Friday, 17 March 2017

Multicultural day


This week I have participated actively in a range of learning experience around ‘Multicultural week’

WHAT: I was involved in a range of learning experiences for Multicultural week. I learned about china, Pakistan, Israel and Russia.

SO WHAT:
I learnt that there was a big wooden building in Russia made with no nails.
I enjoyed getting my henna done.
I was most fascinated by the big wooden building in Russia made with no nails.

NOW WHAT:
A question I have is what henna is made out of.

Term 1 Goals

Term 1 2017 Goal Review and Next Steps
Name: Xiyi  
Parent Goal(s)
Strategies I can use are:                       
Review
Eg What strategies have you used to improve? Have you made progress? How do you know?
Next Step
Eg My next step is……...
Be a team player.



Don’t get angry if I don’t get what I want.






Student Goal(s)
Strategies I can use are:
Review
Eg What strategies have you used to improve? Have you made progress? How do you know?
Next Step
Eg My next step is……...
Be more focussed on my work and not get distracted.

I need to contribute more to collaborative/team learning.





By sitting next to people I know who won’t distract me and working nicely with other people.



Monday, 27 June 2016

Habitats-Ocean


Yellowfin tuna nurp.jpgThe Southern Bluefin Tuna has gills which means it can breath under water. They can swim at an average speed of 2-3 km/hr and they are known to dive for at least 500 m. The average growth for a 3 year old Southern Bluefin Tuna is 1.5 cm per month (and since 1980, fish have been growing faster).


                                HABITATS
            W.A.L.T: describe a New Zealand habitat and the animals that live there
Manila Ocean Park Oceanarium ...         OCEAN
                             
My habitat is the Pacific Ocean.

It is linked to every single ocean in the world:
Arctic Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Southern Ocean, & the Indian Ocean.
At the bottom of the ocean,wavy seaweeds & colourful corals grow. It is also dark & scary. At the top of the ocean, a few ships & boats travel around. In the middle of the ocean, hundreds & thousands of fish swim here & there.

                           File:Fur seal on the Kaikoura ...
     NZ FUR SEAL

The NZ Fur Seal is a native carnivore. Their skin is soft, leathery, & cold. Because it doesn’t have gills, it must come out to the surface to breath. It is a sea mammal.

                    Atlantic spotted dolphin
HECTOR’S DOLPHIN

The Hector’s Dolphins is a native sea mammal. Like the NZ Fur Seal, it doesn’t have gills which means they must come out of the water to breath. But the funny thing is that Hector’s Dolphins  cannot come out of the water but they must come out to breath. Very weird !!! And when you see Hector’s Dolphins come out and dive, you might think they have come out to play & have fun, but actually, they are just coming out to breath. Very interesting animal!

SOUTHERN BLUEFIN TUNA

Yellowfin tuna nurp.jpgThe Southern Bluefin Tuna has gills which means it can breath under water. They can swim at an average speed of 2-3 km/hr and they are known to dive for at least 500 m. The average growth for a 3 year old Southern Bluefin Tuna is 1.5 cm per month (and since 1980, fish have been growing faster).
                      
The Ocean Is A Good Habitat For These Animals Because:
It is an area where there is fresh salty water and the ocean is a really safe place for them (though there are a few predators).

How Can Man Help Keep This Habitat A Safe Home For Animals & Species?
When you are going to the beach, do not throw rubbish everywhere. Instead, put it in the bin (if there isn’t a bin, put it in a bag so you can take the rubbish home).
                          
                            GLOSSARY

                     Here are some meanings of words you may not understand:

Average-The normal amount of something. e.g. John was 6-foot-5. The average height of a Basketball player.

Gills-Slits on the side of the fish’s head that sucks oxygen out of the water to breath.

Mammal-A warm blooded animal that needs oxygen. An example is Humans. We can change our body temp.

Native-From NZ but can be found in other places/ countries.

Ocean-A gigantic pool of salty water.

Thursday, 10 March 2016

Flag Of New Zealand

The flag of New Zealand is a defaced Blue Ensign with the Union Flag in the canton, and four red stars with white borders to the right. The stars' pattern represents the asterism within the constellation of Crux, the Southern Cross.    
                                                                                                                      
New Zealand's first flag, the flag of the United Tribes of New Zealand, was adopted in 1834, six years before New Zealand became a British colony following the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840. Chosen by an assembly of Māori chiefs at Waitangi in 1834, the flag was of a St George's Cross with another cross in the canton containing four stars on a blue field. After the formation of the colony in 1840, British ensigns began to be used. The current flag was designed and adopted for use on Colonial ships in 1869 following an Imperial statute and became New Zealand's national flag in 1902.                             

For several decades there has been debate about changing the flag. A two-stage binding referendum on a flag change is underway with voting on the second final stage closing on 24 March 2016.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

2014 Writing Term 4

2014 Writing Term 4
An awesome author uses finger spaces, capital letters and punctuations.  
They also give their story a title, use different sentence beginnings and they use ‘wow’ words and lots of Fast Words.

Student reflection on Oaklands 50th Jubilee:


Monday, 24 November 2014

2014 Term 4 Maths

2014 Term 4 Maths

I am learning to:

Solve problems mentally (addition & subtraction) using basic facts I know.