Friday, June 29, 2012

My Special Place.

My special place is in my room. I love it in my room because I can just stay in there to play on my Nintendo Wii and play my PS2. I can also hang out with my friends and relax on my mattress. My room is the main part of the house for me. I eat in there, I play in there, but I don’t sleep in there. I sleep in my lounge. 
I don’t have my own room. I have to share it with my brother. My sister moved out of the house, so I might get her old room.

I decided to paint in the style of Henri Matisse because he likes to use a lot of bright colours in his artwork.


Term 2 Reflection

Term 2, the term of Art Alive. It has been one of the best term so far from 2012. I just loved learning about all the artists like Henry Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Daniella Hulme, Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet and Charles Frederick Goldie. The two main people my class learnt about was Matisse and Van Gogh. Henry Matisse’s style of art is Fauvism. In French it means ‘Wild Beast’. Van Gogh uses impressionist.

Also in term 2, some of the people in the school including me, performed in Point England Performing Arts. Or as I call it, PEPA. I was in the opening performance. How Maui hooked in the earth and we done a haka to follow up. We performed to the school (Years 1-6) at 2.00. Then we performed to the parents at night time. That was the best performance.

Another highlight of the term was our art gallery. The hall was filled with art from years 1-8. They were out standing. All of the artists work was there. Matisse, Van Gogh, Monet, Hulme and Picasso along with Goldie. Only my Goldie artwork from extension was there. Not my class one. I was supposed to do my room but I didn’t take a picture of it. So I didn’t put it  up.

The last highlight of the term was our immersion rotation. That's when had to go to different classes. The first class we went to was our class. We stayed in Room 21 and learnt about Henri Matisse. The following day we went to Room 22 with Mrs Nua to learn about Vincent Van Gogh. The next day, we went to Mr Barks Class to learn the style of Pablo Picasso. His was my best artist. On Friday we went to Mr Slade to learn the style of Claude Monet. Next week on Monday, we went to Mrs Squires for the last day. We learnt about Daniella Hulme. That was a cool rotation.

Term 2 was a mean term of Art Alive. learning about Artists and their styles. I just can wait for Term 3. MEAN MAORI MEAN!!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Hid and Go Seek Part 2

Hide and Seek Part 2:
Previously on Hide and Seek. Patrick had been trying to find Spongebob and Sandy. Spongebob and Sandy had found a castle and decided to hide in there. What happens next? Tune in to find out.

“Spongebob? Sandy?” Patrick yelled. Patrick didn’t hear any response so he went on a tiki tour. They had been walking around and around in circles. So Patrick chose to stay at the door and have a rest. Luckily, he found Spongebob and Sandy. When they were all united, they heard a sound. BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! They all waited in silence. When they thought the sound had cleared, they headed for a room. Once they got into the room, they hid in a closet. The three friends couldn’t hide forever so they took a peek out of the closet. When they peeked out of the door, they saw A HUGE KRAB.
They saw him eating a big patty. He called it the Krabby Patty. He was eating away. Suddenly, the three took off and headed for the door. To be continued........

Hid and Go Seek Narrative Part 1

Once upon a time there was a boy and a girl named Spongbob and Sandy. The were playing hide and go seek. They were running away from Patrick. They ran through a field of corn and found a big castle. They decided to hide in there and wait for Patrick to come. They had been waiting for over half a hour now so they peeked out the door too see who was there. No-one was there so then they decided to go for a Tiki Tour around the house. While they were peeking they heard a sound at the door. It was Patrick. He had finally found them but they had gone for a walk around. So suddenly, the game turned into tiggy. I wonder if Patrick would find the two. To be continued............

Friday, June 1, 2012


Wow!!!! AFL. I can’t believe we have AFL coaching every week. I STILL CAN’T BELIEVE IT!!! I love AFL. Other people call it Kiwi Kick. I just call it AFL. I watch it on tv whenever I can if my brother not watching anything. My favourite players are Israel Folau and Karmichael Hunt.

Even though we learnt the drop-punt, we learnt it again to get more accuracy in the kick. I tried it and guess what, I failed. But then, the mentor came over to me and told me the new skill, and then I got it right. After everyone got it right, we split into teams and played a little game called bomb the teachers. We had to try and kick the ball at the teacher and bombard them with the balls. If we hit the teacher then we got 2 points, if we got the netball pole, we got three points. If we got it into the hoop, we got five points. My team won 7 points to 5. It was a cool game.

Just like the drop-punt, we learnt another skill but just to get it perfect. This skill was the hand pass. I already knew how to do it good so I just helped everyone else. The game that we played after that was hand ball octopus. To get people out, you had to hand pass the ball to them and touch them. For the first round, the mentors were in. I was so lucky, I won the round. The next round, everyone was going for me. Finally I got out. When I got out, I got everyone else out. Then we finished.

The next skill we perfected was to catch highballs and do the right technique. The best catch is the chest catch. You put your hands in front of you then you pull the ball into your chest. That’s the best catch you can do. After that catch, we learnt the speci. You run and jump on someones back to catch the ball. The game that we played was Over The River. The point of the game is to kick the ball and make other people drop the ball. But you have to catch it before you kick it.

I really like Kiwi Kick because you can do many things in the sport. My favourite thing is a speci. I hope next year we can have more and more game time. If I play AFL, I want to be like Israel Folau.