Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Jelly Mountain

1. What is a VC?

2. Why was she not unhappy for her father when he died?

Friday, March 22, 2013


Yesterday after lunch, room 19 and 18 went out on the front field and did a powhiri. It was really cool to learn about how the Maori greet their Manuhiri. In case your wondering the manuhiri are the visitors.When I Hongi a boy it felt like I was going to kiss him. I felt a bit nervous hongi all the people. I even hongi Mr Cottrell! The boys from room 18 had to do a Wero. The hardest bit was you can't smile!!!! I had to muffle my laughs into my knees. The song we sang was Haere mai. It was a very different experience for me.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Bars, Face and Blood

‘’Can you do a forwards flip like you did yesterday on the bars! ’’. I said YES! So it began, I was on the bars  when UH OH struck. I lost my grip and there happened to be this hard matting right beneath me with dirt mixed in it. I screamed as I came whooshing down to meet the ground ….face first. Man you should have  heard my scream , it was a bloodthirsty sort of scream and there I was lying there crying with half my face covered in blood and dirt. All my friends started crowding around me and a duty teacher came and picked me up. My face was stinging like crazy. I was carried across the courts with all my friends trailing along behind me like ducklings following their mum. I was plonked down in the sickbay, Mrs Cacace started to dab my face trying to clean me up. My friends had gone out and were now trying to see me through the window like little kids staring at a lollie shop. Mum came and picked me up and we went home. Gee Wizz lemon fizz, when I walked into the school grounds all these kids were now buzzing around me asking me questions. I don’t know how I did it but I survived that day. That very day I walked up to the bars and can you guess what I said: CURSE YOU SLIPPERY BARS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Screams and giggles of the night

 Mum’s gonna get us, Mum’s gonna get us . My two brothers were stampeding down the hallway past  my bedroom. As they ran past me I got out of bed just in time to see Brodie squeal in excitement and mum walking round the door.Then I heard her say something which gave me just enough time to dive behind the curtains before her footsteps came stomping round the corner. I went and hid behind the door and I heard Camden and Brodie
start  laughing because they nearly got smacked on the bum. Then I heard Camden climb out of bed. I poked my head round the door and I saw Camden tickling Brodie. Then UH OH! Brodie squealed, I heard a thud and a few sniffles I scattered behind the curtains. Mum was coming and she was  mad! I could hear her feet banging against the floor. Pipi (our dog) was barking, there was a squeak as the bed took the weight of Camden then Pipi’s claws scattering against the floor. Mum's footsteps were getting closer and Pipi’s barking louder. They got smacked on the bums and started crying then I quickly and quietly  ran back to my room and hopped into bed. After mum was gone Camden and Brodie kept getting in and out of bed like a million times!! Mum and dad were tired and grumpy so tonight was not a good night for playing games. They even stole (well tried) chocolate but they dropped it just as they were skipping past the lounge overtaken by giggles. In the end we all went to sleep at 11 o’clock.


CRACKLE!! There goes the boiling lava pools. Inside a volcano there are rocks and lava everywhere! There is this type of rock called magma. The whole volcano is  made out of  then...KABOOM, RUMBLE, WHISTLE and ZOOM!!!!! The whole volcano erupts!!!!!
Then with a SIZZLE at the end it calms itself down. wOw! Then as I thought it was all over a
long snake of smoke slips out and lurks around like a predator about to pounce on its prey.Its
dark shadow,evil but intelligent as it leaps around before disappearing and leaving a horrible
after taste of ash in my mouth. Rocks keep crumbling down so I have to keep swerving,jumping and dodging. I can hear the crackle of the lava and the deafening scream of the animals in the forest next door as they fight for life!Lava starts to gallop down
the mountain side,steam swirling above it as I watch hypnotised in the middle of all the commotion , the ground starts rumbling then the volcano begins splattering and spitting out rocks , as they flip through the air before landing on the ground everywhere and making a huge
mess. I look away from the mess and start making my way towards the forest well what’s  left of
the forest. All I see is millions of dead branches scattered and frightened birds calling to their family’s but what really makes me sad is every now and then I see dead animals covered in lava.
That is how hot lava is. All the plants have shriveled up and gone black. Even after its all finished I can still hear a few animals in the distance crying out for their family. Trees have flames on their branches and the ground is very hot. I must tell you it’s a horrible experience.