Walt: build a stronger knowledge base around time.
Sunday, 11 February 2018
Walt: Explain in my own words what my group name means using the readings.
True or False
Evidence from the text
Taihape is the Gumboot capital of New Zealand
Pg 18 - at the start of the article it is written at the top that Taihape is the capital.
The Gumboot Festival only happens every four years.
Pg 18 - Every year, at Easter, Taihape holds a Gumboot Festival.
No one in the town puts in any effort or time to practice.
Pg 18 - The whole town puts in lots of practice for the world-famous
The first gumboots were made in New Zealand in 1843.
Pg 19 - Gumboots were first made in New Zealand in 1943
The Duke of Wellington’s boots were made out of leather.
Pg 20 - The Duke of Wellington’s boots were made of leather.
Most farmers still prefer to wear black gumboots on the farm.
Pg 21 - Most farmers still prefer black gumboots.
You can only buy gumboots in one colour and that is black.
Pg 21 - but these days gumboots are sometimes made of plastic, and you can buy them in any colour you like.
In the book there is something called a rare gumboot tree.
(Take a picture of this one and place it in the evidence box).
Task Description: Fill out the table and answer true or false to each of the statements and then provide evidence from the text.
Task Description: Create a poster advertising the annual gumboot throwing competition in Taihape. Make sure to use information from the reading to help you create this. Also make sure that is appealing to the people who will be looking at it. A poster should be eye catching but it should also be informative.
Pt England School were lucky enough to enjoy our first Duffy assembly for 2018, last Wednesday. As we walked to the hall, I wondered what story we were going to see acted out.
We sat in the hall in our classes. The actors introduced themselves, Melanie, Ashley and Duffy. We tried to sing the Duffy song. It was pretty sad, not a lot of people actually sang. The actors did the sign language version of the song. That was pretty cool.
The story they acted out was about a girl named Melanie and she was being bullied by Ashley. Ashley would say unkind things and take her lunch. It was really sad. Melanie liked to read especially when she couldn’t sleep at night.
My favourite part of the assembly was when Duffy stood up for Melanie. I think that was cool and the right thing to do. It’s just like the Pt England way.
I learned that being a bully is not cool, but being kind is.
I can’t wait till the next Duffy assembly!