Today I will be talking about my week at school. During this week the weather has been terrible because on Monday it 38 degrees and on Tuesday it dropped down to 19 degrees. Anyway we did do a lot of cool things like Abstract Art which is was cool because you had draw the environment in pastel, paint and water colouring but couldn’t do them all you had to choose and I chose water colouring which was really fun and really messy. On Thursday our class did our memory books which the year 6’s have to this and which the year 5’s have to do next. It was really good because you could see all your pictures when you were in prep and when you did your concerts. This week was a really good week and I can’t wait until next week.
Today I will be talking about the earthquake that happened in New Zealand.It happened November the 13th on Sunday. There were hundreds of aftershocks that happened in New Zealand which killed at least two people. It sent a lot of people to higher grounds because there were also reports of a Tsunami hitting New Zealand. The magnitude was 7.8 quake that struck 90 kilometres north-east of Christchurch. There were two people dead at a coastal town in Kaikoura and Mt Lyford ski resort. There were reports of people injured and reports of collapsed buildings. The second earthquake was after the first earthquake. The magnitude was 6.8 but went down to 6.2 that struck the South Islands. There were reports of no deaths or injuries in the second earthquake.
Apart from people being injured it also caused a lot of damage to houses, roads, railways, state highway and one on the main truck line. The power was out and phone lines were down in many parts of the country. The earthquake hit at midnight damaging buildings that are 200 kilometres away from Wellington. In Wellington it hit 214 kilometres north of the earthquakes epicentre which knocked out power, windows smashed and chimneys damaged. The Authorities in Wellington were urging people who work in the city’s central district to stay home.