Friday, May 31, 2013

Lake Waikaremoana

Yesterday we got given a Five Spaced Strip for us to draw five main parts of the legend Waikaremoana.
I would like to share the legend with you and my Strip. Enjoy!!!!
The Story of Waikaremoana
Lake Waikaremoana is often referred to by Tūhoe people in the saying ‘Ko Waikaremoana te wai kaukau a ngā tīpuna’ (Waikaremoana, the bathing waters of the ancestors).
The following story is told about the formation of the lake:
There once lived a rangatira named Māhu. He had many children. Māhu and his family lived at Waikotikoti on the shores of Lake Wairaumoana. One day Māhu told his daughter Haumapuhia (Hau) to go and fetch water from a certain spring. Hau refused. Enraged, her father drowned her and threw her body into the waters, where she was transformed into a monster, or taniwha.
After this, Māhu left the region. Haumapuhia remained in the spring at Wairaumoana, but she longed to reach the sea. She tried to go northward, but the Huiarau range prevented her; she tried to go east but failed again. Her attempts to force her way to the sea gouged out and formed Lake Waikaremoana (sea of rippling waters). Her final effort formed the outlet to the lake at Onepoto. It was here that Hau was overtaken by daylight, exhausted. She remains to this day in the form of a rock, with the waters of the lake running through her body.
From Te Ara website

Care Codes For Camp

For camp we have just finished drawing some care codes. There are words that say things about the environment and we made logos for them. I think our logos look great so far.
Here are my Care Code Logos!!!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Art With Mrs O'Kane

Yesterday we had Mrs O'Kane teaching us and after interval we did art. For art we did name art so first we had to draw our name in pencil then in black pastel. Then we went over to the teacher and she folded it in half and then she ironed it and then we coloured it in.
This is what it looks like when you have finished but with your name:

How To Survive In The Bush

How to survive in a bush walk.
These steps will help you to know what to do when you go for an bush walk. Follow the steps carefully. Make sure before you leave read the steps one more time.

What you need to go for a bush walk:
  • Water
  • Food
  • Rope
  • Back pack
  • Rain coat ( waterproof)
  • Warm jersey
  • Suitable shoes
  • Sun Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Spare clothes( warm and cold pair)
  • Tent


1. Plan your trip
Make sure you know where and which way you are going
and always make sure you know what time you will be back at home.

2.  Tell someone
Tell someone where you are going  and which time they will expect you home so if you do not arrive home at that time they can call 111.
Do not forget because this is your responsibility.

3. Be aware of the weather
For the weather make sure you check the forecast before going and you should expect weather changes at any minute.

4. Know your limits
You should challenge yourself to a limit and you should have a little bit of experience.

5. Take sufficient supplies
You can not forget this on never leave for a walk or a hike without making sure you have safety supplies and food and water.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Pania Of The Reef

WALT : Retell a story in our own words.

Writing purpose: To Entertain
Audience: Our Blogs

Signs of success

  • Main Parts In Order
  • Strong Language( Verbs, Nouns, Adjectives.)
  • Include Keywords From The Legend
  • Different Words To Start Sentences
  • Some Short Sharp Sentences
  • Flows With Action
  • Add interesting details

  •        My Key words:
  • Karitoki
  • Pania
  • Taniwha
  • Sea
  • Hawke Bay
  • Love
  • Secret Marriage

Legend Of Pania Of The Reef.

At sunset a handsome man named  Karitoki would walk down to the stream where Pania would hide to rest in the flax bushes and because the water at the river was the sweetest water there. Pania awakened and saw the most handsomest man she had ever seen before. One night she whispered a very faint spell. She would hide from him for many weeks. Karitoki looked back and saw the prettiest women he had ever seen yet.

She was so beautiful Karitoki fell in love the first look he saw her. Then when Pania had a closer look at him she fell in love at the first look as well. They got secretly married and didn't tell anyone.
Pania tried to leave at sunrise for home but Karitoki would not leave her. She was telling him that she was a creature of the ocean and the ocean was the only thing that would help her live.  She made a promise that she would go back to the stream to see Karitoki every night and morning so their marriage could continue how they thought it would.

One night Karitoki went to boast of his friends about his beautiful wife , but his friends would not believe him because they had never seen her beautiful face before.

Karitoki was so sad that his friends did not believe him.
Karitoki loved her so much and had the heart to take care of her and protect her.

Because  Pania was a sea creature she was not allowed to have cooked food into her mouth or she would not be allowed back into sea.
One night Karitoki creeped to where Pania slept and opened her mouth and shoved some cooked food into her mouth.

Pania awakened from the startle of Karitoki and saw what he was trying to do to her.
Karitoki was of course trying to make it so Pania could stay with him forever in on top of land.

Then the sirens rang but Pania did not take a step into the water which was worse.
Because when Pania would not come to her fellow people they walked on to surface and said that they would take her away from him and so they did they had  taken her away for ever and it was the end of Pania’s and Karitoki’s Marriage.
Karitoki was so saddened that his lovely wife had got taken away from him.

But there was one more secret that they had kept for many years , and that secret was that they had a son named More More.

More More now protects his mother and father from the people who live in Napier.
More More loves his parents to bits and that is why he protects Pania and Karitoki.

More More disguised as a Shark , Octopus and an Stingray.

Some people say that if you look deep into the deep sea just beneath the reef you can see Pania’s arms sticking out reaching for the love of Karitoki and wanting to continue the marriage between them.

There is now an statue of Pania herself by Marine Parade in Napier that now exists.

Thanks for reading my retell of my story.

Friday, May 17, 2013


Today we made 3D Shapes out of sticks. The shapes that I made were The cube , cuboid  and Square Pyramid. It was really fun!!! We got a formula for maths off  Mrs Roil it is : Faces + corners - 2 = Edges.
Square Pyramid: 5 faces , 8 Edges , 5 corners.
Cube: 6 Faces , 12 Edges , 8 Corners.
Cuboid: 6 Faces , 12 Edges , 8 Corners.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Tic-Tak-Toe Note-Taking

For reading we had to do a reading task which was called Tic-Tak-Toe  Note-Taking.
It was really fun. What we had to do for it was that we had to get a book about something and our reading group had a book about whales. In the grids we had to out facts about whales like for example: Whales are different sizes and the Blue Whale is thirty meters long. We had to do a square of the grid on one whale that you really like and I chose the Baleen Whale.
Here is two photos of my Tic-Tak-Toe  Note-Taking grid. Enjoy!!!!!!

Maths 14/05/13

For maths yesterday we made different kind of shapes. We had to pair up with a buddy and my buddy was Tracey. Tracey's Shape is an: Pentagonal Pyramid. My shape is an: Hexagonal Pyramid.

My Shape:                                                                                 Tracey's Shape:  6 faces 
                                                                                                              10 edges 
                                                                                                             6 vertices
 Corners: 7

Friday, May 10, 2013

Kensukes Kingdom

For the last couple of days we have been working on a map of Kensukes Kingdom.
Kensukes Kingdom is a book written by Michael Morpurgo.
This is a great book. I have put together an audio saying my favourite part of the story.
Hope you enjoy!!!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Rock Climbing At Karamu High

Reflection for Rock Climbing.

. Something I was pleased with was... that everyone had a great time and I think my group did well.

…because… my team work together and we had turns at everything.
· I really enjoyed learning… How to work out the harnesses

…because… it might come in handy some day.
· Something I found hard was… trying to climb all the way to the top of the rock wall.
· Something that made me think was… that it seemed easy to everyone else but very difficult for me.
                  …because… I think it was a quarter through the wall but then I started to slip.
· Something I want to get better at is… trying to be braver and climb all the way to  the top.
          (What can I do about it?)
I think I can try harder.and get better at it.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Angry Bird

This is my Angry Bird.
We got with our Buddy Class and we drew our own Angry Bird.
With our Angry Bird at the bottom in black and bold we had to write a verb.
For my verb I did Rebounding.
Here is a picture of my Angry bird.


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