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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Matarkik should be a public holidays

This week was the start of Matarkik and it is a celabraion when 7 stars 1 mother and 6 sisters come out in the sky and me and class has been discasing about Matarkik and have wrote letter to Msr Arden and want Matarkik to be a national

104 Cherry lane
Raapa Tekau ma tour pipiri
Dear Ms Arden,
Hi my name is Rachael Smith and I am a year five student at Halsey Drive School. This week at my school we have been learning about Matariki. After some discussion in my class we decided that Matariki should get recognised to more people around the world and should be made a national holiday. It has been an very important celebration for the Maori people 200 years ago.

In my opinion there are limited public holidays in New Zealand and people who work in shops get 9 holidays out of 365 working days but for the people who work in a school or an office they get 9 public holidays out of 260 working days and there are only 3 public holidays related to New Zealand

My second reason is that in 1920-1930 Matariki stopped being acknowledge even by the Maori and I think it is very important to acknowledge our bi - culture history of New Zealand. We should be learning stories and keep Teo Reo alive!! Being New Zealand Te Reo should be should be very important to us. If you were born here in New Zealand it is more likely that New Zealand is your home country. There should be a lot celebrated in New Zealand as it is good to acknowledge things like this.

Mrs  Arden I hope it is now clear to you that Matariki  should be a national public holiday because we have limited public holidays with only 3 related to New Zealand and we do have people how have to work on holidays.  We should be acknowledging our bi-cultural history of NZ and keep Teo Reo alive!!!

What did I do/Learn?
W.A.L.T Use persuasive language
E.G: flattery, call to action, emotive language, facts and statistics, case and effect, opinions or quotes, counter arguments

What did I like?
The planning template because it helps me write my paragraphs more faster
The Step by step construction because it helps me get things write
When we have been given editing time it helps me look for mistakes in my work

What would I do differently next time?

Add more emotive language

Wednesday, May 30, 2018



Everyone love shadows but sometime your shadow won’t like you!!!!!
Everyone has a shadow and your shadow will copy everything you do. But one day your shadow will stop doing things you do, but why? You  think that your shadow has your personality because it does everything you do am I not correct? Although not everybody would agree with me I just want to say that your shadow has feelings and personality just like you do and you are breaking them.

Know let’s get back to your good friend shadow.I have several reasons for arguing this persfic point of view. My first reason is that your shadow is your friend and friends should alway have respect on one another cause that's what friend are for because if your so called “FRIEND” is not giving you respect that means she/he is not your friend but is taking you for granted.

Although not everybody would agree with me, I just want to say that your has feelings just like you and your breaking them. when someone hurts your feelings you will not like it will you? Just think a shadow is its own personal self just like you.

A further reason is they might stop liking you acting out and they will stop doing what you are doing and do something crazy then you might pass out in the middle of school, college, university or work then your teacher or manager might have to the hospital and then the ambullens will come and when you wake up you might have needles in your arm in a bed in a hospital!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Furthermore they might leave for a little while and then realise that they like the life where they will go full time strike and disappear forever case you never know your shadow might go to a retirement village for shadows,.

Even though some people might argue that this won’t happen in real life but I think it is nice if you listen to your shadow. As your shadow follows you anywhere at anytime.

Therefore I now think i have shown that you should stop crashing your shadows personality as it is a tiny bit rude!!! When your shadow is nice to you (which is all the time) you should be nice to them. Because when you are nice to your shadow your shadow will be nice to you.

I will need to include...
  • An interesting hook sentence eg statement, fact/statistics, rhetorical question
  • An opening paragraph to introduce your argument
  • Organise each point of your argument into paragraphs from strongest to weakest
  • Topic sentences at start of each paragraph
  • Language features
   * persuasive language - emotive, flattery, description, facts, statistics
   * Causal connective - therefore, because, this means, when, which
       Will, after that
  • A concluding paragraph which summarises and restates main arguments

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Dolphin fun fact

Hey have you ever wondered what a dolphin eats,  catches its food or how it finds its way? Well in this information report you will find out about some things dolphins do in their life. This report is full of fun facts and I hope you will enjoy reading it as much I enjoyed writing it.

Different diets
While some dolphins eat fishes, herring or cod, some others eat squids or other cephalopods. Large dolphins like killer whales, eat marine mammals like seals or sea lions and sometimes even turtles. Usually, the amount of fish that they eat depends on the kind of fish that they hunt. All dolphins have teeth but they don't chew their food, they just bite and swallow! Some orcas (killer whales), eat only fish – a favourite being salmon – while others eat much bigger prey including seabirds and mammals. Killer Whales, which are actually a type of dolphin, can eat more than 50 Kg of food a day. Bottlenose dolphins eat several kinds of fish (including mullet, mackerel, herring, cod and squid). Their diet depends very much on what is available in the area they live in and also on the season. How soon do baby dolphins start to eat fish? Calves (babies) usually nurse for several years although they may begin to eat a few little fish when they are as young as a few months old. Over a period of years, calves learn to catch fish on their own, and they drink less of their mother's milk.

Different Dolphins
Bottlenose dolphins are the most common type of dolphin. You’re likely to see the Bottlenose dolphin in rivers and coastal areas.Bottlenose Dolphins can swim up to 260 m. below the surface of the ocean. Bottlenose Dolphins can stay up to 15 minutes under water. There is also a type of dolphin called the pink Amazon dolphin.The  Amazon River dolphin is famous for its pink color, but many don’t know that it comes in a large number of shades. The dolphins start off gray when they’re young and slowly turn pink as they get older.The dolphins can be found from mostly gray with some pink spots, to almost flamingo pink. And when the pink dolphins get excited, they can flush bright pink, similar to humans blushing. Pink dolphins are not the same dolphins that you would see in the ocean, they have special adaptations to their habitat. In fact, river dolphins are only distantly related to sea dolphins. Among the five species of river dolphins. Amazon pink dolphins are considered the most intelligent of them, with a brain capacity 40% larger than that of humans.The Amazon River pink dolphins conform the largest population of river dolphins in  as the other four species are functionally extinct or close to extinction. Pink dolphins mainly eat crabs, catfish, small river fish and even small turtles.

This information report shows that dolphins are more cooler than you think. What do you think about dolphins? In recently, also known as the Yangtze river dolphin, was declared extinct, its river habitat seriously impacted by the construction of dams and boat traffic. Endangered dolphins like the Maui's dolphin are on the brink of extinction due to entanglement in fishing gear. So I hope you enjoyed this crazy document

Monday, May 7, 2018

Why chameleons change into crazy cool colours?

Why chameleons change into crazy cool colours?

When you spill milk on the floor and your mom blows her head off and just starts screaming like a wild monkey and you just want to fade into the background and then all this mad drama will just walk away? Will one of are good friends can do this bizarra thing. You would wish you were born a lizard but this is not any type of lizard it’s a chameleons..are brilliant scientist were the ones who discovered this physiological change.

People used to think that the chameleons change colour to hide from its predator but it was a myth.A chameleon changes colour to reflect it’s mood. When they have put on a dark colour that means it is angry and distracted. To attract a mate the male chameleons will adjust its colour to a lighter shade so the female will get attracted to the bright, light colour and come forward. Chameleons can change into pink, blue, orange, red, yellow, green and turquoise. And our 160 different types of Chameleons can run 21 miles per hour.

If you thought that  was all well you were very wrong. A chameleon will also change its colour to a just to the temprecher. A dark colour does not only mean angry it also attracts the sun to keep itself warm and a light colour reflects the sun if it is a hot day.

Now you know why chameleon change colour. I still wish that I could change colour like our lucky friend the chameleon. Sometimes i wish i was born like this unusual lizard!!!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

W.A.L.T:  write a character discripon this one is about the three kete