Thursday, 27 November 2014

Hi Emily from all the way over in NZ!!!

This week in Room 4 Mr Tai set us up with a person from England to like email. Its really fun and my person is Emily, so Emily, this is me!

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

MOA awards trailer

On Tuesday night it was the 2014 MOA awards. There were some great entries. It was a awesome night and i sure enjoyed it!!

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

My speech on homework

My Speech from Mackenna Chittenden on Vimeo.

In week 1,2 in term 4 the whole senoir side, did speeches. Kids from year 6-8 did a speech infront of the whole school. Well done to them. All though the year 4,5 did not get to do it they still made one. They also said it infront of their class. Here is my speech on why kids shouldn't have homework aftter a long day of work

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Mr Bloors calf and lamb day video

Here is the calf and lamb day video done by Mr Bloor. Good video Mr Bloor

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Mr Bloors Cross Country video

Thanks again to Mr Bloor for a wonderful Cross Country video. He has made such amazing videos. Well done Mr Bloor!!

Monday, 15 September 2014

Hunger Buster

"Mackenna!" Dad shouted." Come here." I walked over to him with my hand out." You will get 4 sausages now go over to the line."

I walked over to the line. It looked like it stretched to the other end of the world. It was like it took 1 millon years for me to get over to the front of the line!

My nose caught the super sweet sausage smell. My nose hoped for it so badly. Finally 1 person was in front of me. I really wished I could use the force to move that person behind me so I'd get the treasure.

I only longed for it. Finally when that person left I felt like I should really celebrate, but we need to stay focused, there are way more important things. Mr Kalin checked my hand and thought. "Hmm... 4s 4 sausages please!" I grabbed my food, heaven, but I was struggling to hold it.

I would've had some help but Caridy just stood there like a statue, watching me do all the work. So I said "don't just stand there... Help!" Can you see how silly she can be at times?

I tottled over holding 3 sausages and screamed at Dad "why do I have 4 sausages?!?!" Dad replied " woah woah woah, 2 for you 1 for Caridy and 1 for Mum, simple."

I forked over the 'giving Mum her sausage' job to Caridy so I could enjoy my heaven. But she didn't come out for awhile and I had promised myself I would eat my sausage when she came back!

Finally she came back and explained that Mum didn't want to have it so she gave it to Emily. But it was too late, I was not listening. My face was covered with tomato sauce. It felt like there was red paint all over my face. I have just given my sausage a one-way ticket to hungry land!

By Mackenna

Monday, 8 September 2014

Market day

Here is the Market day video created by Quade. It is showing some of the amazing class rooms creations. Cheack it out and see if you can spot the Creative key holders, my group!!!

Friday, 5 September 2014

Caridys new lamb... Sparkle!

On Friday the 5th of September Caridy just got her new lamb Sparkle. She got it for Calf and Lamb day. Madden was very excited to feed him! Here is a photo of Caridy, Bryleigh and Madden feeding Sparkle.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

All done and ready for market day!

Here is a photo of all the lego key holders together. The Creative key holders are ready for action at the market day!

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

My Imovie

Mackenna's IMOVIE from Mackenna Chittenden on Vimeo.
Here is my Imovie I created at home. It looks great and it took a long time to do! It is based on a normal guy who ends up in space! Here it is.

Creative key holder Advertisement

Creative Key Holders from Mackenna Chittenden on Vimeo.

Here is the ad on our Repurposing unit. We are done it and it looks great. Her It is for our... Lego key holder!

Scott Donaldsons kayak washes up in Taranaki!

Scott Donaldson kayak was found on a farm in Oeo in south Taranaki. It was located on the beach at 1pm in the afternoon. Scott tried to cross the Tasman sea in July, but failed. People in a helicopter flied over and spotted the kayak and flew in to take a look. People said that on the side it said Double ditch and that was the name of Scott crossing attempt. Here is a photo of the ship. (It looks a bit scratched up!)

Monday, 25 August 2014

My pic collage for topic

For topic, I created a Pic Collage of our product. The Lego key holder to sort of promote it. Then I told my whole group to create one to.Then we put it on our goggle presentation. Here is my pic collage of the product.

Friday, 22 August 2014

My Birthday party

To celebrate my birthday, Me and some of my friends went to a place called bowlarama and Mcdonalds. It was a cool day and heres a photo of us bowling. Also here is a photo of my birthday cake!!!!

Thursday, 21 August 2014

My Birthday

On the 21st of August it was my birthday. I turned 9 and this morning I opened my presents from Mum and Dad. (I also got a present from Uncle Craig) This is a picture of 1 of my presents! (Mum actually got this free while getting my other presents and its worth about $40!) Then Nana made a surprise entrance. She gave me 5 bars of chocolate and... A soft toy cat! Now, this isn't any orindary cat. its from Minecraft!

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Technology in class persuasive writing

"Glue your worksheet in." "Make sure that's stuck in." That's what teachers used to always say until someone created iPADs. Some people love the idea. But after being in a iPAD class, they should be everywhere, and here's why.

Firstly, kids should have iPADs in class because it takes learning to the next level. From books to technology, like instead of doing your maths in your book you can get onto your iPAD and do math activities  instead. There are some great things that make iPAD experience better. Such as all the apps!

Secondly, you can use all sort of different apps like puppet pals, Aurasma, google docs and mathletics are some great examples of some apps that you would use every day.

Thirdly, if you are ready to type out your story and there was no more devices, you would have to wait until someone was finished, wouldn't that be wasting time? But if everyone had a iPAD no one would have to wait!

I think kids should have iPADs to help with their learning.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Mackenna and Bethany puppet pals news report

My news report from Bethany Cook on Vimeo.
On Friday Room 4 went into Room 2 because of the Taranaki trophy. Mrs Cocker gave us a task to create a puppet pals on a story from,  I paired up with Bethany. Here is Mine and Bethany's puppet pals.

Monday, 11 August 2014

My Argument Writing

This is my Argument piece of writing about  should kids be given pocket money.  My argument stated that kids should not get pocket money.

Everyone thinks pocket money is a great thing, you can make your kids do more around the house, but I disagree, and I'll tell you why...

Firstly, if you live in a town and kids walk home from school. They could walk into shops and buy some lollies every day and get sick, that's unhealthy isn't it?

Secondly, some kids bribe other kids so they will carry their bags on the way home and do their homework. Thats a bad thing.

Lastly, if kids get pocket money they might think it will come easy. They might not get a job later on because they think it comes easy.

Kids should not be given pocket money because they are too young and irresponsible to handle money.

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Mackenna and Ebony Maths

Today in class Me and Ebony created a Maths video. Here is our video about adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators. We used the app called Explain Everything.

My Mihi

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Lego key holder

For Repuposing Me, Peter, Ashton, Jordan and Ryan have created a Lego key holder. We have created it out of lego. When you go somewhere you can use the lego piece as a keychain and then when you are back you just stick it on. We are going to stick it on a thing called adhesive. It will stick on most surfaces like wood or flat surfaces on walls. 

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Hong Kong Skype

On Tuesday 17th of June Room 4 skyped Hong Kong! We asked a lot of questions that we asked and after we made a pic collage. Here is my pic collage.

Friday, 13 June 2014

Kiddie Karts

On Friday for electives Mr Chittenden takes kids down to Manutahi for electives. Int this electives we get to ride horses! We also get to gear them up. Here is a video showing Me and Harley riding the Horses.

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Room 7 comes and reads

Today Room 7 came to Room 4 for reading. After we read the story with some body from Room 7 we would help them create a pic collage. I was paired up with Hunter and here is the pic collage we created.

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Netball tournament

On Sunday the 8th of June I had a netball tournament. I played WD,GK,GS. We lost both 2 games but I got 3 goals. Renee got player of the day and Paige got player of the whole game.

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

I've got to calm down

As the curtains rose. I thought "uh oh, this isn't fun." My palms sweat as I thought what if I made a mistake?

Just about time to say my line. It was like the whole world depended on you. "Um, is it time?" I walked on. The crowd stared at your every move. I wonder if they're waiting to see that tiny mistake?

I spoke my line but nothing came out. "Opps" I thought. Better try that again...

I spoke.I said it clear and calm. Everybody cheered. The chairs even clapped for me. After, I thought I could do better, but I had to focus.Then lines were spoken, now sweat wasn't a big problem.

Finally the play is just about over, I can do it. But then it hit me, if I did this 50 times better, I could raise the roof

Wednesday, 14 May 2014


To start our repurposing unit off, we decided to find out exactly what jobs are needed to make a product. We used a lolly called Fruit bursts and brainstormed what jobs we think are needed to make this delicious treat. We used a App called Popplet to show our work

Friday, 9 May 2014

And so it begins

"I'm so bored!" I said dragging my feet around. "When is my game starting?"

"Okay Mackenna, lets go and find your team and get this soccer game started" Dad said, as he pulled me along like a dog on a leash. Then finally we found someone in my team. Then we kept seeing people come over and just in time too, the game started!

'Tweet' the whistle squealed as the ball was kicked. There were a lot of big kicks going around and then the ball was passed to me. I thought "come on, you can do it. She shoots and she... 

Scores! The crowd goes crazy! "Oh ya!" I said, "OK Mackenna,  nice job but keep your eye on the ball." Said Dad, 'Tweet' the whistle said. Half time!

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

It's time

Momentum went down my spine. I was so excited but I was freezing cold." It was time" I thought.

Our car rolled in like barrels." About time" I said. I had to stretch because I felt like a crumbled up piece of paper. After a while we just waited until Something Dad said really bugged me... "We are going to wait another 20 minutes." "We are going to have to wait another 20 minutes!" "Shhh, Mackenna."Snapped Dad

"They are here!" Caridy screeched and the second she said that our friends Bridget,Mark,Willow and Ashleigh were overflown by us After a while they talked to us. All I could hear is bla bla bla. So I had to listen to keep entertained." Boring" I thought.

Saturday, 3 May 2014

Going to the beach at Mokau

A cold frosty morning. The waves crashing into each other. It was really cold but we organised a special thing. This included being in Mokau. I was excited but it was freezing cold.

When we stopped we all got out of the car eager to stretch and when we got out we had to wait a long time because our friend, Bridget was going to be late! I was so bored!

"It's about time!" I thought because they're here! We had not seen them for... I don't know! But I don't care!

When Bridget, Mark, Willow and Ashleigh came out they were overflown by us. Then we had a discussion about what we were going to do, so we decided to go to the beach. So we all got in the car and drove to find a beach.

When we found one it was really cold but I did cope with it... Luckily! We all got out of the car and I was free! I ran around like a maniac and something caught my eye. A house made of big long tree trunks! It was massive! Then I went to investigate inside it. "Wow" I thought as I looked inside it.

This is when the fun ends, Mum always ruins the fun by saying this "time to go" and we did anyway. Man I was so annoyed to go, but Bridget said we will see her soon.

Friday, 2 May 2014


 On Wednesday I went to Chipmunks. Now most people don"t know what Chipmunks is so I'll tell you. Chipmunks is an indoor playground, but we need to get onto the story!

 When we arrived through the door all this momentum went down my spine as we went to pay, there sure was a lot of people! Then we had to get our socks on and then the second it was done the whole place was a madhouse.

 First I went on an inflatable slide and it was really fun. I used all my skills and did lots of tricks. Then I went to a big arena that had these guns that you fill with foam balls and I shot so many I was like a human machine gun! Finally before we left I went back to the inflatable slide and did a flip down the slide. It was very cool and scary because you were going really fast! Then after all that Mum called all of us and then we all headed to the car. So I guess that was the end of our experience at chipmunks... For now.

Friday, 25 April 2014


In the holidays I went to my cousin Calens birthday party. They had this very fun game that used these massive balls. Yep, you guessed it. Zorbing!

 I was really surprised about what stood right in front of me, there was a ball that was about 4 metres high! I loved it.The Zorbing was like being in clothes drier, tumbling and turning back and forth.

 Then I tried these little balls. They had these handles that you had to hold on at all times because you flip all the time and you get shoved from behind and sometimes if you're unlucky, you end up on your head!

 When it was getting dark we all got to choose something to go on before a men deflated them. I choose to go on the big ball. The only person left was Aunty Lol. She said she would push, but I didn't feel comfortable. Me, Aliette and Caridy all tumbled in and off we went.

 Guess what? I knew I was right. I knew not to trust Aunty Lol because every time we rolled over there was a hole waiting to be filled. Aliette fell in one twice! I never wanted it to end but we had to get out."That was fun" I thought. Then Aunty Lol told everyone to come to her house. So we all piled in cars and drove off.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Aqua dragons

Last night I hatched these things called Aqua dragons. Aqua dragons are these creatures that have 3 eyes and they have 3 legs on each side.They can grow up to 2 cm. They cope best in cold water but if the waters to hot they will die. The Aqua dragons cant be overfed, but it doesn't matter if you forget to feed them! Its best to feed them 4-5 days.

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Dads Back!!

I was smashing the window like crazy while the car rolled down the drive way like a ball whizzing down a hill. " Dad!" I shouted.

As Dad walked through the door we all swarmed him like bees. "Dads back yes now no more I miss Dad" Mum said happily.(I thought she might do that) any way back to the story, Dad unloded his dump truck off presents. I got some really cool things from China town ( my sister thought it was China!)

Then I opened a present that changed every thing. It  was a minoin shirt that could fit Me and Caridy!

That was bad I thought...

Friday, 11 April 2014

NZ Lego compition

This year I will be entering a Lego compition This lego compition is all the New Zealanders that like Lego enter, My project looks really cool, I will post it up on my blog and Dad said we might go to the LEGO movie!

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Mandala art

This is some of our Malanda art that we did with Mrs Knapman. We drew all the things that we liked.

Saturday, 5 April 2014

The big day out

Saturday was the last day until dad went on his big trip to Singapore, so he decided to have a day out with us.

First we went to the Hawera pools and we had a lot of fun especially when Nana came, and the only thing that ruined it was I had to stick in the baby pool. But luckily Dad let me free.

Then we went to the Gelato cafe, and we got some ice cream and I had to beg Dad not to make me have another tub like last time. But luckily he didn't get me one!

After that we went to the Hawera King Edward park, to just have a play and boy, that didn't go so good.  Madden fell over and then Bryleigh fell over and it was just one pile after another.

Then finally we went to McDonalds. Dad ordered while I was trying to find something to do but then something caught my eye I saw Peter, I didn't say a word so I just looked away. After we scoffed down our food we had a play on the playground and then I really wanted these lego cards I had to convince him to grab some and he did! I was so happy but then I realised that I couldn't stay here forever.

Thursday, 3 April 2014


This is my tivaevae. A tivaevae is a Cook Island quilt used for special occasions such as birthdays and funerals.

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Swimming sports

"8 year old girls to the marshalling area that has a 23 on their arm please." Dad announced through the speaker.
 Everybody made their way to the marshilling area.We all were wondering about how good we would do? Some people aren't so good at backstroke and I'm one of them. But I had no choice I signed up, and It was really bugging me that I didn't want to it but I had to."Ready set GO" said Miss Davidson.

Off I flew, But the only problem was my speed deteriorated. Then Smash! "Ouch" I yelped like a dogs tail getting stood on. Someone kicked me but I all I could do is keep going going on. The next thing I knew my hand smashed the wall like a hammer,I knew I didn't win but I was just glad that it's all over.

Friday, 28 March 2014


On Saturday I went to the Hurleyville pumpkin festival. There was a lot of things there but the one thing I liked was the coconut throw. I had to throw strong balls at four coconuts and what ever I hit I get.

So I lined up. The ball was in my hands and i threw it and it hit it! "Wow" said Dad as he handed me my next ball. "Nice job."

I threw my next few balls but I didn't hit it again. "Nice hitting" said the lady as she gave me my coconut."Wow thats heavy" I said as I heaved the coconut over to mum.

"I wonder what I will do next?" I thought.

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Mr Spice medium problems

These are the answers to the medium questions in week 6

Mr Spice Easy Problems

This morning Dad and I did the easy questions from Mr Spice.

Monday, 10 March 2014

Horse riding

"So you put the reins through the hole here and that will make it tight" Grandad said as he helped me on. Then I got on the horse and steered it to the exit.

Then the  horse trotted over to the gate and off we went down the track.

"OK Mackenna make sure you stay behind me" Dad said as he rode the horse down the dusty track while holding the rope. 

After we did two laps it was Caridy's turn. I was very bored because my little sister did not understand the point of I spy. Then Dad came and let me have two laps of my own.

It was all going smoothly until dad went right off the track! I stopped in surprise and then Dad got back on the track and we kept going.

At the end we had to take all of the gear off and then we drove home.

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

About me

  My name is Mackenna. I live in South Taranaki. I hate fish pie and love Minecraft. I like eating wedges and chips. My favourite song is Radioactive and what the fox say. My favourite tv show is Rabbids invasion, Sanjay and Craig and Adventure time. I also like video games too, and I love my dog Maggie.

First post

Hi my name is Mackenna and this is my first post on my blog. I would like to say hi and welcome to my blog for 2014!