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Friday, May 5, 2017

Roro

Tinana

WAL the moari names for the parts of our bodys


Somilia

WALT write a narrative through the eyes of one of the crew, or robots.
Somalia
From inside of my container I could hear loud noises, the shiny blue  waves crashing against the massive red boat, I could see the captain steering the massive boat so we wouldn't crash.

Ah pirates are coming on their little boat. The smelly pirates threw anchors up on the silver rusty rail and climbed aboard. All the pirates ran in the white doors. Their ran into the kitchen first. A pirate said raise your hands. The chef did. Some pirates tried the soup my beautiful soup.  Then the pirates went to the machinery to turn it off. The machines were as loud as an herd of elephants. When the pirates finished turning the machinery off the people went to the captain and said “ The pirates turned off the machines.” Three pirates came into the captain's cabin.th We need to get your silver robots out. I opened the red roof and came out to fight the pirates. The robots started fighting the pirates and one robot pushed an priate into the shiny blue sea. One robot came into the cabin and tapped on the shoulder of the pirate. The pirate turned around and the robot  said look outside. So the pirates did. The pirate said where  are my crew. The robot said die. The robot took the captain’s hat back and the keys back. The robot gave the captain’s stuff back and the captain had an hot coffee. The captain was driving us all back to home.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

The Moa

WALT: to make inferences and interpret information when we read.
The Moa
Sourced from: arbs
This task is about reading to find information and make inferences. Read the article below then answer the questions that follow.


Nobody today has seen a live moa – the bird is extinct.


The things we know about the moa come from accounts left by people who saw it in the past, and from the studies of scientists.


Thousands and thousands of moas have lived and died here, but their bodies have all rotted away long ago. In order to find out how the moa looked and lived, scientists must study the things which are still left – mainly bones.

As well as the bones, people often find little heaps of stones which came from the bird's gizzard. The moa swallowed these stones to help grind up its food. And in very dry parts of New Zealand, people have even found skin and feathers, still stuck to dried-up moa bones.



If you have been to a museum, you may have seen a model of a moa. The model has been built by using all this information as a guide.


Model-building is not very difficult to do. We have lots of moa bones. If you put a set of bones together to make a skeleton, you then have a shape of the bird.


There are places on the bones which show where the muscles should go. You can model the muscles from a plastic material and put them on to the skeleton. Then you put a skin over it.


It is more difficult to find the right sort of feathers. Most models use emu feathers. The moa feathers which have been found look soft and droopy, like emu feathers. But they have more colour than those of the emu – they are golden-brown, with a purple streak down the middle.


Even so, these feathers may be faded. Some early Maori, who were asked about moas, said that they had bright, bright feathers. It may be that the moa was more brightly coloured than the models that you see in the museum.
Source: School Journal, Part 2, No 3, Learning Media, 1982.
Moa


Use the text above to answer these questions. Highlight your answer


1. Information about moas comes mainly from
(A)   Studies of dried skin and feathers.
(B)   Scientific studies and records of people's observations.
(C)   Remains found in very dry parts of New Zealand.
(D)   Stories told by early Maori.
(E)   Making visits to museums.


2. What is often found together with moa bones?
(A)   Rotting bodies.
(B)   Skin and feathers.
(C)   Small piles of stones.
(D)   Birds' gizzards.
(E)   Ground-up food.


3. Which is the best description of a 'gizzard'?
(A)   Container for small stones.
(B)   Part of a bird's stomach.
(C)   What is left when a bird dies.
(D)   Part of a moa.
(E)   Part of a bird's digestive system.


4. How is the basic shape of the moa worked out?
(A)   By looking at the places where muscles attach to the bones.
(B)   From making a model out of plastic material.
(C)   By reading accounts left by people who once saw it.
(D)   From examining dried skins and feathers.
(E)   By putting together a complete set of bones.


5. Compared with emu feathers, moa feathers were probably
(A)   Softer and droopier.
(B)   Less colourful.
(C)   Harder and stiffer.
(D)   Faded and streaked.
(E)   Brighter.


6. Why has no living person ever seen a live moa?
I think nobody has seen them because they were extinct long ago. Probably scientists have seen them when they created them.


Thousands and thousands of moas have lived and died here, but their bodies have all rotted away long ago. In order to find out how the moa looked and lived, scientists must study the things which are still left – mainly bones.


7. Why would moa skin and feathers only be found in 'very dry' parts of New Zealand?
In very dry parts of New Zealand, people have even found skin and feathers , still stuck to dried up Moa bones.


8. How do scientists know where the moa's muscles were attached to its skeleton?

There are places on the bones which show where the muscles should go. You can model the muscles from a plastic material and put them on to the skeleton. Then you put a skin over it.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Tom True heart

WALT Organised texts, using a range of structures.

Tom true heart
I was in a cold forest all alone but I was a brave boy and I had a golden sword. As I was walking across the crackle leafs a big snowball hit my head Awwwww. The leafs were as brown as mud. I can hear birds chirping and I can smell the damp snow. The trees were as tall as a giraffe's neck.

Before long I whistled to my bluebird. My bluebirds name was Zoe.
“ I said fly me to the troll's kingdom.”
“ My bird said yes.”
We went up in the sparkly blue sky. The clouds were as white as slim paper. We went around the troll’s kingdom and looked in a window. I saw my six brothers and their princess brides locked up in jail.

I hopped off my bluebird and jumped in the troll’s kingdom. Then I grabbed my golden sword out of pocket and pointed it at the troll’s and they fall asleep.
“ I said Billy, James, Jack, Zac, Jordan, Ngakita where are the huge golden key.
“ My six brothers said on the big red table.”
“ I said ok.”
Brother’s i’m a size of a thumb I can’t climb this big red table.
“ My brothers said no there’s a small brown ladder.”
“ I said ok.”
I started climbing the small brown ladder. The ladder was as small as a baby bird. When I got on the red table I grabbed the huge golden key. I jumped off the big red table and I put the huge golden key in the hole and finally I have my six brothers back and their princess brides. My six brothers picked me up together and gave my a massive hug.

Me and My six brothers and then princess brides hopped on my bluebird and we flew to the crackle leafs. We Saw the sparkly blue sky. The sky was as sparkly as a crystal diamonds. We landed On the crackle leafs. The leafs were as crackle as a red fire. My brothers and their princess brides were like
“ I’m finally home.”
“ I said I know I i’m glad.”

Finally I’ve got my 6 brothers back.

Beyond the lines

WALT write a narrative through the eyes of the children or one of the soldiers.
 
Beyond the lines
Suddenly war had started so we hopped on the massive ship. The ship was rusty around the outside. The ship was cold like freezing ice. The ship was getting warmer as we were huddling. I heard waves smashing against the ship. We were huddling because we were scared. We were scared because it was a unknown space and because we didn't know what was happening and we thought we were going to get hurt and killed.

We finally arrived at Turkey’s beach. The ramp slowly went down for us to run off. We ran as fast as we could. We ran into a puddle and got smashed. The puddle was as blue as the ocean. I smelt salt coming from the puddle as I’m running. Some people hid behind a brown rusty barricades and some people were killing other people. I barricades were as rusty as a old car.

I quickly wrote a message to my Wife and Grandson’s.
 “ I said I love you both my battle has started. “

I kept running up the steep hill as I got cut by the barbed wire which was as sharp as a knife. The barbed wire was as grey as elephant skin. It was tangled up like spaghetti. One of my friends got shot in the leg and had a big wound. The wound was big and was pouring with blood. The blood was sticky and gooey.
I heard guns shooting and people screaming because killing was happening. The Turkey people wanted to win because more of us was killed. As we were battling our Captain was making our trench. The trench was big.

One of the bombs came down and blew up and killed someone from Turkeys team. The Turkey people were sad because they had lost their Captain and this made them fight even harder.
I send another message to my Wife and Grandson’s
 “ I said war is almost finished I was be back in 5 days.   

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Arctic circle

WALT:Vary my sentence beginnings, structure and length

In the days of the arctic circle it was getting colder and colder as I was spinning the crank handle to grow my fruit. The crank handle made a squeaky noise as I was turning it. Later that day my juicy apples started to grow. I took the juicy apple off the breach and ate it.

As I was turning around a yellow magic box appeared. Then I ran over to the yellow magic box and touched it. When I touched it I got a shock of yellow  and my hands and arms turned sparkly orange. Before long I hit the brown tree with my sparkly orange hands and arms and more juicy apples grew. I took off another juicy apple and took one big bite and then threw it on the ground.

After taking one big bite of my juicy apple I turned around and saw the yellow magic box move. As I took steps the box moves as well. When the yellow magic box started getting faster I started running. I skidded in front of the yellow magic box. However I jumped on the yellow magic box and it disappeared. My hands and arms were orange and I stood up and my feet turned into yellow boxes. Then I fell down and turned into a yellow magic box.

My neighbour came out of his house and started spinning the crank handle. The crank handle made a squeaky noise as I was turning it. Later that day his juicy apples started to grow. Billy took off the juicy apple and ate it. Then he saw a yellow magic box and Billy walked over to it. Billy got a shock of yellow. After Billy touched the yellow magic box his hands and arms turned sparkly orange. Before long Billy hit the brown tree with his sparkly orange hands and arms and more juicy apples grew. Billy kept eating his juicy apples. Billy went back in his house.

I was greedy but Billy wasn't greedy.