Friday, 28 December 2018

Summer learning journey | Week 2 | Day 5 | Activity 3

On your blog, list three different ideas or strategies for raising funds to preserve the
Great Barrier Reef. What could you do to fundraise here in New Zealand?

*Do garage sales and sell everything in good state that I don't need
*Lemonade stands on summer
*Ask family for money by doing chores , mowing peoples lawns and taking
other peoples pets for walks when they are busy to earn more money , save up
and send it to Australia

Summer learning journey | Week 2 | Day 5 | Activity 2

Use Google to help you find two other polluted rivers in New Zealand.

On your blog, tell us:
1) The names of the rivers. 2) The location of the rivers. 3) What is being done to clean up the rivers (if anything).

Manawatu River
Located in Manawatu-Wanganui  
•    Reduce bacteria in the river 
•    Prevent overallocation of river water
•  Protect habitats for native birds and fish and enable movement between these areas. 

Summer learning journey | Week 2 | Day 5 | Activity 1


What do you think about this rule? Is it fair that people are charged up to $100 000 for overfishing?
On your blog, tell us what you think about this rule and why you think it!
Yes I think they should be charged but I don't think they should be charged that much. They should just be charged just $500 because that is enough.
They should be charged because they are killing fish which is God's creation and shouldn't be treated with disrespect. Also because the place is private so they shouldn't be doing it anyways.

Thursday, 27 December 2018

Summer learning journey | Week 2 | Day 4 | Activity 3

On your blog, write a short story about what you think is happening in the picture. Be sure to tell us where you think the people are and what you think they were doing at the time that they stopped to pose for the selfie. To earn full points, the story must be 8 – 10 sentences long.

A young adult is taking a photo on top of a tall building 
where you can see the ocean and a lot of other buildings basically |the view|. 
I don't have any place in mind of where I think she is. 
I think she fell in love with the view that she just had to stop to take a photo. 
You can see a lot of yellow and red buildings. The clear sky with no clouds.
The dark green / blue ocean. 
She doesn't look scared but also is trying to get a good angle while trying not to fall of the building.
She is on the edge of the building which makes the photo look more interesting.
The green bushes and tress , also the huge bridge. She must have gotten a very good photo to treasure in her phone.

Summer learning journey | Week 2 | Day 4 | Activity 2

Over the years, people have suggested that we come up with a new name for the pool. What do you think we should call it? Take a minute to let your creative juices flow.

On your blog, give us a list of three to five options for the name of this geothermal pool. Put a star (*) beside the name that you like the most.
Green lava pool |It is hot|
*Pool of smelly green wonders |The pool is not clear so you might wonder whats in it|
Green garbage |It is obviously green and also it smells|

Summer learning journey | Week 2 | Day 4 | Activity 1

Let’s imagine that you had the chance to visit Milford Sound by boat, foot (walking) or air (helicopter). Which option would you prefer?
On your blog tell us which of the three options you would take to explore Milford Sound. Be sure to tell us why you have chosen this option.
If I had the chance to visit Milfor Sound I would choose to be in a helicopter because
I can see the beautiful view from up high and it's more exciting.

Wednesday, 26 December 2018

Summer learning journey | Week 2 | Day 3 | Activity 3

On your blog, tell us how you will solve this maths problem. You can write your answer in words, use a Sketchpad image or post a video explaining how you would figure it out. Be sure to give us your final answer. .
Adult can lift 25kgs, 
25x4 = 100kgs, 25x8 = 200kgs. + or double to make it 400kgs with 16 audlts, 
Add 4 to make 100 more kgs. 
The equation is like this now
25x20 = 500kgs

Adults and children
10 Adults and Children , 
10x25kg = 250kgs, 10x15kgs 150kgs. 250kgs+150kgs = 400kgs. 
Add 4 more adults(25kgs) to make another hundred
The total is

14 Adults 
10 Children 

Summer learning journey | Week 2 | Day 3 | Activity 2

On your blog, share a list of the ingredients that you need to make this food. You must type out the list of ingredients yourself (and not simply copy and paste it from a website) to earn full points.
One of my favourite foods are pizza
This is how to make it:

  1. For the sauce
  2. You add olive oil into a large skillet over medium heat.
  3. Add onions and sauté until it is soft
  4. Stir in garlic and cook 
  5. Stir in pureed tomatoes, Italian seasoning, parmesan cheese, brown sugar and red pepper flakes.
  6. Slowly stir in chicken broth.
  7. Light boil it and then reduce heat to barely a simmer.
  8. Cook until liquid is reduced to your liking.
  9. Taste and adjust seasoning 
  10. To make the crust, in a small bowl or glass, add 1 teaspoon sugar to very warm water.
  11. Stir in yeast and let sit for 10-15 minutes to allow the yeast to proof.
  12. When yeast is ready add mixture to a large bowl.
  13. Stir in flour, salt, remaining sugar, oil, Italian seasoning and parmesan cheese.
  14. When dough forms, place dough on a lightly floured surface and kneed gently with oiled hands.
  15. Press the dough into a lightly greased 12-inch pizza pan. Be sure to keep your hands oiled with olive oil to soften the dough and make it easier to press out.
  16. Cover dough with plastic wrap and place in a warm location for 30 minutes. (see note)
  17. Preheat oven to 425 F.
  18. When ready to serve, spread sauce over pizza.
  19. Top with cheese and toppings.
  20. Bake for 12 minutes or until the crust in the center of the pizza is fluffy and fully cooked.
  21. Garnish with fresh basil if desired.
  22. Slice and serve!

Summer learning journey | Week 2 | Day 3 | Activity 1

On your blog, tell us whether you are a night owl or an early riser. Then, tell us about the rest of your family. Are they the same as you? .
I am a night owl , I stay up very late , my whole family are night owls except for my mum , she sleeps and wakes up very early.

Summer learning journey | Week 2 | Day 2 | Activity 3

On your blog, list three similarities and three differences between the two plants that you chose. To earn five extra bonus points, post a picture of both plants on your blog..
Corpese Flower & Rafflesia Arnoldii


Both flowers have an unpleasant irritating smell
Both flowers are either the largest or biggest flowers in the world
Both flowers are found in Sumatra

Rafflesia is smaller than corpse flower by considering some elements.
Rafflesia grows up to the size of three feet and corpse flowers stand 8.2 feet tall
Corpse flower is known as "Titan Arum" and Rafflesia is just called Rafflesia Arnoldii

Summer learning journey | Week 2 | Day 2 | Activity 2

For this activity you are asked to think of someone who is very tough and strong. They can be someone who you know personally or they can be a character that you have read about in a book, seen in a movie, or on a television show.

On your blog, tell us about this person. Who are they? Why are they, in your opinion, so strong and tough?
My brother , he is very strong on the inside and out , he keeps me out of danger and sticks up for me everyday when something happens to me. He is very strong and he looks after everyone in my family.

Summer learning journey | Week 2 | Day 2 | Activity 1

On your blog, tell us whether or not you would like to try flax weaving. Does it interest you? Why or why not?

I have tried flax weaving , it doesn't interest me much , I don't find it fun to do. In my spare time I like to play games and others , I don't like sitting down and just flax weaving because it is boring.

Summer learning journey | Week 2 | Day 1 | Activity 1

On your blog, post a picture of yourself doing one of your favourite summer activities. Below the picture tell us what the activity is and tell us why it is one of your favourites.
Basketball is one of my favourite sports.

Summer learning journey | Week 2 | Day 1 | Activity 2

On your blog, write out each fact and in CAPITAL LETTERS beside the fact, write the word ‘TRUE’ if it is a true fact or ‘FALSE’ if it is not true.
True or False?

Fish Fact #1: The oldest known fish in the world is a 65 year old Australian lungfish.
Fish Fact #2: Sharks are the only fish that have eyelids.
Fish Fact #3: Starfish are a type of fish.
Fish Fact #4: Fish communicate with each other by making low-pitched sounds (moans, hisses, etc)
Fish Fact #5: Fish usually swim together in groups called ‘classes.’

Summer learning journey | Week 2 | Activity 2 | Day 1 |

On your blog, list the three people you would like to have on your Lake Taupo Cycle Race Support Crew. Tell us why you have chosen each person.

Mum - I would take my mum because she comforts me when I'm lonely

Older brother - He keeps me safe and keeps me from being in danger

Bestfriend - She makes me laugh anywhere at anytime and would make me happy everyday

Friday, 21 December 2018

Summer learning journey | Week 1 | Day 5 | Activity 3

On your blog, post a description of life in New Zealand in 2018. Please remember that the people who read your post will have never been to New Zealand or even seen a picture so it is your job to ‘paint a picture’ of New Zealand using your words. You can also post pictures, if you wish. Be sure to fully attribute the pictures.

New Zealand will be sinking into the ocean next week , 2018 in New Zealand has been a awesome time. I have visited many places like Auckland and Places in Tamaki.

My favorite things about New Zealand is the restaurans and shops, like Mac Donald's , KFC and burger king.

I will miss the beautiful fresh air and bright oceans of New Zealand , also the beautiful plants.

 If only New Zealand wouldn't sink in the ocean. This is the last week I will be in New Zealand and I want to make the best out of it by spending time outside in the beautiful nature.

Summer learning journey | Week 1 | Day 5 | Activity 2


On your blog, write a letter to your best friend or a family member telling them about your trip to the tundra. To earn full points your letter must have a greeting (eg. Dear…) followed by 5 – 6 sentences of information about what your experience.
Dear Bestfriend ,
I think my trip to the tundra was very interesting ,
Even though it was super freezing cold ,
I saw polar bears for the first time ever ,
I even saw shrubs , herbs and lichens ,
It was an amazing experience ,
The time I was there it was approxitemately 60 degrees ,
I was very cold ,
Although I really enjoyed seeing those various animals and also the beautiful plants that grew along.
I hope next time I get to go to the tundra with you!

Summer learning journey | Week 1 | Day 5 | Activity 1

On your blog tell us whether you think logging should be allowed in New Zealand. Be sure to provide at least two reasons to support your argument.
I don't think loggers should be cutting down trees

First reason:
They shouldn't cut trees because trees give us oxygen and fresh air for us to breathe

Second reason:
They shouldn't cut trees because trees are God's creation and shouldn't be treated like that.

Thursday, 20 December 2018

Summer learning journey | Week 1 | Day 4 | Activity 3

Activity 3: Salt and Pepper [5 + 5 possible bonus points]
Deep in the heart of Bolivia (a country in South America) lies a natural wonder unlike anything else. It is a massive area of salt, over 10 000 km2 large, that is referred to as the Uyuni Salt Flats.
Tourists who visit the flats often stay in hotels made completely out of salt (salt hotels). This is not the only unique hotel that you will find around the world. In fact, you can stay in hotels made entirely of ice (ice hotels) or glass (glass hotel). Let’s imagine that you were given enough money to build your very own hotel.
On your blog tell us where you would build your hotel and what you would use to build it. For an extra five points, use Google Drawings to design one room in your hotel. You can also use a paper and pencil to draw your room, take a picture of the drawing, and post it on your blog.
I would want my hotel in America and I would use ice blocks from the Torne river.

Summer learning journey | Week 1 | Day 4 | Activity 2

Activity 2: Pancakes and Maple Syrup? [4 points]
Aotearoa New Zealand is home to many spectacular sights and natural wonders. One of these is the Punakaiki Rocks and Blowholes located on the West Coast of the South Island. The Punakaiki rocks attract tourists from all over the world who are keen to see these amazing rock formations. Many people think that they look like pancakes stacked on top of one another. Pancakes are one of my favourite foods! They are delicious and pretty easy to make.
For this activity you are asked to choose one of your favourite foods. On your blog, write the name of your favourite food and then tell us how to make it. You may need to ask a family member, friend or Google (!) for help, if you do not normally make this food for yourself.
My favourite food is :
Maccaroni and cheese.

How to make it:
1. Cook the macaroni to packet directions.
2. While the macaroni is cooking, melt the butter in a saucepan. Remove from the heat and mix in the flour until smooth. Return to the heat and cook stirring until the mixture is frothy. Mix in the mustard. Remove from the heat and mix in a little milk at a time, stirring after each addition until smooth. Return to the heat and cook until the sauce boils and thickens. Mix in the salt and cheese.
3. Drain pasta well, shaking the macaroni to remove as much water as possible Spoon into a serving dish and grill until lightly golden.

Summer learning journey | Week 1 | Day 4 | Activity 1

Activity 1: Scaling New Heights [4 points]
Aotearoa New Zealand is a country of mountains and valleys, dense forests, and sparkling oceans. At the centre of the South Island sits the tallest mountain in the country, Aoraki Mt Cook. It is the place where Sir Edmund Hillary, the first man to reach the top (summit) of Mt Everest, learned how to climb mountains. It was pretty difficult for him, at first, but Sir Edmund Hillary did not give up and, in 1953, he achieved this dream of climbing Mt Everest. His face can now be found on the New Zealand $5 note!
Let’s imagine that you met Sir Edmund Hillary in real life and were able to interview him.
On your blog, post five questions that you would like to ask Sir Edmund Hillary about his life.

How did you feel while climbing up that humongous mountain ?
At any stage of climbing the mountain did you regret climbing it ?
How do you feel now that you have achieved your goal in climbing the tallest mountain ?

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Summer Learning Journey | Week 1 | Day 3 | Activity 3

1) The WWF are working to save creatures like seals and others
2)To help prevent baby seals from dying, they build big snow hills for them.
3) They save some animals.
Activity 3: The WWF: World Wildlife Fund [10 points]
In 1961, a number of people came together to start an organisation called the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The main goal of this organisation was/is to protect life on earth. Hundreds of WWF staff work in countries all over the world trying to protect our planet and the animals who live here. To learn more about their amazing work, click on one of the two video links below.

Clip #2: Tigers

Once you have watched the video, go to your blog and, using full sentences, tell us:
1) The name of the animal the WWF is working to save.
2) What the WWF is doing to help the animal.
3) What, if any, success they have had protecting the animal.

Summer learning journey | Week 1 |Day 3 | Activity 2


Activity 2: The Secretive Skink [4 points]
We have a number of small lizards (geckos and skinks) living in New Zealand. One of the least common is the Chevron Skink. According to the Department of Conservation, Chevron Skinks live mostly on two islands - Great Barrier Island and Little Barrier Island. These islands are ‘animal reserves.’ Very few people, other than staff working for the New Zealand Department of Conservation (DOC), are allowed to live there. The DOC staff are called ‘Rangers.’ Their job is to protect the wildlife (animals and plants) living on the island.
Would you like to be a DOC ranger and live with the animals on Great Barrier Island?
On your blog list three pros (good things) and three cons (bad things) about working as a DOC ranger. At the bottom of your post, tell us whether you would like to be a DOC Ranger or not.
Good things
1. Being a DOC is good because you get to live with animals .
2. Being a DOC is good because you learn more about animals
3. Being a DOC is good because your protecting them from getting harmed or being in danger

3 Bad things
1. Being a DOC is a bad idea because the animals can harm you and attack you any time 
2. Being a DOC is a bad idea because then your responsible for whatever happens to them
3. Being a DOC is a bad idea because you might have an accident on them and they would hurt you in revenge.
I really love animals but I don't plan on becoming a DOC because I don't know the things that could happen to me while being with all these animals. Also because I am the kind of persons who loves getting revenge on others.

Summer learning journey | Week 1 |Day 3 | Activity 1


In New Zealand we have many unusual animals. One of the most unusual is the kiwi bird - a bird that does not have wings and can not fly. Pretty strange, eh?! J.K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter books, has recently written a new book about strange or unusual animals called ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.’
For this activity, please watch this cool book trailer. Year 7 and Year 8 students in South Auckland, New Zealand helped to make it. Once you have watched the video, use your imagination and create your very own beast. What does your beast look, smell, feel, and sound like?

On your blog, post a description of your beast. Use interesting adjectives (describing words) to tell us about your beast.
My animal has a:
Big furry face , huge paws , sharp nails , smells like old dirt , long curled tail , long whiskers , loud roars , large beautiful round eyes.
My animal is a lion.