Thanksgiving – should we celebrate it here in NZ?

All you need to know about thanksgiving.  Please read through my presentation I created in Mana Ako this afternoon.  It has more information about Thankgiving.  The reason New Zealanders should celebrate thanksgiving is it looks yummy.  GOODBYE THANK YOU FOR WATCHING BE HERE OR BE SQUARE SEE YOU NEXT TIME.



An adult Wedge taíled eagle hovered in the sky as large, puffy clouds rolled quickly south and the day drew close to noon. It was autumn and the gum trees on the ridge were making their annual donation of brown stained leaves to the wet surface below. In the distance, a herd of cattle moved slowly in Indian file towards their favourite resting spot near the creek’s edge.

It was here that the Jones family were busily preparing the picnic lunch which they would share with their overdue guests, the Harris family. At l. 15 p.m., exactly 60 minutes late, Mr and Mrs Harris and their three children arrived. Mr Jones had already collected enough Wood to light a to boil the billy.

Meanwhile, as the four adults chattered around the fire site, the seven children played cricket close to the babbling water of the creek.

1. This story could have happened in the month of?autumn

2. What animals are mentioned in the story? Cow and eagle

3. Write the words from the story which tell us that it had rained the wet surface below

4. How many children are in the Jones family?5

5. The wedge-tailed eagle was flying in the sky at about what time?noon

6. Why was the herd going to the creek?to rest

7. At about what time was the Harris family expected to arrive?14pm

8. Mr Jones lit the fire so they could have a barbecue lunch True OR False?FALSE

9. From which direction was the wind blowing?south

10. What would they have to drink at the picnic?water

11. Was there movement in the air or was the air still?there was

12. Give proof for your answer to question 11.clouds rolled over

rainbow end

Yesterday the 21st of November the year 7’s at point england school went to rainbows end theme park for an end of year celebration.At  9:00 the year 8’s left the year 7’s and to start there projects.At 9:15 the year 7’s went to go leave,at 9:40 the year 7s sat and waited for the gates to open.  


My favorite ride was the gold rush ride.I enjoyed the fast pace twists and turns and the part where it throws you off in that it was as you were looking forward and there’s a bit of track and it went the other way.


My 2nd favorite ride was the bumper boats.It was fun to bump people around in slightly hard to control boats and get wet at the same time.


My least favorite(that I went on) ride was the bumper cars.There is nothing wrong with it but the bumper boats did it better.


This is the end of my recount of my time at rainbows end goodbye.




Flies hovered around the kitchen, looking for a suitable place to land.

Mrs Stevens carefully opened the hot oven and took out the two dozen small cakes inside. They were to be part of a surprise birthday party for her son, who would be home soon from school. After cooling the cakes by the open window, she began to decorate them with icing, cream and ‘hundreds and thousands’. Then she put them onto a large serving plate and took them to the dining table where she covered them with a brightly embroidered cloth over the cakes.


On the table were six cups and a similar number of knives, forks and serviettes. A birthday card with a picture on the front of a large cake with ten candles burning brightly sat at one end of the jarrah table.


Rain began to drip slowly down the drainpipe outside as Mrs Stevens removed her apron and hurried outside to the utility in the tin shed. Soon she was speeding down the rough and bumpy road to the bus stop. She was just in time to see a happy looking Shane waving goodbye to Mrs Johnson, the bus driver. Two minutes later he was even happier as he was joined by his unexpected guests at the dining table while Mrs Stevens began to make preparations in the kitchen for the evening meal.


  1. The name of the boy celebrating his birthday was?



  1. Why do you think the boy’s mother placed a cloth over the cakes?

To hide bc it was a surprise party

  1. This story took place at about (9, 11, 1, 4, 7) o’clock?


  1. How many surprise guests were at the party?6


  1. Why did Mrs Stevens open the oven carefully?

So she doesn’t burn herself

  1. How old was the boy turning on his birthday?


  1. lt was raining heavily on the boy’s birthday True OR False? 


  1. Mrs Stevens was late for the bus True OR False?


  1. Write the words in the story which tell you the answer to question 8.

hurried outside

  1. What did Mrs Stevens use to cool the cakes?


  1. Why did she have to cool the cakes?

They were hot 

  1. How many seconds did it take to drive home from the bus stop?2 minutes



this is reading story

1 plane timeline

Today at mana ako we where tasked with finding out a 100 years of 1 thing. As you can see i did planes.The plane was made to get from 1 place to another over land and water fast.why don’t we use trains or cars or boats? you might say well not onley is it faster biut it also gos over moutons.



OLD BILLY – (Answer each question in the space below)

l. In which country did Billy live? australia

2. What word in the story tells us that Billy lived alone?alone

3. What was Billy’s cart made from?wood

4. Tommy did not like to work in his garden. True OR False?FALSE

5. What word tells us that the path to Tommy’s house was not smooth?stoney

6. How did Billy know if Tommy was home?he would look at the chimney

7. This story took place about (10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60) years ago? 60

8. How many times would Billy go to Piperidge with wood in a month?3

9. Why couldn’t Billy take his horse and cart to Tommy’s house?the bridge was too narow

10. Which word tells us that Billy lived close to the town of Piperidge’â It would on the way to pipebridge