Archive for June, 2010

What to do when you’re bored

There are so many crazy things to do to keep you amused! I find all sorts or random things to do when I’m bored. You can get bored in the Classroom, at home, in a waiting room at the dentists, anywhere really!

I know heaps of crazy weird stuff to do in these situations:

Do the rubber pencil trick. Try not to think about penguins (this is impossible, I can manage about 3 seconds. It’s so hard because when your trying not to think of penguins you automatically do!), watch tv and repeat everything in weird accents, create an annoying twitch (this is great for on the bus, especially if there’s someone sitting opposite you in the four seater spots), try to count your teeth with your tongue. Endless choices!

What do you do when your bored? PS: I got half of these things of the internet, I don’t do them!

By Henry

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Hermione Granger

Hermione Granger

Appearance:  Bushy  frizzy brown hair,  normally tidy, brown eyes, medium height,

Hermione is in Gryffindor

Hermione likes Studying, learning, magic

Dislikes wasting time, bullies

Strengths clever, is good at magic, cooking,

Weaknesses are flying

By Alana

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Long Danzi

Appearance: dark green dragon, long whiskers coming out of face, five reserve scales on his chest.

Family: wife was turned into pickle and son is in an egg.

Likes: Birds and fish.

Dislikes: Iron makes him weak and the emperor’s guards.

Strengths: Flying, and swimming.

Weaknesses: iron, shape shifting and not speaking in riddles.

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shrek

LIKES: his swamp,eyeballs,slime,fiona,peice and quiet and thats it.

DISLIKES: donkey,puss, prince charming.

family: wife fiona

strenghs: strong,ugly,doesn’t feel much pain

weekness: hates he fairy godmother and prince charming.

By Juliette


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Bart Simpson

likes

girls,skateboarding,beer,missing school,blue and orange,

dislikes

lisa,school,healthy eating, and bullies

by Neve

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Draco Malfoy

Draco Malfoy is a character in Harry Potter

He is very good at frowning and find it hard to smile.

He is the son of Lucius Malfoy and Narcissa Malfoy

Draco Malfoy is a death-eater

Draco Malfoy has white hair and and he is in Slytherin- In the movie he has white hair and if you wathched the story.

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Maggie Simspon

I like Maggie Simpson because she is so cute and I like the way she sucks her dummy.It’s so cute!And I also like her little blue “costume” and how she always ends up going missing or something and making Marge worried.She’s awesome!!!!!!!!!

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Dragon Keeper

A book I have read recently is called Dragon Keeper which is set in china.

It’s written by an amazing author called Carole Wilkinson who writes lots of cool books.

This story is the first book in a series of four.

It is about a young slave girl called Ping who is owned by a very mean man who looks after Chinese dragons and does the job badly.

One day Ping allows the dragon to escape but it takes her with him.

My favourite characters are Ping and Long Danzi ( the Chinese dragon) because they are adventures and get into trouble a lot ( Long Danzi means brave dragon in English.)

I am a girl and I really like this book but I’m not sure if boys would like it.

This book has an awesome combination of Chinese history and fantasy.

Compared to books like Harry Potter, I would give this book a nine out of ten.

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big bang concert

today st michaels went  to the big bang concert at the town hall Christchurch we walked there and back it was cool because we got too see so many wonderful instrumants!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

mAgGiE

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid Movie

If you love Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid books, you’ll want to go and see the movie of the books when it comes out in cinemas in September.  It looks like it’s going to be a really cool movie and the kids that they’ve picked to play the characters are a pretty good match.  If you want to have a sneak peek at the movie you can watch the trailer below, or you could borrow The Wimpy Kids Movie Diary, a new book that we’ve got in the library about the making of the movie.  It’s also written by Jeff Kinney and he takes you on a behind the scenes tour, showing you how his books have been made into a movie.  There are photos of the characters from the movie comparing them to their cartoon characters from the book, information about the sets and the costumes, script pages, storyboard sketches, and all new original artwork from Jeff Kinney.

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Shrek Forever After Review

It was a horribly cold and wet weekend, but the perfect weather for going to the movies.  I went to see Shrek’s final adventure, Shrek Forever After.  Once again all of your favourite characters return – Shrek, Fiona, Donkey, Puss and Gingy, as well as lots of other fairytale characters – but there’s also a few new characters, including the villain of the story, Rumpelstiltskin. 

Shrek is bored with his life and isn’t scary any more.  He wishes that he could just go back to how things were before he met Donkey and rescued Fiona, when he could scare people and have some peace and quiet.  Thanks to Rumpelstiltskin that’s exactly what he gets, except that now Fiona and Donkey don’t know who he is and he doesn’t have a family.  Shrek has to try to put things right before time runs out.

There are lots of funny lines and one ugly little boy with a lollipop cracked me up every time he said ‘Do the roar.’  If you want to find out if Shrek ends up living happily ever after you’ll have to go along and watch it, either in 2D or 3D.  Check out the trailer for Shrek Forever After on my blog post Shrek, Fiona, Donkey and Rumpelstiltskin.  You can also borrow Shrek 1, 2, and 3 on DVD from your library.

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A Traveller In Time by Alison Uttley

I liked it because: It was a bit of history put  into a story 

My favourite character was: Penelope

My favourite part of the book was: When  Mary  Queen of Scots was put in the book

I would recommend for: Girls who like a bit of history

I give it : 10 out of 10

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War Horse movie and Horrid Henry in 3D

Two book related movies are filming later this year and will come out in cinemas at the end of next year.  One that I’m very excited about is Michael Morpurgo’s book War Horse that is being made into a movie directed by Steven Spielberg, the man behind some huge movies like Jurassic Park, E.T. and Indianna Jones.   War Horse tells the story of a horse as he moves from life on a farm to the battles of World War 1.  Through the eyes of the war horse, Joey, Michael Morpurgo tells the moving and powerful story of survival on the western front.  I’m sure it will be a great movie, but if you haven’t read the book I highly recommend it, and all of Michael Morpurgo’s other books.

Francesca Simon’s Horrid Henry will also be showing up on the movie screen in 3D and is being directed by the same person as Nanny McPhee.  Horrid Henry is one of the most popular book characters and he’s been up to so much trouble over the years.  It will be interesting to see what he gets up to in the movie and see how horrible they make him on the big screen.

Would you go and see these movies when they come out next year?

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Edward or Jacob? Vampire or Werewolf?

With the new Twilight movie, Eclipse coming out next week I thought we should find out whose team you’re on.  Are you Team Jacob, Team Edward, or Team Don’t Care.  Vote now!

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Writing Tip of the Week – Cathy Cassidy

This week’s writing tip comes from Cathy Cassidy, author of Scarlett, Indigo Blue, Sundae Girl and Ginger Snaps.  Here are some of Cathy’s tips on where you can get inspiration for your writing:

Where can you get inspiration?
Daydream…
Use your memories as a resource
Think about the theme and look for unusual starting points
Look at the people around you…
Read, watch tv/films…
Be inspired by old/new photos or paintings…
Talk to friends/family…
Draw a flowchart of ideas
Ask ‘what if’ questions to create a plot
Build a character around a name…
Draw your imaginary character…
Brainstorm and profile their likes/dislikes/appearance…

Go to Cathy Cassidy’s website for more writing tips, information about Cathy and her books.

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Funky Word Friday – tantalize

tantalize (verb)

Pronunciation: tan-tah-lyze

What does it mean?: to tease or torment by or as if by presenting something desirable to the view but continually keeping it out of reach.

How do you use it?: The photo of the latest football boots in the Rebel Sport catalogue tantalized Matt, but they were just too expensive for him to afford.

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Northern Lights

You might know this book as the movie The Golden Compass. However you might not. The actual book is called Northern Lights, by the famous author Phillip Pullman.

Lyra lives in a parellel universe to ours. She lives in Oxford university with the scholars who teach there. There world is pretty much the same as ours apart from a few major differences; Firstly every one is born with a daemon, secondly Lyra’s world is full of witches, giant talking bears and dust. But not any ordinary dust. Magic Dust. Lyra is thrown into a whirlwind adventure and the right thing to do is not always clear…

I would recommend this book for girls and boys aged 10+ who are fluent readers and have read books such as; Eragon, Harry Potter and enjoy lots of magic and adventure!!! I would rate this book 10/10!!! ( If you would like to read the rest of the series the next two books are as follows; The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass. )

By Saskia

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Ink heart

meggie and her farther experince a stranger or so it seems to meggie  but her farther seeemes to know him pritty well his name dustfigger . But when they go off some where to the north meggie is introduced to a man called well i cant exactly rember it youll haft to  read the book but the point is its a good book i would recomend it for children who  like long books

by meg

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Victoria the violin fairy

A book I just read was Victoria the Violin Fairy by Daisy Meadows,

My favourite character was Victoria because she makes the book feel when your reading it like its true.

My favourite part of the book was when Kirsty and Rachel pull the rope to get the curtains to  see something.

I would reccomend it for 7 +!

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Monstrosity

A book that i am reading at the moment is Monstrosity by Janice Marriott.

My favourite character is Monster because he does really cool scary tricks on people.

My favourite part of the book is the part where he thinks Mildew is a murderer.

I would recommend it for boys and girls.

 

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