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Thursday, 19 October 2017

Quad Blogging with Paihia School


Today LS2 was quad blogging with Paihia School. We commented on some of the students work at Paihia School. I commented on Sam's report on Ireland. He had a very detailed report but has some mistake. I gave him some good feedback and a question. I think Sam has done a great job in writing his report. 

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Camels - Explanation

Ofa - How the camel has adapted to surviving in the desert?

Introduction
Have you ever heard of a camel. “What is a camel”. Well a camel is a mammal with a very large neck that lives in a desert. They live in the desert because they are adapted to living in a hot and dry place. Adapt means when an animal makes changes so it can live healthy at it’s place.  Today I am going to tell you the six adaptation that a camel has why it has it.

Thick Lips & Thick Thur
First I will be talking about it’s thick lips and why it has a thick lip. Camels have thick lips so they can eat the spiky and prickly plants without feeling hurt or pain. Camels also have thick fur which gives them warmth during cold desert nights. They have thick furs to protect them from getting burn as well.

Eye, Ears and Nostrils
Secondly we will be talking about what their eyes, ears and nostrils have to protect them. Camels have eyelashes around their eyes so they can can defend themselves from any sandstorm disaster and also the sun. Camels also have hairs in their ears and nostrils so it can protect them from the sandstorm as well. These parts of the body really need hair.

Feet
Next we will be talking about the camel's feet. Camels have wide feet so they can walk and move easily on the sand. The camel's feet contains pads so it can secure it from the hot sand. The pads also protects them from sinking into the sand. Did you know that when they place their feet on the ground the pads spread out which makes its feet wide. I think the pads are really vital to camels.

Diet
Lastly the food they eat. Camels have one or two humps. Inside the humps are fat which can be used for food. Did you know that Camels eat salt bushes, dry plants, huge thorns and bones. When camels are thirsty they drink water from the cactus. Not many people know that Camels can drink up to 46 litres of water in one whole session. Interestingly camels can go up to 30 days without water.  


Camels have changed throughout the years but will stall enjoy the hot and parched desert.

This term for writing we have been learning how to write an explanation. First we wrote down all the ideas of what a explanation has. I learnt that an explanation has to have present tense words for example the present tense word for slept is sleep. After writing all the ideas down we decided to write an explanation about how the camels has adapted to surviving in the desert. One interesting fact that I learnt about Camels is that camels live up to 40-50 years long.

Rugby Interschools

Today was the inter-school rugby. The girls who joined the inter school were entered to play tag. Everyone was very excited. When we got to the Mt Wellington War Memorial park we practised our scrums and also how to be in the ruck. Our first game was against Glen Taylor. We played hard and learnt how to protect the ball in our own half but unfortunately we lost. Our second games was against Glen brae. We did awesome runs and tackle but unfortunately we lost 10-17 points. Our third game was against Glenn Innes. We did some very good defence and line outs but unfortunately we lost 10-12. Our last game was against Tamaki Primary. They were a tough team. We stall tried best but unfortunately we lost. We lost our games but we had fun at the end. Thank you to Mrs Caroline, Mr O and Mrs Ally.

Monday, 16 October 2017

P.B.S Holiday Blogging Challenge - Day Activity 2

The PBS Blogging Journey blogging challenge is stall continuing until Thursday. I have completed Activity 2 for Day 4. My task was to  go on the Auckland Museum website to find out about the parade that is held outside of the museum once a year. I had to find out when it is held and why it's held. After I had found the answers I went on Vocaroo to record them. My recording answers are below.

Link to Vocaroo

Netball Shot Percentages


Back to school today and we have already finished our first maths task. The thing I learnt today was how to convert a fraction into percentages. It was a bit challenging in the start but as we worked out our strategy more and more we got better. I worked collaboratively with Jeremiah and Sanujan. The DLO above shows how we converted fractions into percentages.  

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

P.B.S Holiday Blogging Challenge - Day 5 - Bonus Activity


Today is Day 5 for the P.B.S Holiday Blogging Challenge. For the Bonus Activity I had to compare the New Zealand Harbour Bridge with the Australian one. I had to create a Venn Diagram to show the differences and similarities. The DLO shows you what I have done today.

P.B.S Holiday Blogging Challenge - Day 5 - Activity 2

Today is Day 5 for the P.B.S Holiday Blogging Challenge. For Activity 2 we had to imagine my friend and I want to bungee jump off the the Auckland Harbour Bridge. We had to use our smart searching skills to find the cost and requirements you have to meet in order to jump off it. The DLO above shows you the answers.