Friday, 19 June 2015

Hunter's Holiday House

Here are my stories from my time spent at Kuratau with my Dad and Anita building our Holiday House.


The first thing that I saw being built on the house was the concrete slab. I saw this on Sunday afternoon when we arrived from Auckland. I thought the drive to our holiday house was quite long, it takes 3 hours. We drove down in Anita's car.


Monday morning the film crew turned up at 9am. I had my breakfast, it was Toast and some Apple. After breakfast we went to our section and I meet all of the firm crew and the builders. 
The film crew is three people. Alex who is the producer and also flys the Drone. Marcus who is the Director and Camera Man and Isaac who is the Editor and second Camera man. Isaac is young and lots of fun, I spent time walking around with him and filming with him. 

The frames for the house turned up at 10:30am they were big white pieces of solid wood. They are very heavy, six builders were lifting them and they were strong. 
Four builders at a time stood the frames. The house looked a bit bigger when the frames were stood up. By the end of the day all of the frames were up in our house.

The highlights of my day were; 

Alex letting me fly the drone.
I got to talk to Isaac about Mine Craft.
Alex and I climbed up the large dirt piles and set the camera up on top of it.


On Tuesday morning  everyone got up very early and went to the site. The builders finished screwing the frame together. I walked into my bedroom and bathroom.
Then we came back to Uncle Nathan's Batch and Anita my Dad and I all went down to a section that my dad wanted to buy, but instead he got our section that has more space.
All of the film crew were at the Section that we didn't buy. One of the film crew named Alex let me sit on his knee in his big truck and drive it around the empty sections. It was very hard for me to drive, in the beginning I felt like oh my gosh I can't do this! But then I was determined and he let me drive around a gigantic circle and right next to a gravel road.I was worried I was going to drive over a plant!
Then I got out of the truck and I went with Anita and Alex to see the other two camera men filming my dad Hamish by the water.
After my dad stopped filming, Anita my Dad and I, tried to skip the pieces of Pumice on the large waves. The camera man slow motioned us skipping on the large waves.
After that we got back into the vehicles and drove to the shop and got some cold drinks and the filming crew were a few minutes behind us because they were taking some more shots.
My Dad had a V drink, Anita had Coconut Water and I had a small Sprite.

When we went back to the site, I made a seesaw out of wood, but instead I stacked it up on each other on one of the sides so I would be in the air and I didn't need another person sitting on it.
Then I went and saw Alex and he put me on his feet and hands and I felt like I was flying in the air!
To end the day everyone went to Taurangi for dinner together. I had Chicken Nuggets and Chips.


I woke up and had my breakfast early because at Taupo all of the grass was frozen and even back at the building site there was Ice on the dirt.
I went back to where we were staying after this and watched some Disney XD because it was too cold outside.
Then we packed up our Car and left Taupo and went back to Auckland. It was a three hour drive. When I got back home I had two frozen Ice blocks, because it was too late. Then I had a shower and now I am in bed typing this story.
Anita said it is sleep time now.


Thursday, 18 June 2015

Demi Lovato Ana L

                  Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato is successful because she is a famous singer. She plays two different instruments piano and guitar. She has four different styles of music pop,R&b pop rock, and pop dance. She has written 59 songs.She has never given up on herself. She won many music award. is a awesome person

Justin Bieber by Joe Y

Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber is successful because he is a brilliant singer.

He began his career at a young age of 13 years old. To become successful he must have had to practice really hard since he was little. He is now 21 years old, so he has been famous for 8 years now.

He has performances all over the world such as England, Canada, America and even New Zealand. When he is on stage he sings and dances for the audience. Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber are currently tied, both having 45 music awards.

My favorite song by Justin Bieber is "Never Say Never". He says the word 'never' 62 times in two minutes.

Ma'a Nonu by Rhys S

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Mid Winter Christmas Tree Challenge

Today we had another collaborative challenge! We had so much fun collaborating with each other to successfully build a christmas tree in only 8 minutes!

We had to create a mid winter christmas tree for our hub using the following materials:

2 metres of tape
2 metres of string
5 colours of A4 paper
1 square of tinfoil
10 sheets of A1 newspaper

Our success criteria was:

The christmas tree is able to stand by itself
There will be at least 4 branches
The christmas tree is a traditional christmas tree shape
There are attractive decorations on our christmas tress

Our teachers judged our christmas trees on the following criteria: 

Height of tree
Strength of branches
Attractiveness of decorations

Friday, 12 June 2015

Our marshmallow spaghetti challenge!

Today LH8 had a collaborative challenge! Our challenge was to build a standing structure to hold a marshmallow.

The materials we were given were:
2 metres of masking tape
20 pieces of uncooked spaghetti
1 marshmallow

We had 18 minutes to complete the challenge. We used lots of the learner qualities to help us achieve success!

Friday, 5 June 2015

A day at Mum's work by Ben

I was sick today so I could not goto school today. So I went to my Mum's work today .my Mum makes hair spray.I thought it was good.But I like school better.

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Japan Trip by Flynn

Day 1 The first thing I did was go to the temple in Narita in Japan. It was ancient there were heaps of people .

 Day 2 We flew to Fukuoka for a wedding. My uncle Toby married Tomoko and I also dressed up as a samurai.

 Day 3 I pretended to be a samurai with sunglasses and we saw on the mountain there was a little house with an alarm.

 Day 4 Disneyland At Disneyland first we went on the monorail to Disneyland and then we did the Star Wars ride where it was very much like you were in the galaxy fighting for your life. This is Splash Mountain I look like I am having a lot of fun and mum got splashed a lot I mean a lot.

Day 5 Disney Sea At the start of day five we took a photo with Goofy and my mum took a photo of Donald Duck and Pluto because they were going home. My favourite ride was Indiana Jones and you rode around in a jeep.

 Day 6 Then we went on the train to Tokyo and went up the Skytree. Then we started taking photos at the top. Then we were tired so we went back to the bottom of the Skytree.

 Day 7 After shopping at the Disney shop Bon Voyage we went to the hotel and this is our hotel. I hope you liked my story.