Friday, 27 May 2016

Making Predictions

Connected - Level 4 - Oceans A Source of Life - Who's Eating Who by Bronwen Wall.

WALT: I am learning to make predictions on the text by looking at the title, Subtitles and Visual Cues.
I Predicted that this article is about......
  • Penguins getting hungry so they eat other animals.
  • Antarctica is one of the coldest places on earth.
  • Big Dolphins coming and trying to eat the Penguins.
  • Animals eating other animals.
  • Birds flying to Antarctica and trying to eat the big animals like Seals, Krill,fish and squid that live in Antarctica.
  • Fish staying alive because they eat and they 30 to 40 kilograms or more than 100 kg.

After I read the article, I found out that.......
A lot of different animals eat other animals and the penguins eat Leopard Seals and some birds fly long distances just to feast on Krill, Fish and Squid. I also learnt that Weddell seals live on Antarctic ice all year around. When penguins get hungry they eat Leopard Seal and Orca. Antarctica is one of the coldest places on earth and it experiences some of the worst storms.

Tikanga Maori - Maori Questions

WALT: We are learning to relate Maori Tikanga to our own culture’s tikanga

Tikanga (Maori)
Practises/Protocols (English)
Faiga (Samoan) da

  1. He aha nga Tikanga I roto I te Marae? (What are some of the protocols we use in the Marae?)
  2. No Wearing shoes in the Marae
  3. No Swearing in the Marae
  4. No eating in the Marae
  5. No Yelling/Screaming in the Marae
  6. No Stealing in the Marae
  7. No poking fingers in the Marae
  8. Leave everything as it is when you leave.
  9. Leave everything unbroken
  10. Be Respectful in the Marae

     2. He aha nga tikanga I roto I te wharekai/ Kahini? (What are some of the protocols we use in the kitchen?)
1. Close your eyes when you pray.
2. Clean up after you eat
3. Wash your hands after you finish eating
4. The kitchen should be the way it was the first time
5. No food fight
6. Eat nicely
7. Respect the people that make the food
8. Hands and feet to yourself
9. No sitting on the table
10. No wearing hats when you eat

3. He aha nga Tikanga I roto I to ruma? (What are some of the protocols we use in our rooms?)
  1. No jumping on the bed
  2. No girls allowed in boys room and no Boys allowed in girls room
  3. No messing up the room
  4. No shoes on the bed
  5. Leave the room clean as it was the first time
  6. No punching the walls
  7. No fighting in the room
  8. No Drawing on the walls
  9. No breaking anything
  10. No Throwing your clothes or shoes around put them in one place so you know where it is
   4. He aha nga Tikanga I roto I to Tangi? (What are some protocols you use at your cultures funerals?)
  1.  Pay respect to the person that died.
  2. Be Quiet
  3. Wear Black
  4. Have it at somebody’s house (Church)
  5. Never leave the dead body alone.

Reading - Five star Rating

Today Room 8 had to rate out of 5 how good was their book like how much did they like the book.
  1. Rate the book between 1-5 stars
  2. Then explain why you gave it the specific rate

Why did you give it 4 stars?

I rated it a 4 because i think the pictures were amazing and the words are pretty long as hard to define in the dictionary the words like Phytoplankton and Zooplankton, and some of the words are hard to pronounce. At the same times the books kind of boring but then the book gets exciting for me when i see the pictures, and this book is just about animals that live in Antarctica and i think i know what the book is about because of the title on the second page it says Meet The Web Team and it has a bunch of animals that eat other animals so that's why i think the book is called Who’s Eating Who.

Bio Poem - Telesia


Kind, Helpful, Intelligent and Beautiful
Daughter of a Intelligent Mother

Lover of Playing Games, Food and Family

Who feels Happiness, Joy and Cheerful

Who fears Dark, Spiders and Clowns

Successful for Family, Being a student at Glenbrae School

Would like to go to China, America and Germany

Lives in Auckland


Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Bio Poem - Mrs Martin


Kind, Helpful, Beautiful and Funny

Daughter of a Beautiful, Intelligent Mother

Lover of Reading, Playing Sports and Family

Who feels Joy, Happiness and Cheerful

Fear of The Dark, Maggots, Snails and Slugs

Successful at Teaching, Finishing School and High School

Who would like to go to Paris, Russia and Germany

Lives in Orakei


Friday, 6 May 2016

Making Predictions

Connected - Level 3 - Boarder Security - It seemed like a good idea at the time by Bronwen Wall

WALT: I am learning to make predictions on the text by looking at the tittle, subtitles and the visual cues.

I predicted that this article is about....
  • Fast running animals get hungry because they run too much. 
  • Rabbits arrived in New Zealand in the 1940s. 
  • Rabbits and different kinds of animals getting introduced to New Zealand. 
  • Ferrets, Weasels and Stoats came to New Zealand in a ship. 
  • Farmers are happy because the harmful animals are dieing. 
  • Ferrets got sick and passed its illness on to other ferrets on the ship.
  • Stoats ate rats and mouses.

After I read the article, I found out that.......

Between 1884 and 1886, around 4000 ferrets, 3100 weasels, and 140 stoats were set free onto New Zealand. Animals travelling by sea needed to be well fed, comfortable, and calm. Ferrets, Stoats, and Weasels all belong to the mustelid family. There are 54 species in this family, including Badgers and Otters.

By Salote