Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Week 1 Summer Learning Journey: Waka Ana

I think it would be fun but I just don't think I'm good enough to do this. Maybe in the future I would grow more to this sport. But for now I want to learn more about waka racing. So I know if I want to do I know what to do.

Week 1 Summer Learning Journey: Setting Sail

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Poha to Kirihou

This term we have been learning about how food preservation has changed since the early days. I have learnt how that we have damaged the environment killing sea animals when we throw our plastic in the ocean we need to work on not using plastic. We made wax wraps in class and they are better to use than plastic.

Monday, 16 October 2017

100 Word Challenge week 1 term 4

Social Experience at local park.

At Blossom Meadows a social experience was held. Davy Grey a local T.V host did a social experience. What would you do if you saw legs coming out from the pond. Would you be a person that helps, or will you walk away and say you didn’t see anything?  The first person was Nancy Baker who worked at the town bakery, she walked past and noticed something in the water. She screamed and before she could ring the police Davy and his crew stopped her. “I was so frighted it’s such a nice town what could've happened?” said Nancy.

Friday, 22 September 2017

The Piano

WALT:write a descriptive piece of writing from the old man's point of view as he recalls his memories.

The Piano

Good bye said my wife sweetly as I looked into her kind eyes. I watch her as she closes her eyes for the last time. A month past since my wife’s funeral I play her piano, everyday I play her favorite song. I remember her she was a kind hearted person. She would always help those in need. I remember the war she waited for me to come back I was never there for her. I could never help, I could never do things right and that got my best friend killed.

I play the piano more and I feel like she is right here next to me. I can see her dancing around the room as I play the piano. She sits and holds my hands I tell I miss her and that I’m alone without her. She starts playing the piano with me “I’m sorry” I say. “I was never there for you and now you're gone” I say. “It wasn’t your fault it was no one’s fault” she said. She hugs me I look at her as she slowly disappears.

I carry on playing the more I play the more I remember, the war. I fought for my country and in return my best friend Brandon got killed. I didn’t follow orders I went the other way Brandon took a shot for me. I was supposed to die not him I never forgave myself after that day.

I was about to stop playing the piano when I see my son George on his 7th birthday he always wanted a horse to ride.  I see him running around the room sadly George died with a heart disease at the age 27. He stops running then under the piano came Gabe George’s son. “It’s ok grandpa” he said “I miss dad and grandma too”.  “You were always a smart kid” I said he giggled. He started playing the piano with me and from then I would start teaching kids how to play piano. Gabe is my first student I know life will be hard without my wife and George but life moves on.        

Te Ngahere

              Wal about te ngahere, the rakau, the kararehe, the manu and the risks to the forest.