Friday, March 28, 2014

The taste taker

This is my poem called the taste taker it is my version of the sound collector.

WALT write entertaining poems
We will know we can do this when:
  • meaning - focus on one sense
  • four lines per verse
  • rhyme (2nd & 4th line)
  • beginning and ending

The Taste Taker

A man called this evening
Dressed all in black and green
Put every taste into a sack
He really was quite mean.

The sweetness of the chocolate
The salt taste of the toast
The tang of the barbeque crackers
The delicious chicken roast.

The sourness of the lemon
The tastiness of the cake
When you chop the oranges
The yummy juice it makes.

The hoki poki in the ice cream
The yucky orange pill’s
The lime from the ice blocks
As they start to chill.

The yummy tub of honey
in the cupboard still
When you spill the apple juice
The sweetness of the spill.

The spice from my taco
The taste of lollies rolling in my mouth
The delicious corn beef
Since then everythings gone south.

A man called this evening
He didn’t leave a trace.
Left us nothing yummy
food will never have a taste.

Elijah Casson.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Coke Bottle

coke prompt.JPGWriting Purpose: To Entertain

WALT use our senses to describe

  • (see, hear, smell, feel, taste)
  • different sentence starters
  • some short sentences

Class Word Bank:
spray, like a mustache, pop! x-factor, explosion, imagine if you had to clean that up, enjoyment, fireworks, nostrils, Coke, brown sticky foam, whiskers, friends, blow, soaked, boom! Coke bomb, power, fizz, amaze, cool-down, pumped up, fizzy, bottle rocket, ouch!

Pop! This fizz shoots up my nose. I could hear my friends laughing in behind me. They had pranked me again. The brown liquid covered my face leaving behind a sticky mess. Firework of coke slowly died. I couldn't believe it, we were supposed to be even! I mean the cream pie incident was last month, they had already filled my pillow case with yogurt. The cream pie thing wasn't even that bad. I knew I had to get them back for what they had done. But how? How could I get them back for this? I get up and run to my room. My friends didn't follow me but they keep laughing. I grab my prank kit and start scanning the contents. Bucket of water on the door? What about bucket of COKE on the door? That's what I would do I would fill a bucket with coke to get them back. I run down to the shop smiling through the stickiness of the fizz. I brought two 2L coke bottles and poured them into a bucket.

That night I put the bucket of coke on the door. My friends were coming down to my house with a prank in a sec kit. I told them I wanted to apologize for the prank. I ran to to the front door and waited the door opened. SPLASH! My friends were soaked to the bone in sticky coke.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Kayak water safety reflection

Kayaking Fun

Buddy Assessment (Buddy:Cameron)

Paddle Hold (right angles, right way)
  • It was a bit hard at first but I got used to it and got two ticks.
Overall Safety
  • My buddy gave me two ticks for this
  • I came second in the race and I was right behind the leader the whole time. I got two tickets for this two.
  • I  really enjoyed This  and my buddy gave me a Smiley face.


Something I enjoyed learning was how to use a different type of paddle.

Something I found challenging was using a different type of paddle.

My favourite thing about kayaking in the pool was the races.

Super funny video (with capsizes!) 

Kayak fun from Room16 Parkvale on Vimeo.

Friday, March 21, 2014

3200 year old tree project


This is my recount of how they captured the image of the sequoia tree.They had to walk deep into the sequoia national park were the “president” stands. The lifted the huge camera into the air with pulleys and ropes. People had to climb up the tree to measure how far out the camera would go. They had to take hundreds of photos so the camera went side to side and up and down. They had to put all the photos together to make one huge photo of the tree!


Wow this amazing tree called the “president” he is a Giant sequoias. He has been estimated to be 3200 years old.  He measures 247 ft in length, 45,000 cubic feet on volume, 27 ft high and wide and has over 2 billion needles. He also adds 1 cubic meter of wood a year! Make him one of the fastest growing trees in the world. A Giant sequoias can only be found on the western slope of the Sierra Nevadas in California.That’s 5000-8000 ft above sea level! Until now the tree had never had its photo taken. And they had to take lots of different photos and put them together to make this.

3200 year old tree.jpg

Tane Mahuta

Tane Mahuta is the biggest tree in New Zealand (counting width). He is a huge kauri tree in Northland of New Zealand and is estimated to be from 1,250 to 2,500 years old.
It’s Maori name Tane means god of the forest.

This is how big he is

Trunk girth
Trunk height
Total height
Trunk volume
244.5 Cubic meters
Total volume
516.7 Cubic meters

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

My five senses writing: T-Ball

WALT describe using the 5 senses
  • look
  • hear
  • taste
  • smell
  • feel or touch

My scene: T-Ball field

I grip the wooden bat in my hand as I look out towards the fielders. I fell them looking at me waiting for me to hit the ball. Some of them are cupping their hands ready to catch. I am the last batter I have to try and get everyone home “Play ball!” calls Mrs Roil. I take a deep breath and swing the bat at the ball. Smack! It goes flying past the fielders. I quickly run and drop the bat on the pad. Then I carry on towards base one. I can hear my teammates clapping in the background as I touch base one. I can feel my feet pounding underneath me. I can see base two in front of me. I keep running as the fielders reach the ball.

I can smell the dirt around me and taste my breakfast in my teeth. The fielders are coming back now as I touch the edge of base two. One of them throws the ball towards home base. I start to speed up everyone else has reached home base. I touch base three as I zip round the corner the ball hasn't reached it's destination it is still being passed down. I’m almost there 2 meters, 1 meter. HOME RUN!

Friday, March 14, 2014

My five senses Writing: Yum

WALT describe using the 5 senses
  • look
  • hear
  • taste
  • smell
  • feel or touch

My scene: Pie shop


I take a deep breath in I can smell the delicious meat pies in the oven. I can feel the warmth of the oven flowing out to the checkout. I can see the steam emerging from the hot pies in front of me. I can hear the timer ticking while I wait for my pie.

“Number 8” calls the lady at the checkout. A walk quickly to the warm pie waiting in front of me. I pay then walk outside. I pick I my pie and take a big bite. I can feel the warm meat on my tongue. Taste the Watties sauce in my mouth. I can only think of one thing.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Elijah Man 2014

Ok so some of you might remember my story of Elijah man. But for those that haven't here are some of the things he's done. Given powers by the  awesome god awe, fought an evil clone, Destroyed? his arch nemesis, beat his nemesis's Afro clone army, and teamed up with a bunch of other of his class mate hero's. And now I'm ready for season 2. if you would like to be a part of the new super hero team please say so in the comments or email me ( Here are some photos from last years Elijah man.

Elijah man and his evil clone

Elijah man

Afro clone army

Elijah mans super hero team the secret 7

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

He Waka Eke Noa. A canoe which we are all in together.

He Waka Eke Noa is a Moari saying that means a canoe which we are all in together. In other words a class we all work in together. And that's what our class Waka represents. This is my piece of the Waka and my paddle. I have not got a photo of the whole Waka yet but I will update this post when I do.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Poem: I am a....

This is my second poem of the year called I am a.... . I have put the original with my version. I also made a Tagxedo.

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