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Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Reading WK6 T2

For reading we're starting to do small tasks on Monday, such as definition of the week. The rest of the days are normal tasks. That's all!

Reading WK 4/5 T2

My Reading for Week 4 and 5, which was mainly about climate change/global warming. I hope you enjoyed and maybe learned something.

Snow Leopards - Information Report

I did an information report on Snow Leopards and put it into a slideshow. I did a few research and this is what I found, hope you learned something.

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Balancing Butterflies

Today for STEAM we were balancing butterflies that we made using a printed paper butterfly, card, scissors, crayon, tape, match stick, and two paper clips. You cut out the card and the butterfly and make sure they are the same shape. Glue them together, color it in, and tape the match stick to the body. Add the paper clips on the corner of the wings, and viola! Try to balance it on your finger! (TIP: Bend the wings to balance it better)
Reflection:
I think that this went really well, it was such a fun activity and I enjoyed it a lot! My favorite part was finally being able to balance it on my finger. It looked really cool! I was able to balance the butterfly. I think it was pretty cool how it was able to balance just on the tip of my finger. I think that its balancing because the paper clips put enough weight for it to balance. That's all!

Monday, 20 May 2019

The Learning Pit


Today we had to create a learning pit. The learning pit is when you're learning something new and you find it way too hard. You can try more and more and get help from others. Jumping over the learning pit doesn't help you learn anything, so always go through the learning pit. You can learn from your mistakes.




Friday, 17 May 2019

Reading WK3 T2

This is my reading this week! My favorite task was Monday's task, we got to choose our own two articles to evaluate on. I chose the topic of the ocean. I also enjoyed hearing the stories we read for the rest of that week.

Hiwi the Kiwi

Do you enjoy fishing? You’re in luck, because today I’ll be telling you some interesting
facts about water safety, seabirds, fish, facts, and why our ocean matters.

Fishing for the future is all about keeping our ocean safe and making sure we leave fish if
they are too big, our too small. If it's too small, it's most likely still a baby and still needs to
grow up into an adult. If the fish is way too big, it could be a mother with babies in it's stomach,
which is why you should leave it in the ocean and let it live. And you must make sure you
don’t catch lots of fish, you should be consider others who fish, they might still want to
catch some.

Water safety is very important! You have to make sure you’re wearing a life jacket on a
boat, kayak, paddleboard, canoe and more. Don’t leave the life jacket at the other end of the
boat in case the boat/kayak/paddleboard/canoe has an accident. In case it happens too fast,
leave your life jacket on. I also think that it's very important the children are taught swimming
in schools. This is because students should be able to swim in case their boat (or whatever
they’re using), for example, flips over, they are able to swim to safety.

You don’t want to catch a seabird, right? That’s why it's really important that you
don’t catch a seabird! In other words, SOS. SOS means Save Our Seabirds. There are
birds that are almost completely gone, for example the Black Petrel bird. The Black Petrel
is a New Zealand bird, and it looks wonderful, I would hate to have them extinct. There are
also some seabirds who mistake plastic for food and accidentally eat it. Once they eat the
plastic, no other food can get through, and they end up dying. It's very sad. That’s why we
should SOS!

When you catch a snapper, make sure the fish is 30cm before you catch it. If it's under
30cm it's too small to be caught. That’s why you should bring a ruler to measure it. When
you measure the fish, you have to measure it from the middle of the tail to the nose. Make
sure that once you catch it, pick it up with a wet towel so that you don’t remove any of the
scales. If you remove the scales and end up putting it back, the fish will die. If you do catch
it and take it home, put it in salt ice. If you put it in salt ice it’ll stay nice and cold for you to eat.

Here are some interesting facts that I think you should keep in mind. Kai Moana means
seafood in Maori, did you know that? There are also more than 3000 kinds of fish! Which is why
you shouldn’t litter because you wouldn’t want to kill any fish, especially 3000 different kinds.
But unfortunately, over 1000 of those fish species are threatened by extinction. I think that it's
very sad that some fish species might go completely extinct. And 6.5 million tons of litter enter
the world’s ocean each year! I find that very disappointing to hear.

I know that lots of people already know that our ocean is important, but sometimes people
still litter, and the rubbish ends up in the ocean. Here are some good reasons on why our
ocean matters. You may not know this, but the ocean produces half of the worlds oxygen. And
of course, oxygen is very important. Otherwise, how would we be breathing?
Anyways, lots of people can get sick sometimes. The ocean can help fix that, actually.
The ocean provides medicine ingredients, some that could even cure diseases. They also
contain more than 97% of the world’s water. So make sure to pick up any rubbish you see on the
beach.

Did you learn something? I did. Make sure to share this information, thanks for reading!