Wednesday, 7 April 2021

Chicks in Room 6

                                   Chicks in Room 6

Last Tuesday, Jo from Living Eggs came to our school in Panmure to bring "Living Eggs" to our class in Room 6. She brought eleven eggs. "They are on Day 19 of hatching" she said. Then she left. She left the food, food bowl, water container, brooder box, wood shavings and the incubator.  
The eggs have to keep warm at 37.7 degrees and not get bumped.

During our 2 weeks, we got to hold the chicks often, and I got to change their little home, the brooder. I changed the bedding, food and water. It took quite a long time but they need to keep dry and have food once in the morning and again in the evening.

I took all eleven of them home for the weekend. It was fun watching them and having special time holding them. On the last day, on Thursday, I changed the brooder, and then during the morning Jo came with Mrs Thompson to take the chicks back to the farm. It was sad. Zach and I cried. But I said Goodbye and continued with  my work. I will miss them, and maybe they will miss me, but I think they are happy with their mum:).

Wednesday, 31 March 2021

Athletics Day

 Last Friday we had Athletics Day. There are four houses: Rimu, Rata, Kauri, Totara. I am in Rimu and so I had to wear a blue T-Shirt. I competed in three Races. I came 2nd in each race. After the races the seniors did the 'Tug of War'. Totara won the Tug of War. At the end, the Teachers added the scores. They announced that Rimu has won! I liked this day because I spent time with my friends doing sport.

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Daniel's Whakapapa Journey


                                                 My Whakapapa Journey

My name is Daniel. I am 9 years old. I have a small immediate family. That means we can count them. But I have a big extended family!

The three koru at the top of my picture are my great grandfather, great  grandma and my other great grandfather. My great grandfather on my mother’s side was called William Ford. He was born in the 1820’s and died in 1905. He was the father of Irish inventor Henry Ford.

 The big Koru are my mum and dad. They are shaped as a heart because they are married.      

My mum is an organised Woman, who works as a Teacher. My dad is very funny and serious. He is a Maintenance man.                                                               

The Koru in the middle are my brother, Augustine, my sister, Marii and me. Augustine, who I call Auggy, is a very sporty person. He will only play soccer, rugby and other ball games. I am more of an indoor person. I do like sports too though.

I like History and other Subjects. 

My sister, Marii is the only one in my Whanau with the least weight. I really like everything my Whanau likes. My family likes everything like Sports and veggies. 

Tuesday, 30 June 2020

The Glum tree

I feel cold because my leaves are like a warm blanket to me but now they are all gone. I have to sleep cold on freezing nights. I wish they would never fall off during winter. The freezing cold makes me feel that I am in Antarctica. I don't like it when people trample my leaves. I feel so sad :( I also don’t like it when people climb over my naked body. It feels like cockroaches crawling all over me. Pinecone trees laugh at me because I am bare and they’re not. I feel so bad for my leaves on the ground because they are crushed and crumpled by the unforgiving winter weather.