Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Scientists have classified the animal kingdom in to groups based on different characteristics. Vertebrates and Invertebrates are the two main categories.
Vertebrates are animals with backbones,such as birds,reptiles,amphibians,fish and mammals. Humans count as mammals because we are warm-blooded,we have hair, we grow young inside our mothers and we suckle milk from them.
Invertebrates are animals with no backbone.They make up 97% of the animal kingdom and comprise of 7 groups.One of the groups are arthropods.They have an exoskeleton,a segmented body and jointed legs.Another group is the annelidas which are worms. One more is the molluscs which are soft-bodied invertebrates like snails and slugs.
Friday, November 19, 2010
Later on we drove to the Trunk or Treat that my Aunty To’a had organised for her church. But we got invited anyway Trunk or Treat was something that my aunty had made up. It was when people decorated the back of their cars and the children went around collecting lots of lollies. In one of the trunks this lady had a bowl of jelly with some fake spiders in it. The bowl had a sheet over it so we had to reach in and try to get a spider. I didn't get one I just got a big handful of red gunk on my hand. "Ooh, it was disgusting”. Some other cars had some cool things in them too.
I had so much fun at the Trunk or Treat, especially because Teresa was there, and I hope the next time she comes over to my house we will have as much fun as we did this time.
Finally, after so much hard work from Mr and Mrs Burt, the netbooks have arrived. The lucky year 7’s got to be the first ones to use them. The year 5 extension group got to go into the hall and watch the room 19 and 20 students recieve their computers. They all looked very excited. All I was thinking about was when I would get one.
The netbooks are not just for Pt. England though they are for every yr 5-13 in the Tamaki cluster. And we even get free wireless internet. That means we could go to the park or the shops and still be able to work on our netbooks. Everyone that gets them will be very,very lucky.
The benefits of having these netbooks are being able to continue working at home and collaborate with others,we don’t have to wait to have a turn on the computer at school and we don’t have need much stationery.Plus it will just be really fun!
Monday, November 15, 2010
As the ginormous jaws came crashing down onto the building the windows shattered and beams splintered as it slowly collapsed. The predatory digger flattened the huge pile of rubble.
We all said our final goodbyes as the digger finished destroying the Old Dental Clinic.