Tuesday, 28 November 2017

WALT Write an animal report

Zebra Animal Report


With black and white stripes a zebra looks like a fast fierce creature. But did you know that they are not as strong as they look? They are often chased by predators but the herbivores only feed on plants. How does this animal survive?


Being herbivores they are able to get food from where others would starve. Their main diet is different types of grasses but they can also eat twigs, leaves, shrubs, herbs and bark. On  rare occasions they can even feast on fruit. Zebras are known for spending 18 hours of the day eating. Poor zebras are endangered because their water supply is dropping.
When people see a zebra they often think that it is white with black stripes. But did you know it’s actually the opposite? Zebras have a black body with white stripes on the top.  People think they are used to camouflage.  Each and every zebra has different types of stripes, some thick and some thin. These are like our fingerprints. The zebras are horse like animals but are slightly smaller. Even though zebras have always had stripes, scientists are still not sure why they have them on their body.Image result for zebra eating


Even though the zebras numbers are dropping they do still reproduce.  In a year, zebras normally only have one baby but occasionally they can have twins. After only 15 minutes from birth they are able to walk and I think this is because when they sleep they are standing so the first step is already done for them.  That’s not it though, just after an hour all zebras should be able to run. The mother of the zebra stays with its foal till it’s reached maturity. Unfortunately zebras hardly survive their first year because they become prey for other animals.



Overall I think zebras are beautiful animals and are very unique. They always use teamwork and if a predator is chasing them they would normally stay in a group and defend all the other zebras with them.  Lets help zebras since they are endangered and there are hardly any of these species left in the world. Image result for baby zebra cute

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

WALT Write about an animal excuse

Sushi Drama

“How do you explain this?!” asked my boss, his nose twitching with anger.  He waved a photo of me getting picked up by chopsticks and screaming with laughter.“I promise it’s not what it looks like, it was not my fault!” I stammered. “ That very day I had set off to go buy some lunch but it ended  up being quite peculiar. Trotting into a small sushi shop, I leaped on the high stools, nibbling on soy-sauce saturated rice. Light breezes lurked in the air and everything was peaceful. Suddenly I picked up a scent of chopsticks and there they were, squeezing on my blanket of fur! It tickled strongly so I couldn’t help giggling. I think that man needs glasses, if you excuse me I do not look like sushi!” I explained and to my horror, my boss was munching on a piece of sushi while listening to my strange story!Image result for Comedy wildlife photography awards 2016

Thursday, 28 September 2017

WALT Write a letter to the Prime Minister about decreasing the age to be able to vote.

Halsey Drive School
106 Halsey Drive
Lynfield
Rt Hon Bill English/Jacinda Ardern      Auckland
Prime Minister          1042
Freepost Parliament
Private Bag 18 888
Parliament Buildings
Wellington 6160

Thursday 21st September 2017

Dear Prime Minister,

Congratulations on your successful election, campaign this year. My family and I have been following the debate and election, we think you have covered all the main issues. Unfortunately I feel that there is one issue that has been missed from the debates. I believe that the age restriction for voting should be reduced from the age 18 to the age of 16.  Everyone should know that you are one of the best Prime Ministers NZ has ever had. You are very smart and brilliant woman/man so I am hoping that you would consider my argument.  If you consider my argument I know that more pupils will elect you for the next election.

I strongly believe that young adults should be able to vote at the age of 16 as it is important for them to have a say. Without a doubt elderly will disagree with this statement that 16 year olds are too young. On the other hand they are able to drive a car, stay home alone and even babysit.  Being an older pupil you would have to put up with jobs, bills and other financial things. Where as 16 year olds are still at school so they would have more time to vote.

.Unlike past generations digital natives put up with the latest technology to help inform them for the next election. The time has come to start including 16 year olds in all decisions of their future as members in NZ’s democratic society. Since you are the best Prime Minister that anyone could wish for, we know that you will fulfil our requests.

Kind Regards,
Brianna & Sameera



Tuesday, 26 September 2017

WALT Use repetition


Excuses

Sorry Miss,
I was late,
The car ran out of fuel
We had to wait
                                                              And ride on a mule.


Sorry Miss,
I was running to school,
I tripped over and fell,
I looked like a fool
                                                            And I started to yell.

Sorry Miss,
I was crossing the street,
Then an Earthquake struck
The birds started to tweet
And gave me bad luck.

Sorry Miss,
A meteor hit my house
The whole thing caught on fire
Then we found an ugly little mouse
Which made me late for choir.

Sorry Miss,
I was part of an alien abduction,
They took me to space,
Which made me late for my introduction,
Back to their home base.

By Samarah and Sameera

I like the way we rhymed all the lines.
Next time we should try to use our own rhyming words.