Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Kiwis

Our Literacy group has been finding information from the text and writing our own reports.

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Kiwis are very special to New Zealand because it is our native bird. The kiwi is on lots of things in New Zealand like coins.
The kiwi cannot fly because their feathers are stiff like dog hair. Its wings are about the size of our pinky. Kiwis dig with their beaks. Because they have got nostrils at the end of their beaks, they can smell when their beaks. They can dig in the ground which makes it easier for them to find food.
Kiwis live in burrows under the ground. They stay in their burrows during the day.
The kiwi is nocturnal that means that kiwis sleep during the day and come out at night. Kiwi eggs are huge. They are about the size of six hen eggs. That is a big egg. When the mother kiwi is close to having her baby her stomach will start sagging.
Kiwis eat berries,insects , huhu grubs and earth worms. They are so good at hearing that they can hear the worms in the soil .It probably finds food very fast if it can do that.
Dogs are very bad to kiwis. Because a dog a could easily kill a kiwi by picking it up. In 1981 a wild german shepard killed around 500 kiwis. That is a lot of kiwis killed.

By Litia

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Why The Crocodile Has No Tongue

Have you ever wondered why crocodiles have no tongue?

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Turuhira has made a movie showing you the beginning, middle and end of this legend.

Why The Crocodile Has No Tongue

Kingston's Group has been looking at the plot in Legends and Folk Tales.
In his movie he had to show the beginning, middle and end of this story.

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Do you think crocodiles and foxes are still friendly today?

Friday, March 13, 2009

My name is Thomas and I am 7.
I am learning to write in sentences.
I wrote about my weekend, and made my first movie.

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Thursday, March 12, 2009

The Spider Who Wanted Spots

The Hawks Literacy group read a story about a spider who wanted spots so he could look beautiful like the ladybird.
He learnt that he should be grateful for what he already has.

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What things are you grateful for?

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Should animals be kept in zoos?

The Seagulls Literacy group have been learning about zoos and zoo animals. They have found different opinions about zoos.

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What do you think?