Task description: Last term, year 7 & 8 Extension was learning about whakataukis and their meanings. The one that I chose is “Water is the life giver of all things.” Also in maori “Ko te wai te ora o nga mea katoa.” I have also done a recording to explain what this whakatauki mean’t. Thank you for looking at my blog! 🙂
Once in a kingdom that no one from the outside world has ever heard of , was a family of royalty and their beautiful village. The village below was man-made and beautiful. Little did they know that they had a dungeon deep in the ground where bones and skulls lived. But one unknown species survived for over 1000 years. He eats the rats and toads that stumble in the hole that he tried to make but failed.
He also lived alone because he ate everyone that sat in there with him. He smelt like rotten cheese that hasn’t been touched in years. The princess or any royalty that is currently alive doesn’t know about him because their ancestors did not tell anyone.
One fateful day, the beautiful princess was walking along the seaside, until she heard growling coming out of nowhere. When she titled over to listen to the ground she could hear it getting louder! She ran back to her castle calling for all the guards. The guards rushed down to see her starting to dig in the dirt, they were VERY confused. One guard asked her “Princess, may I ask why we got called down?” She became furious and said “Isn’t it obvious?! Help me dig down!” The guards nervously said “Yes princess Eleina.” They began digging and digging until..they heard a loud metal CLANG! They uncovered the dirt that lies on the top and there they saw..A TERRIBLE..LOOKING..OGRE!!
They screamed at the top of their lungs, while the ogre was pulling the princess down with him. The princess accidentally hit her head on the metal bar which caused her to faint on the muddy floor. The guards ran back to tell the king while the princess wasn’t breathing!
While the princess was unconscious the ogre was scared! The reason why the ogre was scared was because he thought he killed her. He had no idea how to save her, so he thought knocking himself out would help, but obviously, it didn’t. Now they were both unconscious and nobody was around because it was a VERY deep hole. They were frozen for 5 hours with no sudden movement. Finally, a little girl skipped past the hole and looked down, she could barely see so she went down for a closer look. She was very good at mountain climbing so climbing down will be easy for her. She finally reached the ground and saw them laying still, she was confused. The little girl felt their pulse but it was a very weak response. She said once, “Hello, are you alive?” They didn’t respond. She said it again and again and again, BUT, still no response. She started worrying and tried to figure out what to do, but her mind was blank. Another thing she had to worry about was how to get out of the hole. The little girl had too much to think about so she was crying.
While she was crying, she didn’t realise that her tears on the ground were turning into pure gold juice! She looked down and stopped crying, the gold juice spun around into a gigantic genie. The genie realised that he was alive after 1500 years. He quickly looked around until he recognized the ogre. It turns out that he and the ogre were secret brothers! But right now the genie didn’t care about that and said to the little girl, “I will grant you one wish, one wish only.” It took her 30 minutes to think about what she was going to do, save them all and take them out of the hole or become rich and famous in the village. She finally picked her decision and she said “ I wish..that the princess,me and the ogre would go to the top of the land. The genie said “Your wish shall now be granted.”
The genie granted the wish, and the princess,the ogre and the little girl floated all the way to the top of the hole. The ogre and the princess magically woke up and they were relieved they were still alive. Even though the princess still felt alerted every time she was around the ogre, she didn’t care. To present their friendship, the generous princess gave the ogre an unlimited amount of toads to eat. Also in the end she let the ogre sleep in her old guest room and he really loved it.
Task Description: Today I have posted my narrative writing that I have started 2 days ago. Also the ogre was 1201 years old and the princess was 21 years old, if you were wondering. Hope you visit my blog again! 🙂
Today was the first day of term 2 for Pt England School, this term’s korero is “We know the way.” The first thing that happened was Mrs Nua was calling teachers to tell them they were late to the first Term 2 assembly, they all said they were lost so Mrs Nua told them the directions back to Te Kapua. They all found their way back and it was good.
The next thing that happened was that Team 1, they did a whole act about bees, 2 teachers were acting as beekeepers and another teacher was acting as a giant bee. Mrs Hockly was the narrator of the story.
Team 2 was next and they were acting as pirates trying to find their way to the captain’s jacket,boots and hat. They were using their excellent navigational skills to find everything!
Team 3 was next and they were doing a questionnaire to figure out if 3 students were smarter than the Team 3 teachers. All of the questions were about the online programming site called Scratch, Scratch is for kids to code and make games about coding as well. The students won the questionnaire because they are smart. One question was “what is scratch?” I would’ve answered with “ It is an online programming site where students can create their own games and share it with everyone on there.” It is really cool.
The next Team that went was team 4. Team 4 did a movie during the holidays and it was about a new girl coming to Pt England and using an ipad as a compass. She had to scan QR codes which will tell her what that place is called and where to go next to scan the next QR code. Then she finally made it to the team 4 block.
The very last one was Team 5’s act, where Miss Setefano and Miss Tipene were pretending to be robots that Miss IIlaoa and Miss Hall were controlling. The funny part was where Miss Ilaoa and Miss Hall poured water on top of both of there “robots” heads. That was everything that happened at assembly today.
G’day there, my name’s Shrek and I live in a swamp near the Kingdom of Far Far away. I live alone and it is the best. Except for all the people that think they can come and trespass in my swamp. I am a green ogre that is round like a ball with wonderful ears that stick out. I am secretly a nice person and I love to keep myself busy everyday. It is nice to have nobody around because it’s quiet and peaceful. I do some wonderful things everyday in my swamp and it keeps me occupied. I love eating eyeballs jam on my toast as a topping. I also love my peace and quiet in my swamp. My favourite colour is also green, like my skin.
Task Description: For this task we had to write an About me piece of writing for Shrek. We focused on promoting Shrek in a positive way.