Tuesday, May 31, 2011

paint the earth

A couple of weeks ago I went to paint the earth.Paint the earth is a shop where you buy a sculpture and they supply you with paints, paintbrush's and pens. Then you paint your sculpture and leave it at the shop.When you come back a couple of days later your sculpture will be ready.
I have gone to paint the earth 4 times and I really want to go again! Here is a photo of me and the sculptures I have painted.

To go to the paint the earth website click on the link below

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Screen printing

For our art we are doing screen printing. We had to do two backgrounds one with a solid colour and one with a sky and a ground.This is the procedure.

1. Get a piece of black paper,white paper and paint (you need Black,white,red,
green and blue and yellow)
2. Paint a sky and a ground any colour you want on the black paper.
3. On the white paper you paint one solid colour
4. draw and cut out your mountain and use the rest of the paper for screen printing
(put the cut out mountain in the bin)
5. let the painting dry
6. then put the plain piece of paper that you cut out from over your painting and use a screen to screen print by putting paint over the screen and spreading it around the screen.
7. then take the paper off and let it dry
8.draw and cut out something else out ( a road,plant,water fall or a bridge)like number 4.
9.screen print the other thing under the mountain
10.then you can paint any other details on your picture
11.there you have it a screen print
12. your picture rocks!

We hope you have fun doing your screen print, look in soon for our finished screen print.
By Amy and Ruby!!!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Grey Lynn Cross Country

On Friday we had cross country . The year 5 and 6 did the whole grey lynn park . In my race the winner was Otto 2nd place went to Robbie and 3rd place went to Matt I came 14th but I don't care . They were giving out juice box's for 1 dollar per box I got 4, two for me and two for my sister they sold out in seconds . I had lots of fun and I cant wait untill next cross contry .

by Jack .

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Year 5s netball game

On Monday the year 5 team had there first netball game of the year we lost 17-2 because they were two grades in front of us. I played goal keep, goal defense, wing attack and goal shot. There are 10 people in my team. My favourite position is centre and goal attack. I have played for 1 year and 1 day My big sister plays and her team has got more then 42 point's in one game I love netball so you should try it.

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Nintendo Ds

Have you ever wanted a portable game boy well there is one called a Nintendo DS you can get game's like Super Mario, Zelda, Pokemon and drawn to life it has a touch pad and two screen's they come in all kinds of Colour's like green , black, white and blue there are different type's of Ds's there are Nintendo Ds lite and nintendo DSi and Nintendo 3DS. I like Nintendo DS because you can talk to other people through wireless called pictochat if your bored you can just play on the DS the best thing is every DS has it's own unek ability like the 3DS is 3d or the DSi has a camera but of course you can just have the DS but there harder to find now the DS say's when it is low on battery because there is a lite that say's it is charges bye turning green if it is red it doe's not have much power left

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Minecraft is a really cool game where you can build Lot's of stuff like sky scraper's and tower's with steal and you mine for good's there are four option's easy, normal, hard and peaceful I really like this game because you can do so many thing's you can buy the full version for around $27 it is much better then the not full version I love the game but I can't say it's my favorite
ps look out for bad thing's at night on easy normal and hard
for more information on minecraft click on the link below

Monday, May 9, 2011

My Great Soccer Coach Billy

Billy Harris my soccer coach .Billy has been coaching me since I was 5. I see him Monday and every other day of the week except Friday. He coaches the 9th grad rep team which I'm in. Since we have had Billy as our coach we have not lost a game. I really like him being my coach because he does not yell and he is nice.

If you want to find out more about Billy click on the link below

Wild Word West Game

Wild Word West is a game that kids aged 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 and maybe 9 and ages up to 11 and down to 3. Its a fun game that kids might play. I like the game and I'm 9. I first played this game in term 1 in March and I thought it was fun. wild word west is a type of country game where you get 2 goes to try find the guy on the WANTED poster and you need to look at the faces that might match the poster. Also you look for the meaning of the word below the photo to find a word that means the same. To go forward you press the arrow to your right and to go back you press the arrow on your left and to capture them you press space bar.

If you would like to have a go click on the link below.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Never shake a baby.

In Roots of Empathy we have been learning to never shake a baby.
Baby's go to hospital because they have been shaken. It causes bad injuries and for example they have brain damage, deafness, blindness and more very bad injuries you might know of! A baby might be crying because it is hungry, lonely, uncomfortable clothing, Diaper changing and many more. Also we have a baby to look after in room 16( for real every three weeks!) His name is Niko. We looked at his feelings and what he was going to do next and asked his mother some questions about him. But most of the questions that we asked her were yes or no answers. We asked her questions like:
Does he have allergies?
How often does he sleep?
How do you spell his name?(because Uala didn't know how to spell his name!)
And we asked plenty more questions.
Also remember this, that a crying baby is not a bad baby it is a baby that has a problem.

If you want to find out more about Roots of Empathy click the link below

By Jennifer

Thursday, May 5, 2011

disaster made by mother nature

There's been Lot's disaster happening around the world. The way I feel about them is really bad because I cant help them.What is mother nature doing to our world ? What I think mother nature is doing is getting ready for 2012, what do you think?
Here are 5 of them.
1. Albany tornado that was 226 km in the middle of the tornado.
2. The Christchurch earthquake the magnitude 7.3.
3. The Japanese earthquake magnitude 8.9.
4. The tsunami in japan after the earthquake.
5.The tornadoes that were in the USA.
All these disaster are all made by mother nature.

Japans Earthquake and Tsunami

Did you know about the earthquake and tsunami in Japan? that was really sad right. If I was the prime minister I will give them lots of money to Japan and build them lots of city's . My less favourite part about the Japan earthquake and tsunami was that when peoples houses got damage . Question:How did you feel about the disaster?

By Salote.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


Yesterday a tornado hit Albany at 3:01 . Made its root to Pt Chev and then Mt Roskill and died down there. They confirmed last night on the 6:00 news that 1 people had died. cars were flipped over and a trampoline flew onto a roof. Someone got picked up by the tornado and got one scratch on his arm . When I watched the news I was afraid it was going to come to grey Lynn but it didn't.

By Ruby

The Royal Wedding

On the 29 of April Prince Will and Kate Middleton got married at Westminster Abey. Some of the royals that I remember that went to the wedding were prince Charles, camilla, the Queen and Prince Wills cousin's. My favourite part of the wedding was seeing Kate's dress and staying up late.

By Acacia

Monday, May 2, 2011

The Big Game

On Saturday my team called ponsonby ponies vs waitamata sea eagles the first half I was first sub with my team mates called Alayna, Nathan, and Veana. My cousin Kobe was the first one to get a try but when it was their turn to tap they went every where until Elijah tackled him. At the end of the game we had prize giving in our club room I was so scared that I would get nothing but I did I got player of the day I got some chocolate but I was so dirty so when I got home I had a shower then I ate them. I felt happy because we won 6-4.

My Great holiday

In the holidays I went to the cook islands. We went snorkling I saw blue starfish, fish, turtles and lots more. Each day we caught crabs, the crabs had one big claw and one small claw. We went swimming every day. There was a sand bar in the middle of the sea. We went out for dinner every night my favourite dinner was fish and chips and my favourite dessert was 3 scoops of ice-cream with chocolate sauce on top plus a cherry on top.We went there because it was our friends wedding. I was the ring bearer which is someone who looks after the rings. I had a great holiday