Thursday, February 27, 2014

The Parapara DETECTIVES/School Journal 2014

Prior to reading the text:
Looking in the title and the facial expressions in the images.
What do roles you think the students are undertaking in the story?
The four kids were looking or searching for something suspicious.
Share any experiences (actual or from reading) of solving a mystery.
When I noticed my favourite shoes were gone, I knew someone stole them. I looked inside my room and in the garage. As I walked in the garage I saw my brother. He said he didn't do it But I didn't say anything. That’s how I know it was him........
What do detectives do? How do they solve a mystery?
Look for clues, footprints. They search stuff with their tools like mystery glasses. Detectives interviews people see if they could find out some information.
What do you know about the threats to the survival of plants or animals?
Plant’s could die if they have not enough water to drink or sunshine.
Animals will die if they haven't eaten in years or they will be eaten by other animals.
(This can include examples where the needs and habitat of one species has threatened another, such as possums or deer in native forests.
Species in forest would have to kill another to help themselves survive. They could even hunt for them. Species likes to kill,threat,eat anything that is alive.
WALT- Show a developing understanding of text structures.
Making connections:

What knowledge of nature and animals in their natural habitat can you think of to help you decide what could happen to the bird?
An animal might die and suffocate  in a squishy area or something very sharp that could kill them.
What does “its chances were slim” mean? When have you heard this expression in a different context?
A slight chance/small chance
Like “There is a small chance that I will arrive on Monday, but Tuesday is more likely.”
Why did they “need” to make a decision?
Save The Bird/Don’t save it.
What facts did they consider when making their decision?
Taking the bird to Rebecca's house to find out what is wrong with the bird.
Was this the best decision? Why do you think that?
Yes/Because Rebecca loves birds and she would be likely to save it’s life.
What new information have you learned about the parapara trees?
Parapara tree’s are very sticky and could kill small birds like waxeyes and fantails. Around 15 years ago the Parapara tree’s were popular as pot plants.
How do you think the trees might have got to the reserve?
Some people have Parapara tree’s in their houses when they were as tiny, but when Parapara tree’s were big they would have taken it out into their gardens.
Read about the Wellington City Council removing fully-grown pine trees so that native rata could be planted on the hills. Some people were not happy about that. 

They were sad for the trees, but it’s much better for the birds. People had started to notice fewer birds in the reserve. So it will change now because the problem’s been solved.
Tell us about any similar examples in our area. Why would councils do this? 

So it would be much better for the community.

Does it matter whether trees in reserves are native? Why do you think that? 

Yes. Because there could be any sort of tree’s in the area.
In this article, the death of the birds makes the situation more urgent. What do you think might happen next?
These birds might as well die.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Maths Questions! Week 4

Maths Questions! Week 4

a)            3x36=108



e)          4x84=336



i)             3x47=141



b)           4x28=112



f)           6x42=252



j)           7x42=294



c)           6x35=211



g)          9x81=729



k)           4x93=372



d)         8x36=288



h)          5x65=325



l)            7x47=329



Strategy: I am learning to solve multiplication  questions using the strategy "Multiplication in Parts"

Monday, February 24, 2014

How To Show Empathy

WALT: Comprehend concepts related
to mental health and emotional promotion.
What is empathy?
The ability to understand and believe the feelings of another.
Why is it important to show empathy toward others?
The intellectual identification with or vicarious experiencing of the feelings, thoughts, or attitudes of another.
What does it mean to “put yourself in someone else’s shoes”?
To forgive them and helping each other, being friends even though you don’t know them.
What does that have to do with empathy?
It has feelings in it and it helps people.
What can you do to show empathy toward another person?
Respect others as they respect you.

Make a popplet or Google drawing a displaying ways that you can reach out to others.

Think of a time when you hurt someone’s feelings. Describe what happened.
I broke my friends feelings by teasing him. I got really really mad my emotions felt a heart breaking feeling. I hurt him with words. But after that I was sorry.
How did you know you hurt the person’s feelings?
He was crying and mad.
How did you feel about the situation?
I felt unhappy
What did you do to make the situation better?
We talked about it and made our problems go away.
Discuss how you think your school would change if all of the students showed empathy toward each other.
Students would respect others and be loyalty to others. It will change everything.
Do you think it would be a big change or a small change? Why do you think so?
It will be a big change because i is a helpful thing to us.

Monday, February 17, 2014

My Addition Triangle Number 2

One of our maths tasks today was working on an addition triangle. One of the rules is that you can not write the same two numbers in each row. I have just completed my second triangle so far. I am now moving onto a more difficult one.

My Addition Triangle

One of our maths tasks today was working on an addition triangle. One of the rules is that you can not write the same two numbers in each row. I have just completed my second triangle so far. I am now moving onto a more difficult one.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

My Addition Triangle #2

One of our maths tasks today was working on an addition triangle. One of the rules is that you can not write the same two numbers in each row. I have just completed my second triangle so far. I am now moving onto a more difficult one.

Maths Activity: Triangle Addition

For our maths we learnt how to use our problem solving skills and knowledge of addition to make the given number at the top of the triangle!!!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

My Holiday

One early morning, sun shining bright through my bedroom curtains making my eyes wound. I got up and trudged in the bathroom and had a swift shower. When the water hit my skin, I felt the soothing effect and warmth of that water. I bound out of the shower and got dressed into a blue plain shirt some colourful shorts since I was dressed I grabbed my old stripy red shoes my mum bought me last year .

I walked downstairs and the smell of sausages and egg filled my nostrils.
I saw my dad standing in front of the stove holding a spatula and moving the frying pan around. “Morning dad” I said walking over to sit across the island table. “Good morning , feeling hungry?”he asked. “Yes, I am starving,”I chirped.

He chuckled and put some sausages and eggs on my plate with some toast, which made my mouth all watery. “Mmm smells delicious” I mumbled. “Now I consume that you finish eating  and I’ll go wake up the rest because we are going on a family trip to celebrate this years holiday ”, dad said. I nodded and started digging into my breakfast.

I glanced out the window and saw people tramping by, women pushing their baby prams, people on the side walk. I was stretched at the back of the minivan.

The boot is full of full suitcases and all the spare seat has 4 big ones stacked up as well. We are on our way to the coast for the summer. Two weeks of swimming, sand and sun, paradise. It’s a 4 hour drive and we've been in the car for an hour and a half.

We walked in and saw a doorman(His name was Tony). Then we walked up to the receptionist and asked for room for two and he handed us two keys. We went in the elevator and started looking for room 123 and room 248. I came around a corner and finally saw it. “I found it. I found it!” I cheered. My dad grinned and walked over to open the doors.

When I stepped into my  room, it was breathtaking. Everything was beautiful. My brother and I were walking around looking at everything and examining the great view from up here. Our dad stepped into the room smiling. “Okay kids, how about we go to the beach and have some fun?”, he asked. My brother and I  started cheering and walked out of the room.

I was building a sandcastle with my little brother. The sun was very hot, which made me thirsty. Luckily my mum went and bought us Ice-cream Sundae’s. My favourite treat in the summer. A few minutes later we went for a swim and I started splashing water at my dad. We were all playing a lot of different games and just having fun until we had to go back to our hotel and take a shower.

Just then it was time to go home. I was feeling depressed and unhappy. But nothing is better then home sweet home.......... Ahhhhh