Thursday, 22 September 2011

Maths time!

Today for maths I went on nzmaths which is a really good site. I played Pacifika patternes on geometry level 2. It helps you learn about rotational and reflection symmetry. There is a flower that you click on for help. The flower helps you learn about rotational symmetry. There is a plane that you also click on for help. But it helps you reflectional symmetry. I know now what reflectional and rotational symmetry. Learning about geometry is fun and is also cool.

Weta report

The New Zealand Giant Weta

The Mahoenui reserve in the Waikato Region, is the home of some NZ Giant weta. These wonderful creatures have lived for over 190 million years  which is even older than the Tuataras.

Physical features
Female Giant wetas have a long ovipositor for the eggs to come out of. Their back legs are adapted to defend themselves and they also have ears on their knees.

They eat other small invertebrates. They also eat gorse flowers.

Some Giant wetas live in the Waikato region, Mahoenui reserve.

Main threats
Their threat is rats because their big and the Giant wetas are smaller then them. Their main threat is fire because gorse flowers are highly flammable.

Behaviour features
Giant wetas are placid(gentle). But other wetas are not placid.

Giant wetas are great creatures to have in New Zealand. They are a treasure to us and they are protected from any predators in a Reserve.

Friday, 2 September 2011

The amazing zoo trip

Hooray!!!. Glenbrae school went to visit the zoo on Thursday 1st of September to study about animals and their habitats.

First we were put into groups of five. I was in my uncle's group with Joan, Anamanu, Nathaniel and Gabriel. But sadly, James was away. Next my uncle's group and I went to the Pridelands where we saw the giraffes,zebras, ostriches, rhinos and the springboks.

Afterwards we went to the kiwi house but unfortunately there were no kiwis. Then we begged my uncle if we could go to the lions and the flamingos.

Later we had a little snack. While we were having a snack we watched the elephants.

Lastly, we all met in front of the entrance of the zoo. We had to wait for Mrs Elia's group because I think they were a bit behind on their schedule.

Finally we hopped onto the bus. When we got to school we went to the hall then we left school and went home. I love the zoo because I like seeing new enclosures.