Thursday, August 20, 2009

Kites - Haiku by April

Dancing in the sky
Kites have different shapes
Gliding through the sky

Kites - A Haiku by Lucy

Dancing in the sky
Kites have different colours
Gliding through the air

Kites - A Cinquain by Leroy

Colourful diamond
Swimming, gliding, dancing
Guardian of the sky

Kites - A Cinquain by Jonive

Colourful shapes
Turning, twisting, tumbling
Free to fly high

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Police Helicopter Visit

Room 7 enjoyed the police helicopter visit to our school...
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Monday, August 17, 2009

MOTAT visit

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Why The Kiwi Can’t Fly

Once upon a time there was a hungry kiwi that lived in a forest with a furious lion. The lion had two mean eyes that glowed in the dark. He lived in a scary cave in the corner of the forest where the rocks tumbled down off the cliff.

One day Kiwi was searching for food in the forest when the lion spied Kiwi’s footprints in the mud. Lion quietly followed the footprints that lead him to the pond. He saw Kiwi eating juicy worms. Kiwi heard a noise so he looked through the leaves and saw the lion’s tail sweeping backwards and forwards under a bush. He knew Lion would be hungry so he ran as fast as he could go. But Lion was very fast. He was faster than Kiwi. Lion reached out and stretched his long sharp claws and got Kiwi’s right wing.

Blood came pouring out. Kiwi screamed as loud as he could. Terrified he tried to fly away but his wing was injured. Lion laughed as Kiwi started to run. He was only teasing the kiwi. He didn’t want to eat him but he was a bully. So because of the mean way that Lion treated Kiwi, kiwi’s can no longer fly.

By Leroy

Monday, August 10, 2009

Jean Batten Facts

Room 7 went to MOTAT last Tuesday and found out these facts about Jean Batten.
Did you know Jean Batten...

... was born in 1909 in Rotorua.

… is famous for breaking flying records.

... died in 1982 in Spain after being bitten by a dog.

... was a famous aviatrix.

... first flew in a plane with Charles Kingsford Smith.

… flew solo

... went to school in Auckland and liked watching the sea planes when she was a little girl.

... survived several plane crashes.

... flew a plane called a tiger moth.

… was encouraged to fly planes by her mother even though her father did not want her to.

… opened the aviation building at MOTAT.

… was known as the Queen of the Skies.

… was the first woman to fly from England to NZ. It took 14 days 22 hours.

… was world famous.

… is described as brave, adventurous, courageous, and determined.