Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Hi Miss Tuala, thank you for writing to me I like your babies name it is cute. I am up to my 7 times table and am nearly up to my eights. We are going on a cruize ship to Jamaica then coming home so 3 more weeks and I will get to see everyone.
Take care

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Hi Miss Tuala and room9 I am not just holidaying I have been learning to tell the time, my 1, 2 and 3 times tables. I have also been reading lots of chapter books., my favourite book is the Roscoe Rileys Rules. I am getting good at spelling, I spell words like crept,delicious,building,conditioner and television, I learn twenty words a week.

I 've been writing projects about Penguins Giraffes butterflies and I am writing about mammals now. Hope you guys are learning lots to.


Monday, June 7, 2010

My swimming

The pool has just opened at our apartment and I have swam a whole length. I was practising twice a day for a whole week so that when Melissa came back I could show her my swimming. I learnt how to do big arms and breathing and kicking. Take a look at my video to see my swimming.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Alvin and the Chipmunks


I watched Alvin and the Chipmunks. It was long but we still watched it. Their names are Alvin, Simon and Theodore they like to sing and dance. On Friday they had a dancing competition who would win so the Chippettes won because Alivn was too late and the next day Alvin just go there in time so the Chipmunks and Chipettes danced together. My favourite thing was when the Chipmunks and the Chippettes danced together.

Book Review: Trolls Don't Ride Roller Coasters

Trolls Don't Ride Roller Coasters

By Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thornton Jones

This book is about trolls don't ride roller coasters. JJ is the troll he looked after the t-shirt they went on the merry go round. But first they went on the roller coaster. Then they went on the roller coaster then they went on the merry go round. The t-shirt fell off. They were fixing the roller coaster. Ben and Eddie are to bang a target. Eddie is really loud at screaming. My favourite bit was when all of the kids went on the roller coaster.

By Leslie

Book Review: Penny the Pony Fairy

Penny the Pony Fairy, by Daisy Meadows

This book is about Penny the pony fairy. Kirsty and Rachel were riding on a pony. They saw a squirrel. Then they saw a goblin. One of the goblins were hopping on one foot to the other foot. One of the goblin went to one of the pony. Kirsty went to one pony and gave her a juicy red apple. One of the goblin are sitting in the tree on a branch. One goblin were hiding behind the tree. There were only one big goblin and three little goblins. So the goblins went home. Kirsty put her hands around the pony. One goose is looking up at a goblin. One o fthe goose are on the side of the goblin. The goblin is riding on a pony. My favourite bit was when Kirsty put her hand around the pony.

By Leslie

Book Review: Roscoe Riley Rules #3

Roscoe Riley Rules #3

By Katherine Applegate, illustrated by Brian Biggs
This book is about Roscoe Riley rules. Roscoe was in time out. Roscoe didn't have to go in time out so Gus and Emma played with Goofy. Edward and Goofy played with him. Edward sat down and Goofy is standing up. They were going to school. Goofy was looking at a book. Goofy won a trophy. Roscoe said Goofy and Goofy ran to him and Roscoe fell over and Goofy licked him. Roscoe rolled and rolled and rolled. Roscoe looked after Edward. Roscoes teacher is Ms Diz. Gus believes everything Roscoe means. Roscoe was feeling a bit sticky.
By Leslie

Washington DC - Air and Space Museum

On Wednesday 5th May we went to the museum. We saw a moon. We saw space shuttles and Apollo 11. The Apollo lunar mauro is the landing site on the moon. The first man who was on the moon was Armstrong. We saw some planes. Then we had lunch with Melissa. Then she went back to work. Then we went shopping.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Tinkerbell Story

I am a fairy and I fly around the world and see people. They are playing on the playground and some people are on the swings. Now I am going to visit some people. I have to go past a school, then go past some houses and I have to go to Las Vegas. I can see more fairies which are my sisters. I have two sisters. My sisters have to come with me. They are passing a school and passing some houses and then we get to my house and now we are sleeping and my sister and I woke up and we flew around.

That time I saw my mum and dad and my brother and my sister and now I am going to my mum and dads house and I am staying there for eight nights. I am going to have dinner and then we are going to watch tv and I am watching a movie and in my mums treehouse she has nine rooms so now everyone is going to sleep.

By Leslie

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Penguins - Here is what I learnt

There are seventeen different kinds of penguins.

They are: Emperor penguin, Macaroni penguin, king penguin, gentoo penguin, chinstrap penguin, Gurapagos penguin, Little blue penguin, Rockhopper penguin, Magellanic penguin, yellow eyed penguin, African penguin, Adelie penguin.

Penguins come from Antartica, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and South America. Penguins are birds but they los their ability to fly. Penguins can swim faster than 25 miles and 50 kilometers. Some penguins are eaten by killer whales, sharks, sealions, leopard seals and fur seals. Penguins can leap up as much as six feet which is 1.8 meters.

Penguins come together once a year. Mother penguins stay with their eggs. Mother penguins only lay one egg. Mother penguins have food in their belly. Both parents take turns feeding and keeping the chicks warm.

Penguins can be in danger. Penguins were hunted for their skin, their fat and boiled down to make oil. People work together to help penguins survive in our modern world. People watch the penguins swim. Some penguins can go and find their own food.

After about 65 days the egg hatches. Male penguins are free to swim out to the sea and feed. While courting, they chase each other. Somestimes they hold their wings away from their bodies and hold their beaks up high. Usually the same pair mates and raises its young together.

It is time to build their nests. Some penguins make their nests in burrows or rocky crevices. Others build nests in the open using sticks and grasses. Some arrange small stones in a circle. The two biggest penguins, the emperor and the king penguin don't build nests.

After about 65 days, the egg hatches. The female returns around this time. It is time. It is her turn to care for the chick. She tucks in under her brood pouch to keep it warm then the male emperor penguin is free to swim out to sea to feed. All penguins are raised in similar ways. when the chicks are three to ten months old they begin to lose their gray down and grow feathers. Now they are called fledglings. Off they go to live on thier own. They learn to hunt and survive without the help of the parents. In about four years they will return to raise their own young. At one time the number of penguins was declining. Eggs were harvested and penguins were hunted for their skins. Their fat was boiled down to make oil. Now there are laws to help protect them. People work together to help penguins survive in our modern world. Some areas have been named penguin sanctuaries.

Penguins can be found in the zoo and aquariums. People working there care for the penguins in a clean, safe environment. It is fun to watch penguins play.

By Leslie

When Moon Fell Down

Book review: When Moon Fell Down
By Linda Smith, illustrated by Kathryn Brown

This book is about when moon fell down he fell on the farmers lawn. He went swinging on a swing, then he laid on the lawn then a horse came over to him then a cow came by his side and the wind blew beyond the farmers light.

Roscoe Riley Rules

Book review: Roscoe Rile Rules
By Katherine Applegate, illustrated by Brian Biggs

My book was about Roscoes pig. Roscoes pig went missing one day and Roscoe found him on the bus and he took him home and he had Bobo and he went to Wyatts house to give Bobo back because he had Hamilton.

Looking around Washington DC

Today we went on a bus. We walked to the white house where the presidents are. It was very hot. I wanted to come back to our apartment but we weren't allowed to come back so we stopped for lunch. We went on a bus around some big buildings and we went on a train and saw statues. We wanted to go shopping but we didn't go shopping we came back to our apartment.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

At the zoo

Hi room 9 Today I went to the zoo. I saw animals. My favourite animals were Tigers and the polar bears. While we were at the zoo it started to rain and we got wet and cold so we went back to the car to get warm clothes on. Otherwise we all had a fun time. Have a look at my zoo video too.

By Leslie

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Seaworld San Diego

Hi Room 9, I made a video for you of my day at Seaworld.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Leslie in Hollywood

Hi room 9 and Mrs Tuala!

When I went to Hollywood, I saw the Hollywood sign. We had to drive up a hill and then walk to the top to get to it. I also went to the Walk of Fame and we had photos with Spongebob and other we saw all the stars in the footpath. I also went to the wax museum and I saw Michael Jackson and lots of other famous people. It was fun.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

My Mihi

This is my Mihi in Maori. It is my first post for the year in Room 9.