Wednesday, May 19, 2010

A Book. Yes. A Book.

Greetings, fellow readers! This movie above is here to inform you on the book I chose to do a presentation. This was one of our reading activities. If you go to my class blog, you will see much more of them. It is about a book called The Music Of Dolphins, by Karen Hesse. If you would like to hear more about this book, you can go to our school's KPE blog.


Friday, May 14, 2010

Pink and White In The Mix Of Nature...

Kia Ora everyone! This post is to inform you about The Pink And White Terraces. Lately in extension, we have been learning about Mt Tarawera. Which is famous for the Pink and White Terraces. The terraces, are very beautiful. Well, in this case, WAS very beautiful. Let me explain, the terraces were created by one of the eruptions. But after the SECOND eruption, The Pink and White Terraces, were covered by mud and ash. This is a very sad thing. They are very lovely. During one of the extension sessions, we shared that if they were still here today, we would've gone on a trip to see them. I would like to thank Hamish Campbell for inspiring Point England School.I have also done some research of my own, about Mt Tarawera, and The Pink and White Terraces. My writing below is about what happened DURING the eruption. This is what I found out:

-When steam started to pour out of the vents, lightning appeared.
-It is said that if you go in to the terraces' hot springs, with a sore back, you will come out cured, and relaxed.
- The Maori people charged 10 pounds for someone to be able to come to Mt Tarawera.
-NO ONE was allowed on the Pink and White terraces without a guide.

P.S.Thanks to the website that gave me the wonderful pictures of The Pink and White Terraces.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Yay! Yay! Yay!

I am so, so, so, so, so, so, so, so, so, so, happy!!! Because, I, Toreka, made it in to the Year Six PES Netball team! YAAAAAAY!! This year, our netball team is called the DIAMONDS. I know. Fancy. But anyway, on Thursday night, last week, we had our first game. Against the Mt Eden Mystics. I know! Fancy. Again. But we won! The total was 9 to 3. It was a hard match. In the first half, I played 'G.A.' which stands for Goal Attack. That meant I got to shoot! Unfortunately, I got no goals in. In the second round I got shifted to the position " Wing Attack" It is quite tiring. Trust me. The last thing I wanted to do that night was to click some bones! Boy was it a tough game.

A Planet With Talent.......

Hello dear readers! Have you ever wondered why or how volcanoes are made? Well, you're in luck. Because this animation, will inform you about inside our earth. I also found out that, the deeper you go inside the earth, the hotter it gets! I also found that, the center of the earth, is hotter than the sun! And, it's even bigger than Mars! AMAZING. I was shocked when I had discovered this. Please post a comment, and tell me one thing that you didn't know about volcanoes before!

Claudia And The New Girl- Another Podcast

Ala and I have finished another podcast that is coming from THE BAB Y SITTER'S CLUB. By A.NN Martin. We had a lot of fun reading this book called : CLAUDIA AND THE NEW GIRL. We hope that you will listen to our podcast. If you enjoy podcasts, you can go to the KPE blog. We have a whole ton of podcasts! Leave us a comment and tell us what your favourite podcast is!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The Music of Dolphins - a podcast

Mubasshira and Toreka
"The Music of Dolphins" by Karen Hesse is podcast by Mubasshira and Toreka from Room 17.

The novel we have chosen to read is about a 'wild girl' , Mila, who is discovered swimming with the dolphins, and the story of people's attempts to make her truly human. 
You can read this book online here.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

                                                   INSIDE OUR EARTH 
Our Active Earth is made up of four, thick and thin layers. The inner core, outer core, mantle and the crust. The tectonic plates below the surface, are also known as the fractures in the earth's crust.

When the plates begin to slide, crash, collide, or smash together, it is the magma trying to receive more space. This is because the red ooze, is a gooey liquid, bursting up , forcing a volcanic eruption.

                                           LOOK OUT BELOW! OR ABOVE...
Lava can be two things. Either, very runny or stiff and thick. Different volcanoes produce different types of lava material. Some don't even create lava! But instead, shoot out pieces of rock. The smaller ones are well-known as volcanic ash. The larger ones are known as volcanic bombs. Volcano dust , from the eruptions, can spread from one country to another. Dust particles, which are carried in to the sky can form beautiful sunsets all over the world.

                                                     MINI ISLANDS
As an underwater volcano erupts, it throws out lava, which cools down and hardens. A cone shaped mountain forms around the eruption. The volcano grows larger, each time it erupts.

Not all volcanoes around the world are the same type. There are three different kinds. First of all dormant. A volcano that hasn't erupted for many years, but yet, only asleep. There is an underwater volcano in the Mediterranean sea, that keeps erupting every 20 minutes! This is an active volcano. Then there's extinct. Just like dinosaurs, they are never to be heard of again.

                                                        TSUNAMI ALERT!!
In a tsunami, it causes a change in the seabed . The velocity of waves, slows down, as it approaches shore. Waves become gigantic as it slows and grows, in the series of waves. Remember, there can be up to 
twelve waves in a tsunamiThese are extremely dangerous. After the devastation of a tsunami, fear, strikes in to the eyes of the survivors, thinking about there beloved ones. Trapped, in cold, dark, damp places. A tsunami can throw cars, people and housing, as if they are toys.