Thursday, 26 September 2013

Camp Recount


“Bang!” went the kayak when it hit the water and floated down the lake so I yelled out to Faitele “Can you go get my kayak?”   

Then when he brought the kayak back I went to jump into the kayak, but oh no!  I missed the kayak and fell into the icy cold water.  I screamed my head off.   That was the coldest water I had ever felt in my life.
Seeing the waterfall was a great sight but at the same time I had fear of my kayak being washed away again and of me having to swim in the icy cold water to retrieve my kayak.

I banged into Kapri and once again I fell into the icy cold water, but Kapri didn’t fall in and managed to keep afloat. Luckily the tutor had shown us how to get back into our kayak!  I was paddling away again in no time.

If I had to do kayaking again I would be better prepared for the coldness of the water.  I would get over my fear of the waterfall and go up close and see it in front of me.

This is my camp recount It is about kayaking and how the water was so cold

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

dictionary work

Absence state of being away or not being present: I acted as supervisor in his absence. Your absence was noted on the records.
behaviour  a specific response of a certain organism to a specific stimulus or group of stimuli
cloak a loose outer garment, as a cape or coat.
criminal of the nature of or involving crime.
disappoint to fail to fulfill the expectations or wishes of: His gross ingratitude disappointed us.
flash a brief, sudden burst of bright light: a flash of lightning.
ham a cut of meat from the heavy-muscled part of a hog's rear quarter, between hip and hock, usually cured.
instrument a mechanical tool or implement, especially one used for delicate or precision work: surgical instruments.
knitting the act of a person or thing that knits
lung either of the two saclike respiratory organs in the thorax of humans and the higher vertebrates.
mischief conduct or activity that playfully causes petty annoyance.
nylon any of a class of thermoplastic polyamides capable of extrusion when molten into fibers, sheets, etc.,
phrase a sequence of two or more words arranged in a grammatical construction and acting as a unit in a sentence.
popular regarded with favor, approval, or affection by people in general: a popular preacher.
provide to make available; furnish: to provide employees with various benefits.

This is my dictionary work that I finished off today 

Monday, 23 September 2013

Tyler Sub-questions.


L.I. Thinking about sub-questions when researching

When you are looking for information there is always one main question that you have to answer.  Then, as you think about the main question and start reading other questions will occur to you.  These sub-questions give direction to your reading.  They keep you on track.  It is a strategy good readers use to help them locate information quickly.

Match (cut and paste) the main question with the sub-questions that relate

Subject: Film
What were the main reasons for the success of a movie that you have recently seen?  Write your own review of the movie.
What does this species look like?  Does it deserve a dangerous reputation?  Why was it hunted so freely in the past?  Why is it now on the endangered list?  Why has it become the world’s first protected shark?  
Subject: History
What was life like in your town or suburb at the beginning of the 20th century?
What do teenagers want from their series?  Why are the relationships between characters so important?  What settings are favoured?  What qualities do the lead actors have?   Why do some local series do well overseas?
Subject: Geography
Why has the grey nurse shark become the only protected species of shark?
What type is it, adventure, crime, comedy, romance?  What was it’s storyline?  What was the complication and the interesting consequences?  Were the actors convincing?  How effective was the cinematography?
Subject: Social studies
How do farmers manage the land to prevent soil erosion?
What aspects (transport, communication, work) were different in the past?  What aspects have stayed the same?  How has entertainment changed or stayed the same?  What are the most notable buildings from this time?
Subject: Media Studies
What do you think are the qualities of a successful TV series for teenagers?
What was it’s nature: was it a particular event that had great impact on the main character?  How did this give excitement and interest to the novel?  How did it affect other characters?
Subject: Reading
Why is a major complication essential to a novel?  Show how is has affected the plot and the development of major characters in a novel you have read.
Why is it such a concern?  What are the effects on a farm of soil erosion?  How can erosion from water be controlled?  How can windbreaks help?  Why is it important to keep plant growth in the soil?  How can farmer protect the soil during dry periods?

Write your own sub-questions for these main questions

How does a glacier effect the land?
Does glacier have effect on human beings?
What effect have humans had on the volcanoes of Auckland?
Does having volcano activity affect our land?
What factors can change the course of a river?
How do rivers change overtime?
This is my sub-question that i did today and it was easy.

Dictionary work

lime to treat (soil) with lime or compounds of calcium.
organ Biology . a grouping of tissues into a distinct structure, as a heart or kidney in animals or a leaf or stamen in plants, that performs a specialized task.
pray to bring, out, etc., by praying: to pray a soul into heaven.
scale a coating or incrustation, as on the inside of a boiler, formed by the precipitation of salts from the water.
sniffle  an act or sound of sniffling.
splash too wet or soil by dashing masses or particles of water, mud, or the like; spatter: Don't splash her dress!
stress Prosody . accent or emphasis on syllables in a metrical pattern; beat.
tease to irritate or provoke with persistent petty distractions, trifling raillery, or other annoyance, often insport.
tumble to fall suddenly from a position of power or authority; suffer overthrow: As one dictator tumbles,another is rising to take his place.

ankle the slender part of the leg above the foot.

This is my dictionary work that I did today It was easy because I just had to look up in the dictionary and find the meaning for the word.

Using an Index

Using an index
L.I. - Library/Research skills
Using an index to find information quickly

Most non-fiction books have an index.  Like a table of contents, it lists the books contents and relevant page numbers, but in much more detail.  It presents the topics in alphabetical order to help your search.  Below is an example from a health book.


aerobics                    2-14
breathing                 9-10
carbohydrates      36
co-ordination         20-25
cycling                       32
diet                              30-40
diseases                   45-65
doctor                       40-44
drinking                    63
drugs, harmful      70-75
drugs, medical       60-65
exercise                    11-20
fat                               35
fatigue                      76-79
good health            80-90
happy                       91-92
hospital                    40-44, 48-65
hygiene                    93-94

illness                           45-65
incapacitated           45-65
injuries                         60-65
inoculation                 96-98
lungs                             9-10, 60-64
medicine                      45-65, 96-98
mental illness            99-120
moods                          99-104
pharmacist                 60-65
physical activities     121-150
rest                                 151-155
self-discipline              115-120              
smoking                       121-124
sport                             15-20
strength                      12-14
vigour                           140-150
vitamins                       64-65
weight                           30-35

Why are there two index entries for drugs? 70-75 and 121 - 124
Which two entries will help you find out about tiredness and how to cope?151-155& 12-14
Which pages would you turn to in order to find out about injuries? 60-65
Which two entries would you use to find out more about healthy eating? 30-40 & 80-90
Which pages would you turn to in order to find out about the bad effects of smoking?121-124
On which pages would you find out about hospital life?40-44 and 48-65
Why do you think there are two ranges of page numbers for lungs?of9-10 60-64

On which pages would you find out more about the healthy effects of sport.11-20 & 30-35

Landforms in the Library

Landforms in the Library

DDN(Dewey Decimal Number)
Earth Science