Friday, 20 October 2017

Assembly - Mr J - (Instruments)

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Hey bloggers! Did you know it's Niuean Language Week! Cheeeeehoooo! Today at the school assembly the Niuean Language Week Dance group performed today! It was amazing. You can check the post I wrote about it down below. Anyways after the dance Mr Jacobsen the Associate Principal had a few instruments displayed on the stage. He also had a few tricks up his sleeve he could use while playing the instruments.

Displayed on the stage were a conch shell, a shofar, a bugle, and finally a trumpet. First he held up a conch shell. The conch shell was based on the history of the Pacific and Polynesian Islands. He blew through the small hole at the end of the conch shell and it started to make an blowing noise! "Mmmm" was the noise it made. It was awesome!

Then he put it down and then everyone happily clapped. He then got out another instrument named the Shofar! It is originated in the Arabian Deserts and the Middle East! It is used to make special calls! He blew it and it sounded like a beautiful masterpiece. 
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It was a really nice sound he made. 

Anyways the next instrument was a bugle. Yes a bugle pronounced - boo-gul like google but boogul. He gripped his hands on the long part and blew hard into the hole. He also played the Anzac Remembrance Song! Then finally he blew the golden trumpet. He also played a few songs on there too!

Thanks for reading!
By Mitchell.M

Celebrating Niue Language Week!

Fakalofa Lahi Atu Bloggers! Hey bloggers! Today in the school hall performed the Niuean Dance group which has roughly been practising their dance for 1 week. Did you know? In New Zealand it is Niuean Language Week! Yes! We are celebrating the culture and language of Niue and Niuean People which is really cool!

Niue Language Week Dance!
The huge group of children who performed today were amazing! They did special and cultural dances and also did a haka in Niuean at the end. The boys were also shouting from the stage too, like fierce warriors. The theme for the week is "Koe Vagahau Niue Koe Atefua, he tagata Niue" which means The Language of Niue is The Heart Of the Niuean People! 

The children were wearing and dressed in Niuean costumes and clothes. The girls were wearing a lava-lava, a white t-shirt and a necklace or a lei. The boys were wearing a lava-lava and a niuean sisi which is a white shredded costume you can wear around your neck and your ankles. 

Their performance was great! Thanks to Mrs Lagitipu and Ms Teleso for teaching the dance. Also parents too who also helped! 

Thanks for reading!
By Mitchell.M

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Mitchell - Addition and Subtraction Word Problems!

Hey bloggers! Here is a quick presentation of slides that are full of word problems that include, Reversibility, Probability, Place Value and heaps more to learn from! We have been tested to see how much we can remember from the 2 weeks of the holidays we had just finished! Enjoy!

Thanks for reading!
By Mitchell.M

Mitchell - Writing Explanation 2 (How to be organised for school each day)

Hey bloggers! Here is another writing explanation I have written for you! I am going to tell you how to get organised for school each day before school starts. 

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The night before the school day you should already have got your uniform ready! Your School Shirt, School Shorts, School Jacket, School PE Top, and a new pair of socks to wear for the day. Maybe lay it out on the door of your bedroom. Then with your chromebook if it's really low with battery then you should charge it. Just plug your Chromebook charger into an outlet in your room!

Lunch! I recommend chucking out your lunchbox on the table or bench and start packing your lunch, so it's ready to pop in your bag after you've gotten ready! Make your own sandwich to help mum out. Remember healthy things. Pack some fruit, snacks or even a small box of juice! Now your lunch is ready.

In the morning make your bed. Get your uniform that is ready. If you're going to shower do it for at least 3 - 4 minutes! Pop in your lunchbox, quickly have breakfast. Do your hair, brush your teeth and clean your face and jump out the door. ( Actually jump out the door if you don't want to be in Re-Think) Also re-think is a place you go to @ lunchtime and clean up!

* Quick tips - Wake up @ 7:30 or earlier! Me and my sisters wake up @ 6:00 and get to school @ 7:00. Pretty Early!

Thanks for reading!
By Mitchell.M

Mitchell - Writing Explanation (How To Make A Toasted Sandwich)

Hey bloggers! It's me Mitchell again blogging back to you! Today I am going to tell you - How to make the best cheese and onion toasted sandwich! Now, me and my sisters always make toasted sandwiches frequently because we use and own a Toasted Sandwich Maker!
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Here are the ingredients we use! :

1 loaf of fresh bread!
10 slices of Mozzarella Cheese 
A handful of shredded cheddar cheese
1 bag of appetising brown onions

1 container of fresh Sunrise Butter

We walk down to the local dairy and buy one loaf of fresh dairy bread, along with some smooth fresh sunrise butter, and a bag of appetising onions. It costs around $6.00! When we get home we get out the sandwich maker! We flick off the little blue thing on the bag of the loaf - which has the expiry date, and chuck the bread on a plate!
We then get out the butter knife from the drawers, open the lid of the butter container and slide the butter knife through the thick butter. (a lot of butter).  Anyways we lay the slices of bread inside the sandwich maker and rip open the bag of onions. We get another plate out, a sharp knife and slice the onion into small cubes. Sometimes my mum helps us too!

We spread it along the slices of buttered bread and put a swirl of aioli sauce on the top to make it even tasty! Finally we add a few slices of sliced cheese from the supermarket! Then we close down the lid of the machine and click the button to start. It starts to sizzle and cook on the grill and you can smell the delicious aroma of the sandwiches. After about 3 minutes it should be ready!

Put all sandwiches on a small - sized plate and then it's ready to eat delicious and warm! "Munch" ! goes my mouth as it digs into the sandwich! I hope you get to make a toasted sandwich!

Thanks for reading!
By Mitchell.M

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Mitchell's - Perspectives and Opinions (Niue Language Week)

Hey bloggers! Here is my first presentation of Term 4! It's based about Niuean Language Week and talks about the language, culture and identity of the niuean people and locals!

Thanks for reading!
By Mitchell.M

(Recount) School Immersion Assembly - Mitchell

Hey bloggers! Today was the 1st day of Term 4 for 2017! We just finished the School Holidays and we are now  back into school! If you were reading my blog in the holidays thanks very much! Anyways let's start!

Have you ever felt so good you just want to dance! Well today the whole school felt excited in a way they were very happy. If you didn't know this term's topic for Pt England School is "Musical Madness". This term is all about music! Now each Team gets to perform a special performance about the topic or make a awesome movie! Now let's start the recount!

The assembly started off with Team 1 performing their item! The teachers from Team 1 pulled up an big green table on stage, alongside with some classroom chairs! They sat down in their chairs and pulled out an deck of play cards. The cards were divided between each teacher! They were going to play an original card game " Snap" !

In the background music played and teachers played! They each put one card down for the game to start! It was on! The music in the background changed frequently their emotions changed as well. For Example : their was horror music playing and they would act scared, then exciting/happy music played and the teachers would re-act their emotions depending on the music!

It was really entertaining! The music stopped and everyone cheered for the Team 1 teachers! Then Mr Burt came to the front to tell the school the next performance was "Team 2". Everyone was pumped and ready since they were entertained from Team 1!
The Team 2 teachers began to walk on stage 1 by 1! Miss Gaston had a mini brown ukulele in her hands and started strumming the strings playing "In the Jungle"! Then she started singing and then Miss Peck came along with an bell!
Team 2 teachers singing and playing instruments!

She started ringing an small bell instrument! "Ring, Ring, Ring" the bell goes! Then Miss Tumahai walks on stage with an xylophone and started hitting colours with a small wooden stick! Then finally the team leader" Miss Nalder" walked on stage with a small mini drum set! She started drumming with her hands!

Then they walked off one by one and everyone started to clap for the entertaining performance! Miss Nalder the team leader came to the front of the stage and explained to everyone what Team 2 was learning this term! Then finally everyone couldn't wait for Team 3! 

Team 3 had an song in real life video everyone enjoyed! They would lip-sync lines from a popular song depending on the emotions they had! Mr Moran was very funny! He had funny singing and also he had lip-synced the songs really good! Even Miss King, Miss Eadie, and Miss Davis were lip-syncing the songs too! Mr Moran had asked what are you doing for the holidays? and he replied with a song! It was really cool!

Now Miss King also came to the front of the stage and explained what they were going to be learning about this term! Now Mr Burt told everyone to shout out " Teaamm 4" !
The school was curious on what their movie was going to be about. Mr Jacobsen hit the play button and the movie played!

The first scene showed all the Team 4 teachers in a car! They were making a "Carpool Karaoke". They did similar to what Team 3 did but they lip-synced songs in a car. Every time the song changed the teachers would change seats, change emotions, and also had a few instruments popping in their hands. It was pretty cool. The team leader Mr Somerville explained that they were going to be learning how to play different instruments based on music.

The Teachers Band!
Now finally, the item you've have all been waiting for "Teaaammm fiivvee" shouts Mr Burt! The Team 5 teachers run across the hall racing to the stage! Mr Wiseman pulls out an couch from the side of the stage! Mr Wiseman acts as a father for the play with Ms Tapuke being his wife! They call their other acting patners" Whaea Kelly, Mrs Tele'a, and Miss Ilaoa. They all watch a short clip from the movie Lion King. The music always changes with Simba getting held up in the air! The music depended on their emotions!

The song " Let it go" played and they were completely horrified! "Don't let the baby go" says Mrs Tele'a! They throw popcorn at the screen and are really scared! This term Team 5 are going to be learning about how music in movies can change someones emotions or feelings! Then the assembly ended with a prayer, a korero from Mr Burt and a song " Musical Madness".

Enjoy term 4 bloggers! 

Thanks for reading!
By Mitchell.M

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Holiday Blogging #2 - Travel Experiences/Ratings

Hey bloggers! Today I'm going to tell you about some recent Travel Experiences!
Recently I just finished travelling from Hawaii and The United States! I have also recently travelled to Seattle, Washington which was amazing! And I also travelled to Honolulu and Hilo, Hawaii!

My flight took place on the 30th of August 2017 and I came back on the 15th of September. Anyways me and some family members flew on Hawaiian Airlines which was amazing.
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The flight took 8 hours straight from Auckland, New Zealand to Honolulu, Hawaii! It was a good flight! I also get plane-sick on flights that take more than 5 hours, have a lot of plan turbulence, and also have a rough landing which results to the flight I took and it was really boring!

Ratings for Hawaiian Airlines!

Flight Attendant Personality - The flight attendants were very kind-hearted people! They served us with kindness and heaps more! There was also a very nice lady who was always smiling! She was really kind! I would rate the Flight Attendants from Hawaiian Airlines - 9/10

Food - Now let's talk about the food! The first meal of the flight was in the first 1 or 2 hours of the flight! It was a light meal with an sandwich, fruit, water, vegetables, snacks and juice! It tasted really weird because we were in the air so I would rate the airplane food - 6 & 1/2 /10. On the way back to Auckland we ate Curry and Rice which was so good! I would rate it 10/101
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Comfort - Comfortability! Now the seats we were sitting on were great! But some things were uncomfortable! First of all we did have travel pillows which were very comfortable and made our head and neck very comforting! Well the seat and the back-rest was very hard and was sore to sit on but we did have pillows and just sat on that! I would rate it and - 7/10

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Entertainment - When we sat down in our seats we had screens in front of us! They were just behind the seat in front of you, when you sat down! They had Movies, TV Shows, Music, Games and even an app where you could see where the plane is. We flew past Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, Guam, Cook Islands, Easter Island and all the other Pacific Islands! I would rate it an - 10/10

You can read what I did in Hawaii if you scroll down a bit you will see some Travel Blog Posts I made in Hawaii and Seattle! I will also make an Delta Airlines Review soon! Also note I will be going to camp for 1 week so I will not be active for a while!

Thanks for reading!
By Mitchell.M

Holiday Blogging #1 - Pizza Recipe!

Hey bloggers! Today is my first blog post in the School Holidays! I am so excited to blog in the holidays and furthermore let me tell you what we will be doing today!

Are you starting to feel hungrier and hungrier day by day? Are you tired of eating the same foods every day? Well time to try something new! Let me introduce to you an: Easy Homemade Meat lovers Pizza Recipe! Let's Start!

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  • 1 ball of no-knead pizza dough
    • 1/3 – 1/2 cup pizza sauce, depending on how saucy you like your pizza
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 – 1 1/2 cups shredded Canadian mozzarella
    • 8-10 slices pepperoni
    • 1-2 slices of ham, cut into small squares
    • 2 slices of crispy bacon, cut into small pieces
    • 1 link spicy sausage, removed from casing and browned
    • 1/2 cup browned ground beef
    • Canadian parmesan cheese, to finish

    Extra Notes - 15 minutes preparing time! 15 minutes cook time! Total Time : 30 minutes! 
    Makes 1 Pizza! 

    Now let's start the recipe!

     Lightly oil a cast iron pan and dust lightly with cornmeal, if desired. Or, lightly oil and dust a baking sheet. Shape dough into a circle, pushing gently until fairly thin. Spread on the sauce almost to the edges and sprinkle on the garlic. Top generously with the shredded mozzarella, followed by all the meats. Grate on parmesan to taste then place in the oven to bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the crust is puffy, crisp and slightly blistered. Enjoy immediately with red pepper flakes.

    • There you have it! Your very own pizza! Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed making pizza, if you did!
    • This also came from a cookbook recipe I found in the bookshelf of my house! Bye!
    • Thanks for reading!
    • By Mitchell.M
    • 1/10/17

    Friday, 29 September 2017

    Mitchell's - Phases of the Moon

    Hey bloggers! Here is my video-animation I have finished off for this term about the school theme "Guardians of the Galaxy" about space! This animation also represents the 8 phases of the moon and what kind of phases the moon goes through everyday around the world!

    Thanks for watching!
    By Mitchell.M

    Monday, 25 September 2017

    Mitchell's Sir Colin Mead's Post! - Pinetree

    Hey bloggers! Here is a presentation text from Week 5 & 6! It is about Sir Colin Meads a legendary New Zealander! Inside this presentation are some cool and fun facts about Sir Colin Meads and also interesting ones too!

    Thanks for reading!
    By Mitchell.M

    Friday, 22 September 2017

    The Manaiakalani Adventure!

    Hey bloggers! Today I am talking to you about our recent Manaiakalani Film Festival Movie! I will be talking to you about my experience filming this year! Now, I'm not going to give away to much information about the movie we are filming but I will tell you stuff such as: What I need to work on, What we should do next time and more!
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    Well let me quickly tell you about the Manaiaklani Film Festival if you do not know what it is! The Manaiakalani Film Festival is a Movie Festival which is based in East Auckland, so basicallly all 13 schools in the Manaiakalani Cluster creates a movie to share with everyone!

    Well here is what I thought about the Manaiaklani Film Festival Movie we have created. 

    Now let me tell you! P.S =- Here are some questions Mrs Tele'a have given us to answer!
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    What did you enjoy? - I enjoyed filming the movie, creating the 
    script, acting, talking, and trying my best! Also I loved getting my costume! 
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    What did I find challenging? - The thing I found challenging about creating the movie was trying not to laugh, trying my best to act my part, and also smiling at the camera!

    What would I do next time? - The thing I would do next time is would to be act better, smile more, act more like my character, and act more better!

    Do you have any ideas for the next movie your in? - I do have ideas for the next movie but I'm thinking a remake of a TV episode, or a movie, or something that's fun such as: an social experiment!

    Well that's it for now bloggers! Sorry I didn't give away too much information but you'll see on the day of the screenings of the Manaiaklani Film Festival! You can view them here in a few weeks and also view previous movies from previous years: Manaiakalani Film Festival - Website Films!

    Thanks for reading!
    By Mitchell.M

    P.S - Make sure you watch our movie!

    Monday, 11 September 2017

    Travel Blog Post - Day #6 (Seattle)

    Hey bloggers! Today I arrived in Seattle! Seattle is located in the Washington State of the United States of America! It's really cool here and it has a really big city! Anyways let me tell you what we did! On the way to Seattle when we were arriving to the airport I was sitting next to my cousin and I was so excited to be in the United States!

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     I was amazed at the big city it had! First thing I did when I arrived from Kona International Airport to the Airport in Seattle, we got picked up by one of our family members and drove home! When we got home it was already morning time and I had the opportunity to attend school in Seattle! Yes! I went to school in Seattle and it was very fun! I went to a nearby middle-school my cousin attends and the school was very cool! We got to learn science, and history, math and heaps more subjects I don't learn at my school in New Zealand, which was pretty cool! 

    Downtown Seattle - Troll!
    After school I got to eat Jack in the Box (an fast food restaurant in the USA) then we went to my cousins family members football game and it was one of the best things I have ever seen in my life! It was located in Federal Way High School football field and it was HUGE! I walked into the gate with my family and I saw Cheerleaders, A Band, Football Players, and heaps more exciting things to see! 

    Anyways we went to go sit down in our seats and we bought popcorn, drinks, hotdogs, and candy! The game was really cool and we also got to hear the band! The band was one of the most coolest things I've ever heard! There were drums, trumpets, flutes, and heaps more! After the game we drove to Downtown Seattle so my family could show me what it looks like in Downtown Seattle!

    We first went to a place name the Troll! It's named the troll because a homeless guy made a troll figure using sand, clay and a car! It's really cool to climb on! Also if you go to the troll you can also see the car in the trolls hand which is pretty amazing! Anyways after seeing the troll we went to GasWorks in Seattle! Gasworks is a place in Seattle where you can view and see the whole city! I even saw the Space Needle, which is a tower in Seattle! Me and my cousins climbed up the hill to see the view and it was amazing! After all of that we went back home! 

    Thanks for reading! 
    By Mitchell.M