Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Talofa from Samoa

Kia ora Room 7. I've been in Samoa for five days now and it's been very busy and productive. If I intended to have a holiday I would have to admit I have totally failed in that hope.

While I've been here I have:
Sorted medical care for my father
Finished a project my husband and I started in Samoa last year (a new family home)
Visited sick family members
Learnt to drive the Samoan way (always stop, look and listen)

It's very warm here. Well actually during the afternoons it's quite hot. I'm almost wishing for a Kiwi winter here. I have not been for a swim yet I highly doubt I will have the chance before I return.

I hope you are all having a good holiday and are working through your holiday learning.

Tofa soifua
Mrs Tofa

Friday, 28 November 2014

A narrative by Angelica

The raindrop fell on my face and I started running.I fell in the pit and reached the bottom of the pit.I was surprised to see a big magical forest.

In the magical forest I only saw birds and some other animals who lived in the forest too.Then I called “Help” and no one replied. The next morning I was hungry but there was no food and a little pigeon came towards me and gave me a peanut. I was angry because I knew the peanut is not enough for me but when I ate it, I felt full. The shell of the peanut I peeled grew more peanut plants and the leaves were shimmering. I started to think this was a magical forest.

When nightfall came I fell asleep. I was so tired from walking around trying to find how to escape and go back home. I slept under a big tree and felt something warm wrapped around me. When I woke up it was the tree roots wrapped around me like a blanket. I was too tired to run away so I fell back to sleep.

In the morning the same pigeon which gave me a peanut gave me another peanut. I ate it and felt full again. I sat and thought about how I can go back home. I asked the pigeon if it knew how I can go home and it told me to climb the tree and take a branch to take to the stream. I quickly got up and climbed the tree and broke off a little branch.

When I walked to the stream, I saw it was bubbling away. I walked around the stream to see if there was anything inside. All I saw were bubbles and the pigeon standing on the other side. I threw the branch inside the stream and the bubbles stopped all of a sudden. I started to feel scared then I saw the pigeon walking away. I ran towards the pigeon and it stopped. It turned around and told me I must stay at the stream until the bubbles appear again. I felt angry and I screamed at the pigeon to go away.

When the pigeon left I started to cry. I cried for hours then I heard a rumbling sound from the stream. As I walked towards the stream the water rose up and wrapped around me. I started to panic but it kept raising me higher into the air. I yelled “Please let me go” and the water crashed to the ground taking me down. The fall was so hard everything went black. When I woke up I heard children playing, a loud stereo playing and cars tooting at each other. I quickly got up and saw I was back home. I ran and told my mother what happened to me and she told me it was a very imaginative story and that I should write it down. I felt sad she did not believe me so I sat down and wrote the story.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

What Do You Say?

Room 7 students, through this film are expressing their views and rejection of social issues which affects humankind. World peace can be achieved if every human takes a stance and says "No!"

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Glenbrae school is a sunsmart school. Caroline and Luisa wrote a song about being sunsmart. They are currently working on recording the song using apps online.

FIVE! SLIP! Slip on your shirt
FOUR! SLOP! Slop on your sunscreen
THREE! SLAP! Slap on your hat
TWO! SEEK! Seek out the shade
And number ONE – to make sure you’re all done
Before you take off to the sun, SLIDE on your sunnies!
When we’re out in the sun we know the SunSmart way
And with the grownups too – we’ll have a SunSmart day
Cover our eyes – and cover our skin
Keep the outside out and the inside in!
It’s the only way to go
Doin’ the SunSmart Countdown!

(repeat chorus)
SunSmart kids count down from five – you’ll see them everywhere
The beach, the backyard, the pool, the park
The street, the playground, but not in the dark!
Now we’re out and about it’s always SunSmart time
We know just what to do – we do it every time
SunSmart kids count down from five
It’s easy it’s not rocket science
It’s the only way to go
Doin’ the SunSmart Countdown!

(repeat chorus)

Monday, 29 September 2014

Yay it's the holidays

Term 3 was a fun filled busy term for Room 7. So many different activities happened during the term and we learnt a lot about our inquiry too.

Now it's that time again. The two weeks everyone looks forward to after each term. 

Taki and Robin have blogged about their activities during the holidays so far and its great to see what they are up to. 

I will be going on camp from tomorrow to Friday so I will try and get online if I can. I will even try and post pictures from my activities at my camp.

Hope to read more blog posts soon

Mrs Tofa