Monday, 5 November 2018

Kiwi Can

Kiwi Can
What we learnt - Respect for our Community and Respect.

Today after interval room 7 went to kiwi can for 40 minutes. In the 40 minutes we first did a recap on what our Theme for the term was and our Topic for the week. At the point while we were talking most of us, Our brain were still sleeping and so we needed an Energizer called Rubbish bin relay to warm our us up and to also wake our brains up. After play the energizer we talked more about our topic and our theme. Next, we played an Activity called 1,2,3 and how it works was we had to find a partner and one says 1 and the other says 2 and so on but we were only given 3 numbers and it sure was a challenge. Lastly, We did a General knowledge quiz to see how much we understand general thing that have occurred around us.
 Today I had fun learning about Respect and Respect for our School.

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Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Types of Plants - Pterophyta

Focus Questions:

1. The use of the Pterophyta plant is used to make ale and folk medicines
2. It is found in New Zealand in the forest/bushes, about 250,000 ferns are alive today
3. Many Pterophyta plants are grown in any moist, well drained,
shady site with alkaline soil (it is also qualified for sun and water)
4. - Ferns

5. Interesting facts
  • A Pterophyta tree can be noticed easily because it looks like a tropical fern.
  • Pterophyta produce spores that grow into heart shaped gametophyte.
  • Pterophyta live in moist habitats because they require water of
    successful fertilization.

  • Pterophyta are seedless plants that belongs to a group
    of Pteridophyta.

  • There are around 12 000 different types of Pterophyta or in
    her words ferns.

  • Pterophyta lives among the oldest living organisms on the planet.
  • Ferns do not develop flowers and seed. They reproduce via miniature
    cells called spores.

  • Pterophyta are also known/called ferns.
  • Pterophyta/Ferns are a traditional New Zealand native tree.

  • In New Zealand, us Kiwi's use Ferns/Pterophyta as native trees to represent the country.

Reading Activity - Create Activity

For Reading this week My reading group and I have been learning about plants and about the lightest wood in the world! In the journal we learnt different type of ways you can make things out of Pine trees and Whau trees. The Book was written by Jill MacGregor who loves going around the pacific islands and writing little, small and simple story for young students. This is my create activity from what I have learnt about the Whau tree.

Reading Activity - Batten - The lightest wood in the world!

                         The Lightest wood in the World!

What kind of seed do Whau trees have? ( What do they look like?)
Tiny brown seeds that are spiky/prickly.
How do the seeds travel around?
By Humans! Humans pick them up/off and through around.
What are one of the reasons for there not being many Whau trees left?
What did the boys do to prevent this from happening?
Because the possums eat it.
Explain why you think the raft made out of pine sank when lemons were added?
Because the pine was soaked and still wet not dried.
How much does one pine weight the same as?
Where In the book does it say this?
Page 21, When the boys were weighting one piece of pine and it weights the same
at 3 pieces of Whau!
What kind of raft did Jed and Colin make?
They made a Dry Whau raft.
How many lemons were out on Colin and Jeds raft?
What happened when they were put on?
4. The raft was able to hold 4 lemons without floating below the water.
Why did the raft made out of dry Whau float high but the raft made out
of green Whau float just below the water?
The dry Whau raft floated higher because it was dry and light, and the green
Whau floated below the water was because it was wet/soaked in the inside.  
What wood is the title of the text referring to?
The Lightest Wood in the world. ( Whau Tree )
What are some actions you can do to help save the Whau tree?
You can kill the possums. Grow the Whau trees somewhere else.
Build an Attack/Fence.

Activity 1.
Write a response/email to Jill MacGregor about you
opinion from the text you read.   

Dear Jill MacGregor

Hi Jill MacGregor, Your book about the lightest wood in the world,(the Whau tree)
is a really interesting text. It had lots of information about the Whau and Pine tree.
Also there are a few questions about why you wrote this particular
text instead of writing about another tree. Some of my questions are
Why did you write this text?
What was the purpose behind this text?
Did you have to do much research about the tree?
Who are the character in the text?
All of these questions are just to help get why you wrote the text.
Well apart from that Your text is a very nice and simple text
for young kids/students but it also does have lots of information
for older kids/teenagers/students.

Activity 2!
Create work/activity.

Monday, 17 September 2018


Kiwi Can!
Today we had Kiwi Can after Interval. We learnt about Perseverance and Resilience, We learnt the meaning of these two words. So the word Perseverance means Keep on trying until you succeed and the word Resilience means Giving things a try and Never giving up. We had a chat about the Perseverance because still most us didn't understand what the words meaning was. After we talked about it we got straight into our Energiser and we played Ball tag. After the energiser we had another talk about the two words again. 10 minutes later we played another game called Pictionary. How this game is played is we had to get into 4 equal groups and everyone got to go up and draw something on the white board to give the class a clue on what the drawing meant.

Kiwican was pretty fun today!

Tuesday, 28 August 2018



Unfortunately Today was our last day of Gymnastics. We had 2 different coaches, one was only for the first 2 weeks named Kane and the other was for 4 weeks and his name was Ethan. In the 6 weeks we had we learnt different type of basic gymnastic moves. We learnt how to so a forward roll, a handstand, a cartwheel, a bunny hop and a back roll. Today was a testing challenge. The points were between 1 and 3. 1 was low and 3 was high. First we had to warm up before we could get started. The first thing we did was run and jump. Most of us scored a 1 and only two scored 2. Next we did a handstand, then a cartwheel, then a forward roll and finally we did a depth jump. Most of us scored 1 and 2 between all of then and only a few could make it a 3.

The good News was that 2 student made it to 10 and that was Mary and I, and next was Trent and Pelenise they scored 9. In our gymnastic session I learnt lot of gymnastic basic moves. I was so happy with the results that I got at the end and it all depended on my concentration and the flexibility that I had. In my Gymnastic I got a Silver band which isn't bad at all, To me all I need to work on is Doing more stretches and than I can improve my flexibility more.

Glow in the Dark?

                                            Glow in the dark!

Glow in the dark is one thing that kids love to play with during night time because of the glow that it has that turns a kids room into a magical room. Glow in the dark was first discovered in 1669 by a German scientist named Hennig Brand.
P.1 What is Glow in the dark? Glow in the dark have lots of chemicals inside it such as phosphorescence, phosphors and so much more. The chemicals inside glow in the dark things such as toys, light bulbs, glow sticks and so much more are have very dangerous chemicals inside. Not only that it is dangerous but it has a long lasting glow.

P.2 How are glow in the dark things made? Glow in the dark are made with different type of mixed chemicals to help give it a nice, bright, shining glow. A chemical called “Phosphors” help radiate the visible light after being energized. Which mean the item/object has to be exposed before using the item/object otherwise it won’t glow.

The science : Glow in the dark includes lot of chemicals with weird names. But the main one is called Phosphors.

                Glowing sticks