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Friday, 30 December 2016

Summer Learning Journey Day 20

Day 20: Return to New Zealand
Your trip has now come to an end and it’s time to fly back to New Zealand. As you board the airplane, you start to think about all of the people who will be waiting to pick you up from the airport in Auckland and you get very excited. It’s time to go home!Auckland image.jpeg

http://www.conventionsnz.co.nz/
Activity 1
Imagine that you have just arrived at the airport in Auckland. Your whole family is there to greet you. They can’t wait to hear all about your trip! You decide that you’ll go home and have a special meal together to celebrate your return. Your mum offers to make you anything that you would like to eat. On your blog, tell us what you would choose to have for your special meal.
I will choose fries and burger because she makes the best ones.
If it was me, I would ask for homemade hamburgers with ketchup, American-style mustard, onions, tomato and lettuce; Cajun-style wedges with tomato sauce and Greek salad with cherry tomatoes and lots of feta cheese. For dessert I would ask for vanilla cake with chocolate icing and neopolitan ice cream. What would you ask for?
I would ask for ice cream with chocolate icing on top and cherry.
Activity 2
After four full weeks of planning and travelling, you are now safely back in New Zealand. You have now had some time to relax and to reflect on your experiences. What are two things that you have learned from your travels? On your blog, tell us about any two things that you have learned.
I have'd learnt how to cook pizza and meat balls with noddle.
Bonus Activity
School is about to start again for a new year. Yay! Imagine that you walked into your classroom and your teacher asked you to stand up in front of the class and talk about the country that you visited. On your blog, you can:
  1. Post a short video clip of yourself talking about the country that you visited and the things that you learned (1 – 2 minutes)
  2. Type out what you would say to the class if you had 1 – 2 minutes to speak. Good Morning everyone I have been going around the country to look around and I have been enjoyed going everywhere and I had a lot of fun. I had fun because I get to meet new friends and I learnt how to cook.

Bonus Activity = 15 points

Congratulations!!! You have finished the entire Summer learning journey. That is an amazing achievement. Please make time to comment on other student’s blogs. Commenting is a great way to share your learning with others and to show your support!

Summer Learning Journey Day 19

Day 19: Planes, trains and automobiles
It’s the last day in your country and it’s the final chance to head out and see places or people that you have yet to visit. It’s also your last day to sample the local food and enjoy the atmosphere. You decide that you will head out of the city and explore some of the smaller, neighbouring towns. In order to leave the city, you will need to find a vehicle. It could be a bus, a train, a taxi, a bicycle, a scooter...
Activity 1
Let’s imagine that the neighbouring town was about 30 kilometres away. There are a number of beautiful villages and interesting things to see along the way. You have four options for this trip. You can take a:
  1. Train – 25 minute ride; No stops along the way; $12 for the trip (return)
  2. Bus – 45 minute ride; Two stops along the way to look at interesting villages; $8 for the trip (return)
  3. Scooter – 1 hour ride; Unlimited number of stops; $5 for the trip (return)
  4. Bicycle – 2 hour ride; Unlimited number of stops but there are some hills along the way; $1 (return)
On your blog, tell us which of these four options you would choose and why!
I will choose the Train because it is quicker to go back to New Zealand.
Activity 2
These days there are, literally, dozens of different kinds of vehicles that we can use. Some of them are quite familiar (eg. car, truck, bus) but some are very unique and different. Watch this Youtube clip of the most Amazing vehicles ever made.
When you have finished tell us which of the vehicles you liked the most. On your blog tell us the name of the vehicle and the reasons why you liked it so much. There are a number of pretty interesting options!
I like the jet back because I can fly anywhere I like and it can go higher and higher.
Bonus Activity
The Canadian government has decided to build the longest walking trail in the world. It is called the Great Trail’ and it covers 15 000 miles. Wow! For this activity, we are drawing inspiration from this walking trail and thinking about our own footprints.
Your task is to use DrawIsland tool to create your own digital footprint. The footprint must include your name and the name of the country that you are visiting. Otherwise, you can decorate it in any way that you want. It’s totally up to you! Once you have drawn your footprint, save it, and then upload it to your blog. Here is an example of my footprint:

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Thursday, 29 December 2016

Summer Learning Journey Day 18

Day 18: Famous/Infamous animals
It’s time to go to the zoo! You have been invited to tour the national zoo with some students from one of the local schools. Although you don’t really know anyone you decide to be brave and give it a go! When you arrive at the front gates, you walk into the zoo and you immediately see…
Activity 1
Imagine that you have just entered the zoo. On your blog, tell us what you think you might see on your visit. You can start with this sentence:
I had just entered the zoo when, all of a sudden, I saw a tiger roaring at me when I went in.
I had just entered the zoo when, all of a sudden, I saw…
Aim for a blog post of 8 - 10 sentences in length. You can do it!
Activity 2
When you are at the zoo, you have the chance to learn about some animals that are specifically found in your country. They are called ‘indigenous’ animals. This means that they are originally from your country. Use Google to identify two indigenous animals from your country. On your blog, post a picture of the animals and tell us a bit about them. What are they called? Where do they live? What do they eat?
The animal that saw is a Tiger
They live in a Zoo in Canada
They eat rabbits and fish
Bonus Activity
Sadly, there are a number of animals in the world that are struggling to survive because they cannot find enough food to eat or a safe place to live. Many of these animals are dying and, in some cases, there are very few of them left. They are called ‘endangered animals.’ In New Zealand we have many endangered species, including the kakapo, a shiny green bird that likes to make its nest on the ground. Unfortunately, the nest is really easy to get to and other animals can easily steal the kakapo’s eggs. As a result, very few new kakapo are born. There are 55 kakapos in New Zealand right now.

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http://www.arkive.org/kakapo/strigops-habroptila/image-G41488.html
The New Zealand government is trying to save the kakapo. They are looking for creative ideas. What do you think they could do? On your blog, tell us what you think should be done to save the kakapo. Please be as creative as you can!

Bonus Blog = 8 points



Summer Learning Journey Day 17

Day 17 – Famous Sights
Before you leave to head home, you will want to dedicate a few days to sightseeing in your country. There are dozens of beautiful buildings and gorgeous natural wonders. Scroll down to see pictures of three of the most famous landmarks in each country.
Canada
CN Tower – Tallest building in Canada

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Niagara Falls – Largest waterfall in the world
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http://www.niagarafallslive.com/Facts_about_Niagara_Falls.htm
Canadian Rocky Mountains – Largest mountains in Canada

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Chile
Torres del Paine National Park – One of the largest and most beautiful national park in Chile

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San Cristobal Hill – Second highest hill in northern Santiago  

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Lauca National Park – Beautiful national park in the far north of Chile

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http://www.mountainphotographer.com/lauca-national-park/

Germany
Brandenburg Gate – Beautiful arch in downtown Berlin

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brandenburg_Gate
Neuschwanstein Castle – One of the oldest castles in Germany
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuschwanstein_Castle
Berlin Wall – The most famous symbol of the Cold War in Germany. It used to separate the east side from the west side of Germany.
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https://kuruc.info/r/4/160532/
Malaysia
Petronas Towers – Tallest buildings in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petronas_Towers
Batu Caves – Famous Hindu temple and shrine

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batu_Caves
Gunung Mulu National Park – A large national park in Sarawak, Malaysia, with lots of caves and beautiful rainforests
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunung_Mulu_National_Park
United Kingdom
Big Ben – Largest clock tower in England

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http://www.aboutbritain.com/BigBen.htm
Stonehenge – An ancient circle of stones

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http://www.oxfordscientificfilms.tv/portfolio-item/secrets-of-the-stonehenge-skeletons/
Buckingham Palace – Home of the royal family in London

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http://www.visitlondon.com/things-to-do/event/27250576-buckingham-palace-tour-summer-opening-2016#5xKQigfsWIOQi2yB.97


Mexico
El Castillo, Chichen Itza – Mayan temple

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Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral – Largest and oldest cathedral in the Americas

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http://www.mendaily.com/top-sights-of-mexico-city/
Gruta de las Canicas – Cave with 2.0 million pearls on the cave floor

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https://www.mexicodesconocido.com.mx/la-gruta-de-las-canicas-al-sur-de-tabasco.html


South Africa
Kruger National Park – Home to dozens of African animals

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http://www.gateway-africa.com/kruger-national-park.htm
Table Mountain

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https://dumirocks.wordpress.com/tag/table-mountain/
Apartheid Museum – Museum honouring important events in the history of South Africa

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apartheid_Museum


United Arab Emirates
Burj Khalifa – The tallest building in the world

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http://creativedig.com/burj-of-khalifa-a-skyscraper-in-dubai
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque – Huge, contemporary mosque

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http://luxeadventuretraveler.com/sheikh-zayed-grand-mosque/
The desert

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http://www.abudhabidesertsafarionline.com/


Japan
Jigokudani Monkey Park – Famous hot spring with live monkeys

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https://nz.pinterest.com/pin/294845106824206181/
Himeji Castle – Best existing example of Japanese castle architectureC:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\Himeji castle.jpg




http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3501.html
Mt Fuji – Highest mountain in Japan

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http://volcano.oregonstate.edu/mt-fuji-earthquake-caused-volcanic-eruption
Australia
Uluru (Ayers Rock) – Huge red rock formation in the middle of the desert

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http://www.lonelyplanet.com/australia/
Sydney Opera House – Most of the most iconic buildings in the world

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https://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/06/7e/de/b0/caption.jpg
Great Barrier Reef – One of the largest ecosystems in the world
http://www.businessinsider.com.au/australias-great-barrier-reef-will-disappear-within-two-decades-with-no-intervention-2014-3?r=US&IR=TC:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\Great Barrier Reef.gif
Day 17 – Famous Sights
Activity 1
On your blog tell us which of the icons you would most like to visit in your chosen country. Be sure to tell us why you have chosen it!
I will choose Canada because I like going up high and I think that there food tastes yummy.
Activity 2
Let’s imagine that you have been asked to host a visitor from another country. They are going to come and stay with you for three days. During that time, you are expected to take them on a tour of New Zealand and show them some our most famous icons. Where would you take them? If it was me, I might take them to Mt Cook in the south island, to the Sky Tower in Auckland and to Chums Beach in the Coromandel. What about you? On your blog, tell us which three famous places in New Zealand you would go with your visitor.
I would take them to the sky tower in Auckland because they haven't been there and I want them to taste out food.
Bonus Activity

Take a picture of yourself standing beside a popular place in your community. It can be anywhere that’s pretty popular in your area (e.g. a store, a restaurant, a marae, etc). On your blog please tell us about the landmark. What is the name of it? Where is it? Who goes to it?
I have not been to popular places

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Summer Learning Journey Day 16 Week 4

Week 4: Sights and Sounds
Your big overseas adventure is about to come to an end☹. Before you head back to New Zealand you want to spend the last few days seeing the most famous and important sights in the country. You may also want to join in some of the festivities.
Day 16 – National Celebrations
Today is a very special day in the country! It’s a major national holiday and everyone is celebrating! Scroll down to learn more about the national holiday in your country.
Canada – The national day in Canada is called ‘Canada Day.’ It is celebrated on 1 July every year. People in Canada like to celebrate the holiday by getting together with friends, having a meal and setting off fireworks. People usually eat food from the barbecue on Canada Day. Some of the most popular foods are hot dogs, hamburgers, poutine (fries with gravy and cheese), and nachos.  C:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\Canada Day photo.jpg


Chile – The national day in Chile is called the Fiestas Partrias of Chile. It is celebrated on two different days - 18 September and 19 September. The people of Chile love to celebrate their national days by going to watch Chilean rodeos, dancing the cueca (a traditional dance), watching parades and going to barbecues. Food is a very important part of the celebration. Chileans like to eat lots of meat. A popular dish is called pino (a mixture of beef and onion).C:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\Chilean National Day.jpg


Germany – The national day in Germany is called The Day of German Unity. It is celebrated on 3 October each year. Everyone in Germany has the day off from school and work. They usually get together with friends and family to enjoy some delicious food. Some of their favourite foods are sausages, potato salad, and sauerkraut (sour cabbage).

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https://thefunnyplace.org/tag/germany-national-day/
Malaysia – The national day in Malaysia is called Hari Merdeka or Independence Day. It is celebrated every year on 31 August. It is a public holiday and the people of Malaysia usually celebrate by having large parades, concerts and events. The military men and women in Malaysia usually participate in the parades. The children in Malaysia usually get dressed up in their best clothes and people eat very traditional Malaysian foods.C:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\MD army.jpg

http://www.heraldmalaysia.com/news/borneo-christians-unite-in-prayer-for-malaysias-national-day/31425/5
United Kingdom – There is currently no official national day in the United Kingdom, however, there are many public holidays that people celebrate. They are usually called ‘bank holidays’ because the banks close on those days. The British people love to get together with family and friends on the bank holidays. They will often go to watch a horse racing or greyhound racing on a holiday. They may also get together at a local pub to watch a game of football (soccer) or rugby on the television. Common foods to eat on the bank holidays include English favourites such as fish and chips or pies.

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07gxm4c
Mexico – The national day in Mexico is celebrated over two days – 15 and 16 September. It is a very special time for the people of Mexico as it represents the beginning of the Mexican War of Independence from Spain. The war started in 1810 and ended in 1821. Each year the current Mexican president re-enacts the ‘call for independence’ by ringing a bell. Everyone in Mexico has time off over this period and many spend time with their family and friends. They share special food together like enchiladas, cecinas, and bistec. Some Mexicans will participate in parades and engage in folklore dancing.C:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\Mexico independence day.jpg


https://globein.com/blog/10-need-to-know-facts-about-mexican-independence-day/
South Africa – Freedom Day is celebrated on the 27th of April in South Africa. It celebrates freedom and commemorates the first elections held in 1994 in South Africa where both white and black people were allowed to vote. Prior to 1994, only white people were allowed to vote. Black people had very limited voting rights. On Freedom Day, the people of South Africa celebrate by eating special dishes likes Vetkoek (Fried bread with filling), bobtie (spicy quiche), and peppermint crisp tarts. C:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\Freedom day in SA.jpg


http://www.gettyimages.co.nz/event/south-africa-celebrates-freedom-day-635060591
United Arab Emirates – The national day in the United Arab Emirates is celebrated every year on 2 December. It makes the day that the seven emirates (territories) came together in 1972. On UEA National Day people often dress up in green, white, black and red and attend car rallies and dance shows. They will also decorate their homes with banners and attend large firework shows and concerts. It is a huge day of celebration!C:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\UAE national day.jpg
http://w.timeoutabudhabi.com/aroundtown/features/28491-uae-national-day
Japan – In Japan, the national day is celebrated on 11 February. It is called ‘National Foundation Day’ and it honours the original founding of Japan and the reign of the first emperor, Jimmu. On National Foundation Day, some people in Japan will gather together to celebrate, however they do not usually have large parties or celebrations. Most people will have the day off of work.
C:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\National Foundation Day - Japan.jpghttp://blogs.wsj.com/japanrealtime/2014/02/11/happy-national-foundation-day/
Australia – The National Day of Australia, or Australia Day, is held every year on 26 January. It is a huge event in Australia with most people attending local community festivals, concerts or parties. New Australian citizens are sworn in on the 26th of January and everyone has the day off of work. It is common for people to get together with friends to have a barbecue. Steak and chips are often on the menu!
C:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\Australia Day.jpeghttp://sa.australiaday.org.au/
Day 16 – National Celebrations
Activity 1
Imagine that you are visiting on the national holiday of your chosen country. On your blog tell us what you would eat, see and do on that day.
C:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\Canada Day photo.jpgI would eat ham burger and some fries and I will take pictures there.
Activity 2
Create a brand new public holiday for the country.  Use your creativity to come up with a name for the holiday and a short description of how people in the country celebrate the holiday. Do they all get the day off? Do they eat special foods or go to special events to mark the day? They do get a day off work and they eat special foods and they mark a special events.
Bonus Activity

In New Zealand our national holiday is on 6 February. It is called Waitangi Day. What do you do to celebrate Waitangi Day? Do you go somewhere special? On your blog tell us what you do on that day.
We go somewhere special. We go somewhere that have food to eat and we celebrate it there.