Friday, 28 September 2018

Those are long eyebrows!

Kiwi Kids News

As part of our independent reading programme we use Kiwikidsnews to learn about news in New Zealand (national news) and around the world (international news).
We are learning how to:  Read closely to analyse an article and to think critically about the messages within them.

1. Find a quote from the main person in this news article?
“I live like anybody there is no reason to take special care of my eyelashes”

2. In your own words describe what happened in this news article.
An 11 year old boy was interviewed because he has 5 cm long eyebrows he
says he does not see anything special about them and has no reason to care
for them. He lives normally with his family and loves soccer.

3. Find out where this event took place and include some information about this
In Russia, which is the largest country in the world above Mongolia and to the left
of Europe.

4. Tell us when this event happened and explain what might happen in the future.
It happened on the 23/9/18 and he could potentially become a model due to his
5. Explain in your own words why this event took place.
Because a boy was born with something unique and people are interested about
how he feels about it.

Thursday, 20 September 2018

I do not believe these should be...

During the week I participated in an online
discussion based around how I felt about the view of
a group of people known as: Nature Watchers who believe that Animals that are
called ‘pests’ by the Predator Free groups should be treated with more respect.

The task we did independently after some discussion,
we concluded that other groups
such as the Department of Conservation are planning to
take actions to make NZ free from pests by 2050.

Every year 25 million birds die and I am thinking that
if we do not get rid of the pests causing this, our native birds will
be extinct. I think that there should be areas where birds could go
which could be out of reach from these pests such as
something very high up or closed off.

Rats and cats can climb up the trees and can get to the eggs so I was
thinking we could put it higher in
the air and have a large stable area where rats and cats can not reach such
as a wildlife area where humans are not able to enter, only to feed them.

There are only very few of the native birds that countries own, so it is a good
idea to get rid of
these pests which are destroying
Our food, our beauty and our native creatures.

I do not think these things should be shown respect as they like to eat other
animals babies and stoats have to eat 12.5 fantail eggs daily to live and that
is about 4000 eggs that are eaten daily and it is absolutely awful!

Stoats eat 60% of all the kiwi eggs laid and alongside others these pests
are the purpose of why some cattle are poisoned.
Farmers live on selling their meat but if it is dead what are they to do to make

Rats prey on small birds, chicks, eggs and insects in the forest.
And these are unprotected and we have no track of the amount
of birds killed in these areas.

1080 ( poison pellets) is destroying not only pests but, sheep and some
people’s dogs or cats. I do not think this is a smart idea.
Sure, it kills the pests but it puts much more at risk so either find a way
to safely drop 1080 or don’t drop it at all.

This is why I believe we should not treat these animals with respect.

Article written by: Oliver

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Is This Story True?

Today my class went down to the hall to meet with a man sent by Duffy (which is a company that gives children all over New Zealand free books) who would be here to talk and offer us books. as we walked over the hard wooden floor all I heard was the clomping of the hard leather shoes hitting the ground with each step. We sat down and folded our legs there was no one there so me and my friend started talking after a while a Samoan man and a man that looked like he worked in business.

 As he walked towards the middle of the room the chatter started to settle and he started talking about how hyped he was to get a job here at St Patrick's when his manager called he lost the plot basically and he told us he was going to be our hero and said that he thought heroes wore their undies inside out. When he was coming here in the morning he was going to wear his undies inside out but his neighbor stopped him.

 He then began talking about when he would go to the shops with his mum she would see a friend and then she would say i'll be 5 minutes which turned into 5 hours so he went to a magical room and he saw cds everywhere. This looks cool as he said but when he opened it the disc was stolen he told the lady at the front and she said you must be confused and he replied no i'm angry. The lady said that it was not a cd but it was a book you read it so that's what he did but there was a lady who was talking very loudly when he was going over to her ready to tell her off she turned around he thought she was pretty with juju lips and long brown hair and big brown eyes. He could not say a word and she walked away he then started crying for 14 hrs 21 mins and 10 seconds.

1 year later he was in the library and he heard someone talking loudly so he went over to them but this time he was more confident and he told her to be quiet when she turned around and it was the same girl he could not tell her off but apparently she was attracted to him this time and he just said are you done with that book she started crying and left apparently she cried for 14 hrs 21 mins and 11 seconds.