Wednesday, 6 December 2017

our Whakatauki

                         He moana Pukepuke ka ekengia e te waka 


                           A choppy sea can be navigated


I think that this means that you will always be a part of waka hourua and you need to stay persistent all the time even when things get tough.
It also means fighting through hard times when you don't  want to do something or if you feel like giving up to keep on going no matter what.

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problem solving under pressure

problem solving under pressure

today in maths we did a candy problem solving challenge we had to answer five problem solving questions and the team to answer them first and correctly go a cup of lollies ( my group won.)


In a competitive, timed situation it helps to stay calm, listen to each others suggestions, contribute and work together.

we solved 5 out of 5 Otago solving problems correctly

We were more successful as a team because we communicated well and we stayed focused the whole time.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

cycle safety

on the 27th and 28th of November all the year sixes at school had a cycle safety program.
first we all had to check if our helmets were safe before we went out to ride.
If your helmet wasn't safe you had to borrow one of theirs.
The instructors looked through everyones helmets to see if they if they had cracks in them.
I had a great time doing cycle safety.

Thursday, 23 November 2017

the shoe maker

                                          the old shoe maker

today in church reverend Ben told us a story called the old shoe maker in this post i will be retelling the story.



it was Christmas Eve. In a small Russian village,  children were playing in the streets. Down the street shuffled an old shoemaker. He waved at the children as he made his way to his small shop on the corner.
Everyone loved the old shoemaker. He went inside and got to work making and mending shoes.
The old shoemaker he stopped and stood in the window of his shop. He listened to the shouts of laughter as the children played, but his thoughts were far away.
He didn have a family, and on Christmas Day he would be  alone.
He picked a big  book from a shelf, and rested in his big old chair. He moved his fingers along the lines of the book. It was the story of Christmas. He read how the Wise Men had brought gifts for Jesus-the best gifts they could offer. He scratched his head, looked round his little room and thought, "If Jesus visited me, what would I be able to give Him?" Then he  sat back in his chair, pulled up his favorite blanket and the heat of the fire made him tired.
Outside, the children returned to their homes. A small group of children huddled together. They didn´t  have a warm home to go to. They didn´t have parents to care for them. They were orphans. Slowly they made their way to the cold, empty orphanage and huddled together to keep warm.
Across the street from the orphanage, the old shoemaker was snoring gently. Suddenly he heard a voice in the room. "Dear old shoemaster, you were wondering what you could give Me. Tonight I am going to visit your village. Look out for Me. I shall not say who I am."
The old shoemaker jumped to his feet and rubbed his eyes. Jesus was coming to visit! What could he give Him? He was sure Jesus would like a hot drink on such a cold evening. So, he lit his stove and put a kettle of water on to boil. He was sure Jesus would like something to eat.
He looked in the larder and there was a fresh loaf of bread and soup ready for warming. When Jesus came, he could invite Him to sit in his chair, with his warm blanket around Him, and give Him a hot drink, soup, and fresh bread to eat.
Tomorrow would be Christmas Day and he so wanted to give Jesus a special gift, but what could a poor shoemaker give Jesus? All of a sudden he knew. He could make Jesus a pair of his finest shoes. But what size were Jesus' feet? He would need to make a pair of his finest shoes in every size, and Jesus could have the pair of shoes that fitted Him best!
He set to work at once. As he worked, the old shoemaster suddenly heard footsteps. He rushed to the window. But it wasn't Jesus.It was a young boy lighting lamps along the street. His coat was threadbare and he shivered as he worked. "How cold he looks," thought the old shoemaster, "I could give him my blanket, I still have other gifts for Jesus." He shuffled outside with his blanket and wrapped it around the shoulders of the young boy. The boy stopped shivering, smiled gratefully, and went on his way.
The shoemaster returned to his shop and carried on working. Just then, he heard voices outside. Had Jesus come? He rushed to the door. But all he could see was a group of children singing carols.
"It's Christmas Day, goodwill on earth,Let's celebrate The Savior's birth.God gave His love, what can I bringThat's worthy of a new-born King?"The old shoemaster smiled and said, "Thank you. You must be so thirsty after your singing. I have hot drinks warming on my stove. I was saving them for a special guest, but I'm sure He won't mind. I have other gifts for Him." He poured them hot drinks and waved them goodbye.
No sooner had he gone back to his work than the old shoemaster heard a different set of footsteps. It must be Jesus! He rushed out into the street. But as the footsteps came closer, the old shoemaster recognized the figure of a poor widow and her children. How hungry they looked. "Come in and have some of my soup," said the kind old shoemaker, "I was saving it for a special guest, but I'm sure He won't mind. I still have another gift for Him."
The widow and her children went into the shop and warmed themselves by the fire. The old shoemaster gave them soup and fresh bread to eat.
Meanwhile, across the street, the children in the orphanage were getting ready for bed. They tucked themselves under the covers and fell asleep.
The poor widow and her children thanked the old shoemaster for his kindness and went on their way.
The old shoemaster looked at his clock. It was getting late. He must finish making his gift for Jesus.Every so often he would look out of the window to see if Jesus was coming down the street. But no one came.
Just before dawn he finished making the shoes. He had a pair in every size, but Jesus had not come to collect His gift.
The old shoemaster stared out of his window. Tears streamed down his face. Jesus had promised to visit him, but Jesus had not come. What would he do with all the shoes he had made?As the sun rose in the sky, he looked across the street at the orphanage and wiped his tears away. He had a wonderful idea! He gathered up the shoes into a sack. Then he tiptoed across the street and into the orphanage.
He placed a pair of his finest shoes by each child. Then he tiptoed back to his shop, sat in his comfortable chair, and closed his eyes. As he dozed, he heard the same voice he had heard the night before: "Thank you kind shoemaker. I visited you last night and you gave Me warmth. I was thirsty and you gave Me a drink. I was hungry and you fed Me, and, kind shoemaker, I was in the orphanage and you came to visit Me. Thank you for giving Me the finest pair of your shoes. Whatever you did for all these people, you also did for Me."Christmas bells rang out across the village as the orphans woke to find their gifts.
Excited children rushed out to play. The old shoemaker shuffled out to join the Christmas celebrations. It was the happiest Christmas he had ever had!
In the Bible Jesus says, "And the King will answer and say to them, 'Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren [and sisters], you did it to Me!'"-Matthew 25:40, New King James Version.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

My published story

My Published Story

my goals

(1)Provide quality feedback on our peers' writing.
(2)Consistently use full stops and capital letters.
(3)Use sensory descriptions.




Once long long ago in Ancient china there lived four dragons, the Black Dragon, who was made of dark shadows, the Pearl Dragon, whos scales were crystal clear, the Yellow dragon, who’s scales were luminous like the sun, and the long dragon, whose body was like a snake. The four dragons lived in the sea where they played all day with nothing to worry about.



One day as the dragons flew over the Village they heard a cry of despair, the four dragons flew down to the parched Village land. There were no plants or crops to eat and no water to drink. People were on their knees praying for rain.
“ The people are suffering there’s no rain,” said the Yellow Dragon
“ What can we do it hasn’t rained in weeks,” said the Black Dragon
“We should visit the emperor, he can make it rain,” said the Long Dragon “Yes,” said the Pearl Dragon.



The four dragons instantly appeared at the emperor’s palace, (which was high up in the clouds.).
“Emperor,” said the yellow dragon “your people are suffering,”
“What people?,” said the emperor
“The people in the village, they are living on dry land with no food, please could you give them some rain?,” said the pearl dragon
“I will give them some rain next week,” said the emperor “Be off with with you know I have business to attend to,”



The dragons flew back to the sea they felt fulfilled and proud of what they did. They knew that soon the emperor would make it rain and the villagers would have food, water and plentiful crops crops to eat. The dragons couldn’t wait hear the people beaming with laughter and happiness.



Another week had passed without rain, The people were so eager for food that they were eating grass and clay.
“The emperor must have forgotten,” said the yellow dragon “we need to fix this ourselves”
“We have so much water in the sea, we could share some,” said the long dragon
“The emperor will get mad at us though,” said the pearl dragon
“Maybe,” said the black dragon “but it’s the right thing to do we won’t regret it,”
So the dragons flew into the sea, gathered up the water and sprayed it into the sky. The people cried with delight “were saved,” they cheered.



When emperor found out what the four dragons had done he showed them to his palace. “How could you,” he shrieked “I am the one whos controls the rain around here, not you,” The emperor was so enraged he summoned the mountain god into his palace. “Mountain God trap these useless dragons under four different mountains, and do it quickly I can’t bare to look at them anymore,”said the Emperor  
“yes your honour,” said the Mountain God.



Under the mountains the dragons rethought if they had done the right thing
“Did we do the right thing” asked the long dragon
“I don’t regret anything” said the black dragon
“Me neither” said the pearl dragon
“Maybe we could do one more thing to help” said the yellow dragon



The four dragons then turned themselves into four rivers. The black dragon became the  Heilongjiang river in the far north, the yellow dragon became  the Huang He of central china, the long dragon became the Yangzi Jiang and the pearl dragon became the Zhujiang. Now when it doesn't rain the people still have water. All thanks to the four dragons.

the end


Monday, 13 November 2017

My draft story

My Draft story

my goals

(1)Provide quality feedback on our peers' writing.
(2)Consistently use full stops and capital letters.
(3)Use sensory descriptions.




Once long long ago in ancient china there lived four dragons: the black dragon whos scales were made of shadows, the pearl dragon whos colours were as clear as a pearl, the yellow dragon with scales of sunlight and the long dragon whoƛ body stretched out to be as long as a fully grown snake, they lived in the sea where they played all day with nothing to worry about.


One day as the dragons flew over the village they heard a cry of despair, They flew down to the village the land was parched and dry, there were no plants or crops and people were on their knees praying for rain.
“ the people are suffering there’s no rain” said the yellow dragon
“ what can we do it hasn’t rained in weeks” said the black dragon
“we should visit the emperor, he can make it rain” said the long dragon “yes” said the pearl dragon

The four dragons soon arrived at the emperor’s palace
“Emperor” said the yellow dragon “your people are suffering
“What people?” said the emperor
“The people in the village who are living on dry land with no food, please could you give them some rain?” said the pearl dragon
“I will give them some rain next week” said the emperor “Be off with with you know I have business to attend to”


The dragons flew back to the sea they felt fulfilled and proud of what they did. They knew that soon the emperor would make it rain and the villagers would have food to eat and plentiful crops. The dragons couldn’t wait to see the people smile again.


Another week had passed without rain, The people were so hungry they were eating grass and clay.
“The emperor must have forgotten” said the yellow dragon “we need to fix this ourselves”
“We have so much water in the sea, we could share some” said the long dragon
“The emperor will get mad at us though” said the pearl dragon
“Maybe” said the black dragon “but it’s the right thing to do we won’t regret it”
So the dragons flew into the sea, gathered up the water and sprayed it into the sky. The people screamed with joy “were saved” they cried


When emperor found out what the four dragons had done he summoned them to his palace (in the clouds) “how could you” he shrieked “i am the one who controls the rain not you” The emperor was so enraged he called the mountain god to trap the dragons under four mountains.


the mountains the dragons reconsidered if they had done the right thing
“Did we do the right thing” asked the long dragon
“I don’t regret anything” said the black dragon
“Me neither” said the pearl dragon
“Maybe we could do one more thing to help” said the yellow dragon


The four dragons then turned themselves into four rivers. The black dragon became the  Heilongjiang river in the far north, the yellow dragon became  the huang he of central china, the long dragon became the yangzi jiang and the pearl dragon became the zhujiang. Now when it doesn't rain the people still have water. All because of the four dragons.


The end




Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Gavin Bishop

Today Gavin Bishop visited our school
he talked about his newest book which is the story of New-Zealand called aotearoa
Gavin Bishop is a famous book writer and mainly writes childrens books

                                                                                                               

our Whakatauki

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