Tuesday, September 19, 2017

A Shattering Breakthrough

Last week the green reading group read A Shattering Breakthrough. First we read the story and then we answered the questions. We were learning to answer inference questions. I could improve on making it more colourful. Here is my presentation A Shattering Breakthrough.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Russia's Native Plants

Did you know one of Russia’s native plants is a flower that is called a Chamomile? The Camomile is a type of daisy and it’s sap can be used for bruises and sprains. 

 Firstly, The Rhododendrons has ten species of its kind. Most of the species of Rhododendrons are deciduous. Rhododendrons is one of the most popular plants in Russia. 

 Secondly, the Iris flower has a lot of species in its kind in total it has about sixty species. Irises are very popular in Russia. The Iris gets its name from the greek word rainbow. The iris plant is a popular garden flower. 

 Thirdly, The butterfly weed plant is grown from seed in home gardens. These brilliant flowers attract butterflies. Some people call it milkweed when none of the species have milky sap.

 In conclusion, Russia has a lot of weird names for flowers. They have lots of species and they are all very pretty.

A few weeks ago in Te Ngahere we were learning to write a report. I also learnt how to use proper nouns and common nouns, organise my learning into paragraphs and to use topic sentences. We had to write more than 2 reports.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Russia Report


Did you know Russia is the biggest country in the world? Russia is 6.6 square miles long. There are millions of people living in the country.

Firstly, did you know that Russia has over one hundred and forty three million, three hundred and sixty nine thousand, six hundred and sixty two people living in the country? That is quite a lot. The total land area is 16,299,981 Km long.
Russia's population is equivalent to 1.91% of the total world population.

Secondly, Russia has a variety of native animals like the Amur Tiger. The Amur Tiger has five times better night vision than humans. The Amur Tiger came close to extinction. But is no longer close to extinction thanks to the help of scientists. They save the Amur Tiger by protecting them in a zoo.The karakurt spider is among the 10 most dangerous spiders on Earth. The bite causes pain, which quickly passes but after a while between 15 minutes and 6 hours, intense pain spreads throughout the bitten limb and then to the muscles of the body, chest and abdomen. Immediately after the bite within two minutes at the most, you can hold a burning match against the bitten place. Any poison that has not already flowed into the body is destroyed by the heat. Russian animals are really cool and there is a lot of native animals in Russia.

Thirdly, in Russia they speak Russian, Russian dictionaries have 130,000 to 150,000 words in them. Cyril and Methodius invented the alphabet in Russia they were brothers. Almost seven million out of 145 million people speak English in Russia.

In conclusion, Russia is a very big country, that has loads of native animals living in it as well as people. Russia has very big dictionaries that will be very boring to find one word.

In Week two Te Ngahere had to write a country report about our chosen country. We were learning to write an informational report. Every time we went to a workshop we would get a new WALT like use semicolons in my writing. I really enjoyed writing informational reports. I wrote five reports.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Common Nouns and Proper Nouns

 Last week in writing Te Ngahere were learning how to use proper nouns and common nouns. We had to make a google drawing which included a person,  place or thing.  A  proper noun has a capital letter.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Maori Quiz

In the last few weeks in Te Ngahere we have been making a Te Reo Maori quiz. We were learning to ask and answer questions about classroom items. You use the quiz by reading the question and picking an answer.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

My Reading Goals

Last week in Te Ngahere we created our learning goals for reading. We were learning to identify our next learning steps in reading. We had to choose three goals. We choose them by seeing which ones we needed to learn. We choose our three goals and then we put them on a google drawing.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

My Maths Goals

Last week Te Ngahere made our maths goals google drawing. First we had to fill out an IKAN sheet. We were learning to identify our next learning steps in maths. I was put at stage 6 after we filled out our IKAN sheets. We had to pick three learning goals from the IKAN sheets. When we finished picking three goals, we recorded them on our maths google drawing.