Intro: Matariki day was so much fun.
What would you choose if you had the chance?
As I stumbled across the dirty sharp concrete floor my ears alert as I heard the drum of a bell across the courtyard area with each clang meaning that schooltime had started. I was excited as I opened the doors of my classroom and came in with a big smile on my face happy that it was a friday and even better, matariki day, everyone had already been organised into their groups before I even came in! There were 4 groups which you could choose from, there were cooking, sports, craft and movie making, I chose cooking and we had a great time!
We cooked, decorated and even crafted things out of paper for the entire day at school! We cooked something called Kumara Rosti, and we decorated star cookies using whipped cream flavoured icing and much more sorts of food decorating items, and once the icing dried we were allowed to eat our own cookies which we decorated! After we munched the delicious meal, the leftover juice that we squeezed while making the kumara rosti was still there and as soon as Mr Goodwin saw it, there was a grin on his face!
He lifted the juice carefully and brought it outside to where the cooking desks were set, and asked if anyone had the guts to drink it and as soon as he mentioned the word taste I shot my hand up “ Me Mr Goodwin, me Mr Goodwin!” I shouted in excitement and dashed to the bowl and had one single mouthful of it and bolted outside to the water tap, wanting to vomit the taste out of my mouth!
Once the taste was out of my reach I walked back to class searching for rubbish as it was pack up time! I got down onto both knees and started crawling looking for pieces of rubbish to earn myself a raffle ticket, soon after the place was tidy I didn’t earn my raffle ticket but still I tried at least. After we had stacked the chairs Mr Goodwin instructed everyone outside to line up for assembly, one foot after the other I trotted outside to the rest of the line and headed off towards the hall to show what we had been doing!