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Monday, 20 November 2017

Year's 6 camp at Kawau island

Tomorrow it is year 6 camp, at Kawau island i can't wait to go on year 6 camp. I asked older people how it was at camp year 6 camp.

 i'm looking forward to all of the activities and swimming and all the hikes mostly the food from the chef and you stay at camp for 4 whole days . at camp i'm going to swim a lot and sleep but most of all is having fun.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

The Star Llama


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nce there was a young Inca boy. He had no family except for an old llama. Each day the boy and his llama walked many miles, looking for a home. Each night they curled up together and slept. But one starry evening, the old llama died. The boy buried his friend next to an icy stream. Then he sat under a tree and cried. What would he do? He had no family and no home.

The boy cried for a very long time. But there was no one to comfort him. There were only the stars in the sky.

Suddenly, the sky filled with bright light. The boy held his breath. He was afraid to move. One bright star fell to the ground. Slowly, the star took the shape of the old llama. She bent her head and drank from the stream. She looked at the boy and smiled. As she jumped back into the sky, bits of llama wool fell.

As the Sun began to rise, the boy picked up the soft, warm wool. It glowed in his hands like starlight. He carried the wool to the city and sold it. With the money, he bought a house. He bought two young llamas. He never forgot the star llama. And he was never lonely again.File:Llama lying down.jpg - Wikimedia Commons
Test Questions:


Why does the boy cry when the old llama dies?


a).
because he is afraid of the dark
b).
because he is always sad
c).
because the old llama is his only family
d).
because he is lost

What happened BEFORE the old llama died?

a)
The boy bought two new llamas.
b)
The boy and the llama walked many miles looking for a home.
c)
The boy collected the wool and sold it in the city.
d)
The old llama fell to the ground in the shape of a star.


Read this sentence from the story.


One bright star fell to the ground.
What does bright mean?


a). Old
b). Shiny
c). New
d). Clean

What does the boy in the story want?

a).
a cart
b).
a horse
c).
a new wool shirt

d).
a home


What happens at the end of the story?

a).
The boy buys a house and two llamas.
b).
The boy buries the llama next to an icy stream.
c).
The boy and his llama walk for many miles.
d).
The boy cries for a very long time.



Read this sentence from the story.

As the Sun began to rise, the boy picked up the soft, warm wool.
What does rise mean?
a). Grow darker
b). Fall down
c). Come up
d). Take a step








Julie's Race



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    he dogsled race was about to begin. Julie’s team of dogs was lined up at the starting gate. Julie stood behind them. The air was so cold that she could see her breath. Other teams were lined up, too, and the dogs were excited. Julie kept her eyes on the clock. At exactly ten o’clock, she and the other racers yelled, "Mush!" The dogs knew that meant "Go!" They leapt forward and the race began!

Julie had trained months for this race, and she hoped she and her dogs would win. Hour after hour, day after day, Julie’s dogs pulled the sled in order to get in shape for the race.

Now, they ran over snowy hills and down into frozen valleys. They stopped only to rest and eat. They wanted to stay ahead of the other teams. The racers had to go a thousand miles across Alaska. Alaska is one of the coldest places on Earth. The dogs’ thick fur coats helped keep them warm in the cold wind and weather. In many places along the route, the snow was deep. Pieces of ice were as sharp as a knife. The ice could cut the dogs’ feet. To keep that from happening, Julie had put special booties on their feet.

At first, the dogs seemed to pull the sled very slowly. They were still getting used to the race. But on the third day out, they began to pull more quickly. They worked as a team and passed many of the other racers. Once, one of the sled’s runners slid into a hole and broke. Julie could have given up then, but she didn't. She fixed it and they kept going.

When they finally reached the finish line, they found out that they had come in first place! It was a great day for Julie and her dogs.


The author of "Julie’s Race" wrote the story in order to

describe how dogs stay warm in cold weather.
tell about a dogsled race.
explain how cold it can be in winter.
entertain the reader with funny stories about dogs.
Where does the dogsled race take place?
in Antarctica
on a track
in Alaska
in a field

What happened BEFORE the dogs began running?
The dogs pulled the sled slowly.
Julie and the dogs lined up at the starting gate.
The runner on Julie’s sled broke.
The dogs pulled the sled over hills and into valleys.





Read this sentence from the story.
‘Julie’s team of dogs was lined up at the starting gate’.
What does team mean?
friends and family
to join together
many dogs

a group working together

Why did Julie and her dogs win the race?


Use the story to explain your answer.

           …….Write here

Why don’t the dogs freeze in the cold weather?

Julie puts special booties on their feet.

They sleep by the fire at night.

Their thick fur coats keep them warm.

It doesn’t get very cold in Alaska.

Read this sentence from the story.

The dogs’ thick fur coats helped keep them warm in the cold wind and weather.
What does thick mean?


thin

hard

fat

skinny

What kind of person is Julie?

Use the story to help explain your answer.

          …. Write here..

Thursday, 19 October 2017

how the chipmunk got its stripes

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Long ago, the Earth was covered in darkness. None of the creatures living there knew what daylight looked like.
One day, all of the animals of the forest gathered together in a clearing. They wondered if it would be better to remain in darkness, or if it would be better to also have light. Deer, Chipmunk, Raccoon, Wolf, Bear, and many other creatures climbed to the top of the highest mountain. The mountain stood so tall that there were no trees on its top, and it was covered only with rocks. Millions of stars blinked in the dark sky overhead. The biggest and most powerful animal in the forest was the bear, and he was the first to reach the mountaintop. Bear stood on the highest peak, looked out over the forest below, and argued for remaining in darkness. He said that the creatures of the forest would be able to sleep better in darkness because there would be no light to keep them awake. Most of the other animals were afraid, and they agreed with Bear. Raccoon said that he did not mind the darkness because he was so smart that he could find plenty of food, even in the dark. Wolf was easy to please, too. She didn't mind the darkness because she could howl in darkness or in light.
But one animal did stand up to Bear. Chipmunk, the smallest of the animals, argued that it would be better to have both light and dark. Chipmunk was very clever. As Bear continued to argue for darkness, she made many good arguments for light.
Slowly, the night passed. Bear grew tired of talking, but Chipmunk chattered on and on, as if she had all of the energy in the world. As the other animals dropped off to sleep, one by one, Chipmunk kept arguing. Finally, the first sunrise ever seen by the animals appeared over the top of the mountain. They woke up and were amazed by what they saw.

Chipmunk began to dance from rock to rock. Bear became angry because he didn't get his way. He roared loudly and ran after Chipmunk. He chased Chipmunk all the way down the mountain. Bear was fast, and he reached out his giant paw to grab Chipmunk. Chipmunk got away, but not before Bear managed to scratch her back with his long claws. And that is why, to this day, you can see stripes on Chipmunk's back!






Practice questions:
Highlight the correct answer

What is the theme of this story?
  1. Stand up for what you believe in
  2. It is better to go along with the crowd
  3. There is only one right way to do things
  4. Making choices is easy

What is bear like?
  1. He is a good listener
  2. He is used to getting his way
  3. He doesn’t know what he wants
  4. Other animals like him a lot

“Bear grew tired of talking, but Chipmunk chattered on and on, as if she had all the energy in the world”

What does chattered mean?
  1. Moved slowly
  2. Laughed
  3. Spoke quickly
  4. Argued

Where does the story take place?
  1. A barn
  2. On an island
  3. Near a lake
  4. On a mountain top

What happened after Chipmunk's argument with Bear?
  1. The animals saw their first sunrise ever
  2. Bear was happy that he got his way
  3. The animals continued to live in darkness
  4. Chipmunk fell asleep


Text and questions sourced from pearsonlongman.com