Thursday, 30 July 2015
Tuesday, 21 July 2015
Every year at the start of a new term we have a special assembly called immersion assembly where every team take turn presenting something to do with their topic, which we have to learn about over the whole term. This term we are learning about how to be financially responsible and our main topic is Trade and Enterpri$e. The first team to present was team 1.
Team 1 will be learning about how they can earn money and the right to spend their money. There teachers have decided to do this because they are learning how to be money wise. The teachers have also decided to create a shop for them to spend there money that they earn.
Team 2 was up next. They will be learning who likes which flavours. e.g 10 kids could like chocolate and 5 kids could like vanilla so this means they should make more chocolate ice cream .
Team 3 is up next and they were talking about about what kind of jobs they would like to be in when they grow up. They are doing this because they are learning jow to how to make the correct courier choices and to tell the difference of which company earns more money and which doesn’t.
Then it was team four’s turn. They were learning about people’s emotions when the get money or when they spend it. For e.g. a man asks you to mow his lawns for $25 but when you finish you only get $10, how would feel.
Last but not least was team 5. We are learning how to be financially responsible. This means the way in which we handle money. For e.g. the good guys come to your door and they are selling a $70 jacket which you saw at the warehouse for $10
Wednesday, 1 July 2015
Have you ever asked yourself why? Why do albatross have beaks? Actually why does any bird have beaks? Well it all started in 1743…
It was a nice warm spring day. The BW1, Bird War 1, was starting up, there were birds lined up all around Takuma Island. The Island may have looked small but all the rest of the lands were already conquered by humans. There were all sorts of birds ready for war like the Australian Bittner, Banded Rail, Australasian crested grebe and the Albatrosses.
It was June 26 1743 and the albatross were getting very hungry it was 1:00 and right now we would be calling it lunch time. It was then one of the tribes, Banded Rail, took the first hit from the Australian Bittner. The impact on the Banded Rail was very deadly in fact ¼ of the Banded team had died. It was now on, the war to be exact. It was then the starving Albatrosses turn to take a shot. They set up the poopers and the poisonous feathers. They sent 14 birds to poop on the Australasian crested, that’s why there called the poopers. The poopers were also wearing bags full of feathers that could kill anyone or anything with one touch so they released over 1000 feathers over the tops of the Australasian crested heads ⅓ of the group were deceased.
3 years later the war had ended and the Albatross had won the Island. Every bird that had survived flew away in search of a new land. At that time the albatross were starving all though the the war they had been eating grass. It was then one of them saw something slimy wriggle around in the grass. Alexandra, one of the albatross, had decided to pick up the mythical creature and see what it was. He looked at all of its feature, it had pink skin, no eyes nor a mouth. Alex thought that it looked delicious and placed it in his mouth.
It was then after something started to happen, he felt tingly on his upper lip and his tongue felt weird. He felt his lip to find a long orange thing just above his upper lip. It then started to grow he flew to the nearest bathroom to see that he had a beak or he called it thingy majiggy. He ran out to everyone screaming, “LOOK LOOK LOOK AT ME AND MY NEW THINGY MAJIGGY!” Everyone gasped looking surprised thinking what a horrible thing he turned into.
But the chief of the Albatross thought that it made him look fierce and he took Alexander into his nest. “What did you eat to get that thing on your face child?” Asked the chief, “Umm I ate the pink thing that was in the ground we had found the other day, sir” Alexander replied, “We must find more pink things” So off he went in search of his guards to go and dig for more pink things. 1 minute later a guard had found a hole heap of them and handed them to the chief. The chief put some of them into a fish soup and handed bowls out to the people.
The next morning the whole town was full of screams, the screams of birds. Georgia, one of the other albatross, flew to the chiefs nest to tell him about the incident. But before she could talk the chief said, “We shall call them beaks” “What do you mean beaks?” asked Georgia, “Can’t you see this is what we had to do, this is what we had to become!” Georgia said, “Ok so this was supposed to happen” “Yes” said the chief.
Georgia left the nest of the chief to tell everyone that everything was OK and that the chief wanted this to happen and that nothing was wrong and that there just called beaks. Everyone sighed in relief and carried on with their normal lives.
And that's how the birds got their beaks, But wait I would like to share one true fact about albatross (Clearing my throat) Albatrosses pair for life and take many years to find a new mate if their partner is killed – if they find a new partner at all.