Monday, 30 November 2020

Marc Chagall

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Marc Chagall

Born: July 7, 1887

Died: March 28, 1985 (He was 97 when he passed away)

Nationality: Russian-French

Known for: Paintings, Stained Glass and Ceramics

He was the eldest of the 9 children. Before WW1 he traveled between Saint Petersburg, Paris and Berlin. He was a Conscript in the Russian Empire. He spent the wartime years in Soviet Belarus, becoming one of the most famous artists in the world. 

Chagall was awarded the Carnegie prize Third prize in 1939 for "Les Fiances" which you can see below.

Marc Chagall exhibition poster Les fiances de la tour Eiffel | Etsy in 2020  | Marc chagall, Posters art prints, Art prints 

I like this artwork because the blue color fits with the stained glass and the style behind it.
All The Stained Glass Windows of Marc Chagall | Widewalls

This artwork is very unique because of the animal and the man looking at each other. The circle in the middle is clever as it links the human and animal together.
Marc Chagall. I and the Village. 1911 | MoMA

Tuesday, 17 November 2020

High Dive Giraffes

 After the giraffes stop, another giraffe is hanging upside-down and the music changes into a terrifying horrific sound. The giraffes stood there looking like they are thinking of something. They want to save the giraffe that is upside-down. The giraffe sees a CCTV cam, it's like someone is trying to watch or kill them. The giraffe licks or uses it's head to block it from watching them. The tower of giraffes help the upside-down giraffe back down to the ground. The tower of giraffes run to find the exit of the facility. As they run, 10 minutes later they find the exit to get away from the building forever and stay back in the wildlife forever. (My version)

(Original Version) High Dive Giraffes

Monday, 16 November 2020


This week we looked at the NZ symbols for Advent... Enjoy

 10 great cutting flowers for summer - thisNZlife

Flowers reminds us that we have hope for Jesus and the opportunities he brings.

Royalty-Free photo: Purple lavender flower field | PickPik

Purple reminds us Advent is a time to prepare for Jesus' birth.

Less screen time during meals promotes healthier eating in children - Farm  and Dairy

Families eat and they enjoy themselves as they keep on working on their relationship.

Sunrise on the beach in Auckland, New Zealand | Pikrepo

Sunrise doesn't make Advent too far apart, people look forward to see Jesus, The Sun of Justice.


Brightness of the sun brings growth to the flowers as Jesus does to our lives.

Sunset Jump Sport - Free photo on Pixabay

Jesus' coming light as the sun rises he knows that people will welcome him and renew their friendship with God.

Flowers remind us that we have hope for Jesus and the opportunities he brings.

Flowers remind us that we have hope for Jesus and the opportunities he brings.

Flowers remind us that we have hope for Jesus and the opportunities he brings.

Flowers remind us that we have hope for Jesus and the opportunities he brings.

Thursday, 5 November 2020


Alma was in the doll for a couple of days waiting for someone to get inside the shop. One day a girl came in trying to look around and saw her doll. The shopkeeper came into the shop before the girl touched the doll, the girl hid somewhere and waited for the shopkeeper to leave, the shopkeeper left. The girl went into the shopkeeper’s office and saw a lot of jars that were sparkly, horrifying, floating souls that wanted to be freed from the doll. The girl opened one and the soul flew out of the office and into a doll. A boy came out of the doll and said “thank you for freeing me.” The boy and the girl went inside the office to open more jars and watched as the souls flew inside the dolls. More people came out of the dolls. The freed souls went to the police and told them everything about the shopkeeper. The shopkeeper was arrested and sent to prison forever and ever for kidnapping children.

Thursday, 17 September 2020

Sleeping Sleuths

This is about how long people need to sleep for every night.

Newborns (0-3 months) = 14-17 Hours

Infants (4-11 months) = 12-15 Hours

Toddlers (1-2 years) = 11-14 Hours

Preschoolers (3-5 years) = 10-13 Hours

School Kids (6-13 years) = 9-11 Hours

Teenagers (14-17 years) = 8-10 Hours

Adults (18+ years) = 7-9 Hours

Tuesday, 15 September 2020

My Way

I was running into the forest and I felt the nature around me. It was the Forest of the Lost. I was walking alone. I felt  my legs shaking and fear flowed throughout my body as I remembered my family problems at home.

My family problems started when we got low on supplies and money. I felt my family was tearing apart. I was calm but sad at the same time. I helped my family by making and selling wood sculptures to earn money. I felt happy and stress-free. We now had enough money to buy supplies.

Now I walk through the Forest of the Lost but I'm no longer lost. I'm feeling alive and free knowing that poverty is no longer a problem for my family.

                                        My Story based on the book

                                                Aroha's Way


Journal Level 3 May 2020: The Longest Walk

 The Longest Walk

The Rapsey Family used the route Te Araroa, which means “The Long Pathway”. The Rapsey family started at Cape Reinga then finished at Bluff, the areas they passed through were Te Oneroa-a-Tohe on the 2nd day of their walk, Te Oneroa is a Ninety Mile Beach and has 88 kilometres of sand. Next they reached Tamaki Makaurau which is a major city in the north island of New Zealand. They then visited the Blue Lake, The Blue Lake has one of the clearest freshwater in the world even if the bottom of the lake is 70 metres deep, you can still see the bottom. The Rapsey Family stayed at Tramping Huts and houses. I think The Rapsey family is the first family who did the record breaking walk from Cape Reinga to Bluff. 

Blue Lake, Nelson - world's clearest lake - Tourism New Zealand Media Cape Reinga - Things to see and do - North Island | New Zealand
Image result for Tamaki MakaurauTe Oneroa-a-Tōhē (Ninety Mile Beach) – Muriwhenua tribes – Te Ara  Encyclopedia of New Zealand