Wednesday, 12 July 2017
Task Description:On the 12th of July me and my family went to Waiheke island.It was super fun and if you would like to read what we did then go a head a look at this slide that I made.If you enjoyed please leave a nice comment and yeah BYE BYE!
Tuesday, 11 July 2017
Task Description : On July the 11 me and my family went to Hamilton.It was very fun and we also went to the Hamilton zoo.If you enjoyed please leave a comment and BYE BYE!!
Task description:On the 10 of July me and my family went out to the city and we had a fun day.I thought I should tell everyone what happend,what did we do and yeah.If you enjoyed please leave a comment and enjoy!!
Task Description:Today I have done a calibration with Madison and Lillyana.It is all about Rachel Williams for letting us be in the Winter Learning Journey.I hope that you enjoy if you do please leave a positive comment.
Monday, 10 July 2017
Day # 7 Keep New Zealand Beautiful!
Yay it is the last day of our winter learning journey it has been very fun and I have learnt so much things!So yeah let's get started!
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 neighbourhood more beautiful. Post your list on your blog ☺
First way we could keep New Zealand clean - Put it in the bin!
Ok so I came up with a way it is so simple and easy.First you get you rubbish and then put it in the bin it is as simple as that.I is way simpler than pouring you self and glass of water!
Second way we could keep New Zealand clean - Use reuseabile bags and bottle!
This second way is that you can use reuseabile bag's and bottle's instead of using plastics and other types of materials that are not acceptabili you can you material bag and bottles.I got this one because the plastics and other materials are not acceptabilit.
Third way we can keep New Zealand clean - Get up or find a bin
In New Zealand or sometimes in other country's people are just to lazy to go and find and get up to go the bin.If you lazy just get up and still put it in the bin.If you can't find a bin go and look properly because there is a bin some where.
Activity 2: After you have finished up in Taupo, it is time to hop back in the car and head for Rotorua – a town where will have the chance for some much needed rest and relaxation. In fact, you will visit the Tarawera Bush Pool – a geothermal hot pool that is located in the middle of a forest. The warm water in the pool comes from underneath the ground. After a few hours in the pool you feel really relaxed.
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 favourite books!
Bonus Activity: On your blog, post a video or write a description about your week. What have you learned? What did you like about the trip? What didn’t you like? Was there anything that surprised you?
To earn full points for this activity, you must talk about what you learned, what you liked and what you about your great kiwi road trip.
This winter learning journey has been an amazing adventuer!It has been super cool working with yous.I have learnt so much about New Zealand.My favourite day was all of the days I thought that it was super fun.Thanks so much for letting me join the winter learning journey and for making my brain grow.I hope that you are doing this next holidays so I can join again.Thanks so much I have enjoyed and have fun and BYE BYe!
Bonus Activity: 12 points
Day # 6 Native Aotearoa!
Yay today we are going to be doing day 6 which means we have one more activity to go I can't wait to go onto day seven it sounds cool.Ok so today we are going to be doing day 6 which is all about native aotearoa I hope that me and you learn new things on this so let's get started!
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…
New Zealand is a pretty cool place.
The mother nature is just amazing.
As well as the beautiful land.
New Zealand is going to be one of the top ten populist places in the world.
And it is going to be a wonderful journey!
We are going to name so much places.
As well as so much people.
I hope that you enjoyed I had no idea where I was going to yeah enjoy!
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.
What I have choose in 1 - I have picked start weave jam because the name so super cool and I think you have to weave some things and I can learn how to do that!
What I have choose in 2 - Storytelling for kids.I have choose this one because I like listing to story as well as telling story.I also think that it would be really relaxing!
What I have choose in 3 - Matariki fireworks.I have choose this one because I love fireworks and I can see them and get super happy.Some times I get scared if it comes to close to me.
What I wish 1 - I wish that there could be a challenge about Matariki and then the person that guess lot's get a free k.f. basket
What I wish 2 - I wish that there could be a light trail full of Matariki light's and it will go for a long time.Because that should brighten up the kids faces and make them happy.
What I wish 3 - I wish that everything could be smooth and that it will go as they pained!
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 ☺
The coolest haka! # 1 - # 2. Because they looked confidant and they look very tough.
The coolest haka # 2 - # 3. Because I like how they were all lined up and they looked very tough.
The coolest haka # 3 - # 2.Because it was bad quailty and it didn't look nice.
At the end of your day at Te Papa, you head to your hotel in the centre of Wellington. You are staying on Cuba Street, one of the coolest streets in the city.
Bonus Activity: 8 points
Day # 5 One Step At A Time....
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...
Eek I am stuck in a forest all by myself I am so sacred!.Ok I need to call my cousin to come and pick me up.(Calls cousin) Nooo I have no signal!How am I going to get out of here?I need to find and hear cars.Then I can try to get out from there.Ok I am going to try and get out of here.( 2 hours later)Ugh I have been in here for two hours and I can't get out!Alright think clearly I need to find a way out! Ok I need to remeber how I got in here ohh that's right I came in throw this way.Gezz I am super worried if I don't get out of here in time I am in big trouble.yay I hear cars I need to flow that sound.Who is calling my name I can hear some on call my name I want to see who is it I am so sacred.(bummes into some one)AH ! Sorry " Hannah where have you been"I have been looking for you"Me too don't run away like that" But I didn't!"Then how did you get lost" Never mind I will explain it to you later" Ok" The end!
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.
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?
Yes one day I would like to go to the Otago Rail Trail it sounds very fun.I would like to go there to see amazing scenery and also to get very fit and healthy.The Otago Rail Trail sounds fun and I am going to see if I can go there one day!
Bonus Activity: 10 points
Sunday, 9 July 2017
Day # 4 Swimming With Sharks!
By the end of Day #3, you have seen a lot of the north island of New Zealand. Hopefully you have enjoyed it and you’re excited for the next phase of your journey – the ferry trip across the Cook Strait from the bottom of the north island to the top of the south island. You will spend the next two days exploring the south island before you head back up to Auckland, via Wellington (the capital city of New Zealand).
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.
Reason # 1 - They would grab bucket's,water bottles with water in it then they pour it onto the animals.
Reason # 2 - They make sure that they give the whales each equal treatment.
Reason # 3 - Camper offer them towels,water and what ever they need for the whales.
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 called ‘Whale 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].
When ‘Whale Rider’ finishes, you and your tour group enjoy a delicious meal in downtown Nelson before heading back to your hotel. You need to go to bed early because you have to get up at 4:30 a.m. the next morning to travel back to Farewell Spit to see a group (pod) of Hector’s Dolphins. It is going to be an early morning!
This movie is all about a Maori girl that really wants to become the chief of the trieb . She really wanted to learn how to learn with sticks but it was only for boys.The papa got all of the boys into a little boy school made by him.They had to learn how to work with sticks.She secretly watches her koro teach the boys so that she can learn how to do what they are doing.If you want more information make sure you watch the full movie:)
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).
Bonus Activity: 10 points
I think that killing the Hector dolphin is really wrong.Because killing animals is very mean and not right.Everyone should leave the animals alone and just fish some where else.
Day # 3 Wild eyes!
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.
What I have picked to adopted - Kereru
What kind of animal is it - Bird
What a Kereru eat's - Rats , stoats , cats and there eggs
Where does Kereru's live - They are only found in New Zealand , you can spot them a forest , parks , reserve and gardens.
Colour - Green , purple , bronze and the breast is white.
kingdom - Animalia
Family - Columbiformes
It is 51 cm
It is 650 g
Activity 2: After your great visit to the Otorohanga bird house it is time to hop back onto the bus and head towards the Hawke’s Bay – your resting place for the evening. Hawke’s Bay is a beautiful region of New Zealand. It is known for its wineries and gorgeous scenery. When you arrive in Napier, the largest city in the region, you go for a walk through Waitangi Regional Park and notice that many of the leaves on the native trees have been damaged. Curious Kiwi tells you that they were damaged by possums, non-native predators, from Australia. People in New Zealand are working hard to trap and kill these predators. Their goal is to remove all of the possums (and other predators) by 2050. Go to the ‘Predator Free 2050 website’ to read more about their work.
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.
Once you have finished your blog post, it is time to relax for the evening. You and your friends have a nice dinner and then head to bed. You are just about to fall asleep when you hear something moving around outside your hotel. It sounds like a large bird. Maybe it’s a Moa…
To learn more about the Moa bird go to the bonus activity for today!
I think that New Zealand should be predator free because all of the predators is killing all of our animals and nature.
Reason 1 - We should just leave the possum's
Reason 2 - The possums are trying to find food and a place to sleep
Reason 3 - Many people are killing possums because how they are runing around it their way just wait for it to go past.
Bonus Activity: A really cool new website called Wild Eyes has recently been launched in New Zealand. It is a programme for students who want to complete fun activities (called ‘missions’), take pictures and post them on the Wild Eyes site. For this bonus activity, go to the Wild Eyes site and complete the ‘Giant Moa Discovery’ mission. To earn full points you must post a picture of your Moa on the Wild Eyes website and on your personal blog site. The Wild Eyes team and I can’t wait to see what you create!
I can't d the bonus one because my perant's didn't give me permission to do it.
Day # 2 New Zealand By Land And Sea!
Hello and today we are going to be doing day 2 for the winter learning journey!I hope everyone enjoy
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.
Most enjoyed 1 - Rangitoto! When I go to Rangitoto I like to go and see the beautiful nature and go for a walk to the top of Rangitoto.
Most enjoyed 2 - KareKare Beach!
Every time I go to KareKare Beach I love going for long swims and watching the sun.Because then I will feel like I am on vacation.
Most enjoyed 3 - Tane Mahuta!
Tane Mahuta is a very cool place.When I go there I can learn about trees that I haven't learnt about before.
Activity 2: As an island nation, New Zealand is completely surrounded by water. It is the perfect place for people who like to swim or to sail! While in Dargaville, recovering from your busy day of sightseeing, you notice a number sailboats going by. One of the boats is manned by a young German girl named Laura Dekker. At the age of fourteen she sailed around the world the entire world by herself. You can watch a short video clip about her adventures here: Laura Dekker sailing trip.
Let’s imagine that you had the chance to interview Laura while in Dargaville. On your blog post five questions that you would ask her.
Question # 1 - When did you first start sailing ?
Question # 2 - Do you have an inspiration?
Question # 3 - When do you train?
Question # 4 - Who taught you to sail?
Question # 5 - Are you self taught?
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) favourite 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.
Bonus Activity: 10 points
My cousin Helen - Margaret ( What she likes to do outside )
First thing that she like's to do - Play outdoor sports
Second thing that she likes to do - Go on adventure's
Third thing that she likes to do - Go to lunch with friends
Fourth thing that she likes to do - Go fishing
Fifth thing that she likes to do - Go for runs
Saturday, 8 July 2017
#Day 1 100 % New Zealand
Yay it is the first day of the school holiday's.I am so excited to be apart of the winter learning journey.Today we are going to be doing day 1.It is all about New Zealand while all of the activities are about New Zealand. Ok let's get started!
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☺.
Fact 1 - New Zealand has many different types of people.In New Zealand there a lot's of people that have genius ideas that involve dangerous and safe things. New Zealander's have found and search many things and have made them super cool.
Fact 2 - When it comes to New Zealand lot's of people like the outdoors.No matter where it is it is still very beautiful.Did you know that New Zealand landscape is the most beautiful thing in the world ( to me it is ).Also New Zealanders also like there water the water in New Zealand is out standing.
Fact 3 - When you come to New Zealand every one is kind.When you come to New Zealand there would be many different things going on.Lot's of people know each other in each city.We are all kind,respectful and we all have great ideas.Most of the time when you come to New Zealand you would properly see markets,big family's,cool games and more!
Ok now that is done .It was super cool and now we can move onto the next activities . The next one is all about Auckland,New Zealand.So let's get started!
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 favourite five activities from the video and list them on your blog.
Fact 1- Auckland is on the south side of New Zealand.It is also the most populist city in New Zealand.
Fact 2 - Auckland has the most sailing boat's in the whole world.
Fact 3 - Auckland biggest landscape is Rangitoto island it is very big and you can see it from the whole city.
Fact 4 - Did you know that where ever you go in Auckland there is water near by!
Last fact - Auckland has plenty of outdoor's and indoor activities.There is also a lot of culture all around Auckland.
Ok Iv'e been doing well on this .Ok so now we have finish activity 2 now let's move on to activity 3.Let's start.
Bonus Activity: Now it’s time to start your tour! Curious Kiwi decides to start by taking you on a short tour through downtown Auckland. You stop at the Sky Tower, the tallest building in all of New Zealand. When you look up, you see a huge New Zealand flag on the top of the tower. This flag was created back in 1902. That makes the New Zealand flag 115 years old!
Last year, the Prime Minister of New Zealand suggested that we should replace the flag with a new, updated design. He invited everyone in New Zealand to come up with their own flag design and submit it.
For this activity, it is your turn to design a new flag. Use any drawing programme that you wish. Once you have finished, post a copy of your design on your blog. Describe the flag, in words, below the picture. Be sure to tell us what is on the flag and what inspired your design.
Bonus point's = 8
For my flag I keep it very simple.I didn't want to much colour and to crazy.I still wanted the four star's so I keep it.My them colour that I went with is black,white and red I thought that those are some simple colour's.At first I was going to go with yellow but then I was no.I didn't know what I wanted to do so I just winged it and hope that it turned out good.