Thursday, September 29, 2011

Samoa by Antonia

Here is Antonia's speech about Samoa that she shared with the class. Well done Antonia!

Talofa lava, my name is Antonia. The country I have chosen is Samoa because my family comes from there. Samoa is in the Pacific Ocean and it has a population of 217, 083 people who live there. The capital city is Apia which is on the island of Upolu. My family come from a village called Sataoa and it is two hours away form the city, if you take the Samoan buses. The people in the villages plant their own vegetables and taro and raise their own animals for eating. Chickens, pigs and cows. My family have a shop in our village and we have a delivery truck that comes 2-3 times a week to bring us our supplies. We sell everything from flour and rice to tinned fish and lollies. Because Samoa is a tropical island, it is very hot most of the time even when its raining it's very humid. Most people wear lavalavas or i'es in Samoa, to keep them cool. The clothes I am wearing are what I wear to a Samoan church. This is called a pe's. From 1890 to 1894 the famous author Robert Loius Stephenson lived in Samoa. He wrote the books Treasure Island and Kidnapped. Robert Louis Stephenson is buried in Samoa and they turned his home into a museum. I hope you can go and visit some day.
Thank you for listening about my country Samoa.

Fiji by Jalen

Here is Jalen's speech that he presented to the class. His chosen country was Fiji!

Ni Sa Bula Vinaka.
Fiji is an island in Melanesia, which makes me Melanesian as I am Fijian.
Fiji's islands were formed through volcanic activity that started about 150 million years ago. Fiji is made up of two main islands with over 30 smaller islands. Fiji has a tropical climate. It has lots of forest areas and a beautiful marine life.
The capital of Fiji is Suva. I love Fiji.
Vinaka vaka levu.

Brooklyn's speech about the U.S.A

Here is Brooklyn's speech about her chosen country the United States of America. Listen as she shares with you lots of interesting information she has found out about this country.

Good morning Room 9. Today I'm going to talk to you about the USA. USA stands for the United States of America. The United States of America is made up of 50 states. These states are represented by 50 stars on the American flag. The American flag is blue, red and white. It has nicknames like stars and stripes, Old Glory and Star spangled banner which is also the name of the national anthem. There are many tourist attractions in the U.S.A. Here are some popular ones. The White House (this is where the president lives and works), Las Vegas (where you find lots of casinos), Niagra Falls (one of the most popular attractions), Manhattan in New York (where you can find the Statue of Liberty), and the Empire State Building. Here are some facts abou tthe United States of America. The population is 312, 303, 000 people. The President is Barack Obama, he is the first African American to become president. The capital of the U.S.A is Washington DC. Their national bird is the bald eagle and their national flower is the rose. Next month, I am going to America with my family. We are going to Disneyland! I can't wait to meet my favourite characters like Mickey and Minnie Mouse and go on all the rides. Thank yo for listening to my speech. I hope you all enjoyed it and learnt something about the United States of America.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Ireland by Taimana

Top of the morning to you Room 9, the country I chose for my speech is IRELAND. Apart from New Zealand, Ireland is my favourite country because I have Irish in me from my Great Great Grandmother on my nanny’s side. Ireland is in the North-Western Hemisphere, it is just west of England. the North Atlantic Ocean and the Irish Seas surround Ireland. Dublin City is the capital of the Republic of Ireland, and the capital city in Northern Ireland is Belfast. Dublin is rated the 13th most expensive city in the world. their money is the Euro. There are about 6.27 million people in Ireland. Most people speak English but some do speak Irish Gaelic. It rains about every second day in Ireland, they say it’s hard to tell the difference between Summer and Winter. The schools in Ireland finish at 2 o’clock. wouldn’t it be cool if we finished then, right after lunch? The Ireland flag has three colours, green white and orange. The orange and green represent the North and South of Ireland. The white stands for the hope for peace between them. You would have seen this flag at the Rugby World Cup recently , when Ireland beat Australia 15-6. GO IRELAND!!!! Thank you.

Stevenson speech about Niue Island

Today was the presentation day of our speeches for topic. The children chose a country to share some information about. Here is Stevenson's.

Fakaalofa lahi atu the country that I’m going to talk about is Niue. This is a map of Niue, the capital of Niue is Alofi. Niue is an island in the Pacific Ocean. Captain James Cook was the first European man to sight Niue in 1774. He named Niue Savage Island because he thought that people were eating people because he saw blood on their mouths but it was just red banana skins called hulahula. This is a landmark called Matapa. Some people come here to go swimming, snorkling and diving. Uga is a favourite food among Niueans. When you catch it is blue, when you cook it, it turns red. Uga is good to eat with Taro. This is me getting a photo at my grandma’s 100th birthday. She was the first Niuean lady to turn 100 in my family. This is how you say ‘Happy Birthday’ in Niuean, Monuina e aho fanau.

Sohel's Australian Animation

This term for e-Learning we have been learning about how people have special ways of showing they belong to different groups. Listen and watch as Sohel shares with you his Australian animation. Well done Sohel!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Room 9 at Kiwi Kick

Over the last couple of weeks we have been fortunate enough to have learned skills to play Kiwi Kick. Here is a short video clip about what skills we learned yesterday. Stay posted for recounts from the children in Room 9.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Room 9 Cross Country Runners

Last week on Wednesday we had our school cross country. Here is a short clip of the beginning of the race. There is also a photo of the children in Room 9 that came either first, second or third.

7 year old girls 1st place was Enyahlee, 7 year old girls 3rd place was Antonia
7 year old boys 1st place was Zaphanta, 7 year old boys 2nd place was Zane, 8 year old boys 3rd place was Taimana.

Congratulations and well done to all the children who took part and really tried their best.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Kyan's Cross Country Writing

Cross Country for our Y1-6 was last week on Wednesday. Here is Kyan's recount about what happened. Well done Kyan!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Stevenson's Goldilocks and the Three Bears

In Room 9 we are learning to speak in detail by adding more information, more explanation and more description in our writing. Listen as Stevenson shares with the most important part of the story Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Life Ed Caravan by Sarai

Here is Sarai's brief recount about our visit to the Life Education Caravan. Listen as she shares with you what we did there.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Ngairie's New Zealand Landmarks

Here is Ngairie's landmark that she has created using Hyperstudio. Listen as she shares with you what she knows about these landmarks. Well done Ngairie!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Stevenson's Auckland Harbour Bridge

Stevenson has worked hard to animate himself walking across the Auckland Harbour Bridge. Listen as he shares some interesting facts with you about this New Zealand Landmark. Well done Stevenson.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Jalen's NZ Landmark Animation

Part of e-Learning task requires the children to animate a landmark or area from a country. Listen as Jalen shares with you what his landmark is. You might know some other things about it so leave Jalen a comment.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Sarai's Beehive Landmark

Here is Sarai's landmark animation of the Beehive in Wellington, New Zealand. Listen as she shares with you some information about it.

Cyrus' New Zealand Animation

Here is Cyrus' landmark animation that he made using Hyperstudio. Listen as he shares with you something interesting about this landmark found in New Zealand.