Thursday, December 12, 2013

2013 Netbook Reflection

Hello my name is Mary and I am a year 6 student in room 17 at Pt England School. This will be my fourth year here. I love it here at this school, because it is fun and there are a lot of nice students and we get to have our own NETBOOK!!!. If you check out my other Blog post you will see how I got my first Netbook when I was year 4. Here is a link to my blog post when I got my first netbook. ( Netbook) We were meant to get our Netbooks at year 5. But I was in a class mixed with year 5’s.

How I have helped other Kids
I have helped other kids this year by my blog. How you ask? Well we put things on our blog that connects to the world. And people around the world looks at our blog and see’s something that they have never seen before. And Zld like to find out more they can go to our class sites and/or look at our school site. There are a lot of links on our sites especially on our school site. In other word for this is... Learn, Create, and Share.

What I have learnt off my Teacher
What Mr S has taught me this year was editing our writing online in google docs to make it better and how to make it better. Mr S has taught me a lot. I like having him as my literacy teacher. Thank you Mr S.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Before Going to Kawau Island

OMG!!! I can not wait to go to Kawau Island in Bentzon. There will be a lot of fun activities I am looking forward to. Kayaking is one of my favourite activities. There will be a really cool activity when you get blind folded and then your partner guides you through different things, like tunnels, over branches. I just can not wait.

Another thing that I am looking forward to is sleeping in cabins. It is like sleeping in your room but with friends and on a Island. I am also looking forward to tasting their food. I have a great feeling that their food is great.


LRRH from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.
This is our movie about Little red Riding Hood. I star as Little Red Riding Hood and Grandma. I hope you enjoy our movie. We worked really hard on this so I hope you leave me us some feed back.

My Farm Animation

Mary's Farm from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.
This is my animation about how to make Milk?
if you watch my video it will show you what they do to make fresh milk for you.

Monday, December 2, 2013


Here is my Presentation about Christmas. I hope you enjoy. Please leave some Feedback!!!!

Going to Kawau Island

Here is my Presentation about going to Kawau Island for our school camp. I hope you enjoy the Presentation and I hope you leave me some feedback. Sit back and enjoy.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Changes in year 7

Wearing a Jacket
Looking cool
I want to be a netball player
Be a rugby player
Be the best I can be in year 7

Monday, November 11, 2013

Maths Whizz

OMG!! (OH MY GOSH)!!! Not being able to go on Maths Whizz last week was such a bummer. I was able to go on from Monday to Tuesday but then I did a bit to much so a little note popped up saying, "That's enough for today. More Lessons on Monday." I was so annoyed. Maths Whizz is like the best maths site out of all maths sites you could ever think of.

Going on Maths Whizz is so fun. Me and my Friend, Marama loves going on Maths Whizz. Sometimes she would beat me in one challenge so it would send to me and then I would have to try and beat her time and score. If I beat her time but I got 90%.. That doesn't count. I would have to beat her time and get 100%.

I love going on Maths Whizz. YAY!! I get to go on today. Cross your fingers and hope I don't do more than enough today. Nah.. Just kidding. Hope you enjoy my blog post!!!!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

DLO 2nd

Here is my DLO about figuring out how I got my answers. I hope you enjoy my Presentation. Down below I also have done a piece of paper one. I hope you enjoy my Presentation. :)

DLO Presentation

A Bowl of Rice

Duy lives in Vietnam. (Duy is pronounce as Zew.) Duy and his family plants rice. In Vietnam rice is like the only food they can eat. Some people in Vietnam can't live life, because they either don't have enough food for their family or they just don't have any money. Duy helps his mum plant the rice and the his dad waters the ground. The next day was harvesting day. Duy and his sister didn't have any school so they decided to help. (Actually they had no choice but to.) So they had finished everything and then they started eating the rice. "I Love Rice," says Duy.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Watching Fireworks

During the weekends me and my sister, my other little sister and my dad all went out to watch the Fireworks. Our neighbours were lighting them and we were watching them. Our neighbour got burnt only once and they had a bucket of water besides them just in case there would be a fire.

Did you know that fireworks can be really dangerous. They might just be fireworks that pop in the sky but they can catch on fire on your clothing. So be careful. Tomorrow night is the actual date to light your fireworks. But you can light them when ever you what. 

Hope you enjoyed my story about watching the fireworks.
Please leave some feedback!! :)

Monday, November 4, 2013


This is my figuring out.
What I did for the first question is Number line as you can see. I did:
267 + 33 to get to 200. And then I added 300 to get to 500. And last I added 23 to 500. Which makes 523. The question was 267 + _____ = 523.

For the second question I did: 4.77 +0.23 = 5.00
And then I added 2.0 to the 5.00 which = 7.00
Then lastly I added 0.04, to get to 7.4.

Hope you enjoyed looking at the photo and looking at my strategies. Please leave some feedback.

Writing Test

While waching the sun set I heard a whisper. 'What was that,' I wondered. "Maybe it's just my imagination." I had a feeling it was. "SHHT," there it is again, "SHHHT." I was feeling a little creeped out. By now I knew it wasn't my imagination. "SHHHT," "AHHHHHH," I screamed. "What is that horrible hissing," I couldn't stand it anymore so I ran inside, ran up the stairs and into my wardrobe. It went all quiet. So I opened the closet door and went to bed.

"COOKADODOOOOO." The rooster shouted. "Oh, It's morning already," I whispered to myself. I went out to feed the chooks, and then I milked the cows, shaved the wool of the sheep and by then I had finished off all my jobs. "Heya Sohie," "Oh hi Jack, How are you today," "I'm fine, You?", I have been so good, you know yesterday I thought I heard a whisper while I was watching the sunset. I mean there is no one else that lives here but me. So I reckon it was just my imagination." "Maybe it was. Umm.. Hey I just dropped by wondering if you wanted to do lunch???" "Umm.. I'm sorry Jack I can't I have to finish up here at the farm, then I think I might go for a lie down." "Oh that's okay, I will just go and ask Victoria." "Okay see ya," "Bye."

I thought it was a bad idea letting Jack go with Victoria because she's such a bad friend, she doesn't treat him respectfully. I should of went with him but I couldn't cause I had the farm to do. So I went back and I was wondering what else I could do and then I knew I had to round up all the sheep. So that's what I did.

"LA LA LA LA LA LA, Sing a happy song, LA LA LA LA LA LA, Sing all day long." "SHHHT." "What is that whisper???" I wondered. "Hang on that is the same whisper I heard yesterday. So it wasn't my imagination. Ha, I knew it." Eventually I was talking to myself. "SHHHT," "There it is again." I couldn't help it, I was terrified, so I had called the police but they thought I was Cookoo, so I called the animal control and they thought the same as well. So I just gave up. While I was terrified I was still wondering, What that whisper was? Why it was whispering to me? And, Who was whispering? I didn't care anymore, that thing could off been terifying me, but it was bringing me down from doing my jobs. So I went to investigate, though I was really scared.

"SHHT," "Who are you or should I say what are you? Come on. You know you can show yourself and then everything will be just fine and I won't be so terrified so much." I was so scared my legs were shaking, and I was just so afraid what was going to happen to me if I said anything else. So I said no more. "SHHHT, I'm going to get you." "AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! What aye, what happened? One miniute I was outside and now I'm in bed." So I thought to myself all along it was just a dream. So I was not actually talking to Jack, actually I don't even know a Jack or a Victoria. That was just a long terrifying unknown dream. HA.. HAHAHHA, that was just a dream.

So Sophie was okay from that day forward, and she and her farm animals lived happily ever after. Of did they?????? "SHHHT....... I'm going to get you. HAHAHA."

Friday, November 1, 2013

Show Not Tell In A Paragraph

WALT: Show not tell when writing a paragraph.

While watching the sunset I thought to myself, 'We should go Trick or Treating now'. My friends agreed with me. Off we went. Light shoes lifted of the ground while walking towards a house. I saw a boy with a, Pointy hat, A black dress, Some black shoes, A pointy nose, And a brownish broom stick. I had soon recognised it was a Witch.

Thursday, October 31, 2013


Dad has bought a mob of sheep. One Thousand and Five Hundred of them. Couple of hours later I was asked if I was able to work as a Rousie. So I did and I got a sheep shaved it’s wool off and I did the next sheep. It went on and on and on. Finally we finished all 1500 of them. The truck came to take the wool. I had fun at being a Rousie.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

My Friends

Practise Narrative + Rubric

As the sun was rising and the birds were chirping two girls named Emma and Janine thought it would be nice to go out for the day. So they both thought and then shouted, “Rainbows End”. They thought it was a good idea. So both girls got ready had breakfast and they hit the road. Emma and Janine arrived at Rainbows End. They could not wait. The girls bought their tickets and went in.

“Lets go on the gold rush”, No lets go on the Invader”, Nooo.... Let’s go on the scary ride”. “What scary ride, I don’t think they have one”. “ Of course they do. Every Theme park does”. “Umm.. Well not this one”. And so on the girls kept fighting on which ride they should go on. “ Lets go onto the roller coaster”, both girls had said to each other at the same time. They both said “Yes” and they went on that ride.

“Next Please”, The conductor shouted. “Yay it’s our turn”, Janine whispered into Emma’s ear. So Emma and Janine jumped into the Roller Coaster and off they went. “Whooo, Yeah this is so Ahhhh”. The girls were having the time of their lives until........ “Ohhh what happened to the ride”. Emma and Janine exclaimed to each other. “Umm... Can everybody stay in their seats and stay calm”, The Conductor shouted. “What has happened”, Janine asked the conductor way down below. “It appears that the Roller Coaster’s stuck and we don’t know how to fix the Roller Coaster so we can get you guys down.”. The Conductor shouted back up to Janine.

“Oh my gosh Emma were stuck up here forever”, “Not forever you silly head they will get someone to come and save us and leave everybody else here”. “Yeah right”. And again both girls fighted but about how they were going to get down. The conductor called for the firefighters, 3 hours later the firefighters wanted to come. They tried to get Emma and Janine off the Roller Coaster because the firefighters thought they needed more help than everybody else because, they looked more scared. But they couldn’t because a Ghost was stopping them.

“What on earth is going on we can’t even get the girls of the Roller Coaster”. One of the Firefighters exclaimed. “Hey I'm Clowney want to know why they call me Clowney it’s because I’m a clown. Pudum Sha. Not in for joke Okay. I can help you. You guys come in a half hour and they will be down”. Half Hour Later. “Ho - Ho - How did you get them down”, One of the firefighters shouted. “It’s a secret”, Clowney said. So Clowney left and left the girls to it. The girls had so much fun except for that part when they got stuck but apart from that they were all good.

The girls went back home made them some lunch and a hot cuppa and then watched T.V. Then Clowney shows up at the window and the girls can’t see him. HAHAHA!!!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Making Pizza

Last week at Extension we were told to go onto our Extension Site  to find out what we were going to do. But first we had to read about Labour day. And answer question's like: When was Labour day first celebrated in New Zealand? And questions like Why do we celebrate Labour Day? So we had to answer all those kinds of questions.

We found why we celebrate Labour Day. We celebrate Labour day because a man named Samuel Parnell won a eight-hour day in Wellington. So we made pizza's representing Labour day.
Here is a picture to what we had made.

As you can see that there is more than one pepperoni on the pizza. There is actually eight pepperoni to represent the eight working hours. We had to partner up with a partner and my partner was Lucy. Here are the ingredients we needed.
We needed.....

We quickly rushed to get the Tomato paste to spread it around the pizza base. We put on all our toppings onto the pizza base. After we had finished topping our pizza we put it in the oven. Five minutes later it was ready. Me and Lucy had a turn cutting the Pizza and we gave some to the teachers and had the rest to ourselves. I had a lot of fun making pizza with Lucy.

Here is a picture of the hot cooked Pizza. 

My Narrative With My Rubric

Once upon a time there lived a farmer, his wife and their 2 children. Their names were, Bob ( Farmer)
Adrienne ( Wife ), Lilly ( Daughter ), Zach ( Son ). They all lived a happy life. The kids went to school just a couple of blocks away and Bob did his job at being a farmer. And the mother was just sleeping all day every day. But one day everything CHANGED!

One morning they did their usual until the kids came home The kids were hungry for some corn so they went into the corn field until they heard a BOOM!!!! They heard this rumbling. They had no idea what it was. So they ran home. The farmer, ( dad ) went outside to have a look. “ AHHHH!!! “The dad screamed. “ Bob, Bob what is it “. Exclaimed the mother. “ Well why don’t you come out and see“. The dad yelled with frighteners. The mother and the kids went out. “ AHHHHHH “. They all yelled. “ What is that thing, is it like some monster off Monsters University”. Lilly exclaimed. But Lilly really didn't care because she was too busy texting her mate Ella. “Of course it is. If it wasn't what kind of monster would it be”. Zach yelled. Lilly exclaimed, “You mean”.......

Bob quickly ran inside and dialled 111. The police got to the farm as soon as possible. “AHHHHH”. The police yelled. “What kind of monster had four eyes and a long tongue”. “Are you sure it is not a monster of monsters university”. Lilly was still saying. “No a monster like that can not be of monsters university you Ning Nong. What kind of daughter do you have”. One of the polices said.

“Hey farmer what’s your name”. The police quickly shouted while they still had the chance. “The names Bob”. Bob told the police. “ Okay BOB! I want you to chuck me that stick okay baldy. I am going to call you baldy from now on”. Exclaimed the Police. “Okay”. Bob said. The police started to hit the monster but the monster used it’s long tongue and took it out of the polices hand. “Come here I'm hungry”. Yelled the Monster. So the monster gobbled one of the police.

Lilly came up with a plan. She had quickly made a trap. The monster was walking towards it anyway so the monster was going to be trapped. "Hey, Hey get me out of here. I am meant to eat you up then spit you back out". The monster was shouting out with weirdness. "Ewww". Everybody exclaimed. "Nah ah. You ate the handsomest police there ever was". Lilly said. "Hey". The police was saying. 

"We are not going to let you out we must eat you for dinner. Oh and I hope you taste tasty. I would have seconds". Lilly was telling the monster. " Come on let's kill the fellah then cook him". The father was telling everybody. So they killed the monster and cooked him for dinner.

They weren't hungry anymore and they all lived happily ever after. Until the next attacked happened.

My Holidays

In the Holiday me and my sisters went to my uncles 50th Birthday. We went to his birthday because we were doing Kapa Haka for him. The birthday was held at the Papakura hall. It was so fun. The first thing we did was a Haka Powhiri, then we sang the song whakarongo. After that we had some food, then we did the rest of the haka’s and Waiata’s. My favourite Haka we did was Paikea.

We did the Haka one and the Waiata one. I had fun representing my culture at my uncles birthday. It was so tiring but we had to do it. I had a lot of fun on that day, and I wish I could go back. y

Friday, October 18, 2013

Organic Orchard

When we first started planting our Organic Orchard we were having no trouble. But 3 months later I could see what the spray was doing to my fruit. It was drawing the insects to my organic fruit and damaging it. I could not believe what I was seeing.
But then since I had stopped spraying the it has drawn the Green Beetle to come and damage my fruit.

Later on me and my sister was thinking of selling our Organic fruit before the Green beetle was damaging the fruit. Now we can not sell our fruit because, our fruit was getting marked by insects and the Green Beetle. So we could not sell our fruit at all.

We still had not sprayed the Orchard, and the Green Beetle had almost disappeared. Did you know that a Praying Mantis egg can hatch into a hundred and fifty Praying Mantises. That is
a lot.

In my Orchard I have had Australian Paper wasps nest growing in some of my plants. They actually do not sting unless you touch then of course they are going to think you are going to harm them. When the Australian Paper wasps hatch they look for Monarch butterflies eggs and eat them. I hate watching them eat the Monarch Butterflies eggs.

I have a Macadamia Tree and it is different to other tree’s. Why you ask? Well it has the rats favourite nuts on this tree and so I like to have One or Two, so the rats leave our Orchard Tree’s to us.

I actually like not spraying my Organic Orchard because I am not putting any poisonous chemicals in my fruit.

If you would like to make an Organic Orchard you can. You just have to believe and make it come true.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Free Blog Writing

Yesterday me and my best friend Marama went to the G.I ( Glenn Innes ) pools after school. When school had finished we walked home together and I went one way and she went the other way towards her home. When I got home I asked my mum and she answered, " Yes". I was so happy.

So I put my swimming togs in to my bag and my towel, and my soap and shampoo. I arrived at Marama house and then we left. When we got to the swimming pools we quickly got changed and jumped into the big cold pool. After that we jumped out and hoped into the warm pool it was so warm I was getting hot. So I jumped out and jumped back into the cold pool and it was freezing because, you were in a warm pool then you go into a cold one that makes freezing. The when we got over ourselves

Marama asked the Life Guard if she could dive in he said " Yes". So Marama jumped out and went to dive in. I went to go and have a go. I got out of the water and dived in. It was so much fun. It was getting late so me and Marama jumped out and had our shower the walked back home. She went her way and I went mine.

I had so much fun I would love to do it again.

Matching Pictures

Today me and my group Keas, had to match up some farm pictures. As you can see the milk picture is matched with a milk factory. So what we had to do is find one picture and find another and see if it matches.

Our group worked as a team and we finished the activity. We found 4 pictures that didn't match but really we did not look properly and we found the match. I hope you enjoyed reading my blog post about our activity. See more on my blog.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Mrs Pig and her Three Little Piggies

Once there lived a mother pig and her 3 little piggies. The piggies were hungry for some sweets. So they forced their mother to get some sweets. Their mother wasn’t too sure to leave her piggies home alone because, their was a big bad wolf on the loose.

But the mother had talked to her piggies and said, “ Okay, I may get your sweets but you have to promise me one thing....... Do not open the door to anyone except for me. No matter what.”
“ Okay mummy.” And off went their mother.

The Wolf had heard everything because he was in the forest, right next to the house. So he had heard every single word. The big bad wolf waited till the mother pig had left and then started planning his cunning plan. 2 hours later.

“ Oh little pigs, little pigs let me in,” cried the wolf. “ Not by the hair of my chinny chin chin. Mama said to not let anybody in no matter WHAT!” Said the three little pigs. “ But I am your mama, and I got your sweets.” Cried the wolf. “ Well it does sound like mama.” Exclaimed the littlest pig of them all, “ Open the door, open the door.” Said the little pig. The pigs were kind of dumb so they kind of didn’t know what they were doing.

The wolf burst open the door and gobbled up the three pigs altogether. An hour later the mother pig had come home and she opened the door, and shouted “ WHERE ARE MY THREE LITTLE PIGS!”

The wolf cried “ Oh mama Pig were over here.” So the mother pig ran to her piggies but really it was the big bad wolf. The wolf said that because he thought he could eat mama pig.

Mama pig had finally made but all she saw was the big bad wolf sitting in her rocking chair saying “ Mm-mm.” Mama pig was furious.

She head butted the wolf 4 times. 3 times to get her piggies out and one extra to fly him way across the village.
The piggies and the pigs mother were happy.
And the big bad wolf was never seen again.

Monday, September 9, 2013

My Nephews Birthday

My Nephews Birthday Coming Up:
Soon it is my nephews birthday. He is going to be 2. His actual birthday is on September the 16th, but because it is my uncles birthday on the 21st we had to make his birthday on the 14th. My nephew is going to have is 2nd birthday at my Brothers and my Sister In Law's church.

Since we had been practising Kapa Haka for my uncle’s birthday we are going to be doing all the Haka’s we have been practicing and all the Waiata’s for my Nephew. My nephew’s name is Tyreece. He is my second nephew I have in this whole entire world. I love my nephew, and I hope he has fun on his birthday.

Love you Tyreece.
Here is Picture of him when he was little:

Monday, August 26, 2013

About Whitney Houston

Why I have done a presentation about Whitney Houston?
I done a presentation about Whitney Houston because she is a beautiful singer and she is a lovely women. She is also a heart warming person. I love everything about Whitney Houston. I also done this presentation because everyone can no more about her. I mean sure they can go onto the internet and just type it up but I rather people from around the world, look at my blog and see what I have written about Whitney Houston.

If you have not heard about Whitney Houston, look at my blog. Then when your finished. Go onto YouTube and type up the songs that is on my presentation and listen to them, because they are heart warming. Hope you enjoy my presentation:)

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

DLO Little Red Riding Hood

Here is our DLO about Little Red Riding Hood. We done this Fairy tale because it is funny and interesting. We also found out what the moral was and what we learnt. We also did this Fairy Tale because we can find out more about it than we do now.

Sit back and enjoy out DLO. Please leave some feedback!!!!! Hope you enjoy :)

Monday, August 12, 2013

Doing Kapa Haka

In the weekends we went to my aunty’s house. We stayed the night until Sunday, and on Sunday we did Kapa Haka practice. I had to lead 4 Waiata’s during our practice's. I had a lot of fun. Every weekends we have to do our Kapa Haka practice for my uncle’s 50th birthday.
Doing Kapa Haka is alright. It is fun. I like doing to represent my culture.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

The brave little Tailor

Title: The Brave Little Tailor

Author: The Brothers Grimm

Characters (names, personalities, strengths, weaknesses):
There names are: The Tailor, The 2 giants and the 2 kings.
The tailors personality: He is clever and he is tricky. The Giants Personality: He is so cute and friendly and do what the tailor says.
Setting (Where is the story set. Describe the place in detail): The Tailors store and then into the forest. Then the royal palace. The Tailors store is full of interesting things. The forest has trees, and animals. The palace is so royal and is clean.

What was the problem? The tailor tricking the giants and the kings.

What was the solution? They knew what he was doing.

What was the Moral of the Story? The moral of the story was that the tailor thought he was clever that he could trick the giants and the kings but it did not last that long.

My favourite part of the story was? The giant holding the tree.

The Ugly Duckling

It was a nice hot sunny day. And we were at school. I asked some girls if I could play with them, but they said.... NO. I asked those girls, “ Why can’t I play.” They replied, “ It’s because you don’t fit with us. And because you are so not cool.” After hearing those girls say that I was too shy to ask anybody if I could play with them.

The next day we were in the music room learning a new song for the school. I asked my friend for some help. She said, “ Ummm can’t you figure it out yourself. Stupid”. I couldn’t understand why she was doing that to me. So it was the end of the day, and I knew that I had to do something about it.

So I went home and talked to my parents. “ Mum, Dad, I am getting mocked in school. Nobody in that school accepts me not even the teachers. Can I please change schools.” My mum said, “ Well I will think about it. Give it one more day, and if they keep mocking you then you can change school’s.” So I gave it a day, and it was a same old day as usual. So I told my mum and she put me into a school named Pt England. I was excited.

I went to school and I had friends. The teachers accepted me nobody mocked me. I loved that school. They include me in everything. The students are great, also the teachers. Finally I’m at a school where kids and teachers accept me for who I am. I may not be popular, I may not be pretty. But I am a caring person.

So from that day on, nobody ever mocked me again.
The End

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

The Day My Nephew Came

During the weekends my little nephew Tyreece came over. Me and my big sister Roseanne and my little sister Stacey-Rose took my nephew to the park. He was on the swings and was having a lot of fun.

After the park we went to Pizza Hut. We brought some pizza and we ate it. When we got home we didn't tell my mum and dad. Though when we got home there was already pizza cooking. So my sisters ate some of the pizza with our parents.

We all had a great day but then my nephew had to go home on Sunday for Kohanga on Monday. I miss my nephew and I wish he was with us right now today.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Hansel and Gretel

Title: Hansel and Gretel

Author: The Authors of this story are The Brothers Grimm

Characters (names, personalities, strengths, weaknesses):
The characters names are: Hansel and Gretel, The evil witch, The bad stepmother, And the father of Hansel and Gretel. Also known as the Wood cutter.

Hansel’s personality: He is kind. He knows what he is doing. And he knows how to take care of his little sister. He cares about people.

Gretel’s personality: She is also kind. She knows when to help her brother. Gretel is also clever. Her and her brother Hansel both know how to survive.

Setting (Where is the story set. Describe the place in detail):
Where the story was set: First the story was set in the woodcutter's house with the stepmother. The stepmother was complaining about how there isn't enough food. And they can not feed that many mouths. So they need to get rid of Hansel and Gretel.

Second it was in the forest and Hansel and Gretel didn't know where they were.

Third they found a house made out of candy. And that was the evil witches house. And then fourth was back at their home where they were meant to be.

What was the problem? The bad stepmother was worried because they didn't have enough food to go around. So she told the father/Wood cutter to get rid of his children.

What was the solution? The stepmother had died and the kids were home safe and sound.

What was the Moral of the Story? Was that the stepmother got what she wanted but it didn't last that long. And the kids were safe.

My favourite part of the story was? That they found a candy house and were eating the candy. But not when they get taken by the evil witch.

Immersion Assembly

The bell had rang for the first day of term 3 2013. We all lined up to go to Immersion assembly. I was excited to see what the teachers had planned for us. Room 17 sat down. “ Tena koutou tamariki ma.” Mr Burt said to us. “ Tena Koe Mr Burt.” The whole school replied back to Mr Burt.

Mr Burt said this whole piece of stuff then he said, “ Give it up for Team 1.” Team 1 teachers stood up and did their performance. Then it was team 2, and team 3, and then team 4.

My favourite performance was team 3. They were so funny. Their performance was about, Sleeping beauty, Snow white, and Cinderella. They were on a show and it was about those girls getting a prince. And then they took a look at the prince and was he not good looking for the girls.

So in the end the girls ended up with nobody. Shame on them.

The Hare and the Tortoise

Hello my name is Slow Tortoise. I am named slow Tortoise because I am slow and I am a Tortoise. I have a neighbour named “ Too fast for you.” Too fast for you is a rabbit. He’s always talking about how fast he is. And how he keeps winning races. I don’t listen to Too fast for you because I am too busy chewing my grass.

Too fast for you is such a bully. He makes up names like, Cabbage head, and he calls me ridiculous. “ Why are you like this?” I ask Too fast for you. “ It’s because I am fast and you are a slow Tortoise who likes to sit around all day and do nothing.”

“ Okay then you asked for it. Me and you we will have a race up to that hill over there and back. Tomorrow at noon.” I said to Too Fast for you. “ You and me. Please you have got to be kidding me. You can’t even make it to the gate.” Exclaimed Too fast for you. “ Oh yeah watch me.” I replied back to Too fast for you.

The day had come and the sun was shining. All the animals from the forest had come to watch the race. “ Are you ready, TOO FAST FOR YOU!!!” I said to Too fast for you trying to distract him.

“ On your marks, Get set...... GO!!!”. Yelled the fox. “ See ya... Slowpoke.” Yelled Too fast for you while running. “ Come on you can do it, Don’t give up. You can do it.” I keep saying to myself. I kept encouraging myself, so I wouldn’t stop.

I saw the Harestop. I said to myself “ Phhh.”

As I was getting closer to the Hare I saw him shutting his eyes. I couldn’t believe it. “ I thought he was speedy. I thought he would be running back down towards the finish line by now. But guess I was wrong.”

While walking past the Hare, I was having a little laugh. “ Ha ha ha.” I giggled quietly. I had finally got to the top of the hill. “ Must be Slow Tortoise, must beat Slow Tortoise.” He said in his sleep.
I was half way towards the finish line. By then the Hare had woken up.

He looked down. “ NO.” Yelled the Hare. “ Must beat the Tortoise.” The hare kept saying to himself. I was 5 steps away from the finish line. By then Too fast for you had just got to the top of the hill.

3 steps away from the finish line. By then the Hare was half down the hill. 1 step away. Then I took another step and I had cross the finish line.

“ NOOOOO.” Yelled the Hare. He was angry. “ You were saying.” I said to the Hare while I was having a little giggle.

From that day on, the Hare had never bothered me again. “ Shame on you Too fast for you that a Tortoise beat you. HAHAHA.”