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Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Bill Nagelkerke

Yesterday a New Zealand author came to our class for a visit. His name is Bill Nagelkerke. While he was here he talked to us about his books and some tips if you want to become an author. One of the books he read was 'Emily's Penny Dreadful'. I really liked the start of the story, I really want to read the rest, it sounds really cool.

My favourite part of the visit, was when he read his book he made when he was 8 about an old kids tv show he watched when he was younger. Before he left he showed us a magic trick. It was really awesome.

I really enjoyed his visit, it was interesting to listen to him and discover new books. Here are some pictures of our experience:





Monday, 14 August 2017

Term 3 Timetable

This term we have started our timetable's again. I am still enjoying it but I find it hard to think of what I could put in my timetable because there's not a lot. So here is a screenshot of my timetable this week:


Wednesday, 9 August 2017

William Pike

Today at 2:00, William Pike came to our school for a quick visit. While he was here we asked him some questions and talked about what we've done so far for the William Pike Challenge Award. It was good to see him again, since the last time I saw him was last year.

I'm really looking forward to doing some more WPCA and learning new things. And I hope we do surfing again because it was a lot of fun. If you want to check out my blog post about my surfing experience click here.



Monday, 7 August 2017

Book Awards

Today, Rimu went to St Margaret's for a special event. Children and adults book awards! I was really excited to see some NZ authors, and learn about them and their books. When we got there, I wasn't really sure what this was, all I knew was that we were meeting NZ authors. But once we got into it, I realized we were just listening to the authors reading out a bit of their books and talking about themselves.

My favourite two were, Jenny Cooper and Leonie Agnew. I like Jenny Cooper because, I really like her drawings and all the facts she gave us that inspired me. And I like Leonie Agnew, because when she read the back of her book 'The Impossible Boy' I really wanted to read. And I love how she got the idea for the book.

Here are some photos of the event:





Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Netball Zones

Today, the YMS netball team went to zones at Rolleston College. Unfortunately we lost three games and we tied one. But after the 2nd game it started raining a lot, so they cancelled the last game. In the last game the courts were really slippery, but the good thing is, no one got injured.

I had a lot of fun. It was great to learn new skills and meet new people.

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Dream Timetable

This week, we all had to make our own dream timetables. Trying to figure out the times kind of confused me, but I figured it out eventually. In my timetable I put a thing called 'Creative Time'. Creative Time is, a time in the day where you can work on your creative skills, like drawing, piano, etc. We also had to write a paragraph explaining our timetable.

Here is a screenshot of my timetable:

  

Monday, 24 July 2017

School Holidays

On Tuesday, on the last week of the holidays I went tobogganing, with my dad and some friends. To start off the day, I packed my bag full of warm and fluffy clothes, my gloves and my hat. I put my jacket on and waited for our ride. While I was waiting, I sat by the fire playing with my cat and watched some tv. 

But when our ride came, I rushed out the door and jumped in the car. It was a pretty long ride, but I daydreamed through most of it. 

Finally when we got to our location, I got out of the car and looked at the snow. It was really sparkly from the sun beaming onto the ground. So of course I had to pick it up and throw it at my dad, then he got some snow and threw some at me. 

After going to the frozen lake and having a massive snowball fight, we got back to the car and had some food and water. Once we all finished we got back in the car and drove to a hill to toboggan down. I was so thrilled.

We all chose a spot that had an awesome drop at the end. I was the first up the hill. When I started using my hands to climb, I realized the snow was really icy so it kinda hurt my hands when they dug into the snow. But when I went down for the first time, I was really scared, especially when I got to the drop. THUD! I fell off the toboggan and landed on my side. It hurt A LOT! But of course I went up again and again and again.

After maybe an hour I decided to climb all the way to the top of the mountain with my dad, and then our friends joined in. My dad had to help me with some parts because the snow was really deep and I kept on falling in massive holes. But once we finally got to the top, I fell in the snow and sat there. It was so nice. A while later I felt really thirsty and grabbed some snow and ate it. It was pretty cold. Once we decided we should go back down, we sat down and slid all the way down. After that, my legs hurt a lot.

On the ride back home, I had a long nap.