Wednesday, June 30, 2010

My Tarawera Part

This term in extension we have been focusing on Mt Tarawera. Mt Tarawera was a volcano, and nearby to them were the famous Pink and White Terraces, which were one of the eight wonders of the world.

Everybody in extension had a part in the making of our project Mt Tarawera. In this movie it shows my part of the project. If you would like to see the introduction of our project then click on the hyperlink in purple which leads you to Selena's blog.

It took me a long time to make this movie. So if you liked my movie then please leave me a comment. If you thinked I could have improved please tell me by commenting.
Below is my mini reflection.

Purpose means why you did something. Purpose:
We the extension group want to tell the school what we have been up to this term.

A Brick Wall is something that holds you back. It could have been a person or something. Brick Wall:
What held me back from finishing was some of the people in my group.

Soulutions
I could have been more assertive.

I think I could have done better.

The White Terrace is the one on top, and the one down bottom is the Pink Terrace.Thank you to these websites for the photos.

http://www.teara.govt.nz/files/a1544atl.jpg
http://www.prints.co.nz/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/D26_The_Pink_and_White_Terraces_Hoyte_J_ C_.jpg.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Where Is Mum?


It was a Saturday night, and I Mina was waiting for mum to pick me up from the movies. "Mum ,mum come" I said in my mind. I was sick of waiting.


My phone had dropped in the middle of the movie. I was panicking, my blood pressure had started to rise. Mum got me this phone only YESTERDAY for my birthday !!! I looked everywhere, but it was pitch black dark. I tried to stop the movie, and find the light switch. This phone meant more than my food and my car. How would I contact mum?


I just thought of something, I could ring my phone on Lucas's phone. "Oh NO" I said the movie had finished and the security guards, opened the doors. They thought something suspcious was going on, so they lifted me up and took me outside, I shouted at the top of my lungs "NO YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND".


Lucas quickly came running, " Mina, Mina are you alright" he said, " Yes, yes I am fine", I replied with anger. I started to cry. I quickly thought if Lucas and his mum could drop me off home, I heard someone say, " Bye Mina", but who? So when I turned around to tell Lucas if he could give me a ride, he was gone.


So I was lonely with no-one, shivers came down my spine like the night sky did, but I could go into the movies and use there phone but the clock striked 12:00am and only people with Id's could go inside and I forgot mine at home and I would get kicked out by the guards again. I stood still angry and scared.


As I stood still for Five minutes a man or lady (I couldn't tell) came from the mist and shouted my name "MINA, MINA", who was it I wondered with fear, but as the voice got closer it started to sound familiar, it was....

Friday, June 4, 2010

Goodbye for now Mr Hunia


The last 8,7 weeks with Mr Hunia have been good. In those 8,7 weeks we have played games been creative and done some hard work. Today on the 4th of June Mr Hunia has left to go and study back at his Universty (a school for adults).


On his last day (4th of June ) we had lots of fun, because first of all we had to go and do sport at Tamaki College and after that ,yes after that we had to walk back to school and get changed in to our clothes because we had somemore sport.

Goodbye Mr Hunia. Room 17 will miss you.

From Seini-Mino
Goodbye Mr Hunia. Have FUN!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

My Reflection on ROW12

Hi everybody we have finished this years ROW12 (rock our world) and this is my reflection down below.

1. What did I do well? I think I did well in ROW12 because I worked in a team with other people . I created a shoe in a group, and I think I did well being a team captain.

2. How could have I improved on what I did? I think I could have did well on being more organised and listen more better.


3.Brick Wall ( Key ) What held me back from doing a better job? I think what held me back was sometimes myself because I could not control myself sometimes, the things I could not control myself from was talking and my team and I were struggling a bit.But we got there in the end.
Solutions
Been a better captain
Control myself better

4. Purpose of joining ROW12
Seeing what other kids in the world are up to.
Meeting famous people and other people from around the world and learn more from them.
Seeing what other have to say.
Bringing other people together.
Making Friends.