Monday, March 25, 2013

Harakeke ( Flax)

On Thursday Room 19 did an activity with Miss Tito. The activity was Platting Harakeke (Flax). We were Platting a Puti Puti (Flower) out of Flax. It was exciting!!!

So we marched on to the Oamaru Creek ,because we had to get some flax first. Before anyone could go and cut there flax Miss Tito our Teacher explained the rules to us , and the rules were

  • There a three peices of flax stuck together and you are not allowed to cut them or the plant will die.
  • Never cut harakeke at night  time because you might cut the wrong peice
  • Never cut harakeke  in the rain because the bit where you cut is where the gum is and if the rain touches it the whole plant dies.
  • Never step on Harakeke.
  • Never hit your friends with harakeke.
  • Always cut downwards when you when cut your flax

Miss Tito sent us out to cut our pieces. My partner was Sonny and we were good partners. I like being with him because he is cool.

Everyone had cut  their piece and it was ready to go we marched back to school. We got to school and started our plats. I liked it.

First  Miss Tito went over how to do it . Everyone listened carefully because they didn’t want to get anything wrong. We started.

I listened very good. At the end I got it right and some people got it wrong.

Friday, March 15, 2013

TuaKana Teina

Every Tuesday Room 19 goes to the Pt England library to do a reading program called TuaKana Teina (Big Brother Little Sister) with Room 9. We go there to give them support in reading, because they find it difficult. Sometimes they just want to run around and be silly or sit behave and listen to a story.

I like having TuaKana Teina session's because it’s fun. Some people don’t like it because they don’t like reading. The little kids a very quiet around the big kids because there shy.

We start reading with them after lunch witch is 2:00. Then we finish at 2:50 . When it’s time to go home everyone moans.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

School Picnic

Last Friday at Pt England school we had a picnic at the Pt England Beach. Everyone was so excited that they were bragging how cool it was last year. Some people didn’t really want to go so they either stayed home or just came for the sake of it.

The day came and everyone was happy. Mr Burt talked to all of us and explained the rules. We were so excited that we weren’t even listening to him and most of the time we were fiddling. “Yes!” said my friends “it’s time to go.”

We got there and it didn’t take that long. Mr Burt called a little meeting and as soon as he was finished everyone scattered across the giant field. I played Rugby with some other boys of the school. The game was actually it was supposed to be Ripper rugby, but Mr Marsters said we could play rugby.

I stopped playing and then went to relax on the beach. As I rested I ate my lunch and talked to my friends. Watching the beautiful sky a kite blocked my view. So I got up and looked at who was flying it and it was Mr Barks. Soon it was time to go home.


The P is for partnership, the R is for reassurance, the O is for overcoming, the T is for Trust, the E is for enthusiasm, the C is for camouflage, the T is for tolerance, the I is for invulnerability, the O is for overcoming and the N is for Not giving up.