Friday, 16 November 2018

Facts About Meerkats

Yesterday Mrs Anderson read us one of her favourite books, one called Meerkat Mail. The author of the book is Emily Gravett who has written a lot of children's books that even older children can enjoy. One thing that I liked about the book was how it showed all kinds of different animals that Meerkats are related to, like the Mongoose. I worked with Ofa and Carl to find interesting facts about where Meerkats live, what they like to eat and what they look like.

Comparing Myths And Facts About Wolves


This week has been book week. We have had quite a few challenges based on the stories we read as young children. Our teacher Mrs Anderson has also set us a few challenges based on a few books that she read as a child. This one being Wolves. It is written by Emily Gravett, and illustrated by her too. This book explains and gives a few facts about wolves, and includes lovely images to paint a picture into your head. Our challenge, was to come up with around 5 myths about wolves, and then research them and see if they are true or false. This task could be done alone, or with a partner, so I chose to work with Fraidoon.

Friday, 9 November 2018

Armistice Day: Drawing A Picture

Since this week is the 100th anniversary for the armistice another one of LS2's follow up tasks was to create or trace an image of what the end of World War 1 would've been like back then, I worked with Jack, Fraidoon and Ofa to create this image. I really like how it looks because it has poppies and other aspects of war.

Armistice Day Commemoration Assembly

This Sunday marks the 100 year anniversary for the World War One armistice day, but since we don't go to school on Sunday, we had our own armistice commemoration to pay our respects to those who fell for us. The assembly was held outside next to the blue fence, people like a member from the New Zealand Defence Force, board of trustees members and the head students came and gave speeches too. Two pieces of music called The Last Post and Reveille were played as the flag was being lowered and risen. Afterwards the member from the New Zealand Defence Force came to our class and talked to us about what he did and answered any questions we had like; How many years he'd been in the army, what rank he was, why he wanted to be in the Defence Force and some other things that we asked about.

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Armistice Day Commemoration DLO

To commemorate those who fell in the first world war LS2's task was to create a photo collage of people and soldiers celebrating the end of the first world war, I worked with Julian. Another task that we were set was researching World War 1, over 18,000 New Zealander soldiers died in World War 1, and around 37 million people died all together. World War 1 caused so many young men and women to lose their lives, whether from bombing, trenches or disease, their sacrifice should not and will not be forgotten.

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Collaborative Comprehension

This week one of our tasks for reading was to partner up with someone from the opposite group (In my case someone from Ms Kirkpatrick's group). I partnered up with Aung Naing and together we needed to first, read the text and then answer the questions. Another thing that we needed to do was provide evidence from the text. The only thing I found hard about answering the questions was needing to provide the evidence from the text. I learnt a lot of new things from reading this text, and one of them was the amount of soldiers (On both sides) who died.

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Simile And Metaphor


This week for reading one of our tasks was to create a DLO explaining the differences between a simile and a metaphor. I worked with Jeremiah and together we wrote our own definitions for what a simile and metaphor are, the definition of a simile (In simple terms) is a comparison of two things using the words like and as. The (Simple) definition of a metaphor is a comparison of two objects with out using like or as. We also needed to use a simile and a metaphor from the poem The Highwayman as examples.