Thursday, April 26, 2012

Vincent Van Gogh

This term our main focus is Art Alive, and the artist we are most hooked on is Vincent Van Gogh.

1.In a fit of anger he shot himself and two days later he died, because he was depressed and he thought that there was no point in his life.

2.He tried two other jobs before a painter. The other jobs were a Teacher, a preacher like his dad and the last job painter.

This picture I really like picture of sunflowers, he sold this picture for 88 Million dollars.

This next picture is really sad because he cut off his ear, put it in a shoe box and gave it to his girlfriend . Picture

This is his last painting before he died( this painting is very dark)

Fono samoa

Fono Samoa is a program that brings all the, “Pacific.Island.Presbyterian.Church’s.” together. It is to perform a samoan dance and another culture's dance like Tonga, India and more (the performance is at night.)

This year’s host was Rainui P.I.P.C ( Sisifo \ West Auckland ) this year's theme for Fono Samoa was Toe Afua. It means begin again. All the games and activities where at Tepai stadium. The guest stars(For the day ) was Lape Marina he was the funniest (His presentation is on video on the top) ( From Jamoa Jam) and Filipo Tavega sio ( He wrote ‘The Samoan Who said Yes)

On the first day we had to arrive at the 7:00 am and there was a service.Breakfast was at 9:00am. We had to go to Tepai Stadium to split up into our age groups. But first we had praise and worship.

“ All the primary and intermediate kids go to the Kowhai room number two”! So we did. The first thing we did was JUMP JAM. Then we did some painting on a butterfly.Mine was so ugly.

“Afternoon tea “! They shouted at us as we were working! Seriously everybody was gone in an instant. We had tuna rolls, an apple and milo.

After a few hours we went back to the church and we had dinner we were catered by Manhatten . The curry and the fish was the best. I was pleased with the food but at 7:00pm was the youth rally. ( Guest star RIA was going to sing)

We arrived and then did some praise and worship. My church was the sixth one up on stage (The schedule on the bottom) I was so tired after the youth rally, but it was so fun.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Frog Report

Amphibians are more unusual than most other animals, they are very magnificent because they can live in and out water. Did you know that all Amphibians are cold blooded? Newts, Salamanders, Toads and Caecilians are all amphibians. Some Amphibians are poisonous .

A Frog's habitat are in cold damp places like, under leaves, in slow moving waters, rain forests, in damp logs and some live in trees.( like the South American tree Frog.) There are a special kind of frog named the Maud island Frog, they never swim.

Did you know that they have to keep moisture or they will die, because if their skin is dried up, then they can not breath. Did you know that that half of the air they absorb is through their skin. Thats why they need to keep their skin moisture .

Despite having so many enemies the Frog managers to survive, because they have so many babies. Some of the enemies are, Owls, Lizards, Birds, sharp toothed fish and Hedgehogs. Did you know that some frogs lay 5000 eggs a time.

Did you know that when Frogs hibernate they breath through its skin while, it hibernates under slow moving waters. They Hibernate because when winter comes all the food dies or is resting so their is no food. Secondly they are cold blooded so they will freeze to death.
I think that in the future I want see a real Frog or toad. Did you know that French people eat Frogs?