I left Wellington really early at 3am
in the morning.I flew to Sydney for 2 nights. My Uncle, my 2 Auntys and
my baby cousin Levi lives there too. So, we went to their apartment and
after those two nights ,we went to the
airport and flew to South Africa. It was a 15 HOUR FLIGHT to Port
Elizabeth (PE).I stayed there for one week. We stayed at a very fancy
motel. I met lots of cousins. My favourite one was Raquel.
that, we went to Johannesburg (Jo'burg) city, which is a one hour
flight from PE.I stayed there for 3 weeks with my cousins Kirsty and
Deena. Kirsty and I were going to go to Gold Reef City theme park but it
was closed on Mondays on Tuesdays. We were
busy on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday so we couldnt go. So instead of
Gold Reef City, we decided to go to the zoo which had these awesome
rides. The first ride we went on was called 'The Shells'. When you look
in front of you it looks like you are going to
crash into the one in front and the one behind, but you just miss it.
It goes very fast. The other ride is a swing ride where you sit in the
swing. You swing up and around. It was scary but I had so much fun. Then
we saw some lions and a statue of a famous gorilla called Max. Once he
was shot by some intruders and he captured them until the police came.
went to Pilanesburg Game Reserve where lots of amazing wild animals
live. We saw some Zebras,Lions,Elephants, Giraffes, Vildebeast, Hyenas
and rabbits. Beside Pilanesburg, is a theme park/mall called Sun City.
Inside there is a man made beach called the Valley of Waves. There
are lots of rides like a very steep slide and a river you can travel
in. You can ride in giant bubbles. The water was freezing cold!!
In every meal besides breakfast we ate lots and lots and lots of meat! I
really loved my trip and meeting all my South African cousins. I met 20
of them but there are more to meet next time I go back. I also had my birthday in South Africa. It was so much fun.I cant wait to go back again!!
Its really nice to be back in New Zealand and to see all my friends again!
Hi everyone, As part of our homework we had to go to the beach to do
the scavenger hunt. Keysha and I decided to do it on Saturday 18th of
August. Here is a picture of me and Keysha beside an eel we found washed
up on the beach. It looked really gross and smelt like dead fish.
One day before school me and my brother Rory started to make lots of little sea animal puzzles about the ocean. My brother made three puzzles and I made five. First we cut out three little pieces of paper. On one piece we drew sea animals, the second the name of creature, on the last piece we wrote a description about that creature. We did that for 8 different animals. You have to match all 3 pieces that go together.
What inspired you to make this game Max?
Our inquiry topic which is about the ocean and coastlines. I thought it would help me learn about did sea animals.
Have you played it with anyone in the class?
Do you usually create your own games?
Yes, sometimes because I have lots of fun doing it and a good imagination.
Here are some pictures showing us hard at work drawing our life size version of our buddy's shoe!
Yesterday Ms Coker showed us some shoe pictures made by Andy Warhol. We took off one of our own shoes and Ms Coker shuffled them around, then we shut our eyes and took a shoe and tried to draw it. My one is above. They all ended up really good. by Bruno