Monday, November 26, 2012

My Toy Invention

The extension group was given a task to make an object and creating it into a toy. Once again we did a random pick. We had to choose a number and behind that number was an object. I choose number 7 and my object was a beautiful necklace. Anyway, it was easy for me to create a toy but I think I can do way better. This is my idea....

So what I have came up with is that you can draw on it. So if you want to remember something like a phone number, you can just write on the necklace and then if you want it off you just wash it with soap.  Anyway, there is a game to it as well. This is how you play......


This is the aim of the game. So you find a little object and hide it. Where? I hear you ask, well you can open the big circle beads. Then another person has to guest which one is it in. It is really easy once you get use to it because one circle bead is bigger then the others. That is how you play.

In conclusion I would like to give this toy a name, price, powered and the audience. So, its name is 'A Useful Necklace' created by Vivienne. If you would like to buy one it would be $8.00.  This toy is not runed on power. You don't need batteries. I would recommend this to +10.  I hope you have enjoyed this and hopefully my toy will actually be created in real life.

Where I Am From

Where I am from I touch the flowers that blossom behind my house
Where I am from I hear the sound of voices that bring laughter to my family
Where I am from I see kids playing with each other
Where I am from I smell delicious food that leads me to my house
Where I am from I taste yummy island food
Do you know where I am from?
The Kingdom Of Tonga

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Teddy Bear Facts

The extension group was assigned to research a particular toy. We weren't allowed to choose a toy, we had to do a random pick. So we had to pick a number and behind a number was a toy. We all choose our numbers. The toy I got was a bit boring. I wanted something new but after hearing what everyone else got I was really happy with my one. I choose the number 17 and behind number 17 was the one and only "Teddy Bear"

Here are some facts about the teddy bears.

NAME OF TOY::Teddy Bear
PERSON NAMED THE TEDDY BEAR::Theodore Roosevelt (Teddy)
INVENTOR:: Richard Steiff or Theodore Roosevelt
COSTS:: Depends on the size and the look of it
PATENT:: No one
B- Make the eyes bigger
A- I would add a recorder in it. Press a button and start talking.
R- I would replace nothing

Monday, November 19, 2012

Caleb Chung An Amazing Toy Maker

Caleb Chung is an amazing toy maker. Why? Well, the extension group has researched about him and have found out facts amazed us. When we were asked to research him the first question in my head was who is Caleb Chung? Caleb Chung is a toy inventer. He invented lots of toy from robotic toys all the way to Furby. He has a toy company called Giving Toys. The amazing thing with Caleb is that he didn't go to university.  His life starts like this.

He began his life being a street mime. After that he was a Silver Smith. Then he dropped out of school and worked for Mattel. Then he started to create toys. Furby, foam launcher are just some of the invention.

This man was kind of interesting to research about. He didn't go school which was pretty amazing. Anyway, what I have learnt about Caleb Chung is that even though he didn't finish high school doesn't mean you can.

Friday, November 16, 2012

The Spooky Looking Barn (Narrative)

“I told you that the barn looks cool” Jarna said in excitement.
“Yeah, it’s spooky like you said. How did you find it?” Ashleigh replied as she finished tying her shoe lace. In a distance they couldn’t see the barn properly but by the look of it, it didn’t look like a house that they would live in.
“I have my ways. Anyway lets go and check it out!” as she continued walking.
“Okay” Ashleigh said.
The sky was dull and goosebumps started to appear on Ashleigh’s arms. She rubbed them and walked briskly to catch up to Jarna. “Wait up Jarna!” Ashleigh yelled.
“Hurry up Ashleigh. We’re almost there.”
“Oh man, I have a bad feeling about this” Ashleigh thought to herself.

As Jarna and Ashleigh got closer and closer they could see the house more clearly. The only word to describe it was UGLY!!!Jarna felt an adventure inside this old barn. “Lets go inside!”
“No... What if something happens to us?” Ashleigh said as she tried to stop Jarna
“Nothing is going to happen...... I’m going inside.”
As much as Ashleigh felt like going home she knew that she had to look after her best friend, so she went.

It was pitch black when they went inside the house. They could hear things scattering around everywhere. Jarna was leading the way and Ashleigh was right behind her, trying to avoid stepping on rats. While they were walking something fell. “What was that Jarna?” Ashleigh asked.
“I don’t know” Jarna replied.
“I think the house is falling apart” Ashleigh said while she was trying to find the way out. Ashleigh grabbed Jarna’s hand and tried to find the way out.  More debris came falling down. “Come on Jarna.” Ashleigh said. They tried and tried to find the way out but they couldn’t see anything. They decided to yell out for help. “HELP! SOMEONE HELP US!” They repeatedly said. No one came.

All of a sudden the door started to open. “There’s the entrance Jarna. Lets go!” Ashleigh proclaimed. They ran carefully though. Trying to avoid any debris. Suddenly they heard an old man. “Come this way girls. Quickly” he said. Jarna and Ashleigh followed the mans voice and by no time they made it out of the house safely.

The old man and the girls walked to his truck. “Thank you sir, for saving me and my friend.” Ashleigh said.
“No worry. I have one question for you though,” The old man said.
“What is it?” Jarna asked as she put her seatbelt on.
“Why were you in there anyway?” The old man asked. Jarna and Ashleigh looked at each other. “Well, it is a long story.” Jarna and Ashleigh said together.

Monday, November 12, 2012

The Best Adventure I Have Ever Been On (NARRATIVE)

The wind flipped my hair into my face. Shoal’s teeth were chattering so she got her jumper out of her bag. She put it on and rubbed her arms. “Its soo cold.” she said.
“Tell me about it.”
Me and Shoal were checking if we had everything that we needed. “Check,check and check.” When we finished we entered the forest with our bikes. The wind was blowing so hard we almost fell of them. We decided to hop of our bikes and start to walk. This is going to be the best adventure, I said in my head

As we continued to walk we came up to two paths. “Which one should we take?” I asked.
“This one” Shoal bravely said.
So we continued to walk and as we did something looked very strange. “Are you sure we are going the right way Shoal?”
“Of course we are.... I think”
“Oh my gosh Shoal!!! So are you telling me we are lost?”
“Um..... Yeah, pretty much.”
“How are we gonna get home?”
“I have an idea. I’ll ring my mum and tell her that we are lost. She will definitely came and find us.”
“This better work” I said looking anxiously.
She got her phone out. Then she started to dial her mum’s number. When all of a sudden she put her phone in her pocket. “That was quick.” I sighed with relief.
“Um Vivienne... Theres no reception.” Oh no I said in my head. I looked into Shoals eye and saw tears running out.

I quickly thought of a plan. “Shoal, follow me.” We walked and walked until our legs were too tired to move. Shoal and I sat down and stared in ore. To keep us interested we began to play hand games. Suddenly we heard something. Could it be. Did we found our way after all. I listened closely. “Cars” I yelled out. I heard cars zooming past. We followed the sound and as we did we found a road. Our eyes followed the road and at the end of it was the entrance to the bush walk. We hopped on our bikes and started riding it all the way to the entrance.

“Were saved” I said to Shoal. We were so happy we jumped around. We saw Shoal’s parents ordering something so we ran to them. “How was your bushwalk?” asked Shoal’s mum. “It was the best adventure I have ever been on.” I proclaimed.