Thursday, July 31, 2014

Reading - Bacteria

Synthesis Title- Bacteria

Prior Knowledge - what I already know
New Information - what I read in the text
Synthesis - my new understanding is
Bacteria is invisible.

Bacteria is a type of germ.

Bacteria is purple and green.

Bacteria can make you sick if you don’t wash your hands.

Bacteria can spread.

There is millions of different
types of bacteria in the world.

We have thousands of bacteria all through us.

Pigs and humans have similar bacteria.

There is millions of different types of bacteria and they are invisible.

We have thousands of bacteria germs all through

Pigs and humans have similar bacteria and it can spread quickly.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Sophia's Birthday

Sophia’s Birthday

Have you ever been too Inflatable World? Its pretty fun, isn’t it. Bree, Ella, Emma, Georgia M, Rosemary, Tiana, Kyrah, Kyra, Jess, Sophia’s little sister Ruby and me, were all there for Sophia’s party. Sophia’s mum, Kylie, had booked a party room. The room was really cool with a long white table in the middle. The first thing I saw was…party food! Lots of it too. I handed Sophia her present and the we all ran down the stairs like a stampede. Running, jumping, sliding, climbing and laughing was all we did for the next hour.

Then it was cake time. We all ran back up the stairs and sat down at the table. Kylie handed out coke’s and then we sang happy birthday really loudly too Sophia. Sophia had a really awesome cake. It was the sort of cake with a big hard chocolate outside and the cake on the inside. You had too smash the chocolate too get too the cake. She smashed the hammer down onto the cake and as chocolate and hammer met, the chocolate cracked into big chunks. We all helped ourselves too the food and cake before running back out for another half of an hour.

It was sadly time too go at 5:00pm but I had an awesome time. I wasn’t too sad though because we were going out for tea with my Gran and Poppa! After looking at a few restaurants we finally settled on a Thai restaurant.

It smelled delicious. Mini waterfalls and artwork was everywhere. We ordered heaps of yummy thai food like…squid, Satay chicken, rice, kebabs, lots of lemon marinated fish too. I didn’t really feel like eating though because I was still full from the party food. When we finally got home, I just collapsed on my bed and fell asleep.

The End

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Freshwater eels

Freshwater eels

Most people are scared of eels but they are actually gentle giants, apart from the bit when one of those pieces of bread you're feeding them are your fingers! There are two main types of eel - the shortfin and the longfin.

Eels can be found throughout New Zealand. They live mainly in dirty rivers, inland lakes and streams. Eels are great at climbing and have made their way well inland in most rivers, even those with natural barriers. Elvers (young eels) swimming up a river will climb up waterfalls and even dams by leaving the water and wriggling over damp areas. An eel can climb a waterfall for about 20 metres, before they let go and drop down.

Eels migrate up streams, as elvers, to find suitable adult habitat. After many years (15-30 years for short fins and 25 years for long fins) the eels migrate too the Pacific Ocean too breed and then die. Eels are mainly nocturnal and prefer habitats with lots of weeds too hide in and trees hanging over the water. That sort of cover.

Eels eat live food. Small eels living on the bottom of the river will feed on insect larvae, worms and water snails. When they get bigger they start feeding on fish. They will also eat fresh-water crayfish and even small birds like ducklings.

Eels may look weird but they are awesome creatures. We could learn a lot more about eels so look after them.