Friday, October 29, 2010

My Holiday

In the holiday, I went to my mum's house.

I stayed at my friend's home and then in the morning I had to go home. I had a great time. We played "Midnight" and watched movies with popcorn and chips.

It was my mum's birthday and I bought her a cup with lollies inside.

Then I stayed at my uncle's house.

Echoing Hissing Sounds

Assemblies are always fun but this one was different! It was an immersion assembly and this means it was a theme assembly.

As I sat down in the hall, a sound echoed in my ear. Then I saw Mr. Burt and I realized that the hissing sound was coming from him but his name was Mosquito Man.

Then there was Mr. J dressed up as Mega Moth. He got chased by Mr. Burt.

I hope we have another assembly like this.

Watch Out For Those Itchy Backs

Guess what happened yesterday at assembly? Mr. Burt was dressed up as a mosquito. Mr Barks was a queen bee and had 5 babies. Mr J was a slow snail. He told us how the shell got on his back. His back was itchy one night and when he woke up he had a shell.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Mr. Blood Sucking Burt

We waited so long for the hoidays to finish. At the start of the term, we went to our term assembly. I like immersion assembly because the teachers wear costumes.

Mr Burt came crawling up from the aisle and tried to suck people's blood because he was a mosquito.

After waiting so patiently, Mr. Barks' team finally did their act. They were funny because Mr. Barks was a queen bee and he was having babies!

After the assembly, I felt motivated for the day to learn more about our term topic - Little Critters.

In The Hall With A Bunch Of Bugs!

Excitedly, creeping into the hall, I sat down and everyone went quiet waiting for the immersion assembly to begin.

We heard a hissing sound coming from the aisle and a weird voice behind us. I turned around and Mr Burt was dressed as a mosquito. I got a really big fright from Mr Burt! He was crawling on his hands and feet down the middle of the all scaring all of the kids.

Entering the stage, Team 1 performed Eency Weency Spider. Ms. George had a spiderman mask on and Ms Wild was squirting water. Team 1 also performed Little miss Muffet. Ms Wild, who was Miss Muffet, looked weird jumping off the chair after the spider scared her. Their performance was cool.

As Team 4 entered the stage, Mr. Barks sat on a chair on a table on the stage. I just knew that they were going to perform a funny act. Mr. Barks was playing the queen bee. When he said, "Wait for it," he would pull a teddy bear wrapped in a sheet pretending to be a baby bee, from his abdomen. Team 4 performed a really funny act.

I liked watching all of the acts. They were all very funny!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Made Me Laugh

On the first day of term 4 we went to an immersion assembly to see what we are learning about. We saw the teachers dressed up as minibeasts and little critters.

Then I saw Mr. Burt dressed as Mr. Mosquito Man coming through the door. He was a scary mosquito looking for Mr. J.

Mr Barks was a fabulous queen bee and he had bee workers who fed him and cooled him down. He gave birth to baby bees with toilet paper wrapped around them. Then he had twins. I felt happy and I was laughing when he gave birth to twins!

Performing Insects

With excitement we went to the hall. I was happy because immersion assembly is always funny because the teachers dress up as the theme!

Out of no where, Mr Burt crawled into the hall and went up close to kids and pretended to suck their blood. Mr. Burt was a mosquito! He crawled and chased Mr. J as fast as he could but unfortunately he didn't catch him.

Finally, it was team 4's turn. Mr. Barks, dressed up as a queen bee, was funny because he was talking about himself and giving birth to baby bees.

I thought that the immersion assembly was the best because I love insects and I'm excited to learn more!

Performing Bees and Blood Sucking Mosquitos

Once room 12 got to the hall for immersion assembly, we saw teachers who were dressed like insects. Most of them were pretending to be a ladybug or a bee. only some of them were butterflies.

Crawling out of nowhere, a large mosquito was trying to suck other people's blood! Turns out that the mosquito was Mr. Burt!

When it was team 4's turn, I already knew their performance was about bees because they were dressed like bees. Their performance was my favourite because it was hilarious when Mr. Barks was pretending to have baby bees...but they were only just teddy bears.

I had a great time at immersion assembly. I thought it was fabulous!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Creepy, Crawly, Assembly

Immersion assemblies are the best because they are funny and we get to see the teachers dressed up to tell us the theme of the term.

Hearing a hissing sound, I gazed around me to see who that was crawling up on the stage. I saw Mr. Burt in a huge mosquito costume. I thought he suited it!

When team 1 and 2 finished, it was team 3's turn. They had a name for their performance and it was called New Zealand's Next Top Bug. it was funny because when my teacher, Mrs. Barks, finished her speech, her husband shouted out...I love you!

Team 4 was a hive of bees It was funny because the only boy teacher was the queen bee and the girl teachers were slaves. They had to dance and wait for Mr Barks to give birth to a baby bee, and then another, and finally...twins!

I had a feeling that it was going to be an interesting term!

Acting Like Insects

On Monday, the first day of term 4, all the teachers were acting like insects.

My favourite act was Mr. Burt. He was dressed like a mosquito. He was walking on his legs and arms. When he walked close to the children, they were scared.

Then it was the tall Mr. J. He had a big shell on his back. Then he told his story about how the shell grew.

Then it was the other teams turns.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Cracked Me Up

At immersion assembly at the beginning of term 4, Mr J looked like a super hero and the sign on his suit was MM. I said to my friend, "What does MM stand for?" He replied back, "I don't know." So I thought to myself that it was just a sign and I didn't care at all.

As soon as team 4 had their turn, they cracked me up for a while and then I calmed down. When Mr Barks got up on the stage, I saw that he was a queen bee with bee slaves. The bee slaves were the other teachers in the team. Then Mr. Barks gave birth to babies that were teddy bears wrapped in toilet paper.

Insect People

Excitedly walking to the immersion assembly, I couldn't wait to see the performances. Immersion assemblies are always exciting because teachers dress as the theme.

As everybody started to quiet down, I heard a weird noise coming from the back of the hall. It was Mr. Burt. He was dressed as a mosquito. He was walking down the middle of the hall scaring children.
After team 1 was called to the stage, I was wondering who miss Wild was meant to be. She was little Miss Muffet. When they performed little Miss Muffet, it was funny because when the spider frightened Miss Wild, she screamed and ran away.

Finally it was time for team 4's performance. I had a little feeling that Mr Barks was going to be a queen bee because of his costume. He had a girls wig, a queen's crown, and a rather large abdomen. Their performance was so hilarious because he was giving birth to baby bees.

This was the best immersion assembly I've ever seen. I hope there will be another one as funny as that!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Feeling Absolutely Great

As room 12 walked to the immersion assembly yesterday, they were very excited.

Suddenly Mr. Burt came crawling along with a mosquito mask and he was trying to suck Mr. Jacobson's blood.

Then Mr. J came up to the microphone. There was a huge snail shell on his back. So he told us it was very itchy.

Finally team 4 was on the stage and Mr Barks was dressed as a girl. He pretended to be a queen bee, plus he gave birth to baby bees.

After assembly, I felt absolutely great because of all the acts that the teachers did.

Sleep Over

During the holidays, I had a sleep over at my cousin's house and we played games and watched T.V.

My cousin and I were watching television and what we watched was Songs. It was totally cool as we were singing along.

After watching T.V., we went outside to play handball. As we were playing we wanted one more thing. We wanted more people to play with!

It was a totally boring day. I hoped that when I slept over it would be an exciting sleep over!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Water Safety

Wow! What a great way to end the school year...water safety lessons! The weather is warming up and soon we'll be begging our parents to take us to the beach to cool off in the refreshing ocean water, or maybe we'll be lucky enough to go kayaking and sailing. Either way, we'll need to know how to be safe. Today was our first lesson and we were taught how to find a life jacket that fits properly, and what to do if we fall into the cold waters and our bodies are starting to cool down too quickly. Crossing our arms and legs is the best thing to do if we are on our own, but if in a group, we should huddle together.







Slithering Up The Aisle

At the start of the term, we had an immersion assembly. We were excited because all the teachers were dressed up like insects.

I liked Mr. Burt because he was a mosquito and he was trying to suck student's blood as he was coming into the hall.

Out of nowhere, a slow snail slithered up the aisle and told us a story. The story was about his back because there was a shell on it. He got it on his back by itching it.

After the assembly, I felt happy.

Dancing Bees and Glamorous Lady Bugs

After a long holiday, we excitedly went to Immersion assembly.

Everybody was so shocked to see Mr. Burt being a mosquito chasing Mr. J. around the stage!

Team 1 started their show first. I enjoyed their show because it was exciting to see Ms. Wild being Miss Muffet. The other Team 1 teachers were spiders scaring Miss Muffet.

As Mr. Burt said team 3 was up on stage, my eyes went bright to see them. Mrs Barks was funny when she said, "I'm the prettiest bee in the world."

I liked the Immersion assembly. It was fun!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Snow Mountain Wipe-Out!

I went to Snow Mountain with my family because it was the holidays.

I was like a legend, but suddenly I fell. My board went one way and my leg went another way. I felt angry because I thought that I would never fall down.

My leg hurt a lot. I could not walk so they put me on the ski-doo and went down the hill.

When we got to the doctor, they took an x-ray of my knee. They put a cast over my leg and gave me crutches. I felt excited about using crutches!

Drills and Skills

A week ago, we had our Drills and Skills day. Players from the Auckland Rugby team came and helped with the event.

My favourite activity was the tackle bags. They are shaped like cylinders and are padded. We all tackled a tackling bag with each shoulder, then we could pick any shoulder to tackle the bags with.

After, we went and had some refreshing Milo because we were getting too hot. We sat down and drank it. The Milo was tasty.

I felt real worn out after tackling and runing around...although, it was a lot of fun getting tired!

Yummy In My Tummy

Do you enjoy eating insects? If you said -"no," you should have said - "yes"... because you eat them mixed in with your everyday food!! Yes it's true!! Take a look at this list...

Ketchup - 30 fruit fly eggs per 100 grams
Canned Corn - 2 insect larvae per 100 grams
Blueberries - 2 maggots per 100 berries
Peanut Butter - 50 insect fragments per 100 grams
Curry powder - 100 insect fragments per 100 grams
Wheat - 1% of grains infested
Sesame seed - 5% of seeds infested
Coffee - 10% of beans infested
*Some red food colouring such as cochineal and carmine are made from crushed beetles called Dactylopius coccus. This colour is used in some fruit drinks and lollies!!

Popping Out Baby Bees

On the first day of term 4, we went to Immersion assembly. The school went to see what topic we were learning about. We were learning about little little insects.

Wondering what will happen first, I thought it was going to be boring until I heard a scary voice. It was Mr. Burt dressed up in a scary mosquito costume. Mr. Mosquito was trying to sting the Mighty Moth.

Finally it was team 4's turn. They decided to be in a bee hive and Mr. Barks was the queen bee while all the other teachers were the workers. Every time he told us a fact... unexpectedly...out popped a baby bee!

I had lots of fun at assembly and I thought the funniest part was team 4!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

She's A Lady....whoa whoa whoa She's A Lady

We are part of Team 3, and the following video clip shows the Team 3 teachers performing their immersion assembly act titled....New Zealand's Next Top Bug! Hope you enjoy it!

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Monday, October 18, 2010

Ewwww Gross

We watched this video clip last week as part of our Minibeast topic. We hope that you enjoy it as much as we did!

My Birthday

On the last day of the holidays, it was my birthday. It was an exciting day for my family and I.

My auntie Blin, two annoying brothers, cousin Mia, and my mum came to my birthday. We went to Buffet King, which is a restaurant in Manukau. We ate for about two hours!

Getting tired of eating, I begged my mum to go home to watch two movies. One of the movies was about war, and the other movie was scary. In fact, the first time I watched it, I kept on screaming!

After watching the movies, I turned the t.v. off and went to sleep.

While I was getting ready for bed, I was thinking to myself and wondering if my birthday next year would be as exciting as this year.

Our Silly Teachers

On the first day of school, Pt. England walked to the Immersion assembly. Mr. Burt came inside the hall dressed as a little critter. Mr. J. was dressed as a moth.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Dressed As Insects

In the assembly I talked to my friend Uili.I told him, "This will be interesting because teachers are dressed up as insects."

All of a sudden Mr.Burt was a mosquito. He came crawling in pain tying to suck blood on the way to the stage.

Later on it was team 3's turn. They were ladybugs and all of them shared info. One said "Ladybugs have yellow blood."

Mr.J was a snail!!! He was telling us how he woke up with a shell on his back. He said that when he woke up his wife said, "Max, you've got a shell on your back."

I felt happy because I had laughter inside of me. I hope I have another assembly like this next year.

Immersion Assembly

We began our term with an immersion assembly on insects. All the teachers,as usual, dressed up and performed an item.

Entering the hall on his arms and knees, Mr Burt pretended to suck kids blood. He was dressed as a mosquito.

Later Mr.J told an interesting story about growing a shell on his back. He said that his back had been itching for days. He also said he started rocking back and forwards in bed.

The team four teachers acted as a colony of bees. Mr.barks was dressed with a crown and wig. He was a queen bee while the others were dressed as worker bees. Then he pretended to have baby bees. Lastly he gave birth to twins.

Still laughing to myself, I left the hall feeling happy because of the funny acts I could remember.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Milo Rugby Drills and Skills Day

What a special treat it was to participate in the Milo Rugby Drills and Skills day put on by the Auckland Rugby Union. Pro-Sport Rugby Academy & the Auckland ITM players came and played a variety of skill building games with us! We had so much fun!!











Friday, October 1, 2010