My Holidays

In the Holidays on Saturday I went on a two hour bush walk with my Mum, Dad, sister, Aunty, Uncle, and my two cousins . It was really long, I was left behind and I also I got lost. I got found when my dad came to find sticks so we could play a game called find the sticks. It sounds so boring and It was.
I had a bad day on Saturday. On Sunday me and my dad went to see Karate Kid and Twilight Eclipse. I really liked Karate Kid the most because, it told a stroy about a boy who went to China and always got bullied by boys and he learns karate.
Twilight was ok but I cound not understand anything, it was all confusing to me .
In the next week, I stayed home and took care of my sister.


In Room 17 we have been Inventing games we can be in pairs if we want to if we don't want to be in pairs we don't have to. I'm paired with Abby our game is called knock the block it involves water well nearly everybody's games that is in room 17 involves water but not Anjali's and Andrew's. We also have people playing our games too there is room 17 room 10 and room 12 but the people that are running the game they don't have to play because they are going to show the people that are playing how to play or if they want to play they can play and if they don't want to they don't have to.

Me in the Holidays

In the holidays I mainly stayed at home because I had a cold. Sometimes I went to the neighbours and we played on the tramp, it was fun. Also we played in her room. Her mum gave me some jeans they are cool. Before we went to the neighbours me and my mum went to the mall and I got a dress and some other stuff.
My brother and I went to the movies and saw Twilight and Toy Story 3, they were cool.
I had a sleepover at my best friend Maristelles house. It was fun and we went to the Stardome. At the Stardome we got to lie down and see the planets. We got to listen to some people that said "I'm walking on the moon, I might skip now, do do do do doo" and he was singing it. It was really funny and sounded funny!
Then we had a week left of the school holidays. I went to the mall with my mum and I had sushi. Then It was my Grandads brithday and he was turning 65 and we got to eat a really nice cake that I got for my family it had caramel icing it was yummy yum yum!

The Marvelous Math Magician!!!

'Where is it?' 'oh no!' was all you could hear from the three of us as we searched around the room for our equipment.
Unless you didn't know, today was the day that someone very special was going to visit us. It was the one and only maths magician Mr. Ken Ring! As we entered the room everyone fell into a deep silence waiting for Mr. Ken Ring to do something. Throughout the day he talked and showed us amazing tricks including fire coming out of a book, a needle going through a balloon without popping, a coin going through a balloon from the outside, as well as a whole list of other things. He even let us in on some of them but don't think we are going to tell it to the whole world by writing on this blog.
It was a great experience for the 3 of us and we really enjoyed it.
Thank-You Mr. Ken Ring! Don't forget to check out his 2 websites they are

Amazing Hockey!

Last term the year 5's and 6's had to meet on the court for senior sport. The senior teachers told us to pick a winter sport game. There was kiwi sport, hockey, rugby, netball and soccer. I picked hockey. The teachers then told us that we would practice next term ( Term 3).
Today was term 3 and everyone was ready. The gear I brought was a mouth guard, hockey stick, shin pads and long socks. I was ready!
The practices for hockey was Mondays and Wednesdays at 8:00am, Miss Davies was the coach for hockey. We practiced on the courts. I was really, really EXCITED! When we finished playing hockey I would always get a vivid mark on my leg from sweating! Yesterday we had senior sport. We had to bring spare clothes because we were going on to the field. It was all muddy and dirty when I jumped up and down. When everyone had finished we had to clean our hockey stick. I washed my stick at the Muriwai fountain.
All the rugby students had pushed in line to get washed. I got annoyed when everyone pushed in. Everyone had finished washing. We had to go back to class to do our work. Man I had a lot of work to finish!

AFL Kiwi Kicks

In week one of term 3, the AFL Kiwi Kick people came to our school. They came to give us a try-out of their club AFL kiwi Kick.

They taught us how to do a drop punt- a drop punt is a type of kick with a rugby ball. They told us to have the laces of the ball facing away from us and to drop the ball then kick it away from us!!! When one of the kids kicked the ball it flew over the fence and hit a car but thank goodness it did not do any damage!!!!
We played another game called "Bomb The Teacher!" First we got into pairs and lined up behind some cones each with a ball, then we had to do a drop punt kick and try and hit the teachers!!!!!! ( Mr Sunny, Miss Davies and Miss Cheeseman )
They gave out forms to sign up for Kiwi Kick and they give you a free goodie bag with a Kiwi Kick Ball and a hat!!!
Overall we think AFL Kiwi Kick is AWESOME!!!

Kiwiana art

On Tuesday Room 17 was doing crayon and dye. We used Kiwiana pictuers to do our art.
First we got our art books out, then we drew four boxes. After we got chalk and drew one of the kiwiana art.
When we were done we had to show Miss Davies, when she says yes we go off and do chalk and crayon.
After chalk and crayon we did chalk, crayon and dye in our books. Once we have done that we get a white peace of paper and do chalk and crayon again. We had to blend the colours, show Miss Davies so we can dye them after that.
Crayon and dye is really fun to do because you choose your own art to do and do the colours you want to do.

Our ipad

In room 17 there is an ipad. Everyone had a turn,, we did it in roll order the first boy was Daniel and the first girl was Shari. Everybody got 20 minutes each.
When it was my turn I played Ferrari GT it was quite cool but I lost. After that I played traffic rush the aim of the game is to get all of the car to the other side without smashing any other car's. It's hard because car's come flying out of know where.
Then I played Simon it goes like this when a light flashes and a you hear a sound you have to repeat that sound.

Room 17's iPad

In my class we have an ipad. We went in order from the roll boy, girl. First a boy then a girl.
The first boy was Daniel then Shari, the last person for the boy's was Abhishek. The last girl was Leija.
When it was my turn it was pretty stink because I didn't know what to play. I was looking for a game that I wanted to play but I couldn't find it so I just found other games I wanted to play.
After everyone was finished Miss Davies was going to give people to write but it didn't work and then that was the end of the ipad

Room 17!!!

Hey my name is Ezrah, I'm 11yrs old. During my last year, I'm in Miss Davies class.
I love class we get to listen to music while we learn, play heaps of fitness games like relays, running and do lots of stuff like maths, reading and writing. My class is about learning and having fun at the same time.
So far this year we have done 4 flash mobs - which have been so fun to do (these are actually my first flash mobs that I have done), played lots of water games and played on an iPad (how cool is that).
We have changed our class room around so now it looks even better than before and plus we go on heaps of fun as trips places like Camp Bentzon and a Marae!

My Holidays

In the holidays I had such a bad cold I wasn't allowed to go outside.
After four days I was allowed to go to my school holiday program, it was so much fun till I ate lunch! I got bad food poisoning and I didn't go till the next week.
On Monday second week of the holidays I did go back to my holiday program and it was fun but I will never eat from there again in my life.
On Tuesday we went to this place named Mega Centre over at the North Shore. It was fun we did bowling and laser-force, I came second in bowling and fourth in laser-force. I liked laser-force the most because I was really good at it I only died like I don't know 20 times, that is a lot!
On Thursday I went to the museum and went on the volcano thing and it was so cool, I got a little scared on it but I was ok in the end because in Henderson we would all be safe.
On Friday I was with my dad and we couldn't think of what to do but in the end we did- we went to Rainbows End. Dad and I first went on the Go-Carts and I came first out of everyone! After we did that we went on the family go-cars and we crashed into the side of the track and this time I didn't get a black eye!
Because when I was eight, the people thought that I was ten years old and I wasn't. When we did crash I had a multicoloured black eye!
Okay back to my holidays.
After I went on the Fear Fall and I was crying on the way up, I was so scared! On the way down I screamed so loud. Next we went on the Roller-Coaster and I screamed even louder on the loops! After we did that and I got so exited to go on the new ride, Invader - I can now do it without any hands on the handle! How cool!!!
On Saturday I went to the famers market with my Mum and Step Dad named Steve. When I was there I ate chocolate croissants and a lot of orange juice! it was yummy!!!
Last but not least is Sunday the last day of the holiday. I was at my Mums friends boyfriends birthday party and his name is Acmed and he is Egyptian - how cool - the cake was the best! it was a red sort of cake and it had coconut topping with wiped cream!
The next day I was back at school.

The Amazing iPad

I finally had a turn with the iPad, because I'm the last person on the roll . It took room 17, five days for all the people to have a turn.
What I played on the iPad was Sherk racing, the Keyboard and also this Bubble game, it was kind of cool and that was my first time on a iPad but I've been on a iPod Touch before .
I like the iPad better because it's more convenient and bigger then a iPod phone . What's cool about the iPod is that you can fit it in your pocket and you can carry it around the place.
I also like the IPad because you can leave it at home when you can't fit it in your bag and the iPad has more games then a iPod touch.

The Adventures of the iPad in Room 17

Room 17 got a turn with the ipad we have at our school and we all took turns on it for 20 minutes according to roll order.
The iPad is a enlarged version of an iPhone or iPod Touch from the Apple company. It has all the applications and it is also easier to type with because the screen is bigger which means that the buttons to touch like a keyboard are bigger to use and your fingers will not press 10 buttons at the same time.

It is a new and improved version that can last longer but takes longer to charge. It is a really cool device that has been made from apple and also connects to the internet like a computer or the iPod Touch/iPhone. Everyone in Room 17 really enjoyed it and we would all love to have our own ones or have shared ones in our classroom.

It also saves music like what all the Apple technology does. It is very amazing and we give it a rating of 100/10.
Very Good piece of technology. ;)

Our Turn With the iPad!

On Monday the 19th to Friday the 23rd of July, everyone in room 17 got a chance to have a go on Summerlands new ipad.
You may be thinking ''what is an ipad?''
An ipad is a new apple device that you can play games on, listen to music, do maths, reading and heaps more! There are a few more apple devices you may have heard of that are kind of like the ipad, such as the iphone and the ipod touch.
The ipad is all touch screen so it makes it a lot easier.
Everyone in room 17 got given 20 minuets to explore what you can do on the ipad.
Overall I think the ipad is amazing!!!

Kool Kiwiana Kreations!

Home grown was the topic we were given this term and we decided to make an awesome learning experience with it. We accepted this in and gave it a bit of our own Kiwi flavour. If you know Miss Davies then you are probably aware that she can turn normal idea's into great ideas. This one was just a minor idea of the billions of other bigger ones she has (read more in our blog).

As part of our art we used Crayon, Chalk & Dye art. We all had to brainstorm a couple of the kiwi icons that we thought of e.g. kiwifruit, Buzzy Bee, L&P etc.
Just to have a little try out we did a draft and this is what it was like: We got the chalk and drew our icon, then on a separate box we did the same but with crayon. On the third box we did our icon with chalk and coloured it with crayon careful not to colour on the chalk lines. Finally the last one, it was the same as step 3 although now gone over with dye on the whole thing. Rememeber this was only our draft's when we are all finished it will look better because it will have black paper behind it and it will look like bricks on the wall. Thank-You Miss Davies for this brillliant idea!

Wrestling Is True and Real!

My name is Dylan and I do wrestling with Champion Clinton Davis.
I do it at Club Physical by Wendys.
Mum drops me off outside Club Phyiscal. She leaves me for 1 Hour.
On Tuesday its 4 till 5 . Fridays it 5 till 6.
My friend Campbell who played T-ball with me also does wrestling with me.
The two best moves are the Half Nelson, Double Leg. The Hardest is the Chicken wing and the Leg Lace. The Double Leg helps me with my other sport Rugby to tackle better.
Wrestling involes commitment, tuff'ness and the biggest skill sportsmanship with some attitude as well.
This Wrestling is Real! It is not fake like WWE Wrestler Stone Cold Steve Austin.
I really enjoy it because I get along well with everyone most of the time.


On Tuesday the 20th of July we got this awesome device called the iPad.
You can play so many different games on it and the best game is...Rock Band because it is fun but extremely hard. You have to hit different colors at the exactly right time and then you have to do mostly yellow buttons.
My 2nd favorite game was this game where you had to tap as many times in 30 seconds and my high score was 112 and the top tappers some one did 453 times!
My least favorite was the Frogger game because I am hopeless at it.

My Holidays

In the holidays I went to the mountains . I went skiing, I kept falling because it was my first time . I did climbing then I slid back down but I scratched my self on the rocks . I started throwing snow balls at my baby sister then she started throwing snow balls at me.
One of my dads friends came to show us how to ski with no ski poles but that did not help because I did not know how to stop . I took it off the ski items but not the shoes because it was cold then we went up the hill.
Then I found this ice rock it was big then we went even further up the mountain. I found a bigger ice rock it was heavy it was 4x bigger than mine. I wanted to take it home but I couldn't.
We went back down the mountain and then went home .
The next day we went to eat with our friends at this restaurant, I got candy and gave some to my friends and sister .
The next day I went swimming at West Wave. I went swimming with my dad , mum and my 2 sister. My mum and my 2 sisters went swimming in the spa . Me and my dad went into the big pool .
The next day I went to the movies and watched Shrek Lives Happily Ever After. I went to play all kind of racing games in the Time Out Zone, that I like then the movie started. I went to buy a frozo it was the blue berry kind.
So I had a really good holiday!


Aashay, Shari, Atarah, Michael and Ezrah taught everyone in the class how to make a glogster.
A glogster is when you can make your own page. You can add videos, pictures and you can draw anything you want. I got taught by Aashay.
In Aashays group there was Emma, Daniel and me. Aashay told us where to click and where not to click. It was really fun when I clicked random pictures. I made a random person. It had a big head and a hippie symbol for the ears. After that I added wings for the arms and the legs. I called it Random Person. On the background I added hippie symbols again and then I added clouds and lightning.
Aashay asked if everyone was finished. Emma, Daniel and I said yes.
Everyone in my group went back to work.

Camping at Mount Egmont

On the 7th of July me, my sister and my Grandad went and stayed in a camp house at the base of Mount Egmont for a night.
When we got there it was freezing but luckily we found two small heaters but the heaters was not very good because even when we had them on full power it was still cold. The camp house had four cabins, one kitchen and toilets and some showers. When we unpacked our sleeping bags we went for a little walk up Mount Egmont. When we were walking we saw a giant valley and in the giant valley we saw a rainbow in the valley.
Once we got back to the camp house my sister and I played some uno. At 8:30 we went to bed in our clothes. I didn't get much sleep because my nose was runny and I kept sneezing.
In the morning my sister and I saw a rabbit.
Before we left we went for one more walk at the start of the trail, my sister spotted a sign that read that there's 1080 poison on the trail but we still went down it.
Once we got back we packed our stuff in our bag then we gave the key back to the owner. Finally, it was a long drive back home.


Today it was my turn to play with the iPad. I had 20 minutes to play with it. I was so nervous because I only had 20 minutes to finish. When I played with the iPad it had lots of games. I think there was 40 games in the iPad.
The game I mostly played was Rock band. I played the guitar and the drums. The mode I played was hard. Sometimes I lost. That game was my favourite.
The least favourtie game I played was free drawing, because when you tried to draw something your fingers got in the way!
When I finished playing all those games I got bored. But there were so many applications. So I just played the virtual drum. After that I played Rock band again. They repeated the same song again again again and again. I think that was the only song to play with.
I had about 5 minutes to finish. So I played the virtual piano. The only song I knew was Marry Had a Little Lamb. When I finished playing that song I just tapped random piano notes.
I had 5 seconds to finish the iPad so I searched for a game I could play but it was too late my time was over.

Te Marae

On Monday the 28th June, Anawhata and Piha went to a Marae. We walked along the grass and a lady sang a song it was loud.
After we went into the Marae. We sang a song then it was morning tea and we played.
Then we went back to the Marae and learnt games. They also told us stories.
Next we went back to the bus and went back to school.

Te Marae Visit

On Monday the 28th June Anawhata and Piha went on a Marae visit it was very strange because it was to somewhere I had never been before. We went to Hoani Waititi Marae.

It was very fun and exciting. When we got there, we had to re arrange ourselves because the boys were at the front but the boys needed to be at the back.
Once we were all sorted out and headed inside we saw the lady doing the Karanga [call] it was very loud so it echoed around.
After that we went inside and we sat down and did our performance the first row of boys did a Hongi with the people of the Marae.
Then we did this hunt for the bird on the front of the Marae, it was in 1 of its finger nails!
We had morning tea, came back into the Marae and they taught us some hand games and then lunch.
We listened to some stories the first story was about a giant octopus, the 2nd was about Maui and the sting ray, and the last was about the 2 brothers building Marae's against each other and a whale which only 1 brother's village could eat.
I felt happy because I don't think I will get to go there again!

BP Challenge.

I went to the BP Challenge on Thursday the 16th of June. The BP Challenge is something where you make things out of newspaper, tape and plastic bags.
When I walked in the hall I thought it was huge and there was a really, really big score board. We all went through a big long curtain and it was big and blue. We put our bags down and we sat on a little mat that had a bucket with a pair of scissors on it.
I felt nerves because I really wanted ours to be a best thing that Summerland Primary made.
There were two people who gave out the plastic bags for every school group. We had to make something that can support a marble and when we did it the judges had to measure it.
The second challenge was we had to build a bag out of newspaper and then we had to put a little bag of sand in it. Two people which was Charlotte and Raven carried the bag between the cones and had to put it on the table without the bag falling on the ground.
I had a lot of fun at the BP Challenge. I loved it.

My Holiday

My family and I went on a big holiday around the country, visiting places like Christchurch and Kaikoura, plus many more.

We took the shuttle bus to the airport. A Shuttle Bus is a van that has a little trailer with a cover on top to pull around , you put your luggage in the trailer then hop into the van. We put our luggage in the trailer then got into the van and sat down.
We grabbed our suitcases and went inside. We then walked to the Koru Club.
The Koru Club is a place for buisness workers and people that fly a lot. We had to stay in the Koru Club for an hour and a half then went on the plane to Christchurch.
Finally we arrived at Christchurh.
My dad went to the Budget rental car shop and got the cars keys.
We went outside into the Budgets car park , the car we got was a Red Ford.
We drove to the Copthorne hotel.
We did a lot of things in Christchurch like the gondolas , the Antarctic Center and to the Cathedral.
After 3 days we drove to Kaikoura the home of the whales. We stayed one night in Kaikoura and while we did we went to see the seal colony.
The next day we drove to Picton. My family and I had lunch then went on a boat that was so big called a ferry. The boat was taking us to Wellington. We had to stay on the boat for 3 hours! I threw up but luckily I made it to the toilet.
After 3 horrible hours on the boat we finally arrived in Wellington. We stayed in Wellington for 2 days and they were 2 quiet days because we were all tired. The day we go back to Auckland finally came and we took the plane back to Auckland.

I really enjoyed my holiday because we went to lots of different places we hadn't been to before.

7teen Crew's Cool Room

My class room 7teen crew has been redone.

Our teacher Miss Davies has gone out to buy our class some new things for us to use. Some things she bought were beanbags and tables.
But before she could buy any of those things we had to plan out how we were going to put things in the room, and measure them to make sure our plan would fit in our room.
We barely ever have to sit on the mat because there are tables to sit on instead of the mat. We have our own little study booths were we can have some peace and quite working, we also have some shelves to put our laptops on to but there not normal shelves - they were originally a cupboard but Miss Davies sawed the doors of.
We have everything all over our walls like THE WALL , the wall has all the photos and magazine pics that we like and things we've made. We have a maths wall, a Maori wall, an a instruction wall and our Marae information. Theres also a wall for our poems that we've written .
So come and visit our awesome new room.

What Sport I Play!

The sport I play is rugby. I play for a club called Waitemata. I have been playing for 3 years.

This year, we have been winning some of our games but not all. My rugby team is called the Spartan's.
Last Saturday we beat the Collage Rifles team, they use to be the best team but we won 6-1. The team that we lost to was Suburb's - we lost to them 2 time's.
The people in my team is Zion, Hurinui, Waiora, Shay, Bryce, Bradley, Jacob and Mattie.
I play first five, second five and sometimes centre. My favourite position is first five.
I like rugby because I get to tackle people and run with the ball.

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