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Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Summer poem

Summer is heat beaming into my eyes, shimmering sand stuck to my body as I tan, hot breeze hitting me in my face as I walk down the hot golden sand.

Summer is Christmas at the beach, I see the waves coming to take me away, pohutukawa flower colour blinds me.

Summer is sausage sizzling on the b.b.q, people having a summer party on the wavey beach, birds chirping around all the trees and me.

Summer is a delicious smelling food sizzling on the deck, the pollen from the flowers overpowering my senses, sunscreen over my body head to toe smelling so bad I think I stink.

Summer is lemonade washing down my throat, the yummy food in my mouth drying it up, picnics down at the park.

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Hide'n'seek writing

Outside in the dark I see nothing but pitch black sky, I hear noise from a party three houses down, I feel the wind brushing past my face. I can smell the fresh air tickling my nose.
I drop down as my nanny is counting 17,18,19,20 ready or not here I come. I'm down there waiting. I feel something touch me, get it off, get it off I screamed, but nothing was there. Then unfortunately I had to be in.
18,19,20 ready or not here I came I'm  coming to find you, I find my nan and then I find Mathew. We start again I'm hiding just waiting.
I never get found I go inside to find them.

Monday, 23 October 2017

Arts blog

Money shot

My money shot is Te Puna because Te Puna will always have new children in it. As the children grow up new ones came in.
And that's why I think that Te Puna are the heart of Waimairi School.

We did a talent show, Grace and Jessie were the host and Kiri and Kate were the judges. I really like it I did not get bored they just kept it rolling. My fave one was Ruby.P and Pippa, because they were really funny and they had practiced a lot so they got it right. The winners Were Romae, Sophie and Megan.

How can a moment in time capture the heart of Waimairi school?
I did fly on the wall my purposes was to see what the art that was going on in Pounamu. They are very artistic they have a lot of  cool paintings. They also work very well together. The room is filled with happiness and love.


A struggle for me was that one of the photos did not look like friends so I had to go back a print out another one.

In week 5 we did dancing with kiri and we had a big problem because we had now were to work so we had to work outside.
Today we got buddied up with boys I just went for it and Brooklyn she was embraced with it and did not go with it, and I could not stop laughing.
A struggle for me was that I was with a boy because I don't really know him and because everybody in my group  was looking.

In week 4 we started to do these arts thing we got put into groups and first I went to drama with Danielle and we got this card me and Brooklyn were in a group. We did ice skating and I dropped her, not on purpose.
I learnt that the other person needs to be lighter if you are close to the same age.
A struggle for me is that she didn't jump into my arms probably so I dropped her.

In week 3 we did our research of a person who makes sculptures and I did my plan with Kate. We had to look at some photos of sculptures and then look up who made it mine is a dog and the person who made it is Ben Foster. I had a struggle because the ones I wanted to do did not have a link to go to so I know the person who made it.
My plan for sculpture.
What:golden boy

What will need:

Nose:small fizzy bottle
Back legs:wood
Front legs:wood
Chest and tummy and back:balloon

Chest and tummy and back and legs:
Get a balloon and papier-mâché it the stick the wood on for the legs back and front.

Head nose ears:
Blow up the a balloon and papier-mâché it as you are doing that cut the top of a small fuzzy bottle and papier-mâché it to the balloon and also the ears to.

Color it:
Get same spray paint and paint it white and silver and about 2  coats each.

Link to cool ways to papier-mâché

In week 2 we did capture a moment in time with a photos that we did at school. Me and Brooklyn did the photos together. We had a little bit struggles because we did not get a good lighting, and I'm a photographer so I know how to have a good lighting.
Here are same of the photos


Arts trip for life

Only one day ago my class and I went to this really cool arts place we went to the arts centre because this team is all about art, art can be all different things like paint, drama, dance and other things.
The first thing that I loved so much was the room at the art centre that had all the cool things and that had the samples to tells what it meant in the book that the lady gave me.
The second fave thing for me was the playground because I had never been also I love the big swirly side the funniest and the one that decided to hurt me and we played hide and go seek.
After all of that we went all around the city and found one of those secret box thing and we saw this crazy guy who was in the city centre and was talking like there was an audience was there and at every sentence at the end he would go like whooa.
My group found the dance mat and the magic singing washing machine was out of order so we couldn't dance on the dance mat.
Then Kiri came over and the rest of the groups came to the dance mat and Kiri talked for a bit then we went to the bus and came back to school and sang a song and went home. yeah.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Science blog

Science blog 

Week 8- rocket balloon 

Introduction What is force?
Do you know what force is? Well if you don't when you read this you will know what it means.
Force is like a thrust type of push and pull which you can push a pen on the table and that is how you can do a force thrust. It's When someone gets pushed the other person who bushed you can also get pushed. 
Isaac newton:
3 laws
Inertia: an object will continue to be as is, until a force changers it.
Acceleration: when an object  goes faster, also the lighter it is the more acceleration.
For every action there is a reaction.

The materials that we had to use was………
3 meter string
10 cm straw
Steps that I had to make was
You need to put the string whatever angle that you would like to do 
Thread the string through the straw and stick the balloon on the straw 
Blow Up the  balloon and let go and there you have a rocket balloon 

The data that I gathered was all very interesting because we had different times and different ways that we did it. The variables that I changed with my group is, the balloon, the size of the balloon and the tension, and they all had different time.
These changes, changed my out came by the size of the balloon made it go faster or slower. We blew up the balloon bigger it would go a lot slower and the smaller the balloon the faster it will be, because the smaller it is the faster the air comes out faster. I learnt a lot of things like the smaller the balloon the faster it goes. I also learnt that the the force of the balloon can make it go all types of ways. 
I can use this new learning for the future when I'm older in particular next year I would have to do a test about it. Also next week I will be making mini  playground that has to use of course the teacher told us to lol. The wondering that I still have is what would happen if we have the string longer and the balloon was bigger would it make it to the other end. 

Week 9 
This week I did a plan here is a photo

Get everything 
Start with the swing
Pack up things with the swing 
Pack up things with the slid
Pack up things with the gate
See saw
Pack up things with the seesaw 
Firemans pool
Pack up things with the fireman's pool
Flying fox
Pack up things with the flying for
Fake plants 
Pack up things with fake plants
Then pack up ( no all ready pack up)

Sculpture Reflection

A found piece of art is using everyday stuff to make art. For example you could use tins, cutlery and bottles + any other things you may want to use.

The found object I decided to chose is Golden Boy from Ben Foster.

The inspiration for me with the artwork is that it is a dog and I love dogs so much. It also reminded me of my little puppy who passed away.
Here's what I was trying to do

The things that went well was that at the end it was a nice shade of gray, and it was very soft even though it was made out of tins and news paper.
The things I would change for next time is choosing a easier sculpture because of the Materials  were had to get together and the papier-mâché was not sticking probably and I thought that this one was a little too hard to make.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017


Have you got lost in the wilderness all by yourself or with a friend? Because me and my friend Brooklyn have before on camp, so sit back and relax and enjoy my adventure.

It all starts when it was free time, we asked Sean's dad Steve if we could go into the forest with him so we did. We heard birds chirping, and we saw plants shooting up to the sky.

As we walked down through the forest we talked, we looked and we had fun. We found the river and I said to Steve “Brooklyn and I will go across the river.” And he said yes then….

When we got across Brooklyn looked back and Steve was not there (what do we do nooowww), I started getting scared and I was shaking and Brooklyn was just standing there looking up at space. 

When Brooklyn came back to Earth she said to me “Hey Savannah it's ok. let's try finding a torch because it's going to be dark soon” “ok” I said. so we found a torch that someone probably dropped. Yep someone dropped their torch, I can't believe it.

Then I said well let's find the road and find camp that way, “what are you saying Savannah that's ridiculous” Brooklyn shouted at me, “ok fine” she said “Hey Savannah I found the road” Brooklyn screamed excitedly.

I released that we were right near the road all along. We walked down the road until we found one of the entrances, “yes we are back at camp” I yelled “ Savannah keep it down! it's ok let's go”.

We got back to camp and my mum was so upset and scared for me and Brooklyn. We had dinner which was my fave it was lasagna yum ( so that made me happy because I was still trembling ).

So then we had more free time before bed. This time we did not go into the forest because we did not want to get lost.

So that's my story of how I got lost at camp with my best friend Brooklyn.
Hope you enjoyed and remember do not get lost otherwise…….
Never mind

Tuesday, 15 August 2017


Wk7 15/07/2017

What I did:
This week I made a mini golf course with Brooklyn and myself.
We tried to make the mini golf course, it was  kind of hard but it was sort of in the middle because some people like, Vanessa (teacher), Sharnika and Brooklyn + me got a hole in one. 

What I think:
I thought that if we put the books over the path a bit it would make it harder, also I thought that how we made it would also make it hard. We wanted harder for the people who wanted to try it out.
What I wonder:
I wonder for next time what we could change for the course to make it harder. 
Also I wonder if we use different things what could happen, but we do it the same why we did this week.

Science blog wk7

What I did:
This week I was confused of what I was doing so I went down that other end with Kiri and I did the rocket balloon. I worked with Seo Hyun, Shileen and Margarette.

What I think:
I thought that if we put it 90 degrees it will go a lot slower, and I also thought if we make the balloon smaller it will go slower but it went faster because the air went faster out.

What I wondered:
When my group did it on a 180 degree angle we wondered if we made the string longer and the balloon stayed the same size if it would make it to the end.

Science blog wk6

What I did: 
This week I didn't know what to do so,  Vanessa decided for me to teach Kahukura next week how to do push and pull. Vanessa said that I can pick 1 or 2 people to do it with me. 
This is my plan 

My push and pull Plan 

What I'm doing:
Ping pong ramp
Tug of war 

What I will need:
For the ping pong ball ramps:
5x ping pong ball
Accessories from their class x how any many everything they want

For tug of war:
rope x1 
8 people max

What to do at the end:

Ask what the learnt, 
See if they had fun,
Ask how it went for them,
Ask if the could do it again how would they do it differently.