I am a student at Tawa Intermediate School in Wellington, New Zealand. I am in Room 15 and a member of the amazing Huia Syndicate. My teacher is Stephanie Thompson.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Tomorrow When The War Began Intrapersonal 5 Character Traits

The 5 ways Homer is like me :
1. We both get in a lot of trouble
2. We both act like idiots
3. We can often offend people
4. We can be responsible sometimes
5. In difficult situations our attitudes can change

The 5 ways Homer is not like me
1, We don't have the same lifestyle
2. Unlike Homer I think rich people are equal to middle class
3. I can't think of great plans quickly like Homer
4. Homer is a lot more extreme
5. Homer is a rebel

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Tomorrow When The War Began Environment Study

The book: Tomorrow When The War Began helps with the study of the environment because it describes the surroundings in Hell and Tailor's Stitch, also the farm areas and bush. The places in the book like the streets and roads are name ed but never really described. The book tells us how the places are all broken up and destroyed. Chris also says that when the invasion first started that he saw crashed cars and blown up buildings.

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Finding Meanings Of Interesting Words In Tomorrow When The War Began

Indestructible- Unbreakable
Monotonous- Dull, tedious, repetitious
Scrawl- To write hastily or illegibly
Ceased- End
Rifle- A firearm  

Ranking Events In Tomorrow When The War Began

3. The event when they got to Hell.
2. When the jets flew overhead 
1. When they got back home and everyone was missing and also discovering Corrie's dad's note.

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Tomorrow When The War Began Ellie's Diary

Dear Diary,

Tomorrow me Fi, Homer, Kevin, Robyn, Lee and Corrie are going to go down to Tailor's Stitch for a hike. We don't really know how long we're going to be there so we packed a bunch of food and water to last us about a week, we're also hoping to find some extra water up in Hell.

-Ellie

Day 1

We finally made it to Hell. We just set up camp and we're ready for a few days, we didn't set up a tent because everyone wanted to watch stars. I wanted a tent, but watching stars seemed like a better idea. I once read in a book that in dark places, stars shine their brightest, it was true, they were beautiful. I also feel kind of bad missing Commemoration Day, I think Robyn does too.

-Ellie

Day 2

Last night I saw a few V shaped jets dash through the sky and apparently Robyn and Lee heard more flying by after I fell asleep. In the morning we started making weird assumptions to what those planes were for. Someone said something about a distress call, another saying nuclear war. Of course, we didn't think much of them and the subject was changed rather quickly.

-Ellie

Day 3

Oh my goodness, I can't believe it. Today we went back home and no one seems to be in town. Most of our dogs are dead and the group's assumptions of what's happening keep getting worse. The assumption of being invaded was half confirmed when we found a note written by Corrie's dad saying:
"Corrie, I'm in the Show Secretary's office. Something's going on. People say it's just Army manoeuvres but I'm sending this anyway, then heading home to tear it up so no one will know what an idiot I've been. But Corrie, if you get this, go bush. Take great care. D not come out till you know it's safe. Much love darling. Dad." What's going on? I can't freaking believe it, what ever's happening, it's a recipe for disaster.

-Ellie

Friday, 12 July 2013

11 Before 11

1. Join a Music Group
Reason: Even if you think you're not so musical it's gonna be really fun learning how to play,
2. Be Spider-Man
Reason: Who doesn't want to be Spider-Man? You can swing around and you can join the high jump team!
3. Catch a Pokemon
Reason: Catching and training a pokemon is everyone's dream!
4. Be Teacher for a day
Reason: Do I even have to give you a reason?
5. Learn how to fly
Reason: Just imagine it, flying in the sky and not having to worry about being late for school!
6. Do a montage
Reason: Montages are awesome! Unless it's a bad montage, like... punching yourself
7. Be a break dancer
Reason: Break dancing is awesome!
8. Turn into a frog for 2 minutes
Reason: You can spring up anywhere and strike your tongue like lightning
9. Ride a boat
Reason: You're riding a boat! That's reason enough.
10. Underwater Diving
Reason: Underwater diving! That's reason enough! Like riding a boat!
11. Meet Michael Jackson
Reason: All you need to do is hallucinate!

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Rapunzel

Prince Jack stared into the grassy meadows and watched strips of grass move towards the direction of the blowing wind. He sighed and looked deeper into meadows. He remembered the tower, Rapunzel's tower. Prince Jack knows the path, but his limited courage had stopped him from proceeding. 'What kind of prince waits around doing nothing?' he said to himself. Prince Jack took a step, then another, and before he knew it he was running to the tower. He couldn't see it, but he knows the path like the blade of his sword, which he carelessly left at home. 


Rapunzel looked out her tower, into cloud covered setting sun. The sky was a light red colour, her second favourite colour next to yellow. Yellow was her favourite because it was her hair colour, but it is understandable. 'Rapunzel, let down your hair!' she heard a familiar voice exclaim, she looked down and saw Prince Jack looking into her eyes, smiling. 'You came back,' she said happily.
'Of course I have, my love,' he started, 'I couldn't leave you in this old tower for the rest of your life.' 
'You're, getting me out?' she asked, curiosity in her voice. 
'Of course, I just need you to jump, don't worry I shall catch you,' he explained. Rapunzel was conflicted, she was too scared to jump, but she wanted to get out of this filthy tower. She took a deep breath and jumped. 


Wind rushed through her extremely long golden hair, she had her eyes closed, she landed on two extended arms. Her eyes opened and Prince Jack was looking at her smiling. She grinned and gave him a kiss on the lips.