Thursday, September 25, 2014

Yachting Interview!

If you click on the link above it will take you to a video that Tessa and I did. It is about yachting tips that you need too know if you are going sailing. I hope you find it interesting!

Sunday, September 14, 2014



As we drove to the pharmacy, nervous thoughts filled my head. Was it going to hurt? I felt my ear lobes. They were soft and fuzzy. I knew that they would never feel like that again. We arrived at the pharmacy and went inside.

As we went up to the counter I started to get butterflies in my stomach. The man asked me which earrings I would like. I went with the diamond ones. He went into a small room at the back of the shop and after a lot of searching he came back with the earrings. Then he led me into the small room and sat me in a chair.

First he cleaned my ears with antiseptic lotion. Then he inserted an earring into a sort of needle thing. He asked me if I was ready. I thought about it for a while, then nodded my head. I felt the needle press against my ear and then go straight through. My brain screamed “OWW!” but then I realised it wasn’t so bad after all. The man got ready to do the second one.This time it was really fast and it hurt a bit more. Then he gave me a mirror so I could see myself. I looked really different.

While he talked to my mum about keeping them clean, I thought things over. I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. Feelings seemed to be bottled up inside me. My ears felt hot and stingy. Mum and I thanked the man and went out to pay for some stuff. On the way home my ears turned red and they felt really itchy. That was the weirdest experience of my life!

By Malena.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Fun Run Word Cloud.

On Thursday the 11th, I did the fun run. In the word cloud above are some words that describe how I felt. I created this on abcya. Hope you like it!


Narrator Interview!

If you click on the link above it will take you to an interview I did. My friend, Janine, interviewed me about being a narrator. I did this video on puppet pals. I hope you enjoy it!

By Malena.

Taniwha Art.

In Room 20, we have been doing Taniwha art for our production. This is my art. We looked at some pictures of other taniwha, but we each had to create our own unique one using maori patterns and designs.

By Malena.

Yachting Safety Rules Poster.

This is a poster that Marcus and I made for optimist yachting. It shows some safety rules for going out in a yacht. On Monday the 15th our class will be going yachting at Pandora Pond.

By Malena.                                                                                                                                            

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Figure of 8 knot!

        How to make a figure of 8 knot.

This is a very useful knot to know how to tie. It is easier to untie than other knots when they are wet.
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Step one. Form a loop in the rope
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Step two. Twist the middle of the loop.
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Step three. Take the end of the rope on the right and put it through the top hole.
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Step four. Pull the two ends and you are done!

If you have done this knot correctly it will look like a figure of 8.