Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Camp Kaitawa

                                          🌳Camp 2017 Kaitawa ⛺
It was cool when we went to camp, in the car it was so hot, I was beginning to think that Camp Kaitawa was not a place but I saw a big, big building.   After we put our bags in our dorm, we ate lunch and then we played in the lake.  I went in a kayak, I saw Miss Hill and some other kids doing a cool challenge, it was so cool to watch them run across the boats.  All the parents and teachers made us a lovely dinner and then we went to bed.

After breakfast we went on two walks, one was down to the power station and the other down to the lake called Lake Waikamoana, we went back to camp to have lunch. I played handball after lunch, then later in the day we went for a night walk.  I was so tired I went to bed and straight to sleep.

In the morning I played with some lego and I  made two motor bikes and a space ship and then I  played handball.  After lunch we went back to the lake and did some rock hopping,  it took all afternoon to go round the lake, it was hard but fun.  We had a master chef, we came last, but it was fun to cook.

We got to play in the dining room, we had lunch and went caving.  There was four caves, the last one was the biggest, there were big wetas and it was very muddy.
We celebrated Kelly's birthday.

We went down to the courts and played until morning tea while the adults cleaned the camp, on the way back to school, we stopped at a layby and had lunch.  Then we went back to school.

I enjoyed camp, I liked caving the most.    

Thursday, September 22, 2016


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.  
Sticky, yum
Fading, mouthwatering, soothing
Super hard to get…dark hard
Scoffing, melting, gobbling
Super,  scrumptious  

Yellow, tall
Thrashing, eating, prowling
Fearsome hunter... Brown cuddly
Galloping,  jumping,  racing
Fast,  powerful

Friday, June 10, 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
Scared Black Panther

I saw a scared black panther
Dashing through the jungle
It had seen a giant queen ant
It was really fungal
What is happening now

The panther crept up on a mouse
And leapt onto its back
Then it slide right off his nose
Whoops, look out smack
It swung into a tree

It fell down with a ker thud
Straight into a deadly snake pit
Panther used his karate skills
And knocked them out in one hit
He clambered out slowly

Poor panther was weary now
He struggled over to a tree
Thinking to himself
I’d love a cup of tea
Until a ferocious spider bit him on the knee

With his tail between his legs
He sprints for his dark and gloomy cave
His mummy meets him at the entrance
Here is a cup of tea for you Dave
It looks like you have had a hard day

pet enclosure

Jack c
My Creature is a Komodo Dragon.
Some things I needed to consider about my creature:
Their babies like to climb and they like sunny and sandy islands like Komodo (a little country) and they need space because in real life they are 150cm long.
My enclosure has these special features for my pet:
They need water because they need to drink water and swim in it, they need special stones for them to lie down so they can sleep and drift wood so they can hide, they like to jump out and kill its prey.
What I am pleased about:
I am pleased about how I used my planning muscle because I had to plan some of the things I was going to do, I had to get some information  to figure it out.
I persevered to get the glad wrap on  
What I have found tricky:
Making the komodo dragons because it was hard to make the face

What I would like to improve:
The water because I made the box before I put the water in and the opening was too small and it was to hard to get in the opening and the glad wrap because it was a pain to stick on.  

Jack C.JPG                                                

<<this is a Komodo dragon

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Camp Omatua


Kayaking is very challenging.
Here is me and my friend tubing down the fast river.

My mum is helping with the kayaking.
I'm relaxing on the shore.

Monday, November 30, 2015


I am learning to find information and change it into my own words to share in a report.

Monday, September 28, 2015