Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Worlds tallest dog dies

Worlds tallest dog dies
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Giant George
The worlds tallest dog dies
In U.S.A
On Tuesday,October 17 2013
Because he has eaten too much for his age,he eats 50 kg's of food every month
Because he has eaten too much for his age, he eats 50 kg’s a month .
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The worlds tallest dog dies at the age of seven in Arizon U.S.A
                    The worlds tallest dog dies at the age of seven.

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October, 17 th 2013 an announcement  worlds tallest dog dies at the age of seven in several U.S.A. Giant George dies from eating too much for his age, usually he eats about 50 kg’s of dog food month. Giant George weighed more than 110 kg’s and when he stands on his legs he will be able to reach 2.20m.

In 2010 that was when Giant George was announced the tallest living dog. George was so big that he had his own queen sized bed in the house. several world record announced him as the tallest dog.

The news that he died was announced on his Facebook page.Giant George was really popular with animal lovers on Facebook

Giant George was a famous 7 foot 3 inch Great Dane and until his death held the world record for world's tallest dog. He died recently aged 7 years old, weighing 245 pounds.
Giant George died peacefully with his owners Dave and Christie Nasser.

"It is with a heavy heart that we announce Giant George died last night. George passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones; one month before his eighth birthday. We appreciate the love and support you have given Giant George over the last several years." Christie says.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

What in the world is going on?

About half a million people were evacuated from their homes as there was a warning that a powerful Cyclone was heading towards eastern India. The Cyclone is known as Phailin. The  Cyclone washed away tens of thousands of mud and thatched roof huts.

Some of the World Strongest storms in recent history have passed the Bay of Bengal,Including the cyclone in 1999 that killed about 10,000 people.
The Cyclone (Phailin) damaged many coastal homes.

My First day I school

Today we had 40 minutes to write a about our first day of school. From looking at our writing we are going to set some writing goals for the term.

For me  the first day of school  was exciting, because I was really determined to start. I wanted to meet new people and make new friends.My big brother started school before me so he told me what it was like,it sounded really fun. As soon as I walked into class I was shaking,my heart was beating so fast that I wanted to go home that time. But my mum stayed with me in class so I can settle in. After my mum left I went around the classroom to meet some new people,I became friends with Taamai,Raeleen,Wakatere and Anamei.

Suddenly I heard a bell ring  I didn't know what it was so I asked my new teacher Mrs Georege, she said it was time for morning tea, so I went to my bag to get some lunch out and sat with my friends. When Mrs George let us go out to play me and my friends ran to the playground. I felt even more scared when I saw big kids surrounding me.  
It was nearly time to go back to soon as the bell rang me and my friends went back to class.Then we had a different teacher, her name was Miss Riley she was our art teacher……………..

Friday, October 18, 2013

My Maths Mural

Mahia is an artist. She has been commissioned to paint a mural on wall of a company's warehouse. The company wants the mural to be abstract (not representational) and they want it to show the colours of their company logo. They have specified it needs to have 1/3 blue,  1/6 red, 1/12 yellow, 1/12 white 1/12 purple and 1/4  green. They want it to have 2 lines of symmetry (reflection)  and  a rotating and translating pattern somewhere.