Tag: Year 8

The Journey of the FISHY! (Animation)

This is my final task for literacy. What we got to do is a slide animation. It is basically an animation but on slides. For this one we got to choose whatever we wanted. At first my animation was just going to be about a fish finding candles. Until Mrs Stone and Mr Moran gave me some interesting ideas and here it is. Make sure to watch the whole things. I really enjoyed doing this since I’ve never actually done one before. ENJOY!

We know the way-Term 2 Animation!

This is my animation for term 2. It is about knowing the way. For this animation we had to have 3 different backdrops and a sphero traveling through them. We then had to make a voiceover which provides somesort of information about it. For me I did The Great Pyramids,Jungle and the Sea. I really enjoyed doing this because it helped me learn some new things I hope that you enjoy this animation and that you learn something fro it. 

Stand up (History of NZ Protests) Activity #1

This week my reading group has been reading about NZ history of protest. We had to read the book online and got to pick 2 activities along with the book. This is my first activity about comprehension questions. Which is basically me answering questions about the book. I really found it interesting about looking back at NZ protests. I also really enjoyed learning about this topic as well. Hope you ENJOY!

Should animals be kept in zoos?

This is my reading task for the week. I had to read a book and discus whether I agree with the statement or not. The statement was animals should be kept in zoos. I disagree with this statement because I believe animals should have freedom.My group also had to do a debate on this topic. What do you think about the statement?

Information report-Hippos

This is my information report on Hippos. As usual I had to research about the animal and focus on 3 topics. I have really enjoyed researching about Hippos because I got to learn new things. I hope that you learn something from this just like I did. ENJOY!

Did you know that hippo’s are almost bulletproof? They can also open their mouths up to 150 degrees. In this information report I will be talking about 3 topics. Which are their habitat/diet,their family life/conservation and facts. I hope that by the end of this piece, you learn something about this animal.

First up their habitat and diet. Hippo’s are herbivores. Which means they only eat things like grass,vegetables and melons sometimes.They can eat up to 88 pounds per night! Hippo’s are native to Africa, and are all over Sub Saharan Africa. In Africa you can find Hippos in slow moving lakes and rivers.

Up next is their family life and conservation. Hippo’s hang out in groups that consist of 10-30 Hippo’s. However the groups can go up to 200 Hippos.There is always 1 dominant male in the group. Hippos’ gestation period is 8 months. Which is just 1 month less from humans. The months they give birth the most are the wettest. The conservation status of Hippos are vulnerable and endangered. The 2 types of Hippos are the common and the Pygmy Hippos.

Now finally some facts. The name Hippo comes from the Greek name of Water Horse. These animals can also reach up to 19 miles per hour. Male Hippos weigh up to 4000 pounds, while the baby’s only reach up to 100 pounds or less. Did you know that Hippos are actually not good swimmers? In fact they can only spend up to 5 minutes underwater. They are also the 2nd largest land animal, and the 3rd heaviest.

So in conclusion Hippos are some pretty fascinating animals. From their habitat to even their family life, Hippos are interesting. I hope that by the end of this information report that you have learnt something new.

Extension Term 2 Project -History/Brainstorms

This is my extension project I will be working on this term. For this term we looked into the history of  NZ. We also had to choose topics to film a movie. My group is Kiarah,Elijah and Leonidas. For our movie we will be focusing on transportation and resources. The reason why we picked transportation was because back then NZ would of had many different types of transportation then we do how. One of the main ones being transporting on a waka. We also picked resources because the resources people would’ve had back in the days would have been way different to what we have now.

Information Report-North Korea!

This is my information report on North Korea. I had to research things about the country. I honestly had fun doing this because along the process I got to learn about this country. I really hope that you enjoy this piece of writing, and yes there are more information reports to come. ENJOY!

Writing:

Did you know that North Korea and South Korea were 1 whole country at one time? Yes this is true. However we will only be focusing on North Korea. In this information report I will be talking about the culture/people,food and some facts on North Korea. I hope that by the end of this piece you will learn a thing or 2 about this country.

First up the culture and people of North Korea. In North Korea they have an ethical code.  Which they believe shows sincerity and loyalty. This code can be used while in a meeting, eating, praying or celebrating. By that the code can be shown by taking a bow. Which other languages don’t do.

Now up is food. North Korea has some pretty delicious cuisine. Some of the cuisines being Beef Rib Soup and Gray Mullet Soup. They also have some traditional dishes as well. Making rice and kimchi one of them. Also Soju Liquor.There is also a famous restaurant in Pyongyang named Okryu-gwan .Which one of there dishes is raengmyeon cold noodles. Some of North Korea’s main courses are Juk,Pulgogi and obviously noodles!

Finally some facts on this country. Can you believe that the population of the country is 26.03 million? North Korea is also in the continent of Asia. The currency they use is called NK won. Oh and their official language is Korean which obviously makes sense. They have an native animal called the Amur Leopard. Along with a president named Kim Jong-un.

That brings us to the end of the information report. To sum up everything that has been stated in this writing, North Korea is an awesome country! From their ethical code to the food they have over there. North Korea is a great place to be in. I hope that you have learnt something from this writing.

Information Report on Honduras

For this week’s writing my literacy class had to write an information report. It was about the country Honduras. I really enjoyed writing about this country, because I never have heard of it. So it was really interesting to research about the country. I hope that you learn something fro this just like I did. ENJOY!

Honduras, the country that is a part of the mesoamerican reef. Not much is really known about this country. However, by the time you finish reading this piece. You might learn a thing or 2 about this awesome country.

Writing:

Honduras was first sighted by Europeans, when Christopher Columbus arrived at the Bay Islands. Which was very close to the island of Guanaja on 30 July 1502. On the 14th of August, 1502 Columbus landed on the mainland near modern Trujillo. Columbus named the country Honduras for the deep waters off its coast. Honduras became independent from Spain in 1821. However in 1822 it was joined with Mexico and 4 other nations. Which consist of  Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua. Yet the 5 central American nations broke away from Mexico in 1823. Honduras finally became completely independent in 1839.

Honduras is a very diverse country. Therefore having 90 percent of the population being Mesitizo. Which is a mix of European and Latin American. Honduras can also be split up into 4 regions. Those regions consist of the Pacific lowlands,eastern Caribbean lowlands,Northern coastal plains and mountains.They also have 2 main cities. Which is Toguaged (the capital) and San Pedro Sala.

Now for some facts. Did you know that the nickname for the country is The Banana Republic? Not only that, but the country also owns 1 of the oldest clocks in the world. Plus an interesting one is that it was the first country to ever ban smoking in their own houses. They also take soccer very seriously. Last one is that the country has the biggest wilderness area in Central America and the world’s largest barrier reef.

To sum up, everything that has been stated in this information report.It’s brief history, along with its culture/people are amazing. Also the cool facts about this country. Honduras is a pretty cool place. I hope you learned something from this.