Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Day #7 - Keep New Zealand Beautiful (Activity 2)

Activity 2: On your blog, post a picture of yourself doing something relaxing. I find reading really relaxing. Here is a picture of me reading one of my favorite books!
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Here is a photo of me and cousin playing, to me, this is really relaxing and fun.

Day #7 - Keep New Zealand Beautiful (Activity 1)

Activity 1: While in Taupo, you go for a walk around the lake and you notice pieces of rubbish floating in the water. You also notice that there is rubbish on the footpath. As you know, it is really important to put rubbish in the bin and keep New Zealand clean and beautiful for generations to come. With that in mind, it is time think about what you can do to keep New Zealand beautiful. Use your imagination and come up with three things that you could do to make your neighborhood more beautiful. Post your list on your blog.
What I can do for my Neighborhood?
1. I will always put my rubbish in the bin, but if I'm walking outside I see rubbish I will pick it up and put it in the bin.
2. I will never litter again, now that I know the importance of keeping our country clean and how much damage a little piece of plastic or a chip packet wrapper can do.

3.  I can make my friends and family realize the importance of keeping New Zealand clean and persuade them to do their part as well, but it is their decision so I won't try to force them to.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Day #6: Native Aotearoa (Bonus Activity)

Bonus Activity: As part of the Matariki festival, there is a two-day Kapa Haka competition. The haka is a traditional war dance that Maori performed before going into battle. The haka is now performed by children/adults in the community and by professional sporting teams, including our national rugby team, the ‘All Blacks.’  The All Blacks have performed various haka over the years. Watch the following three haka videos (1 – 3) and, on your blog, list the haka videos in order from best (#1) to worst (#3). There are no right or wrong answers ☺
I say that.....

Day #6: Native Aotearoa (Activity 2)

Activity 2: After visiting Shag Point, you hop back in the van and drive all the way up the east coast of the south island until you reach the town of Picton. You get out of the van and onto the Interislander ferry. It travels back across the Cook Strait to Wellington. Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand and every winter the city hosts a huge Matariki festival to celebrate the Maori New Year. This year part of the festival is being held at Te Papa, a big museum in Wellington.
Read about the Matariki Festival at Te Papa.  There are so many different things to see and do at the festival this year. On your blog, tell us about three of the events. You can choose any three events that you wish.

My Work !!!

Day #6: Native Aotearoa (Activity 1)

Welcome to Day #6 of your journey and the last day in the south island. You are going to start the day by traveling 63 km north up State Highway 1 from Dunedin to a place called ‘Shag Point.’ Shag Point is one of five places in the south island where the Maori arrived hundreds of years ago to settle in New Zealand. They arrived at Shag Point in large canoes called ‘wakas.’ For more information on Shag Point and other Maori landing places, go to the Waka landing places website.
Activity 1: Let’s imagine that you were on the first waka to arrive at Shag Point. You had never been to New Zealand before and you had no idea what to expect. Write a poem describing how you would have felt when you arrived in New Zealand. Would you have been excited or scared? I would have felt pretty nervous, I reckon…

Day #5: One Step at a Time… (Bonus Activity)

Bonus Activity: You and your tour group have enjoyed your day in the mountains but you’re ready for a change of scenery. You ask Curious Kiwi to take you to Central Otago, a region of the south island with lots of rolling hills and flat, brown grasslands. While in Central Otago, you decide to join the Otago Central Rail Trail – a 150 km long cycle trail. Curious Kiwi and I (Rachel) cycled the Rail Trail in April and we loved it!

On your blog, tell us whether you would like to cycle the Otago Rail Trail one day. Does it sound like fun? Why or why not?
Does it sound like fun? Why or Why ?
- Yes, because my favorite thing to do outdoors is ride my bike, So getting a chance to ride almost everywhere is especially fun. Also the trail is filled with so many beautiful breath taking sights to see and I would like to go there with my friends and it would make it even more enjoyable. 

Day #5: One Step at a Time… (Activity 2)

Activity 2: After the adventure at The Lewis Pass Scenic Reserve, you are pretty happy to get back into the shuttle van and continue with your road trip. Over the next few hours you travel up and over the Southern Alps, arriving in the city of Christchurch to eat lunch. You have a delicious meal at a café downtown and then hop back into the van to travel to Twizel, a small town at the base of Aoraki-Mt Cook. Mt Cook is the largest mountain in New Zealand. It is also the mountain where Sir Edmund Hillary trained for his climb up Mt Everest the tallest mountain in the world. Sir Edmund Hillary is very famous because he was the first person to ever reach the top of Mt Everest!

Now it is your turn to learn about a famous New Zealander. Use Google to research one famous person from New Zealand and then create a DLO and post it on your blog. Be sure to include: 1. The name of the famous person, 2. Where they were born, 3. Why they are famous, and 4. Two other interesting facts about them.

Day #5: One Step at a Time… (Activity 1)

Activity 1: After a few hours in the car, you, your group and Curious Kiwi arrive at your first stop – The Lewis Pass Scenic Reserve. It is a beautiful, regional park located at the base of the Southern Alps. You and your group get out of the van and follow Curious Kiwi. He is going to lead you on a short walk through the park. As you start walking, you notice a really cool looking tree on the side of the trail and you stop to take a closer look. When you turn back, the group (and Curious Kiwi) is nowhere to be found. Eek! You are all alone in the middle of a strange forest.

For this activity write a short story (8-10 sentences) about what might happen next. Please be sure to include lots of details about what you might be feeling, seeing and doing after you realise that you are all alone in the forest...
I call out to curious kiwi and the rest of the group, but they don't respond. My hands start to tremble and my mind fills with horrible things that might happen to me. Everything is so still and silent that I start to get even more freaked out. I stand very still and I look side to side, up and down well everywhere. Suddenly I feel something touching my feet, so I freeze. My eyes move around trying to see what it is while my body is rock solid. Then Curious kiwi runs to me and looked at me as if he were trying to figure out a a puzzle, I just stare at him without saying a word. What are you doing?? says Curious Kiwi. I mumble "There is something on my leg!!" He just stared at me and says What? Can't hear you? I burst out with anger and shout at him "THERE IS SOMETHING ON MY LEG!!" Curious Kiwi stands there for about a minute before he bursts our laughing, I realise what I had done and I look at my leg, there was nothing at all on my leg. I guess I was being paranoid and I start to laugh too.

Day #4: Swimming with the Sharks (Bonus Activity)

Bonus Activity: Hector’s dolphins are a very special native animal found only in New Zealand. They are the smallest dolphin in the world measuring 1.5 metres long and they are quite rare. Sadly, many Hector’s dolphins are killed every year when they get caught in large fishing nets and can’t escape. Some people have argued that fishermen shouldn’t be allowed to fish in Farewell Spit in order to protect the dolphins living there. What do you think? On your blog, tell us whether you think that fishing in Farewell Spit should be banned (stopped).

Should fishing in Farewell Spit be banned?
I think they should because Hector's Dolphins are very rare and are only found in New Zealand, but we are killing them instead of protecting them and that's so not right. There are plenty of other places to fish and If we do this then it will help the number of hector's dolphin's death will hopefully drop.

Day #4: Swimming with the Sharks (Activity 2)

Activity 2: After a morning of learning about beached whales in Golden Bay, you and your group are driven to a nearby town, Nelson, to watch a special movie calledWhale rider.’ It is a famous movie about a young girl who was born and raised in New Zealand. Watch the following movie trailers for Whale Rider: Whale Rider trailer #1 and Whale Rider Trailer #2 and then write a summary of the movie on your blog. What is it about? Be sure to also give the movie a rating out of 5 based on the trailer [1 = bad movie, 2 = okay movie, 3 = pretty good, 4 = good movie, 5 = excellent movie].

This movie is about a girl, A long ago the land needed a leader and he came on the back of a whale and his name was Pikia. Since then in every generation of the girl's family the first born son would carry his name and become the leader of the tribe, but he died and the girl didn't. Then she was named Pikia, although some people disprove and said that she cursed or ruined the tradition. She was a girl and that was a fact, but she didn't give up and she set out to prove everyone wrong.

Movie Rating -
5 = Excellent Movie

Day #4: Swimming with the Sharks (Activity 1)

Activity 1: When you arrive in the south island, Curious Kiwi rents a shuttle van and drives your group from Picton (the town where the ferry dropped you off) to a beautiful beach on the opposite side of the island. The beach area is called Golden Bay and, at one end of the bay, is a stunning area called Farewell Spit.
Farewell Spit has been in the news recently as a number of whales accidentally swam into the spit and became stuck on the beach. They were unable to swim back to the ocean because the water was too shallow. Many local people tried to save the ‘beached’ whales. Please follow this Farewell Spit link to learn more about what happened. On your blog, describe what the local people did to try and save the beached whales.

They Kept them wet, covered the whales if they could, kept their blowholes clear and tried to stay away from the tails.  They also made sure that every whale got the same treatment. Some Freedom campers even offered their towels, t-shirts, and sarongs to put over the whales. They also grabbed their chilly bins, water bottles, cooking pots and mixing bowls to fill with water to keep the whales wet. They volunteers even worked until night time, which I think so myself it is really kind of them to do so.

Day #3 Wild Eyes (Acitivity 2)

Activity 2 - On your blog, tell us whether you agree that New Zealand should be predator free. In your opinion, is it right to kill all of the predators (eg. possums) or should we just leave them alone? On your blog tell us what you think and give us, at least, three reasons why you think this way.

Is it right to kill all of the predators, is that even a question?

1. What gives us the right to take the life of other animals just because they are trying to survive.

2. What makes a human better than an animal? Killing other humans is against the law, but killing animals are all right. We call them pests, but the real pests are us. We have driven so many other animals and even other cultures into extinction.

3. God created all things, what gives us the right to kill them. They were created for a reason and so were we.

I'm not saying we should leave them alone because the problems will only continue, but killing them is not the answer. Instead of killing them they should be relocated or we can try something else.

Day #3: Wild Eyes (Acitivty 1)

Activity 1: Curious Kiwi, a native New Zealand bird, is your tour guide for today. He is going to take you to visit the Otorohanga Kiwi House and Native Bird Park where many of his aunties and uncles currently live. The bird park is a five-hour drive from Dargaville so you hit the road right after breakfast and arrive in Otorohanga at lunch time. As you walk through the birdhouse you learn about the work being done to conserve and protect the native birds of New Zealand. You decide to help out by ‘adopting’ a native animal. Visit the Adopt a Critter page’ on the Otorohanga bird house website to choose one animal to adopt. On your blog, tell us the name of the animal that you chose and a little bit about them. What kind of animal are they? What do they eat? Where do they normally live? You can use Google to help you with your research.

Day #2: New Zealand by Land and Sea (Bonus Activity)

Bonus Activity: When you finish your interview with Laura, you decide to keep on interviewing people. For this activity, your task is to conduct a real interview with an actual member of your family. Please ask them to think about their five (5) favorite things to do in the out-of-doors. They can be things that they enjoy doing on land or in the water. Post the list of outdoor activities on your blog.

Interview with Audrey

What are your favorite things to do inside?

1. Watch T.V
2. Watch my baby sister (Alesar)
3. Go on the laptop and watch my favorite little Kelly and Carly videos on youtube.
4. Play with my brothers.. we used to tag but we got told off for running inside all the time so we play hide & seek instead.

What are your favorite things to do outside?

1. Play on the swings in our backyard.
2. Play games with my family in the backyard.
3. Go to the movies and watch cool movies like Moana!!
4. Go to the park!! and play tag with my cousins.
5. Walk to the shops with my family and buy some lollies.

Monday, 10 July 2017

Day​ ​#2:​ ​New​ ​Zealand​ ​by​ ​Land​ ​and​ ​Sea (Activity 2)

Day #2: New Zealand by Land and Sea (Activity 1)

Activity 1: After a very busy day of sightseeing you and your group drive from Tane Mahuta to your hotel in Dargaville. When you arrive you decide to sit down and record your thoughts in your travel diary.

Before you start writing, take a minute to read more about Rangitoto Island, Karekare beach, and Tane Mahuta.  On your blog, tell us which of the three places you most enjoyed visiting and why.  

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Day 1: 100% PURE New Zealand (Bonus Activity)

I have designed a flag that I think resembles New Zealand. 
The blue in the background represents the love we have for the sea, almost 15% of New Zealand Families own a boat. The green is for the land, the open, beautiful and untouched nature that is all around New Zealand.The tree is for the people of New Zealand, we are the roots that make this tree grow to stand proud and strong just like how we normal new Zealanders make New Zealand a proud and strong country.

Day 1: 100% PURE New Zealand (Activtiy 2)

Activity 2: Your tour of New Zealand is going to start right here in Auckland. Watch the Tourist video for Auckland to learn about the awesome things that you can see and do in the city. Once you’ve finished, choose your favorite five activities from the video and list them on your blog.  

Day 1: 100% PURE New Zealand (Activtiy 1)

Activity 1 - Go to the Tourism New Zealand website and click on the ‘Facts - New Zealand People’ tab. Read about the people of New Zealand and then choose three interesting facts to post on your blog. The facts must be written in your own words. Do not simply copy and paste the facts from the website☺.

Friday, 7 July 2017

Mathletics !!

This is my progress on mathletics, If  you can't see very clearly here is the Link for the google draw I did this on.  Please Enjoy !!! 

Mathletics has helped me to progress in my maths so I'm very glad that we have mathletics at our school.