Friday, August 31, 2012

A Maori Manaia!!

Who knows what a manaia is?
A manaia is a white necklace made out of dolphin bone it is the style of a birds head and a humans form.
From what I heard the name Manaia mean guardian, provider, bird, beautiful and kind.

These previous pictures is from google, I searched them up and found that they looked Interesting so I made it into a collage called “My Manaia masterpiece”

Before you wear a Manaia you must get it blessed, for you or the person you might be getting it for. It is a good present for christmas or a birthday party, It is good either way.

Having a manaia to you might be nothing, but to other people it is a privilege. Because to me a manaia represents yourself and your family especially to other important people. You might think a manaia is a stupid old necklace but really it has all sorts of awesome carving on it looks really cool..

Friday, August 24, 2012

The Concluding Goal Counts!!

It all started with loud mouths and enthusiastic people. Monday the 20th was the day that the year 7&8 girls, (including me) went to compete in a tournament hosted in the ASB indoor basketball courts, at Selwyn College.

The listed teams are the schools we nearly dominated, but sadly Churchill took it out with a close ending game, the final Score was 13 - 11.

Churchill park
Tamaki Intermediate
Ellerslie and that’s about it

Our first game was to Baradene. I play a bit aggressive but they did too. There is good news and bad news. The good new is I never hurt anyone by playing aggressive. The bad news is......... I was getting really impatient and angry at one individual from Churchill park, she would hit my face as if I was like a little doll. BUT it was also hilarious at the same time.

When we played Ellerslie, we won. It was a tough game but we won by a shoot off. Oshania was the person to shoot, she made an outstanding 3 pointer. Really good if you ask me. The girl from Ellerslie, shot an swish (falls in without hitting the ring) in the hoop. It was up to Oshania! The ball went up into the air and back down into the hoop, just like a toilet flush. Man it was FUN.

We won all of our games, BUT lost twice to churchill. Almost winning, we actually lost by 1 goal “we could've had that”  said my mum. As long as you all tried your best that’s ok you still came 2nd anyway. PARTY time I was thinking in my head ! JOKES. :)

I would like to give a big ups to for checking my writing.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Xtra Maths!!

To me Xtra maths is very, very helpful, because I get the chance to get to a higher standard in my maths. I prefer multiplication than the rest I like multiplication  because, it was very challenging to remember it all, but I eventually got there and now I know what 9x8= 72 that took me quite a long time to remember but hey, I got there.

I think this helps you and me, because when you start in Xtramath it gives you 100 questions to answer, starting off at addition to complete your three seconds you must answer before it has been three seconds. As you get better you move on to subtraction same goes for that. Then multiplication, then division. I’ve made it to 1.5 seconds addition soonly gonna start subtraction, I got to this by remembering them and have done a good job of it.

I feel like I need a bit more practise on my maths, it seems like I’m not getting the hang of  1.5 seconds addition.  As you are reading, I am going to need a lot more practice on getting my addition done. In order to do that I want to get my memory working hard and memorize them. Wish me luck.