Friday, 26 September 2014
Cross CountryYesterday the students that came 1, 2 and 3 in the school cross country went to Bailey road school for the inter school cross country. When we got to Bailey road school we sat on some benches while we waited for our turn to run. The year 3 and 4 had to do one lap, the year 5 and 6 had to do two laps and the year 7 and 8 had to do 3 laps. First up were the year 3 girls (the girls were always first) and then the year 3 boys. I was very proud of my little brother because he came third. After the year 3s ran the year 4s were next. After the year 4s finished running we had morning tea.I didn't eat anything for morning tea because I didn't want to get a stitch while I was running. It was very boring while I waited for morning tea to finish. After morning tea it was the year 5s turn to run. The year 5 girls ran first. When the year 5 girls finished running the year 5 boys got ready to run. I am a year 5, so I got ready to run. I was very nervous. When a woman said "go" we started running. The other boys were really fast so I was left behind a bit. I ran and I managed to overtake many of the other year 5 boys. I finished the first lap easily but as I started the second lap I started puffing a bit. As I got closer to the finish line I tried to overtake the boy that was in front of me. I sped up and went in front of the boy but then he sped up and went speeding past me. In the end I came third. Even through I didn't come first I was still proud of my results. At the prize giving I got a certificate. I was really proud that I achieved something.
Friday, 19 September 2014
Why Do Houses Have Windows
Why do houses have windows? There are a lot of reasons for having windows on your house. Houses have windows so you can look outside. If you look outside your window you can see the mailman coming instead of just going to your mailbox every 15 or 30 minutes to check if the mail is in the mailbox.
If you are going to the park or somewhere else outside you can look out your window to see if its going to rain. Windows can give you an extraordinary view. If you are in a hotel a tall office building or some other high place you can look out your window and you can see a lot of things like children playing in the park and people walking around with their dogs.
But if you accidentally leave you window open when its raining, rain will come in and drench some of your things. Lots of things like leaves and grass can come in your window if you leave it open and a storm comes. If you have a computer or some other digital device around a open window when its raining the digital device could be ruined and if the digital device is ruined you just wasted a lot of money for that digital device.
If you don’t have windows in your house your house will have no bright sunshine shining into your house, your house will be dark and cold (except if you have electricity). If you open your windows when its sunny you can get light from the sun instead of wasting a lot of money on electricity.
Windows can help you look outside, they can let you have fresh air and they can let you do other things like you can see if it is raining outside. But if you leave windows open during a storm then your stuff or you will get wet. But would you like to live in a house without windows?
Friday, 12 September 2014
Thursday, 11 September 2014
Monday, 1 September 2014
Today is the start of Tongan language week and we have been learning some Tongan words and numbers. My goal is to remember all of the numbers in Tongan. The games were really fun and I enjoyed the animal and fruit game because on the animal game you can learn the names of all of the animals in Tongan and in the fruit game you have to learn all of the names of fruits and vegetables.