Sunday, August 23, 2015

On Wednesday, the tooth fairy gave me three dollars.  It is the most I will want it for every day.  I can't believe my tooth fairy knows my teeth fall out at all!  I still believe the tooth fairy all the time.  I know her in my head. She is always in my heart.
By Malakai   

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

                                        The Library Cat Sculpture 

Yesterday on second floor of the Palmerston City Library,we found a sculpture of a cat.It is one out of two of the library cats.  But this one is more realistic and 3 dimensional.  One of the artist's many techniques is shading.  Also it has holes in its eyes and a creamy, puffy neck.  If you didn't know (of course you know,) the cat is a sculpture.

If you were wondering, this cat was sitting on a little wooden table next to a lady's office.  This sculpture felt hard and soft at the same time.  Its spine and bottom is shaded darker than the rest of the body.  The lightest part is his neck and two front paws.  Its tail is curled up to its body and its ears are spiked up.  This nose is perfect as perfect can be.  The mouth is exquisite and in the perfect place - last, but not least, the correct number and in the correct place, the whiskers.
By Isabelle Conley

Monday, June 22, 2015

Matariki - By Kaitlyn Anstis and her Nanna
We have been learning about Matariki. Here are some examples for you:-

Matariki is the Maori name for a group of stars called "The Seven Sisters."  It is also the Maori New Year, which is celebrated for three days during June after these stars and the new moon have appeared.

Matariki is a time to celebrate the unique place in which we live and to respect the land we live on.  It is a time to pause and reflect on the year just gone, and the new year ahead - a time of new beginnings, of family and friends coming together to celebrate, through storytelling, songs, hakas, crafts, food preparation, hunting and fishing.

It is the best time to plant new trees and crops as Maori people believe the brighter the star constellation, the warmer the year, the better the harvest will be.

Matariki comes from Mata Riki meaning "Tiny Eyes" or "Mata Ariki" meaning "Eyes of God."  These stars were used to navigate, keep time, know what season it is and to learn about their legends.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

How a Slingshot Aeroplane Works.
A slingshot aeroplane is a plastic toy plane.  Its force is a thick rubber band that has been pulled.
To make it fly, connect the rubber band to the black hook under the flat nose of the plane.  Stretch the rubber band.  Aim the plane at the target.  Release the rubber band and watch it fly.

But be careful!!  It is fragile!!
By Jazmine