my worst nightmare. Holding on tight, I screamed “ahhhhhhhh!”, as I screamed I looked on to the ground,I quickly closed my eyes ,but as I closed my eyes the ride was done .It was not so bad after all,I wanted to go again but I did not want to close my eyes again.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


‘’Where did you go on Sunday and what did you do’’?

Well on Sunday I went to the Auckland museum for an awards ceremony. A very special awards ceremony- I Am Making Movies 2! My class had entered our movie and we were so excited about the possibility of winning a major prize.

I quickly sat down between Kashya and Mary . I stared at the the projector watching parts of video clips. Then I saw the Pt England Kapa Haka group. They sang lots of wonderful songs and awesome actions too. My favorite part of the museum was when we won our prize for best production, because there were people taking photos of us, so it made me feel happy.
There were 2 singing groups performing too. My favourite one was Pride of Auckland. They sang smoothly and added some funny beats.
Moving on we had the next category for best supreme winner I crossed my fingers together, hoping that we would win and finally I heard that Our History, Our Heritage had won. I was really happy and proud of our Yr 8 girls!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Back To The Future part 1

Doc quickly reversed with a sound of screech.’’Hey Doc we better back up we don’t have enough road to get to 88?’’.Marty was feeling scared and worried while Jennifer was looking miserible filled with fear and staring at the windows. ‘’ Roads, where we’re going we don’t need roads’’ said Doc as he adjusted his shiny glasses. The Delorean zoomed out with gulp of
extra fire and zooming back out with lots of speed.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

History of the camera

In 1826 a man captured his first snapshot in France, using a metal plate coated with silver. 12 years later Jacques Daguerre, made a camera and it was made out of copper plate. The metal was covered in Bitumen which is like the concrete on the road.
One of the first camera’s had what looked like a telescope on the front of it. There are many different types of camera and one type from America is called Kodac, which was invented by George Eastmen .
Chemicals are used to develop the pictures. Camera’s have changed alot over the years, starting with them being large and now they are small.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Wake Forest University

A day had been programmed and settled for the American students they had been welcomed on a day of porfere . Finally They had been welcomed in a beautiful way into a moari song. they Had come here to learn how to be a teacher. they had given us a special song also meagan and her friend had showed us a gift that represents their country. our visitor who helps us was meagan she is a friend of room thirteen,she helps us continue working hard.she had stayed in new Zealand for

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Adding Detail to Sentences

A genius invented the spaceship with his assistant .
This person worked hard for a whole week
to invent this spaceship with lots of tools.
He collected lots of material to invent his spaceship called room 13 kings.

This story shows you that I am learning how to add detail to sentences.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Multiplication Picture

this is a picture that shows you a multiplication,we are learning what multiplication means.There are 8 cakes and each cake has 2 candles on top. How Many candles are all together? There are 16 candles all together.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Gleaming Water

My Feet slipped into the pool like a dolphin’s tail. Lying on my back, my feet were kicking. The water was warm and relaxing around my body.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Wordle Creating

In Room Thirteen we are learning about sentence Beginnings. We have been going on our site and we have clicked on What an Ambush! created by Toreka Telea. Once we clicked on it it was pretty a long story . so we had highlighted the sentence beginnings and made them into a different colour. Then we copied and pasted them into Wordle to create a picture of all the sentence beginnings that Toreka used.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

marble run activity.

Today room thirteen had created a Marble run . A marble run is an activity when you can get stuff from your house like books and string,dominoes and toys. Once you have got all those things try and connect them together and try and get a marble from your teacher or the shops or houses. Then when you have done you can put the marble on the start then flick the marble and then the marble goes down crushes the dominoes on the book through the string and you can build another one if you’d like. Room thirteen had desigend an out standing marble run. we had groups. my group was Gloria,Kashya and Ana also Aldora. We were arguing when we were working so we started to work it out. Then we were communicating with working better.We kept on testing over and over. At least we did. but it was really hard.Room thirteen had fun making marble run.
my group had a process of trial and error. My group and I made some modifications and we started to be very proud and we felt very happy.
We had to give up but we did’nt.. we tried over and over trying to complete our marble run. marble run was invented by rube Goldberg. rube Goldberg is a professional at marble run .He can make a really excisiting marble run. Just like room thirteen did. groups were sighing and finished. by the end my group still had trouble then after we had one more try but it still did not work.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

straw bridge

Today Room thirteen made straw bridges. First Miss King said to room thirteen that triangles are the strongest shape.’’Its fun to learn about triangles’’
Miss King told room thirteen to get in to groups so that we can make a straw bridge. So room thirteen gathered all around in to groups. My group was Gloria, Kashya, Ana, Aldora. We started to make triangles then our friend Gloria put all the triangles together. ’’Wow’’ I was amazed how we put our ideas together when we started to communicate. We made lots and lots of triangles we were lucky that we did not have any arguments at all. So we had put all our triangles together and we had finished our amazing straw bridge. We started to shout ‘’Miss King we have finished our straw tower.” Miss King put a1000 block on our bridge and we were so lucky that it did not collapse.
We were the happiest team of all.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

ALBANY north shore tornado

Yesterday afternoon there was an adverse weather event in Albany North shore. It has damaged buildings and houses. A tornado is a terrfying event with strong winds that can pick up buildings also destroy cars, house or even large companies. About ten people ended up in hospital and one person had died. Most people are fine so that’s good news.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Straw Towers

Today room Thirteen did an activity that teaches us about BIGGER, better, FASTER, STRONGER.
Our activity was called Straw Tower. “”The word straw tower kind of makes me laugh””.
Building straw towers helps us Be creative and to Communicate well with people. ‘’Me and my Group had the strength to be creative’’. My group were arguing at first so we started to Communicate better, so we could work on our problems. it was hard work for us to finish the tower off. We had a problem with making the straws longer so that we can make it better. so we did. it took us a lot of Brains to turn on and strength to turn on too.
so we started To make more ideas But we ran out of time. ‘’we still loved it. it’s good that miss king said that our one was the straightest, I was glad about our tower.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Amazing Glee

On Friday at assembly a group called glee peformed on stage. Before they started Miss M introduced what the dance would be about, also who it was dedicated to. She had said that the first dance was for the teachers and she said that the second one was a rap that Lepa had made up. So then after Miss M Introduced it we finally saw Glee getting ready for their chance to show us what they had done. Then Awhina and Miss M had a beautiful greeting to the teachers, then we saw a ballerina she was dancing like an angel. Also we saw a background of pictures of people.
Then it came to the second part of the item. So everyone started to gather up and we heard this really freaky noise it was like guns shooting up in the sky. Then we saw people starting to dance. We heard lots of stomps and we saw lots of smiles. After that Lepa started to walk in the middle in the front of the stage, then he started to rap all about The Point England Way.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


The year four girls created a dance called resbonsibility. We made up this dance as a team work. We tryed to work hard as we could. We wanted to make our dance the best dance in the school. We had to chose Responsibility because it was our topic for this year. Mr Max Jacobsen wrote this song for our school.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Letter to Christchurch

Dear Christchurch we hope you Cantabrians are ok . On behalf of pt England school we all feel really sorry for your special hearts. We hope your hearts are feeling well and i hope that your health is on the improve. If you had trouble with your family I will be sharing my heart with you. We hope your city will suffer no more danger and no more damage and no more sadness. We would like to say that we love you all from our lovely hearts. Love Josephine.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Christchurch Earthquake

Yesterday Christchurch had their second biggest earthquake of all. Everybody in Christchurch was running away from the earthquake because the ground was damaged. People were injured and some people survived unhurt.The prime minister John Key has said that that it was New Zealand’s darkest day ever.
Inside the cathedral, people had died because they were trapped in the tower. Collapsed buildings made so much dust that it choked the city. People had to to cover their mouths to be able to breathe.
The injured had to move to temporary or makeshift hospitals as the main hospital was too busy.
Cantabrians were upset because their houses and cars were damaged and schools also.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Cinderella and her Charming p\Prince.

Cinderella's fairy godmother waved her mystical wand in the very old blue fountin .

Cinderella was amazed at her bright blue magnificent glowing dress as she stared at her shimmering reflection.

She had beautiful tiny dainty feet, also stunning beauty.

Busy bustling mice were sewing Cinderella's pink dress as the busy mice tried to get Cinderella ready for the ball.

Under the bold full moon, Cinderella was dancing with her charming prince in a enchanting night a majestic castle.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Baseball with Cola

Yeserday we went out to play baseball with cola on the rugby field. It was alot of fun with cola. we went to sit in the shade with ms king and cola.first cola told what we should do well playing baseball. Cola said if you play wrong you will get hurt and you will have to focus. he told us more and more about playing the right way.cola said that what you and your partner have to split in to a different team had to play field and blue team had to be batters.the red team had to get a baseball glove and wear it the right the way. The blue team had to go with ms king and sit down in a line so they can bat, fielders had to spread out.then a person came up to bat. cola gave the bat to the the person.the person started to bat the ball . that person started to bat the ball then he dropped down the bat band ran to the cones he ran back where he was batting.
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Friday, February 11, 2011

My Netbook

Today room thirteen had their netbook. The netbook needs to take charge first. Mrs Burt came in with a trolley that was full of netbooks that had our name on it. We were so full of excitement. Then Mrs Burt came to the front with a paper in her hands and she started to talk about the netbook agreement. Mr Burt came in to talk about taking responsibility of our own netbook. Mrs he finished talking.then miss burt came up to talk about keeping it safe and responsibility. Then Burt then got a Netbook box and told us how to open it carefully. Then we had to open it. We saw our charger and we saw our netbook in this white packet of cloth. We had to take it out and then Mrs Burt told us what to do. We were told to open our netbook, we had to count down to ten before we turned the on Button. The whole class was Happy.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Netbook day for Room 13

I'm so greatful that I am getting my netbook. When I came back from my trip to Samoa I saw a note and it said that I was getting a netbook. Then I told my sister and my brother and they did not care. Then I told my parents and they were just ignoring me, but I will make them jealous and proud of me. I am so excited and happy.

Sunday, January 30, 2011