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The Hare and the Tortoise Retold by Sia

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One day, on a summer's day, in a pretty meadow lived a show-off Hare and a slow-motion Tortoise. The show-off Hare asked the Tortoise "Do you want a race?"
Tortoise said, "Whatever, if you want a race because I will beat you."
"No.... Because you are the slowest animal in the land."
The Hare decided to eat some grass and take a nap. So the Tortoise was running as fast as he could. Tortoise was waiting at the finish line for silly show-off Hare. Hare got up and he didn't see Tortoise. Then he said "Oh my goodness! I have to go to the finish line." Hare saw Tortoise at the finish line. Hare had to say "Sorry for showing off to you at the start line." So Hare and Tortoise became friends and went home together.

The End

The message is never give up!!

By Sia

Art Reflections

A Long Run

On Tuesday it was a cloudy afternoon and the cross country was on the field. We needed to sit in our age groups. When the teacher was ready we started with the five year olds race. The lined up then they walked towards the line. When Mrs Pole said "On your marks, get set, go!" Malia was first in the race. When the people all had a turn the seven year olds were next. We walked up. When we were ready Mrs Pole said "On your mark, get set, go!" I was running as fast as I could. I ran around the cone and up to the fence. Then I got down and Monique was in front of me. She said I was first in the race. I'm proud of myself. I can't wait to get a certificate!

By Vanessa

A Long Run

Yesterday afternoon we had cross country. I didn't run because I had a sore leg. I had to stay in the courts with Katelyn. We had cross country on the field. I saw Vanessa running. Vanessa came in 1st place. When Vanessa was running I saw Sia running as fast as she could. Then she slipped. On Friday Aaliyah would have a certificate. I saw that Sia was exhausted. Aaliyah told me that she was tired. My favourite part was when I saw Aaliyah running as fast as she could. I felt happy when my mum came. I said "Hi" to my mum then she said "Hi" back.

By Olidah

A Long Run

On Tuesday afternoon we had cross country. First of all we went to the field and sat on the blue mats in our age groups. Olidah and I didn't run. After they started the race the five year olds raced first. Vanessa won in the seven year olds race. Next the boys raced. Macky came first. Olidah and I watched them race. The big kids were cheering from the courts. I saw Sia. She was exhausted, You have to run around the cones and the trees then you had to touch the back fence.

By Katelyn

A Long Run

Yesterday afternoon we had cross country on the field. Then the five year old kids ran onto the field. Then the six year olds. Then Mrs Pole said "On your marks, get set, go!" Then the seven year old girls ran onto the field. I felt happy and I was nervous. I saw my dad and I went home. We had to go around the hill.  Then the eight year olds. Malia came first in the eight year old race.

By Mei

A Long Run

On a cloudy Tuesday we ran and I came 2nd. Then we watched the other children run. I ran on the field. Mr Gaffney ran with us. We went up the hill and around the trees and touched the back fence. After this we ran to the finish line. I was tired and Macky came first.

By Beni

A Long Run

On Tuesday the whole school had Cross Country. Room Four and Room Five had to run twice because Mrs Pole said so. I came fifth because my heart was beating so fast that I stopped and walked. When Courtney was catching up to me I ran as fast as I could and passed Lenleigh. I went past her because she was tired. They started running when I went past them. I stopped for a walk when they caught up I ran faster and sat on the blue mat. Courtney finished the course on her own. I was so exhausted when I fot to the fence and when I walked up the hill. William said to me good story. He was talking about my story in the news letter. it was a long, long race, After this we had to follow Monique around the field. My auntie Afu was there. I liked the part when William said "Who is my favourite story writer."

By Maris-Stella

A Long Run

On a cloudy Tuesday the whole school had cross country. First of all we had to line up in our age groups. The five year old girls had to go first. When they were ready to run Mrs Pole said, "Get on your mark, get set, go!" The five year old girls ran as fast as they could. My little sister was racing too. She came second. My family was very proud of her. When it got to my turn I was very nervous. Mrs Pole said "Go!" And I ran very fast. Alan was coming first and and I was second. Then Alan slipped so I came first. I ran very fast when I saw William. Alan caught me up. After that Alan went past me and I came second. When Alan was at the finish line Marcus went past me after I ran to the finish line. The tricky part was running up the hill. When I ran up the hill I was tired, the same with Alan. I think cross country is good because it makes me fit.

By Viane

Looking for Communion Clothes

Yesterday Stella and I had to get ready to go and get our clothes for our First Holy Communion of the bread and wine.We went everywhere.The first thing to buy was my clothes but we had to look for Stella's clothes first.It was very hard because all of them were beautiful so we chose a white one.After that we had to look
for a black suit with a black bow tie and a white t shirt for me.Then we had to look for shoes and socks.
It was a very busy day. Later on i had to have my hair cut but they said on Friday afternoon so Stella and I
got dropped off home. I was exhausted when I got home.I hope I will look handsome and clean.

Our First Badminton Lesson

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Last Tuesday afternoon Room 4 went into the school hall. Then we took off our shoes. Next Robbie said "Lets play some warm up games." The game was called Stuck in the Mud. After this Robbie told us how to hold a racquet and Robbie chose on girl and one boy and asked them their names. Their names were Olidah and Maea. I got tagged by Maea and Samuel double tagged me. Robbie gave us a racquet and shuttlecock. Robbie said hit it softly. Then Robbie said "Lets play the hamburger game." Robbie said "Does anybody have any questions?"

By Malakai

Badminton

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On Tuesday afternoon Room 4 went to the hall to learn new skills. Our instructor was Robbie. The first thing we had to do was take our shoes off. After htat we had to warm up and we played Stuck in the Mud. The catchers were Maea and Olidah and the next catchers where Kiko and Fiapo. We had to sit in a line. We had to take one racquet and a shuttlecock and stand in a line. After that we had to put the shuttlecock on the racquet. Some people dropped the shuttlecock. After that we had to bounce the shuttlecock. I bounced it high, even Mrs Pole saw me and we had to make a hamburger. I felt happy. My team was Katelyn and Kiko. We all had to get into 3 teams. Some people in Room 4 were running with the racquet and Robbie told us to come and sit down. After that we had to put our shoes on.

By Macky

Badminton

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I went to the hall to learn how to play badminton and we played Stuck in the Mud. We had a racquet and a shuttlecock. Robbie taught us to play badminton and Robbie was too good and I was good too! The game was fun. We went to class. I enjoyed it because it was fun.

By Maea

Our First Badminton Lesson

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Last Tuesday Room 4 had their first badminton lesson. Robbie our instructor said to us, "First of all lets play a game. Have you heard of the game called Stuck in the Mud?" I had to run away from Olidah and Maea, because they tagged someone like Mei. You have to put your hands in the air. Robbie told us to bounce the ball carefully and make a small bounce. The shuttlecock was flying high in the air. I could see it touch the roof. I felt excited to play. Mrs Pole told us it'
s not just about having fun its about learning about badminton. I remembered it.

By Keira

Badminton

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Last Tuesday Room 4 went to badminton. Robbie gave us a racquet and we hit the shuttlecock. I hit it hard and the shuttlecock went far. I went to get the shuttlecock back. I hit the shuttlecock and we played the hamburger game.

By Beni

Room 4 New Skills

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On Tuesday afternoon Room 4 went to the hall to learn new skills from Robbie from Auckland Badminton. Robbie taught us new skills with the racquet. First of all to start with we played warm up games. The first game of the warm up was to put the racquet like you are shaking a hand. Next we had to put the racquet like a pan because we had to not hit people because it might hurt them. Last of all Room 4 had to say goodbye to Robbie because we were going back to class.

By Sia

Our First Badminton Lesson

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On Tuesday afternoon Room 4 went to the school hall for our first lesson of badminton. First of all we had to take off our shoes then Room 4 had to have a warm up. Our instructor Robbie said, "It is a game called Stuck in the Mud." You had to choose someone to be the tagger. Olidah and Maea were the taggers. I was running as fast as I could. Maris-Stella got tagged then I double hi fived her.

We had to stop because the game was finished. After that we had to go to Robbie to get a badminton racquet and a shuttlecock. I was excited. To begin with Robbie told us how to balance the shuttlecock on teh racquet. We played another game called the Hamburger game. You have to put the shuttlecock on your badminton racquet. After that another person comes and puts his racquet on top of it. After that he had to tell us to restart. I felt nervous because it looked hard. Well it was a little tricky.

By Viane

Badminton

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At badminton on Tuesday Room 4 went to the hall. Robbie taught us how to play badminton and he gave us a racquet. We hit a shuttlecock and then we played Stuck in the Mud and we ran. It was hard because I kept on missing the shuttlecock. After that we went back to class. I enjoyed badminton because it was fun and it was cool.

By Samasoni

A New Skill

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Last Tuesday afternoon Room 4 and Mrs Pole went to the school hall to learn a new kiwi sport because we needed to learn more things about kiwi sport. When we got into the hall Mrs Pole introduced our instructor, Robbie. First of all Robbie told us to take off our shoes and socks but Olidah and I didn't because we had stockings on. To start with Robbie said, "We will start with a warm up game." It was called Stuck in the Mud. I forgot how to play it! Robbie said, "This is how we play Stuck in the Mud. There are two people that have to tag other people. If they get tagged her or him has to put their hand up, then another person has to double clap the person who has their hands up." I felt happy to play with the class. Robbie said to move away from each other. When Robbie said "Go" we all ran around the hall screaming. I saw Olidah trying to get me. I started to slow down. Olidah tagged me. I put my hand up, I saw Malakai coming to double clap me so I c…

Our first Badminton Lesson

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Last Tuesday afternoon Room 4 went to the hall. First of all we took our shoes off. Next we warmed up. Then we played Stuck in the Mud. The instructor, Robbie, told us what to do. After this we went to get a shuttlecock and a racquet from Robbie. He told us to bounce the shuttlecock. The instructor told us we had to be careful bouncing the shuttlecock. It was fun playing the game. It was a kiwi sport. I nearly hit the shuttlecock 6 times. The feathers were made out of goose feathers and there were fifteen feathers. When I hit the shuttlecock it flew.

While we were playing Robbie told us we are going to make a hamburger. It was like we were outside in the air. I said I love badminton games. On the bottom of the shuttlecock was a cork. I went backwards and forwards. Last of all we got our shoes and went back to class. I enjoyed going to badminton. I look forward to it again.

By Fiapo

Our First Badminton Lesson

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Last Tuesday Room 4 went into the hall to go and have a badminton lesson. First of all we took off our shoes. We played Stuck in the Mud. The instructors name was Robbie. Next Robbie gave us a shuttlecock. After that he told us to bounce the shuttlecock. Last of all we put our shoes back on. After that we went back to class.

By Mei

Our First Badminton Lesson

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Last Tuesday afternoon Room 4 went to the school hall to have our first badminton lesson. First of all we took off our shoes. Then Robbie said "We are going to play Stuck in the Mud." The taggers were Maea and myself. Next we tried to balance a shuttlecock on the racquet. Last of all we played the hamburger game. The instructor was Robbie. Robbie showed us the real shuttlecock. My favourite part was when we bounced a shuttlecock on the racquet.

By Olidah

Kiwi Sport

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Last Tuesday afternoon Room 4 went to the hall to learn how to play badminton. First of all we took our shoes off. Then we played Stuck in the Mud to warm up. Next we learned how to hold the racquet. After this we had to balance the shuttlecock on the racquet, it was easy! Next we had to bounce it on the racquet, it was hard. Last of all we played the hamburger game. After Robbie showed us a real shuttlecock. It had goose feathers on it.

By Katelyn

Our Cool Badminton Lesson

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On Tuesday afternoon Room 4 went to the school hall for our first badminton lesson to learn new skills. First of all we started off with a warm up. The first thing in warm up was a game that you might know - Stuck in the Mud. Then Robbie, our instructor, told us to come and sit down. Next he showed us something like a tennis racquet but he said it was a badminton racquet. A little while later Robbie told us a little thing about shuttlecocks. A shuttlecock is a thing that you play with, a bit like tennis. Its round part is a cork. Cork comes from trees. Robbie said to have a try and bounce it. "But not very hard," said Robbie. Room 4 bounced and hit everything with the shuttlecock. It was very hard. The last game was the H
amburger game. It was a bit hard. After we'd finished we had to line up to go back to class to get back to our learning. I wish that we could do it in the holidays and everyday.

By Falakiko

Maris-Stella - First Badminton Lesson

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Last Tuesday Room 4 had our first Badminton lesson. We had to go to the hall and take off our shoes because the instructor, Robbie, said. He showed us a racquet and a shuttlecock and told us all about it. He  showed us the real shuttlecock. It had goose feathers. It had 15 goose feathers. The bottom was made out of cork. Robbie said, "Hold your racquet like a frying pan then you line up behind Samasoni." Robbie gave us a shuttlecock and told us to line up against the wall. We played Stuck in the Mud. We played Tiggy and the taggers were Aaliya and Macky. The next taggers were Fiapo and Samasoni. They tagged me and then Kiera came and double hi-5 my hand. After this Room 4 had the shuttlecocks.  Robbie showed us how to bounce the shuttlecock on the racquet. It went flying up all the way up to the ceiling. I could do it as well as Robbie. I hit the shuttlecock up in the air. I bounced the shuttlecock higher and higher. Last of all Room 4 played the Hamburger game. We went for…

My Collage Artwork

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I enjoyed making my fish and when I look at it.
What I found tricky was that it looked funny.
I like the way I had fun and it was cool and we made our own fish.
I used texture by using paper, crepe paper and tissue paper.

By Samasoni

My Collage Artwork

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I enjoyed making the background with green and blue dye.
What I found tricky was doing the fish because of cutting the crinkly paper out.
I like the way I did the crepe paper.
I used texture by gluing the bubble wrap on the fish.

By Malakai

My Collage Artwork

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I enjoyed doing the background and putting on the sequins
What I found tricky was that I never knew that the glue could dry on top of the tissue paper.
I like the way that I put the sequins on the bubble wrap.
I used texture by feeling it and smelling the background.

By Sia

My Collage Artwork

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I enjoyed the little fish and the big fish.
What I found tricky was cutting out the fish.
I like the way I dyed the background.
I used texture by using the tissue paper.

By Maealiuake

my collage art work

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I enjoyed when I made the tail because I made my sparkly tail.
what I found tricky was when I did my eye, glueing the sequins on the plastic.
I like the way I did my fish because I almost made my fish wrong.
I used texture by feeling my dye because it feels smooth.

 By Macky

my collage artwork

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I enjoyed  putting some sequins on the tail.
What I found  tricky was putting on the paper on without getting glue on my hands.
I like the way I put the eyes on because it looks different.
I used texture by feeling it by hand and I like the colour purple.

by Keira

My Collage Artwork

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I enjoyed dyeing the background and making fish. I made the fish with some tissue paper and some crepe paper. I used some sequins.
What I found tricky was making the scales.
I like the way I was dyeing the background. I like Ms Ana cut the tissue paper into scales.
I used texture by feeling the crepe paper and tissue paper.

By Maris-Stella

My Collage Artwork

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I enjoyed dyeing the background.
What I found tricke was when I was making the fish.
I like way I was doing the fish and making the scales.
I used texture by making things smooth.

By Alan

My Collage Artwork

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I enjoyed making the little fish and the big fish.
What I found tricky was putting on the tissue paper on the background because the tissue paper always ripped.
I like the way I used a lot of  texture.
I used texture by using green, purple and silver crepe paper.

My Collage Artwork

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I enjoyed putting the sequins on and making the little fish.
What I found tricky was the tissue paper because it is soft and rips.
I like the way I made the eyes with the pink bubble wrap.
I used texture by making the dyed paper smooth.

My Collage Artwork

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I enjoyed making the fish and the background with seaweed.
What I found tricky was drawing the fish.
I like the way I put the sequins on the fish.
I used texture by putting bright paper with bumpy and smooth patterns on the fish.

My collage Artwork

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I enjoyed making scales for the fish.
What I found tricky was putting tissue paper on the seaweed.
I like the way I made my fish interesting and put the sequins on the fish.
I used texture by using lots of thick and thin paper and crinkly cardboard.