Monday, 23 September 2013
“ It is finally here, I have been waiting for this day for 2 terms, it is finally really here!!! ” I said over joyed inside my head as I walked into the Backstage. This was the day of days. It was here the Kids 4 Kids Concert!!! I was waiting for a very long time for this Event to be happening and now it’s here.
We all had to wear nice bright clothes also with some comfortable shoes (flats only, no high heels or sandals.) There was about 15 other schools coming. When I arrived Backstage I saw my friend Fale’aka, then I saw Paul. Miss G gave us a packet of Knuckle Bones to play with while we wait for the others to arrive. Along came Seuati, after that Tokilupe, then Joanna, then Annalise etc.
After all of the waiting Dayna called everyone to gather around her and listen. She said “in a few minutes time we will be going out on stage, unfortunately there is no curtains so everybody will see you”. I was pretty nervous because our 2 main people Rosalina and Kanesini were still not here when it was nearly time, I was getting really nervous. When it was nearly time they both came at the same time. I was relieved that they came because if they didn’t then it would've been a disaster.
Soon Dayna called us all together again then asked us to get into our places that we were in at the rehearsal. I was in Row 2 and I was sitting next to Joanna and Fale’aka. I was so excited that I was going to explode!!! I was waiting for quite a long time to get to my Row because it started at Row 11 and counted down. When it came to my row we had to be really really quiet. We had to be so quiet that we could hear a pin drop.
When we got onto the stage I was overwhelmed because of what I saw. There was a huge crowd of people on the left, right and middle. Also I saw flash, flash and more flashes of cameras. There was so much flashes that whenever I blinked I saw the flash again! I was super-duper excited.
When it started Jackie and Nathan came out with bright clothes, they looked very fancy. Also who came out was a man named Chris. Chris was part of the Funky Monkey group. He showed us the actions and what to do, he was the Conductor. The Kids 4 Kids wasn’t actually what it looked like from my point of view.
When Jackie and Nathan talked a little bit and the first song that started was a song called ‘Haere Mai.’ It was our entrance song. The Theme of Kids 4 Kids this year was Everything is Kapai and the entrance was the perfect song to start the the Show. I felt very special to be a part of it with other schools.
Some songs were songs for soloist people. On the Rehearsal people Auditioned to be either a soloist or a Ukulele player. And only 5 people could be soloist. The 3 songs that were for soloists were called ‘Maybe Tomorrow, ‘Weather With You’ and ‘Sensitive to a Smile.’ There was only 2 people from our class that was Soloists and that was Rosalina and Kanesini she sang with another girl from a different school. The name of the song that they sang was Weather With You and Kanesini was a Ukulele player for Ukulele Melody.
One of my favourite songs were called ‘Welcome Home.” I liked it because it was a sweet song and also because it explains a lot. It tells about welcoming home people that have either been overseas or to another country.
When it was time for halftime we all had to go Back Stage in our rows to our Teacher to have a break. Dayna lead us out quietly Back Stage. When we got there we saw our Teacher and we ran to her. She had some snacks to share with us and some games such as Knuckle Bones and Monkey Barrel. They were really fun. Later on Miss G asked if we wanted to go Toilet most of us said ‘yes’ and ran.
A few minutes later it was time to get back on Stage for the second half. Everyone lined up in their Rows line like how we did in the start and we waited to get back on Stage. I was so excited again to get back on Stage. When I got back on Stage all I saw again was flashing Camera’s. I sat on my seat and waited for the second half to begin again.
After all the waiting finally Jackie and Nathan came out. But then they came out with some unusual clothes on. Jackie was wearing a baggy shirt, some shorts and with some Gumboots!!! Nathan was wearing a singlet, with some shorts and Gumboots!! I was thinking to myself, “ why were they wearing these unusual clothes. ” They looked like they were living on a Farm.
After that the next song that was going to begin the second half was a song called ‘Gumboots.’ I think that was why Jackie and Nathan dressed in Gumboots. I liked the song Gumboots because that was the song that we had the most fun in.
After about 2 more songs there was the last Soloist song. And it was called ‘Weather With You.’ That was the song that my best friend Rosalina auditioned for and she made it. So she’s the Soloist for this song. I was very excited for her because she has a really lovely voice. She was singing Solo with another girl from another school. The song was very short but very good. I was very proud of Rosalina because I know for her it would've been very nervous to get up in front of thousands of people and sing Soloist.
After some other songs of the second half it was nearly time for the grand finale. The final song was called ‘She’s A Mod.’ For our grand finale song we were going to have some dancers on the left and right of Jackie and Nathan. It was a party going on in the Life Convention Centre. It was so awesome to be singing with Jackie and Nathan.
When it was all finished Dayna told the parents to pick up their children/child Back Stage. Then she lead us all out like on the second half. How I felt about Kids 4 Kids was so awesome. I liked Kids 4 Kids because it was so cool to be singing with Jackie and Nathan in songs, I wish that I can just do it one more time.
What Kids 4 Kids is really about is about bringing great memories to kids. It is also about helping poor children in poor countries. This time Kids 4 Kids is helping a poor country called ‘Marlee.’ Marlee is one of the poorest countries in the world. By just adopting one child that could make a real difference in their life. You don’t even need to adopt one you could just donate some money. That could money could provide food and water to 1 or 2 children. Kids 4 Kids is working with World Vision on this. With peoples help you could save 1 child or even 2!!!
Wednesday, 18 September 2013
Physical - What Physical well-being means is to look after your body and keep it healthy.
Social - Social means having your family and friends to support you at all times.
Mental - Mental means to tell other people what you think and feel.
Spiritual - Spiritual means to be believing in God.
Monday, 16 September 2013
On Friday the 13th was the Kids 4 Kids Concert. We had our Dress Rehearsal on the same day of the night, where the Kids 4 Kids was held at the Life Convention Centre. I was super-duper excited to go to the Rehearsal as well as the actual night. The Hosts of it were Jackie Clarke and Nathan King. Kids 4 Kids is about helping other poor countries and poor children that have no families, so people all around the world adopt a child. You don't need to adopt a child you could just donate some money that would help a child. It is also about bringing great memories to a child. After when it was over I was sad but then overjoyed at the same time. I wish that I could of participated in it just one more time.
Wednesday, 11 September 2013
Today the topic for my Reflection is going to be Filming that we did for the Film Festival. For the past 2 weeks we have been planning what we are going to be Filming for the Film Festival next term.
First of all we planned the theme of the Movie. The theme of the movie was ‘Success’. Miss G got us into groups and we planned what the focus was for each group. My groups focus was about sports. We discussed all of this about 3 weeks before filming.
Miss G asked us to create a Document and then share it to her as well as the people in my group. What was going to be on the Document was the roles that people had to do. I was the one who did the creating and typing, Ezra was the Director, I was the Camera Operator and the rest of the people in the group were the actors. The Director had to make sure that everyone and everything was in the right place. The Camera Operator had to operate the Camera and the Actors had to act.
Also what we had to do was Plan what we all had to do, or in other words we had draw and write a storyboard (that’s a fancy way for saying planning.) I drew and wrote it and my group mates gave me ideas on how we were going to act it.
About 3 days later Miss G asked for my group to go outside and Film. We all set up the Camera and went outside. Sadly the Director was not at school so I had to be the Director and Camera Operator at the same time. I had to put everyone in the right place and operate the Camera at the same time!! It sure was hard but we got through it.
After all of the filming was finished I edited the little film with Miss G. I really liked filming because it was really fun to be part of it and I really liked seeing what a good job my group and I did. I can’t wait to see Room 3’s awesome film on the big screen next term!!!
Tuesday, 10 September 2013
Last week our school St Pius X started our new Kiwi Sport, LEAGUE! The instructor's name was Cuma. Last week we learnt how to pass and this week we learnt how to sidestep and footwork. Next week we’re going to work on our kicking.
Last week Cuma also asked us to bring a water bottle and have some Breakfast because Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I didn’t do any of those so I had to do 15 star jumps this week.
The first thing that we did was warm up. We played 1 game and that game was called ‘Simon Says.’ Last week we weren’t that good at Simon Says but then this week hardly anyone got out, so we improved.
The other training we did was relays that contained, stepping around cones, stepping and passing. We did this to gain confidence and to encourage each other.
After when we did the relays and we had another type of training that contained stepping and scoring. One team had to score and the other had to defend the other team. I was in the team that scored the tries. I did score a try eventually.
After all that training we played a game called ‘Octopus.’ There had to be 3 or 4 taggers who had to pick certain people to come up and try to escape them to make it to the other side. We had 2 games of that. It also contained stepping and tagging.
I really like going to League training because I like to play League and I also like learning new skills to play League. I can’t wait for next weeks lesson because we are going to learn how to kick.
Monday, 9 September 2013
For my reflection today the topic is going to be based on Maths that I have done today.. Today what I did for Maths was learning my Division. I learnt my Division on a Maths learning site called Xtra Maths. Xtra Maths doesn’t just teach you Division it helps you learn your Basic Facts.
Also today for Maths I did some Number and Geometry work.. I learnt these 2 on another Maths website called Maths Whizz. Maths helps you to learn Maths Skills. Like Fractions and Statistics.
I am in Crafty Circles for Fractions. But for Numbers and Geometry I was in Pondering Pentagons. Crafty Circles is the 2nd highest group and Pentagons is the 1st highest group. So I have moved down a group in Fractions.
Maths is one of my disliked subjects because I am not that great at it. Also because I struggle. Sometimes at Maths it is hard for me. I still try my hardest to do the best I can to get it and get everything correct..