Friday, July 8, 2011


Hi, today in our reading time we look at how the five finger test works. Have you ever bought a book or been given a book and found it to difficult to read. Well the five finger test will help you.

The five finger test works like this.....
1) Open the book and select a page at random.
2) Look at the words on the page , if you see 5 words you do not
know then this book will be to difficult for you to read.
3) Place your finger and thumb on each the words you do not know.

Here is the book I chose on Thursday, I picked the book called “THE CLASSIC GIRL STORIES” from the library. I read the first chapter by Rosemary Sandberg who wrote this book and her first chapter is talking about herself. There’s are some old story about girls when she was young. I think she’s a good writer and try her best to make the reader imagine that her/him inside the story. It didn’t show the ending but I read the first one.
This story is good for readers and girls that love girls books.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Issue about the Court

I am speaking to you today because there’s a issue about the netball or basketball court.

It is my view that the courts at school should remain open for general use at break times.

First of all,are there any alternatives? We can’t play on the field because it is to muddy and we going to get dirty as well as damage the grass. So there needs to be a hard dry place to play and be active. It is clear if we are having netball in our school where were is the training going to happen. The hall is boring for training and no hoops pole. “We need the court Mrs Tui for the training netball girls to play and many people agree with me”!.

Secondly I see that boys like basketball, shooting hoops and some of us playing volley the other side because the netball girls only use the half court. Some of the boys from room 6 are playing touch ball and room7. This court is massive and we all can fit inside to play.

Mrs Tui this court we need more for sport to play to relax our brains from the other learning.


MY HOLIDAY ….a break from the classroom!

During my holiday vacation time in April 20 2011, we had such a busy long day. We went to my uncle’s house which is at Mangere on the other side of the Auckland isthmus. In the morning 9:00 am, I woke up early, yes early for holidays. My parent’s were up already and they were outside talking. I went to brush my teeth before washing dishes after that I thought I have a moment to rest. It’s usually my duty every morning and cleaning up the sitting room.

After I finished washing the dishes my mum called out from outside the house to get changed double quick as we were going in a minute. So I went to shower and change.Then my sister’s just woke up.My mum came to shower them and put on their clothes.

I was so busy finding my shoes and my brother,Jonah, keep sitting there watching TV. Every morning he always watching TV and I keep telling him to stop watching and get ready. It like a hypnotized him. That it
“IONA GET UP NOW” I shouted.

As we all seemed organized we went into the car. We headed to Super Value to buy some pies and freeze drinks. After that were on the road to Mangere, it took about 30 minuted through the morning traffic to get there, it was a nice idea to visit my uncle’s house. As we arrive, my little sisters open the door and raced outside. I walked into the sitting room and watch the TV. WOW! 40 min past, so I cruised into the next room to play with my little cousin , she was still a baby,on the bed. I carried her around , but she keep crying. So I gave up and passed her into the arms of my Mum.

The sky was getting dark and it was 6:00 pm. My dad said “we have to go because it getting dark” . Then we went home. I had a little nap and rest as we drove back to Glen Innes after a long day.

Dam Across The Local River

We can solve this by building a Dam across the local river.

It is clear that Auckland will continue to grow as a city and obvious we must increase the water supply of drinking water. Many people agree with me and local newspaper editorial support my ideas. It is necessary as we need the water for washing ourselves, cloths and schools. Even though people will need to move from homes because of the land were they currently are housed there are adequate remedies for the people effected by the flooding . My friend, Malia agreed that we should build the damp across the local river.

So I think this the only option for the city . We need the dam.