Thursday, October 31, 2013

Erin Simpson...AT OUR SCHOOL!!! (Kids screaming in background)

We were all pushing each other as we tried to get into a line. We all couldn't believe it! 
Erin Simpson was coming to our school! The Erin Simpson at our ordinary, everyday, not-so-modern, school!
 It was very hard to believe. We finally organised ourselves. The girls at the back, so we can have our daily gossip and the boys at the front to catch a glimpse of the famous star.

One of us (Jayda) had snuck a piece of paper and pen into her pocket. We all walked in an orderly manner...well, we tried too. As we walked into the hall, excitement was bursting from us heat radiating off a hot water bottle! 
The seats were neatly (sort of) sorted into rows and mats were put out in the front for the juniors. The class sat down and we impatiently waited for the rest of the school.

When they had all arrived, everyone was at the edge of their seats. It was a miracle we didn't fall off. The teacher tried to calm us down, but we were too excited for that. For the teachers, it was probably like trying to teach a whale how to dance on its tail like a dolphin.

We all eventually quietened down since we wanted the best first impressions for Erin (No, we didn't do that on our own, it was only because Mr McManus growled at us like a thunder cloud.)

We had our heads turned, our eyes were staring lasers at the front door. But it was just the principal...with a stranger behind her!
Erin Simpson. 
Oh. My. Gosh.

She was really here! She caused more racket than What Now did a few years ago (no offence).
The girls went bonkers (mentally) and the boys' jaws practically fell! 
Erin was wearing a long black skirt and a jacket with her blonde hair flowing behind her.

She stood at the front and talked about her job. Even if she is a TV star, she needed to read heaps! There was writing and reading, it repeats itself 5 more times before she goes on TV. Erin said that she was a horrible speller, but she's better than me!

She showed us the script she had which was supposed to go on air next Monday. Then it was time for the Duffy Books.

First went Rm 1, then 2, 5, 3, 4....and finally...the best looking class ever...Room 6. We all took turns walking up. Getting our book and...actually...t-touching her hand!!!
We got to ask a few questions. If she wasn't a tv presenter, she would be a painter. 

Well, that's it for now. Thank you for reading!

(Don't want to brag, but we got our books! That beats getting it on your arm! -laughs)

Jayda on the left and Annabel on the right. Our star in the middle.

    The fantastic photo of Rm 6! I know, we're very good looking!
    Courtney (one of the authors) getting her book.
    Annabel getting her autograph, it was chaos!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

School Athletics day

It was an extreamly hot day in Christchurch yesterday and athletics day was great. I was very nervous and excited at the same time. I was just trying to think of what I will do if I lost.  I was walking through the gate and I saw everyone sitting in straight lines, that was when I felt sick. I quickly lined up behind them ready to go. The first activity was target throw. I was not very nervous with that because it was easy but fun too. After that I went to sprints which was the most scary thing out of the lot. We finally found out who we were going to race. I was racing Mart, Jes Pol, Sam, Francis, Angelo and Ezra. I got over my nerves  and won with Sam and Ezra close behind. In the final I ran against first, second and third place but I came second because I stopped on the line and Ezra came zooming past. Next up was high jump and I failed on the first round and Ezra and Mart came first equal. After that was throw or discuss and I got two points but I was still stink and JM was first for the boys and Emma won but with Kaitlyn close behind in second. When I found out long distance was next I was so excited and I won and Ezra come second. After that we did a funny little game and it included running, hola hooping and skipping rope. Our team won three times but I think we cheated! I really enjoyed athletics this year. 

Our New Pallet

For the past few weeks we have planted plants and cared for them, but today a spectacular thing happened in our garden, we were given a new addition to our garden, a new pallet.

First of all we had to loosen up the soil for the plants because without that step we wouldn't have been able to dig deep down. Secondly we dug some holes for the plants to go in. Finally we planted a few plants which include things like silver beet, lettuce, pumpkins and carrots.

This is a fantastic addition to our garden because it gives us more space to plant veges and fruits. That means we can grow different kinds of plants. We hope that we will get more additions to our garden in the near future.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Our Class Garden

For the past term our class has made and harvested our own ecological garden.
Today we have started planting bok Chou in our garden.
My groups garden is well on the way of being ready to harvest.
My groups garden has many plants including silver beat wild flowers sunflowers corn and peas.


Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Dancing like the Stars

Yes we were absolute stars in the last week of term 3.
All the class spent 13 lessons learning how to dance - with a partner even and then presented to a full Aruroa center.