Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Summer Learning Journey Wk 1 Day 1 Activity 3 - Ice, Ice Baby

Activity 3 - Ice, ice baby

Antarctica is the worlds coldest continent. Even though it is made up of ice, it also the driest continent in the world. In fact, it hasn't rained for nearly 2 million year! it is home to many animals such as whales, seals, birds and fish, There are so permanent human residents (people who there all the time) in Antarctica, however scientists do visit and stay in Antarctica for a while to study it.

This year the airline, Air New Zealand, filmed their safety video in Antarctica. They used some fabulous actors from Hornby Primary school in Christchurch. Just like aeroplanes, we also need to keep safe and be smart online. We need to think about the type of information we are sharing online, who we are sharing information with, and how to have a positive digital footprint.

On your blog, make a copy of this footprint and, in the foot print, explain how to create a positive, digital footprint. What do you do to stay smart online?

Here is my Positive Digital Footprint

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Summer Learning Journey Wk 1 Day 1 Activity 2 - North and South

Activity 2 - North and South (4 points)

The country of New Zealand is made up of two main islands - the north and the South Island. Approximately 77% of the New Zealand population live in the North Island. Many of these people (including our Summer Learning journey design team) live in Auckland City. Auckland is a great place to live with lots of amazing parks, beautiful waterways and stunning scenery to enjoy. It is also a busy vibrant city with many cafes, museums, galleries and theatres to visit. I feel lucky to call Auckland my 'hometown'.

Now it is time to think about your hometown. What is special about where you live? On your blog, describe your hometown. Be sure to include lots of describing words (adjectives) in your post.


I have lived in Auckland my whole life. Whats so special about it? Well, I am proud to say that the most special thing about where I live, is the people and the beautiful scenery's which are all around Auckland city. No city is more supportive and active as Auckland is. I know it may seem like i'm bragging, but its true. Auckland is place where you are able to interact with different people also with the chance of seeing beautiful views along the way. *sky tower*

Words to describe Auckland:

Many more

I am very proud to call Auckland City my home.

Image result for auckland

Monday, 17 December 2018

Summer Learning Journey Wk 1 Day 1 Activity 1 - In the Beginning...

Activity 1 - The legend of New Zealand (4 points)

According to Maori methodology much of Aoeteroa NZ was formed when Maui, a powerful demigod, fished it out of the sea. Legend has it that Maui created a magical fish hook from jawbone of his grandmother and that one day he took his hook, boarded a boat, and rode out to the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Once at sea, he threw his magical hook into the water and caught a fish. The 'fish' was actually the North Island of New Zealand! In honour of this legend, the North Island of New Zealand is sometimes referred to as Te Ika a Maui or 'Maui's Fish' and the South Island of New Zealand is sometime referred to a Te Waka a Maui or 'Maui's canoe'.

To learn more cool facts about New Zeland, check out the Tourism NZ Website. Read the fun facts posted on the website and choose your 'Top 3'. On your blog, post your 'Top 3 Fun Facts' about NZ.

Here are my 'Top 3 Facts'

1. To become a New Zealand citizen, you must swear an oath of loyalty to Queen Elizabeth

2. NZ is one of the 3 countries in the world that has 2 official national anthems of equal standing. The first is God Save the Queen and the other is God Defend New Zealand.

3. New Zealanders are called Kiwis but Kiwi is not a fruit. It is a NZ native flightless bird

Friday, 30 November 2018

Food Tech

Sausages with cheese and chips



Slice in half
Top off with cheese and tomato
Bake for 10 minutes
Serve with tomato sauce

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Act of Kindness from Glen Taylor School

Today, room 7 received goodies from the amazing Glen Taylor school. A group of students from their class came to room 7 explaining to us their project on giving back to their local community. The goodies we received were home made cookies, brownies and some lollies. As an act of kindness, we decided to give them a thank you letter as well as a plant that we planted during our trip to the botanical gardens. Room 7 were very grateful for their act of kindness and we appreciate the hard work they put into making the goodies specifically for us. Thank You!


Friday, 23 November 2018

Responding to Current Events

Our class has focused a lot on the teachers strike this week. My presentation above includes tasks that our class has done about the teacher strike ( such as argument writing)  and ways I was able to share my learning with others.