Monday, 31 August 2015

There came a day- Poetry

We have been reading and writing different poems. We read the poem There Came A Day and we made our own versions of the poem.

Here are some of our poems...

The wintery day by Angelina


There came a day
that was wet and had snow
It was crazy for winter
frosty and cold
freezing and mad

what will we do with the trees?
said the day, said the day
we will sprinkle them with snow
said the day, said the day

what will we do with the ground 
said the day, said the day
we will cover it with ice
said the day, said the day  

what will we do with the leaves? 
said the day, said the day
we will make them fall off
and make them crunch under my feet
that is what we will do

There came a day by Millicent



And what shall I do with the darkness
the day said, the day said
wake them up and give them a cup
I hope it does not make them blow up
And what shall I do with the stars?
the day said, the day said
cover them with sticky blue,
and then it might cry boo hoo


And what shall I do with the moon?
the day said, the day said
pull it away to the other side
when it comes back well see if it’s cried


And what shall I do with the people
the day said, the day said
wake them up and give them a cup
I hope it does not make them blow up


there came a night
that took overday
pushed It away
hid the sun




There came a day- by Gretel

There came a day a where a ball travelled the pitch
The redness blinding
Took a gulp.
And bounced

In the middle of this oval
He took a breath and swung his bat
Landing on a single hat
The crowd went wild.

Why the face? Why the face?
It was the one that hurt.
Half a smile.
What was the other half?

He got carried off.
A match never forgotten
But in the back of his mind
It was the single hat.

He had to get out
put his foot down a take a swing
padded up again since that day
There came a day, There came a day

There came a day when it was raining TACOS by Takehisa

When the white cloud came
A little colourful thing came down,
slowly, slowly and slowly
It bumped my head hard,
Really hard

It felt bigger than a car crashing on my head
I cried and cried
It was a taco,
raining,

Felt very strange,
Ate all of them
I was hungry

Now all of those,
Are GONE In The WORLD…

There was another day
That it was raining tacos

I was surprised,
Really surprised,
I couldn’t eat them,
Because I ate a lot of them Last Week!

There came a day by Molly D

There came a day when  the clouds took over the sky
from cloudy
to cloudier
and cloudier

And what shall I do with sun?
the clouds said, the clouds said
Cover it up, Cover it up
Let no light shine through

And what shall I do with sky?
The clouds said, The clouds said
fly over it, fly over it
let there be no blue in the sky

And what shall I do with the people
The clouds said, the clouds said
keep them inside, keep them inside
the kids will thank me for that!

There came a day when the clouds took over the sky
But it's time to say goodbye to the clouds
And say hello to storm
The storm said, the storm said.


There came a day by Emma R

There came a day when summer closed her eyes went to sleep and autumn woke up.


Now what shall I do with people?
The day said, the day said
wrap them up warm and stuff them with apple pie they will never forget me till the day they die.


And what shall I do with the sky?
The day said The day said
take away the blue and white and paint it gray.
      
And what shall do with trees?
The day said, the day said
strip off the leaves and they will freeze stuff them in a heap.

There came a day and it was autumn his tail was a puddle.      

Sunday, 30 August 2015

EBIS Visit


Past Worser Bay students came in to talk to us about EBIS and making the transition to intermediate school. It was great to see them and find out more about what it is like there...

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Transition Friday


Year 3, 4 and 5 have been working together in Matariki and Mahutonga. It has been fun working with different people.

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Wake your brain up: Netball


We did netball this morning as part of our "wake your brain up activity" this morning. We have been learning how to shoot, pass and defend. 


Netball from Matariki on Vimeo.

Sportsfest: Miniball


Miniball Sports Fest
On Tuesday we went to the Miniball Sports Fest, we had so much fun.
How it worked was we got a draw, and got straight into it. We played 6 games. We won one and we got into the Quarter final. Won that and got into the Semi final!
We were so Amazed.
It was tough.

It was the first time that ASB ran it and we were excited to get into the Semi Final.

Thanks to Vicky, Kerry-Lynn and Anna for helping with the Coaching and Managing!

Poets Shout Out!

Over the last few weeks we have met all sorts of incredible people, each with their own amazing story to tell.  We have been writing poems from these people’s points of views, using their ‘voice’, trying to understand what it must be like to live through these experiences.  
So what have we been actually learning? We have been:
  • developing empathy
  • showing manaakitanga, uplifting the mana of others  
  • becoming writers with important things to say
  • becoming aware of issues of fairness and justice
  • understanding that there is a course of action if you feel that something is wrong or unfair
  • learning about different community groups which are part of Miramar and considering the needs of these people
It is exciting to see people motivated and inspired in their learning and quite moving to read the poems they have been working on.

Homeless
Homeless, 
not a penny, 
no one to notice me, 
box as my home, 
best friend is a stone, 
my home is not like one of your
zap zap 
no drip drip fancy
homes
no one notices me
I am homeless
by Ben


I am Homeless

I wake same old empty stomach,
Scattered leaves no warmth,
Dense bush,
Over head,
Sunlight streams,
Gentle trickle,
None of last night snack,


Deserted forest,


Sadness takes over again,


No place of my own,
No home,


Birds whistling


Only spirited thing,
My only belongings,


Satchel,


Paper,


Box,


Rags for clothes,


No one cares,


No one,


No one noticed me,
I’m all alone,
All I am is homeless,

By Emma