Tuesday, September 27, 2011

New Duffy Books.

Every year we get new books to take home and read over the holiday's. The book I have received is called The Girl who survived which is a true story. It is written by Bronia Brandman and Carol Bierman.

This story takes you back to World War 2. A girl named Bronia is eleven and is risking her life smuggling goods and trading it for food to feed her family. This soon stopped as to she got deported to Auschwitz 2- Birkenau concentration camp. Thanks to Bucklands Beach Lions club for giving us the books. THANK YOU!!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Polar Bears

The largest bear in the world is the Polar Bear. Polar bears can live in the Arctic Ocean, on the ice and on the shore.

Polar Bears have a thick coat of hairs to help keep warm. They walk on their strong legs, with the sharp claws on it’s paws helping to grip on the ice. What also helps to grip is the bumps on the bottom of their paws.

Polar bears live alone, unless they are cubs. The mother teaches it how to hunt for food, and protects it from danger. Cubs live with their mothers for about two and a half years.

Seals are Polar Bears main food. They wait for the seal to come out of their breathing hole, and when they do the Polar bear uses their huge paws and sharp claws to flip it over.

If a Polar bear is in the wild it can live for up to twenty years. A Polar Bear that lived in a zoo lived for forty one years.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The All Blacks vs Japan Prediction.

GO THE ALL BLACKS!!!! The All Blacks and Japan face of against each other on the 16 of September at 8:00 at night. In Hamilton at the Waikato Stadium. I predict the score is going to be 32-10 and the All Blacks are going to win. GO THE ALL BLACKS!!!:)

Friday, September 9, 2011


If you went into downtown Auckland, you could probably hear people yelling GO ALL BLACKS or GO TONGA!!!!!!!!!!!! We arrived at the queens warf and a swarm of people were crowded around the big screens showing the inside of the cloud. " We're nearly there!!" I said to my mum. Every where you looked you could see black, red and white. It would take a while until the fireworks would go off and then the All Blacks vs Tonga game would start but I was still excited.

We walked around and waited in sub way for our dinner until finally we got back to our spot and the intro started for the Rugby World Cup. It looked so cool and I wished that I was there. I was watching until I saw fireworks coming off the balcony of an apartment. BOOM!!!!! The fireworks had started, filling up the sky with colourful lights and smoke. It was truly spectacular. I took noticed that these stupid men were hopping onto the roof of a shop. One of the men was dancing until he fell through one of the vents. The opening was over and we went back home, only to find out that the All Blacks won 41-10. YEAH!!!!!!!!!!! GO THE ALL BLACKS!!!!!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

The Rugby World Cup begins with Tonga vs All Blacks

Tonga vs the All Blacks game is going to be awesome! The Rugby World Cup is starting on Friday the 9th. There is going to be fireworks, dancing and the first game is what everyone has been waiting for. The game with kick of with the All Blacks doing their famous haka and the Tongan team doing their chant. I think this game will be a very close but hard game. The score will be 22-10, with the All Blacks winning. It's in Auckland at Eden Park and not in Invercargill. GO THE ALL BLACKS!!!!!!!!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Historical File- Glasses

I have been reading a story set in the future called Space Nuts Light Speed by Simon Cooke. Just like in this story, I have written a historical file about an object we use on earth, that someone could read about in the future.

The glasses first wearable glasses were invented by Salvino D'Armate around the time of 1284 but in Egypt they had found hieroglyphics of people were holding glass in front of their eyes to get the correct vision. Salvino D'Armate got this dream after wondering if he could build a machine that could help people see. So then the scissor glasses were made. Now the glasses have been improved.