Tuesday, November 2, 2010
The cockroach is an insect that spreads disease that can make people sick. The hairy legs can feel vibrations from anywere in its site. The left overs of the food like sandwich that other insects have nibbled, the cockroach comes over and eats the sandwich. Thats why cockroaches are called scavengers and household pests. Maybe thats why people give them a bad reputation.
Friday, October 15, 2010
Honey bees flit their wings as they zigzag and dodge through the leaves,to collcet preouious nectar. As the honey bee flits its wings it goes so fast that its colours blur into one.zigzaging and doging the bee in the sky in the sky looking for a flower with preouious nectar.The bee sucks the nectar ,up its toung is filled and returns to the hive to turn the nectar into honey.
Friday, September 17, 2010
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Sir Francis was born in England in 1540 and he was a bold and brilliant sailor who worked for Queen Elizabeth 1. The Queen asked him to be the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe. Drake started to sail south west on the Atlantic Ocean. He went through the Magellan strait at the bottom of South America and out into the Pacific Ocean. He sailed up the coast of the Americas, stopping in at California.
Three years later Drake and his crew returned to England with treasure and spices for his Queen.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Ferdinand Magellan was born in Portugal in 1480. Magellan disagreed with the Portugese government so he decided to not sail for Portugal but to sail for Spain instead. He asked the king of Spain for some money and a boat so that he could trade with India. the King of Spain agreed but stipulated that Magellan would need to find a new trade route as the Portugese controlled the way around Africa.
So Magellan hopped in his boat, The Victoria with his crew and set sail on the Atlantic Ocean. They sailed south west along the eastern coast of South America and then through the Magellan Strait at the bottom of the continent. As they emerged out of the rough strait and into calmer waters, Magellan named it The Pacific Ocean or "Peaceful Waters."
Magellan proved that if you go west you will eventually end up in India. Sadly Magellan was killed during a tribal battle in the Phillipines, but luckily his crew and his boat continued the voyage and were the first to circumnavigate the globe.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Last Saturday, my whole family went to see my baby sister, Atawhai in hospital for her birthday - because we all love her. When we got to the hospital, my dad parked the car and brought all the smaller children out. Just as we got to the room, Atawhai was so happy because she knew it was her first birthday. When my nana and papa arrived we had the birthday cake - it was a pavlova. When it became dark we started to go home but the exit was locked and we had to go through the fire exit to get out!
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Christopher Columbus was the first one to see the Americas and return back to Spain. But they thought that there were only 2 continents but they had just discovered America, that’s why the Europeans called the Americas the new world. Many years Later the Europeans discovered the pacific ocean.
Monday, August 2, 2010
I have enjoyed making the volcano erupt with vinegar and baking soda. We could have done better with our background and by making some more animals. We have done reallly well with our voice over and designing our country's houes. I would change our town's name to Volcanic Field because our volcano always erupts.
Today, we made this movie because it is the 1yr anniversary of Michael Jackson's death. We think he's really cool and wanted to show off our best MJ moves. By working cooperatively in a small group, planning and practicing, we were able to film and edit this movie in just a couple of hours.
What do you think of our dancing?
by Heremaia, Kingston P, Max
On Tuesday during the thundery rain storm, we were so happy splashing in the puddles. Outside our class room a huge puddle grew. It was so big that it blocked the toilet and there was no where to play. Once the rain stopped the big lake, or swimming pool, got smaller until it turned in to a puddle.
Iron Brion taught us heaps of stuff yesterday about food at 12 o'clock.
First thing on the list was meat. Did you know that red meat, beef or lamb, has more Iron than white meat like chicken or fish? Next we learnt about vegetables and fruit. Fruit at school is good for you because it helps your brain work.
Climbing to the top of the wall I struggled to climb it and I nearly sliped of but I hung on to a leaf on the beanstalk I tried to beat the record made by Nikoia of 1 minute. But I failed as I slipped off the beanstalk.
Heremaia, Turuhira and Onosai really enjoyed breaking out of character and getting up in front of the whole school and loads of parents to perform some karaoke at our recent school picnic. Way to go Heremaia, Turuhira and Onosai. You guys ROCKED!