Sunday, 31 December 2017

Leilani Holiday Blogging - Thank You Rachel & Her Team !

Task description - Today I have finish with the Summer Learning Journey. So since I am done I thought it would be kind of me to do a presentation about a thank yu to Rachel and her team. So here it is.

Leilani Holiday Blogging - Summer Learning Journey - Week 4 , Day 5 - Looking Into The Future !

Summer Learning Journey


Week 4 , Day 5 - Looking Into The Future 

Activity 1 - Your Future Self 

It may be hard to imagine, but one day you will graduate from high school and it will be time to decide what to do next. You may want to study at university, become an apprentice, go to training college, travel, or start working. There are so many options!

Take a minute to think about your future. What would you like to do when you finish school? Would you like to work in a specific job? Would you like to study at university? What would you study? Maybe you’d even like to move overseas. Share your thoughts and ideas on your blog site. There are no wrong answers!


Since I was little I would always play teachers because find teachers very inspirational and they are very important. So once I am done with school I would love to go to university and study teaching. But I heard that you would need money so I would work at a job that has great time and give enough money. While I be going to university I also want to take care of my parents and make sure that they are happy and healthy.


Activity 2 - Flying Cars

Let’s imagine that you’ve just learned to drive, and your family has decided to buy you a brand new car. You are allowed to choose from any of the following designs:

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On your blog please tell us which of the three cars you would choose and why.


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I have chose this car because you can also learn how to fly a plane since the flying car is like a plane. But one thing that I hope it has is wheels so that is also can be a regular car as well. But the style and the wings look super cool. It would be also very cool to fly a car just like this.


Bonus Activity - Blade Runner 2049

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There is a new movie out in cinemas at the moment called Blade Runner 2049.

It is a movie about what the world will be like in the future. Imagine that you able to travel through time and that you can see what the world will look like in 2099.

On your blog write a description of what New Zealand will be like at that time (80 – 90 years from now). What kind of houses will people live in? What will they eat? Where will they work?


I find that some people are creating machines. Like the vacuum that just rolls around with out you doing anything and much more things. I really don't want generations to be doing no cleaning and getting machines to clean their house. I see the future as kids , parents and elderly getting machines to do their work. I hope that no machines would be working at jobs or then no one would get any money. I say that in the future there would be flying cars , machines and no one working.


Saturday, 30 December 2017

Leilani Holiday Blogging - Summer Learning Journey - Week 4 , Day 4 - Contemporary Entertainment!

Summer Learning Journey 


Week 4 , Day 4 - Contemporary Entertainment

Activity 1 - Moana


In late 2016, the movie Moana was released by Disney. It’s a beautiful story about a young Polynesian girl from the fictional island of Motunui, who goes on a big adventure.

Watch the trailer for Moana and then write a summary of the movie on your blog. If you’ve seen the movie, you can include your favourite part! Tell us as much as you can about the movie. What is it about? Who are the main characters in the movie? What do they do in the movie? Where do they go?


Have you ever watched the movie Moana ? Well Moana is a Polynesian girl that lives with her family on the island of Motunui. When Moana was born the sea chose her to be the leader. But Maui stole the heart of Te Fiti , and island after island get worsted because Te Fiti was angry. When Moana grew up her dad let her be the leader. Everyone started noticing that the coconuts didn't grow and the fish was gone. Moana tried and tried to get enough food for her family. One night Moana was with her grandmother Tala she showed Moana something that her farther hided for a long time. Moana was shocked she always wanted to go past the reef but her farther disagreed because of some reason. Grandma Tala told Moana why her farther had put away the canoes. Moana was shocked at what she heard but she wanted to help. Her mother and Grandmother told her to go and tell Maui to take back the heat of Te Fiti. Off Moana went into the dark sea.

Moana knew where she had to go but she didn't know how to control the canoe. Moana knew that the sea chose her but Moana got very mad and started to yell at the sea because the ocean wasn't helping her. So that sea did. Moana thought that the sea just was angry at her so the sea ruined the canoe . But she was actual there at Maui land that he hid at . " Your welcome " , " what was that " said Moana , Moana quickly hid underneath her canoe. " Yay a new boat !" said Maui. Then Maui picked it up , " AAAAA ! " Screamed Maui ! Maui was so scared to find Moana underneath the canoe. Maui tricked Moana by singing his favourite song called " Your Welcome " . After the song was finish Moana was stuck in a cave of Maui's. Mean while , Maui was already on her canoe riding to some where else. But Moana quickly found a way to get out. She saw that Maui was on her canoe and she just jumped in the water. She had missed the canoe and Maui started to laugh. But all a sudden the sea helped Moana to get back up onto the canoe. Maui faces was shocked at what he just saw he wasn't expecting that. Moana told him this " I am Moana of Motunui and you have to return the heart of Te Fiti " . Maui's face was shocked. It looked like he was scared of the heart. Moana screamed out " Hello , we have the heart come and get us ". Now at that point Moana didn't know that there would something actualy come and get the heart. But appeared of the fog came coconuts. " Aww , their cute " said Moana. All a sudden they added paint to their face " O never mind " said Moana. " Kakamora " Said Maui. Moana , Maui and the Kakamora fight for the heart. Moana knew that it was just coconuts and she grabbed the heart out of the coconut hand , and off Moana and Maui went.

There journey was long. Maui tried to teach Moana how to sail the canoe but she fall asleep and Maui took over. They arrived at a place. Maui did a haka and the gaped open , in jumped both. A couple minutes after they landed they saw Maui hook. On top of Tamatoa ( The grab ) Moana tried to get the hook but Tamatoa stood up and sang a song to her called " Shiny " . Maui tried to do some tricks with his hook but it didn't work. After all they still got the hook. TO BE CONTINUED!

My Favourite Part of the movie has to be when Moana give Te Fiti her heart back and she goes back to Motunui.


Activity 2 - Country Calendar


Did you know that the longest running television show in New Zealand history is a programme called ‘Country Calendar’? It started on 6 March 1966 and has been running ever since. The programme includes stories of everyday New Zealanders, many of whom are farmers.

Watch this short clip from Country Calendar. What do you think would be the most interesting and/or challenging things about being a farmer? Would you would like to be a farmer when you are older. Why/why not? Give us, at least, two reasons to support your answer.


I would not like to become a farmer. But I would love the opportunity to have a week worth of being and living like a farmer , why? well I want to experience what farmers do and how they live. I would also love to spend time taking care of animals and taking care of nature. If I have a week worth of being and living like a farmer I would like to see if their life is like a normal life but with animals. But one thing that I would love to learn is what else do they do. Like do they sell any animals , how do they take care of the nature and animals , how long have been a farmer and much more.


Bonus Activity - Singing A Different Tune

A number of New Zealand (NZ) singers and songwriters have recently burst onto the music scene, becoming popular both in NZ and overseas. One of these artists, Lorde, is gaining a lot of recognition for her unique style and songwriting ability. People all over the world seem to really like the lyrics (words) that she writes in her songs.

Think of your favourite song. Share the name of the song, the name of the person who wrote the song and the lyrics from the song on your blog. You must type the lyrics not cut and paste them in order to earn full points for the activity.


Well one of my favourite song is called " Perfect " By Ed Sheeran. I think that Ed Sheeran is such amazing person and his songs are just so catchy and just amazing.

Lyrics -

I found love for me
Darling just dive right in
And follow my lead
Well I found a girl beautiful and sweet
I never knew you were the someone waiting for me
Cause we were just kids when we fell in love

Not knowing what it was
I will not give you up this time
But darling , just kiss me slow , your heart is all I own
And in your eyes you're holding mine

Baby , i'm dancing in the dark with yo between my arms
Barefoot on the grass , listening to our favourite song
When you said you looked a mess , I whispered underneath my breath
But you heard it darling , you look perfect tonight

Well I found a women , stronger than I know
She shares my dreams , I hope that someday i'll share her home
I found love to carry more than my secrets
To carry love , to carry children of our own

We were still kids , but we're so in love
Fighting against all odds
I know we'll be alright this time
Darling , just hold my hands
Be my girl , i'll be your man
I see my future in your eyes

Baby , i'm dancing in the dark , with you between my arms
Barefoot on the grass , listening to our favourite song
When I saw you in that dress , looking so beautiful
I don't deserve this , darling , you look perfect tonight

Baby , i'm dancing in the dark , with you between my arms
Barefoot on the grass , listening to our favourite song
I have faith in what I see
Now I know I have met an angel person
And she looks
I don't deserve this
You look perfect tonight


Leilani Holiday Blogging - Summer Learning Journey - Week 4 , Day 3 - Social Systems !

Summer Learning Journey


Week 4 , Day 3 - Social Systems

In 1996, New Zealand adopted the MMP voting system. In September of 2017 we had a national election. Everyone in New Zealand, over the age of 18, was invited to vote for who they wanted to form the next government in New Zealand. The race was really close and in the end, three different political parties (Labour, New Zealand First and the Green Party), came together to form the new government. It is called a ‘coalition government’ because it includes different people from different political parties.

Imagine that you had to form a coalition government with two other people.  Who would you choose to partner with?

I would form a coalition with my son, Aronui, and with my friend, Amber. Aronui would be a great addition to the coalition because he is funny and kind. He would make us laugh and take care of us. Amber would be great because she is really smart and thoughtful. She is also good at making decisions. I think that we would form a great team. What about you? Who would you choose? Why?


I would form a coalition with my friend Paige , and with my friend Lillyana. I think that Paige would be a very kind friend towards our dissension and she always comes up with great ideas. She would also make us laugh. Lillyana would be great to have because she is a very smart person and she always thinks before coming up with chooses. Lillyana would be a amazing team worker because she is always caring and she has a great personality just like Paige.


Activity 2 - Migration

Over the past few decades, there has been a huge rise in the number of people coming to New Zealand to live and/or travel. I was one of those people! In fact, I moved with my family to New Zealand in 2010 and I am so glad that I did. It’s a pretty amazing place to call home! At the moment I live about 10 minutes from three stunning beaches and a beautiful national park.

Speaking of home, where do you live? On your blog, please post a picture of your hometown and provide a list of three things that tourists, like us, could do if we came to visit. What do you like most about your hometown? (Remember the guidelines for being Cybersmart, and never post your address online).


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Three Things Tourists Can Do In Glen Innes , Auckland :

Got To Our Local Swimming Pools. There is three pools , spa and sauna. You can also swimming at the beach which is Pt England beach. The beach is very amazing and you can also boom off the rocks.

When coming to Glen Innes there are many places to eat. Like Toby's , KFC , Mc Donald , Subway , Sushi , and much more !. There are many different options that you can eat at Glen Innes.

Did you know that we have a Te Oro? Well now you do. Te Oro is this amazing building that you see in the image. If you are wondering what Te Oro is it is a performing art centre. The place is huge!


Bonus Activity - Modern Learning Environments


Over the past few years, a number of schools have changed the way that they teach. Instead of one teacher working in one classroom with one group of students, some schools have built huge classrooms where many teachers work together to teach a big group of students. This is called a ‘Modern Learning Environment’ (MLE).

Some people prefer Modern Learning Environments while others aren’t so sure. Take a look at the pictures above. The one on the left is a photograph of a traditional classroom, and the picture on the right is of a Modern Learning Environment.

Imagine that you are a teacher, and design your own classroom. What would it look like? What furniture would you have? I would love to have some beanbags for reading on.

Draw a floorplan of your classroom (either in Google Draw or on paper) and upload it to your blog. Describe what is special about your classroom and why you designed it this way.

I’ve drawn a classroom with pink carpet and bright coloured tables. I also included a kitchen so that we can do cooking every day and a HUGE bookshelf because I love to read! What would you like to see in your classroom?


This here is my design of the class room. My mum helped me with some ideas and she helped me to fit in more chairs. So I am going to tell you all everything that I have. So let's start. I have added: White Bored , two teachers desk , the red dots are chairs , the yellow rectangle is organisation. The triangle tables , the box that is in between the yellow rectangle and purple rectangle is a sink ( this idea came from my mum ) and the black rectangle at the back in the corners are like book shelf.  


Friday, 29 December 2017

Leilani Holiday Blogging - Summer Learning Journey - Week 4 , Day 2 - Decade Of Sport !

Summer Learning Journey 


Week 4 , day 2 - Decade Of Sport

Activity 1 - Chasing Great

Over the past 17 years New Zealand has experienced a number of sporting highlights, perhaps none larger than the back-to-back Rugby World Cup victories in 2011 and 2015. In both competitions our national rugby team, the All Blacks, was captained by a man named Richie McCaw. He is arguably one of the best rugby players of all time. A movie called Chasing Great was recently created to document his incredible rugby career.

Please watch the trailer for Chasing Great and read about Richie McCaw online. On your blog tell us three things that you learned about Richie that you did not know beforehand. What else would you like to know about Richie?


My Three Things I have learnt about Richie McCaw :

1 , While watching the trailer. Richie was a little kid he always watched rugby. Rugby was his dream and he has got his dream. Watching the rest of the trailer Richie always trained , always put in time for his dream and always put more effort everyday and time he plays. So I am saying that Richie McCaw is a very hard playing person. He always try's his so he doesn't let his team down. Richie McCaw got chosen to be team captain because how much effort he puts in everyday and time for when he practice's and play.

2 , Richie McCaw was named as the All Blacks captain for the first time for the Test against Wales in 2004 aged 23.

3 , Richie McCaw was born in 31/12/1980


Activity 2 - Sporting Hero's

In 2015, a kiwi golfer named Lydia Ko became the youngest woman in the world to reach the #1 ranking.  She was only 17 years old. Many people from here in New Zealand and overseas really admire her and think of her as a modern-day sporting hero. Who is your sporting hero? They can be a famous athlete, or even a member of your family or community. It’s completely up to you.

On your blog tell us about your sporting hero. Who are they? Why are they a hero? Include a photo of them in your blog post.

My sporting hero is Lisa Carrington. She is an incredible rower, and last year she was awarded the prestigious  Lonsdale Cup for her amazing results in 2016! She spends hours training, and I think her commitment to her sport is inspiring.



Bonus Activity - Shake It Off

In recent years, many New Zealanders have embraced a new form of exercise called Zumba©. It was developed by a man named Alberto Perez who lives in the country of Columbia. He created Zumba by bringing together many different dance styles including: cumbia, mambo, hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, tango, merengue and mambo.

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Choose one of the dance styles mentioned above and click on the name to read more about it. Once you are done, post three interesting facts about the dance style on your blog. In which country did it originate? Who originally created it?  


My dance I chose :

The Salsa

The Salsa is created with my different styles and musical techniques. All of these came of Cuba. The land to many different Latin dances and music styles. I've heard and seen these dances on many different shows and programs. Even thought the modern Salsa comes for Cuba there are still many different lands and parts of history. Cuban Son created the Salsa.