Thursday, August 30, 2012

Sarah Walker

Have you heard about Sarah Walker? She is a New Zealand BMX rider. She has won silver from coming second in BMX in the London Olympic games. I chose this athlete because she is very brave and accurate when she is riding her BMX bike.

Wow, did you know she has won seven races? She was a favourite to win the BMX women's event at the 2008 Beijing olympics. However, she had came fourth. Her birthday is on July the 6th, 1988. Sarah Walker came second in one race and Sarah Walker was ranked number one in the world by the UCI in 2008.

As well as competing in BMX events around the world. Walker has also been a sports Ambassador for beef + Lamb New Zealand since 2008. She is a sponsored rider for avanti bikes using their lines ABD BMX bikes when racing.

Do you know what to do in BMX? Well it is something which you ride on. Have you ridden one? Are you even scared of hearing about it? I am scared!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The NZ Shot-Put Champion

Did you know that Valerie Adams has just been awarded from a silver to gold, Because Nadzeya Ostapchuk had took steroid’s so that she could come first place and to throw it further. Luckily the judges had caught her from the drug test.

Valerie Adams has won so many Medals. She is a very famous shot put player for New Zealand and she is a unbeatable shot put champion . We are so proud to be New Zealanders!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Have You Heard Of...

Have you heard of Ramadan. Well all the Muslim people have about three special days. Which they celebrate. They are Ramadan and Eid Mubarak.

Ramadan is thing which you fast for a month. Meaning you have to wake up early like 05:00 and eat till after 05:41. So you brush your teeth and have water. After that you cant have anything. We have the fast till about five o'clock at night

I love celebrating Eid Mubarak because I love eating  the yummy things like barfie laddo and much more. 

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Trying Out Reading Eggspress

Have you heard of Reading Eggspress? Well first when I heard about it, I was so Excited to learn more about it because I love reading. Do you?

When Mr Somerville finally let us go on it we all were silent. We all wanted to try fiddling with everything, but we only had seven minutes till home time.

My favorite part of Reading eggspress is when I do my comprehension gym. We all have about 10 comprehensions to do. There are seven things we have to complete.

I have noticed myself learning more from reading eggspress. Whenever I'm free I go on reading eggspress! You can try it our for yourself here.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

life Ed

Finally the time had come. As soon as I knew that we were going to the life education caravan I was so excited. I was so excited because we were going to see and meet Harold and Lynn.

I really learnt a lot of things inside the life ed. We learnt that energy drinks have caffeine in them. Caffeine is something that is not good for your body at all. We watched a video about a boy called Alex who slept late and didn’t look after his tenana. Alex had a very bad day. What made his day so bad was that he left his lunch home, he didn’t have a good breakfast, Alex miss the bus, he couldn’t play soccer and he didn’t look after his body properly.   

My favorite part was learning about our body. The best game we played was that a player sits on a chair and another player gets one of the body parts and puts it on the wall. The player who sits on the chair has to guess what it is.

I love going to the life education caravan and learning cool facts about our body. Mostly we always go there after a year now! I can’t wait till next year to see harold again. We love you Harold!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

My Olympic Story

Do you know much about Tennis? Well I really enjoyed searching stuff and finding out all about.    

Do you know all the sports in Olympics? Well I didn't know until I searched it up. There are heaps of sports they do. The olympics are being held in  London this year.

Did you know that Tennis was invented in France ..... we all know what tennis balls look like today a green and fuzzy ball, but have you ever thought what the first tennis balls were made of? Well it was made of wool or hair wrapped up in leather.

Tennis is played on a rectangular flat surface or on grass, hardcorut and concrete. Two people play at once. We use a racket and a tennis ball to play. The clothes you wear are  probably t-shirts and maybe shorts and shoes.

Have you seen people in wheelchairs play tennis? Well you know that people in wheelchairs can also play. It got started in 1976.

Thank you for hearing my story about tennis. Hope you enjoy the london olympics.