Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Sir Francis Drake was born in 1540 in England he was a privateer . Drake was encouraged by Queen Elizabeth 1 to circumnavigate the globe on his boat the Golden Hinde . He was the first Englishman to sail around the world and to California . Drake stole treasures, money and goldfrom the Spanish and brought it back to England.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Monday, August 2, 2010
In the 1400’s an Italian man Christopher Columbus asked his Government if he could have money and a ship to sail west to reach India. No one agreed with him. Eventually the King of Spain gave him money. Instead of going to India he sailed to the Americas where he called the natives Indians, as that where he thought he was.
Christopher Columbus sailed to America,over the Atantic Ocean,then went back to Europe. He was the first one to go to the Americas and return back to Eruope. The europeans called the Americas the New World.
Sunday, August 1, 2010
This is a wordle about pirates from our stories. It tells you the words we used the most and the least. The words that have been used the most from our stories were Pirate, leg, eye, name, black, captain and big. The least were hook, sword and strong.
by Dillon, Max, Silas
The thing I liked best was how our volcano erupted like fireworks. We worked well as a team to make our volcano erupt. Next time I would try and make my volcano more realistic and put more effort into making our trees, houses and animations.
Today, we made this movie because it is the 1yr anniversary of Michael Jackson's death. We think he's really cool and wanted to show off our best MJ moves. By working cooperatively in a small group, planning and practicing, we were able to film and edit this movie in just a couple of hours.
What do you think of our dancing?
By Heremaia, Kingston P, Max
A volcano is an opening in the earth's crust, through which lava, ash and gases flow. The word volcano comes from the Roman god of fire - Vulcan.
A volcano erupts when the pressure inside the earth builds up and needs to escape. Molten rock, in the mantle, heats up. The magma chamber fills up, then the magma pushes up the vent and out of the crater.
There are three main types of the volcano. One is a cinder cone another a shield or a composite. The most dangerous one is composite volcano because it erupts violently with lava and ash. A volcano can be active,dormant (sleeping) or extinct.
A volcanic eruption can be both destructive and beneficial. Falling ash is dangerous to aeroplanes, can cover buildings and make it hard to breathe. Lava flows and lahars destroy everthing in their paths. However, sometimes eruptions can creature new fertile land.
Ash,lava and gas from deep inside the earth can be very destructive and dangerous during a volcano eruption. However if we are careful we can enjoy the benfits of new land and fertile soil.
by Eleva, Iva, Kane, Max, Onosai
Yesterday I was sitting inside staring at the window and it was raining.So we stayed inside forever. I played some games inside with my friends. Looking up the sky, it was grey, so I went back to play with my friends.
On Monday Miss King gave Room 14 some balloons and then we used them to show her an example of pressure. Miss King said to Room 14 "We have to blow up our balloons." We were huffing and puffing trying to blow them up.
This is just like how the magma heats up inside the volcano. The pressure means that there can be smoke and ash coming out of the volcano and it goes up to the clouds.
Click here to see the movie of what we got up to.
At camp my favourite activity was skating and kayaking. My Group, True Flavours went to Skateland and we went down by the shore. When we sat on the chairs Miss V told us the instructions. She said to us that we have to use our manners. Then we went inside the Skateland and we said hello to those people .Then we had to have 40 minutes until we go to kayaking Miss V told us. It was cool at Skateland. Then Miss V told us we have to put our roller skates away and it was time up. So we took off our roller skates and then we said thank you and we will come back again.