Monday, January 30, 2017

Day 19 Week 4 Activity 1/2 - Summer Learning Journey!

Activity 1
Let’s imagine that the neighbouring town was about 30 kilometres away. There are a number of beautiful villages and interesting things to see along the way. You have four options for this trip. You can take a:
  1. Train – 25 minute ride; No stops along the way; $12 for the trip (return)
  2. Bus – 45 minute ride; Two stops along the way to look at interesting villages; $8 for the trip (return)
  3. Scooter – 1 hour ride; Unlimited number of stops; $5 for the trip (return)
  4. Bicycle – 2 hour ride; Unlimited number of stops but there are some hills along the way; $1 (return)
On your blog, tell us which of these four options you would choose and why!
The Transport I would choose is…..
The Bicycle – 2 hour ride; Unlimited number of stops but there are some hills along the way; $1 (return). Why I choose it is because you get unlimited number of stops too see the beautiful outrage of small villages and you get to have some exercise!
Activity 2
These days there are, literally, dozens of different kinds of vehicles that we can use. Some of them are quite familiar (eg. car, truck, bus) but some are very unique and different. Watch this Youtube clip of the most Amazing vehicles ever made.
When you have finished tell us which of the vehicles you liked the most. On your blog tell us the name of the vehicle and the reasons why you liked it so much. There are a number of pretty interesting options!
Wow! There is heaps of amazing vehicles I liked very much! The vehicle I most liked was the seg way and the one wheel scooter!! I can’t believe they invented such an amazing vehicles! The reasons why I choose those to is because  first, it looks very comfortable two, it looks like fun to go on for a trip,three you can look cool in it and four, it’s very good for outdoor!

Day 18 Week 4 Bonus Activity - Summer Learning Journey 2017

Bonus Activity
Sadly, there are a number of animals in the world that are struggling to survive because they cannot find enough food to eat or a safe place to live. Many of these animals are dying and, in some cases, there are very few of them left. They are called ‘endangered animals.’ In New Zealand we have many endangered species, including the kakapo, a shiny green bird that likes to make its nest on the ground. Unfortunately, the nest is really easy to get to and other animals can easily steal the kakapo’s eggs. As a result, very few new kakapo are born. There are 55 kakapos in New Zealand right now.

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The New Zealand government is trying to save the kakapo. They are looking for creative ideas. What do you think they could do? On your blog, tell us what you think should be done to save the kakapo. Please be as creative as you can!  

Bonus Blog = Bonus Blog = 8 points

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Day 18 Week 4 Activity 1/2 - Summer Learning Journey 2017

Activity 1
Imagine that you have just entered the zoo. On your blog, tell us what you think you might see on your visit. You can start with this sentence:
I had just entered the zoo when, all of a sudden, I saw…
I had just entered the zoo when, all of a sudden, I saw a long spotted browny orange with a  white brown face giraffe. I was so excited to see the giraffe looking at me, while the giraffe enjoy eating the leaves from the tree! She walks towards the fence to greet me! Opset the giraffe area there was an Ostriches making a crazy loud noises!! Aaaahhhhh Aaahhhhh! The noises keep going until , I finally turn around. They have big long peek bigger than the duck and long legs bigger than a chicken but they've got lovely strong feathers! I feel like going for a ride, On the ostriche! The ostrich characteristic is definitely like a ballerina! Feather down, I can see my friend the zebra with many white and black stripes! There was black and white breeds all over the place! I couldn’t tell which one is which! But they were beautiful too! I kept walking forward and saw these little cute houses for show! Suddenly, I heard a big loud funny noise it sounded like hhhhhhaaaaannnnkkkk Hhhhhhaaaaannnnnkkk!!!!!  It was A huge hippopotamus in the water staring at me when I came past them! It had a big nose, small ears with a big mouth and had square teeth!! It was awesome seeing a hippopotamus!! To be continued!!!!!!<!!!!!

Activity 2
When you are at the zoo, you have the chance to learn about some animals that are specifically found in your country. They are called ‘indigenous’ animals. This means that they are originally from your country. Use Google to identify two indigenous animals from your country. On your blog, post a picture of the animals and tell us a bit about them. What are they called? Where do they live? What do they eat?
1. Tuatara
The tuatara is a lizard type of reptile, that can be found living in the wild on offshore New Zealand islands. A relic from the dinosaur age, the tuatara are nocturnal, and live for a very long time. The South Museum in Invercargill features a large exhibit and breeding program.The tuatara primarily preys on insects, beetles, spiders, birds eggs, frogs and small reptiles and mammals.
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2. Kiwi
The kiwi is a flightless bird that lives on the forest floor. The kiwi are the only bird to have nostrils at the end of their bill, and forage for food by digging in the earth and smelling it out. The kiwi is the New Zealand national icon. Also the Kiwi lives in New Zealand's native areas. The time they only come out and eat is, at night time where it’s dark! They sleep in the daytime but they eat and be active at night time! Kiwis eat small invertebrates, seeds, grubs, and many varieties of worms. They also may eat fruit, small crayfish, eels and amphibians.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Day 17 Week 4 Bonus Activity - Summer Learning Journey 2017

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Bonus Activity
Take a picture of yourself standing beside a popular place in your community. It can be anywhere that’s pretty popular in your area (e.g. a store, a restaurant, a marae, etc). On your blog please tell us about the landmark. What is the name of it? Where is it? Who goes to it?
Well this is me and my cousin at Rainbow End at 2013! Rainbows End  is at Manakau, 2 clist crescent in Auckland! Rainbows end is the biggest theme park in New Zealand! It's very famous and fun for family or friends! My whole family goes to it every time they have a chance! They also have kids kingdom were 8 years olds and under kids have there own kingdom of amazing fun rides that is appropriate for only those ages! This is an extra photo of me and my cousin riding the log flume!! They also have their own characters called Rai and Bow! P.S Sorry for the blurry pictures this is all I have*

Day 17 Week 4 Activity 1/2 - Summer Learning Journey 2017

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P.S I haven't been blogging that much lately because I have traveled with my family to America on holiday but I will keep up to date in my free time as best as I can! Cheers! xx

Day 17 – Famous Sights
Activity 1
On your blog tell us which of the icons you would most like to visit in your chosen country. Be sure to tell us why you have chosen it!
The Icon that I would choose is…….
Himeji Castle!!! The reason why I choose this icon is because I haven’t ever seen a magnificent castle in my life, this is the fare most beautiful castle that I have seen so far! Not only  by the look but by the history of it! This castle is well known as The White Heron Castle due to the elegants,white delicacy and more! I really would love to go and visit there if I can! This is Japan’s most spectacular castles from the imposing of size, shapes and beauty!
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Activity 2
Let’s imagine that you have been asked to host a visitor from another country. They are going to come and stay with you for three days. During that time, you are expected to take them on a tour of New Zealand and show them some of our most famous icons. Where would you take them? If it was me, I might take them to Mt Cook in the south island, to the Sky Tower in Auckland and to Chums Beach in the Coromandel. What about you? On your blog, tell us which three famous places in New Zealand you would go with your visitor.
The places that I would take them to see is……
1. I would love to take them to abel tasman national park for a swim/kayaking or a walk for an adventure! It is such a beautiful place and would love to see the animals there too!
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2. I would take them to the famous sky tower in the big city of Auckland! The sky tower would be so much fun you could see the whole city of Auckland! I can try convince them to try sky jumping as a great experience! Also fun fact: the sky tower is the tallest structure of the southern hemisphere! Isn't that Amazing!!!
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3. Last Icon that I would take them is the famous Gondola & Luge in Queenstown! The gondola takes you up to a restaurant and place where you go on the luge! The gondola has an amazing beautiful view where you can see the beautiful mountains of queenstown! The Luge is an awesome fun ride down and very good for family fun time!

Friday, January 20, 2017

Day 16 Activity 2 Week 4 Summer Learning Journey 2017

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Activity 2
Create a brand new public holiday for the country.  Use your creativity to come up with a name for the holiday and a short description of how people in the country celebrate the holiday. Do they all get the day off? Do they eat special foods or go to special events to mark the day?

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Day 16 Week 4 Activity 1 Summer Learning Journey 2017

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Activity 1
Imagine that you are visiting on the national holiday of your chosen country. On your blog tell us what you would eat, see and do on that day.

WOW, If I celebrated in Japan  the National Foundation day I would properly eat, Heaps of different kinds of Sushi, Moon cakes,Noodles with soup, Amazing Miso soup, Amazing dumplings, Pork buns and heaps more!!!! I would love to see in Japan is to go around Tokyo city and look at their clothing shops with my aunty that also lives there as a teacher for english! I would also Love to go to their famous Disneyland in Tokyo, Nagashima Spa Land, Tokyo’s Disney sea & also Love to see the Pokepark!! What amazing places that I would go with my family!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Day 15 Week 3 Bonus Activity Summer Learning Journey 2017

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Bonus Activity
In New Zealand we have many museum and galleries. One of the largest is called the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa or ‘Te Papa’ for short. Inside Te Papa there is a huge exhibition called ‘Gallipoli - The Scale of our War.’ It has information about a special battle, the Battle of Gallipoli, that took place during World War I. Many New Zealanders took part and many lost their lives.
The battle started on 25 April 1915. We commemorate this battle every year by celebrating Anzac Day on 25 April. Visit the Gallipoli website. It will give you lots of information about this famous battle. On your blog, tell us three things that you learned about the battle.
Facts about Gallipoli
1. April 25, Anzac Day, was the day the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula in 1915. That is why every 25th of April is ANZAC day! The first dawn service on an ANZAC Day was in 1923.
2. The Soldiers had to do their business near the beach and also was made by themselves!
3. All the soldiers that have been shot has a place called the bloody load. The Bloody load is a valley of death which is all the bodies that have been died and have been taken to the hospital!
4. Extra fact: All the Soldiers, they eat everyday is hard biscuits and  Corn beef! Imagine you eating rough, hard biscuits and lumpy salty,stringy corn beef everyday cause I won’t! I think that all the sacrifices the do to make our country at peace is amazing!

Bonus Blog = 6 points

Day 14 Bonus Activity Week 3 Summer Learning Journey 2017

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Bonus Activity
Being the prime minister of a country is a big responsibility. Would you like to be the prime minister of New Zealand one day? On your blog tell us what you think. Would you like to be the prime minister?  Why or why not?
My Thoughts of being Prime Minister!
For me I would love to be the prime minister In fact I would because for New Zealand is Such a great place and I would love to take care of New Zealand as it is! Also being prime minister is a challenge, but I always find a way through those challenges! It would be a great honor to represent the prime minister as it is!

Bonus Blog = 5 points

Day 15 Activity 1/2 Week 3 Summer Learning Journey 2017

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Activity 1
When you walk into the local gallery, the first piece of artwork that you see is a painting by Wassily Kandinsky called ‘Swinging.’
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While you are looking at it, a staff member at the gallery comes up to you and asks you for your opinion of the painting. What do you think of it?
  1. What do you think of this painting? Do you like it?
A) I think that this painting is really creative with all the shapes and sizes! No wonder it's called swinging! I very much like it!
  1. If you could buy it and give it to someone, who would you choose?
A) I would give it to my grandmother or my mum for a collection of their very own paintings too!

Activity 2
After exploring the gallery you decide to walk across the street to the national museum. It is an amazing place! There is so much information about the history of the country in this museum. It’s hard to know where to start!
After walking for a little while you come across a display with pictures of children that were taken in 1901 (over 100 years ago)! In this picture, the children are working on a local farm, milking cows. They are not going to school. Back in those days, children usually went to school until they reached the age of 12 or 13. They then left school and went to work. Imagine that you were alive 100 years ago. How would you feel if you had to leave school at the age of 12? Would you be happy or sad? On your blog, tell us how you would feel.
My Opinion about the pictures!
I think that I would be very sad to leave my education for a job because I wouldn’t be able to learn the things that I wouldn’t know by then! My education wouldn’t be as good when I grow up if I leave school from the age of 12! I think that education is really the main key for success! Without Education we wouldn’t learn anything any reading,any writing, any maths, any english or others!

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Day 14 Week 3 Activity 1/2 Summer Learning Journey 2017

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Activity 1
Here in New Zealand, the prime minister of the country is the Honourable John Key. Imagine that you are Mr. Key and you have the power to create laws (rules) that all people in New Zealand would have to follow. If I (Rachel) were the prime minister I would make a rule that everyone should eat lollies for breakfast. What three (3) rules would you make up if you were the prime minister? On your blog tell us what your three rules would be.

If I was the Prime Minister my rules would be…….
1.  Smoking shouldn’t be aloud in New Zealand because I could see 15 to 18 smoking in local areas because of their parents!

2. Policies should do check ups for drinking and driving because people have been affected by this and need to be checked!

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Activity 2
Some people say that the most powerful person in the world is the president of the United States. His name is Donald Trump and he became the president this past November when he beat out his competitor, a woman named Hillary Clinton. Google ‘Hillary Clinton’ to find out a little bit more about her. On your blog, post three interesting facts about Hillary.

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Image result for Chicago, IllinoisFact 1. Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (Which is Hillary Clinton’s full name) was born on October 26, 1947, in Chicago, Illinois, and was raised in Park Ridge, Illinois. She has two brothers, Hugh and Anthony.

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Fact 2. Hillary Clinton was the 67th United States secretary from 2009 to 2013!

Fact 3. Hillary Clinton was the U.S. Senator from New York since 2001 to 2009!

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Fact 4. First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001, and the Democratic Party's nominee for President of the United States in the 2016 election.