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Thursday, 29 October 2015

Research Tag

Research Tag


Choose a country and write a question about it.  For example what foods do they eat in Romania?


Topic: China


Big idea: What food do they eat in China?


Now go and find a book that you think could answer the question and fill out this information.


Book title: Travel through China


Author/s: Lynn Huggins-Cooper


Publisher: QED Publishing


Date of publication: 2007


Keywords found: Food, Chopsticks


Page #’s: 14-15, 28, 29, 30,


Key pictures found: Family eating, food, Chef cooking, Woman making tea,


Page #’s: 14 and 15

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Matching parts of a book

Matching Parts of a Book

L.I. Know the different parts of non-fiction books

Each part of a book has a special name which you need to be a familiar with.
1. For each description below find the matching term in the box.
2. Write in the correct term in the space provided.
index = Alphabetical list of all the topics in a book with the page number where the information can be found.

End papers= The first and last pages of a book.

Illustrator = The person who prepared or drew the pictures.

introduction= Information about the book found at the beginning of a book.

dedication= Words about a special person found at the front of a book.

Author= The person who wrote the book.

glossary=  List of special words used in the book with their correct meanings.

spine= The flat narrow outside strip of the book.

publisher= The company who made the book.

cover= The outside of the book.

spine label = The label which identifies the book on the shelf.

Bibliography = A list of more books on the same subject.

contents= A list of the titles of the chapters.

Monday, 19 October 2015

Friday, 16 October 2015

Simple machines



Simple machines



This is my topic work.Our topic is called simple machine.The are 6 objects of simple machines for example a wedge, screw ,lever, pulley, wheel and a axle and a inclined plane.

Simple Machine


Today my work was about Simple Machines.I had to tell what does simple machine works and how they are useful for example a wheel is useful because helps people move from one place to another place.

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Choosing the right book.

Choosing the Right Book

L.I. Matching questions to book titles
Looking for keywords in a question

Here is a list of some books you might find in the non-fiction section of a library:


Which of the books would you use to find out

1. How many people live in NZ?
  • Yearbook of Population


2. Which special stamps were issued in New Zealand in 1992?
  • Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue
3. How to look after a puppy?
  • Caring for pets
4. Where the custom of Easter Eggs came from?
  • Dictionary of Customs and Fables
5. The date of the Wahine disaster?
  • Everyman’s Dictionary of Dates
6. Which records were broken at the last Olympic Games?
  • Guinness Book of Records


7. The size of Noah’s Ark?
  • The Bible
8. The speed of the first aircraft to fly under power?
  • A History of Flight

9. The story of how the first under four-minute mile was run?
  • Encyclopedia of Athletics
10.  How the Greeks used a wooden horse to enter the city of Troy?

  • Myths and Legends

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Basic facts Karuta

Today I played basic facts karuta with Harlem.It was a really tough game because he had 4 cards and I had 5 cars and if he took the last card number 2  he would win but lucky My hands were in the top of the card first.

Number stones.

Today I played number stones with Joshua Harlem Daniel and I. I versed Joshua and Daniel versed Harlem. Daniel beat Harlem by two points and Joshua beat me by one point.I think it was really tough game for us boys.

extra maths


 Today for extra maths I only got 3 wrong and 30 right.I think I did really well but next time I will try my best to get no wrong.

Studdy ladder

Today for my third independent maths  work I did study ladder.The game I was playing was Adding fractions-visual cues.There were 10 answers and I only got 8 right and 2 wrong.For that I got 8 points.

Subtraction triangle




Today for indepent maths I tried Subtraction Triangle.My score was 2 minuted ad 5 seconds.

Addition triangle

Today for indepent maths I decided to do Addition Triangle.First I had to pick 6 numbers for the 6 boxes in the bottum after that I had to add which mean plus them until the numbers get bigger and bigger and I ended up with the number 80.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Word Web


Today I did a Word Web.I had to choose one difficult word that I am unsure of and put it as my one difficult word.Then after that I had to get words that are the same meaning but diffrent word.One of my word is postie.

Reading Group Task



Today fin the human group read a story about flowers, I learnt about the stamen on the hibiscus flower. The stamens on the flower is the male part it helps the female part to grow bigger and it is also helps the earths nature by feeding it bit by bit.I also learnt in the book flower that a flower can be Daffodil, rose, Cauliflower and a Broccoli.My difficult word is Stamens and the meaning was stamens is a male part of a flower and my evidence where I had to find the true information I found it in the book flowers written by Heather Jenkins and on page 6 the first sentences says  a stamen is a male part of a flower.

Monday, 12 October 2015

Parlay Meaning and synonyms


This is my Word Web.I had to find one difficult word in my book that I don't know and had to get words that are the same meaning but different words.One of my words is wager.I done it because when I grow up I can explain to others in a easy way.I learnt that the words for parlay and the meaning.

Holiday recount


Going to the Pakuranga centre swimming pools.

Last Friday it was so hot day so my mum decided to take me my brothers, sister and Cousin to the pools.It was called the Pakuranga center swimming pool.

First I went on the bouncy castle so I can warm myself up before I went to the cold side of the pool.When I went on the bouncy castle I jumped over a big but soft pole it was cool because it was a competition and we had to do challenges to see who could jump more higher than the pole.I only jumped half the height of the pole because my leg was not that flexible.When I was going to hop of the pool I did a massive staple bomb.I landed on my tummy and it hurt because the water felt hard.I went to my brother and we had a  breathing competition .When I started my brother cheated by starting after me and I didn't know that if I knew I would  be angry and jealous.When I was under the water I didn't see my brother so that time I knew that he was cheating I stood up with a angry face because for  nearly making  me stayed under the water for nearly 2 minutes.He  said sorry and I forgave his apologize and after that he said that I won then my face turned  to a happy banana  face.The last thing I done before We went is racing my brother around the pools three to see who is faster.I didn't want to swim that much because I was lazy and tired  after going on the bouncy castle for half an hour walking around lazy and swimming around the swimming pools.I didn't  want to lose so I took the race.We started from the bouncy  castle to  the end of the swimming pool.Half way the pools I gave up because I only had half my energy so I gave up the race.

When the hand hit 3 o'clock my mum said let’s go so we hopped out of the water  changed into our clothes and went.While we were walking to the car I told my mum all the exciting things I did in the pools.

I went to the swimming pools because it was a hot and sunny day.I learnt that there isn't one bomb trick there are lots for example staple bomb scissors bomb cluster bomb and more.

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Holiday Reading Challenge Setting














Title-The Thea Stilton and the legend of the fire flowers.

Author-Sara

Type of book-Fiction/Adventure

Line-Whats that big growling noise look behind we better run to the car before we are doomed what does doomed mean it means we might be killed or dead.

Holiday reading Challenge Character Poriat


Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Holiday Reading Challenge Retelling


Title- The Thea Stilton and the Legend Of The Fire Flowers.
Author-Sara
type of book-Fiction/Adventure

The Thea sisters are in Hawaii to compete a international hula festival.They are having a grate time untill the learn that the festival is located on a side where a volcano is and is going to erupt.No one else seems to know about the danger.