Friday, March 24, 2017

Current Events Week 9

Antarctica coming to Auckland

March 24, 2017
Antarctica is coming to Auckland!
Over the weekend the walls of the Auckland museum in the Domain will turn into icebergs.
Visual artist Joseph Michael’s work ‘Antarctica – While You Were Sleeping’ will premiere on Friday and will be repeated the next two nights.
The 360-degree projection on to the museum walls will be accompanied by composer Rhian Sheehan’s score, which includes the crack, creak and groan of icebergs calving off.
The show will run on a 45-minute loop from 8:30pm until 11pm.
Michael led a team of eight film-makers and photographers on a trip to Antarctica to gather photos and audio of icebergs.

1. Who is the main person or group of people in this news article?
ARTIST JOSEPH MICHAEL

2. What was the key event from the news article?
A SHOW MADE BY FILM MAKERS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS IS GOING TO BE ON IN THE AUCKLAND MUSEUM DOMAIN.  THEY MADE THE FILM AFTER TRAVELLING TO ANTARCTICA TO COLLECT PHOTOS AND NOISES MADE BY ICEBERGS.

3. Where did this event take place?
AUCKLAND MUSEUM DOMAIN

4. When did this event take place?
DURING THE WEEKEND

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Buddy School

Room 7 has been writing poems and information about ourselves, our families and surroundings to share with our buddy class at Red Beach School in Auckland. We are very proud of our efforts!
We have been writing poems using metaphors. We hope you enjoy reading them!


Charlotte is a green speedy motorbike flashing on the sparkly fresh field .
Charlotte is a solid gold, silver and red ruby mansion
Charlotte is a bike track made of sharp hard stones in different bright colours
Charlotte is a fat juicy donut with icing and jelly all over it

Charlotte is a warm cosy soft and silky jersey



Ryan is an underground mansion hiding from the bad people
Ryan is a bike track with dirty new shoes on a bike with superfast rolling wheels
Ryan is a fat juicy apple on the tip of a tall tall tree waiting to get picked
Ryan is a pair of super black parkourist suit with shining tracking gear.
Ryan is a hovercraft hovering above the shining Pacific Ocean.


Shawna is a private jet zooming past the palm trees
Shawna is a sparkling skyscraper cutting clouds in the sky
Shawna is a water wheel making the water go up and down
Shawna is a round rolling dough nut with sparkling icing all around
Shawna is a silky weet-bix triathlon tee shirt biking around the swervy road.


Caleb is a jumbo jet cutting through the sky into the tiny atoms
 Caleb is a shiny golden brick castle blasting silver arrows at weak troops
Caleb is an old rotten wrecked water wheel dropping heavy water.
Caleb is a golden apple shimmering in the shiny bowl of fruit salad
 Caleb is in his sparkly green swiss shirt.




Monday, March 20, 2017

Current Events- Kaka population increases



This is this weeks topic for our current events. Children may choose to complete it at home or school. For those children to be extended, answer the thinking questions. 
Kaka population increases
March 8, 2017

South Island kākā have made an extraordinary comeback in a Fiordland forest following a pest eradication project.
In the mid 2000s the kākā population in Waitutu Forest was being ravaged by stoats and possums. Population surveys showed that males outnumbered females by an average of six to one.
However, a population sample taken in December last year shows a turn-around in the parrot’s fortunes with female kākā rebounding and young birds on the rise again.
Pest control in the Fiordland National Park, has included localised trapping and poisoning for stoats and possums. Planes have also applied 1080 over up to 30,000 hectares when pest numbers have been high due to forest seeding.
Annual bird counts at over 700 points in the forest also show an increase in other forest birds such as robin and kākāriki.
The pest control programme was supported by the Waitutu SILNA and the Nature Heritage Fund, which contributed $1.7 million for pest control.

1. Who is the main person or group of people in this news article?

2. What was the key event from the news article?

3. Where did this event take place?

4. When did this event take place?


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