Sunday, 31 December 2017

Summer Learning Journey Day 4 Week 3

Summer Learning Journey
Day 4

Activity 1 - One of the most famous children’s stories to ever come out of New Zealand, Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy, was written by a kiwi woman named Lynley Dodd. The book was originally published in 1983. It is now sold in dozens of countries around the world. It features a small dog named Hairy.

On your blog, use the following sentence starter from the original book to finish the story.

“Out of the gate and off for a walk went Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy…”

To earn full points, your story should have, at least, 8-10 sentences.

Out of the gate and off for a walk went Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy....
He had a bone in his mouth he was wanting to eat
But he thought he'd find a place first, a place that couldn't be beat
He was looking for some peace, someplace with shade and sun
And then finally to his joy, he had found the right one
A spot under the shade provided by an oak tree
What a delight for Hairy Maclary
He was happy, on his own
With his juicy looking bone
He starts to lick
Very quick
Until out from under a bush came...
A teeny tiny rabbit!

Activity 2 - In the 1980s it became increasingly common for students to graduate from high school and take a year off to travel and experience the world. This year was often referred to as the ‘Big OE’ or ‘Big Overseas Experience.’ A number of kiwis headed to places like Australia and England to live and work before returning to New Zealand to finish their studies.

Imagine that you are a student in the 1980s and you’re about to graduate from high school. Where would you like to go on your big OE? On your blog tell us which country you would visit and give us three (3) reasons for your choice. Find some pictures on the internet of things that you would like to see and do in this country.

I’d love to go to Switzerland and spend lots of time in the mountains, learning how to ski!

I would love to visit Australia to explore Sydney, the place I always wanted to go! I'd also go to see all my family members, including aunties, uncles, cousins and grandparents!
It would also be fun to go to the Gold Coast, where everything looks so nice and wonderful!
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Bonus Activity - In 1982, Te Karere, a Māori-language news show premiered on television. It has continued to stream live on TV to this day. If you would like to watch it, turn on TV One at 3:55 p.m. each weekday and you will see it. The show is often hosted by a man named Scotty Morrison.

Imagine that you were Scotty Morrison and you were able to interview anyone you wanted. I would choose to interview our new prime minister, Jacinda Ardern. I’d love to know what it is like to be the Prime Minister.  What about you? Who would you choose to interview and why? What would you like to find out?

If I could interview anyone, it would most probably be my famous uncle Lawrence. His face starred in the lord of the rings. If you search up "Lord of the rings cast, Lawrence Makoare", you'll be sure to see my uncle. He was the witch-king of Angmar, Gothmog.

These are three things I'd ask him.
* How does it feel to work in movies such as The DeadLands with James Rolleston, and The Lord Of The Rings, with plenty other movie stars? * What advice would you give to any children or others out there, including me, if they wanted to be an actor?
*Do you ever get tired of all the make-up?

I liked writing about my uncle today. I feel pretty cool that I have family that are either famous, popular, well-known or seen on tv!

Saturday, 30 December 2017

Summer Learning Journey Day 3 Week 3

Summer Learning Journey
Day 3

Activity 1 - In the 1970s one of the most common television programmes was called ‘Ready to Roll.’ It was broadcast on Saturday afternoons and hosted by a man named Roger Gascoigne. During the show, Roger would introduce music videos and then play them for the TV audience. He also invited famous people to come onto the show and perform songs that were currently popular.  

Watch the following three clips that were shown on the Ready to Roll programme:

When you have finished, rank the clips in order from your most favourite (#1) to your least favourite (#3). Post your rankings on your blog.

Activity 2 - Fashion in the 1970s was quite unique. Take a look at the pictures of a ‘typical’ 1970s outfit and tell us, on your blog, two things that you like about 1970s fashion and two things that you don’t like about the fashion of the day. I am not a huge fan of the patterned pants. What about you?

I like the women and girls dresses, especially the short summer ones. And I also like those oldern day hats the men used to wear. those hunting caps and mini fedora ones, like the ones Ryan wears on High School Musical.

Two things I don't like about the fashion is the patterned clothing and the poofy skirts girls wear.

Bonus Activity - For much of the past century, schools in New Zealand taught students in only one language – English. In 1972, Ngā Tamatoa member, Mrs. Hana Jackson, submitted a petition to Parliament to ask the government to include the teaching of Te Reo Māori (the Māori language) and Māori culture in New Zealand schools. We still use petitions to this day when we want an organisation (e.g. a school) to make a change.

Think about your school. What is one thing that you would like change. Would you like to learn about different things? Maybe you think school should only be open 3 days a week?

On your blog, write a letter to your principal to try and convince him/her to make the change. Ensure that your letter is polite and respectful.

Mr Hendricks.

If there is one thing I would want to change in this school it would be the school's senior playground. I kindly ask of you to create a whole new playground where our SENIOR kids would have much ore fun playing around on. Maybe, you could add a slide or two, long and swirly ones? Whatever it is that will improve and develop our park... Please?! Thank you for your consideration...

From Jazire.

This was scheduled to the 30th but unfortunately it posted automatically! Sorry readers! Anyways, there's more blogging to be done... CIAO!

Friday, 29 December 2017

Summer Learning Journey Day 2 Week 3

Summer Learning Journey
Day 2

Activity 1 - In the 1960s there was a great deal of change in New Zealand. Technology was evolving and the television was introduced for the first time into New Zealand homes in the 1960s. Popular programmes included Town and Around and C’mon.  Television remains popular to this day.

What is your favourite television show at the moment? On your blog tell us about your favourite television show. What is it about? Who are the main characters? What channel is it on?

Favourite tv show - Spongebob
This show is about a sponge and his best friend, a starfish, going on plenty adventures together. It is a comedy cartoon, I like to say! I watch spongebob on the net at home, but at my aunty's house, I watch it on the Nickelodeon Channel.

Activity 2 - Famous bands also started travelling across the world and in 1964, New Zealand hosted, arguably the most popular band of the time, The Beatles.

People were very excited to see The Beatles, and the hype around the band was known as Beatle-Mania (similar to the modern-day Bieber-Fever)!

Read about their tour of New Zealand below, and then post three interesting facts about The Beatles Tour on your blog.

* One time there was a crowd so big that the policemen had to keep the audience behind a wire fence.
*There was chaos and one of the beatles' cars was shunted backwards!
* The beatles' first performance was in Wellington, NZ.

Bonus Activity - In the 1960s, sport in New Zealand was dominated by the three R’s – rugby, racing and running. The national rugby team, the All Blacks, had a great decade, winning 36 of the 40 games that they played. Many kiwis also spent their week-ends at the local racetrack and, in 1960, Peter Snell won a gold medal in the 800m race at the Olympic Games in Rome, Italy. He followed this up with two more gold medals in the 800m and 1500m races at the 1964 Olympic Games.

Watch this documentary about Peter Snell and then create a one-page poster on Canva* about this famous kiwi runner. Be sure to include a picture  of Peter along with information about his interests and other sporting accomplishments.

*You will need to register on the Canva website in order to use it. To register, first you will need to choose your poster template from the homepage. This will bring up the sign-in page. Click on the ‘Register with Email’ button and enter your details.

I couldn't make a one-page poser on Canva because my home device isn't supported by the site, so I made a drawing.

Thursday, 28 December 2017

Summer Learning Journey Day 1 Week 3

Summer Learning Journey
Day 1

Activity 1 - In the 1950s, things settled down in New Zealand. There were no international wars or intense, national conflicts. Many kiwis were able to settle down, get married, buy a home and start a family.

Activity 1: Meat and Three Veg
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It was common for women in the 1950s to stay home with their children and raise their family. They were called ‘housewives.’ Many housewives followed a simple rule when they prepared the evening meal: the ‘meat and three veg’ rule. This meant that they prepared dinners that included three different vegetables and a type of meat (eg. beef, lamb, or chicken).

On your blog tell us if you think that the ‘meat and three veg’ rule is a good one. Do you like the rule? Would you enjoy eating a typical 1950s dinner? Why or why not?

I think that the meat and 3 veg' rule is actually a good idea. Mostly because this is what happens in my family when we eat meat for dinner. And yes, I would consider this and I do like the rule. It keeps me in health,and in shape.

Activity 2 - During the 1950s the population of New Zealand grew by 400,000 people. That is huge! In fact, so many people were having babies that many people refer to this period in our history as the ‘baby boom.’ Popular baby names in 1950s New Zealand were:

Christine John
Susan David
Margaret Peter
Judith Michael
Jennifer Robert

Read through the lists. Are these popular names in your school? On your blog, tell us which names are currently popular in your school. Please provide, at least, three girls’ names and three boys’ names that are popular.

When I was going to school, the name ‘Jennifer’ was the most popular girl’s name and the name ‘Matthew’ was the most popular boy’s name.

In school, I think that the most popular names (or the ones that most kids are called by) would be...

Girls -

Boys -

But that's from my point of view, because there are certainly more than one people in my school with these names.

Bonus Activity - In the 1950s, most people communicated with one another by writing letters. According to the NZ history website, New Zealanders sent over 200 million letters and postcards between 1950 and 1960. That is an average of 87 letters per person!

For this activity, imagine that you are living in New Zealand in the 1950s. Use Google Draw* to design the front of a postcard that you could send to a friend. Try to include elements of Kiwiana in your design (e.g. Pohutukawa trees, Hokey Pokey ice cream, etc). Post a copy of your postcard picture to your blog. Be sure to describe what you have drawn on your blog beneath the picture.

*You will need to make a copy of the Google Draw template to create your postcard.

The photo with the words, "BIG AROHA" underlined was taken from a music video named Big Aroha! The song is about my papa (my dad's father) teaching them about Maori (them being, the slacks). Some of my favourite lyrics from the song would have to be....
* Big aroha, that is my tikanga, I learnt Te Reo from a Maori at the dairy - The Maori Is My Papa!
*And all your iwi, and all that we be, is what the Maori call the kotahitanga.

Click the underlined words in my drawing to watch the music video. If you see one of the singers giving another man a hongi, that man would be my papa!

I liked today's activities because I got to make a postcard and I used my papa's music video for it! I love my papa Daniel!

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Summer Learning Journey Day 5 Week 2

Summer Learning Journey
Day 5

Activity 1 - After six long years of fighting, World War II finally came to an end in 1945. The entire country was ecstatic and parties were thrown all over New Zealand to celebrate VE Day (Victory in Europe). Imagine that you were living in New Zealand in 1945 and you had to plan a VE day party at your house. Who would you invite? What would you do to celebrate?

On your blog, tell us all about your (imaginary) VE party. If it was me, I would invite all of my closest friends and family over to my house for a big barbecue. We would eat hamburgers and play basketball in the driveway. Some of us would probably walk to the local beach to play soccer on the beach and to go for a swim (if the weather was warm enough)!

If I had to plan a VE, I would probably host a barbecue for all my friends, family, and more. I would have a pool party and games to play in the pool as well. It would be a day full of laughter and amusement.

Activity 2 - In the years following World War II, things slowly returned to normal in New Zealand. Soldiers returned home and settled back into regular life; and national sporting teams, like the New Zealand cricket team, got back together and started playing matches again. In the late 1940s, men and women would go to watch these events, men wearing hats and suits and women wearing dresses, hats, and gloves.
Compare the pictures of common clothing from the late 1940s to what you wear now (i.e. in 2017). Are they similar or are they quite different?

On your blog tell us which of the two styles you prefer and why. The pictures above were taken over 65 years ago! What do you think people will be wearing 65 years from now?

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Today's clothes are far more better than the old school ones, in my personal opinion. I like say that this is because of the style and design. Modern clothing isn't anywhere near olden day clothing. Here's why....
Olden day girls clothings were always mostly ONLY dresses! And men always wore long pants and a long-sleeved shirt or singlet. And boys wore shorts, sometimes.... I think that 65 years from no, people will be wearing gold and silver all of the time. imagine that! I think that everyone would ride on hover boards and other things.

Bonus Activity - When World War II ended, a number of people from Europe moved to New Zealand looking for a peaceful place to live and raise a family. When they came, they brought recipes and foods from their native countries with them, including hamburgers, pizza and other delicious foods.

I usually have a chocolate chip cookie with my tea. I love biscuits! What is your favourite sweet treat or dessert? Use google to find a recipe for it. Type the recipe out on your blog. Make sure you also include a picture.

My favourite treat or dessert just has to be trifle.

To make trifle, you need.....
* Sponge cake
* Cream (whipped)
* Strawberries
* Fruit Salad (or any fresh fruit and/or berries)
* Custard

In a large deep bowl, lay 1/3 of the sponge cake in the bottom of the bowl. 
Pour about 2 cups of fruit salad onto the sponge cake.
Pour over about 1 1/2 cups of custard over the sponge cake and fruit salad....this is the first layer.
Repeat the first 3 steps 2 more times.
Cover the top of the layers with desired amount of freshly whipped cream.
Top it with strawberries and make any pattern you like.
Serve as is or chilled.
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Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Summer Learning Journey Day 4 Week 2

Summer Learning Journey
Day 4

Activity 1 - WWII was made up of many battles and events. Follow this link to read more about the timeline of WWII.

Choose two key events and find out some more information about what happened on those days. On your blog, write a short summary of two events, including the names of people involved and where the event happened.

1 -
  • 8 January: Rationing begins in Britain - 1940
  • Rationing was introduced temporarily by the british. 
  • It was introudice several times, during and immediately after a war.
2 - 
  • 7 April: Italy invades Albania - 1939
  • The Italian invasion of Albania (April 7–12, 1939) was a brief military campaign by the Kingdom of Italy against the Albanian Kingdom
  • The conflict was a result of the imperialist policies of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini.

Activity 2 - 
Click on this link to find a list of VC winners. Choose one from the Second World War, and read about him. On your blog tell us about him. Who was he? What did he do to earn a Victoria Cross medal?

I chose Leonard Trent. Leonard Trent was born on the 14th of April, 1915 in Nelson. he died in Auckland, Takapuna, 1986, on the 19th of May. Trent was awarded the VC for his actions during a bombing raid on Amsterdam in May 1943.

Bonus Activity - Both men and women served in World War II. Many women chose to enlist as nurses and be stationed overseas caring for wounded soldiers. My nana was one of those nurses. She (Dorothy) spent much of World War II working on a large Red Cross ship that was stationed off the coast of Cairo, Egypt.   

For this activity, you are going to imagine that you are just like Dorothy and that you are working as a nurse on a large medical ship.

One day you are walking along the deck of the ship when you hear a loud bang. You start to run as you see smoke coming from the far end of the ship. You run towards the room where your patients are waiting to receive treatment from the doctor. Just as you arrive at the door to their room you hear another loud bang and you…

Complete the story provided above. To earn full points you must write, at least, 8-10 sentences. What happens next?

you.... open the door immediately to find that 1 patient and a nurse have been shot cold, a bullet stained with blood on the floor. You don't know what to do, but you still try to help the 2, laying the nurse on an empty bed near the patient. You wrap bandages around the areas where they were shot. (the nurse on the forehead, The patient, in the chest) After that, you check for a pulse. Unfortunately, the nurse did not make it, and though you know it wasn't your fault, you blame yourself. You cry and stare out an open window and see something you shouldn't have. A man with a large gun. You duck for cover and run out of the room, the patient following you. He is limping, but he is limping fast! The two of you make it out in time, and are grateful, but sad. Something happened that you couldn't help out with.

Comment on todays activities - It was confusing, the first activity. I did not know what to do, honestly, even though I had instructions to read. But my favourite activity was writing the story, or completing it anyway!

Monday, 25 December 2017

Summer Learning Journey Day 3 Week 2

Summer Learning Journey
Day 3

Activity 1 - On your blog, please tell us what you do when you want to relax or de-stress. Do you read a favourite book, watch a favourite television show or talk to someone special?  What are your tips for dealing with stress?

I have been through a lot in the past 5 years. My parents have shared that stress with me. A lot of the times, we just take a long walk away from where the stress is coming from. And we deal with stress in a lot of other ways too. Including...
* Having a nap/timeout
* Calming myself down with a book
* Watching a tv show
* Forgetting what caused you stress
* Colouring in a de-stressing book

Activity 2 - Imagine that you were alive in the 1930s. What could you have done to help these families? On your blog, list three different ways that you could raise funds for families to help them buy food and clothing. Be as creative as you can with your fundraising ideas!

1 - I would do a fairground, where people pay to play the games, and sometimes donate tips!
2 - I would go for a charity walk.
3 - I would fundraise by hosting a garage sale, or giving away things I do not need to help the needy!

Bonus Activity - Imagine that you were able to travel back in time to visit a family in the 1930s. What special gifts or treats would you like to bring with you? I would likely bring blocks of Whittaker’s chocolate, bags of Jet Planes and Pineapple Lumps, healthy food snacks, clothing, and games for the children. What about you?

I would bring a huge box of clothing, some snacks and munchies, healthy food, games, and other things like toothbrushes and toothpaste for everyone!

Summer Learning Journey Day 2 Week 2

Summer Learning Journey
Day 2

Activity 1 - Watch the trailer for Gold Rush. On your blog, tell us what you think the movie is about. There are no words spoken movie so you will need to pay careful attention to what the actors are doing! Do you think you would enjoy watching a silent film? Why/Why not?

I think this movie is about finding gold, or racing for gold. I don't think I'd like to watch a silent movie because normally I like movies with sound!

activity 2 - In the 1920s a new artistic movement emerged in New Zealand (and around the world). It was called ‘Art Deco.’ The picture to the right is a classic example of an ‘Art Deco’ piece. Take a close look at the painting. Do you like it?

On your blog, give the painting a rating out of 5 stars (1 star = terrible painting, 2 stars = pretty bad painting, 3 stars = okay painting, 4 stars = good painting and 5 stars = amazing painting). After you’ve rated the painting out of 5, tell us why you gave it that rating.
Self Portrait By Tamara de Lempicka.

I like this painting and I think I would give it a 4 star rating because of the detail and effort that was put into the painting!

Bonus Activity - Imagine that you were a member of the flight crew. Write a poem that describes how you would have felt when you landed safely in Christchurch after such a long trip. Remember, there are lots of different types of poems, and they don’t all have to rhyme. You can read more about different types of poems by clicking here.

We've landed safely
Here at last
It took minutes
It took hours
It took days to get to Christchurch!
Finally able to rest
In a comfortable bed
Here at long-last
In Christchurch!

Note - Sorry I posted this on the wrong date SLJ! We had a minor problem today...