Friday, June 23, 2017

Term 2 writing

Keira is short has brown blonde hair and has brown eyes.

She likes playing soccer, being silly and talking to friends.

Keira is very funny and is always making funny faces. She has three best friends, Paige, Daphne and I.

She doesn’t like people saying her name wrong, being bossed around and practicing netball with me and Daphne.

She is eleven years old and loves going to her friends houses because we always joke around and play on her trampoline.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Reading evidence

Water Worries - School Journal Level 3 April 2012
WALT use reference books/tools. I can use appropriate skills and technologies to find and use a range of texts for specific purposes
  1. Find the meaning of these technical words.  
Meaning (in your words)
Something that holds groundwater and cleans it underground.
Water kept underground.
Water that rises from rivers and puddles that turns into water droplets in clouds.
Water that  collects as droplets on a cold surface like windows when warm air like your breath connects with it.
The process of removing salt from seawater.
Making a fuss or something changing all of a sudden or really fast.
A herbicide is something used to kill unwanted plants or weeds
Something used to help grow grass.
  1. Explain why the water cycle is an endless cycle.  
         The water cycle is an endless cycle because water rises and turns into water droplets when the cloud gets heavy it will rain then the cycle will start again and will go over and over again.

  1. There are several causes of water pollution. List the examples from the article. Do some research to see if you can add at least 2 other water polluters, not mentioned in the article.  
Having lots of cows,household cleaners, paint, animal waste, herbicides, pesticides and runoff from roads.  Climate change,pest invasions.
  1. Find out:
    1. Where does Christchurch’s water comes from?
    1. How does it get to your house
Water that is safe to drink is kept in a reservoir which then gets pumped through underground pipes to your house.  

    1. Where does it go after it goes down the sink at your house
It travels through the pipes under the city and goes to the Christchurch water treatment plant.  
  1. List at least 5 ways that you can conserve water at school and at home.
  • Don’t waste water, have short showers, remember to turn off your hose after watering your garden, turn the tap of when brushing your teeth, collect rainwater to wash vehicles and water pot plants.  

  1. Create a 1 sentence statement (catchy phrase)  to encourage other people to conserve water.
If you don’t need it don’t use it save it.  

  1. Research the Manawatu River and write a fact file below with at least 6 facts in it eg where, what, special features, problems.
  • Lower north island
  • 180 km long
  • Goes into the tasman sea
  • The name manawatu comes from the maori words manawa (heart,spirit) and tu (stand still or depressed
  • The river is old and must have existed before Ruahine and the Tararua ranges
  • 12th longest river in New Zealand  
I have learnt how to use quill and how to combine two sentences into one.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Mother of dragons

When the dragon had hatched, crawling out of its shell onto her bed, Zoya knew that her life would never be the same again.
She had brought the dragon far away from her village; away from the people who would hurt it and take it away from her. As she held it in her hands, feeling its claws affectionately digging into her fingers through her gloves, Zoya knew that exactly what she had to do. What they had to do. Together.
The dragon gazed at her. She could see the flames burning within its eyes. It was totally dependant on her, as a new-born child is to its mother. And yet, strangely, she felt dependant upon the dragon as well; dependant upon what it was and what it would become in time.
They would become inseparable. Their futures were entwined. Their adventures were only just beginning…

Zoya woke up in the little hut, her and flame had met two years ago when Zoya found an egg. Zoya was 14 years old and had gone for a walk in the forest and found an egg sitting on a pile of rocks. Zoya picked up the egg, put it in her backpack and ran home, on her way home she grabbed handfuls of grass to make a nest. Zoya and flame went hunting everyday and also started teaching flame how to fly. One year later Flame was flying around with Zoya on his back. Zoya and flame had a lot of fun flying around and being silly, but one day the king sent his army up the hill to kill flame. It was night and zoya and flame were sitting in their hut when suddenly flames ears went up and Zoya knew that whenever his ears went up something was wrong. Zoya looked out the window and saw the royal army's torches. Zoya and flame ran out the back door and headed for their hidden cave in the side of the hill.