Friday, June 13, 2014

Why is the moon upside down?

This week we have read the book called Why is the moon upside down. We had to find some interesting words and explain what they meant. Here's what I've done...

Author: Trish Puharich

Word (and page number)
Sentence in the text
Meaning in my own words
  • Equator P.g 5
  • Hemisphere P.g 5
  • Marama P.g 4
  • Taha P.g 4
  • kohanga P.g 1

  • no sentence
  • in science we’ve been talking about The northern and southern hemisphere
  • After a While Marama went behind a cloud
  • Rona got a taha and went to the river to get some water for her children.
  • Niko and I had known each other since we were in kohanga
  • It’s like the diameter of a sphere
  • The northern and southern hemispheres our to parts of the earth separated by the equator
  • The Moon
  • A container made from a gourd
  • Like a nest for children

Here a link to the web site with some photos and videos about the book.


  1. That was a very interesting article, Elijah. I like how you explained it in our interview. Keep building that vocabulary!


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