Monday, June 27, 2011

Maths Stratergies


This is a poster showing the “Compensation” strategy.

Darius Giving it a go


This week the kiwis have been working on a story called giving it a go. This was written David Tulloch.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Chidokan Misogi 2011

Once again the anual misogi had finally arrived for our dojo. Like last year, we had to get up before 6.30am and had to be there before then. So mum and I got up earlier. I think my mum woke up at 4.50am and then she woke me up.

We arrived at Mission Bay, near the fountain and it was freezing cold. Luckily, it wasn't raining like last time. There were people from the Papatoetoe dojo, North Shore dojo and the main dojo New Lynn. Misogi is compulsory for people who are green belts and higher. Everyone that was there assembled by the grassy area. Our sensei said to get in a circle for basics. It's kind of like a warmup, where we do basic punching and kicking. 15 minutes later, our sensei instructed us to get into groups for kata. There were three groups, one for the black belts, one for the purples and brown belts and anyone who was lower than those belts, in the third group. We practiced our kata over and over again perfecting our moves. With that finished, we headed for the beach and were knee deep in the ice water. We got into two lines for free sparring. I felt like my feet were sinking in the sand and I couldn't move as fast as I wanted to. While sparring, I got dunked in the water about four times from higher belts and even my sensei who wasn't my opponent. I had a lot of fun and I can't wait for next year.

*Chidokan Karate lessons are Monday and Wednesday at 6pm-7pm held at the Alan Brewster Recreation Centre in Papatoetoe.

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Friday, June 17, 2011

Partly cloudy

The main charactars are clouds and storks. Where this story begins is in a place where you'd never imagine up high in the sky where the clouds are. The story starts by showing the storks delivering puppies, babies and kittens. Then it shows a grey cloud there are other clouds that are more whiter. The grey cloud can't seem to create nice things like the other clouds. The stork that the grey cloud has is sort of scared of the things that the grey cloud makes. In the end the grey cloud gets left behind by his stork then the grey cloud makes up a storm. He see's his stork with the other clouds and begins to cry then his stork comes back but this time he has something to protect himself.

I'd give this anamation a 7 it is funny in some ways but sometimes sad.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Extreme makeover courtyard edition


We have been researching on the Internet and we have found a lot of interesting stuff.

We have wanted to replace the grass areas with concrete so that it could become a mini courtyard so that people can play and have fun. What I want is for the concrete to be nice and thick so that people can play games. I'd like to have it so people can play cards on the courtyard because in the breeze it to crowded and sometimes people flick it and then you lose. A 25 kg bag cost 8.50 we are still thinking whether we could possibly do or not.

We are going to possibly put in a basket ball hoop but we would have to bolt it in. I want to have a basketball hoop because then I can play basketball with my friends. It will be fun and when I have nothing to do I can play basketball. I am still trying to find information about the basket ball hoop.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Fat'u Feu'u Flax prints Stage One


Miss Muliamasili handed out sheets of paper divided into four pieces then Miss M instructed us to sketch four paintings from Fat’u Feu’u. After we had sketched all four Miss M then told us we had to enlarge so then Miss M gave us another piece of paper to enlarge one of our sketches and either Miss M or Miss Ouano . Then we had to get a felt and over line the sketch's it had to be done perfectly. My art was made in 1990 / 2000 it was made from Oil on board, wood, ceramics, sennit. It is a metaphor of Pacific warriors looking for land to people the pacific, in sailing canoes, taking their culture as they travelled.