Have a look at some of the new work which Flynn, Isaac, Penny and Alexi have added to our site this week in our Artists and Athletes pages! 
Penny has written a recount about our trip to Ashburton Museum to learn about Mahika Kai (Food Gathering Journeys) and what Europeans brought with them toNew Zealand. Click here to read about it.
Photo of our group at Lake Heron- about to sail our boats!
On Tuesday 26th March, room
fourteen and Laghmor Seniors went on a trip. We were going to Hakatere, it’s a
historical place. We had to be there at ten o’clock. We had to be at school by nine o’clock. It was a real rush.

Firstly we had to get on the bus. One hour later we were there. Then we had a break, it was morning tea. After morning tea two people talked to us, their names were Hillary and George. They split us up into three groups.
After that our group went to the Manager’s House. We went inside first. We looked around, there was nothing there that looks like our homes today. There was no garage or toilet.
Finally we moved on and started weaving. We weaved a square then platted a rope. Next we rotated and built rafts, they were made out of reeds, sticks, string and
After that George took us to the south branch of the Ashburton River and we identified insects in the water, and it was quite hard. After we left to Lake Heron to sail our boats. It was really cool and just about every boat floated, it was awesome. 
Everyone enjoyed the fabulous trip. But just about everyone liked floating their boats the most.  

Riley & Savannah

We were writing some fictional recounts and we picked Paige’s to put on our website  because it was a good example. It had a great introduction and a middle and a conclusion. Our favourite thing about Paige’s story was it kept us reading. 
Click here to read it.
 The website committee

We created a word cloud today of excellent words we can use instead of "said" in our stories, using a website called Tagxedo. Have a go! It's really easy to use.
Click Create, then Load your text (control and V will paste whatever you have copied) and have a play with the colours and shapes! You can save your cloud as an image (try 500kb) on your computer or print it out to hang up!