Wednesday, 18 October 2017

How the chipmunk got it's stripes

Long ago, the Earth was covered in darkness. None of the creatures living there knew what daylight looked like.
One day, all of the animals of the forest gathered together in a clearing. They wondered if it would be better to remain in darkness, or if it would be better to also have light. Deer, Chipmunk, Raccoon, Wolf, Bear, and many other creatures climbed to the top of the highest mountain. The mountain stood so tall that there were no trees on its top, and it was covered only with rocks. Millions of stars blinked in the dark sky overhead. The biggest and most powerful animal in the forest was the bear, and he was the first to reach the mountaintop. Bear stood on the highest peak, looked out over the forest below, and argued for remaining in darkness. He said that the creatures of the forest would be able to sleep better in darkness because there would be no light to keep them awake. Most of the other animals were afraid, and they agreed with Bear. Raccoon said that he did not mind the darkness because he was so smart that he could find plenty of food, even in the dark. Wolf was easy to please, too. She didn't mind the darkness because she could howl in darkness or in light.
But one animal did stand up to Bear. Chipmunk, the smallest of the animals, argued that it would be better to have both light and dark. Chipmunk was very clever. As Bear continued to argue for darkness, she made many good arguments for light.
Slowly, the night passed. Bear grew tired of talking, but Chipmunk chattered on and on, as if she had all of the energy in the world. As the other animals dropped off to sleep, one by one, Chipmunk kept arguing. Finally, the first sunrise ever seen by the animals appeared over the top of the mountain. They woke up and were amazed by what they saw.

Chipmunk began to dance from rock to rock. Bear became angry because he didn't get his way. He roared loudly and ran after Chipmunk. He chased Chipmunk all the way down the mountain. Bear was fast, and he reached out his giant paw to grab Chipmunk. Chipmunk got away, but not before Bear managed to scratch her back with his long claws. And that is why, to this day, you can see stripes on Chipmunk's back!

Practice questions:
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What is the theme of this story?
  1. Stand up for what you believe in
  2. It is better to go along with the crowd
  3. There is only one right way to do things
  4. Making choices is easy

What is bear like?
  1. He is a good listener
  2. He is used to getting his way
  3. He doesn’t know what he wants
  4. Other animals like him a lot

“Bear grew tired of talking, but Chipmunk chattered on and on, as if she had all the energy in the world”

What does chattered mean?
  1. Moved slowly
  2. Laughed
  3. Spoke quickly
  4. Argued

Why do the chipmunks have stripes on their backs?

Where does the story take place?
  1. A barn
  2. On an island
  3. Near a lake
  4. On a mountain top

What happened after Chipmunk's argument with Bear?
  1. The animals saw their first sunrise ever
  2. Bear was happy that he got his way
  3. The animals continued to live in darkness
  4. Chipmunk fell asleep

Blueberries (jamaicans)

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    o you know how blueberries grow? They grow on bushes. Each blueberry is small and round. Many blueberries can grow on one bush. At first, the blueberries are green. The green berries are not ready to eat yet. They need a lot of sun and rain to help them become fat and sweet. When the berries turn blue, they are ripe and ready to be picked.

Some farmers grow blueberries in big fields. The people who live nearby can earn money by helping to pick the blueberries. Each one takes a pail out to the field and fills it with blueberries. They work fast so that they can fill many pails. They want to earn as much money as they can. When they are done picking, their fingers are blue from the juice of the berries!

After the blueberries are picked, they are put into boxes and sent to stores. People buy the blueberries and take them home to eat. Some people like to wash the berries and eat them one by one. Other people like to cook with blueberries. They make blueberry muffins and pancakes.

No matter how you eat them, blueberries taste great!

Test Questions:

“The people who live nearby can earn money by helping to pick the blueberries.”
What does earn mean?

  1. Sell
  2. Get
  3. Lose
  4. Share
What color are the blueberries BEFORE they are ready to be picked?
  1. Blue
  2. Red
  3. Green
  4. Brown

Where do the blueberry pickers work?
  1. In a barn
  2. In a field
  3. In a forest
  4. Near a stream

What happens to blueberries AFTER they are picked?
  1. They are put into boxes.
  2. They need sun and rain
  3. They become sweet and ripe.
  4. Farmers plant them

“They need a lot of sun and rain to help them become fat and sweet.”
What does sweet mean?
  1. Juicy
  2. Sour tasting
  3. Dry
  4. Sugary tasting

What could be another title for this story?
  1. All about blueberries
  2. How to cook with blueberries
  3. Eating blueberries
  4. All about berries

Thursday, 24 August 2017

The Ringawera

Walt: I Use and explain several strategies for finding and learning the meaning of unknown words

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Digital License Assembly

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On Tuesday the Google team had came to point England school to give out the Digital License to the year 8 for free. They had pick point England school out of the new Zealand just because our school is really flash. And we have athletes.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Tata Swimming lessons

Swimming lessons

  • Introduction: 3 - 4 sentences
Who, what, where, when
Term 4 Went Swimming at the Glen innes Pools. To get there we had to walk in the pouring rain to get they're.  
Water Safety: 4 - 6 sentences
  • What did you learn about being safe in the water?
  • What did you do with the life jackets?
Room 8 had learnt to be safe in the water by putting on a life. Jackets that is the right size for you and the way that we. Get into the pool you have to block your nose and put your other hand on your Chest and hope in.

What did you learn about swimming: 4 - 6 sentences
Will I learnt to how to Backstroke and kick really fast and well I was kicking splashed onto my team mates face. To not get your eyes red I put on goggles.
How did you feel?   3 - 4 sentences
What will you do different next time you swim?
I felt so proud of myself. Next year I Word wants to try and get the Certificate.

Friday, 12 May 2017


 Bedarra Island - Wikipedia

Once there was a rich boy called Tata.  He was so rich that his Parents told him. About Paradise Island so he Wanted to see this Paradise Island so he ask his father if. He wanted to go and his Parents said yes so they went and got their clothes Ready then Tata. Said let’s go dad and the dad said wait for my Guest that have Invited to come. Goldberg,Jonah Lomu & Bruce Wayne now let’s go.

2 hours later We Arrived to Paradise Island and their was another island next to it called the boogeyman island and behind us was a very. Strong Storm clouds they were gigantic That it can take out our gold jet plane but Lucky  we had a gigantic bag of food. BOOM? The lightning Struck One of the jet planes wing we had got struck by a by lighting the Pilots says on the golden walkie Torquay. Saying MayDay! MayDay!. double t is going down I Repeat double t is going down so me and the team had to jump it. We Landed in the Middle of the two. Islands and we were Swimming and behind us was to big waves it was coming Closer By the minute so we Swim to the cruises  
Island What was.

The boogeyman island it was so dark that me and Goldberg,Jonah Lomu & Bruce Wayne Couldn't see anything. So we couldn't Swim to Paradise Island
So we were stuck on the Boogeyman Island for a week or two and Jonah Lomu Sore a yot going past Boogeyman island So Goldberg shot an Arrow onto the Fire sticks that we built together and the Preston how was Driving the yot Sore the fire and came and picked us up and Talk us to Paradise Island and we had fun
        THE END