Monday, March 18, 2013

Gloria's and Mine 5 Week relfection

This is a movie createwd by Gloria and I. We madde a video at the start of the term that showed what we wanted to do this year. This is a reflection on the past five weeks of school about whats going great, what needs work and whats coming next. 3NJOY!!!

Tyla-Marie&Gloria 5 week Reflection from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.

What I Love!!!

   Every practice we get more confident and stronger. Kapa haka is one of my favourite things to do at school. On Mondays with Whaea Sophie and Whaea Raewyn and on Fridays with Miss Tito. I started loving it when I was 10.
   My mum found out about a kapa haka group that started at our marae,(Tumutumuwhenua), in Orakei. When I found out, I wanted to go. But not alone, so I pulled my friend Kaycee into it. Ending up at kapa haka every Wednesday afternoon, I would get our waiata, (songs), stuck in my head for the rest of the night. It was annoying but it all paid off. why? Well because after weeks of practice we went down to Ngarawahia for Koroneihana.

   Koroneihana is a celebration for the Maori King. By the way Koroneihana means Coronation. After performing in front of everybody down there and watching other groups, my confidence in kapa haka gained a lot. And I mean A LOT!! It went from performing with my cousins from Orakei to being a Kaea at the age of 11 for our prize giving opening.

   Ever since prize giving  I've all ways wanted to be in kapa haka and plus my Te reo Maori has gained a lot to. I'm picking in Maori language a lot. When I grow up I would like to be a Kaea of an international Kapa Haka group. This is where my passion and love goes to.

Two Minor Shakes: Will there be More???

This is a little project Mrs Tele'a gave the extension class. It was to see if we could self manage it.

Sunday the 17th of March, a minor earthquake, (or two), hit parts of Auckland. It was all over the net in minutes. When it hit us at home, my mum ran straight under the doorways for cover. luckily it was only for about 3 seconds. Now our family is prepared properly for another.

 The earthquake was created by Rangitoto and Motutapu rubbing together. The magnitude was 3.1 for the first one and the second one was 3.9. This is no joke. First Christchurch now us. Better be ready.

10 Sentences

Dog on Surfboard
Gloria, Logan and I created these 10 sentences to describe a photo of a dog on a surfboard. We wrote from the dog's perspective. Chucky the dog and Jay the owner.

 1). "You ready, Chucky?" my owner (Jay) asks me, carefully putting me on the surfboard.

2).Bright and early, with my ridiculous outfit on, Jay pushes me off to sea.

3). On top of the surfboard, I shiver with horror.

4). Miraculously, I glided along the cool blue waves.

5). Without knowing, a wave crashes on top of me.

6). Floating on the water, I shake my fake mane of a lion.

7). Flinging the water from my wet suit, I paddle back to shore.

8). Wet and soaking, I shudder as Jay squeezes me with joy.

9). "GREAT JOB!" he cheers.

10). A couple of weeks later, I find myself staring on a commercial.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Einstein Poem

 Here is a poem that Kaycee, Gloria and I made. We had to make something creative and to explain what Einstein once said. I guess you can say, we made his his quotes easier to understand. Hope you like your poem. 

How weird are us humans
For we don’t know the reason of life
Although I think I have a hunch
We might just be a bunch
of people here to please each other
Making us feel happy just like daughter and mother
For life is not long
We shall live it not right nor wrong
The things you do, affect me inside
Not to mention also the outside
Although they are unknown
Destiny binds us together for we have grown
by the ties of sympathy.
The ideals that have lighted my way
“And time after time given me new courage” I say
To face life cheerfully and focus on the good things
Like Kindness, beauty and truth
Which can value more than a million rings.
Here is Einstein's original quote:

How strange is the lot of us mortals! Each of us is here for a brief sojourn; for what purpose he knows not, though he sometimes thinks he senses it. But without deeper reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people -- first of all for those upon whose smiles and well-being our own happiness is wholly dependent, and then for the many, unknown to us, to whose destinies we are bound by the ties of sympathy. A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving...

The ideals that have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth.