Tuesday, 6 April 2021

Chicks at St Patrick's

Last Tuesday, a lady named Jo came to our classroom. She came with 11 eggs and she said we could keep them for 11 days and watch them grow. There were chicks in the incubator but they were still in their little shells. My friends and I were so excited about the chicks when we realized what we were going to see.

 A few days later I was sick so I couldn't go to school or see the chicks hatch. When it was Thursday my mum said I could go back to school and I was really happy when I saw all the chicks already in the brooder for the first time they were so cute. When we got to touch the chicks. I was shocked because I was so excited to see them all hatched already. 

Did you know when you put a chick in your hand it feels like they are scratching your palm? In a few days it was the weekend and one of the boys in our class got to take them home and look after them. When it was Monday the chicks were bigger and noisier.  

This week was the last week for the chicks to go back to their farm with Jo. They were starting to get their fluff on their wings and some of them were trying to fly out of the brooder. I could tell that the chicks have grown stronger and had more energy. When it was the second to last day I was so  devastated because while I was working I looked at the chicks and realized they'd be going soon. 

When it was the last day of the chicks staying with us we didn't get a chance to hold the chicks again. When Jo came, three people were crying and I was one of them. We missed how they felt  warm and fluffy. All of room 6 was sad.

Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Art Colouring Book

 This is my first Summer Holiday activity and I really enjoyed colouring this picture. It reminds me of my family having a holiday in Samoa and relaxing with one another. We are in the shade because it is very hot there. I like the colours I chose because they are peaceful colours.

Tuesday, 17 November 2020

"The Word Fairies" give me a dictionary

 Yesterday We had a visit from two "word fairies. Their names were Mrs Kearns and Carol They said that they sent over 20,000 Dictionaries to children in New Zealand and Samoan and also Tongan. The fairies have been coming to our school for the last ten years. I feel very special to have such a lovely book and I will look after it.

Tuesday, 20 October 2020

The best day with my Auntie

 The best day with my Auntie

One Friday my Aunty and I went to the pools early one morning. As we got there we waited for my friend and my friend's mum.

Ten minutes later we saw my friend’s car and waved at them because they didn’t see us. I didn’t know my friend’s brother was coming with them because I thought he was staying with their dad.

My friend and I were both excited to go to the wave pools. As soon as we got inside we had to pay a man at the counter. Suddenly my friend’s mum realised she had forgotten her card to pay. She told my friend to please go check in the car so she went to get it. My friend couldn’t find it and her mum asked the man if she can do paywave on her phone.

Later we went to change in the changing room. My friend had rainbow togs and she had goggles. But I had boring things like a singlet and shorts. We asked my Mum and Aunty if we could go to the wave pools right now. They said yes and we were excited so we went for a few dives. My friend always won in the dive challenge. 

My friend said if we wanted to go down the slide but we were scared. So we got brave and went anyway. As I went up, I realised I was scared of heights. When we got to ride my friend went on top and I was at the bottom when the green light was on.

 After about two hours of swimming and diving, we were very tired but so happy. It was the best day of my life and I hope we can go again soon.

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Whakapapa Journey - by lora

 My Whakapapa Journey

Talofa, My name is Laura and I am Samoan. I am going to introduce you to my family. The biggest Koru is my great grandfather with a halo because I never got to see him when I was little. I know he loves me when he is watching over me. The second biggest Koru was my great grandmother who died a long time ago, and something my family didn't know or tell me about. Next is my Grandma who is in Samoa. She wants me to be good in school and get better grades. My family is the best.

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

At The Swimming Pool

In the holidays I went to the swimming pools with my cousin and my auntie.  At the swimming pools I played with my cousin and we swam.