Thursday, November 11, 2010

Kelly Tarlton's

It was Monday 1st November 2010 at 5:30pm. We arrived at the school and went tearing into the hallway outside our library. Miss Samson was NOT happy with us because she was in the middle of a "whānau hui” about the hikoi to Rotorua she was taking some of the students on. We left our bags in the hall and then gapped it to the shop.

6:00pm we loaded ourselves and our luggage onto the vans.  Mr Kopa-Katene and Mr Furivai drove us to Kelly Tarlton's, then they went back to school and picked up everyone else.

First up was Steve. He was in charge of us.  He told us about the dos and don'ts at Kelly Tarlton's and then he talked to us about penguins.

Next stop, the NIWA Interactive room. We got to look at different animal skins up close with a microsope, get squeezed like we were being held by the tentacles of a squid and play fooseball.

What happened next? We got to feed the fish. I was the first up. The fish came for the food, I got a fright and dropped the fish food. Everyone laughed.

Kelly Tarlton's was really cool. The only thing I didn't enjoy was everyone staying up really late. We were all tired the next day. Miss Samson took us back to school and said we were going to continue with a normal classroom programme because of our behaviour.

Labour Day

Wow! Labour Day! 2010 was the best year for Labour Day for me.  Do you want to know why? ......  Not going to tell you, you'll just have to keep reading to find out.

Monday morning my dad woke me up at 6:00am to feed our dogs.  I got up, but I was really grumpy because I still had a couple hours of beauty sleep to get to.  We had to go allllll the way to Onehunga because the dogs live with my nana.

On the way to my nana's house my sister texted me to tell me that my friend Luana was at home waiting for me.  This was the best thing ever because it meant I could get my dad to take me back home and I wouldn't have to feed the dogs.  My dad turned the car around and then we rushed back so that I could speak to Luana.

I spent the whole day with Luana, just chilling out, relaxing and talking about all the exciting stuff we were going to be doing this term.

Riders On The Storm - Floods

Sophia, Talivaka and I studied floods for Term 3.  Miss Samson gave us 2 weeks to find the information we needed, write a script, sketch a story board, gather and film our video footage and put it together.