Thursday, 31 August 2017

Going To The Star Dome

On Saturday my family and I went to the Star Dome.  First I looked through the telescope.  I couldn't see anything because there was something around it.  It was only pretend.  Next I watched a movie about the Dinosaurs.  After that I made my own dinosaur egg with my brother.  It was painted with grey paint.  

Then I went back to the beginning of where we had come into the building with my family. I saw a playground but we didn't play on it.   When I left the Star Dome with my family it was raining.  The rain felt like a warm shower.  We ran fast to my Dad's car.  Finally my family and I went home.  

Going To The Night Market

At nighttime i went to the Night Market with my auntie and my Mum.  At the Market I ate some popcorn and some dumplings.  I saw a group of singers.  They were singing Yellowbird.  They were good singers.  

There were lots of stalls selling all kinds of yummy food.  The Night Market food smelt very good.  The Night Market was a lot of fun.  Then it was time to go back home.  I had lots of fun at the Night Market because the food tasted yummy.

At The Swimming Pools

Yesterday, after school my family and I went to the swimming pools.  When we went inside the swimming pools it was warm, but the other side of the pool was cold.  My brother said that the cold pool was an outside pool.  So my family and I went outside.  

Outside there was a big slide and a shop.  When I got on the slide I go a little scared. First I got ready to go whizzing down the slide.  Then I pushed myself off the slide and flew down the slide.  SPLASH! I landed in the water.  What great fun!!

When I Grow Up

When I grow up I want to be the Olympic Games and the Commonwealth Games as a runner, and I want to read lots of books too.  After I have read lots of books on Reading Eggs and I will play rugby at Queensland and I will verse (compete against) my friends Sione and Cooper.  Sione and Cooper will also be playing rugby for Queensland.  

Racing With My Dad

During the weekend I went racing with my Dad.  I had a red car and my Dad had a black car.  We started at the starting line and the referee said, "Three, two, on, go!"  I was faster then my Dad.  He was slower than me and I was already at the finishing line while he was still catching up.

Going To The Zoo

On the weekend I went to the zoo with my Mum.  I saw a lion and it was eating some red meat for his lunch.  A bear was looking at the lion eating meat.  I think that the bear wanted some of the lions yummy meat.   Next I saw a tiger.  The tiger was running towards another tiger.   The tigers started fighting.  The tigers stood up on their hind legs.  They growled at each other and they showed their teeth.  The zoo was really fun because we got to see the animals.  

Visiting My Mum's Workplace

On Tuesday I went to my Mum's workplace.   I went with my Mum, my older brother Xavier and my older cousin Cameron.  We are all at Saint Patrick's School.  

First we went and picked up my aunty Angel from her house. Then my Dad dropped us off at the train station.  Next we got into a train and we went into the city.  At the city train station we walked to McDonald's .  At McDonald's I had a hash brown and a hot drink.  I got the hot drink from the machine.  

After we had finished eating at McDonald's we walked to my Mum's workplace and we had a look around.  Then we saw lots of paintings of Maori people from the olden days.  My favourite painting was of a Maori chief because he had a tattoo on his face.

Then two men arrived and they put chairs around the room. One of them danced and one of them sang.  After that we went went to a cafe and I had a drink and my Mum had a cake.  

Later it started to rain so finally we went caught a bus back home. My Cameron stayed for a sleep over with us and my uncle Poppop came and picked up my auntie Angel and dropped her at her home.  I had an awesome day and I can't wait to go to my Mum's workplace again!!  

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

My Fantastic Weekend

On the weekend I went to church with Nana and my sister Summer.  We went to church on Saturday. At church we prayed to God, listened to Father talk about God and Jesus, and Mother Mary.  We also sang songs about Jesus.  

After church we went to the side of the church where there was a stair and a door.  Summer, Nana and I went inside the room and was our friend Peter, from school, and his family. There were two other people there too and one of them was Fulia from our school.  When we were done helping to tidy up we got an invitation from Father to attend church the 16th of September.

After that we went home and changed to go to a party.  The party was for Leeny.  Leeeny is one year old.  We played on bouncy castles and we had balloons, juice, pineapples on sticks.  We got face painted by a clever artist.  Summer's face was painted like a butterfly, my other sister Maddy's face was painted like a beautiful flower and my face was painted like a magnificent princess. My face was painted on the side.  Everyone else got their face painted on the side.  We all looked fantastic and I had a fantastic day!!

When I Grow Up

Today we discuss what we want to be when we grow up.  When I grow up I want to be a top chef and a top accountant.  I want to be a chef and create delicious and healthy food that people like to eat.  I want to be an accountant because I like studying Financial Literacy and this will help me to manage the money in my restaurant.  

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Flower Girl

On the weekend I attended my cousin Niva's wedding.  First I went to a hotel to do my dress, earings and my nail polish.  The colour of my dress is pink.  I was the flower girl.  When we went in the limo we listened to some music from my cousin's phone.  The first song we listened to was Dance Pa Cito.  I love this song.  When we got to the wedding I gave out flowers for the bride to walk down the isle.  The bride's name was Niva.  After Niva and the groom kissed we went to the hall to eat food.  Then we went home and slept.

After we slept I was taken for photos.  The photos I took were great.  When we finished taking photos we went to a celebration for Niva's wedding.  I had some raro, lollies and for lunch I had bread, rice and fish nuggets.  After I had eaten we did three Samoan dances in from of everybody.  Then everybody danced and my cousins and I danced too.  I had a great time at my cousin's wedding!

When I Grow Up

When I grow up I want to be a Computer Technician and a You Tuber.  I want to be a You Tuber so I can travel around the world and report what I see and all of the exciting things that I will get to do.  I want to be a Computer Technician because computers are awesome and we can do lots of neat things on them.

Financial Literacy and My Savings

I have learnt that saving my money is important.  It is important because I can get enough money to buy the things that I want.  I am going to use my savings to buy myself a Yeasy's.  Yeasy's are white and orange and they are nice and soft.  I have got the money to buy a Yeasy because I cleaned my mess up in my bedroom and I was good.  I am not spending my money now, I am going to save it.

Playing With My Friend and My Cousins

On the weekend I went to my nephew's house.  We had a sleep over.  Their names are Mika and Carda.  Then I asked my Mum if Mika and Carda culd come to the Panmure Basin.  But before we went to the Panmure Basin we got my school bag.  We had to go to my Grandma's house to get my book bag because I had forgotten it and left it there.  But it was really loud at Grandma's house so I ran out faster than a tiger.  I jumped in the car higher than a kangaroo. 

Then we went to the Panmure Basin, but as soon as we got there it started to pour with rain.  So we went to McDonald's.  At McDonald's we all went to the play area.  Then we saw a 2 year old boy.  We all played tag.  I found a good hiding spot.  I found the hiding spot because in the slide there was a corner with glue.  They never found me.

After that we went to drop off Mika and Cardo at their house.  At their house we played on the trampoline with guns.  We played Zombies.  Then there was only me left because my friend Sione went home.  We had the best day ever!

Going Out On The Weekend

On the weekend I went to church with my family.  I told my Dad that I needed to go to the toilet but we didn't know where the toilet was.  My Dad said there's no toilet so we went to the car and we got a bottle and I peed into it.  My Dad said, "Let's stay in the car".  

It rained a little bit and after that church was over and people came outside.  We ate a little bit and we went to a restaurant.  After that we went back home and we ate.  But I did not eat because my tummy hurt, so I slept on the couch.  When I woke up we went to Sylvia Park.  At Sylvia Park we bought some material for my sister. We bought some headphones for me.  Next we went to the grocery shop and we bought some food.  Then we went back home and we ate some food.  We had a nice dinner and my Mum said, "You need to go to bed now because you are tired". 

Playing With My Friends At The Swimming Pool

In the weekend I went to the Y-Swimming School.  I can swim n the swimming pool.  Sometimes we go to another pool at the swimming pools because I  go there to play with my friends Giselle, Matthew and Jamie.  

My teacher, James, can swim very fast.  My bathing suit is pink and my goggles are blue.  I wear swim goggles to stop the water making my eyes red.  I had a good time swimming with my friends.

Playing With My Cousin Florence

On the weekend I stayed with my family at home.  My cousin came on Sunday and her name is Florence.  She is younger than me and she had a sleepover at my house.  During the evening we played games like hide and seek.  When I hid, I went under the bed.  I had a fright when Florence found me.  Next it was Florence's turn to hide.  She hid under the bed.  Then I found Florence.  She was scared when I looked under the bed. 

After that Mum said it was time to go to sleep, so Florence and I brushed our teeth and put on our pajamas.  We both had rainbow pajamas.  We said our prayers and went to sleep.  I like it when my cousin Florence comes to our house for a sleepover because she is the best and we have lots of fun playing together!

Playing With My Friend Cooper

On the weekend I went with my friend Cooper and his nephews to the Panmure Basin.  At the Basin we played in the park.  We played tag, and hide and seek.  Cooper's nephews are twins.  They are boys and their names Mika and Carda.  They are eight and half years old so they are a little bit old than I am.

While we were at the Panmure Basin it started to rain harder and harder so we all ran to the car very fast. Then we went to McDonald's and we played on the park.  Next we went to drop the twins back home and we had a little bit of fun playing at their house.  After that we left to go to Countdown and we bought lots and lots and lots of stuff.  Then Cooper and his Mum dropped me back home.  I had a very good day because I went to McDonald's and the park with my friend Cooper.

Monday, 28 August 2017

A Double Family Celebration

On the weekend my family and I went to a busy airport.  We went there to meet my family from Christchurch.  Inside the airport there were lots of people carrying big and small bags.  My Mum called my uncle to check if they had landed.  My uncle said the plane had stopped.  When I heard that the plane had landed I got so excited. When my uncles came out of the door I ran and hugged them and I hugged my aunties too.  

When I saw my niece she was sleeping.  The next day my niece Havalia got baptised.  When Havalia came to Auckland she got a little bit sick but when my Mum said to put oil on her my auntie did.  Then she stopped crying.  

After Havalia was baptised we had a double celebration.  We had it at our place.  We had a double celebration because my uncle Sam had his birthday.We ate chocolate cake with blue icing.   My family and I said happy birthday to my uncle Sam.  He was happy.  After that we ate strawberry cheese cake.  Later people started packing up the leftover food and then everyone went back home.  

Spookers, A Fantasy Story

During the weekend I went to the hills.  It was a very very I went high with my Dad and baby brother.  I could see the view up there.  I saw a table and some chairs.  Then I went on an Easter Egg Hunt at Spookers.  First I went to Spookers and I fund dolls lighting the pretend fire to keep everyone warm and to heat the soup.  Then I saw baby dolls hanging in the tree in a blue blanket.  They were having a sleep.  It was really scary.  Finally I found some Easter Eggs,  I ate them and they tasted yum.  

When I Grow Up

When I grow up I want to be a farmer so that I can grow things.  I want to grow pretty flowers to put in my Mum's vase.  I also want to be a swimming teacher because I know that it is important to be able to swim when I am at the beach with my family.

My Day On Snow Mountain

On the weekend I went up the snow mountain.  It was a long journey.  After that I played snow ball fights with Jasper, Tong Tong and Icin.  Tong won.  Then I went to the food court near the white snow mountain.  I bought a cup of hot coco to warm me up.  IT WAS EXTREMELY HOT!.  Then I went skiing.  I crashed into a snowman.  It didn't fall over when I hit it.  After that I went to a Motel called Ossies.  It was a pretty little room.  Then I got dressed in my pyjamas and I went to sleep.  I was very tired because I had been busy having fun on the snow mountain all day.

Going To St Lukes Shopping Mall

In the weekend I went to St Lukes shopping mall. I went with my Mum, Dad and sister.  We went there because I needed to return my toy car to K Mart.  The car was called an Audi R8.  Unfortunately the car's wing fell out.  After we returned the car we bought a new toy Audi R8.  Next we went to the Factorie.  At the Factorie we bought a really cool hat for me.  Then we went home.  After that I had my medicine for my cold and then I went to bed.

The Haunted House

During the weekend my Mum bought tickets to a haunted house.  At the haunted house a woman showed us around.  Then she said that we had to do this alone.  Some people had to come with us.  When we opened the door it was all black, but we went inside.  

Inside the room there was a mirror.  We saw our reflection.  Then we heard a voice.  The voice said, "This is the story of the man who had a box fill with darkness inside it.  However, the darkness escaped the box and killed the man and started to terrorize the city.  Then the man's son stood up with the box and climbed a building next to the darkness and jumped off holding the box up and sealed the darkness back into the box again".  Then the voice shut down and then a strong wind surrounded us, then the voice said, " You will not hear my secret to defeat me.  Well you heard a part of it in the story but you need an old silver key to lock me in the box". Then the woman's voice said, "Who has a silver key?"  My Mum said that she had one.  The woman said to touch him with the key.  Next the darkness went away.  Finally we went back home.  I enjoyed going to the Haunted House.

Planet Of The Apes 2

During the weekend my Mum and Dad bought tickets to go to the War For The Planet Of The Apes movie.  I sat at the front of the cinema with my Mum, Dad and my sister.  It took so long to start that I almost fell asleep.  My favourite character in the movie was the old Ape.  He was so, so funny.  The big Gorilla told him to hop on his back but the old Ape said, "No, no".  I laughed so, so loud that people told me to shhh shhh shhhhut it!  The Apes had bullets in their long machine guns.  Their enemies were the war people  They killed the Ape Cesar's wife and his teenage son.  The little son Cornelius was very smart because he hid inside the Apes' hard rock wall.  Then Cesar and his Gorilla men tried to kill the war men's boss.  But he escaped in his big, fat, very, very dark black chopper.  I enjoyed the War For The Planet Of The Apes.  It wasn't the end!

Philippines Buwan ng wika Celebration

On the weekend I went to the Philippines celebration of Buwan ng wika.  We celebrated our language.  I went with my Mum and Dad. My two brothers stayed at home and did other things.  I saw Jamie, Frances and Johanna.  We played tag and pop the balloon with our Mum or Dad.  After playing we watched a story and it was about a green turtle and a brown monkey.  The turtle was good but the monkey was bad.  Then we got a vegetarian pizza.  I said, "Yum!". Then Jamie, Frances, Johanna and I draw the naughty monkey and the green turtle.  The my Mum said that it was time to go home.  I said, "Yes Mum".  I loved my weekend.

Playing At Cornwall Park

On the weekend I went to Cornwall Park with my Mum and Dad, and my brother and sisters.  I one brother and two sisters.  My brother and sisters and I played on the playground at the park.  First we climbed up the ladder.  Next we slid down the slide.  I slid down very fast and it was fun.  After that we rode on the seesaw.  My brother, called Cosma, got burned from the seesaw.  Then I helped him up.  Cosma was fine.  He is a brave boy.  Later, on the way home Mum and Dad bought us all an ice cream.  I had a chocolate ice cream and it was yummy.  We had a great day at the park.

My Savings

In Room 1 we have been learning that it is important to save our money, then we can use our saved money to buy something that we really want or that we need.  I am going to use my savings to buy myself a Tongan flag.  It might be a big Tongan flag or it might be a small Tongan flag.  I will stick a big Tongan flag on my roof and a smaller Tongan flag on my door.  Sometimes I stick Tongan flags on my windows.  I will save my money by putting it in my twilight money jar.  I now know that it is helpful to be able to save for things that we want and things that we need!

Thursday, 24 August 2017

At The Snow

During the weekend I went to the snow with my family.  I made a snow ball and I threw it to my Mum.  Then my Mum threw the snow ball at me.  I slid down the snowy hill.  Then my friend Kodi made a snowman.  It was  really cold.  Later we ate lunch and after that finally we went home.

Going Skating

On the weekend I went ice skating.  When I got on the ice I fell on my back.  It was slippery.  I had to hold onto the wall with the help of my Mum.  I did some tricks on the ice.  My Mum bought some drinks.  Then my brother fell on his bottom.  My Mum helped my brother with his bottom.  My Mum put some ice on my brother's bottom and then he felt better.  We had a good time!

A Weekend At The Snow

During the weekend I went to Queenstown to go skiing.  When we got there we had fun and we played games first.  We got to the top of the snow and we had a race down the hill.  I went very fast.  Then my Mum, Dad, brother and sister had a snow fight.  Next we made the biggest snowball in the world.  My Mum helped with the snowball and we went to the top of the hill.   We rolled it down the hill and it crashed into a big tree. As it rolled down the hill it got bigger and bigger and bigger! We had a great time!

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

My Brother's Birthday

On Friday my cousins came to my brother's birthday and they had a sleep over at my house.  My little brother's name is Cosma and he is four years old.  My cousins bought Cosma a beautiful blanket. They also bought him some yummy chocolate and I got to eat some too.  

We played hide and seek inside our house.  I hid in my bedroom but then my brother, Willietony, found me.  I screamed when Willietony found me.  

After playing for a while we were tired so we went to bed.  In the morning my cousins went to their house.  We had all had a good time celebrating Cosma's birthday!

My Sister's Birthday

On the weekend my little sister Madelyn turned one year old.  She likes banana cake, so my mum bought her a strawberry flavoured banana cake.  We all had a piece of the cake.  We tasted the strawberry and the cream on the cake.  We sang Happy Birthday to Madelyn.  I gave Madelyn a present for her birthday.  I gave her a big pink bike.  After that we went to The Warehouse.  We bought a black and red barbeque.  We had a great day.

Going To Rugby

On the weekend I went to rugby with my team.  It was a warm, rainy day and the grass was slippery.  When I passed the ball to my friend Cooper he caught it, and then he ran with the ball to score a goal.  Later in the game he passed the ball to me.  Then I passed the ball back to Cooper and he scored another goal.  My team and I won the game because we scored more goals and we were fast.

Going To The Pet Shop

On the weekend I went to the pet shop.  I went with my Mum.  At the pet shop we saw a big blue and yellow fish.  A lady was feeding the fish and the fish did a trick.  It flipped over.  Then my Mum saw a prettier fish.  It was pink and it looked like a flower.  I had a fun day with my Mum.

After that my Mum said that it was home time, so we jumped in our car.  At home I have a dog.  She is a girl dog and her name is Ellma. She is pretty.  I have lots of fun with my day.

Monday, 21 August 2017

On The Weekend

On the weekend I went to the shop with my Mum, my Dad and my sister Estherose.  At the shop we bought chips and fruit.  After we had bought our food we went back home to eat lunch.  Then we went to have a rest.  After resting we went to get our dinner.

Later we went to my cousin's house for a sleepover.  My cousin's name is Sonay.  Sonay is younger than me, she is only six years old.  At Sonay's house we had a pillow fight and I won.  We also played hide and seek inside the house.  I hid inside the front room behind the chairs.  Sonay found me after looking all over the house.  We both laughed when she found me.  I like going to my cousin Sonay's house because she is my best cousin and she is fun to play with.

Last Weekend

On the weekend my brother, and I went to Preteen.   My brother's name is Siu and he is in Room 8.  He is older than I am.  My sister goes to Youth YPG because she is 19 years old.  Lots of children from around Auckland go to Preteen.  I really like going to Preteen because it is so fun and we get to learn about important stuff.

In Preteen we are learning about how we can pray in the morning, at night and at anytime and anywhere we go.  Preteen is held in a church in Manukau city.  After learning about prayer we played dodgeball inside the church hall.  

Visiting My Family In The Country

On the weekend I went to my cousin's house.  My cousins' house is big.  I went with my Mum, my Dad and my brother.  My brothers ' names are Alizzandor and Paulo.  Alizzandor is ten years old, so he is older than me.  Paulo is fourteen years old, so he is older than me too.  We went to visit my cousins house because they invited us to see their new house.  Their house is far away and we had a long ride in our little car.  We took a long time to get to their house.  

When we got to their house it was already night time so we ate dinner.  We were all very hungry after our long drive.  After dinner we played games which required us to guess the character, and my brother won.  Then we went to bed. We were all very tired.  

The next morning we had breakfast with my cousins, aunt and uncle.  After breakfast we went to see the cows.  There were 400 cows and they were in paddocks with big gates.  I said, 'Hi', out loud to the cows as they walked along the path and they stared at me.  My Dad said for me to keep walking because I was distracting the cows and they were going to eat some grass.  

Later we said goodbye to my cousins, my aunt and uncle, and I said goodbye to the cows.  The cows continued to eat the grass.  I liked visiting my family in the country and I hope that we can visit them again soon!

Gymnastics Poem

Every Thursday we go to gymnastics
Its lots of fun
Its fantastic!

We do handstands against the wall
We have to concentrate really hard
So we don't fall.

We have to balance
When we walk along the bar
It's easy when you practice
No matter who you are.

After playing 'Stuck In The Mud"
We split into groups
And we do things with equipment
Including the hoolla hoops.

We also do our tuck shape
Then we put our shoes on
Because the bell is going to ring
And we don't want to be late!

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Addition Problems using Counting On and Magic Ten

A.  Erich Wyne has 4 red teddy bears and Amiel has 6 green teddy bears.  Then Sione checked that Erich Wyne and Amiel had counted their bears correctly.  
How many teddy bears did Erich Wyne and Amiel have altogether?

Jamie and Jacob new that this is an addition problem.
First they counted on from the biggest number.

They added 4 + 6 = 10

B.  April has 12 bears and Cooper has 11 bears.
How many bears do April and Cooper have altogether?

Benjamin and Sonasi used the Magic Ten to answer the question.
They said;
   10 + 2 + 10 + 1
= 10 + 10 + 2 + 1
= 20 + 3
= 23