Tuesday, 14 November 2017

NZ Fur Seals
New Zealand fur seals have small black eyes. They have fur, which is different to most seals because their fur is slippery.

What are their favourite fish?
NZ fur seals have 9 kinds of favourite fish. They like:    
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  • Anchovy
  • Silverside
  • Lanternfish
  • Ahuru
  • Hoki
  • Jack Mackerel
  • Yellow-eyed mullet

Are they endangered?
Yes, in 2001 there were about 200,000 left. Now there are more, but they are still endangered. They aren’t the only type of fur seals.

What colours can they be?
When NZ fur seals are pups they can be black or dark brown, but when they get older they become silver or dark brown.

What do you do if you find an NZ fur seal?
If you ever come across an NZ Fur Seal you should stay at least 20 metres away. You should also not disturb them by yelling or throwing things near them. Keep dogs or children away and don’t feed or touch them.
Do NZ Fur seals have any other names?
Yes. They have a Maori name called Kekeno, and a scientific name called Arctocephalus forsteri

Who are their predators?
NZ fur seals are prey to killer whales, sharks, male NZ sea lions, and possibly leopard seals.

How many are there?
Their population has climbed back to about 100,000 and is increasing. They started going down again, but in the 1990’s they started to come back up.

Friday, 10 November 2017

Book Character Dress Up Day

Red and White aka Read and Write
Celebrating: Where’s Wally’s 30th Aniversary and Dr Seuss’s 60th Anniversary

As part of Literacy Week there is a dress up day to come as your favourite book character.

Add a photo of you from the dress up day

(Couldn’t add one)

Add a photo of the front cover of the book your character is from

Who’s your favourite book character and why?

Diamond isn actually my favourite book character, but I read the Hetty Feather series, which is the one she’s in. They’re set in the early 1900s. She gets sold to a man that works as a clown at the circus called Beppo when she’s eight. She meets a nice lady called Madame Adeline. She runs away with Hetty Feather/Sapphire Battersea/ Emerald Star (That’s a lot of names, I know)When she get threatened to get a beating for falling down because she’s an acrobat.. In the newest Hetty Feather book, Little Stars, they become music hall artistes, and live with a dressmaker near the Cavalcade. They become popular almost immediately. They become invited to be actors in a production Alice in Wonderland by Marina Royal, Hetty Feather's new heroine.

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Term 3 Mihi Solo Rubric

2017 Athletics Reflection

In what ways did I represent my House well in the competition?
I was respectful and listened. I participated in different events and got house points for my house, Kowhai.

What did I do well and how do I know?
I tried my hardest and I know because I did my best. I completed every event to the best that I could.

What was challenging and how do I know?
Shot Put because the balls were heavy.
High Jump because I couldn’t get over the bar.

What am I most proud of and why?
Sprints, because I almost got into zones. I came 4th in my heat, I almost came 3rd. If I got 3rd I would have been in the finals and may have been able to go to Zones Athletics.

How well did I use a growth mindset to stay positive when the competition got tough?

I just kept on going. Even when I didn’t make it over the High Jump I kept trying and kept a smile on my face.

Did I manage to achieve my athletics goals and why/why not?
No, because I didn’t get into zones and that was my goal. But I tried my hardest in everything that I did.

Friday, 20 October 2017

Term 4 Goal

Term 4 Learning Goal

My Learning Goal
To get better at division, because i’m not that good at it.
How am I going to achieve my goal?
List strategies that you can use to work towards achieving your goal.
Practise it lots until I know it
Practise at home and at school
Use Prototec, Mathletics and Maths Whizz
Use the sheets for basic facts practice
Write down family of facts to help me
How will I know when I have achieved my goal?
Because I will know more and I will feel more confident about
My Learner Qualities Goal
To get better at asking more questions because I don’t ask many questions all the time.
How am I going to achieve my goal?
List strategies that you can use to work towards achieving your goal.
Try to remember to ask questions more.
Ask questions to help me with new learning.
Ask the teachers and my friends questions.
How will I know when I have achieved my goal?
I will ask more questions.
I will be confident to ask questions in front of the group, class or hub.