Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Coordinates D.L.O


We were learning to do coordinates on a negative/positive grid. When I connected my coordinates I made a cat.

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Friday, 2 November 2018

Dragon Eye

Walt
-Follow visual instruction
-Complete origami task
-Mix colours with thought

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Informational Text


Text Feature Scavenger Hunt
  • Author Information
Boldface Words
  • Bullet Points
Picture Captions
  • Graph/ Chart/Diagram
  • Contact Information
Drawing
  • Fact/Opinion
  • Italicized Words
  • Glossary
Heading
  • Index
  • List
  • Map
 Subheading/ Subtitle
Photographs
Questions/ Answers
  • Table of Contents
Title
Timeline
  • Pronunciation Guide
Informational Text Breakdown
Name: Lincon                                 Date: 30/10/18
Text Title:Exotic Paradise          Author: Gavin Mouldey
Preview  Complete BEFORE reading the text  
What I expect to read about: Island,Animals,Palm Trees, Huts,plants and banana and coconut trees.
________________________ ___________
What I already know, or think I know about the topic: I now it is going to be about and island and there is going to be animals. I think it is going to be about survival on and island.
Questions I have about the topic: what's the closest country to the island? Will it be deserted? What ocean is it in?
Author’s Purpose
  1. To Entertain
  2. To Persuade
  3. To Inform
  4. Other: ________ _____________
Prove it: It is not entertaining because it does not have any funny things in it. And it is not persuasive because there is nothing to persuade you so it must be To inform.
So What’s The Big Idea: Pick three words that describe the main idea.
Animals
Fossils
Exotic Paradise
Vocabulary: Choose a word from the text you knew, or didn’t know, and explain why it’s important to know in regards to the big idea!
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WHY? Animals is an important word to know because in this story because This article talks quite a bit about different animal species and if you did not now what an animal was you would be really confused.
Put it into a sentence: It is an exotic paradise with strange animals looming in the dark. When these animals die of the humans come along and dig the fossils up finding new discoveries.
Detail: Fluttering in the wind. Animals splashing crazily in the water
Detail: Fossils being pulled out of the ground as dirty as a river in flood. A smooth feel to the fossil.
Detail:  An exotic paradise filled with new discoveries. Like beautiful plants and new animals.
What I learned: I learned that there was lot more animals on the island but now there are not as many creatures. I also learned that there was a massive 1.7 meter penguin that would of been bigger than me. I read in the article that they found the fossils of crocodiles but two different species and they were 3 to 4 meters long.

The connection I made while reading: When I read about the really small kiwi I made the connection of I was not the smallest thing in the world.
Questions I still have about the topic: I would like to now how many more different species there is still out there. I would also like to now what are the species that are still out there.

Exotic Paradise

Purpose for reading: we are learning to identify the features of an informational text.
Text: Exotic Paradise
  • Put n, v or adj next to these words to show which are nouns, verbs, or adjectives.
  • Then choose five of these words and explain their meaning in your own words.Palaeontology is a scientist that studies fossils.Molars are a tooth in the mouth of a animal which grinds the food. A Fossil is a bone or tooth from an animal that has died a long time ago. Continent is a large part of the world, there are 7 continent in the world. Mammals are a warm blooded animal with a backbone which means they are a vertebrate.
Answer the questions below and record your answers for posting on your blog. Write in complete sentences. Try to use some of the rich vocabulary from the list.
Continents-N
Predatory-A
Mammals-N
Prehistory-N
Fossil-N
Patterned-V
Molar-N
Catalogue-N
Palaeontology-N
Sediment-N
Palaeolake-N
Notion-N
Archetypal-A
Evolved-V
Prolific-A
Terrestrial-A
Vertebrates-N
Fragments-N
Ancestral-A
Dwarfed-V
Unearthed-V
Undisputed-V
Genus-N
Burrowing-V
Exodus-N
Recolonising-V
Painstaking-A
Evolutionary-A
Bottleneck-N
Hubs-N
Globally-AV
How long ago was the Mesozoic era? 16-19 million years ago.
Name three animals that lived in that time Turtles, crocodiles and bats. And three animals that did not .
According to the article what happened to tropical plant species during the Pleistocene era?
What new species arrived in Aotearoa/ New Zealand at the time of the Pleistocene ice ages?
Explain, in your words, the theory behind the Gondwana supercontinent. You may need to research first.
Name three animals that have been  discovered at Lake Manuherikia that we definitely do not have in Aotearoa/ New Zealand today.
If Lake Taupo has an area of 616km², how big is Lake Manuherikia?
Why are there so many gaps in our terrestrial fossil records?
Complete the response to Informational Text as found in your literacy folder.
Create a quiz about the article “Exotic Paradise” using google forms. How to make a quiz.
How long ago was the Mesozoic era? 16-19 million years ago.
Name three animals that lived in that time Turtles, crocodiles and bats. And three animals that did not. Ducks, geese and petrels
According to the article what happened to tropical plant species during the Pleistocene era? It got colder and colder, bringing about the loss of tropical plant species-the cycads, eucalypts, casuarinaceae and palms.
What new species arrived in Aotearoa/ New Zealand at the time of the Pleistocene ice ages? Haast Eagle, Takahe and Large Laughing Owl.
definitely do not have in Aotearoa/ New Zealand today. Crocodiles, Moa and a 1.7m penguin
If Lake Taupo has an area of 616km², how big is Lake Manuherikia? Lake Manuherikia 5,600 square kilometers

 Why are there so many gaps in our terrestrial fossil record? There are still massive gaps in our terrestrial fossil record, thanks to 10 million years of geological upheaval, but each tonne of sediment.

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Friday, 26 October 2018