Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Today, Harriet and I went to cadets at the Mapua Hall. We had to put bandages on each other and wrap our arm in a sling. Being a patient is surprisingly fun, if you are not hurt! And we learnt what to do when you are on the scene of an emergency. First, you need to check for danger. So see if there are any objects or people that could hurt you. Second, see if the patient responds. Tap them on the collar bone and ask if they can here you. Tell them who you are and say that you are here to help them. Third, check their airways. See if there is anything blocking their oesophagus. Make sure that the patients tongue has not flopped back and is preventing them from breathing. Fourth, you need to make sure that they are breathing. Put your cheek over their mouth and look towards their feet. If you can feel their breath on your face, that's good. Now place your hand on their chest. See if you can feel their chest rising. Fifth, check their circulation. See if you can feel their pulse on the wrist. If it's not there, check under their jaw bone, and see if it's there. Sixth, check for severe bleeding. Put your hands under
their body and feel for blood and things which feel out of place. Make sure you do not hurt the patient though. Check your hands after you have done each limb and parts of the body.
I hope you have learnt a bit about helping somebody who needs your help.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

What a game!

On Friday, the senior basketball team had a great game aginst Parklands school. We lost but I think that we really enjoyed the game. We played at the Mot. Recreation Centre. The afternoon was a good one!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Maggi Mahem!

On the 30th of May, Safari, Harriet, Josie and I fundraised for the Maggi Cooking Show we have entered. The Dicer Chicks cooked our meal we are entering for 26 people and we did very well! We needed to funraise so that we had enough money to go down to Christchurch, where we will cook a Salmon and Spinach Roulade with Noodle Baskets. The Moutere Inn had a great little kitchen that we cooked in and a private dining room that our customers ate in. We earned $480 dollars so we achieved our goal greatly! It was an awesome night.

What a spoonful!!!

In the weeked, I tried to balance lots of teaspoons on my face, and I did it! The world record is 15, so I'm getting close. Ha, Ha! I managed 8 but after that I didn't know where else to put them!! I had loads of fun though! (;

Izzie's Book Reviews

Meggi loves books, so does her Father, Mo, a bookbinder, although he has never read aloud to her since her Mother mysteriosly dissapeared. They live quietly until the night a stanger knocks at their door. He has come with a warning that forces Mo to reveal an extraordinary secret - a storytelling secret that will change their lives forever.

This book is written by Cornelia Funke. I would recommend it to kids aged 12 to 15. I would give it a 4 star rating.


Although a year has passed, not a day goes by without Meggi thinking of the amazing events of Inkheart, and the story whose characters strode out of the pages and changed her life forever. But for Dustfinger, the fire-eater, torn from his world of words, the need to return has become desprate. When he finds a crooked storyteller with the magical ability to read him back, he sets in motion a dangerous reversal that sees the characters of Inkheart transported to a charmed Inkworld, about to be fought over by rival rebels and princes.
This is the second book in the Inkheart trilogy, and I would recommend it to kids aged 12 to 15. I would give it a 5 star rating.

Poor Pollyanna! Penniless and orphaned, she doesn't seem to have much to be happy about. And when she moves in with her harsh Aunt Polly, things start to look even worse. Luckily, Pollyanna has a speacial knack for seeing the bright side of life - and she'll need it!
This book is a retold novel by Eleanor H. Porter. I would reccomend it to children aged 10 - 12. I give it a 3 and a half star rating.

Man vs Beast

Every day thousands of animals die in laboratory experiments. Some say these experiments prvide essential scientific knowledge, while others commit acts of extreme violence in order to stop them. James and Lauren Adams are stuck in the middle. They're CHERUB agents. Trained professionals with one essential advantage: adults never suspect that children are spying on them.
This book is written by Robert Muchamore and is the sixth book in the series. I love the CHERUS series and would give it a 5 star rating! I would recommend it to kids aged 12 - 15.

The Tale Of Despereaux
Here, reader, is the tale of a tiny, sickly mouse with unusally large ears; a mouse who takes his fate into his own hands. It is the tale of a beautiful, flaxen-haired princess, who laughs often and makes eveything around her seem brighter. It is a tale of a poor deaf serving girl, who entertains foolish dreams of splendour. It is a tale of impossible love, of bravery and old-fashioned courage. And, reader, it is a tale of treachery; unlimated treachery.

This book is written by Kate DiCamillo. I would give it a rating of 4 and a half stars and would recommend it to kids aged 12 to 14.