Thursday, 31 July 2008


On Wednesday afternoon Room 9 was at Room4 and the lights went on and off. A few minutes later the internet went off. Next the storm began. When Room 9 went back to our classroom we had to run because it was really scary and stormy. We had to wait to be picked up. Mum and I took Grace home in the car to her house. Olivia, Grace's sister, kept on crying because of the storm. Grace and I were scared too. When Mum and I went home, Mum could not cook my dinner because we didn't have power. So I had to have KFC. After dinner, my Mum's rose bush was dancing about in the garden. I hated it because it was scary and frightening.

By Siggi

On Wednesday afternoon Room 9 went to Room 4. Room 9 did Kidpix drawings. The lights went off and Room 9 looked outside. A storm had come. The internet stopped working. Room 9 lined up. Room 9 ran back to Room 9. I cried because I was scared. When I went home lots of trees had fallen over.

By Dylan

On Wednesday afternoon Room 9 went to Room 4. When I went on the computer the lights went off and there was a storm. When I looked out the windows it was raining and windy.

By Holly

Yesterday afternoon Room 9 went to Room 4. It was windy, stormy and thundery. The lights flickered off and on. It was really, really noisy. We drew Maui and the Sun pictures in Room 4. We also did maths. Then we got back to Room 9. The wind pushed us forward and it was raining too. We waited to be collected by Chipmunks or parents. Dylan was crying because he thought his Mum or Dad wasn't coming. In the front field the branches were on the grass and the basketball hoops had fallen over. The soccer goals were fallen over too. Then we went home.

By Beau

When Room 9 went to Room 4 we sat down on the mat with our rulers and pencils and rubbers. Then Room 9 went on the computers and the other half of us went and did their maths. While we were doing that the lights flickered on and off and it was windy. I looked out the window and the basketball hoops were down. After we finished we went back to the classroom and sat down on the mat. We waited for our parents inside so we did not get blown away. My Mum came to pick me up so I left school and went to pick up my little sister.

By Tyler


ninetybee said...

Hi Room 9

The photos of the storm damage at your school look terrible. Did you see the video of the tree falling down in the middle of Nelson? It is on youtube - it almost fell down on top of a car!!!

After Oscar came home from school we looked out the window at the storm. We saw the roof blow off a house and a trampoline blow down the hill. Our trees were bending right over. We were scared, but luckily our house didn't get damaged. We feel sorry for all the people who did have things damaged. We have no water in our house now!!!

From Sarah (Oscar's mum)

Miss Thomas said...

Hi Room 9,

It sounds like your school had lots of damage from the storm. In Auckland at Meadowbank School we had a tree fall over last night! I hope the weather calms down for you soon!
Miss Thomas

Hayden said...

Wow! That was a big storm. Someone could have got killed. I can't believe the wind knocked down the huge trees at our school. One of our trees at home was blown over too but my Mum was able to plant it again. From Hayden

Becky (Toby's mum) said...

Hi Room 9
I don't think I will ever forget coming to pick up Bryn and Toby last Wed!! It was the most fierce wind I have ever been in. I was carrying Molly and holding Pippa's hand and the wind blew us over! We had to huddle down for a while holding on to eachother so that we didn't get knocked off our feet. Boy, I was glad when we finally picked every one up and got safely home!

From Becky (Toby's mum)

Manaia Kindergarten said...

WOW What excellent stories you have told about the storm! We had very stormy weather in Whangarei too. Over the past few days we have had frosty weather which is most unusual for up here. The children thought it was snow!