Saturday, 31 December 2016

Week Activities/ Day 5/ Bonus

Bonus:It’s time to use your imagination to write a short story. I’ve provided you with three different beginnings for a story. Choose your favourite beginning and finish the story. What happens next? You can use your imagination and create any ending that you want. To earn full points, you must post, at least 8-10 sentences, on your blog.

  1. I looked around the room. Nothing seemed unusual, but then…

  1. I knew it was going to be an unusual day when my mom came into my bedroom and said...

  1. The spaceship was out of control and only one person could save us....

I knew it was going to be an unusual day when my mom came into my bedroom and said "Come on your going to be late again for your Rugby tournament." I got up and prepared all of my gear straight away after breakfast. Mum dropped me off then went to park the car. Everyone in my team were so relieved because it had been my first time coming to my tournament early. I got changed into my uniform and was ready to get on, everybody on my team always depends on me.

As the match started I heard my Mom's voice as usual but I always appreciate her support for me. The other team kicked the ball high and I caught it and ran as fast as I could but I was tackled. I gave the ball to James and then James threw the ball to Luke and caught it. It was half time and I was so exhausted that I finished my bottle of water like nothing.

It was so tough that I almost fainted when we were finished the game. My friends and I were so happy that we won and my Mom was so proud of me. She said to me "I'm proud of you for doing your best" and I replied "Thanks Mom for supporting me during all my games, I wouldn't of done it without you." She smiled at me with lots of joy and happiness.

As we got home my dad had arrived just before we got back. I told him about everything and Mom told him how proud she was. My Dad was so happy to hear these stuff. He gave me a big hug and said that he was sorry for not coming to my games because he had a lot of work to do. I said "It's alright Dad, I'm just happy I get to tell you."

When I was going to sleep I saw a shooting star and I wished that one day I'll become a strong, healthy and great Rugby Player in the future. Then after that I went to sleep.

Weekly Activities/ Day 5/ Activity 2

Activity 2:
Read the following three reviews of books that are really popular right now in Canada. If you had to choose one for Curious Kiwi to read on the plane, which one would you choose? Post the name of the book that you would chose on your blog. Below the title explain why you would choose that book.

Book 3: Diary of a Wimpy Kid – The Ugly Truth
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Greg Heffley has always been in a hurry to grow up. But is getting older really all it’s cracked up to be? Greg suddenly finds himself dealing with the pressures of boy-girl parties, increased responsibilities, and even the awkward changes that come with getting older—all without his best friend, Rowley, at his side. Can Greg make it through on his own? Or will he have to face the “ugly truth.”

The best book to read will be Diary of a wimpy kid/ Ugly - truth because this book is about a boy named Greg Heffley was in such a rush to become older but on the inside he has so many thoughts about how it'll actually feel to be older. Greg deals with Boy & Girl parties, big responsibility's and different changes. Greg has a best friend Rowley who is always by his side and that's why I chose this book.

Weekly Activities/ Day 5/ Activity 1

Activity 1: It’s the big day! You’re about to hop on an airplane and travel to a new country. Curious Kiwi will keep you company on the journey. Unfortunately, Curious Kiwi forgot his book and he is worried that he’ll get bored on the long flight without anything to read. He asks you for some help… Think about all of the books that you have read this year and recommend one for Curious Kiwi to read. On your blog list the title and author of the book and then provide a short description of it. What is the book about?

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Tittle: The Stinky Cheese Vacation
Author: Elisabetta Dami/Geronimo Stilton

This book here is called The Stinky Cheese Vacation by Geronimo Stilton. This book is about a famous mouse that is called Geronimo Stilton going on a vacation at his uncles(StingySnout) castle. His uncle lies to him and gets him to clean up his entire hotel that Geronimo doesn't know about.

At the end the whole Hotel was clean, tidy and  spotless. There were people that came to stay in the hotel for a while but once Geronimo heard them say Hotel he was so confused. His uncle(StingySnout) told him everything and then Geronimo got mad. When Geronimo decided to come back his uncle was so revealed to see him and he said sorry and Geronimo has forgiven him. So Geronimo and his sister, cousin and nephew got to stay at his uncle(StingySnout's) Hotel for his vacation.

Friday, 30 December 2016

Weekly Activities/ Day 4/ Bonus

Bonus:Make a word poem called a ‘wordle’ using your packing list (i.e. the list of of things you are taking with you on your trip). To make a wordle you need to go to the Wordle website []. Enter the words for all of your items into the box provided and click ‘Go.’ The website will create a wordle for you. Save the wordle and then post it on your blog.

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Weekly Activities/ Day 4/ Activity 2

Activity 2: Before you start packing your suitcase you will want to create a list of everything that you will need to bring with you. Most airlines let you bring one big suitcase with you so you’ll have to think carefully about what you want to bring…

On your blog site, post a list of everything that you need to pack for your trip. Put a star (*) beside the 5 items that you think are the most important.
1. Money*(To buy things) 
2. Clothes/ Shoes/ Socks/ Underwear*( To wear everyday)
3. Towel
4. First Aid kit*(If I get injured or hurt)
5. Travelling bags*(To keep stuff that you need when your going)
6. Hat/ beanie/ Scarf
7. Phone/charger*(To keep intouch with my Family)
8. GPS
9. Camera
10. Book/ Pencil
11. Sun screen
12. Pajamas
13.   Shower bag

Weekly Activities/ Day 4/ Activity 1

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It’s official! You’ve chosen your country and bought your ticket. Now it’s time to pack for the big adventure! Think about where you are going and what the weather is going to be like when you arrive next week.
Activity 1
To find out more about the weather in your chosen country log onto the Accu Weather website []. Type the name of the capital city of your country into the search bar. It will tell you what the weather is going to be like in your country of choice. On your blog, provide a five day forecast for the weather in the capital city of your chosen country.
1. Tuesday 27th of Dec - A bit of Clouds & Sunshine
2. Wednesday 28th of Dec - Lots of sunlight
3. Thursday 29th of Dec - Clouds deep below and the sun
4. Friday 30th Dec - Mainly Clouds
5. Saturday 31st Dec - Some Rain

Weekly Activities/ Day 3/ Bonus

BONUS: Airplane tickets can be very expensive. The table below lists the cost of one return ticket for one person from Auckland, New Zealand to the capital city of each country included in the Summer Learning Journey programme. The costs are listed in the local currency (money) of the country and not in New Zealand dollars.
Use the XE currency converter website [] to find out how much each ticket would cost in New Zealand dollars [NZD $$]. On your blog, tell us:
  1. How much it would cost in New Zealand dollars to fly to each country.
  2. Which country is the most expensive country to visit
  3. Which country is the least expensive country to visit
To use the XE site you have to complete these four steps:
Step 1 – Enter the price of the airline ticket in the far left box.
Step 2 – Select the currency you want from the drop down menu in the second box.
Step 3 – Select ‘NZD – New Zealand Dollar’ as the currency in the third box.
Step 4 – Click on the blue button with the white arrow. It will take you to a second page that tells you how the ticket will cost in New Zealand Dollars (NZD).

1. How mus it would cost in New Zealand dollars to fly to each country?

Name of City
Cost of Return Flight Nzd
Canberra, Australia
826 AUD = 863.032 NZD
Tokyo, Japan
147,172 JPY = 1,790.90 NZD
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
7,182 MYR = 2,297.00 NZD
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
7,219 AED = 2,814.33 NZD
Cape Town, South Africa
27,296 ZAR = 2,785.36 NZD
Berlin, Germany
2,182 EUR = 3,267.91 NZD
London, England
1,442 GBP = 2,577.41 NZD
Santiago, Chile
1,582,030 CLP = 3,364.781 NZD
Mexico City, Mexico
90,664 MXN = 6,350.59 NZD
Ottawa, Canada
2,064 CAD = 2,216.60 NZD

2. Which country is the most expensive country to visit?

3. Which country is the least expensive country to visit?

Weekly Activities/ Day 3/ Activity 2

Activity 2: Imagine that you have been asked to create your very own airline. What would you call it? Design a simple logo for your airline and post it on your blog. You must include a short explanation of your logo below the picture.

My logo name is P.AP. P.AP stands for Pacific airplane, the flowers represent the amazing flowers in the pacific islands, the water stands for the waves of the ocean and the circle means the sunset.

Weekly Activities/ Day 3/ Activity 1

Activity 1:Watch both of the current Air New Zealand safety videos. The first is a video that stars the All Blacks. The second is a video that stars Rhys Darby and Anna Faris (Hollywood actress).  Links for the videos are found below:

Air New Zealand Men In Black’ video
Air New ZealandSafety in Hollywood’ video
Once you have finished watching the videos, go to your blog and list three things that you need to do to stay safe on an airplane.

1. If there was an emergency during take off or landing, make sure to fasten your seat belt and place your forehead against the seat in front of you. After that, put your feet back strongly and get a strong grip on your lower legs. If there are no seats in front of you or if it has a very far distance from you. Place both hands on the top of your head, make sure your elbows are on each side of you and again place your feet back on the ground firmly.

2. When you are seated on a plane put on your seat belt on straight away and make sure that you hear a click from the seat belt. If you want to go to use the toilet or to do any other business to do just lift up the lever but when you come back to your seat just clip it back on for safety.

3. When you are in the air plane there are oxygen masks. Once the oxygen mask fall down you pull it and set it over your mouth and nose.

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Weekly Activities/ Day 2/ Bonus

 Bonus Activity: Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand. Have you been to Wellington? If so, please tell us about two things that you did when you were in Wellington.

If you haven’t had the opportunity to go to Wellington, follow the link to learn more about this very cool city: Discover Wellington.
On your blog, tell us what two things you would like to do if you had the chance to visit Wellington. Would you go to the botanical gardens or visit the Beehive? Perhaps you would prefer to go shopping on Cuba Street or go out for dinner on Quay Street…

1. If i had the opportunity to go to wellington I would go and visit the museum because online I saw something interesting that I would like to see in the museum. It is called, The great war exhibition.

2. If I had the chance to go to Wellington I would visit the Zoo because I would like to know if they have different types of animals there.

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Weekly Activities/ Day 2/ Activity 2

Activity 2: One of the most popular activities in Madrid, the capital city of Spain, is called ‘Bullfighting.’ It has been a part of Spanish culture for centuries. In bullfighting people called ‘toreros and ‘matadors’ fight with a live bull. The toreros do most of the fighting and, ultimately, capture the bull and tie it up. Once it has been caught, the matador joins the fight and kills the bull. Although most toreros and matadors are men, there are some women who also compete in the sport.
Not everyone supports bullfighting in Spain. In fact, about 30% of the population want it to be banned (stopped) completely. What do you think? On your blog tell us whether or not you think that bullfighting should be banned in Spain. Please provide, at least, two reasons to support your decision.

Answer: Yes, bullfighting should be banned in Spain

Reason 1: My first reason is because animals weren't made to be killed or captured. There are reasons why we need animals.

Reason 2: My second reason is because some people get injured and hurt. People do these kind of things for money or just to impress the audience.

Reason 3: My last reason is because it's cruel to an animal that has never harmed anyone and I think this is animal abuse.

Monday, 19 December 2016

Weekly Activities/ Day 2/ Activity 1

Day 2:Before you go overseas it will be important that you learn a bit about the capital city of your country. Hop online and find out about the capital city of your country. Use this information to complete the five sentences below
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Activity 1

1. Name of the capital city: Berlin
2. The population of the capital city is: 3.5 million
3. In January, The weather In the capital city is usually: Cold
4. The Capital city is located in the (Northern/ Southern/ Middle) of the country: Northern
5. The languages most commonly spoken in the capital city: Russian, Arabic, Turkish, English and Greek.

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Weekly Activities/ BONUS

BONUS ACTIVITY: Write a letter to a friend or family member to tell them that you are going to visit your country of choice. In your letter, please tell them where you are going, why you have decided to go to the particular country and how long you will be away. Feel free to invite them to join you, if you’d like!


LETTER: To my beloved Family
I'm so happy that I chose Germany because I get the chance to experience everything. I will be gone for about 3 months and 5 weeks because I really do need some rest. I love you guys so much and I will miss you so much. Oh when I get back leave me some food so yeah bye see ya!!!

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Weekly Activities/ Day 1/ Activity 2

On Google, research the country that you have chosen to visit and write, in your own words, three interesting facts about that country. They must be facts that weren’t already provided on the World Map.

Fact 1: In WW1, the king of England, Emperor of Russia and the ruler of Germany were all first cousins.

Fact 2: The youngest soldier to assist during WW1 was only 8 years old.

Fact 3: Some 5,500 WW2 bombs are discovered in Germany every year and deactivated. A number of bombs that they would find everyday will be 15 per day.

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After you have read the quick facts about each place you must choose one country that you would like to ‘visit.’ On your blog post the name of the country and tell us why you have chosen to visit it. Please give, at least, two reasons for choosing the country.

My Country: GERMANY

Reason 1- I would like to visit Germany because they have different types of sports but some of them are similar to New Zealand.

Reason 2 - My second reason is that I would like the opportunity to visit Germany because I want to know more about their language and their history.

Reason 3 - My last reason is that  If I got the chance to visit Germany is because there are quite a number of people there so you can meet new people and make friends.