Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Book Parade

On Friday the 18th of June, Summerland had a book character parade in the hall. We got dressed up as a character in a book. We showed our costumes off to the whole school with all the classes in Piha Pod. We did a pose when we got to the front of the runway. At the end we all danced to 'Baby' by Justin Beiber. The teachers got dressed up too.
All the costumes were awesome!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

It's Party Time!

Disco Fever!
On Friday the 11th of June, Summerland had a school disco in the hall at five o'clock.  The DJs were Mrs Edwards-Knauf, Miss Davies and Miss Hughes.  They were funny and dressed up in their Dancing Queen costumes.  The music was funky and they played some fabulous games.  Some of us won a prize.  We were able to request songs and they played them.  The candy floss was sweet and colourful.  The glow sticks and rings shone in the dark hall.
It was the best disco ever!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Self Portraits

In our last lesson with Janet she showed us how to add shadows to our faces with blue paint. We learnt dry brushing and some of us added highlights to our hair and reworked parts of our portraits we weren't happy with.
Thank you Janet for working with us.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Annelise the Photographer

On Sunday my family went to Muriwai to look at the sunset.  I brought my camera with me and took some photos.  My Mum wanted me to get a photo with the sunset reflection on the sand where the water had been.  The waves were splashing and crashing coming into the shore.  When I went to the cave at Muriwai I couldn't believe my eyes because there were lots of carvings of people's names.  Dad went down to the back of the cave where it was pitch black and started scaring all of us.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Brooke and Nathan's Treasures

Today Brooke brought some treasures from home.  Her Dad let her bring a patu and taiaha that have been specially carved for him by his Great Uncle.  They are weapons that can be used for defending yourself and attacking others.  The carvings have paua shell decorations.

She also brought along a kete that her aunt gave her for her birthday.  They used to use kiwi feathers for the decorations but because Kiwi are so precious now duck feathers are used instead.  Brooke bought the pois at a shop in Rotorua last year.  She showed us her poi skills - fantastic!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


Junmin has a broken arm.  He was playing on the monkey bars.  When he jumped to number three he missed, fell onto the ground and crack!  His arm was broken.  He had to go to the hospital because it was very sore.  The doctor put the cast on it at Starship hospital.  Now he has to have lunch in the classroom with a buddy.  Today Hayley was his buddy.