Friday, 12 January 2018

Summer Learning Journey Week 4 Day 5

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!

When I grow up, first i want to play rugby then when i grow a little bit older, i want to be a cook. The reason why i want to play rugby is because my brothers play rugby and The reason why i want to be a cook is to own a restaurant and make delicious food when i make Dinner.

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.

The car I'll pick is the Flying car. The reason why I'll pick the Flying car is because, you can get there faster, Impress other people with my amazing Flying car and Fly above traffic.

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 think 80 years from now, food such as Mince and bread will cost only 3 dollars. Regular Iphones will be only 5 or 6 dollars but I think there will be holograms as the new Iphones. I am pretty sure there are going to be some lethal weapons in the future. or we can stay the same with the normal food and the normal Phones


Summer Learning Journey Week 4 Day 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?

Moana went on a adventure to Find Maui to restore the heart of Te Fiti. She followed the Hook In the sky. A few Hours of Sailing, She it a big wave and past out. She woke up on a Island but she did´nt know she was on Maui's Island. Maui found her boat and trap Moana in a cave but Luckily she got out and catches up to Maui. They made a deal to Get Maui's hook then Return the Heart Of Te Fiti. So of they went into there Adventure

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.

Being a farmer looks and sound like a very easy job but in real life, its a hard job. In fact you have to wake up early in the morning and feed, wash and groom your Animals. probably, the hardest thing to do as a farmer is killing the animals for food, But Farming looks like a interesting job to do but it is a no for me.

Two Reasons why i don't want to be a Farmer

1. I have to wake up early in the morning .
2. At some point, you have to kill the animal for food.

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.
I have a lot favorite songs but this is the song i choose.

Song:Just an illusion
Artists:Julia Zahra
Link to Song: Just an illusion

I've Been told About living Like a Star
Hotel rich, champagne and caviar 
But no one ever showed me the reverse
And that really hurts, oh it really hurts
They try to sell your body and you soul
It's the price you pay for rock and roll
And no one understands it, how you feel 
For it's so unreal, oh, it's so unreal

So Baby, don't you cry for me It's an illusion,
just an illusion I thought I knew what like should be 
It's an illusion, just an illusion.

When critics crucify your latest show
Another drink and then you lose control 
But then on stage I feel a fire burn 
There is no return, I'm always on the run 
I give it to you, babe, with all my heart 
For it's not too late, oh, it's not too late.

So Baby, don't you cry for me It's an illusion,
just an illusion I thought I knew what like should be 
It's an illusion, just an illusion.

So Baby, don't you cry for me It's an illusion,
just an illusion I thought I knew what like should be 
It's an illusion, just an illusion.


Thursday, 11 January 2018

Summer Learning Journey Week 4 Day 3

Day 3: Social Systems

Activity 1: Mixed-Member Proportional (MMP)

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 choose My friend Alex and My brother Loto. I Chose Loto and Alex because they are Smart people. Alex skipped one year that means he supposed to be a year 7 but he was too smart so he skipped one Year so he is now a Year 8 Just like Loto. Loto Can say all his times table from 1 to 12 in less that 10 seconds. Alex and Loto is Contributing in the Summer Learning Journey as well.

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?

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).

My Home Town is Auckland.

Three Things people like about Auckland.
1. Auckland City has the Highest amount of People in New Zealand
2. Auckland is home to over 50 volcanoes
3. New Zealand is one of only three countries that have two official national Anthems.The first is God Save the Queen and the other is God Defend New Zealand.

My hometown of Almonte, Ontario

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?

Here is the Classroom I made with Google Draw.


Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Summer Learning Journey Week 4 Day 2

Day 2: A 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 eyou learned about Richie that you did not
know beforehand. What else would you like to know about Richie?

3 thing i did not know about Richie McCaw.

  1. That he played 110 games as captain of All Blacks.
  2. He was a Pilot
  3. He dreamed of being a All Blacks player.
I would also like to know, When did he start playing rugby

Activity 2: Sporting Heroes
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 sports Hero is Jason Taumalolo. He is my sports hero because
he is the captain on the Rugby League World Cup Tonga team.
He is a great player. He played for Rugby Since 2010.
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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

   The Merengue      The Tango

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?  

The dance Style I picked is The Tango
Three Interesting facts about The Tango.
  1. Tango is a partner dance that originated in the 1880s
  2. Tango is a dance that has influences from African, Native American and European culture
  3. The Tango Was Created in Argentina
The Tango was originated in Argentina.


Summer Learning Journey Week 4 Day 1

Day 1: Turn of the Century (2000-2010)

Activity 1:  Celebrating a Win

In 2000, the country of New Zealand celebrated when Russell Coutts and his sailing team won their second straight America’s Cup. This was the first time that a team from New Zealand had won back-to-back championships! Many people celebrated the victory with their friends and family.

On your blog, tell us what you and your family do to celebrate special events, such as birthdays. Do you have a special meal or go to a specific place? In our house, we usually make a pizza and bake a special cake. What about you?

If it is someone's birthday in our house, We Buy or make cake, Eat Pizza, Eat ice cream, Go Mcdonalds, Get toys, Eat at KFC and more But if its someone else in our family, We go chipmunks, Paintball and more.

Activity 2: Lord of the Rings
Arguably one of the most famous movie trilogies of all time, The Lord of the Rings, was filmed in New Zealand. All three movies were directed by a New Zealander named Peter Jackson. The first movie was released in 2001, the second in 2002 and the third in 2003. The movies cost an estimated $300 million to produce!  

Imagine that instead of spending the money on the movies, Peter Jackson decided to give all of this money to you. Lucky you! On your blog, tell us what you would do with $300 million dollars. How would you spend it? It is a lot of money so please think carefully about it and spend it wisely :-)

For me, I would
Spend it on the homeless,
Give Some money to my family,
Eat out,
Travel around the world,
Buy a Mansion
And more.

But the most thing i’ll do if i had that much money, I would give some of my money to all my families.

Bonus Activity: The Rise of the ‘Selfie’
Although most of you are quite familiar with the idea of taking a ‘selfie’ (picture of ourselves), this was not always the case. In fact, it wasn’t until the early 2000s that people started talking about the idea of a selfie, taking selfies and posting them online.

In honour of the rise in popularity of the ‘selfie,’ take a selfie and post it on your blog. Try to show us at least one of your hobbies or one your favourite things (maybe a special toy or book). For example, here is a selfie of Hazel drinking a big mug of tea, and Rachel with her son, Aronui, attending a Paw Patrol show!

Here is a Selfie of me and My best friend charlie. My favourite thing to do is to hang out with friends or people that i know. (This is a old pic that i took at my school).

Saturday, 6 January 2018

Summer learning journey Week 3 Day5

Day 5: Maintaining the Status Quo (The 1990’s)

Activity 1: Hiking Tongariro
In 1990, one of the largest national parks in New Zealand, Tongariro, was listed as a World Heritage Site. It is a truly spectacular place to visit! Thousands of people go to Tongariro every year and hike the Tongariro Crossing. Visit the Tongariro website to learn more about the one-day hike.

On your blog tell us what you would need to pack if you were going to hike the Tongariro Crossing. What should you bring with you? Write a list of at least 5 items.

5 items ill bring:

1.Satellite phone/Mobile Phone. In case your being attack by animals or other people.

2.First Aid kit. In case you get hurt

3.Climbing Gloves: When you need to climb rocks

4. Plenty of water and food: so you dehydrate or starve.

5. Warm Water proof jackets: In case its cold or raining.

Other than making sure that you have the right equipment, what else should you do before heading out on a big hike? Click here to learn how to stay safe while you’re hiking.

Activity 2: Leading New Zealand
In the 1990s, four different individuals served as the Prime Minister of New Zealand – Geoffrey Palmer, Mike Moore, Jim Bolger and Jenny Shipley.

On your blog, write a short profile of one of our former Prime Ministers. Upload a photo of them with your post. Click on this link to find a copy of the template. Click on file and then click make a copy. This will save the blank template to your Google Drive so that you can fill it in. Post the completed template to your blog to earn points for this activity.

Click Here for the like link to The Template that i made.

Bonus Activity: You Have to Pay to Play

In 1990, for the first time in New Zealand’s history, universities and polytechnics started charging students money to go to school. Prior to then, it had been free to go to university or to a polytechnic. Since 1990, students have had to pay thousands of dollars to attend post-secondary (after high school) education.

The new Labour government have promised to give up to three years of free post-secondary education to all New Zealanders by 2020!

On your blog, tell us what you think. Should students have to pay money (tuition fees) to go to university? Why or why not?

For me, I think students should not pay for there university. The reason why the should not pay is because only rich people will be able to afford to pay but the people will not that much money can't be able to enter the school.