Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Caterpillars Up Close

 At lunchtime we saw three caterpillars on the stalks of the swan plant. We were going to relocate them to a healthier plant, but they were too hard to pick up. We will try it again when they are on a leaf, so we can pick the leaf off and then wait for them to crawl onto a leaf on the new plant.

The caterpillars were moving their heads a bit. (Well, we think they were their heads - it could have been their tails.) We need to work out which end is which.
I wonder if the aphids worry about the caterpillars?

Can you tell the anterior (front) from the posterior (rear)?

The head must be the end that is munching on the leaf. We think there are longer antennae at the head than at the tail.  At the posterior,  the feet are like suckers holding onto the stalk; at the anterior,  they are just like little fingers - not suckers.

By Alisha and Ramandeep

Highlanders win 1 - 12 against Reds
Hurricanes win 13+ against Kings
Chiefs win 1 - 12 against Blues 
Brumbies win 1 - 12 against Bulls 
Cheetahs win 1 - 12 against Rebels
Crusaders win 1 - 12 against Stormers
Waratahs 1 - 12 against Force

Our current results are:
  • Season Score:  132

    Round Score:  31

  • Current Rank:  33,796 Out of 75,605

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Look Who's Back in our Garden ...

How many caterpillars can you see?
Can you see the tiny aphids?

Photos by Alisha

Friday, March 22, 2013

Our Rugby Picks for this week

 Here is this week's school newsletter.

Here are our choices for the Super Rugby games this weekend:

Chiefs  win by 13+ points against Highlanders
Result: Chiefs 19Highlanders 7. Well, we predicted a win, anyway, but we were wrong about the margin. 
Crusaders win by 13+ points against Kings
Result: Crusaders, 55 Kings 20. We predicted this one correct correctly. 
Bulls win by 1 - 12 points against Reds   
Results: Bulls 18, Reds 23. We got this one wrong.

Cheetahs win by 1 - 12 points against the Force
Results: Cheetahs 19, Force 10. We picked this one, too.  

Sharks win by 1 - 12 points against  Rebels
Results: Sharks 64, Rebels 7. We picked the winners - but not the margin.

Stormers win by 1 -12 points against the Brumbies
Results: Stormers 35, Brumbies 22. Our margin was only one  point out. Not a bad prediction!

Blues win by 13+ points against the Waratahs
Results: Blues 27, Waratahs 30. We were well out on this one. 


And here's a link to the video/advertisement called: Paper is not dead.  It's our favourite video of the week - so far.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Bits and Pieces

This week's school newsletter. 

Our Class Treaty signing:

We have been learning about the Treaty of Waitangi, and based our own classroom treaty on events which happened at Waitangi in 1840.

Amber (as Captain William Hobson) reads the treaty to those gathered at the meeting. The class discuss it and give their opinions.
Everyone signs it. There is a bit of competition to to be Hone Heke (who signs it first) and Kawiti (who doesn't sign it on the day, but adds his name above Heke's at a later date.)
The completed Treaty:

 We, the students of Huia 1, 
agree to:

be in the right place,
at the right time,
doing the right thing,
which would be making 
cool choices. 
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 More Fun with Puns: 
Well done, Ramandeep, for finding this example of a pun.   
Can you work it out?
Origin of photo unknown

 Spot the mistakes: 
Here are three photos of interesting errors found in Cambridge this past weekend. Can you work out what the interesting error is in each photo? 

We have been learning about heteronyms. These are two or more words which have the same spelling but have different pronunciations and meanings

Can you think of different ways to pronounce, and different meanings for these heteronyms:  sow and sow, does and does, record and record, and buffet and buffet? 

Heres is a quite challenging game to place to  find the heteronym  to match each meaning.
Here is another game to find the heteronym - part II.

 Here are some pictorial heteronyms: Can you work out what they are? (Origins of images unknown) 

Monday, March 4, 2013

Pun With Comprehension


The Year 7s had fun trying to work out what each animal is saying. We had turns reading it out aloud - as if we were each animal.
We learnt what a pun is . . . 

Unsure of origin of this comic.