Saturday, 22 July 2017

Term 3 here I come!!

Ready for school only one day early!! Just Kidding!

Hello fellow viewers! Today I'm using to much exclamation marks because I am so ready to be going back to school! Okay I think that's enough exclamation marks. Anyways I have had an amazing holiday. I loved blogging with the Winter Learning Journey. I am really looking forward to whats the next term topic going to be. So far we've had Te Taiao o Tamaki and Now that's thinking what's next. I look forward to seeing my teachers, friends and teachers and friends and yeah teachers and friends and I think the whole school oh and LEARNING! So Term 3 here I come!!

Friday, 21 July 2017

4 ways to make slime without Borax or Glue!



Task Description: After a long trip with the Winter Learning Journey me and Lillyana decided to make a presentation about slime! I thought that lot's of people try to make slime without Borax or Glue... So we decided to gather up 4 ways to make slime Borax and Glue free! First we wrote a description on how to make the slime. We also used video's from Youtube for the people that don't really get what we are saying! As you can see we have just stuck to one theme. I also used a gif that say slime and it shows it dripping! We hope you enjoyed this presentation. If you tried one of the recipes please leave a comment on you results.

Please Check Out Lillyana's blog she is AMAZING!

Lillyana @ PES

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Holiday Blogging WLJ - Bonus Activity The End Of An AMAZING Journey!

Bonus Activity: On your blog, post a video or write a description about your week. What have you learned? What did you like about the trip? What didn’t you like? Was there anything that surprised you?


To start off I would like to say a big thank you to Rachel for this amazing program. I also would like to thank the people who helped you with the program, and one last thank you to the people who commented on my activity's!!

I have learn't a lot through our online journey. I loved learning about the Brown Kiwi on Day 3's Activity! I thought that they were Native to New Zealand but it turns out there not because there actually endemic. I also enjoyed interviewing my sister even though it was a short activity! I actually got to tell Rachel a lot about my family through comments. I've also learn't a lot of course about New Zealand. I got to learn about the meaning of the name New Zealand or Aotearoa, how NZ was found and all about us New Zealanders.

I definitely liked writing the little story how your all alone because it helped me express my feelings if that actually happened to me! I also liked writing down 3 things we should do to stop pollution. It was so interesting thinking about it, what if I was chosen to help with pollution as a leader I would definitely list down those 3 things I wrote. I think to wrap this up what I liked about the trip was that I learned new things! So I think that I definitely loved discovering all the new or old things about New Zealand!

#Always Keep New Zealand Beautiful!!

THE END!

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Holiday Blogging WLJ - D7 A1/2 #Keep New Zealand Beautiful! LAST DAY!!


  1. 7. #Keep New Zealand Beautiful
Dawn breaks on Day #7 – the final day of your Great Kiwi Road Trip. You wake up early, ready to make the long trek back to Auckland. Along the way, Curious Kiwi stops at two beautiful places, Taupo and Rotorua, for you to get out and walk around.
Activity 1: While in Taupo, you go for a walk around the lake and you notice pieces of rubbish floating in the water. You also notice that there is rubbish on the footpath. As you know, it is really important to put rubbish in the bin and keep New Zealand clean and beautiful for generations to come. C:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\NZ Map - Schematic.png




http://www.kiwidaydreaming.com/p/new-zealand-maps.html
With that in mind, it is time think about what you can do to keep New Zealand beautiful. Use your imagination and come up with three things that you could do to make your neighbourhood more beautiful. Post your list on your blog ☺
Here is a link to a presentation I made about Pollution about a month ago. If you would like to check it our please click here!

Saving New Zealand from pollution is something people need to be open for. So I gather three things that we could do to help save our environment!

#1 - Spreading the word! The main priority is to spread the word! Spreading the word will make pollution go away! E.g. Sometime's you can create a big youth which will help pollution vanish more quicker!

#2 - Pick it up! After Spreading the word to everyone you should be able to pick up 5 pieces of rubbish everyday! But remember it should go in the bin straight away. You should then tick off every day you picked up 5 pieces of rubbish. That will also mean at the end of the year you can count up how many pieces of rubbish you have picked up!

#3 - Cleaning up the outside! If you clean the outside it will make us have a new fresh environment. Let's say if you mow the lawn you can see rubbish instantly and you should pick it up!

Activity 2: After you have finished up in Taupo, it is time to hop back in the car and head for Rotorua – a town where will have the chance for some much needed rest and relaxation. In fact, you will visit the Tarawera Bush Pool – a geothermal hot pool that is located in the middle of a forest. The warm water in the pool comes from underneath the ground. After a few hours in the pool you feel really relaxed.
On your blog, post a picture of yourself doing something relaxing. I find reading really relaxing. Here is a picture of me reading one of my favourite books!
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After a long soak in the natural hot pools, it is time to get back home. Your family and friends can’t wait to see you and they can’t wait to hear all about your adventures. Take a moment to think about what you have seen and done over the past week.
This is just an old photo of me reading a book!
Me Listening to music!

I think that listening to music and reading a book is something that is relaxing to do!




Holiday Blogging WLJ - Bonus Activity Haka Rating

Bonus Activity: As part of the Matariki festival, there is a two day Kapa Haka competition. The haka is a traditional war dance that Maori performed before going into battle. The haka is now performed by children/adults in the community and by professional sporting teams, including our national rugby team, the ‘All Blacks.’  The All Blacks have performed various haka over the years. Watch the following three haka videos (1 – 3) and, on your blog, list the haka videos in order from best (#1) to worst (#3). There are no right or wrong answers ☺



1st The Best one: I thought that the haka they did in the World Cup 2011 was the best because they had alot of strength in there haka and represented New Zealand very well!

2nd Was great but did not get there: I thought that the Haka they did against South Africa was Awesome too! But I still thought that the world cup 2011 was better.

3rd Was not that good: I did not really enjoy the haka they did with Argentina! I think they should've put a little more Kaha (Strongness i think)  into it!


Holiday Blogging WLJ - D6 A1/2 Native Aotearoa!

Day #6: Native Aotearoa
Welcome to Day #6 of your journey and the last day in the south island. You are going to start the day by traveling 63 km north up State Highway 1 from Dunedin to a place called ‘Shag Point.’ Shag Point is one of five places in the south island where the Maori arrived hundreds of years ago to settle in New Zealand. They arrived at Shag Point in large canoes called ‘wakas.’ For more information on Shag Point and other Maori landing places, go to the Waka landing places website.

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http://www.kiwidaydreaming.com/p/new-zealand-maps.html
Activity 1: Let’s imagine that you were on the first waka to arrive at Shag Point. You had never been to New Zealand before and you had no idea what to expect. Write a poem describing how you would have felt when you arrived in New Zealand. Would you have been excited or scared? I would have felt pretty nervous, I reckon…
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I have butterfly's in my stomach what do I expect? Are we almost there yet I feel very scared, we suddenly land on an brand new land. I look around and see there's nothing to fear! Looks like it's clear as I step on the sand. I look back to sea it was bright and clear. I think we've landed on a great place. I study the tree's as they are dark and bright green. I then yell HOME which I will cherish all day long!   

Activity 2: After visiting Shag Point, you hop back in the van and drive all the way up the east coast of the south island until you reach the town of Picton. You get out of the van and onto the Interislander ferry. It travels back across the Cook Strait to Wellington. Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand and every winter the city hosts a huge Matariki festival to celebrate the Maori New Year. This year part of the festival is being held at Te Papa, a big museum in Wellington.
Read about the Matariki festival at Te Papa.  There are so many different things to see and do at the festival this year. On your blog, tell us about three of the events. You can choose any three events that you wish.


Star Weave Jam! I chose Star Weave Jam because it's like a fun and include's lot's of creating! Following set instructions, participants will weave stars from ribbon and recycled materials.

Nga Kai o Matariki! I chose this activity because I love food. Not only that reason but I want learn how to make Maori dishes! 
-Try yummy samples and learn how to prepare and cook traditional Maori cuisine.Watch Māori chefs in action while listening to live music.

Timarama: Story telling for kids! I love listing to story's, especially myths! I would love to go to Timarama because you can listen to lot's of story's especially about Matariki! 
- Many different kinds of stories were told – stories of heroes and adventurers, of mythic characters and ancestral leaders. Stories too were told of Matariki and its appearance in the night sky

Friday, 14 July 2017

Holiday Blogging WLJ - Bonus Activity Otago Rail Trail!

Bonus Activity: You and your tour group have enjoyed your day in the mountains but you’re ready for a change of scenery. You ask Curious Kiwi to take you to Central Otago, a region of the south island with lots of rolling hills and flat, brown grasslands. While in Central Otago, you decide to join the Otago Central Rail Trail – a 150 km long cycle trail. Curious Kiwi and I (Rachel) cycled the Rail Trail in April and we loved it!
On your blog, tell us whether you would like to cycle the Otago Rail Trail one day. Does it sound like fun? Why or why not?
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Rachel on the Otago Rail Trail, April 2017
I think I would like to go to Otago Rail Trail! I think it sounds fun riding you bikes there walking, running I think it's awesome. I would go there because it looks like good exercise and it will make you fit either way! I would also like to go there to spend some time outdoors relaxing and enjoying the sun and nature! I think going to the Otago Rail Trail would be a big thumbs up for me!