Monday, 4 December 2017

WALT: Create a poster on why we should save the Kauri trees.

Today we were asked to create a poster on why we should save the Kauri trees. I was in the group with Sahar and Sameera.

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

WALT: Write an explanation using the information from the websites we used. This is for writing.

Flamingo...

Flamingo’s, they are one of the most exquisite animals, their legs are skinny, they have pink feathers and if you're lucky you might see them balancing on one leg. If you want to find out more about this animal, then it is your lucky day! This explanation will explain a normal flamingos life.

Like many animals the flamingo eat a wide variety of foods. A flamingo’s diet consists of algae,crustaceans, brine, shrimp, diatoms and aquatic plants.
A skilled hunter, the flamingo is able to
stir up food from the bottom of lakes then lower their bills into the water, where openings on the top of their bills called lamellae strain out crustaceans, algae, brine shrimp, insects, and fish.

As you know many animals have predators and some don’t.  The Lesser Flamingo are known to be hunted by lions, leopards, cheetahs and jackals. Pythons have also been known to try and attack flamingo’s. The andean flamingo is preyed upon the andean fos and the geoffroy's cat, In Africa, hyenas will enter a flamingo's environment when the ground is dry and can hold the animal's' weight.

Flamingo’s are near the bottom of the food chain. We need to start thinking more about the flamingo’s like stop fishing and stop littering. The population of the flamingos is approximately 1.5 to 2.5 million individuals.  
If you want the population to grow we need to start thinking about how to protect their environment.


Reflection:
I think I did really well but next time i need to add more detail to my research.

WALT: Create a poster about possums fur and trying to advertise by using pic collage. This is for reading.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

WALT: To describe a photo. Use your imagination to describe what you are doing.

Escape…

Just the other day I was trying to make a clean escape from the traitorous zoo. I found two large. Pale sticks lying on the concrete floor. As i picked them up and started on my long journey to home the zookeepers were sprinting after me. The cold air nipped my cheeks, as I soared through the aqua, turquoise sky. Clouds shook me round and round. I slipped down the sticks a few times but I managed to get back up again. I promise it does not what it looks like sheriff.


The laughing stock…

My brother and I were lounging on the vast grasslands. We were watching the game of all times, it was called: Paw ball. As I turn to look at my friend's face, I see something rather peculiar…  “Brother may I tell you a joke?” I mysteriously ask “ Fine go ahead" he sighs "YOUR FACE!!!" I giggle and chuckle but my friend does not find it funny.
"I Promise it's NOT what it looks like, I would never laugh at my brothers face!?"


Monday, 13 November 2017

We had to write a description

WALT: Use a range of descriptive vocabulary

Paradise Island...
The turquoise blue sky over lapped the unbelievably peaceful scenery. Metal, black sand smothered into the dry golden crispy sand. Aqua, white foam engulfed the waves as it chased after one another. Lush green grass danced on the long towering hill as it overlooked the warming, peaceful beach. Water trickled back into the murky, vast ocean. A cliff stood in the middle of the beach, it guarded the place. Waves clashed onto the rocks as if it was a war. The water faded out into the big, blue ocean. Colourful coral fish swam unstoppably in the shallows.

Seagulls gull loudly in the distance hovering over the carcaess. Waves crash after one another making a warming beat to the, melody singing birds in the towering, tropical trees. Howling wind kisses the summit of the cliff. Rocks plunge themselves of the cliff waiting for their watery death. Birds perch themselves unsteady on the caramel, brown branch. Flying fish sour over the aqua, blue, murky ocean making a clash as they dive for moisturising.




Ka pai!! I loved how used advanced vocabulary and amazing figurative language. Your writing made sense and it was interesting.  I enjoyed it!!! :) - Nuha…

Great Job Brianna!
I liked the way you said “Rocks punge themselves of the cliff waiting for their watery death. I also liked how you used lots of different examples of descriptive language and explained everything in detail. ~ Samarah

Well done Briana! This piece of work really painted a great picture in my mind also great vocab! - Gabrielle
WOW, Great work Brianna! I like the way you used lots of personification, it was very interesting to read. - Sameera

                                       Nice job Briana! I loved how you described the setting well. ~Sherlyn

This is what we did for writing. We had to describe as class why the sky is blue.

Is the sky actually what you think, Blue?!

Look outside what do you see? All I see is a boring blue sky! Why can’t it be pink, purple or even pastel colours. Many children would of asked this question to what seems a dependent, older person in their family. Others would have obtained the scientific side of the definition well as others would have received a dreamt, fiction explanation. In the following paragraphs I will scientifically explain for why the sky seems to be BLUE!

In order to understand that the sky is not just blue you need to know that light is not just yellow or orange, it is  actually made up of all the colours of the rainbow. Like sound, light energy travels in waves. Waves can be either long or short. Different colours of the rainbow all have different wave lengths. For example, the blue waves are shorter than the red. Did you know that the light from the sun can travel to earth in about 8 mins and 20 sec?!

Did you know that the air around the earth is the atmosphere? The atmosphere is made up from millions of tiny oxygen and nitrogen molecules. While travelling to earth, the sunlight's UV (Ultra Violet) rays will pass through the atmosphere. Lights will always travel in a straight line unless something causes it to bend, reflect or scatter. Light that is travelling through the atmosphere will be affected due to the tiny molecules.


The blues waves are the smallest so they scatter the most, so everywhere you look it appears to be BLUE! Around the atmosphere the blue light will keep on bouncing and reflecting. Red, orange and yellow also bounce of the molecules, but since there waves are bigger they don’t scatter as much as blue. Closer to the horizon, the fades to a lighter blue or white that is because the light has scattered and rescattered so it would not be as strong as before. Next time you see a horizon, you can tell your parents how it is ACTUALLY formed.


Introduction sentence: Light Blue

Conclusion sentence: Mint Green