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Monday, 16 October 2017

14 Days Of No School... YAY!

14 Days Of No School... YAY!

During the holidays I've spent a lot of time with my father. Every morning at 9:30A.M. my father woke me up to tag along with him to his gym. The first Monday was so fun! Every Mondays' is a 'Monster Set', which means there's most likely going to be a massive set. Those are really enjoyable. Tuesdays' are called 'Tabata Tuesday' which is basically 30 seconds of work then, 10 second rest. Wednesday afternoons we do a special class called 'ZUU'. ZUU is mainly working on animal movements. Thursdays' are the best! We take it back to the 90's because Thursdays' are 'Throwback Thursday'. Friday is just a chill day which, is pretty nice of my dad.

I trained at least 5 times a week. Now that was tiring.

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Jessica's Learning Goals: Achieved Or Not? (Reflection)

I have achieved 4/5 goals from term one. 
Although I haven't achieved one, I am still happy with myself. This just means I need to work while thinking of my general goal.

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Elections

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I believe that Labour will run our government because, Jacinda Ardern promises she'll make new houses and rebuild old houses. There has been news about Jacinda raising taxes but, that was just apart of the fight between National and Labour. Jacinda has a positive attitude and thinking. 

Monday, 18 September 2017

Maui And... A Crane?

Maui And... A Crane?
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We've all heard about Maui and the Sun right? But what if we put Maui in 2017. What would he do in a modern time? Let's continue then shall we.

Early in the morning we meet Maui. Maui works for an establishment an hour away from his house. He lives with his 5 brothers, he is the eldest. One day, out on the job Maui felt extremely hot. He felt like the day was never ending. As he went on with his job he felt a little vibration, coming from him pants. It was his phone.
"Hey bro, What's up?" I questioned him
"BRO, HELP ME OUT! I THINK THE SUN HAS STOPPED!" He yelled at the top of his lungs.
I thought he was joking but I couldn't tell.
"What do you mean The sun has stopped?" I questioned him again.
"I mean the sun has stopped, look the sun has stayed in the same place for 2 hours now!" He exclaimed.
I looked up to see where the sun was. The sun was I the same spot from earlier.
"Hey, meet me at my house. I have a plan, bring the other 4 too."
"Okay, you better have a good explanation."
(Beep Beep)
As my brother hung up I was zooming to my car.

I dashed threw traffic and made it in time to meet my brothers. Finally, I've arrived. All my brothers were there in front of their trucks.
"Okay, so what's the plan?" My youngest brother asked.
"Good, okay here's the plan. We all drive down to my work. We'll hire a crane, hook me up to it and I'll wear some sun protective glasses. When I'm high enough I'll wake up the sun." I explained.
"Sounds like a plan" My second older brother said while agreeing with me.
We were off, we rushed threw traffic once again.

Finally we've arrived at my work. I quickly dashed into the front office and hired a crane. My brother handed me the sun protective glasses and jumped back into his truck and waited for a signal.
"Meet me in Town Square!" I shouted out.
They all nodded. I was driving the crane down street, feeling a hole lot of eye's watching me. I arrived at Town Square with this massive crane and 5 trucks behind me. I buckled up my safety belt and attached it to the hook on the crane. One of my brothers thought ahead and brought a bucket filled with water.

I held the bucket in one hand and held on to the big chains on the crane.
"Let me fly" I said referring to 'Let me up in the air'.
My heart was beating... I was so nervous, what would happen if this didn't work? My brother raised me up into the air high enough to spill the icy water on the sun. Man, it was hot up there, I could barely breathe! I spilled the freezing cold water on the sun, I was waiting to see what would happen... The suspense was unreal. My brother lowered me down while I was shaking my head in a disappointing matter. Did my plan work? Did my plan fail? Once my feet were able to touch the ground I did not say a word. Silence. We were all completely silent... Then, all of a sudden one of my brothers call out,
"LOOK! THE SUN!"
We all raised our heads... My mouth dropped.
"It worked! It actually worked!" I shouted loud and proud.
The sun had moved from its original spot! We all cheered and celebrated.
"Who knew my plan would work! Well, thanks to you all it did!" I exclaimed cheerfully.

(Later that day)
So, we returned the crane, once again I drove down the street with the crane and a few eyes'. After that I drove home in my normal car to find all 5 of my brothers waiting for me.
"What's up?" I asked.
"Now the moment of truth... Will the moon raise." A brother stated.
We all looked up waiting to see the moon. A few minutes pasted and then... The moon bright as can be was found.
"Aright then, let's go inside. We're having a feast tonight to congratulate Maui" Said one brother.
We all went inside and ate a bunch. Then everyone went home and lived their lives.

The End

Monday, 11 September 2017

Te Tiriti o Waitangi

One People

(A paragraph from the text)
The next day, 6 February, the chiefs met again. Hobson wasn't expecting a hui (company) that day and was wearing casual clothes. He had to quickly put on his naval hat in order to look more official. The Treaty was read aloud, and then around forty chiefs signed it. As they did this, Hobson said, "He iwi tahi Tatou." ("We are one people.")
A number of copies of the Treaty were made and taken around the country. Not all iwi got to see the Treaty, and some chiefs decided against signing. Others were fearful about the Treaty would mean but signed anyway. Over the next seven months, over five hundred chiefs signed their names or moko - almost all of them on the te reo Maori version.



This was a very educational. There was a lot of information in the text that I did not know. I would recommend this article to the young youth who don't know much about New Zealand history.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

A Puppy?

A Puppy?

What? A puppy, is this real life? Was I just dreaming or... Nah I must be imagining things, yeah that's it.

It all began on May the 21st 2016. A friend of my mothers just announced that, her dog just had four puppies. She offered my mother a puppy... FOR FREE! But there was one issue, we had to wait for 8 weeks! Ugh. My dad, mother and her friend kept it a secret until, there was only 1 week left. Once the secret was out, I was so excited! It was like I was bouncing off the walls! 

"Mum! Has it been a week yet?" 
I continuously asked that question, just waiting to be disappointed by "You have to wait for a few more days". Agh. Finally, the last night of the waiting game. I was so, definitely ready to become a big sister! I always would imagine what it would be like, having a little brother or sister. My imagination was bouncing in and out of my brain! I couldn't stop thinking about a new puppy as my new little sibling. That night I could barely sleep. Staring at my white ceiling while, listening to the soothing beat of my, clock, tick tock tick tock. Suddenly my vision went...blank. My eye's were tightly shut. Finally, I was asleep. It took me long enough! I got at least 4-5 hours of sleep but, I woke up the next day like a flower that just bloomed! 

I did the usual until it hit me... PUPPY! A new question popped up 

"Mum when are we going?"
I received an answer that wasn't disappointing for once!
"Soon" 
My mother replied. It was a hot summer day but, I prepared for a new, adorable, cuddly puppy. My mother drove ALL the way out to the country side were her friend lived. The car drive took for EVER! I think I drifted off during the drive though...but you can't blame me! I did have the right amount of sleep besides, if I stayed up the WHOLE drive the drive its self would seem longer than it already was. Extra points, the drive only seemed about an hour long since I had a nap. I woke up just as we were driving into the drive-way, I saw my mother kind friend standing in front of her house waving to us. I waved back at her while gave her a great, big grin. 

We hopped out of the car with excitement. It felt like it was Christmas! I couldn't keep still. The nice friend welcomed us with a great big hug. She then, lead us towards the back of the house. I was jumping as if I was a kangaroo! Hopping about, cheerfully. I looked all happy and joyful but, really I was disgusted. It smelled like cow droppings! Once we got closer, a full grown, female dog came up to us. She greeted us with a little kiss, with her snout. She walked along side me, leaning on me just slightly. Anyways... As we continued walking, I could just hear the puppies crying. By now I couldn't contain my excitement. Finally! The puppies were right in front of me. There was a total of 4 puppies. 


"Which one's ours?" 
I asked curiously. The kind friend took a step forward and pointed to the second biggest puppy there was. 
"Right here. The second biggest of the bunch! Oh and one more thing it's a boy."
She replied. 
"The cutest actually!" 
My mother butted in. I couldn't argue with them. I was just beyond happy! But now there was a new and important question. What will his name be? I asked that question twice! Then I started thinking of an anime called "Dragon Ball Z". 
"How about... Krillin?"
My mother stared at me blankly.
"That sounds like the perfect name."
That was the best respond I could ever ask for! I gave a cheeky smirk look back at her. We grabbed 'Krillin' and got him ready for the long car trip home. 

He sat in the back of the car with me. Krillin laid his head on my lap while, I was lightly stroking his fur. Eventually he fell asleep. His fur was so SOFT! Soon after he fell asleep I fell asleep. 
"Huh? Where are we?" 
I arose from my slumber. My right leg felt so warm. I turned my head to see a little puppy next to me, sleeping peacefully. We stopped at an empty car park to stand up and stretch. I put Krillin on his new leash and gave him some fresh water. He was slurping the water as fast as he could. Krillin did splash some of the water and his saliva on to me. I thought that was gross. Ew. We jumped into the car once again. My mother drove ALL the way home. By now I really wanted to play with my new dog.

Finally! We had arrived. I made sure my cat wasn't around and Krillin had a safe step getting out of the car. My mother walked Krillin inside the house, to the flat. I could just see how excited Krillin was. He was wagging his tail so fast! When Krillin, my mother and I walked into the flat I closed the door behind me and there he was... My dad was sitting on the couch just waiting for us. Mum let go of his leash and Krillin ran to lick my dad's face. 

At the end of the day I then realised, that there were many more precious moments to come. Having a dog is huge responsibility!