Friday, 26 February 2016

Tennis Experience

As our class made our way to the courts, I could feel my heart pounding, as if it was going to jump out. This feeling, was getting worse and worse. “What if I miss the ball? “What if they all laugh at me”, I questioned myself.

Nets set up across the courts, Tennis Balls stacked up into a basket, Rackets packed up all into a bag. It felt like we were about to battle each other. Our class lined up, across one side of the court, while we introduced ourselves to our instructor. “My name is Rosrine”, I introduced. “My name is James & I will be your instructor for Tennis”, James exclaimed.

Our class headed towards the bag full of rackets and the basket filled with Tennis Balls. We then lined up across the net and practised simple exercises. “Okay, now grab a partner and stand across each other and have a little tennis game”, Our Instructor instructed.

Green birds, flying from the other side of the net to the other. Pounds of sweat dripping down my forehead and so many people getting worn out. Straight after that task, we moved onto a team competition, which was won by Faleaka and her team.

5 minutes, was left for our session and we were begging to have a one on one game. “Okay, line up”, James quickly said. I walked towards the ball, to serve it and I was suddenly out. The finalists for the 1 on 1 game was Alecia and Richie and was won by Alecia.

Experiencing tennis for the first time was amazing. I really liked how much fun our class had. I cannot wait for the next session.

Monday, 22 February 2016

My Mihimihi

My Mihimihi
This is my Mihimihi, Click the link above to hear it. I hope you enjoy!

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Testing Reflection

Today was the end of our testing week and we finally received our Maths and Reading results. I have to say, my results weren't what I was expecting. For Maths, I got 4 which is low average and is also really low for a Year 8 student. To improve this, I will try and learn my time tables and to add and subtract with place value. My reading results weren't exactly the same as the year before, I got an average which I didn't expect. This year, for my reading I will try to read more and to understand questions that have been given. My goals for both of these subjects is to go well above this position.

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Narrative Writing

Title - The Relief

“I am looking for my daughter, long black hair, she was wearing a floral dress”, the lady explains.

As Kate’s mother was searching for her, she came upon a couple, “I am looking for my daughter, long black hair, she was wearing a floral dress”, Kate’s mother explains. “I am very sorry, we have not seen anyone wearing a floral dress, we will try our best to look for someone like that”, the lady replies.

Kate’s mother continues to search for Kate nervously. Kate’s mother comes upon a lady sitting at a bench, “I’m sorry, but have you seen my daughter, she was wearing a floral dress”, Kate’s mother asked nervously. “Yeah I have, the last time I saw her she was jumping off one of those rocks, I will see if I see her again”, “Thank You”, Kate’s mother replied.

Kate’s poor mother, ran towards the rocks, and finally found Kate lying at shore. “Kate!!! are you hurt”, Kate’s mother asked as she was breathing heavily. Kate slowly lifts up her dress, and stops right above her knees, “I cut my leg open, while jumping off”, “Come on, we are going to take you to the hospital”, Kate’s mother explained while crying.

“What’s the matter”, a doctor asked, “My daughter’s leg is cut open”, Kate’s mum replied. Once Kate was out of the hospital, Kate and her mother returned home safely.

What is happening? In this narrative, there is a missing girl & her mother is looking everywhere and finally finds her.

Where are they? The setting that this narrative is taking place is at a beach.
Who are they? and describe the things you see. One of the characters in this narrative is named, Kate. Kate’s mother is also a character in this narrative, a strange lady and a couple.

What might go wrong in this picture? In this narrative, the thing that is going wrong is that, Kate is missing and most of the people at the beach are searching for her, and when they finally found her, her leg was cut open.

How might that situation be solved? Kate’s mother takes her to a nearby hospital and got her leg wrapped.

Who will help?  A strange lady helps Kate’s mother find Kate and since the mother took Kate to the hospital, a doctor helped Kate to get better.

My Monotonous Holiday

Pounds of sweat dripping down my forehead, kids complaining about how hot is, adults shouting. Can this day get any worse?

It was the second day in Honolulu, Hawaii and each day was getting hotter & hotter every second. While I was making my way to the kitchen, out of nowhere, my sister demanded that I immediately clean the kitchen. Though I didn’t have it within myself to clean the kitchen, I decided to skip breakfast and handle the task.

Once my task was completed, there was nothing left to do but to sit and watch TV. As time passed by, my day was getting dreary and dreary every minute. “Come here”, a voice called. I vanished to see what the trouble was all about, “If you have finished cleaning the kitchen, get ready because we are going to the beach”, my mother explained.

Even though I was tired, I kind of thought that it was way too hot to be staying in the house. I rushed to the guestroom, and got my gear ready for the beach. “Let’s Go!”, my mother shouted on the top of her lungs. “Let’s Go!”, she called again. Once I heard my mum call again, I quickly vanished to the van, so they wouldn’t leave me.