Sunday 30 October 2016

An Unexpected Visitor!

Last week, during a routine lesson, Mrs Northey was interrupted by an unexpected prickly visitor shuffling along the deck between R17 & R18...a hedgehog!

Mrs Northey tried to coax it into Fogavai's spacious shoe, but it was too frightened. Instead, Helena sacrificed her jumper and Mrs Northey wrapped the spiky fella in a cocoon of material. Gently lifting 'Prickle' (as we named him) up, we took him/her to Whaea Tepura to ask advice. We learnt a few things during this time:
* Hedgehogs love eating snails and slugs, which means they are friends to our gardens.
* Bread and/or milk is not okay for them to eat - it will make them very sick!

We decided to place Prickle in the butterfly garden because it had a higher chance of not being trampled on by students at morning tea time. Room 18 enjoyed patiently watching Prickle surface from the confines of Helena's jumper. He took one sniff of the rotting pear we provided him then scampered off into the flax bushes.

Good luck little guy!
Mrs Northey 

Of all the teachers in Dawson primary there is one that has art skills and has a very good sense of humour her name is Mrs Northey and she teaches in room 18.

Mrs Northey is a pinkish peachy coloured skin person. She has reddish hair that she sometimes leaves hanging and sometimes does up in a ponytail. She wears black glasses that makes her look intelligent but other times she doesn't wear them.

To be continued....



Isabella is the most gorgeous woman with pretty brown skin and she is as friendly as a pug. She is slender as a stick with beautiful brown curly hair. Then Johnnivy came, her boyfriend was happy and Isabella was surprised to see him. she turned around she knew, she was super excited then a big SPLASH!!! Johnnivy was gone Isabella was worried so much she faints dramatically whats  going to happen next.

Perfect Pancakes

"Yum!!" I shouted as I drooled at the puffy delicious pancakes with golden syrup. As I bit the pancakes I felt like my taste buds were in Wonderland. I got a growling because I was eating like a pig, but it was worth it. The puffy delicious pancakes made my saliva come out and drip down onto my plate.

strange town

       strange town 

It was an ordinary night, but this was no ordinary town this was strange town. This town had swirly trees and wonky houses. This town looked haunted. All you could see are houses that look like apartments and darkness. There were hardly any people but there were some people that looked like shadows. They would evenly blend into the foggy bright green outer place. There was only one yellow light and some shadow people watching shows. The water flowing through the stream was a peculiar green colour.

How mysterious.....

Glass House

It was a ordinary day at the glass house where a lady owned it. It was a working house. The lady was packing up her business. When she finished packing up she said "lights out". When the lights went of she saw a shadow. She turned the lights on again and saw nothing. On,of,on,of,on until one more time of. The ghost grabbed her face from behind her and dragged her to the sea which was placed directly next to the glass house. From that day forward no one ever heard of Jo Northey again.

Monday 17 October 2016

The Headless Horse

During the day everything was quiet. It came alive at night. The headless horse rider comes every night to burn children and steals the town's gold for his collection of treasure. He always came at night because the people thought he was a myth or a legend and he carried a hacksaw.

The town people called  him The Headless Horse Rider because he had no head and someone thought he was riding a horse but they were mistaken. The headless horse rider actually walked through the burning town that was Strange Town. Eventually, he was finally set free from his curse and he went to heaven.

The end.


A dolphin is a mammal that lives under water.
A dolphin is a mammal that has a dorsal fin, a 
blowhole,a melon shaped forehead,a tail,blubber,
flippers and a beak. Dolphins live in oceans,seas
and lakes. Dolphins eat mackarel or mullet,
crustaceans (cralos),fish animal plankton,plant
plankton and squids. A dolphin is pregnant for 
twelve months. The calves can swim straight away
Dolphins have calves every two to four years.
Flippers are used for steering and for
communicating by touch. Dolphins use click
like sounds mainly to hunt for their prey. They
also whistle and squeak. Dolphins are kind sea
animals that look out for each other. They are
good at swimming and you would be lucky to see 

The Glass House

Stomp! Stomp!wondering around town looking at the wonderful,colorful lights.Seeing the humongous bridge and the long sky tower.Wondering around. Oh!! look at that cool as glass house with the colorful lights.I tried opening the doors and it opened.I went in and there were lots of lamps.I kept looking around and I saw a tree that was colorful with heaps of bugs that light up.Then I sat there for a while staring at all of the lights.My mum came running what is this place?I said to her its a beautiful glass house.WOW!! my mum said.We kept looking around for a while.We left and from that day we would come every night and look at it.This  was the best thing I have ever seen.I don't want to leave it never ever in my life.

Wednesday 22 June 2016

Wig Wednesday

Mrs Northey had mohawk buns
Today was WIG WEDNESDAY! Students were encouraged to come to school wearing a wig or do their hair fancy as if it were a wig. We did this to raise money for child cancer. The school managed to raise over $600, which is awesome! Check out some of our crazy hair do's!
Xeria's blue hair!
Carmen's creative real hair wig!

Our rock 'n' rollers: Owen & Henley

Helena rocking her wig!

The 3 clowns: Penina, Savannah and Patricia

My Teacher

Mrs Northey

Of all the teachers in Dawson primary school there is one that has very good art skills. It is Mrs Northey. She is very good at art. I wish I could be like her. She is my teacher too. We do lots of art in our class it is very creative too. If you ever need help on your art go to Mrs Northey.

Story Time!!

What's Happening in Room 18

In Room 18 we were reading some Roald Dahl books, such as the BFG and The Witches. They are wonderful books. We read the BFG first then The Witches.

The BFG was about a Big Friendly Giant (that's what BFG stands for). The story told about the BFG being friends with a little girl named Sophie. She is a girl who lost her parents when she was little. 

Anyway, The Witches is about lots of witches turning children into mice because if they had a shower or they're clean, the witches would smell them as dogs droppings. The witches had a poison called the mouse maker and i forgot the last bit. The character's names are Bruno Jenkins and the main character's boys name was never told. The witches turn Bruno Jenkins and the boy into mice. The boy and bruno jenkins live like that forever, but then the boy and the Grandma turn all of the witches in England into mice forever. 
And that's how they saved the world!

Room 18's Story time

In room 18 we were reading a book called 'The Witches' written by Roald Dahl. It is a nice story and we are now going to do some writing and art  about it. It is going to be displayed around our class (room 18) if you guys want to see our art, come to Room 18 in another week!

Adidas Timberlands

I love shoes and I dream of getting lots of them. I have seen lots of cool shoes and I will tell you of some of my favourite shoes that I dream of getting. There are Music shoes, Nike Free and other awesome shoes.

Rainbow's End

In the holiday me and my family went to Rainbows End.
The first ride was the pirate ship.
It was funny because my cousin was crying on it and they're about 19 years old. 

The second ride was the fear fall, which was pretty scary.
The first time I went on I didn't know if i was going to survive.

The third ride was the scorpion karts.
I drove so fast that I overlapped my cousin.

My School Weekend

On my school weekend, I am going to go to Jump for my cousins 6th birthday. On her birthday we are going to take some KFC with pork chops. For my cousin's present we are getting her a new trampoline, because she loves bouncing on stuff.

My time in the hoildays

On the  holidays  me and my family went to Kauria for the holiday and the food over there was very yummy, by the time me and my family got there my mum got me some Nikes shoes from the shop in Kaitaia - mean!

Weekend at Nana's

On the weekend I went to my Nana's house. We played some games and had a feed. Me and my brothers and cousin went to the park to play rugby.

What an awesome weekend!

The Water Cycle

Hello my name is Penina and I am going to talk about the water cycle and how much water you waste when you leave the tap running.

When you are brushing your teeth for two minutes while leaving the tap running you are wasting four liters a day. What a waste! Now think of all the kids that are thirsty they can really use the water that you are wasting.

So...turn the tap off while you brush your teeth!

My Weekend

On Saturday I went to my aunty's house with me, my brother, my dad, and my mum. We went to go see my cousin Gracie, who lives in Australia but she came to visit us. 

Me and my brother stayed there for one night. I played on the computer but it's huge: a 32 inch T.V! My cousin and my brother played on the playstation 4. They played Call of Duty. We had potato bake for dinner. It was yummy.

Creative Writing

Mr Horrible Slob

Mr Horrible Slob eats a lot of gross food, like slugs with gooey slime and spiders with black bodies. He has a lot of unhealthy food and he is lazy like a slob. His size is gigantic and huge, and his body is like an enormously fat balloon. He has his cheeks pierced and it makes him look like a clumsy monkey.


On the weekend me and my family went to Otara. We went because I was going to play netball. My family was so proud of me even though we lost 24/5.

World War One

I enjoy reading about World War One. I learnt that during WWI, also known as the Great War, Britain, France, Italy, Russia and Germany were involved. It was In world war one it was hard to survive.