Thursday, 18 May 2017

Car saftey

๐Ÿš˜Children need car seats๐Ÿš˜

I, Sam, believe that children should use car seats. In my persuasive writing you will be reading about car safety.   

As a driver, you're responsible if one of your children gets injured or killed in a car crash.  All children under the height of 1m48 must be in a car seat while traveling in a car or a van. If this is not followed there is a chance that you can be pulled over and given a fine.

If your child is too small and they're not in an approved child restraint like a plunket or babywise car seat while traveling in a car they could slip out of the seat belt and then if the car suddenly stopped they might get injured.
The diagonal part of the safety belt must cross the child's shoulder, not the neck because if it is, then the child is too small and should have a car seat. The back of the child seat should be adjusted so that the shoulder belt passes between the base of the child's neck.

Car seats are very important and make sure that you have on for your child.

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Camp Kaitawa!

My favourite part of Camp Kaitawa was the caving.I was scared at the beginning of the  caving but Kelly and Paul made me feel better.The caves had lots of MASSIVE weta and some interesting spiders. 

 The kayaking was fun, I thought that that jumping off the kayak was more fun then the kayaking. Vaughn and I started a swimming club were we would just swim around the lake.

We did a master chef challenge were we had to make pancakes and meatballs.  Our team scored 13 and a half points.  The people in my group were Gwen, Kalae, James, Ashle and of course me Sam.

On the first day of camp we did some rock hoping, it was cool because when we were rock hoping we had a nice view of Lake Waikaramoana.  
For dinner on Monday we had macaroni and cheese which tasted perfect.                    

This is me in one of the kayaks. ⇨ ⇨ ⇨ ⇨ ⇩

Thursday, 22 September 2016

My Diamante Poem

WALT entertain the reader - Diamantes are diamond-shaped poems ‘that contrast’ two nouns.
Success Criteria:
Step 1:  Think of two nouns that are complete opposite of each other.  Write one on Line 1 and the other on Line 7.
Step 2:  On Line 2, write two adjectives that describe the noun on Line 1.
Step 3:  On Line 3, write three “-ing” words (verbs) that relate to Line 1.
Step 4:  On Line 4, write a short phrase about line 1 and line 7.
Step 5:  On Line 5, write three “-ing” words (verbs) that relate to Line 7
Step 6:  On Line 6, write two adjectives that describe the noun on Line 7.
Step 7:  On Line 7 you will have your noun that you thought of in Step 1.

Frosty, bright
Skiing, snowball fighting, sledding
Icicles and snowflakes, family holidays
Swimming, suntanning, sweltering
Hot, sunny

Now have a go at writing your own diamante poem.  

Ebony, tough
Hunting, climbing, stuffing  
Hunting at night...stalking prey
Sleeping, sprinting, scoffing
Powerful, swift
Fluffy adorable
Sprinting, sleeping, devouring
Fast as a pig...soft as a pillow
Leaping, licking, running
Cute, soft




Friday, 2 September 2016

Cinquain- Pug

Cinquains - Sam
Purpose: to entertain
Success Criteria
  1. Subject
  2. 2 adjectives (describing words) to tell about the subject
  3. 3 verbs (interesting doing words) ending in ‘ing’ that also tell about the subject
  4. A phrase to tell about how the subject feels or what it does
  5. A word describing the first line or choose another adjective


Cuddly, cute

Waiting, stalking, eating  

Fast as a pig              



The learning powers that I used were absorption and revising with a mix of my love of Pugs and there Soooo amazing and cute.

Friday, 10 June 2016

My Creature is a Blue Penguin
Some things I needed to consider about my creature:
My animal needs stuff to do and it needs water and it needs land
It also needs dark places to sleep and it needs ice water to drink as well as it needs a dark place to hide from predators.
My enclosure has these special features for my pet:
My enclosure has a little pond for it to swim in and catch fish.
It has a nice dark place for it to sleep so they can hide from predators. I have land for it to lay eggs and it has fish for it to eat and it has a pond for it to swim in.
What I am pleased about:
I am happy with the bed and blue penguin palace sign

Building learning power
I used absorption,questioning,perseverance and noticing.   
What I have found trick
I found it hard trying to hang the string off the roof and sticking the diving board on the wall
What I would like to improve:
I would like to improve the fish and the size of the bed because the penguin wouldn't be comfortable and the fish could have been 3D.

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             File:Little Blue Penguin        <<< this is a Blue Penguin

Thursday, 26 May 2016

   Dear humans  

Please let me out of my cage. What do you think it would be like in a cage with nothing to do and nobody to talk to and no place to run. I'm really depressed that I'm locked up in this small dark cage. It's like prison in here just get me out! Please at least give me a toy to snuggle up with and some good food.  I've had enough of this! Just please let me out. Why did you shove me in this cage anyway. When you came to pick me up from the pet shop I was so excited but when I was at home it was just like the boring old pet shop.  PLEASE LET ME OUT IT'S SO BORING IN HERE.   

By Mac the sad puppy

Friday, 20 May 2016

Exaggeration poem writing
Exaggeration means claiming something is greater than it really is. For example, if you said “my cat is as big as a house” or “I can run faster than the speed of light,” you would be exaggerating.

To write your own exaggeration poem, you only need to do three things:
  1. Pick something to write about.
  2. Pick a feature or characteristic of the thing that you are writing about.
  3. Exaggerate that characteristic in every way you can think of, making a list as you go.
  4. Take your list of ideas and turn them into a poem.

Here are some more tips to help you get started:
  • When you write your exaggeration poem, it doesn’t have to rhyme, unless you want it to.
  • If you can’t think of a funny ending for your poem, try ending it with the same lines you used at the beginning of the poem.

Good luck writing your own exaggeration poems!

I Ate a Spicy Pepper
I ate a spicy pepper
From my brother on a dare.
The pepper caught my head on fire
And burned off all my hair.

My mouth erupted lava
And my tongue began to melt.
My ears were shooting jets of steam.
At least that’s how they felt.

I ricocheted around the room.
I ran across the ceiling.
I dove right in the freezer
To relieve the burning feeling.

I drank a thousand soda pops
And chewed a ton of ice
To try to stop the scorching
Of that spicy pepper’s spice.

At last, the flames extinguished,
I admitted to my brother,
“That pepper was the best one yet.
May I please have another?”

Write your poem here  
Burning Burrito
I ate a burning burrito
That burnt off all my hair
A phoenix appeared - very rare
I swear that burrito was a flair

Oh that burrito
I wonder what I’ll do
It made me swim the whole of Lake Taupo
I think I’ll go and do a number 2 (poo)

Oh that burrito
My mouth set on fire
My taste buds exploded
I thought I would expire

Oh that burrito
I really needed ice
To stop the burning sensation
It felt like paradise

That burrito was a blast
May I have another?