Thursday, 29 October 2015

Library Skills

Research Tag

Choose a country and write a question about it.  For example what foods do they eat in Romania?

Topic: China

Big idea: What food do they eat in China?

Now go and find a book that you think could answer the question and fill out this information.

Book title: Travel through China

Author/s: Lynn Huggins-Cooper

Publisher: QED Publishing

Date of publication: 2007

Keywords found: Food, Chopsticks

Page #’s: 14-15, 28, 29, 30,

Key pictures found: Family eating, food, Chef cooking, Woman making tea,

Page #’s: 14 and 15

This is my library skills work. Ofa and I worked on it. Our book is about China.

Word Web Desperate

This is my word web about the word desperate.

Line Shoot

Today for maths I played this game called line shoot. I got 100%. If you want to play it here is the link:

Friday, 23 October 2015

Word Web Alter

This is my word web. My word is alter. The other words around alter are words that mean the same.

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Library Skills

Matching Parts of a Book

L.I. Know the different parts of non-fiction books

Each part of a book has a special name which you need to be a familiar with.
1. For each description below find the matching term in the box.
2. Write in the correct term in the space provided.

Index = Alphabetical list of all the topics in a book with the page number where the information can be found.

End papers = The first and last pages of a book.

Illustrator = The person who prepared or drew the pictures.

Introduction = Information about the book found at the beginning of a book.

Dedication= Words about a special person found at the front of a book.

Author = The person who wrote the book.

Glossary =  List of special words used in the book with their correct meanings.

Spine = The flat narrow outside strip of the book.

Publisher = The company who made the book.

Cover = The outside of the book.

Spine label = The label which identifies the book on the shelf.

Bibliography = A list of more books on the same subject.

Contents = A list of the titles of the chapters.

Story Starters

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The engineer had three big eyes. He had dark green skin and six arms. His teeth were sharp like a saber-tooth tiger. His ears had slimy black ear wax and his nose had blue snot coming out. He had three tentacles for legs and two for arms. His hair was half pink and half yellow.

Venn Diagram

This is my Venn Diagram comparing graphic text and normal text. I used lucid chart to make this. I worked with Sylis. I hope you learnt something about graphic and normal texts. 

Triangle Shoot

Today for maths I played a game called triangle shoot. It was really fun. I had to identify three different types of triangles. They were the: Scalene triangle, Equilateral triangle and the Isosceles triangle.    

Friday, 16 October 2015

Simple Machines

This is my 2nd poster about simple machines these six things are six simple machines. 


On Thursday for maths I did some compass work. I learnt that there are lots of points on a compass - North, South, East, West, North East, North West, South East and South West.

Simple Machines

This is my work on simple machines. Each simple machines has its own way of helping someone. The inclined plane helps people in wheelchairs, the screw holds things together, and the lever can lift heavy items. There are also three more simple machines.  

Simple Machines

This is my topic work. Our topic this term is simple machines. There are six simple machines - Pulley, Screw, Wheel and Axle, Inclined plane, Lever and Wedge.   

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Library Skills

Choosing the Right Book

L.I. Matching questions to book titles
Looking for keywords in a question

Here is a list of some books you might find in the non-fiction section of a library:

Which of the books would you use to find out:

1. How many people live in NZ?
Yearbook of Population

2. Which special stamps were issued in New Zealand in 1992?
Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue

3. How to look after a puppy?
Caring for pets

4. Where the custom of Easter Eggs came from?
Dictionary of Customs and Fables

5. The date of the Wahine disaster?
Everyman’s Dictionary of Dates

6. Which records were broken at the last Olympic Games?
Guinness Book of Records

7. The size of Noah’s Ark?
The Bible

8. The speed of the first aircraft to fly under power?
A History of Flight

9. The story of how the first under four-minute mile was run?
Encyclopedia of Athletics

10.  How the Greeks used a wooden horse to enter the city of Troy?

Myths and Legends

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Number Stones

Today for maths I played number stones with Harlem, Joshua and Ofa. When Harlem and I versed I won and when Joshua and Ofa versed Joshua won. It was very fun and I enjoyed it.

Basic Facts Karuta

Today Shannon, AJ and I played basic facts karuta up to 100. It was a tie between Shannon and AJ. They both worked really hard and really wanted to win.

Subtraction Triangle

Today I did subtraction triangle. I managed to do it in 34 seconds. I got everything right. I enjoyed subtracting numbers because I usually added them.


Today for maths I did some studyladder. One of the tasks that I did was compare and order fractions. I got only one wrong. I think I could do better and get ten right.

Addition Triangle

This is my addition triangle. I did it in 38 seconds. I think it was a bit easy so next time I will do numbers from 30 - 39 instead of numbers from 20 - 29.


Today I played XtraMath. I am proud of myself because I got everything right. I hope I can finish division soon.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Word Web King

On Monday room 9 read for 15 minutes. Then we choose a word from our book and used the thesaurus to find out words that mean the same. 

Monday, 12 October 2015

Holiday Recount

The best movie
In the holidays I went and watched a movie called Pan. I went to a place called Cinema 3 in Pukekohe with my brothers and Grandmother.

The movie was super loud and the advertisements were so long.  Suddenly the movie started. On minute I was sitting on a chair eating a apple and the next a flash of bright light. I was so scared my apple ended up on the floor. Pan was about a little boy called Peter. He lived in a orphanage. The people that looked after the orphans were mean to Peter and the other kids. Peter and the other kids then get kidnapped by pirates! The pirates kidnap lots of children and force all of them to mine for fairy dust. Peter also learns that he can fly because he is the son of a human woman and a fairy prince. He saves the fairies from the evil pirates. I thought Pan was a good movie and it got five stars out of five.The movie was almost two hours long. I think it should be a four and a half stars because I don’t really like fantasy books or movies.

After, when the movie finished we bought a cake each and went to the park. The park was really fun. There is a massive red slide. The slide is fun because you go down really fast. The flying fox was cool too. I went down the hill fast and my hat fell of my head. My brother and also went on one of the footpaths and played handball.

After about 1 hour playing on the park we decided to go back to my Grandmother’s house. By the time we got back it was lunch time so we had chicken and vegetable soup. It was delicious. I felt tired but happy too.

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Holiday Reading Challenge: Food Glorious Food

Title - Horrible Histories The Stormin' Normans
Author - Terry Deary
Type of book - Non-Fiction and History
Recipe - You need:
Meat, Eggs, Cheese, Pastry

To make:
Boil the meat in a pan of water till it is cooked.
Make pastry and roll it out.
Chop up the meat, beat the eggs and grate the cheese then stir them together.
Make the mixture into balls about the size of apples.
Wrap ball in pastry.
Bake in a hot oven till the pastry is golden brown.

To serve:
Place on a wooded plate and eat with a knife and fingers.  

Holiday Reading Challenge: Sidekick

Did the main character need a sidekick? Yes the main character should need a sidekick to help them.  

What would you have done if you were this person in the story? I would have helped as many people as I could 

Write a paragraph where you as the sidekick, help out the main character:

One cold stormy night a evil villain called Shocker used his new Quaker (A machine that makes earthquakes) on Major city. Everywhere in the city the roads suddenly got massive cracks on them. Several houses collapsed. It was chaos. Meanwhile Super Diaper Baby and I (Captain Super Baby) were flying around struggling to hold up houses while civilians scrambled to safety. I told Super Diaper Baby to go and find who was making this earthquake while I tried to save as many people as I could. Finally the earthquake stopped. The houses stopped falling over and it was very quiet. Later I found out that Super Diaper Baby had found Shocker and stopped his evil machine. The police took his to prison. Many weeks later Major city was as good as new, in fact it was even better! With new buildings and impressive views it quickly became the most popular city in the world.

Title - Super Diaper Baby    
Author - Dav Pilkey
Type of book - Fiction and Action
How you as the sidekick helped out the main character - I helped the main character by helping the civilians while he went to get the bad guy

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Holiday Reading Challenge: New Cover

Title - Pirate X
Author - Sherryl Clark
Type of book - Adventure and fiction
Why my cover is better - My cover is better because in this book a boy called Will sails on a pirate ship (Blackbeard's ship). He learns how to fight with a cutlass and with other pirates he must attack and loot other ships. 

Holiday Reading Challenge: Rewrite the ending

Will stole the key from the sleeping guards. He sneaked up to George and the other pirates cell. He unlocked the door and quietly woke up his fellow pirates. They were sleepy but realized what was happening. They all escaped into the night and not one of them was seen. 

Title - Pirate X
Author - Sherryl Clark
Type of book - Fiction and Adventure
Why my ending is better - My ending is better because in my ending Will's fellow pirates don't get hanged for piracy. 

Monday, 5 October 2015

Holiday Reading Challenge: Setting

Holiday reading Challenge: Read The Next Book In The Series

Name of the series - Time Hunters
Title - Time hunters Samurai Assassin
Author - Chris Blake
Type of book - Adventure, Fiction and Time travel
Why I liked the book - I liked this book because it has many interesting facts and history and adventure books are my favorite type of books
Draw a Venn diagram comparing the two books in the series you have read:

Holiday Reading Challenge: Character Portrait