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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Should Plastic Bags be Used in Supermarkets

2 weeks ago Te Ngahere wrote a persuasive piece of writing about should plastic bags be used in supermarkets.  The Walt was to use a persuasive structure these are my reasons.

Noah
Should plastic bags be used in supermarkets


Plastic bags, they are really useful at the supermarket they help you carry your groceries from the car to the house when you get home but they aren’t good for the environment, and buying more plastic bags aren't going to help it.


Plastic bags don’t break down like food this is because the plastic bags are photodegradable meaning they break down into smaller pieces because of the sun.
This process of breaking down releases toxic gases into the air and creates a larger hole in the ozone layer which is bad because it makes earth a giant greenhouse by trapping the heat inside the atmosphere melting the icebergs which not only leaves the polar bears and penguins homeless but will also flood major low lying cities like  parts of New york and London and many more others due to the rising sea levels.


They use up natural resources like oil, gas or coal which, these fossil fuels are quite valuable as they a becoming more rare by the day not to mention it takes millions of years to form naturally.  According to the Wall Street Journal America uses  100 billion plastic shopping bags a year and is estimated that it takes 12 million barrels to make that many plastic bags yet how do we repay nature, we just leave things that aren’t good for the environment lying around to pollute and to let animals to choke on them.


Cloth bags are what supermarkets in New Zealand are switching to in order to help the environment before it's too late, but why switch to cloth bags. Cloth bags can not only be helpful but can also be reusable, and recycled. Unlike plastic bags cloth bags don’t release bad toxins into the air which in turn won’t melt the icebergs and won’t make a bigger hole in the ozone layer.

Those are my reasons as to why I think super markets should use cloth bags instead of plastic bags.

Monday, September 18, 2017


In week one of term three Te Ngahere did a whole class reading task called The Curse Of Being Pharaoh, The walt was to answer a variety of questions and the task were really fun.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Common & Proper nouns

Last week Te Ngahere did a whuole class workshop the WALT was to learn about using pronouns in our report writing, so as a task we did a google drawing about common nouns and pronouns.

A proper noun is a specific name for example Golden Gate Bridge.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017


Last week in Te Ngahere we did our learning goals the Walt was to Identify what we have achieved in maths and our next learning steps , we chose them in a similar way to the writing goals. First we marked down what we needed to learn than we choose three to put on the slides. After that we put them onto a google drawing, just like we did with the writing goals.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Last week Te Ngahere worked on our writing goals, the Walt was to Identify our writing goals. How we selected our goals was by using the goals we didn’t achieve from last term, then we put them onto a google slide where once it gets checked by the teacher we do a drawing. After we put our goals on the drawing we decorate it so the teachers can print it and put it on the wall this parents can see what we've been up to in our learning. I think this will help us become better writers and authors by finding out what we need to do and we can learn what we need to.

Sunday, July 23, 2017


During term 2 the Students of Te Ngahere and Te Maunga were doing some art based around koru and kowhaiwhai patterns each representing something, the walt was to draw koru and kowhaiwhai patterns. We did it in a process starting with crayon and with the side we went up and turned to make a koru.

Then we moved on to practicing with pencil and finally we made our final piece.  We did an outline with pencil, painted it with metallic paint, then finally redo the outline with vivid/sharpie.

Thursday, July 6, 2017


For Student Led Conferences Te Ngahere made a google drawing, We made it to help show off our learning to our parents so that way they know what we have been doing here in Te Ngahere.

For the subjects we did reading, writing, maths, inquiry and art. I didn’t go to Student Led Conference but it was really fun to make and I was one of the first to finish.