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

Tuesday, 8 September 2020

Mophead by Selina Tusitala Marsh

                                      Mophead by Selina Tusitala Marsh

Dear Diary,

Everyday kids in my school keep looking at me with weird faces, saying insulting stuff and bullying me... I haven't told anyone  even my family about why I haven't cutted my hair. I had to go to a Restorative meeting with my mum and dad and one the bullies and her parents. The bully kept on lying and falsely to the given questions by the principal. So my teacher came in and heard every single answer of the bully, my teacher told the principal everything about the bully but the bully said, "where is the evidence?" My teacher showed them all the clips of the CCTV and that made the principal very angry and told the bully "YOU ARE EXPELLED FOR 5 DAYS!!!" The bully said "What?! That is so unfair! You should expel that girl for having big hair!!" The principal said "No, you shouldn't Judge people by their looks especially her! You are expelled for 5 days and that's final!" The bully and her parents left the meeting. I was happy because I will never get bullied by her again.

Sunday, 26 July 2020

Brother's love

As they wake up in the early morning, they are eating breakfast and after eating their breakfast, the boy is making a never ending smile as they walk outside of the house to play in the neighborhood.

While they were playing in the neighborhood. The dog saw them playing so the dog ran at his sister but the sister’s brother protected her from the dog’s scratch and hit his face.

When the dog scratched the brother’s face, he cried a lot and became unconscious. After that his Mother saw his son’s face and she was shocked then she took him to the hospital with his sister.

While at the hospital in a few days later, He woke up and hugged his mom for taking care of him then his mom told him to look him in the mirror and then he look and saw his face all stitched up with a bit of dry blood but he was still proud for protecting his sister from the dog scratch. 

Royal Majesty on Twitter: "A 6 years old boy risk his life to save ...

Journal Level 3 February 2012: Silas the Stretcher-Bearer (Telegram)

Meanwhile, the 19th and the first half of the 20th-century telegrams were commonly utilized to send critical or vital news. Telegrams were important back in WW1 as they permitted people to interact with other people on the battlefield or to send an urgent broadcast to the other troops. Some soldiers sent reports to their families, and soldiers on the front line were able to send data to and collect information from the officers in their headquarters throughout World War One and Two.

Telegram from Minister of Defence |, New Zealand and the  Vietnam War