Thursday, 27 September 2012

Community Celebration

Here is a video about Whanau Day that happened on Wednesday. It was about presenting the Kai Garden to our school. Some children were in groups presenting in their stations to all the parents and classes.

Topic Reflection Term 3




Energy –The Balance of Life

What is energy?
Energy is a source for many things like electrical energy, wind energy, solar energy, muscular energy, etc.


Where do humans get energy from?
Humans get their energy from food, healthy food, which has protein in it (fruits and vegetables)
Plants

1. What substance does a tree use for food?
a. photosynthesis                                                       b. chlorophyll

c. glucose                                                                   d. leaves

2. What four things does a tree need for photosynthesis? (highlight your answer in yellow)
a)_Water___________________
b)_Carbon Dioxide____________
c)_Sunlight_________________
d)_Glucose__________________

3. What causes a tree's leaves to appear green?
Chlorophyll

4. What signals a tree to preparing for winter?

a. The days become colder.
b. The weather becomes dry.
c. There are more rainy days.
d. There are fewer hours of sunlight.

5. How does a tree get water?

a. It makes water in its leaves.
b. It turns glucose into water.
c. It absorbs water through its roots.
d. It uses photosynthesis.

6.Why do a tree's leaves change colour in the fall?

a. The tree has less chlorophyll.
b. The tree has less water.
c. The tree has no leaves.
d. The tree is growing quickly before the winter sets in.

Compost
What is compost?
Compost is like a worm farm, but, compost is fertilizer, and it looks like dirt.



What are the things that you cannot put in a compost bin?

-  Bones
-  Ashes
-  Rubbish
-  Food waste
List 5 things that you can put in a compost bin.

  • Worm wee
  • Food scraps
  • Brown stuff (dead leaves)
  • Green stuff (fresh leaves)
  • Grass clippings

Sustainability
This term you have completed a group project about the roles, rights and responsibilities of how people maintain sustainable food sources.
Draw a flow chart that represents the responsibility that people have to maintain the food source your group researched this term.

Sustainability group topic (e.g pork farming):_Genetically Modified Food_
- Farmer plants genetically modified plants and gives it to the scientists.
- Scientists put DNA from another method into plant.
- DNA from a special bacteria, connects
with genetically modified plant (or food).
- Genetically modified food is in the markets.


Draw and label a picture that represents a healthy kai garden





MY TOPIC REFLECTION

  • What have you learnt about this topic?
I’ve learnt the kai garden needs to be like an ordinary garden.
  • What did you like about this topic?
I liked learning about the kai garden, taking photos of the process of making a kai garden, and presenting it to the parents.
  • What is your role in practicing sustainability for a balanced future - at home, at school, in my community?
My role at home is to keep safe, exercise at home for 30 minutes, cleaning the house so it could be nice and tidy, doing my homework and having fun with my family. My role at school is to finish my work regularly, try my best in the subjects, and using feedback from my teacher. My role with the community is picking up rubbish and keeping my community clean. My other role in my community to be sustainable is to get food that is good for me.

Friday, 21 September 2012

Loud Shirt Day.

Today is 'Loud Shirt' day. This day is about supporting deaf kids. All the money will go to the deaf society so that technology can be provided to help kids hear better.

We think that this is an important charity as the money will help kids like Charday in our class who is partially deaf.

Friday, 7 September 2012

The Bush

Once, there lived three boys named Tim, Tom, and Jerry. They were going into a bush for a couple of days for camping. Tim likes to be outdoors and smell the fresh air. Tom liked the sun, coming down to shine on his fine looking face, and Jerry, was the third wheel in their friendship. They took lots of water and food, and the tent too. The three decided to take a walk down the bush, where all of nature comes to enjoy.  The three were amazed when they were walking. They saw birds, leaves, trees, and lakes. They heard the song of the birds, singing in harmony.

As they were getting near the end of the bush, Jerry was getting de-hydrated, tired and exhausted. “Oh, man, how long have we gone?” asked Jerry, groaning badly. “We’re nearly there, we just need to walk a little longer to the end.”  said Tim, pointing at the end of the bush. “Well we need to hurry, or else we’ll get lost.” exclaimed Tom. “Why?” asked Jerry, “It is Because, some people say that a monster called ‘The Bush Monster’ roams through these bushes, searching for people who are digestive and all that.” replied Tom in a scary voice. Then they heard a noise. “W-w-what was that?” whispered Tim, “I’m getting scared now” said Jerry in a very, alien voice. “Ooooooooo!” echoed a creature from a distance. “Now we need to get out of here!” shouted Jerry, and as the monster came closer and closer, Then three were yelling, running for their lives, hoping they wouldn’t get eaten from the monster behind. They went through the lakes, leaves, trees and bushes, then finally they reached their destination.

“Well, I think this is it.” said Tim, closing his eyes in horror. “Yeah it’s been nice knowing yous both.” said Tom, looking carelessly into the monster’s eyes. “I wish I could kill the monster-wait!” said Jerry as he interrupted himself. Jerry went into his camping bag and he found some dynamite. “Why do you have a bomb?” yelled Tom. “To blow up the monster, of course!” replied Jerry, while he lights the dynamite with some matches from Tim’s camping bag. “Lets see if you survive this!!” shouted Jerry, as the dynamite went into the monster and BOOM!!! The monster pieces were every where, even on Tim, Tom, and Jerry. “Whoa, dude!” said Tim, “That was spectacular!” said Tim more. Then the three went home and learnt to never go camping again (unless it’s safe!).

The End.