We have been lucky to be chosen to be a part of the Christmas around the world blog. I believe that as we are quite different to the majority of the other classes, because it is summer here, we might have some important things to add. I have linked the photo above and what we need to do is add things like...
What are our Christmas traditions.
What makes Christmas Special for us.
What type of things do we get up to at Christmas.
So if you record your thoughts and ideas in a Word document I will help you add them to the Christmas Around the World Blog.
The fine staff of CCANZ (Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand) are asking for pledges to raise money towards creating resources to educate New Zealand schools and businesses about what CC is and who has ownership of images, music and online resources and how we are able to use them. So we have decided to do two things... 1. Make a pledge towards the people of CCANZ
2. Start our own Flickr account where we will save all of our photos that do not have recognisable people in them. We will then tag the photos, so they can be searched for, and choose a CC license for the photos, so that people can use them, as long it is not to make money and they give us credit for the photo.
Please look at the CCANZ website and then post your thoughts and comments about what you have read and thought on this post. It is a really important part of being a Digital Citizen.
Today we traveled to the Wanaka library to meet and listen to Graphic Designer and Illustrator Heather Hunt. She discussed with us the picture book that she has illustrated about the Kiwi. Then we learned about the ways that her community of Whangarei Heads have changed the way that they live and trapped pests to raise the level of kiwi living around their houses.
Here are some of our jottings...
Kiwi like to live in Pampus bushes. Casey The male kiwi protects itself from predators by turning its back to him and kicking. Luca
The male kiwi sits on the egg for 80 days without food. Georgie The mother kiwi eats a lot when the male is sitting on the egg. Ethan In Whangarei heads there used to be only 80 kiwi, but through trapping of stoats there are now more than 500. Abby
After the female has laid both eggs the father sits on the egg and she goes away and eats lots. Emma They have signs up to warn about kiwis crossing. Reuben
The Brown Kiwi population in New Zealand is 25,000. Red and Louis The female's voice is louder than the males Ben
The kiwi dad puts its back to he predator and kicks with its big claws. Tana Kiwi's cross the road when they need to. Casey