Posted on April 17, 2014 by glenviewone
Josh likes playing cricket and versus lots of
hard teams. He’s 11 years old and a Year 6. He plays for Boys High
A.K.A Old Boys.
When he gets nervous he flicks himself with his rubber band that he keeps on his wrist .
His cricket bat is a Puma brand . So is his
red cricket ball. He and his Dad practise everyday. That’s how he
gets player of the day so often. He also has a secret power to
control the ball when he’s bowling. Sometimes he organises a game
at school in the breaks.
His current school is Glenview Primary, but he
wants to go to Hillcrest School because his friends next door go there
and because there’s nice teachers, not like Ms Kai.
He likes spaghetti bolognese and spicy noodles. People think that’s disgusting.
By Ciaran, Year 5
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Posted on June 28, 2013 by glenviewone
Fossils are formed when an animal dies and falls to the ground. That’s
when other animals in the world stomp all over the bones. The bones are
covered in dirt, creature waste, mud and rock. The rock forms around
the bone and sucks out the water from the bone. So when people find
fossils they’re actually rock because the rock takes the shape of the
The first almost or fully complete dinosaur was the famous
Ichthyosaurus. Discovered by Mary Anning and a dog that probably
reminded her of her father. Then the dog disappeared because its job
was done. Most people don’t think that 12 year old girl found the rare
Ichthyosaurus but she did find the creature in 1812. Some people say it
was her brother Joseph, not the dog, who helped her find it on the cliff
of Lyme Regis.
At first Joan Wiffen found only sea creatures. In 1975 Joan Wiffen
found her first land dinosaur fossil in the Mangahouanga Stream near
Napier. She used it to prove there were actually dinosaurs living in New
Zealand a long time ago. After several years Dr Ralph Molnar confirmed
in 1980 what Joan had hoped. That she finally found a tail bone of a
land dinosaur. She found a tail bone of a theropod. After a while she
had more successes of finding air and land creatures. She found the
following: sauropod, pterosaur and a bit of the foot from another or
maybe the same theropod.
If you want to know more about Mary Anning you could read Stone Girl Bone Girl by Laurence Anholt
If you’re in a New Zealand school you could read Level 3 School Journal, September 2012
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Posted on June 15, 2013 by glenviewone
Edmodo is a great way to learn.
If your teacher is sick or away you can talk with your teacher on Edmodo.
Your teacher can also ask you to do something like watch a YouTube video to show what you are learning to do in Math.
We could also get some homework (A.K.A in Room 1 as working at home*).
If students are sick or away from school for any reason they can check in to Edmodo to find out what is happening in class.
Edmodo is not like something that should be blocked in schools it should be considered a “Great Way to Learn”.
* There’s a difference between homework and working at home. Homework
is just stuff you have to do at home. Working at home is continuing
with classroom learning or starting something new by yourself or with a
friend because you’re interested in it or you want to do it.
Mostly by Zac (with a bit by Mr F when he was at home sick)
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Posted on March 12, 2013 by glenviewone
In assembly last Friday Room 16 showed the whole school how they had
been doing the Harlem Shake for fitness. We were so impressed that we
decided to do a Glenview Shake of our own.
Later we got a message on twitter that Room 5 at Melville
Intermediate had seen our Shake and wanted to reply. The made their own
Shake video. You can see our video on the whiteboard in the background.
You can see it here on their blog.
What about you? Have you made a Harlem Shake video? Share it with us in the comments.
By Room One
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Posted on June 5, 2012 by glenviewone
My big question is…how the war started and why ? I want to know
this because it has been ANZAC day and I think people should know why
the soldiers went to war.
How Did World War 1 Start?
It started from July the 26th 1914 and ended November the 11th 1918
it went on for 4 years. It was called World War or the Great War.
1914- August 1st Germany declared war on Russia.
1915-August 5th the German captured Warsaw from the Russians .
1916-July 1st start of the battle of the Somme .
May 31st battle of Jutland.
December 7th Lloyd George becomes British Prime Minister.
1917- July 31st start of the third battle at Ypres .
1918- the war ended
New Zealand troops joined Australia to become ANZACs (Australia &
New Zealand Army Corps). Nurses were also in the world war ,to help
soldiers that were wounded . When soldiers and nurses left they had a
farewell parade. Sometimes they left in a hurry or early.
The lowest age to go to war was 21. Some soldiers wrote a note book and
sent it to the loved ones. Maybe if they were dying or they were writing
everything at once so if they do die people could read about what had
happened. People have photos of all the soldiers and some people
carry their soldier dairies around. One of the old soldier’s name was
Dudley Muff (died on the 2 of january 1995 before his 95 brithday).
If you were wounded you would get taken back to the ship and get treated before you got taken to land hospital .
If you died on the ship they would wrap you up into weights and throw
you overboard and if you didn’t sink they would fish you out and put
more weights on you .
Enemies put soldiers in jail and keep them there. 2200 New
Zealanders became prisoners of war. That was the largest number captured
in one battle in New Zealand military history. Prisoners were
feed dog biscuits broken up into little pieces and they only got a
little bit of water each day from a small well .
Some people put up white flags to say that they come in peace to grab something from the battlefield .
Some people stayed alive in the war and returned but some never come
home and their body remains where they died. Crosses are in the
ground to show people where soldiers have died. David Gallaher soldier
and all blacks captain was killed in action in World War 1.
There are some remains of the world war like dug outs and trenches .
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Posted on June 5, 2012 by glenviewone
Space is a really interesting place, but dangerous
because it carries no oxygen. It’s just like diving but when you’re in
space you’re up in the air. If you’re going through to a different
galaxy.It will take 100 light years.
Red Dwarf stars are smaller than our sun. Because of their small
size, these stars burn very slowly, which allows them to live a very
long time. Some red dwarf stars will live trillions of years
before they run out of fuel. Red dwarf stars only burn a little bit of
fuel at a time. They are not very hot compared to other stars. The
temperature of a star determines what colour they are. We can
know how hot a star is just by its colour.
No way is our sun the biggest star. We may have heard that the sun is
the biggest but it isn’t. W Cephei is the biggest star that scientists
know about. It is 288,194 times bigger than Earth.
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Posted on June 1, 2012 by glenviewone
On the First of June I went to a place to plant trees for Arbor
Day. Even the Mayor of Hamilton was there and we were planting trees
next to the Hamilton Zoo at Waiwhakareke Natural Heritage park. Only
Four people from Glenview School came to Arbor Day. Five people were
supposed to go, but Hone left Glenview School forever. We had to plant
about 23 thousand trees. I Planted about 30 trees.
Then we all went back up. Me, Dallan, Brady, Mikaere plus Mr Hazlett all
went to McDonalds to have a cone of vanilla ice cream. YUM!
We were meant to be back at school at 3.00PM but we got there 10 minutes
before Break 2 was done. We were at school for about one and a half
We had a great day planting trees and spending time off school.
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