Thursday, 29 December 2016

Week 3 Day 11 Activities by Ashleigh

Week 3: It’s time to be entertained!
This week you will learn a great deal about the sports, television shows, movies, music, and people who are famous in your country. It will be a really entertaining week!
Day 11 – He Shoots, She Scores!
After a full week of sightseeing in your new country you are given tickets to attend a local sporting event. Check out the links below to see videos of athletes playing two of the most popular sports in each country.
Ice hockey - Olympic Gold Medal Game in 2002 between Canada and the United States of America [3:04 minutes]
Canadian football - Grey Cup (Championship) Game 2013 [8:52 minutes]
Soccer (football) - Highlights of game between Chile and England – 2013 [4:47 minutes]
Chilean rodeo - Example of a traditional Chilean rodeo [2:43 minutes]
Soccer (football) - Highlights of German women’s football team vs. the United States of America [2:22 minutes]
Motor sport - Footage of German Formula 1 driver, Michael Schumacher’s, the world’s most famous motor sport driver
Field hockey - Footage from Men’s Junior World Cup Game – Malaysia vs South Africa [2:31 minutes]
Badminton - Footage of Lee Chong Wei – the most famous badminton player in Malaysia [18:04 minutes]
United Kingdom
Rugby union - Highlights of Rugby World Cup game between England and Australia, 2015 [3:52 minutes]
Cricket - Highlights of England vs New Zealand match at Edgbaston, 2015 [1.54 minutes]
BaseballHighlights of World Baseball Competition Game between Japan and Mexico [4:33 minutes]
Soccer (football) Highlights of soccer game between Mexico and the United States of America [7:06 minutes]
United Arab Emirates
Soccer Highlights of soccer game between the United Arab Emirates and Australia [1:12 minutes]
Camel racingHighlights of camel racing in Abu Dhabi [4:32 minutes]
South Africa
CricketHighlights of semi-final game in World Cup between South Africa and New Zealand [3:20 minutes]
RugbyHighlights of 2016 Rugby Championship game between Australia and South Africa [4:48 minutes]
Sumo wrestling Sumo wrestling competition in Fukuoka, Japan [6:54 minutes]
Baseball - Highlights of World Baseball Competition Game between Japan and Mexico [4:33 minutes]
Aussie rules football Grand final game (2015) between Hawthorn and the West Coast Eagles [8:36 minutes]
Rugby league Rugby league test between Australia and New Zealand [1:48:26 minutes]
Now that you know a bit more about the sports that are popular overseas, it is time to think about what is popular in New Zealand. For today, your challenge is to…

Activity 1
Take a picture of yourself participating in a popular New Zealand sport. On your blog tell us the name of the sport and why you have chosen it.

I chose basketball, because it is a very famous sport and I play basketball with my friends before.

Activity 2
Write a short paragraph describing your sporting hero. Who is he/she? Why are they your favourite sportsman? I like Simone Biles From USA, because she done a great job in Olympic.

Bonus Activity
According to the Love New Zealand website, the most popular sports in New Zealand are rugby union, rugby league, netball, soccer and cricket. In your opinion, which of these sports is the best one? On your blog tell us which sport you think is the best. Be sure to tell us why. Give us as many reasons as you can!

I think netball is the best because nestball is a good sport for girl, because you don't get hurt easily.
Bonus Blog = 6 points

Monday, 26 December 2016

Week 2 Day 10 Activities By Ashleigh

Day 10 – School Days
After meeting with the local family yesterday you are inspired to learn more about how people live in different countries. You and your family decide to go out and visit a local market. When you’re there you meet a student who tells you all about what it’s like to go to school in their country. The student also gives you a page from their diary that shows you what a typical school day is like for them.
C:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\School Diary image.jpgHere is an example of a school diary for a student from Germany.
Day 1
Day 2
8:00 - 8:45 a.m.
8:45 – 9:30 a.m.
9:30 - 9:40 a.m.
9:40 -10:25 a.m.
10:25-11:10 a.m.
11:10-11:30 p.m.
11:30 – 12:15 p.m.
Physical Education
12:15- 1:00 p.m.

Activity 1
Think about your school and what you typically do in a day. Compare it with the diary from the German student. What is similar? What is different? In your blog, tell us:
  1. Whether you would rather go to school in New Zealand or in Germany - New Zealand
  2. Why you feel that way - Because we got more break time and we don't have that much blog to go through.
Activity 2
Think about your favourite subject at school. In your blog tell us:
  1. The name of your favourite subject- Breakthrough
  2. Why it is your favourite subject- Because you can get into your group make something together.
Bonus Activity
Once you have looked at the other school diary, it is time for you to make one of your own. What do you in a normal school day? Use the template below as a guide and post your own personal ‘Day in the Life of…’

Bonus Blog = 5 points

Sunday, 25 December 2016

Shanya's Bonus - My normal school day

Shanya's W2, D10 - Activity 2 - Favourite subject

  1. The name of your favourite subject - Writting
  2. Why it is your favourite subject - I really enjoy writing because It cools me down and I can write all my feelings out and there are different ways to write

Shanya's W2, D10 - Activity 1 - Where would you rather school.

  1. Whether you would rather go to school in New Zealand or in Germany - I think that I'd rather school in New Zealand, because In germany they have more lessons and things that I don't really know.
  2. Why you feel that way - I don't want to school in Germany because sometimes I feel really sleepy during long lessons but I keep it inside of me.

Shanya's Bonus Activity - Interveiw

  1. What is your name? Racheal
  2. Where were you born? Rotuma, Fiji islands
  3. How many siblings do you have? 3 siblings
  4. What is your favourite thing about living in New Zealand? Education
  5. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? Why? Hawaii, Tourism

Merry X - mas for everyone form Ashleigh

Hope everyone have a great X-mas and happy new year!!!
From Ashleigh

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Week 2 Day 9 Activities by Ashleigh

Day 9 – Meet my Family
Today you are going to visit a local family. The size and the composition of families vary a great deal from country to country. In places like Japan, Canada, Australia, South Africa, the United Kingdom and Germany, families are typically quite small. Most parents have 1 to 2 children and once children grow up and get married they usually live separately from their parents. This is not the case in the United Arab Emirates, Mexico, Malaysia or in Chile. In these countries, the families are often larger and members of the extended family live together for most of their lives. Scroll down to ‘meet’ a typical family from Canada.
Canadian Family

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This is my family - the Williamsons. We’re a pretty typical Canadian family. When I was younger we lived in a small town (Almonte) in the province of Ontario, Canada. Approximately 5000 people live in Almonte. It is located 30 kilometres from Ottawa, the capital city of Canada.
My family is currently made up of five people. My dad, Ron, is on the left-hand side of the picture. He is married to my mom, Leslie (she’s the one in the blue dress). My parents have been married for 35 years! Together they had two children, Leigh (the one in the wedding dress) and me, Rachel. I’m the one in the black dress. In this picture my sister, Leigh, has just gotten married to her fiancĂ©e, Andrew (he’s the one in the grey suit!). This picture was taken in July 2012.

Activity 1
Now that you have met my family it is time to think about your own family. On your blog tell us about your family. How many people are in your family? Do you have any brothers or sisters? What are their names?
There are 3 people in my family, me my mom and my dad, and I don't have any brother and sister. Name of my mom is Sophia, Name of my dad is Albert.
Activity 2
Some families are very large and some are very small. Some of the smallest families are found in China where parents are allowed, by law, to have only one child. This is quite different from countries like America (U.S.A.) where some families have as many as 19 or 20 children. It is rare but it does happen!
In America, there is actually a family with 19 children who have their own television show called ’19 Kids and Counting.’ All 19 children have the same two parents (Jim Bob and Michelle) and every single one of the children has a name starting with the letter ‘J.’ The oldest children is a boy named Josh and the youngest is a girl named Josie. Amazing!
If you’d like to see a small clip from the show, follow this link: 19 Kids and Counting
Imagine that you were one of the Duggar children and you had 18 brothers and sisters. What do you think it would be like to have so many sisters and brothers living with you in one house? On your blog please tell us what you would like and what you wouldn’t like about living in such a large family.

I like to live in the large family because they will go to the same school as you so that you will have friends and they can look after you.
I don't like to live in the large family because every time you need you parent's help and you brother or sister need the help at the same time you mom or dad might not help you first the might help you last .
Bonus Activity
Choose a family member and conduct a short interview. In the interview ask them five questions about themselves:
  1. What is your name? Sophia
  2. Where were you born? Taiwan
  3. How many siblings do you have? 2
  4. What is your favourite thing about living in New Zealand? Clean Air
  5. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? Why? Egypt because it is very mysterious.
Post the answers on your blog.    

Bonus blog = 10 points

Week 2 Day 8 Activities by Ashleigh

Day 8 – Sunshine and Swimming Togs
Good morning! It is Day #8 of your journey and, according to the local weather station, today is going to be cloudy and wet. Back home in New Zealand it is sunny and 28 degrees Celsius today.  It is a perfect summer day! Think about what you like to do in the summer time and complete one or more of these activities.
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Activity 1
What are your favourite things to do in the summer time? For this activity you have two different options: (1) You can take a picture of yourself doing one of your favourite summer time activities and upload it to your blog along with a description of what you’re doing or (2) you can write a paragraph that tells us about what you love doing in the summer on your blog. It is completely up to you!
I like to go to ice skating with my friends during the summer and maybe have some ice cream, because the place where ice is is cold and it must be under the shade or indoor activity, so we don't have to play around in the hot hot summer, and after ice skating it will be great if we can have some ice cream, so that we don't get hot after we went out.

Activity 2
Ask someone in your family or one of your friends what their favourite five things are to do in the summer time. On your blog, write the title ‘Summer Activities’ and, below the title, tell us about the five things that they love to do.
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Summer Activities 
go to beach
Eating ice cream

Bonus Activity
Instead of taking a picture or writing to us, for this activity you are invited to make a short video blog (3-4 minutes). On the video blog please tell us about your favourite summer time activities. Upload the video to your blog. Make sure that you write a short description below the video so that people know what the video is about.

Bonus Activity = 15 points

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Shanya's W2, D9 - Activity 2 - How it would feel to live in a big family

Like about being in a big family:

Your elder siblings will look after you if anything happens. There will always be fun in the house, and laughter. You can ask for help because there are so many siblings that have different passions. 

Don't like about having a big family:

It's always going to be cramped in the car or in the house. You have to wait a long time for a turn in the shower or toilet. Someone will intrude into your personal space of the room maybe.

Shanya's W2, D9 - Activity 1 - My family

My family

There are 7 of us including my grandparent because they live with us. Here are their names
Nana - Faga . T
Grandpa - Ravai . T
Mum - Rachael . F
Step dad - Faga .F
Eldest sister - Jayne . S
Middle sister - Sharon . R
Younger sister - Shanya .R (which is me)
And some step sisters and brothers