Tuesday, 26 November 2013

$8 Dollars to Feed the Family.

Mother has $8 dollars left to feed her family.

I feel sad for Kelly because she doesn’t have enough money to feed her 2 teenage daughters, but I sort of don’t feel sorry for her because she lives in a beach side house gets $350 from WINZ and pays bills on things that yet she doesn’t need it to be payed on like paying the mechanic because something might happen to her car and she pays a lot of money on her bills when she can just pay a little bit.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Poem Study.

WALT: Find out about famous poets.
I am studying about famous poet writers and William Shakespeare.

List 3 New Zealand poets
1. Arthur Henry Adams
2. Fleur Adcock
3. Rob Allen

List 3 famous poets around the world
1. Maya

2. Emily

3. Shel

Who is William Shakespeare? William Shakespeare was an English poetry writer.

Where was he born? Stratford-upon-Avon United Kingdom

When was he born? 26th April 1564

When did he die?  23rd April 1616

What famous stories did he write? Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Othello, King Lear, Much Ado About Nothing, Twelfth Night, The Tempest, The Merchant of Venice, The Taming of the Shrew, Julius Caesar, As You Like It, Shakespeare's Sonnets, Antony and Cleopatra, Richard III, The Winters Tale, Henry V, Titus Andronicus, Richard II, Measure for Measure, King Henry IV Part I, The Comedy of Errors, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Troilus and Cressida, Love’s Labour’s Lost, King Henry VI Part 2, Ciorolanus, The Merry Wife’s of Windsor, Pericles, Henry VIII, Cymbeline, Ages of Men, King Henry VI Part 3, King John, Dreams: (From Volumes 4, 8, 12 and 16 of the Collected Works of C.G Jung.), Timon and Athens, Henry IV Part 2, Henry VI Part I, The Phoenix and Turtle, Dreams and the Search for Meanings and King Edward III.

Read one of William Shakespeare’s poems and write what you think of it.

Are poems fun or boring to you? Fun

Why? Because they’re funny and when they rhyme.

What does the term rhyme mean? Two different words that sound the same.

What does the term rhythm mean? A strong regular repeated pattern of movement or sound.

What does the term imagery mean? Visual images.
What is a haiku? A Chinese poem of seventeen syllables in three lines of five, seven and five, traditionally evoking images of the natural world.

Monday, 18 November 2013

My Best Friend.

My Best Friend.

My best friend is a very nice girl.
She’s funny but not ugly.
She is cool and likes going to the pools.
Her favourite fruit is apples and pineapples.
Her favourite vegetable is broccoli.
She has short hair that’s smooth and thick.
She has dark brown eyes.
She has the same height as me,
so we’re almost tall as a tree.
She’s fast at running and kinda likes bunnies.
I like hanging out with my best friend because she is always funny

Thursday, 7 November 2013

The Vege Car.

The Vege Car by Peter Stevens SJ 2007 P3 N1

LI: Make connections with the text.

This article is about a man named James Nui who puts vegetable oil in his petrol tank instead of petrol.

Comprehension Questions: Learn, Create, Share

   4.    What is a vege car? A vege car is a vehicle that has vegetable oil instead of petrol.
   5.   Did it take a lot of time to make the car? Yes. Because it’ll probably take a lot of days getting the petrol oil out.
   6.    Who are some other people who get invovled? James Nui, James Iti and family.

Application Questions: Learn, Create, Share
   7.   Is it complicated to make the cars? Yes. Why? Because it’ll take a very long time.
   8.   If you could ask the students of Punaruku a question, what would it be? My question would be ‘Is the vege car improving more to other people?’
Thinking beyond: Learn, Create, Share
Analysis:Do you think this is an activity you would enjoy? Yes because it will not cause any pollutions.


Friday, 1 November 2013

Less Than One Second.

Less Than One Second.

L.I: To read and comprehend a text.

This article that I was reading is called Less Than One Second it is about 2 kids named Ashley and Shiree who races with drag cars and they explain to us about how they make the drag cars and how it has strict rules.

 7.   Is it complicated to make the cars? Yes Why? Slot cars are complicated to make because they have strict rules and it is hard to put all the materials together and it has to be painted exactly like a drag car.`

Do you think this is an activity you would enjoy? Yes. Because cars are fun to have races with.