Thursday, November 19, 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Delicious Chocolate!

No matter what celebration you attend, there will always be a some kind of chocolate or delicious sweet.

Kit Kat
Long, crunchy
Biting, sucking, tasting
Take a break and eat a Kit Kat
By Vivienne

Soft, sticky
Spreading, melting, mouth watering
Chocolate is celebrated at Easter time.
Chocolate Eggs
By Dante

Freddo Frog
Thick, tasty
Licking, biting, eating
I like it when the chocolate melts in my mouth.
By Nova

Scrumptious, hard
Icing, mouth watering, spreading
Chocolate tastes sweet.
Block of chocolate
By Oshania

Crumbs, lumpy
Biting, eating, melting
Sometimes the flake comes apart.
Chocolate bar
By Te Rina

Tasty, hard
Melting, licking, sucking
Crunchie is my favourite because it is golden inside.
Chocolate bar
By Mary

Brown, sticky
Biting, chewing, melting
Chocolates make good treats
Chocolate bar
By Makalita

Delicious, soft
Smelling, mouth watering, sucking
Chocolate is a celebration treat.
Block of chocolate
By Osana

Bumby, hard
Biting, tasting, eating
Picnic is my favourite treat.
Chocolate bar
By Alexandria

Friday, November 13, 2009

Vivienne's Recount

Here was the best recount written about Breakfast in Room 13.
Vivienne called it; Milo Rices Breakfast

How exciting! I knew what we were writing about, but when I saw the milo I had to think again. My friend said "What are we writing about?" I said to my friend "lets figure it out together".

This morning at 9am we had writing with Miss Walters. Miss Walters always thinks of crazy things to write about. She explained to us what silly thing we would be doing today. It was really silly and crazy.

First Miss Walters told us what she did in the weekend. She was thinking hard. Miss Walters said "I was sitting on my bed thinking, what are we going to write about on Tuesday? It could be anything but we should write about breakfast, but not a normal breakfast. A crazy breakfast like Rices with Milo".

Next she said she would be our waitress. She gave all of us a bowl and some milo and milk to sitr together in our bowl. Then the Rices came. When everyone was finished she explained to all of us that we had to smell it, listen to it and the best bit was tasting it.
We finally got to eat it all. When I took my first bite it tasted scrumptious. It sounded like popcorn popping, like pop! pop! pop!

After that we had to wash up. First we rinsed our bowls and then washed it in the washing bucket which was also known as the vomit bucket last week.

Later we started to write about what happened to us. It was really cool. I asked my friend "What other crazy ideas does she have next?"

I felt surprised about what we were going to be writing about. I also felt sorry for the people who didn't have any breakfast but they were happy because they had a delcious breakfast today.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Cinquain Poems

Our class have been writing cinquain poems about Athletics Day.
Here are the first two, let us know what you think by leaving us a comment.

Heavy, nervous
Throwing, playing, exciting
I can throw the shot put far.
Physical Education

By Oshania

High, quick
Jumping, running, landing
My favourite event was the high jump.

By Huleo-ata

Sentences about the Manaiakalani Film Festival

My favourite part was when some schools were dancing like Michael Jackson.

The part I liked the best was when Room fives movie from Pt England School came on because they were doing all the Michael Jackson moves (even some of the teachers)

This morning everyone was excited about the film festival. So many classes from our school had made movies for it.
Te Rina

The most memorable part about this morning was all of the children cheering when each film was about to start.

Today was a day to remember because we had a film festival and it only happens once a year.

Manaiakalani Film Festival

First thing this morning the whole of Pt England school walked down to Tamaki College for the Manaiakalani Film Festival. All of the schools in our cluster contributed movies and ou could tell so much work had gone into making each and everyone. We will have some sentences coming soon to tell you more about this event soon.

To view the movies for yourself go to
and click on '2009 Manaiakalani Film Festival'.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Athletics 2009

Today we had our 2009 School Athletics Day. It was a day filled with so much fun, even the rain managed to stay away (apart from a few drizzle patches).
We have put together some photos to show what went on from 9.15am to 2.45pm. Tomorrow for writing we will tell you more about it but in the meantime if you have any questions about today please leave us comment.

Monday, November 9, 2009

About Pt England School

On the weekend we recieved a comment from Miss Fox asking us to tell her about all the amazing things we do here at Pt England School. Potaua, Dillon, Tui and Dante came up with a response during writing time and recorded themselves on iMovie. Check out their movie to see how amazing we really are!

This is just a sample of what we do. You really need to visit all the blogs from each Pt England Class to see how amazing we all are and while your there why don't you leave us a comment :)

Rising Stars says THANK-YOU

We would like to say a HUGE thank you to all of you who have commented on our blog lately.
It has been amazing to read your comments and reflect on them. Your comments have definitely prompted a lot of discussions this morning. So we are putting together a movie for you to watch so you can hear some of our responses to your comments.
Once again thank you and we look forward to reading the comments you leave us in the future.
Love the Rising Stars children

Writing in Room 13

Check out this video and see if you can guess what we were doing. Leave us a comment if you think you know! The best recount about this experience will be published in 3 days time.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Topic Update

So what have we been learning about so far this term?

Well as you know we have been learning about Diwali and we have also learnt a little about Easter and Thanksgiving. At the moment we have been learning about Japanese Boys day and Japanese Girls day. Not to mention it will be Christmas before we know it! Christmas in New Zealand is a lovely time of the year, as it is summer time so there are always people having fun at the beach and it is BBQ season.

What are some of your favourite family traditions to do when celebrating a special occasion?

Monday, November 2, 2009

Our Rangoli Art

Since we were learning about Diwali, we decided to do some rangoli art. If your not quite sure what Diwali is check our 'Diwali' movie.

First we choose a rangoli pattern to copy, it had to be symmetrical. Then once we had copied it onto our piece of cardboard and coloured it in using bright wax crayons.
Next we used the coloured dye of our choice to cover all the cardboard.
For the last step Miss Walters mixed black indian ink with PVA glue in a bottle so we could go around our pattern.

Watch our movie to see the end product!