Thursday, 27 September 2012

Community Celebration Day

Whanau Day from Tamaki Primary on Vimeo.

On Wednesday the 26th of September we had had a community celebration at our school because we were opening our new Kai Garden.We had our school Kapa Haka group perform Maori songs.The children showed their parents to the hall to watch a movie about our 'Kai Garden Day.' After that some students were presenting projects about the Ko,Worm Farming, Compost, Maori medicine and how to make Kete baskets. I was presenting, it was kind of scary but I got used to it.

Topic Reflection

Energy –The Balance of Life

What is energy?
Energy is the power that keeps us humans going and moving.

Where do humans get energy from?
Humans get their energy from food,plants and even water.

1. What substance does a tree use for food?(highlight your answer in yellow)
a. photosynthesis                                                       b. chlorophyll

c. glucose                                                                   d. leaves

2. What four things does a tree need for photosynthesis? (highlight your answer in yellow)
d)_Carbon Dioxide___________

3. What causes a tree's leaves to appear green?
Glucose causes the leaves to turn green.

4. What signals a tree to preparing for winter?(highlight your answer in yellow)

a. The days become colder.
b. The weather becomes dry.
c. There are more rainy days.
d. There are fewer hours of sunlight.

5. How does a tree get water?(highlight your answer in yellow)

a. It makes water in its leaves.
b. It turns glucose into water.
c. It absorbs water through its roots.
d. It uses photosynthesis.

6. Why do a tree's leaves change color in the fall? (highlight your answer in yellow)

a. The tree has less chlorophyll.
b. The tree has less water.
c. The tree has no leaves.
d. The tree is growing quickly before the winter sets in.

What is compost?
Compost is like a fertilizer that help make plants grow healthy and strong.

What are the things that you cannot put in a compost bin?
List 5 things that you can put in a compost bin.

  • Brown Stuff
  • Green Stuff
  • Dead Plants
  • Leaves
  • Food Scraps

This term you have completed a group project about the roles, rights and responsibilities of how people maintain sustainable food sources.
Draw a flow chart that represents the responsibility that people have to maintain the food source your group researched this term.

Sustainability group topic (e.g pork farming):_Pork Farming__

Draw and label a picture that represents a healthy Kai garden.

What have you learnt about this topic?
What did you like about this topic?
What is your role in practicing sustainability for a balanced future - at
home, at school, in my community?

I have learnt how plants grow and what they need to grow.The thing I liked about this topic was making our projects and presenting to them to the parents.Also I liked the trip when we went to Mangere Mountain.
My role in the community is to never litter and to always choose the right choices for what I eat so that I can have a balanced diet.Also I have to always participate in all discussions so that I can understand what I am learning about.I have to start doing chores around the house can be clean and green.This is how I can be sustainable at home.

Draw and label a picture that represents a healthy Kai garden.

Friday, 21 September 2012

Loud Shirt Day

Today is 'Loud Shirt Day'.This day is about supporting deaf kids.All the money will go to the deaf society so that technology can be provided to help kids hear better.

We think that this is an important charity as the money will help kids like Charday in our class who is partially deaf.