Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Week 2 Day 3

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?
1 sister No Brothers 8 people in my family
Danielle my sister
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.
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?
  2. Where were you born?
  3. How many siblings do you have?
  4. What is your favourite thing about living in New Zealand?
  5. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? And why?
  6. Post the answers on your blog.    

Bonus blog = 10 points

W2 Day 6 Pativai

Activity 1
Once you have read these phrases you will be ready to leave the airport and head to your hotel. Take a moment and imagine how you might feel if you were standing in the airport in a foreign country and you had to figure out how to communicate with people in a brand new language. Would you be scared? Would you feel confident? Write a short poem that describes how you might be feeling (i.e. excited, happy, scared, nervous, etc).

Time wise
Doing a lot of fun things

Activity 2
Take a selfie that captures how you might be feeling. I think that I would most likely be feeling .

Bonus Activity
Translate the following five basic travel phrases into Spanish, German, Malaysian, Japanese, Arabic or Afrikaans. Use the Google Translate website to do the translations.
Type the English phrase into the box on the left. Choose the language that you want it translated into on the right and then click the blue ‘Translate’ button. It will translate the English word or phrase into another language. Pretty cool ‘eh?!
Good morning = Ata Pai
Good bye = poroporoaki pai
How much does this cost? = te nui e te reira utu
When is the next bus? = kei hea te pahi i muri
Where is the nearest hospital? = kei hea te hostpital tata
Bonus Activity = 10 points

W1 Day 5 Pativai

Day 5 – Boarding the Plane
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…
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Activity 1
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?

Image result for kapai the book

Kapai's Capatial visit by Uncle Anzac

Kapai's capatial visit is about a kiwi that travels with his mates in the yellow bus all the way to Wellington. They visit there friend Pipi as she shows them around the place they come upon a large building which was the beehive since it was very windy down in wellington Kapai flew up into the air travelling over the home of wellington. After Kapai was flying through the air he landed in the middle of a fairy with some albatross. Then Kapai ended his long journey with a nice great nap.

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.

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Book 1: Catching Fire (The Hunger Games #2) by Suzanne Collins
Against all odds, Katniss has won the Hunger Games. She and fellow District 12 tribute Peeta Mellark are miraculously still alive. Katniss should be relieved, happy even. After all, she has returned to her family and her longtime friend, Gale. Yet nothing is the way Katniss wishes it to be. Gale holds her at an icy distance. Peeta has turned his back on her completely. And there are whispers of a rebellion against the Capitol - a rebellion that Katniss and Peeta may have helped create. Much to her shock, Katniss has fueled an unrest she's afraid she cannot stop. And what scares her even more is that she's not entirely convinced she should try. As time draws near for Katniss and Peeta to visit the districts on the Capitol's cruel Victory Tour, the stakes are higher than ever. If they can't prove, without a shadow of a doubt, that they are lost in their love for each other, the consequences will be horrifying.
Book 2: Matilda by Roald DahlC:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\Matilda book cover.jpg
Matilda is a sweet, exceptional young girl, but her parents think she's just a nuisance. She expects school to be different but there she has to face Miss Trunchbull, a kid-hating terror of a headmistress. When Matilda is attacked by the Trunchbull she suddenly discovers she has a remarkable power with which to fight back. It'll take a superhuman genius to give Miss Trunchbull what she deserves and Matilda may be just the one to do it!
Book 3: Diary of a Wimpy Kid – The Ugly TruthC:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\DoaWK image.jpg
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.”

I think that the curious kiwi should take catching fire the hunger games as it is a adventure drama and a book that has a lot of suprises each one of these books has their own movie but the book gives more detail the the movie. while you read you actually start your adventure in the book.

Bonus Activity
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 I saw shadows that looked like three men trying to sneak around the house. I got out of my bed and before I touched the ground, I heard foot steps and whispering voices as light like a mouse, I opened the draw and grabbed my staple gun. The foot steps got louder and louder, I was really scared what about my brother and sisters in their room, I thought that they might of had been scared too, the creeks in the wooden floor was loud as I tried to hide " jiggle jumble jiggle" as the door knob screeched with a loud noise. "Errrrhhh" the door opened slowly with one two three heads in the lights shadow. I heard things crashing onto the floor banging noises and whispers like a ghost through the air . I was scared I hid in the closet, " aachuu" I sneezed loudly their heads turned to face the closet door they reached out for the closet handle then ......

Bonus Activity = 10 points
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!

W1 Day 4 Pativai

Day 4 – Packing Up C:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\Children's suitcases.jpg
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.

Day 1 - Tonight cloudy

Day 2 - Mostly cloudy

Day 3 - A morning flurry cloudy

Day 4 - Colder with sun then clouds

Day 5- A blend of sun and clouds

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.

T - shirts *

Pants/Shorts *


Pillow/ neck pillow

Tooth brush

Tooth paste


Under wear*


Rubber bands x 3

Shoes / Sandals*


Dresses / nice clothes optional

Shampooo / Conditioner


Bonus Activity
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 Tagul website []. Click on the word ‘Create’ and then enter the words for all of your items into the box provided before clicking ‘Visualise.’ The website will create a wordle for you. Save the wordle and then post it on your blog.

Bonus Blog = 4 points

W1 Day 3 pativai

Day 3 - Buying a ticket
Now that you have chosen your country it is time to start planning your trip. One of the first things you will need to do is to buy an airplane ticket. There are many, many airlines that fly around the world. Some of the most common are:
Air Canada Air New Zealand
C:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\Air Canada logo.png                                C:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\Air New Zealand image.png

Emirates             Air Asia
C:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\Emirates logo.png                 C:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\Air Asia logo.png
When you get onto the airplane you will be asked to watch a short safety video that tells you how to stay safe when flying in a plane. Arguably, the best airplane safety videos are produced by Air New Zealand.
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.

Before taking off when the seat belt sign is on click your seat belt together and then tighten by pulling on the black strap. When wanting to get out of your seat then easily lift up the lift releaver.

When oxygen mask drop down from the ceiling then place it over your head and the tighten by pulling the white straps on the side make sure you place your mask on before helping others.

When needing to evacuate the airplane pull the life jacket from under your seat or if you are on premium or business it will be on the side of your seat.

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 airline is called Crowns up

Bonus Activity - 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.
Name of City
Cost of Return Flight
Canberra, Australia
826            AUD              Australian Dollars - NZD =856.855
Tokyo, Japan
147172      JPY                Japanese Yen NZD =1,776.47
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
7182          MYR             Malaysian Ringgit NZD =2,225.17
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
7219           AED             United Arab Emirates Dirham NZD =2,698.58
Cape Town, South Africa
27296          ZAR             South African Rand NZD =2,771.67

Berlin, Germany
2182            EUR             Euros NZD =3,205.57
London, England
1442            GBP             Great British Pounds NZD =2,472.94

Santiago, Chile
1 582 030    CLP              Chilean Peso NZD =3,354.850
Mexico City, Mexico
90 664         MXN            Mexican Peso NZD =5,992.10
Ottawa, Canada
2064            CAD             Canadian Dollar NZD =2,160.72
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).

Bonus Activity = 10 points