Monday, November 28, 2011

tennis leasons

“Ohhhhh nooo” I said to myself seeing the ball go pass as I could hear Tuipulotu say “haha I am the king I am the king!” as everyone else in the line just couldn’t wait until he lost. Last week on Thursday our class went to our school courts to learn some Tennis skills.    

When we arrived at the courts I was both excited an nervous at the same time. I was nervous because I hadn’t ever played Tennis in my life before but excited because it was something new to learn. Our instructor Marcel introduced himself then it was time   to learn some basic skills.

The first thing we did was all get a racket and ball and line up on one side of the court. Marcel then said to that we had to put our hands in a certain position so that the ball wouldn’t roll down. so we all started hitting the ball up an down to see how much we could get without the ball falling.

“Stop” Marcel said when we he told us to stop we had to hug our rackets so that we wouldn’t be tempted to play with it. Moving on we choose a partner an stood at the opposite sides of the net. My partner was Tamara(my best friend) I throw the ball to her and she would just hit it back.

It was finally time to play Tennis. Everyone separated in to six different lines and started playing a quick game. I was now at the front of the line just waiting until the someone lost. I stood up by the net. Serving the ball trying to act like I was professional then the ball came back over an I completely missed it was so funny but embarrassing  at the same time. On my next turn I actually did quiet well. At the end the winner on our line was Ronald(Classmate).

Playing Tennis for me was a new experience and I really enjoyed it even though at the end of the session I was completely exhausted. I cant wait to learn more about tennis at our next session!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

CAMP! (Willow park)

“LETS GO LETS GO!” my aunty keep shouting “WAIT UP I'M COMING!” I replied as I double checked I had everything. Me and Athena (my cousin) rushing in the car so excited to finally be going camp.

On Monday the 10 of October our riverside club were very lucky to be going to camp at Willow park. When we arrived at the camp we all got our gear out of the bus and the trailer and met in the dining room. Everyone had finally arrived so Mr Burt started talking an telling us the rules. Then it was time for the more exciting part we had to get in to our groups. Our groups name was GWS(girls with swagg).

It was our time for our first activity. It was an activity that would help us get to know the place.
All the teams were given two sheets each on the sheets were the places we had to find and mark on a map. The challenge was extremely hard because no one really knew were to start. But at the end we came 3rd!

At camp I had more than one highlight for the whole camp. I had two one of them was a game called GYOB(get your own back). The game is a way to get all the older leaders back and they can get us. We do this by throwing rotten food,mud dirt and other disgusting stuff. My favourite part of the game was getting mud in our principles face. My low light of this game is when its finish and it takes probably a week to get everything out of your hair!

My second highlight was the disco. After our concert we got to have a disco. It was fun because everyone was actually dancing and laughing. My low light of the disco was that we had to stop at 10pm because of the neighbours but besides from that it was one of the best disco’s i’ve been to.

Going to willow park for the first time I really wasn’t sure if it would be fun our not. But I actually cant wait to go next year. I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone that organised it and that actually allowed us to have this camp it was a great experience for all of us!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

explain ready

This term we are learning about space. Each person in our class were given a word to be explained ready with. Me and Tamara got asteroid here is what we did on a presentation application on our google docs.

Friday, November 4, 2011

MI test

In class everyone had to do an MI test(Multiple Intelligence test). This is a survey that show you what smarts you are good at and not so good at. My results show that my strongest smart is music smart. But the thing I need to work on is my number smart!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

My Cousin!

My cousin Athena. She always has her bushy hair tied in a bun, She is tall and loves to tease me about being short. One thing that is kind of embarrassing for me is that she loves to wear her socks and Jandals. If it wasn't for my Nana she would properly live in them.

The most annoying thing about my cousin is that she is very loud. Even when your right next to her its like shes screaming at you.  Another thing that I don't like about her is that she loves to sleep every morning and I have to wake her up to tell her to get ready.

One of her favourite hobbies are rugby. The thing she likes most about rugby is that we get to tackle people. She also loves to EAT! Even when shes not hungry she will eat it like she cant stop. One of the only things we have in common is that were always laughing even when a joke is dry we laugh! we practically laugh at anything.

We always get in trouble when we argue.I always tease her and she always hits me. “Are you stupid” are one of my nana’s most common sentences.  She always says that to us to make us keep quiet but it just makes us laugh.

Even though we may argue and tease each other we are still family and are more like sisters than cousins!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A day outside!

“Hurry up Hurry up!” most of my team kept on saying with Tamara(my friend) shouting at the back saying “don’t squeeze the sponge you might waste the water!”. I ran to the next bucket nearly slipping along the way. Yes I thought to myself as  I quickly put the sponge in the bucket and passed it on over my head.

Last week on Tuesday our Intermediate block all walked down to the bottom field to play some silly games. If your thinking what do I mean by  silly games? well our four senior teachers set up four totally different games. Every 15 Minutes our teams would swap. If your asking why did we do this?  It was just to go outside and have fun for a change.

Out of all the silly games we did my favourite was Tiggy with Ms Langitupu(one of our senior teachers). It wasn’t like normal Tiggy it was kind of like ball Tiggy but different. We had to keep within the cones and weren’t aloud to move if we had the ball so this game required a lot of team work.  

When we started  playing Tiggy  I was quite confused.  Kalim(one of my team members)passed the ball to me  I looked right then left but didn’t know what to do. I asked “What are we surppose to do?” He replied “pass it I quickly passed it and started running around like I actually knew what I was doing when in fact I didn’t. The reason this was my favourite game is because although i didn’t know what i was doing it was funny seeing  people pretend like they didn’t get out.

At the end of all our silly games I was soaked because Tuipulotu(someone in my class) thought it would be funny to throw a whole bucket of water on me. If were where to do the silly games again I would wont to try my hardest to win at least one of the games. But at the end of the day everyone had fun and enjoyed it. I cant wait until we play next time!

Maths whizz

In our  maths classes we have been using a program called Maths Whizz. We all try to go on at least 20 minutes a day so that it can improve our maths. It is also good for our teachers because they can see our results and how well were doing. The picture at the top shows my results and how I have been doing I hope to get better by the end of the year.