Sunday, 30 July 2017

Neil Armstrong Researsh

WALT - Gather, evaluate and Synthesise information across a range of text

My Winter Learning Journey Prize pack for 3rd equal.

Prize Pack.
Guess what? I just won a prize and certificate for participating. I came 3rd equal with Mitchell in the Winter Learning Journey, which was created by Rachel Williamson from the University of Auckland. 
Big thanks to Rachel and her helpers Willy, Nicky and Jacinta for making this fun activity programme enjoyable.

I won
A packet of Pineapple Lumps
A cookie time Biscuit - Which I ate for lunch sorry
A pack of Milk Bottles
A Big Ben pie
Butterscotch candies
a Lorde Cd
a Pink scarf
and a pack of all blacks tattoos
a picture of a kiwi and a Certificate of Achievement
A Message from Rachel.

Friday, 28 July 2017

Let's Rock Term 3

Let's Rock Term 3 as it has just started. This terms topic is  "Guardians of the galaxy" which is based around space and the solar system or like we say Planet earth and beyond. This is the first immersion assembly I have been excited about.

It all started when Mr Somerville drove the drone in the hall as if it was a UFO it landed on the stage. When two look alike aliens came from know where and were saying harsh things they could do on earth. Mr Somerville and Mr Jacobson came with their lightsabers and fought the aliens.

Team 1's is looking at planets in space the three planets they showed in there video was the Moon, Sun and mars. Team 2's item was a remake of David Bowie's song written by Ms Gaston they will be focusing on space. Team 3's item was a video about days in there lives from Monday morning meetings to having fun in the weekends, there main focus is about days in their lives.
Team 4 made a video about there version of the Mars one project how they had kids work as if they worked for NASA, they sent all their teachers to space and apparently they all died while making there way to Mars. Finally Team 5 "THE BEST" did a live item were Mrs Judd sang a space version of Moana "How far i'll go".

My favorite was team 4 and 5 because they had interesting facts about what they are focusing on.

Friday, 21 July 2017

Day 7, Bonus Activity

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.
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?
Winter Learning Journey 2017.  I have to admit when my parents said they were going to make me do the Winter Learning Journey, I was not happy.  It’s the school holidays!  I really wasn’t looking forward to doing any “school work” over the holidays.  My parents thought that it would be good for me to participate because I have a love-hate relationship with writing.  My parents promised that they would help to achieve learning journey activities.  
Reluctantly, I began the learning journey expecting that my parents would just forget about it.  You see we don’t have the internet at home, and we have to go to the local library or to my dad’s work and use the WIFI there.  I knew that my parents were helping out at my brother’s rugby school holiday program, so I wouldn’t have to do anything.  Yeah right!
My parents had actually read a lot about the weekly activities for the Winter Learning Journey and had planned for us to do things in and around Auckland.  In my video you will see that we actually visited a few places in Auckland, and tried to make paper mache ”Moa Eggs”, that didn’t really work out.  We are going to SkyTower this Sunday for my brother’s birthday, and we have a few more places to visit planned for this term.

What did I learn?
I want to go to Owhango to visit the Blue Duck Station
Having my family help me makes it FUN and less like schoolwork
New Zealand is an amazing country, and I get to live here
We all need to do our part to keep Aotearoa clean and beautiful

What did I like about the trip?
I got to visit places in New Zealand that I haven’t visited before, but am excited about visiting.
I liked seeing other people's learning about other endangered native wild-life
It didn’t cost a lot of money to visit the South Island
Was there anything that surprised you?
The Winter Learning Journey has been an experience that I have loved being a part of.  I was surprised how involved I became.

A huge THANK YOU to Rachel and the team for working really hard to put this all together.  I know it has helped me with my reading and writing.  But most importantly, my family have spent time together doing things we wouldn’t normally do.  We made some great memories and plans to make more.

Nga mihi aroha ki a koutou, ka kite ano...Na Olivia

Day 7, 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.

Now this is my idea of relaxation...feet up and listening to music.  Ok and then drifting off to sleep.


Day 7, 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.
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 ☺

How can I make my neighbourhood more beautiful?
  1. Daily Exercise and Rubbish Pick-Up - as my family and I go for our morning exercise around our neighbourhood, we could pick up rubbish as we go and see who collected the most, gets out of dishes duty for the day.
  2. Monthly Yard Help - My family and I could help the elderly people on our street with any yard work, rubbish collecting around their yards that might need doing.
  3. I would really love to have a doggy do-do bag dispenser and doggy do-do bin set up somewhere in our neighbourhood.  This would help with doggy do-do we have on people's’ lawns.

I think that if I did these things this would help my neighbourhood look more beautiful.