Performing Arts: Despicito Macerena Mix!!!

Last night, (14th Thursday December) we had our Performing Arts concert. I didn’t mind our dance. Last year’s dance was my FAVOURITE! This year, our dance was about boys trying to impress girls. I had a really big part. Xavier, a boy in my class, did the side splits then offered me a rose. I don’t pay any attention, but I do accept to rose. NEARLY! I sniff it, and throw it to the CROWD! All the dances were good! Lots of them had good music. I didn’t think our music was good this year. I honestly hate the song Despicito. But I love the song Macerena. It’s a weird mix! (If you didn’t know by the title, our song was a Spanish mix. Despicito with the Macarena)

It was a fun night!

My Earth Expo

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On Wednesday the 13th of December we had our Earth Expo. This is were a few weeks ago we picked a topic on the Earth. We had already studied Rotation and Revolution and the layers of the Earth. Our topic had to have to do with something that relates with the Earth. I did Climate Change and Global Warming. And no, I did not do to topics. They relate to each other.

For showing my presentation I did, a poster, an iMovie and an experiment. My mum came. I set up a little sheet that everyone could sign their name or write feedback or comments. I got lots of names! And lots of AWESOME Feedback and comments. Some of the comments were love it! And great job! That made me feel really happy. Mum put a comment on too! My teacher gave me an award for the “very high standard of work on your inquiry project” (THANKS MRS WALKER!!!) You may not know a lot about Climate Change and Global Warming so you can read and watch all my stuff!

CLIMATE CHANGE/ GLOBAL WARMING

 

What is climate?
Climate is the weather conditions in an area or over long period.
Climate is the temperature in general.
For example, in Gisborne, the warmest month is February, the coolest month is July, the wettest month is May, and June is the driest month.

What is Climate Change?
Climate Change means big changes in the weather of a place, that stay for a long time.
In some places, these changes can mean more or less rain, or more or less sun.

 

There are many things that cause climate change…

 

Human Activities
-Cut down trees
Most of this happens in South America, because a lot of farmers there tend to burn down trees to create farmland. Also, since 1990, In Brazil, more than 163,000 square miles of rainforest has been it down.
This leads to, animals losing their habitats and the trees not getting there oxygen!
-use gasoline or fossil fuels
(Gasoline is petrol used in vehicles. Fossil Fuels are a natural fuel such as coal or gas)
These two activities release carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, which holds in heat from the gases, meaning the climate becomes warmer.

Natural Activities
– Heat wave
-Bushfires
-Floods
-Cyclone
-Hurricane
-Volcanos (Volcanos have very big impact on climate change. When a volcano erupts, the ashes can block the suns rays causing cooler weather for years)

 

What we can do to help
-Don’t use vehicles that run on gases or petrol
-Reduce waste
-Plant trees
(Because carbon dioxide is the most important greenhouse gas, so planting trees can slow or stop global warming)
-Conserve Water
(That means to save and not waste it.)
There is a lot of things that we can do to help. But none of them will be perfect. But lots will have potential.
If you use electricity a lot, you are realising over 400 grams of CO2.
We will have to decrease trillions and trillions of CO2 to at least just slow Global Warming.

 

 

 

How does Climate Change work?
Revolution and Rotation are a a big part of Climate Change. It causes the seasons and that’s what causes Climate Change.
Depending on where you live, in summer, one week may be hot and sunny, than the next week it may be FREEZING and RAINY!!!

 

What is global warming?

Global Warming means the world is warmer than it was a hundred years ago.

There is even global warming going on right now. And for some people it is NOT a good thing.
The ice from Antarctica melts, which means that the melted ice will increase ocean levels. Australia will probably not be affected as our country is very big. But some of the other little and low islands without any mountains islands may not exist in the future. As the melted ice increases the sea level, it may flood the islands or may even send the WHOLE ISLAND UNDERGROUND!!!
For the past twenty years the Solomon Islands have been a hotspot for flooding.
For twenty years, Hawaii, have been Carbon dioxide in the ocean.. It’s been steadily increasing.
But why is it melting? It’s all humans fault.
26% of ocean acidity has been increased by humans.
The gases that we realise get trapped in the atmosphere making it hotter. This makes the ice melt.
By the end of this century scientist are expecting 170% of ocean acidification will increase.
This is 10x faster than it has been in 55 million years. Many sea creatures are giving negative responses. This is saying a lot of sea creatures will soon to be extinct.
Crabs, Oysters and coral are what are needed to build reefs. Soon, if the increase of carbon dioxide continues, they will start to dissolve. For example a sea butterfly, after just 45 days it all dissolved.
25% of coral supports the ocean in the world. Scientists have had tests, and just after perfect shaping and forming, 6 months is all it takes for a whole fully grown coral to dissolve.
The weather will increase by 2 degrees every 2 years.

 

The Solomon Islands are close to New Guinea and and Australia.

 

 

The Green House
A green house without fans, the earth will heat up. It is warmed by 1.8 degrees. This may seem very small until you consider that the planet warmed by 7 degrees in the previous 12,000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taking Action!

In inquiry we needed to pick a  topic and then take action on it.

I did Pet and wildlife care. I have tried my best to catch up because I have been away for the last 3 days, this is what I have done so far….

Do you want to see an animal suffer?
Or dead wildlife on the road?
Can you imagine, kids screaming interrupting their parents driving because they see one of their favourite animals dead on the side of the road?
It will smell horrible! That’s why I am here to stop all that!
This is happening because Vet and wildlife care need to be better and bigger in our area. A
Animals are left dead in our parks and gardens, and then some ones pet will come along and eat it, then they will get sick and the pets won’t do anything about it!
Nobody wants our population of pets to go down.

What I’m going to do
I am going to get people to sign my petitions and signs to agree that we need a bigger and better animal care.
I will make BIG AND LOUD posters.
I will make flyers that have all the emails and phone numbers that you will need if you ever see a injured number.

How am I going to do it
I have written a letter to the council to talk about this.
Again the petition I will show is successful

And this is the movie I made:

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Councillor Helen Radnedge’s Visit

Helen Radnedge’s Visit

Introduction
In a fairy tale land far away…The grade 4’s lined up into Mrs Millers Room to see the amazing.. the great Cr Helen Radnedge!
Did u know?? That Tasmanian Devils were once living in Gisborne!
You may think that this Cr Helen Radnedge is just a normal person, like everybody else, but actually she way, way more!!
Also if u didn’t realise the Cr in Helen Radnedge, means councillor. She is a councillor for the south ward.
The wards are split into 3 wards. This is only in this area. There is South Ward, East Ward and West ward.
Most of the people in my class are in South Ward, except for a few.
When she started talking she first started with a question (From Amanda 4A) about the dead animals all over Gisborne and how we can help. She gave us ideas and things to help us if we see a dead animal or creature.

 

Here is a story of Helen Radnedge…..

Helen was 15 years old when she first moved to the area. Helen loved the area. She grew up to have 3 kids. The oldest was a girl, then the other 2 were boys. Helen worked as a gardener and at a hard ware store. Then one day she asked her kids if it was ok to them to be a councillor. They were in there 20’s when this happened. She wasn’t going to be home that much as she used to. That’s why she asked her kids first. She only became a councillor last October. She was never really into the job of a councillor, but when she found out about it, she liked the idea. Helen said that there is always disagreement in the meetings and things but it all works out well.
There is 8 other councillors that attend the South Ward meetings. All together there is 9 councillors. This number is odd for a reason. When a time comes to vote on an idea there will be an odd amount of votes. The idea or opinion that’s wins, will be thought about and it might happen.

While Helen has been working she has found out about aboriginal culture and really
cool facts. She helped the environment and nature a WHOLE LOT. She helped the research people protect the nature but help them find out things. Her favourite place to work throughout and to visit is the Nature reserves and parks. Her best achievement was protecting nature. Helen does not spend most of her time in the office. The Mayor (Jennifer Anderson) replaces you and does your votes when you are on a holiday or have taken a day off.

 

It was really helpful to actually get to see a councillor in real life! It also took up class time, which was to me awesome! I mean who doesn’t want some time of school! (No offence teachers.)
It was cool meeting her and getting the answers from the real person because the websites might be fake or she might of changed her mind of any sort. I now know that you can call the council number if u see any dead animals, and if we have a problem in the community, we have someone to go to.

Haiku Poems!

This week we have been working on poems. Today we did haiku poems. Here are a few of mine…..

 

I wish for revenge,

I plan it on my sister,

she stole my lip gloss

 

I am soo scared,

a stranger is at my door,

I hit him with pan

 

 

I am Harry Potter,

Voldemort was such an idiot,

he gave me this scar

 

 

 

 

 

The Magic Flute Opera Performance

On Wednesday we had a big performance. It was an opera. You may of heard about the Magic Flute. It is pretty old. It’s birth place was in Germany. It is originally in the German language too. If u had not heard of the Magic Flute, here is a short summary, (I do say short but this may get very long)

Tamino is walking around in the woods when he is attacked by a snake. He gets so scared he faints. 3 Spirits come along and cast a spell to scare away the snake. When Tamino wakes up he sees a man walking along. Papageno a bird catcher helps Tamino up. Papageno lies and says that he was the one that saved Tamino and he scared the snake with his bare hands. Then the spirts turn up and put a lock on Papageno’s mouth because he lied. The spirits show Tamino a picture of Princess Pamina. Tamino falls on love. Pamina has been captured be an ‘evil’ wizard Sarastro. Tamino and Papageno go on a quest to find Pamina. They get to his castle and papageno rushes ahead. Sararstro explains he kidnapped Pamina to protect her from her evil mother the queen of the night. Sarastro says if they complete a series of tests they will win a wife. Papageno Is promised a wife too. Papagena. The Queen of the night orders Pamina to kill Sarastro. Then Papageno and Tamino complete the tests and Tamino gets Princess Pamina  as a wife and Papageno gets Papagena. The Queen is angry about all the love. Soon the Queen is thrown into the darkness forever!!!

 

 

My 3-way-Conference

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Last Night I had a conference. I had a 3-way-conference. This is were the students make and do the conference. We have an app called book creator that we did it on.  Your Mum and Dad come to see it. I think i cracked Mum up a couple of times because of the humour I did?

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I think I did well on my work and my effort I put into it. I was sick and I had to stay home some days so I did lots of it at home.  Mrs Walker says that I did a very good job and I did a lot of work.

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Well I think I did a good job, but I think I could of been a bit clearer and louder. Also use a bit more eye contact