Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Holiday chapter book

Hi everyone today I am going to tell you about our writing task.
So what we had to do was we had to make a holiday chapter book well we did have other options but I chose this one. We had to make a chapter book containing the things we did in the holidays. First I chose 4 things that I wanted to share and then I wrote a summery about what happened after that I wrote the real thing and now I'm just finishing up here is a link to my Holiday chapter book

                                                        Holiday chapter book

OK so that was it for today I hope you enjoyed my short stories that are true and yes my dog still runs away every now and then. so Bye for now

Monday, 26 June 2017

Maori hand games

Hi there today I'm going to tell you about Maori hand games. On Wednesday I went to some really nice people that taught me how to do Maori hand games. When I got there I was a little nervous because I didn’t really get what we were doing but eventually I got it, we were learning different types of Maori hand games. First we learnt how to make a cup and saucer with string, we also learnt how to make a jellyfish. This was really challenging to me because I have never done this before but I soon got the hang of it and I could do it really fast. After that we went to learn how to use knuckle bones, I was really excited to do this because I have knuckle bones at home and that means that I can practice at home (if I want though). We learnt 4 different types of tricks/styles. Then we all came together to learn a game or two, one was called Hei tama tu tama and the other one was called hipi toitoi. They were both games maori people played in the olden days where there are no ipods and stuff like that this was how they entertained and warmed themselves.I really enjoyed learning these games because they are very interesting.
Here are some fun facts :
  • Using the string in the olden days helped to tell stories to the younger people
  • The knuckle bones in maori are called Koruru
  • The knuckle bones help to flexing your wrists
  • Back in the day people used to use stones instead
  • Back in the day people put rocks in poi and the boys usually did the poi                   

here are some photos of my group this is me 
                           We have mastered this one!
here is a video of me, Piper and Anika doing some string tricks sorry that I couldn't do a video of me doing hei tama tu tama or hipi toi toi. Thank you for reading and watching my blog post I really enjoyed doing this for you. Bye  

Writing How to make SLIME

How to make slime!
Hi there today I’m going to tell you how to make slime. It is a very fun and easy DIY you can do it with products that are in your home here are the things you will need are
  1. P.V.A glue
  2. Shaving foam
  3. 8-10 drops of food colouring (optional)
  4. ½+⅙ cups of hot water
  5. 2 teaspoons of borax
  6. A container to put it in
  7. A mixing bowl
  8. Two spoons one to mix and one to measure
  9. A little measuring jug

Here is how you will make it
First put all of your glue that you are using into your mixing bowl, then spray ¼ of the shaving foam in with it then mix until it’s nice and smooth.
Add 8-10 drops of food colouring into the mixture ( optional ) and mix until the food coloring has blended. Take your measuring jug and fill it up until halfway with hot/warm water, then add one teaspoon of borax into the hot water and stir until dissolved.
Get the teaspoon and slowly add the borax solution and the hot water into the mixing bowl with the glue and stir. Keep slowly pouring in the borax and the hot water and stir until you have slime.
This is the funniest and easiest DIY to do, you can play with it all the time I recommend making this it always catches my eye