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
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!