Friday, 18 March 2016

How the Chicken Drinker Works

We have been learning how to write an explanation. We started off by looking at our special chicken drinker, then we drew it and labelled it before we started to write. We had to write an introductory paragraph, we had to describe the drinker and we had to explain how it worked.

The Chicken Drinker
Inside our school chicken coop is a chicken drinker that is sitting on the ground. The chickens use it frequently to drink from when starting to dehydrate. We have this  drinker because if we had a normal ice-cream container then consequently the chickens  would step in it, and tip it over, plus the water would become quite mucky. 
The chicken drinker is  like a miniature lighthouse sitting on the edge of the rocks, when it is sitting on  the ground. It also has the odd slime spot on it, but we clean that off when we give the chickens their water. The chicken drinker has two parts to it, the red shallow dish and the clear top.  
To fill the drinker with fresh water, you must firstly  take the top off the lighthouse from  the the shallow, red dish.Then you  fill it with water. You have to pick up the shallow dish and push down on the top of the lighthouse until you hear a click! Finally  you flip it upright  so that the chickens can drink from it. There is a bulge in the side of the lighthouse top, and  that is how the water escapes from it. The chickens water flows continuously. Once the task is complete the chickens can finally have their supply of fresh, clean water.

Chicken Drinker
In the chicken coop on the ground there is a chicken drinker.  The chickens use the drinker when they are thirsty and need water to drink.  The drinker is a special drinker so it can keep the water clean and so it cannot tip over but sometimes it clogs up with hay and we need to get the hay out.  

The chicken drinker is made out off plastic.  The top is white and the bottom is red.  The bottom of the drinker is like a dish. When you look at the top of the drinker it looks like a little white mountain.

When you need to refill the drinker, firstly you will take the top off and turn it over, then you would  put water in it,put the lid on so it clicks, and then turn it over.  After that you would put the drinker in the shade in the coop. There is a bit on the bottom of the white section that lets the water out , and the water that comes out goes into the red dish so the chickens can drink out of it.  

The Chicken Drinker
Our chickens have a chicken drinker, and it is like a huge chicken drink bottle. I will explain how it works, what it looks like, where it is and how the chicken use it.

In the side of the chicken drinker there is a little spout which allows a little bit of water out at a time. When the water runs out someone fills it up again, and now I will explain to you how to do that. What you do is unclick the container from the red plate, then tip it upside down and fill it up with water.  Finally, get the red plate, click it onto the container and then tip it upside down so the chickens can drink again.
The chicken drinker is on the ground in the corner of the chicken coop, and the chickens come into the coop frequently to have a drink. Since the chickens do not usually drink that much, the water lasts for about a week.

The chicken drinker has a red plate at the bottom which is used to hold the water that chickens will drink, and in the middle there is a large clear container holding lots of water so that will last the chickens quite a while.  The chicken drinker is very convenient because it holds lots of water, the chickens can drink out of it easily, they can’t put their dirty feet in the drinking bit and get all  the water dirty,and nobody has to come and put some more water in the drinking piece for the chickens.

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Room 5 Rules

These are the rules we came up with in Room 5. We thought carefully about what would help us to learn and we first of all brainstormed our ideas on a Padlet. We then agreed on the best ideas and made them our Room 5 Rules for this year. We have been learning how to display them using Google Drawing. We would welcome any feedback on how we can improve our displays next time!

Friday, 4 March 2016

Awahono School's Chickens

Chicken Descriptions

We have continued to work on writing descriptions. We observed our school chickens before writing about them. 

Chicken Description
At Awahono School we have five lovely shaver chickens which live in  a verdant orchard by our tyre swing, Their chicken hut is extensive, and painted in a bold green.

The chickens themselves  vary to each other, each with diverse behaviour and colours. They all love to explore the world beyond them, and each one likes different things, does different things, and explores in a diverse way.

Each of the chicken’s sharp claws is either sharper or blunter than the others. Their stubby stick legs are scaly like a snake’s skin. The feathers sitting on them are as light as the shavings of a pencil. They have bright red combs which dangle from their heads .They each have a long narrow pointed beak coloured a light yellow; one, however, has a very coiled beak, and we like to call her Beaky.

When someone comes to feed the chickens their rank scraps the greedy things will dash to you. They lay about 2 to 3  eggs a day. They all enjoy escaping from their home and into the sheep’s paddock (but I do not think that the sheep like it).

One young female  chicken in particular is brown and stout, with dark brown eyes. I think she should be called Chocolate because she is the darkest one out of all of them. Just like the others, she has very yellow and scaly legs. world, for she is almost always out of her pen. She is the greediest chicken, who likes rank food best of all. She also has a beak that is  yellow too. Chocolate is like a chicken born not just for eggs but for adventure around the world.

After a big day of chicken adventures the chickens go to bed on their perches. As you can see our schools chickens are all very diverse in lots of ways.

Chickens Description
At Awahono School we have five brown shavers that live in an orchard by the pool. They all have very soft feathers.They all do their own thing around the School grounds.We usually get two or three eggs a day and they all go to the office and they sell them.  They lay their eggs in a coop on hay and under the trees.

When we give them scraps from people's lunch they run to you and munch it. They peck your ankles a lot and they chase you when you are eating your lunch or break. They go into the sheep paddock next to the orchard.

There is one that is always in the sheep paddock, her name is Becky because its beak  is bent.  She normally she is too late to the food but when she is there she gets some food.  She is always comes to the lunch area with her friend or on her own.  She is always on the field where we play soccer.                                                        

Some of chickens sleep on wooden poles in their coop clucking themselves to sleep and the others lay sleepy in their laying  boxes.  And they fight over who is sleeping on the poles and who is in boxes.


Chicken Description
At Awahono School we have five lovely shaver chickens that live in an  orchard  in front of the orchard is a big pool.  Our chickens are very sneaky because they are always escaping out of the little chicken coop.  The chickens are always wandering around on their giant yellow legs.  
Our chickens lay one to three eggs a day in their comfortable hay bed that's in  a box on the side of the chicken coop. They don't just lay in their hay box, they lay under trees as well.    
There is one chicken that's my favorite . Her name is Clucky the chicken.  She is gold and white, and when she is in the sun you can see a beautiful strip of silver. It looks amazing .  Her legs are white and yellow and  they  feel a bit scaly.
Clucky has hundreds of feathers that look like a big rough gold blanket. Sometimes when I go to see her and   pick her up she will crouch down and it looks like  that she is doing a bow to the princess.  When I have food she will chase me for it. When Clucky  likes to have  dirt baths in our school  sandpit it looks like she is swimming in some disgusting tea and it looks funny.
Chicken Description
At Awahono School we have an orchard that is behind the school pool, and in the orchard we have  five chickens.  They like to escape and get food when it is breaktime, and they get out by flying and jumping over the fence.  They are not full size yet, they are almost full size though.  The chickens are together at night to sleep in a coop in boxes.
There is one chicken that is silver, white and bright brown.  Her name is Specky.  She stands out well with her  beautiful colours.   She has  millions of feathers all over,  except for  her legs. Specky is a great layer  because she always gives one egg a day. She has a  very round breast around her middle where her feet  are. Her stick legs are like a pencil, and her sharp toes are like a knife and as pointy as a stick.  Specky is very plump like a hippopotamus underneath but she is quite bony when you  lift her up from the ground.  She likes to make dirt baths in the garden in the chicken pen.  Specky is the best chicken I know of.
We have the chickens because they help us fundraise for money for camps and things like that.  
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                                      Chicken Description
At Awahono School, tucked away in a small, but spacious orchard, live five amazing shaver chickens!
All of the chickens are extremely friendly, probably the most friendly chickens I have ever met. They are so greedy, especially when they get our lunch leftovers! Beaky is the greediest chicken out of all the chickens.  She comes scavenging for food that might have been dropped by a school kid. If she doesn't  succeed she will swipe food that another chicken had in its mouth, or maybe just scuttle away on their scrawny little legs with half of the other chicken’s meal, and cluck out, “Victory is mine!” over and over again.
Don’t get me wrong, I love all the chickens, but I have to say that my favourite has to be Beaky, who gets her fabulous name from her short,yellow beak, which is crooked on the side of the top place of her beak.  We are all surprised that she is still able to eat.
Beaky has beautiful colours on her soft oval feathers. Her feathers are red and brown and nearer the bottom sort of a burgundy colour. She has extremely fluffy white feathers around her bottom.  
Like I said earlier, Beaky is very friendly, she loves cuddles from all the kids and she is very easy to hold.   But make sure you don’t hold her for too long because she is a very active chicken and does not stay in one place for very long at all.  Sometimes you will go to pat Beaky, but she will ruffle up her feathers, and that is like an indicator to you that she is about to walk off and do her own thing.
Beaky is a clever chicken who knows a secret way to get out of her large orchard, so she can go and examine what is happening in the bushes and see what all the kids are up to and try to play with them. She always adventures around the school and makes her way around the school in a few hours.
After a full-on day of stealing food, escaping out of the orchard and  laying eggs Beaky sits up on her wooden perch and sleeps, charging her imaginary chicken batteries for another big day ahead.
Chicken Description
At Awahono School we have five beautiful chickens that live in an orchard beside our school pool.  They lay about three to four eggs a day, and also love to escape from the orchard because they like to steal all of our food from our lunch boxes.  Plus they are a family because they were raised altogether in a small sized incubator.  When it comes to feeding time, all of them start dashing to the gate because they are all big, hungry, greedy, and fat.  
They also have big breasts, don’t get me wrong, they are adorable!  When chickens escape, they run to where Awahono students have lunch and start eating everyone’s lunch. Like I said, they are greedy, like in the story Greedy Cat.  The chickens sleep in the hay and that is where they lay their warm white, brown and speckled eggs.  They are friendly, but when you pick them up they either kick, flap or scratch.  

Now I am going to describe a chicken to you.  The chicken that I am going to describe is a kind, soft, happy and silly chicken, her name is Blondy.  She is one of the main chickens that escape and when she escapes she comes and hangs out with me around where we have our lunch.  Her feathers are as soft as silk, Blondy’s colouring is really light brown.  When I go to look at the chickens or check the eggs, Blondy would race to the gate and wait until I come in to either check on them or to go and get the eggs.  She likes to talk to me or she just follows me especially when I go down to feed her.  Blondy is kind and she’s always in a good mood because I always come and see her and she’s greedy like my big fat cat Bob because he is greedy too.  Her claws are sharp and pointy and her legs are a nice yellow colour, they look like mini sticks and her comb is a nice bright red and is wavy  like the sea when it’s rough.  Blondy is one of the biggest and friendliest chickens that we have, but when it comes to bedtime, she sleeps with all of her family in the chicken coop.
The main thing Blondy and I do is sit in the fig tree that she likes to play in and guess what we do?  We have a big hug, it’s only because we are good friends and good friends hug, especially, if they are sad or hurt.
Her eyes are filled with greatness and they are a nice bright yellow too, and I’m just going to say one more thing about those glorious eyes well they are like huge sparkly monster eyes.  She is the greatest, cluckity cluck cluck family member of all the chickens. 

Chicken Description
We have five small chickens at Awahono School in an orchard beside the swimming pool and the tyre swing.  They sleep in a tree beside the glass house and sometimes in their warm snuggly  chicken coop.   

The chickens breed is pure shaver.  Their colours are  brown and orange,  and their feathers are really nice and soft.  Their beak is  orange and smooth with two holes on top. They have round breasts and a very wavy red  comb.  Their legs  are like  pointy sticks.  Their legs  are very lumpy and orange. All of  the chickens are   bright, respectful girls.

The chickens  always like getting out of the big orchard.  They slide under the gate and start their adventure.  The chickens always peck the hay out of their wonderful pen . They  always  take dirt baths every day because they love it, but they do get really dirty and stinky.  The chickens are a year old, so they are quite small.  The chickens love to peck at every white thing.  

There is one chicken that is a really darker colour than the other ones.  Her colour is like  dark chocolate melting on sticky hands.  She’s pretty fast for a small chicken like her. She does not have dirt baths all the time because she’s always exploring the huge orchard.  She may be the same breed  but she is different compared to the others.

Do you feel like you want  a chicken?  If you do, that would be a good idea because chickens are really great pets to have.
By Kylah