Monday, August 10, 2009

Why my Zinger Pinger is the best pet in the world!

My Zinger Pinger

My Zinger Pinger is the best pet in the world because when I saw her for the first time, she looked like she'd come from heaven, so I called her Nevaeh.


Now that she has grown bigger, she grants my every wish when I rub her tummy. Once, she granted my wish that dragons could come to life. It was a disaster. They started to set fire to homes, trees and even people. Our town was nearly destroyed. Luckily I could wish everything back to normal.


Nevaeh and I love going to the beach to surf. She always packs our favourite meals, like strawberry dipped in chocolate sauces and banana chips with yogurt.


She can also fly. I sit on her back and she keeps me warm by covering me with her wings.  We have been to a lot of countries. We are hoping to go to Paris this year. Her favorite country she has gone to is Japan with all the enchanting views from the mountain tops.


Today she is going on a audition for a musical. She wants to become a superstar.

Nevaeh has just text me she has made it in the audition. She also has the lead part. Their first act is in Paris. That is why my Zinger Pinger is the best pet in the world.              

                                    The End  

               

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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Exciting video conference


This week on Wednesday our year 5&6 Extension class had a exciting video conference with an
famous geologist named Hamish Campbell. It was exciting to see him again. We were all nervous.


In the beginning we were a little bit shy. But as he started talking about the earthquake we started to think of some questions to ask.


When he told us about the seismometer. We showed him our one made out of paper. He was so impressed when we showed our example.
Here is a picture of some of us working on it.

Then he said about New Zealand moving 35 cm closer to Australia and lasted 30 seconds. He said it was the biggest earthquake in 87 years. But on  July 28 1976 at 3:42 am  that there was a report that at Tangshan China on the northeastern there was a magnitude of 7.8  242,000 people died. It was like the one here luckily no one died at the end.
 We really learnt a lot.


We would like to say a huge thank you to Diana for setting up this amazing video conference.
Hope we get to have another opportunity to have a video conferences with Hamish.