Friday, 12 January 2018

SLJ WK4 Day 5 Activity 1, 2 & 3

Activity 1: Your future self

It may be hard to imagine, but one day you will graduate from high school and it will be time to decide what to do next. You may want to study at university, become an apprentice, go to training college, travel, or start working. There are so many options!

Take a minute to think about your future. What would you like to do when you finish school? Would you like to work in a specific job? Would you like to study at university? What would you study? Maybe you’d even like to move overseas. Share your thoughts and ideas on your blog site. There are no wrong answers!

After I graduate high school It is definite that I will go University and study nursing. It has been my dream to become a nurse because I would love to help people when I grow up.

Activity 2: Flying Cars
Let’s imagine that you’ve just learned to drive, and your family has decided to buy you a brand new car. You are allowed to choose from any of the following designs:

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On your blog please tell us which of the three cars you would choose and why.

If I had a choice I would choose the black car. When I start driving I will most definitely take my family out to many places, so I will need as much space I can. Also the car looks like it can withstand anything that goes in its way.

Activity 3: Blade Runner 2049

There is a new movie out in cinemas at the moment called Blade Runner 2049.
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It is a movie about what the world will be like in the future. Imagine that you able to travel through time and that you can see what the world will look like in 2099.

On your blog write a description of what New Zealand will be like at that time (80 – 90 years from now). What kind of houses will people live in? What will they eat? Where will they work?

Year 2099 - New Zealand

Houses: Houses I reckon it will definitely be very stylish and Hi - Tech. I imagine houses being very big and full of technology

Food: Food will be in a small packet. In it can be anything. For eg, pizza, a whole cooked chicken, sushi etc. Remember it is in a small packet so how will they be able to eat it? There is no need for cooking, all you have to do is place the packet into the Hydrater and just like that you have your plate of food! Please check out this video to see how it works! Food 2099

Work: I think there will be no work. There will be servant robots who will assist us humans in anything we want and Robots will do all the work. For eg, Laundry, Chores, they will even be a loud to get a job. Robots will do everything.

Thursday, 11 January 2018

SLJ WK 4 Day 4 Activity 1, 2 & 3

Activity 1: Moana
In late 2016, the movie Moana was released by Disney. It’s a beautiful story about a young Polynesian girl from the fictional island of Motunui, who goes on a big adventure.

Watch the trailer for Moana and then write a summary of the movie on your blog. If you’ve seen the movie, you can include your favourite part! Tell us as much as you can about the movie. What is it about? Who are the main characters in the movie? What do they do in the movie? Where do they go?


Main Characters: Moana, Maui

What is it about? An adventurous teenager sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demigod Maui, who guides her in her quest to become a master wayfinder. Together they sail across the open ocean to find the heart of Tefiti and restore it back.

My favourite part of the movie would definitely be when all of the songs were sung. It was definitely catchy and very energetic. Here is a Link to some of them!

Activity 2: Country Calendar

Did you know that the longest running television show in New Zealand history is a programme called ‘Country Calendar’? It started on 6 March 1966 and has been running ever since. The programme includes stories of everyday New Zealanders, many of whom are farmers.

Watch this short clip from Country Calendar. What do you think would be the most interesting and/or challenging things about being a farmer? Would you would like to be a farmer when you are older. Why/why not? Give us, at least, two reasons to support your answer.

Being a farmer would definitely be a hand full. I’d say it would be cool but I wouldn’t say it would be a job for me. As I watched the video I noticed how much work they had to do. As for me I am a very lazy person and wouldn’t be able to do as much work as farmers do. Farmers are very hardworking and I think it's a great job.

Challenging Things:
Planting crops, shaving sheep, gathering livestock, and harvesting crops.

Actvitiy 3: Singing a Different Tune

A number of New Zealand (NZ) singers and songwriters have recently burst onto the music scene, becoming popular both in NZ and overseas. One of these artists, Lorde, is gaining a lot of recognition for her unique style and songwriting ability. People all over the world seem to really like the lyrics (words) that she writes in her songs.

Think of your favourite song. Share the name of the song, the name of the person who wrote the song and the lyrics from the song on your blog. You must type the lyrics not cut and paste them in order to earn full points for the activity.

Artist: Sam Smith


You must think I’m stupid
You must think I’m a fool
You must think I am new to this
But I am see this all before

I’m never gonna let you get close to me
Even though you mean the most to me
Cause every time I open up, it hurts
So I am never gonna let you get close to me
Even I mean the I mean the most to you

But every time to hurt me, the less that I cry
And every time you leave, the quicker these tears dry
And every time you walk out, the less I love you
Baby, we don’t stand a chance, it’s sad but its true

I’m way to good at goodbyes
(I’m way to good at goodbyes)
I’m way to good at goodbyes
(I’m way to good at goodbyes)

I know you’re thinking i’m heartless
I know you’re thinking i’m cold
I’m just protecting my innocence
I’m just protecting my soul

I’m never gonna let you get close to me
Even though you mean the most to me
Cause every time I open up, it hurts
So I am never gonna let you get close to me
Even I mean the I mean the most to you
In case you go and leave me in dirt

But every time to hurt me, the less that I cry
And every time you leave, the quicker these tears dry
And every time you walk out, the less I love you
Baby, we don’t stand a chance, it’s sad but its true

I’m way to good at goodbyes
(I’m way to good at goodbyes)
I’m way to good at goodbyes
(I’m way to good at goodbyes)
No way that you will see me cry
(No way that you will see me cry)
I’m way to good at goodbyes
(I’m way to good at goodbyes)

No, no , no, no, no (i’m way to good at goodbyes)
No, no , no, no
No, no , no, (i’m way to good at goodbyes)
(No way that you will see me cry)
(i’m way to good at goodbyes)

But every time to hurt me, the less that I cry
And every time you leave, the quicker these tears dry
And every time you walk out, the less I love you
Baby, we don’t stand a chance, it’s sad but its true
I’m way too good at goodbyes

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

SLJ WK 4 Day 3 Activity 1, 2 & 3

Activity 1: Mixed-Member Proportional (MMP)
In 1996, New Zealand adopted the MMP voting system. In September of 2017 we had a national election. Everyone in New Zealand, over the age of 18, was invited to vote for who they wanted to form the next government in New Zealand. The race was really close and in the end, three different political parties (Labour, New Zealand First and the Green Party), came together to form the new government. It is called a ‘coalition government’ because it includes different people from different political parties.

Imagine that you had to form a coalition government with two other people. Who would you choose to partner with?

I would form a coalition with my son, Aronui, and with my friend, Amber. Aronui would be a great addition to the coalition because he is funny and kind. He would make us laugh and take care of us. Amber would be great because she is really smart and thoughtful. She is also good at making decisions. I think that we would form a great team. What about you? Who would you choose? Why?

I would form a coalition with my friend Davarni and my older sister Luisa. Davarni is a very formal, nice and a thoughtful person. She is definitely a person that would take care of us and make sure that everything is sorted and done. Luisa is a very smart person. She gets things done when needed and can get threw anything that is thrown at her. Together I reckon we could go higher. This would be my coalition team.

Activity 2: Migration

Over the past few decades, there has been a huge rise in the number of people coming to New Zealand to live and/or travel. I was one of those people! In fact, I moved with my family to New Zealand in 2010 and I am so glad that I did. It’s a pretty amazing place to call home! At the moment I live about 10 minutes from three stunning beaches and a beautiful national park.

Speaking of home, where do you live? On your blog, please post a picture of your hometown and provide a list of three things that tourists, like us, could do if we came to visit. What do you like most about your hometown? (Remember the guidelines for being Cybersmart, and never post your address online).

Hometown = Glen Innes/Auckland

Place No. 1 : I live just a few minutes away from the G.I centre where there is a place called Te oro. This is where many children come to learn many different subjects such as dance, art and more. Tourists can take a look around and look at our amazing cultural dances.  

Place No.2 : Again this is also in the G.I centre. I’d say Nz is pretty great at art. Tourist can walk around the G.I center looking for many artworks that our new zealanders have painted. It is very beautiful and creative

Place No.2 : This place is called the Pt England Reserve. It is a beautiful beach that anyone can visit. Tourist can can take amazing photos of the greatest views. It is fantabulous.

Activity 3: Modern Learning Environments

Over the past few years, a number of schools have changed the way that they teach. Instead of one teacher working in one classroom with one group of students, some schools have built huge classrooms where many teachers work together to teach a big group of students. This is called a ‘Modern Learning Environment’ (MLE).


Some people prefer Modern Learning Environments while others aren’t so sure. Take a look at the pictures above. The one on the left is a photograph of a traditional classroom, and the picture on the right is of a Modern Learning Environment. Imagine that you are a teacher, and design your own classroom. What would it look like? What furniture would you have? I would love to have some beanbags for reading on.

Draw a floorplan of your classroom (either in Google Draw or on paper) and upload it to your blog. Describe what is special about your classroom and why you designed it this way.

I’ve drawn a classroom with pink carpet and bright coloured tables. I also included a kitchen so that we can do cooking every day and a HUGE bookshelf because I love to read! What would you like to see in your classroom?

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

SLJ WK4 Day 2 Activity 1, 2 & 3

Activity 1:Chasing Great

Over the past 17 years New Zealand has experienced a number of sporting highlights, perhaps none larger than the back-to-back Rugby World Cup victories in 2011 and 2015. In both competitions our national rugby team, the All Blacks, was captained by a man named Richie McCaw. He is arguably one of the best rugby players of all time. A movie called Chasing Great was recently created to document his incredible rugby career.

Please watch the trailer for Chasing Great and read about Richie McCaw online. On your blog tell us three things that you learned about Richie that you did not know beforehand. What else would you like to know about Richie?

No. 1 : Not only was he amazing at Rugby, he was a very smart & wise person when he went college. He was runner up for dux at Otago Boys High School.

No. 2 : He is the first ever All Black to achieve 100 caps. Isn’t that cool?

No. 3 : He lead the all blacks to 13 wins out of 14 games. He truly is the best Captain ever.

Richie Mccaw has achieved many accomplishments in his life. I want to know how he has gone threw it all. Was he ever stressed? How hard did he have to train?

Activity 2: Sporting Heroes

In 2015, a kiwi golfer named Lydia Ko became the youngest woman in the world to reach the #1 ranking.  She was only 17 years old. Many people from here in New Zealand and overseas really admire her and think of her as a modern-day sporting hero. Who is your sporting hero? They can be a famous athlete, or even a member of your family or community. It’s completely up to you.

On your blog tell us about your sporting hero. Who are they? Why are they a hero? Include a photo of them in your blog post.

My sporting hero is Lisa Carrington. She is an incredible rower, and last year she was awarded the prestigious  Lonsdale Cup for her amazing results in 2016! She spends hours training, and I think her commitment to her sport is inspiring.

In recent years, many New Zealanders have embraced a new form of exercise called Zumba©. It was developed by a man named Alberto Perez who lives in the country of Columbia. He created Zumba by bringing together many different dance styles including: cumbia, mambo, hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, tango, merengue and mambo.

Choose one of the dance styles mentioned above and click on the name to read more about it. Once you are done, post three interesting facts about the dance style on your blog. In which country did it originate? Who originally created it?  

Fact No.1 : As years passed by, the dance ‘salsa’ became more and more famous. People started to incorporate many other different dances into it such as tango, mango and flamenco.

Fact: No.2: Salsa was born and raised in cuba but its origins can be traced back to other lands and earlier parts of our history. For more visit the link above!

Fact No.3: Cuba was visited by countless amount of American Jazz Musicians because of the dance Salsa. They incorporated many latin styles into their performances.

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Monday, 8 January 2018

SLJ WK4 Day 1 Activity 1, 2 & 3

Activity 1: Celebrating a win

In 2000, the country of New Zealand celebrated when Russell Coutts and his sailing team won their second straight America’s Cup. This was the first time that a team from New Zealand had won back-to-back championships! Many people celebrated the victory with their friends and family.

On your blog, tell us what you and your family do to celebrate special events, such as birthdays. Do you have a special meal or go to a specific place? In our house, we usually make a pizza and bake a special cake. What about you?

When my family celebrates a very special event, we order take outs such as pizza, Mcdonalds, KFC and more. We have so much food at special events because we have so many family in the house. At special events we play special  games with family such as Storm in the heights, Tolopate, water games, boards game and more. This is how we celebrate a very special event!

Activity 2: Lord of the Rings

Arguably one of the most famous movie trilogies of all time, The Lord of the Rings, was filmed in New Zealand. All three movies were directed by a New Zealander named Peter Jackson. The first movie was released in 2001, the second in 2002 and the third in 2003. The movies cost an estimated $300 million to produce!  

Imagine that instead of spending the money on the movies, Peter Jackson decided to give all of this money to you. Lucky you! On your blog, tell us what you would do with $300 million dollars. How would you spend it? It is a lot of money so please think carefully about it and spend it wisely :-)

If i had received 300 Million Dollars I would…

(These are things I would like to do) Just imagining

Buy my whole family Mansions (12 million dollars)
Buy me a mansion (1 million)
Feed the homeless (Plus buy them a houses)
Pursue my dream of being a Professional Netball Player
Make my own hotel
Make more money (double my money)
Travel the world (Go all around the world)
Buy 1 thousand pairs of shoes
Buy 1 thousand pairs of socks
Have fun

Activity 3: The Rise of the "Selfie"

Although most of you are quite familiar with the idea of taking a ‘selfie’ (picture of ourselves), this was not always the case. In fact, it wasn’t until the early 2000s that people started talking about the idea of a selfie, taking selfies and posting them online.

In honour of the rise in popularity of the ‘selfie,’ take a selfie and post it on your blog. Try to show us at least one of your hobbies or one your favourite things (maybe a special toy or book). For example, here is a selfie of Hazel drinking a big mug of tea, and Rachel with her son, Aronui, attending a Paw Patrol show!


In this ‘selfie’ I have taken, I have included my favourite book Tom Gates, Dog Zombies Rule (For Now). I love reading books!