Tuesday, November 18, 2008
I hope you enjoy it. Here is a little preview-
1. Devide students into pairs or learning groups of 2.
Each group needs to make sure they have the following materials:
* Lab worksheets
* A bag of mini Smarties
* Markers or crayons
* Poster paper
2. Prepare students for the activity by discussing fractions and asking questions such as:
-What is a fraction?
-How are fractions made?
3. Give directions. Explain the worsheets and go through the lab.
4. Ask the students for any questions.
1.Sort the Smarties according to color.
2. Create fractions out of the color (part) and amount of Smarties (whole).
Friday, August 29, 2008
That is when Sherbet did Mr Woody's hair up. It looks funny.!!!!!
Thursday, August 28, 2008
The Battery Hen spends all her laying life in a cage crammed in with three and up to seven other birds. She stands for life on a space smaller than this leaflet. Her only exit is to the slaughterhouse.
Cages are kept in huge artificially lit sheds. The hen stands on thin sloping wire - her feet and legs crippled. She cannot perch, preen, scratch in the dirt, dust-bathe, spread her wings, or escape to a quiet place to lay an egg - all activities known to be extremely important to the behavioural needs of a hen.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
maybes(because he may stay with us)
socks(because he came when we were playing soccer)
scarf(because he came when we were doing our science fair.)
roly(because I like that name)
Or anything else you think!
hi everyone. Since that budgie was in our class today, and was really hungry, I have decided to do a post on how to look after pet budgie's, just in case we keep it! I am also going to start a poll on what we can name budge, and I will also put some cool names on=]!!!.
HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR BUDGIE:
So we have alot of food options that we could feed him or her!
Budgerigar Diet Information:
No matter what we do for our pet bird, the inside of the bird cage can never even come close to a pet bird’s natural environment. No matter what kind of pet bird you have, in the wild it would never have seen anything like the kind of bird toy you usually find in most pet stores these days.
Smooth blocks and balls in unfamiliar geometric shapes made in carpenters workshops from woods that don't exist in the wild bird’s natural habitat can’t be ideal for any cage bird. To top it off they’re then dipped in unnatural (and sometimes toxic) chemical dyes. How can they be healthy items for inclusion in a bird cage?
Do your bird a favor. No matter what kind of pet bird you have - try to get hold of some of the tree branches or leaves it would normally come across in nature. Just watching your bird enjoy itself will reward you.
Budgies can be housed indoors in a large wire cage with a plastic base or outdoors in a purpose-built aviary. The cage should have some horizontal bars on it to allow climbing – this means many round cages are unsuitable. Bars should be no wider than 12mm apart to prevent escape. Kept outdoors, your aviary should allow room for the birds to fly around properly. Budgies kept indoors will need to be let out of their cage daily to exercise – make sure you keep all doors and windows closed when you do this. Covering the cage with a cloth at night will encourage your Budgie to settle down for sleep.
You should provide a bath for your bird, either fixed to the outside of the cage or a shallow bowl placed inside the cage – although some birds may prefer to be sprayed with tepid water instead.
The cage should also contain plenty of toys to keep your Budgie amused, particularly if it is kept on its own.
Exercise & Entertainment:
Budgies are intelligent and inquisitive birds that enjoy playing and climbing. Toys are essential to stimulate them mentally and physically – especially important for birds kept on their own. Budgies can also be taught to mimic sounds and talk. If they hear the same words repeatedly from the same person they may pick them up and begin mimicking the words or phrases. A solitary bird will need more attention and affection than a pair or group and should be handled every day.
With patience, Budgies can become quite tame although it is essential they are trained from an early age, and by one person only. The first step is to get the bird used to being stroked inside its cage – use a stick or perch, not your hands. Start by gently stroking its chest a couple of times a day, then encourage it to jump onto the stick. Next, repeat the whole process through the door of the cage rather than the bars. Finally, repeat again, using your hands this time instead of the stick. This is a gradual process that may take several weeks but usually works in the end.
To pick up your Budgie, ensure your palm covers its back and wings while your middle and index finger surround the bird’s neck. Be gentle – Budgies will bite if they feel stressed. If catching an aviary bird use a padded rim net and never try to catch it in mid flight - always wait until it is perched safely.Breeding:
Budgies can be mated from about a year old and will produce a clutch of 4-6 eggs in about 18-21 days. As with all pets, breeding Budgies requires much commitment of time and effort. It is recommended that you therefore seek expert advice and do appropriate research before considering keeping a breeding pair and only if you’re certain you can find good homes for the babies.
Thanks everyone! I hope you enjoyed this blog post, and you have learnt more about budgie's. I will post a seperate post on name suggestions so you can say what you think!
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Hi everyone. today, according to my mum the weirdest thing happened. you may hear about this before published in the paper (if it is published)
My mum had just opened the front door, when she heard the sirens of a police car in hot pursuit of the sports car. We live near the end of our street, and when the sports car went past our house it was still going fast. Then, moments later, my mum heard the screeching of brakes and a humongous thud coming from down the road. It went colliding into a flash garage that had been built there and now it has a dent in the side from that car. If that car had gone like a meter to the left it would have plunged down 10 meters of galley! Whoever came down our street didn't know it was a no exit street! I wonder why he was speeding away???
Two policeman jumped out of the car, but she didn't see the person who was driving (damn). A bit later another police car arrived. Following that a man took photos of the scene and then he left. Another guy was also dusting something like a scene examination.
IT SOUNDS SCARY.
Then her and our neighbors went and checked it out.
If I was there I would have been jumping right into the fun. I loooooove action.
But in the end, no one got hurt! ( I'm pretty sure they didn't because they didn't call an ambulance my mum said)
If you read this post , thanks for reading it. Please post what you think=]!
oh and p.s- please comment why you think he was driving away!
Monday, June 30, 2008
Like the Mona Lisa for instance. I saw alot of different versions of her. Her are some:
This is the ACTUAL Mona Lisa Painting done by Leonardo Da Vinci:
Now here are some funny pictures:
funny aye! There is this painting that I find REALLY scary, and it's called " The Girl With The Pearl Earring. Here Is a picture of her-
uuuuurgh that totally scares me:-( here is an even SCARIER version of this painting.-
That totally scares me. What painting or statue or anything scares you?
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Ooh noooooo! One of our best and most talented Rugby players "Daniel Carter" will NOT be playing Rugby for New Zealand anymore! He has confirmed he will take his six month sabbatical at Perpignan in France!!!
The All Black pivot signed a contract earlier this month with the NZRU that will keep him in the country until the 2011 World Cup but the deal allows him to take a six month sabbatical.
Did you guys know that he ( Daniel Carter) is the Highest payed Rugby star in the world!!! He must be absolutely rich!
Just if none of you know who he is (which in unlikely) I will put on a few photos of him in action!
WOW! HE'S GOOD.
Sorry the pictures are a bit jumbled but they don't all fit. I will write down some facts about Daniel Carter:
FULL NAME: Daniel William Carter
DATE OF BIRTH: March 5th 1982 ( AGE 26)
PLACE OF BIRTH: Southbridge Canterbury New Zealand
HEIGHT: 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
WEIGHT:Weight 91 kg (14 st 5 lb)
He plays for the New Zealand Rugby team " The All Blacks" and he also plays for the crusaders in the super 14.
He Has a girlfriend called Honor Dillon,who is a professional field hockey player and also plays for the Black Sticks, the New Zealand national hockey team.
I hope, if you read this, that you now know alot more about Daniel Carter!
Saturday, June 28, 2008
What is Matariki?
Matariki is the Maori name for the group of stars also known as the Pleiades star cluster or The Seven Sisters; and what is referred to as the traditional Maori New Year.
When is the Maori New Year?
The Maori new year is marked by the rise of Matariki and the sighting of the next new moon. The pre-dawn rise of Matariki can be seen in the last few days of May every year and the new year is marked at the sighting of the next new moon which occurs during June. This next occurs on 5 June 2008.
What does Matariki mean?
Matariki has two meanings, both referring to a tiny constellation of stars; Mata Riki (Tiny Eyes) and Mata Ariki (Eyes of God).
How is Matariki celebrated?
Matariki is celebrated with education, remembrance and the planting of new trees and crops signalling new beginnings. Matariki was the optimum time for new harvests, and ceremonial offerings to the land-based gods Rongo, Uenuku and Whiro to ensure good crops for the coming year. It was also seen as a perfect time to learn about the land we live on and to remember whakapapa (ancestry) who have passed from this world to the next and the legacy they left behind.
According to Greek myth, the Pleiades are the seven daughters of Pleione and Atlas – Electra, Maia, Taygete, Alcyone, Celaeno, Asterope and Merope. While wandering through the woods one day, they were spied by Orion, who gave chase. To save them from Orion’s dishonorable intentions, Zeus transformed them into stars and placed them in the sky. A number of ancient temples on the Acropolis in Athens face the direction where the Pleiades rise.
I hope you enjoyed that blog post and now know more about Matariki!
Monday, June 23, 2008
sorry it's a bit fuzzy, I will bring it into school. =]
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
really amazing aye???!!! In that photo you can't see it from the top so here is a photo taken from the top-
amazing aye??? it's so cool.=]
here is some more info on palm islands in Dubai in my own words: The palm islands are artificial islands located off the coast of The United Arab Emirates in the Persian Gulf in Dubai.
There are two of these islands made in Dubai and they are made of approximately 100 million cubic meters of rock and sand!!! thats alot aye!
All of this has been built in the last 5 years!!!
These are the largest artificial islands in the world and can be seen from space!!!
This photo here underneath this writing is a photo of 300 artificially created island in the shape of the world.These world islands are in Dubai=]
Thanks, I hope you enjoyed this post!!! Bye=]
References- Some of the pictures-http://images.google.co.nz/images?hl=en&q=dubai+palm+islands&btnG=Search+Images&gbv=2 Some of the information-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palm_Islands
Monday, June 16, 2008
Ok. Hi. Today I was watching tv while on the computer, and I heard myself singing along to some song I was sure I had never heard. It was the "Our house in the middle of our street" add. Then I thought to myself- hang on, why am I singing this. I waited to the next add and then It was some Anz add. I also knew all the words/script to this song!!! i also knew the words for the next couple of add's!!! Isn't it weird how, when you have seen an add lots of times and when you hear a little theme song with it you automatically remember it for like ever. Or is it just my bad habit of watching tv lots??? So I decided to add some pictures and write some words to see if you knew as many Tv words as me:
1.what add does this come from? " big, is good"
2.how about this- come into _____ _____ in our neighborhood, when you shop at _____ you walk out feeling good woooo"!
3.wouldn't it be nice if the world was _______.
4._______, it's my choice.
5. _____, eat fresh!!
6. 0800 83 83 83...
7. satisfy your cravings...
what does this picture remind you of?
Ok, I hope you enjoyes that post. please post in your answers if you were sure and what you thought!!!.
Friday, June 13, 2008
FULL NAME:Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
WAS BORN: Transkei, South Africa on July 18, 1918.
WAS EDUCATED AT:University College of Fort Hare and the University of Witwatersrand and qualified in law in 1942.
HIS DAD:His father was Chief Henry Mandela of the Tembu Tribe.
TODAY IS AGE: Today, Nelson Mandela is age 80 turning 81 soon .
Some quotes said by Nelson Mandela:
are always a formidable combination.
After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
Communists have always played an active role in the fight by colonial countries for their freedom, because the short-term objects of Communism would always correspond with the long-term objects of freedom movements.
Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had because they didn't have the talent or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
I cannot conceive of Israel withdrawing if Arab states do not recognize Israel, within secure borders.
I detest racialism, because I regard it as a barbaric thing, whether it comes from a black man or a white man.
I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself.
I dream of the realization of the unity of Africa, whereby its leaders combine in their efforts to solve the problems of this continent. I dream of our vast deserts, of our forests, of all our great wildernesses.
I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
If the United States of America or Britain is having elections, they don't ask for observers from Africa or from Asia. But when we have elections, they want observers.
If there are dreams about a beautiful South Africa, there are also roads that lead to their goal. Two of these roads could be named Goodness and Forgiveness.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.
In my country we go to prison first and then become President.
It always seems impossible until it's done.
It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.
Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement.
Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all.
Money won't create success, the freedom to make it will.
Never, never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another.
Only free men can negotiate; prisoners cannot enter into contracts. Your freedom and mine cannot be separated.
Only free men can negotiate. Prisoners cannot enter into contracts.
The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children.
There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires.
There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
There is nothing like returning to a place that reminds unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.
When the water starts boiling it is foolish to turn off the heat
Those are some very powerful quotes. Check out this chart I found. It's Very Interesting:
It shows how unfair it used to be in south africa. I hope you enjoyed my post. GoodyBye.
Monday, June 9, 2008
Here is some evidence supporting that life does exist on mars:
TheseTiny egg-shaped or tubular features were found in a Mars meteorite ALH84001. These features resemble many bacteria on Earth and were thus interpreted as fossils of ancient Martian life. Most of the fossils are between 20 and 100 nanometers in diameter, smaller than any normal bacteria on Earth. Recent evidence, however, suggests that there do exist on Earth organisms of this size dubbed "nanobacteria". There is still debate as to whether or not Earth nanobacteria have been proven to be life. If nanobacteria are in fact living organisms, the finding of these features in ALH84001 is good evidence for past life on Mars.
!!!! interesting aye???!!!... here is a picture of that mars meteorite:
here is some more evidence:
Carbonate is a type of rock formed from liquid water and carbon dioxide gas. Carbonate can be formed inorganically, without the help of life. But on earth, life often helps in the formation of carbonate. The carbonate found in the Martian meteorite ALH84001 was surrounded by microscopic features interpreted as fossils by the scientists studying the meteorite. Though this finding in itself is inconclusive as to the presence of life, it does indicate that liquid water was once present on Mars. !!!!!interesting. here is a photo of that meteorite:
thats inetersting aye. I wont put on any more complicated writing.
People(e.g-people like scientists and people who try to discover things) also think that matians-
(this is a alien because I couldn't find a marshian)
thought that marshians MUST have helped SOME way to build the pyramids of Giza. it's because the pyramids or Giza are in the same position as orions belt (like i said on my earlier post). pictures incase you have forgotten:
here are some questions about the similarity to these two lines.
he first questions that come to mind in order to demonstrate such possible intention are these:
- Did the pyramid builders have a keen interest in the stars? Yes they did.
- Do the pyramids have astronomical qualities in their design? Yes they do.
- Is there a feature in the pyramids that links them to Orion's belt? Yes there is (the southern shaft from the King's Chamber in the Great Pyramid).
- Are there contemporary or near-contemporary texts which are associated to pyramids in that region and which speak of a link with Orion? Yes, there are.
- Did the ancient Egyptians imagine the pyramids to be 'stars'? Yes (the Zawyat al Aryan pyramid was called 'The Pyramid of Nebka is a star" and the Abu Ruwash pyramid was called "The Pyramid of Djedefre is a Sehed Star". Also the 'soul' (Ba) in ancient Egypt was equated to a 'star', and several pyramids bear 'soul names', such as "The Pyramid of Neferirkare has become a Ba (Soul)" and "The Ba (Soul) of Sahure Gleams".
From the above we must conclude that there is much that suggests a deliberate intention to represent Orion's belt at Giza.
Please tell me what you think, "does life exist on mars. can you show me any websites that have proof??? sorry that this was such a long post. from Kitty Milo=]
yes, it's very cool aye? it's a red planet and is named after the roman god of war. i wont go into facts about mars because then we could be here all day.
what i want to know is- how did the pyramids of giza get where they are, why are they there, who built them, and why are they positioned exactly the same as orion's belt??? if you dont have ANY idea what the pyrimads of giza are then here is a photo:
apparently, according to science and experiments and the internet if you look at the pyramids of giza from the top, they are in the same position as orions belt. if you dont know what orions belt is then it's like a line of stars at night and here is a picture:
!!!!! it's pretty cool. now here is a photo of orion's belt AND the pyrimads of giza next to each other so you can see why people wonder - "why are the pyramids the same position as orion's belt. here is the picture:
amazing aye??? but maybe it's just a coincidence. i reckon it happened somehow. i'll make another blog post SOON about "life on mars".
ttfn(ta ta for now)=]