Thursday, 13 November 2014

Clouds By Maya

Acrostic Poem

My name is Lanesa and here is my acrostic poem. 

Loud as a lion roaring.
Amazing and wonderful at sports and running.
Nesting like a bird in its nest like me in bed. 
Energetic especially when dancing. 
Sweet like candy. 
Active all year with netball and touch rugby. 

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Film festival.....Exciting

Lazy Boy - Manaiakalani Film Festival 2014

The idea for the film was originally a joke. I shared it with some of my friends who thought it was really funny. They said it was humorous especially how the lazy boy didn’t get the remote himself and just called his mum all the time. 
So we took this idea and developed the storyline and made it a bit more complex. We included the man in the TV and the different ways the lazy boy  communicated with his mum.

I thought it was fun to be the lazy boy because I got to sit in the chair the whole time. What I found challenging was having to keep a natural face and not smile when saying my lines.
- Bar

I have enjoyed working with my friends and some people that I thought I would never work with. I was having a fun time though, also learning about creating a strong storyboard and interesting camera angles for the Lazy Boy.
- Rohan

I enjoyed having to get all the camera angles right and the challenge of working with people I’m not used to be working with. Next time I think we should take a few of the same shots, even if it’s a good shot, and pick which one is the best.
- Nadav

I learnt that it is very important to listen to others and add to their ideas rather than just my own. Other people have different perspectives, opinions and ideas that can make a group stronger. I also learnt the importance of being patient while being filmed especially when it is a complicated speech.
- Mia

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Yummy Popcorn! By Danna Lei

Why does Popcorn pop?
Popcorn is a great snack to eat. But what is the science and history of popcorn? This is all about popcorn and how it forms from a seed to an ediable treat.

How it pops?
Popcorn pop’s because of the heat inside it. The popcorn seed is called a Kernel. A kernel has 14% of water inside it. A kernel needs moisture for it to be able to pop.When it gets heated up, the water inside it boils and then it pops!Then after a while, it cools down.

Why it pops?
Popcorn is a fascinating type of food.When you pop the popcorn, it can never be able to pop again. A kernel seed needs water to able to pop,without it, the kernel will stay as a seed.
The kernel is popped because of the undying heat.When the heat goes in the kernel,it slowly boils the water inside the kernel and the boiling water then turns into steam, and it becomes into the odd shape we love.

Facts about popcorn
Did you know that popcorn saved theatres? in the olden days people used popcorn for everything, and do you know that a popcorn stall\stand could be your job for a living in the popular year of popcorn.Also, Charles Cretors made the first popcorn machine in the 1800’s. Did you also  know that popcorn is part of the oldest food who have lived through all these centuries? You also need a specific type of corn to make popcorn.The corn you will need is called, Zea mays.

I hope you have learnt many true facts about popcorn and how popcorn was scientifically formed.I hope that you keep on eating popcorn!

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