Thursday, 14 September 2017
Tuesday, 29 August 2017
Monday, 21 August 2017
WALT: Write a procedure on how to make a Cup of Milo.
Goal: To make a Cup of Milo.
- Hot water
- Tea spoon
- Hot water Jug
- Boil Water to get Boiled and clean water
- Get a clean Cup and place it on a flat surface
- Put 1 or 2 Teaspoons of sugar in the Cup to make it sweet.
- Add 2 or 3 Teaspoons of Milo in the Cup
- Pour ¾ of Hot water into the cup
- Get the milk and pour ¼ of milk into the mixture
- Stir the mixture for 1-2 Minutes
Thursday, 20 July 2017
7. #( Final ) Keep New Zealand Beautiful
Dawn breaks on Day #7 – the final day of your Great Kiwi Road Trip. You wake up early, ready to make the long trek back to Auckland. Along the way, Curious Kiwi stops at two beautiful places, Taupo and Rotorua, for you to get out and walk around.
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 ☺
- Put some flowers on the sidewalk.
- Mow the grass that is on the sidewalk
- Using compliments
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!
After a long soak in the natural hot pools, it is time to get back home. Your family and friends can’t wait to see you and they can’t wait to hear all about your adventures. Take a moment to think about what you have seen and done over the past week.
As you can see, I'm reading a book called “Ultimate Survival Guide For Kids”. I'm reading this book because i'm bored and reading books Keep me interested. I got this book from the Glen Innes Library. I think you can get this book in any Library. But if you get this book, Trust me, it will save your life one day. Here are some pictures from the book that i am reading. ( Sorry if you can’t see it )
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.
I learned a lot travelling around New Zealand and visiting other places like The land and sea, Cook Strait, Dargaville and much more. What i did not like about the journey, is getting lost in the forest crying everywhere. Luckily a wolf came and told me where was my group. Here are my three best things that i did and found.
- Finding a Great spotted kiwi. I liked the finding the kiwi and writing about the Great spotted kiwi. The great spotted kiwi and other kiwis are endangered just like the Rhinoceros and the Polar Bears.
2. Watching the Auckland Tour guide. The Auckland tour guide is super useful especially for those who came to visit Auckland. People can learn where all the places and the history of Auckland by just watching this video. You can watch the video by clicking here.
3. Lastly, interviewing with Laura Dekker. It's not that we are interviewing a famous young woman, it's that she went around the world with her bout. Isn't that amazing. And we got to interview our family members which is cool.
Bonus Activity: 12 points
Well, New Zealand truly is a stunning country, isn’t it? I think that we are so lucky to call it home! Let’s make sure that we do everything we can to keep the country safe and clean for future generations…
#Keep New Zealand beautiful!
Sunday, 16 July 2017
Day #6: Native Aotearoa
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 hund reds 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…
If i was the first one there, i would have been scared
I would've check if they have hair
My mates would have been excited and i would of been shy
I wouldn't like people that have tattoo over their eyes
I would wonder if they had lots of food
If they tried to kill us, that will kill my mood
I wonder if there were maori’s on New Zealand
I Wonder if they had a plan,
I Wonder if they were actually Maori’s
I Wonder if they met Maui.
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.
- Kids’ Theatre: Paper Shaper. Kids’ Theatre: Paper Shaper is about a little man on the side of the rubbish bin when no one is looking. He loves making things out of paper like a sun, trees, flowers, and butterflies. But his world is disrupted when a park visitor puts the wrong things in the bin.
- Magic with Zappo: Zappo (The magician) Invites you to an exciting performance filled with songs, stories and Magic tricks
- Balloon workshop with Zappo. The amazing balloon sculptures with Zappo
The magician. You can even take it home to impress your friends.
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 ☺
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
Saturday, 15 July 2017
Day #5: One Step at a Time…
After a long day at the beach, it is now time to move away from the water and drive inland, through the middle of the south island. You are going to start in Nelson and drive south before crossing a huge mountain range called the ‘Southern Alps.’ The scenery is going to be amazing!
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'm feeling scared. I walk through the forest all covered in tears, all of a sudden, i heard a strange noise coming from my left. It was getting closer and closer until a big wolf appeared out of nowhere. The big wolf was not harming me but her was acting strange. He needed water. He was dehydriding so i gave it some water. After that, the wolf notice, that she was alone so the big wolf lead her back to her group.
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 (Digital Learning Object) 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?
One day I would like to cycle on the Otago Trail because it’s just like fitness and you can just pump up your legs while you're riding a long trail in Otago. And last of all you can feel yourself getting hot and cooling down while riding.
Rachel on the Otago Rail Trail, April 2017
Bonus Activity: 10 points