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Wednesday, 27 July 2016

My favourite sport

Duck Overboard

Duck Overboard

January 1992 a stupendous storm washed three containers off a ship that was bound from Hong Kong to Tacoma, Washington in the United States.
One container spilled its contents into the sea. No less than 29,000 plastic bath toys. After falling overboard, the sea water corroded the card-packaging and the plastic yellow ducks, blue turtles and green frogs broke free and began to go different directions. Some floating over the site where the Titanic sank, some landing in Hawaii and others even spending years frozen in an Arctic ice pack. They have landed on beaches in Indonesia, Australia, Japan, South America and North America and some have even been found fifteen years later and 17,000 kilometres away on the shores of Great Britain.
While the ducks are undoubtedly a loss to the bath-time fun of thousands of children, their adventures at sea have proved an invaluable aid to science. The toys have helped researchers to chart the great ocean currents because when they are spotted bobbing on the waves, they are much more likely to be reported to the authorities than the floats which scientists normally use. And because the toys are made of durable plastic and are sealed watertight, they have been able to survive years adrift at the mercy of the elements.
Curtis Ebbesmeyer, an American oceanographer has been tracking the floating plastic ducks around the world's oceans. He saw immediately how valuable the little toys would be to scientific research of the great ocean currents, the engine of the planet's entire climate.
Mr Ebbesmeyer said the toys are easy for beachcombers to spot because they have largely faded to white and have the words "The First Years" stamped upon them. So precious to science are they that the US firm that made them is offering a $100 reward for finding one.




What’s the Big Idea?
WHO: the american oceanographer Mr Ebbesmeyer


WHAT: the storm washed three containers off a ship .one broken open . 29,ooo bath toy went out of the broken bath toys.


WHERE: Ocean


WHY: because of a stupendous storm


WHEN: january 1992


HOW: of the great ocean currents





LI:to identify  the main ideas from the text

Monday, 11 July 2016

Monday, 4 July 2016

area game


3/5/2016  I played the area maths game with my group.in  my group There was mele and te pounumu. we learnt how to play this game i hope you will to.

brianna brazil general knowledge

Friday, 1 July 2016

Brianna,rachel summarising

Text title: Iron tamariki
LI: To look for keywords and phrases

What is happening?
Run,swim,train,iron maori tamariki
Where is the event happening?
napier
Who is involved?
Mana,,dad
When is the event happening?
napier
Why did the event occur?
Training for competition
How did things get started?
dad training mana
Mana’s dad  is training Mana  for the iron tamariki competition.

What is happening?
swimming
Where is the event happening?
Napier swim pool
Who is involved?
mana,dad,sharon (mum)
When is the event happening?
napier
Why did the event occur?
Training for a competition
How did things get started?
Dad training mana
Mana's mum (sharon) has took mana to the swimming  pool to train for the competition.

What is happening?
reading ,having a shower
Where is the event happening?
At mana’s home
Who is involved?
Mana , dad
When is the event happening?
?
Why did the event occur?
Talking about Richie MCCaw
How did things get started?
Dad telling mana about when Richie MCCaw when he was Mana’s age
Mana got back from the napier pool and had a shower and  then they  were reading about Richie MCCaw.

What is happening?
Crowd going wild,dad and mum cheering Mana
Where is the event happening?
Napier beach
Who is involved?
Mana,mum,dad,nana, kids
When is the event happening?
After three months
Why did the event occur?
Orca,Groups,St
How did things get started?
Orca,Groups,Start Tomorrow.
Three months later the iron tamariki challenge arrived and mana’s whanau was cheering him

What is happening?
Mana is swimming,Mana is coming first
Where is the event happening?
Napier bay
Who is involved?
Mana ,The crowd of cheering People ,dad,sharon,nana,mum
When is the event happening?
After three months
Why did the event occur?
Mana is coming first in the competition
How did things get started?
When the loudspeaker said bang that was when Mana jumped into the water.
When the race started mana was in the lead  and then the crowd started cheering .

What is happening?
Mana is the first one on land,started running.kid’s went past mana
Where is the event happening?
A napier main road
Who is involved?
Nanny,Mana ,Dad,Sharon,Mum,the cheering crowd
When is the event happening?
Napier
Why did the event occur?
Kids went past mana,mana  is not worried
How did things get started?
When the kids went past him
Mana was the first kid on land so he put on shoes and started running then kids went past him and mana wasn’t worried .


What is happening?
Whanou hug,proud mana has won a bet
Where is the event happening?
At the napier beach
Who is involved?
Mana,,dad,nana,mum,sharon
When is the event happening?
napier
Why did the event occur?
Mana is getting a huge hug
How did things get started?
When he came 3 rd

Summarizing

Mana’s dad  is training Mana  for the iron tamariki competition.  Mana's mum (sharon) has took mana to the swimming  pool to train for the competition.Mana got back from the napier pool and had a shower and  then they  were reading about Richie MCCaw.Three months later the iron tamariki challenge arrived and mana’s family was cheering him.When the race started mana was in the lead  and then the crowd started cheering .Mana was the first kid on land so he put on shoes and started running then kids went past him and mana wasn’t worried .after the race mana earned a metal and dad was so impressed  from mana and mana's family gave him a big huge hug and had his favourite  dinner for a year.