Friday, 27 January 2017

Back to school idea's!

Description: Yay it's nearly the end of school and I am really excited to be going back. Since school is starting next week I decided to make a presentation about Back to school idea's. In this presentation I decided to use the stationary I got for Christmas to help kids out for some idea's. I made it more fun by adding a option which is decorating books. If you like arts and crafts this is the right presentation for you!  

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Ending Summer Learning Journey! :(

Unfortunately I have to end the SLJ which is a bit of a bummer. Even though I have not finished the Summer Learning Journey I still am happy because it is nearly the end of the holidays and I'm really excited to be going back to school and learning. Here is a photo of me after doing the SLJ I have loved every single sec and min as I am doing it. Shout out to Rachel for her hard work on this amazing website and to Mark for his amazing comments he has made on my blog. I loved learning about these amazing country's especially Australia. I really have no favorite activity because they where all amazing. Yeah so this is the end of my SLJ. Thx Rachel and Mark!  

Holiday Blogging - Summer Learning Journey Bonus Activiy

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!
So I've already learnt about endangered animals and I did not know that the kakapo is one of them. I think to save these poor kakapo's I think we should do some research to find all kakapo's that are left. When they are all together they should take all those kakapo's that are still left to bulid them a safe buliding in a safe place in the woods. So they can have there baby's inside a secured and safe place.

Holiday Blogging - Summer Learning Journey W4 D18 A1/2

Day 18: Famous/Infamous animals
It’s time to go to the zoo! You have been invited to tour the national zoo with some students from one of the local schools. Although you don’t really know anyone you decide to be brave and give it a go! When you arrive at the front gates, you walk into the zoo and you immediately see…
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 a zookeeper right in front of my face with creepy look. "What are you doing your are in my way", I say. The zookeeper gave me a dull look and gave me a weird welcoming to the zoo. He gave me 3 options, "Sorry some of our amazing parts of the zoo is really messed up so your 3 option are to go back home which I don't recommend you to do. Wait until the whole messed up thing is done or go through the scariest part of the zoo", The zookeeper said with a freaky voice. But I said nothing and I just took the first option he said. The zookeeper started bragging about coming back inside the zoo out loud. So I just went straight to the scariest part of the just because he was so annoying. As I went through scariest part of the zoo it did not look like what he had explained to me and that was a bummer. So I carried on as I was walking I saw an elephant jumping around in circles, and as they saw me they stopped a looked very scared that was sad I wonder who it was. I felt like someone was touching me so I looked back know one was there. That was strange. So I just carried on. I saw two goats eating happily and the same thing happens. I was staring to get a little scared. Just then I saw one of the animals I fear the lion. I saw to lions who were very scary and just then they looked at me I was just about to run when the same thing happens again. Just then I heard some one laughing then I picked up a stick the turned around and accidentally hit the man with a stick. I looked at him carefully and it was the zookeeper! I said, "Sorry". Then the zookeeper said, "Oh no I'm sorry I was trying to make this scary. This is big time.
The End

Aim for a blog post of 8 - 10 sentences in length. You can do it!
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?
The Koala & The Kangaroo

What are they called: These animals are called the Koala and the Kangaroo 

Where do they live: These animals both live in Australia

What do they eat: The koala eats Eucalyptus leaves and the kangaroo is a herbivore so they eat stuff like grasses, flowers, leaves, ferns, moss and even insects. 

Holiday Blogging - Summer Learning Journey Bonus Activity

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?

Unfortunately I could not find a photo of me at a popular place in the community. But since that was a bummer I will still just give a photo of the place that is really popular in my community which is Mt Wellington.


What is the name of it: Mt Wellington
Where is it located: Mt Wellington is located in the center of the suburbs of Stonefields, Tamaki, Panmure, Penrose, and Ellerslie, and by the Tamaki River.
Who goes there: My family only really goes there for fun and for some exercise. 

Monday, 23 January 2017

Holiday Blogging - Summer Learning Journey W4 D17 A1/2

Day 17 – Famous Sights
Before you leave to head home, you will want to dedicate a few days to sightseeing in your country. There are dozens of beautiful buildings and gorgeous natural wonders. Scroll down to see pictures of three of the most famous landmarks in each country.
CN Tower – Tallest building in Canada

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Niagara Falls – Largest waterfall in the world
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Canadian Rocky Mountains – Largest mountains in Canada

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Torres del Paine National Park – One of the largest and most beautiful national park in Chile

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San Cristobal Hill – Second highest hill in northern Santiago  

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Lauca National Park – Beautiful national park in the far north of Chile

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Brandenburg Gate – Beautiful arch in downtown Berlin

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Neuschwanstein Castle – One of the oldest castles in Germany
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Berlin Wall – The most famous symbol of the Cold War in Germany. It used to separate the east side from the west side of Germany.
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Petronas Towers – Tallest buildings in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Batu Caves – Famous Hindu temple and shrine

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Gunung Mulu National Park – A large national park in Sarawak, Malaysia, with lots of caves and beautiful rainforests
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United Kingdom
Big Ben – Largest clock tower in England

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Stonehenge – An ancient circle of stones

Buckingham Palace – Home of the royal family in London

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El Castillo, Chichen Itza – Mayan temple

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Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral – Largest and oldest cathedral in the Americas

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Gruta de las Canicas – Cave with 2.0 million pearls on the cave floor

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South Africa
Kruger National Park – Home to dozens of African animals

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Table Mountain

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Apartheid Museum – Museum honouring important events in the history of South Africa

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United Arab Emirates
Burj Khalifa – The tallest building in the world

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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque – Huge, contemporary mosque

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The desert

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Jigokudani Monkey Park – Famous hot spring with live monkeys

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Himeji Castle – Best existing example of Japanese castle architectureC:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\Himeji castle.jpg
Mt Fuji – Highest mountain in Japan

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Uluru (Ayers Rock) – Huge red rock formation in the middle of the desert

Sydney Opera House – Most of the most iconic buildings in the world
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Great Barrier Reef – One of the largest ecosystems in the world
C:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\Sydney opera house.jpgDay 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!
Where would you like to visit: I would like to visit the Sydney Opera House.
Why: I would like to visit the Sydney Opera House because it looks very unique and it very attractive to go to. I would also like to go there because it is near the Sydney Harbour Bridge and it goes very well next to it.
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 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.
If I was to host a visitor from another country these are the places I will take that person to:
1. Sky tower

2. Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium

3. Te papa Museum

Holiday Blogging - Summer Learning Journey Bonus Activity

Bonus Activity

In New Zealand our national holiday is on 6 February. It is called Waitangi Day. What do you do to celebrate Waitangi Day? Do you go somewhere special? On your blog tell us what you do on that day.
Waitangi day:
To be really honest I don't really Waitangi day with my family. We just think it's just a normal. But sometimes we celebrate it by just chilling and relaxing. If my family celebrated Waitingi day I think that we would've had a big feed with the whole family and then at night we can just do some booming fireworks. But for other people Waitaingi day is a day to remember when they had signed the treaty for the English to reside in NZ. So now these English people are called kiwis just like us.

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Holiday Blogging - Summer Learning Journey W4 D16 A1/2

Week 4: Sights and Sounds
Your big overseas adventure is about to come to an end☹. Before you head back to New Zealand you want to spend the last few days seeing the most famous and important sights in the country. You may also want to join in some of the festivities.
Day 16 – National Celebrations
Today is a very special day in the country! It’s a major national holiday and everyone is celebrating! Scroll down to learn more about the national holiday in your country.
Canada – The national day in Canada is called ‘Canada Day.’ It is celebrated on 1 July every year. People in Canada like to celebrate the holiday by getting together with friends, having a meal and setting off fireworks. People usually eat food from the barbecue on Canada Day. Some of the most popular foods are hot dogs, hamburgers, poutine (fries with gravy and cheese), and nachos.  C:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\Canada Day photo.jpg

Chile – The national day in Chile is called the Fiestas Partrias of Chile. It is celebrated on two different days - 18 September and 19 September. The people of Chile love to celebrate their national days by going to watch Chilean rodeos, dancing the cueca (a traditional dance), watching parades and going to barbecues. Food is a very important part of the celebration. Chileans like to eat lots of meat. A popular dish is called pino (a mixture of beef and onion).C:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\Chilean National Day.jpg

Germany – The national day in Germany is called The Day of German Unity. It is celebrated on 3 October each year. Everyone in Germany has the day off from school and work. They usually get together with friends and family to enjoy some delicious food. Some of their favourite foods are sausages, potato salad, and sauerkraut (sour cabbage).

Malaysia – The national day in Malaysia is called Hari Merdeka or Independence Day. It is celebrated every year on 31 August. It is a public holiday and the people of Malaysia usually celebrate by having large parades, concerts and events. The military men and women in Malaysia usually participate in the parades. The children in Malaysia usually get dressed up in their best clothes and people eat very traditional Malaysian foods.C:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\MD army.jpg
United Kingdom – There is currently no official national day in the United Kingdom, however, there are many public holidays that people celebrate. They are usually called ‘bank holidays’ because the banks close on those days. The British people love to get together with family and friends on the bank holidays. They will often go to watch a horse racing or greyhound racing on a holiday. They may also get together at a local pub to watch a game of football (soccer) or rugby on the television. Common foods to eat on the bank holidays include English favourites such as fish and chips or pies.

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Mexico – The national day in Mexico is celebrated over two days – 15 and 16 September. It is a very special time for the people of Mexico as it represents the beginning of the Mexican War of Independence from Spain. The war started in 1810 and ended in 1821. Each year the current Mexican president re-enacts the ‘call for independence’ by ringing a bell. Everyone in Mexico has time off over this period and many spend time with their family and friends. They share special food together like enchiladas, cecinas, and bistec. Some Mexicans will participate in parades and engage in folklore dancing.C:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\Mexico independence day.jpg
South Africa – Freedom Day is celebrated on the 27th of April in South Africa. It celebrates freedom and commemorates the first elections held in 1994 in South Africa where both white and black people were allowed to vote. Prior to 1994, only white people were allowed to vote. Black people had very limited voting rights. On Freedom Day, the people of South Africa celebrate by eating special dishes likes Vetkoek (Fried bread with filling), bobtie (spicy quiche), and peppermint crisp tarts. C:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\Freedom day in SA.jpg
United Arab Emirates – The national day in the United Arab Emirates is celebrated every year on 2 December. It makes the day that the seven emirates (territories) came together in 1972. On UEA National Day people often dress up in green, white, black and red and attend car rallies and dance shows. They will also decorate their homes with banners and attend large firework shows and concerts. It is a huge day of celebration!C:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\UAE national day.jpg
Japan – In Japan, the national day is celebrated on 11 February. It is called ‘National Foundation Day’ and it honours the original founding of Japan and the reign of the first emperor, Jimmu. On National Foundation Day, some people in Japan will gather together to celebrate, however they do not usually have large parties or celebrations. Most people will have the day off of work.
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Australia – The National Day of Australia, or Australia Day, is held every year on 26 January. It is a huge event in Australia with most people attending local community festivals, concerts or parties. New Australian citizens are sworn in on the 26th of January and everyone has the day off of work. It is common for people to get together with friends to have a barbecue. Steak and chips are often on the menu!
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Day 16 – National Celebrations
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.

Imagine that I was visiting one the national holiday of my chosen country Australia. The national holiday that I'm going to in Australia is held every year in the 26th of January. So it's like everyone in Australia get's a day of work. If I was in the national holiday I would eat steak and chips that I heard is often on the menus. On that day I would love to do some activity's and make some new Australian friends. If the national holiday goes all the way till night time I would definitely love to see some fireworks that are like booming the words Australia!

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?

My Public Holiday:

I'm calling my new public holiday for Australia Take a break mate! Take a break mate day is when you take a break of work and start having some fun outside. Such as giving out Australian food making night markets and more! Everyone comes together and celebrate to there nearest city in Australia. Then when it is night time everyone looks up to the sky and there will be fireworks booming everywhere!

( This is my last week of the SLJ )