Sunday, November 19, 2017

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It was the year 1872 an old short lady had moved into the small aged cottage next door. Everyone thought she was a kind hearted woman, BUT! At midnight when the clock struck twelve everything happened so quickly the screams, the laughing and the music box playing! The only person who ever heard that was a little girl called Mary who lived beside the small cottage. She was 10 years old and lived with her father, Tom. Her mum had died when she was only a baby. They only had one animal where they lived and that was their dog Archie.
One day Mary was sitting by the window looking out towards the old cottage. Then she noticed the old lady walking out of her front door with a little bag of lollies in her small frail hand. After about an hour she returned but this time she returned with a little boy who looked about 6 or 7 they wandered into the cottage. At midnight she heard it, the screams, the laughing and the music box playing. That boy was never seen again. This had been playing on her mind for a while so Mary decided to creep to the police station making sure the old lady was not watching. She was going to talk to them about her suspicion on the old lady. She scrambled into the police station slamming the door behind her. ‘’Police where's the police, help me’’! There's a crazy lady living beside me.
‘’Do you have any evidence’’ said the police.
‘’I do I do’’ she screamed ‘’come to my house’’. So they set off at a brisk walk down the street then turned left into a dark cobwebbed alley beside Mary’s house, then stepped through her back door. They waited for hours  and then suddenly one of the police men stood up and said ‘’I’m sick of this. I’m  going over there’’. So off he went over to her house but little did he know it was one minute to midnight. He went and rung the old silver door bell. The lady invited him in, shutting the ancient door behind him.
The tall grandfather clock in Mary’s house started to chime. It was midnight. Then they heard a man screaming, a lady laughing and the music box playing. They ran over to her house to investigate the streaming. They barged into her house ‘’we have a warrant to search the premises’’ yelled the police " ok ’’ said the lady ‘’but don't go into the basement it is full of rats. They searched and searched. It was hopeless and Mary was sick of it. So she tiptoed to the basement door and swung it open. She flicked the switch. The bulb flickered then shone a dim light over the basement. Mary saw the most haunting sight of her life. Thousand of bodies stacked up like books on a bookshelf and at the very top was the little boy and the policeman.  Mary screamed, her heart was thumping the police came running in they started yelling lights flashed everywhere and Mary fainted...

They arrested the old lady and she was sentenced to death she was hung the very next day. The little old village was normal again at least that's what they thought.     

The End                       

By Abbey Carter & Nicole McBain

Monday, October 16, 2017

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I wish it was hot and sunny just like it is in Hawaii.

 I wish I could swim in the lovely blue sea with the fish and turtles.
I wish I could drink from a coconut.
I wish I could dance around the fire at night.
I wish I could fall asleep listening to the waves crash on the shore and wake up with the birds singing.
I wish it was 30 degrees every day.
I wish I could sit under a cabbage tree with my eyes closed.

I wish I was in Hawaii

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Everyone likes penguins. Most people think there are only 2 or 3 different types but did you know there are actually 17?

The Emperor Penguin
The emperor penguin is one of the tallest and heaviest living penguins in the Antarctica. The male and female are very similar in size, reaching 1.22cm and weighing from 22 to 45 kgs. They can live for 20 years.

What They Eat
Penguins eat seafood. Their main diet is made up of fish,squid,krill and crustaceans. Instead of drinking salt water penguins have a little gland in their bodies that takes the salt out of the water they drink.

What Types of Conditions
do they Live in?
You will not find any penguins that live in the Northern hemisphere unless it is a Galapagos penguin. Most penguins do live in the Southern Hemisphere because it is colder.

Penguins are a main food source for a number of marine mammals, especially the leopard seals. These types of seals hide under the ice and wait quietly for their prey. Other predators are sea lions and orcas. But Penguins do have ways that they protect themself. Their white bellies blend with the snow and the sunlight so it makes it difficult for an underwater predator to see them.They are also very fast when it comes to swimming underwater which can help when they need an escape.

Penguins that live in New Zealand
There are three types of penguins that live in  New Zealand these types are the Yellowed eyed Penguin, the Fiordland crested penguin and also the little penguin.

So now you know something new about penguins, where they live, what they eat and much much more.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

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  • Cupcake cases
  • 1 ½ cups of granulated sugar
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅓ cup unsalted butter,room temperature
  • 3 large eggs,room temperature
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • ½ cup full-fat sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of milk
  •  Frosting Ingredients
  • ½ cup butter,softened
  • 4-5 cups powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp strawberry juice/jam
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2-4 tbsp cream/milk

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 muffin tins with cupcake cases or grease well.
  2. In the bowl of a cake mixer,mix together sugar,flour,baking powder,baking soda and salt.
  3. Mix on low speed until well combined.
  4. Add butter and milk on medium-low speed for three minutes. This will combine the butter into a fine crumble.
  5. In a small mixing bowl,whisk together eggs,sour cream,oil and vanilla extract until smooth. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and beat on medium speed until just combined.
  6. Slowly add milk and mix on low speed until just combined.
  7. Fill cupcake liners so they are just over half full.
  8. Bake for 18-20 minutes. They are done when a toothpick comes out clean. When the cupcakes are done,remove them immediately from the tins to the cooling rack. Let cool before adding frosting.

    10. Frosting
11. Beat butter and 2 cups of icing sugar together. It will   first crumble then it will come together smoothly.

12. Beat in vanilla and strawberry juice/jam

13. Add 2 more cups of icing sugar and milk 1 tbsp at a time until you get the consistency for spreading and piping.


Wednesday, May 3, 2017

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The sand on
your feet,
the smell of
salt hitting your nose,
shells scattered
across the shore.

Big waves
making their way
towards you,
Diving into
the sea

Swimming with
the sea life, watching
the sun go

Monday, May 1, 2017

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Border Collies are known as sheep dogs. Although you can also have them pets. Border collies are quick thinkers, energetic and have very sharp eyes. This makes them great for working with sheep.

Over in Scotland they call the Border Collie Scottish Sheep Dog. The male Border Collie can weigh up to 40-80 kgs and the female can weigh up to 30-70kgs. The male can grow up to 48cm in height and the female 42-46 in height. People say Border Collies can have up to eight puppies at the most.

They can come in different colours. But the most common colours are brown, black, red, sable etc. They work with other animals quite well. Border Collies have a lifespan of 10 to 17 years. They are very high maintenance and they need to be walked for 45 minutes every day.

Christopher and I like Border Collies because they look nice,fluffy and have a lovely nature.

By Abbey and Christopher

Sunday, March 19, 2017

For this reading activity I had to read a story about an evil octopus.
Once I had finished reading the story I had to create a children's book cover.
 I had to title it as Uliuli Monster of the Sea.