Wednesday, 26 June 2013
Wednesday, 19 June 2013
When I first saw Matariki I thought it was just about Maori new years it turned out there was more information. Matariki is the seven stars that come out during dawn. Dawn is when the sun comes up but not too far it just comes up a little. Ancestors used the seven stars known as Matariki to navigate across the pacific ocean to get to aotearoa. Some people thought if the stars were blurry it would be a bad season but if it was clear it would be a warm season.
Did you know 500 stars make up a star cluster. People also think that when you have a hangi and the foods cooked perfectly it would be a good year. The names of the seven stars are Waiti, Waita, Tupu-a-nuku, Tupu-a-rangi, Waipuna-a-rangi, Ururangi, Matariki. They are called the 7 sisters. If you look at the stars in the morning with your bare eye you could only see 7 stars but if you have a telescope you can see all of them.
Matariki usually come out on the begining of june. If you want to see the seven stars then you would have to wake up really early somewhere between 4:00 and 5:00. I have never seen Matariki before but I wish I could.
Thursday, 13 June 2013
Title:Dan`s Day aged 9
Characters (Dan,Chops,Elsie,grandma,Grandpa and 2 sister. personalities, strengths, weaknesses):
Setting:Mostly at school
What was the problem?When they came home they were arguing.
What was the solution? A whole week is gone and tomorrow is Monday
Was there a plot twist?When the mum finds out that she the sister has a big phone bill.
My favourite part of the book was?My favorite part is when they have dinner at grandma and grandpa`s because the food looked yum.
If I could change the ending it would end like this?It will be cool if I could do this again and again.
Would I read this book again?Yes I will because it has got detail and information.
Today I watched a video about a killer whale that chases a boat. It looked like it wanted to eat the people on the boat. When I was looking at the killer whale I recognized that it was a fast swimmer. That was because of the powerful tail that pushes it threw the water who knew the tail could push the body when its really heavy. When I was listening to the water go SPLASH SPLASH SPLASH! I heard a lady yelling out O MY GOSH! It was really annoying.
Killer whales a very dangerous. Did you know if you scratch a whale it won't hurt because they have a thick layer of blubber under their skin.When I was looking at the video I saw three whales that means they were hunting for food. If there is more than one whale then its called a pod.
Just by watching a video it felt like I was there because it felt like water splashing on my face. I wish I was actually there because I have never ever seen a killer whale. Killer whales are scary because they have sharp teeth that help them eat meat so i’d hate to be on the boat but again I haven’t seen a killer whale.What do you think would you won't to be on the boat or not please answer.