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Friday, July 28, 2017

Things I Found Successful this week : Term 3



This Term, my class has been working on the word Sucess/ Successful.
I have created a success journal and a weekly planning to follow up my work every time.
We were discussing how we can be successful out side of the school and in side our learning space.
I have created this DLO to show one amazing thing I found successful in my learning.
I hope you enjoy my DLO and please if you have time, please comment on my blog posts!
Click on the Picture for a better view!
THANKS, BYEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3 <3 xx

Monday, July 24, 2017

Being a Successful Learner.....




Task:
I am creating a DLO to show how we are going to be successful in and out of my learning space.
This term I am going to be focusing on “Success/Successful and how I can be a successful learner and how other learners can.
Click the DLO to get a better view! Have a great day!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Day #7: Bonus Activity - Winter Learning Journey (Keeping New Zealand Beautiful)


INSTRUCTIONS:

Bonus Activity: On your blog, post a video or write a description of your week. What have you learned? What did you like about the trip? What didn’t you like? Was there anything that surprised you?
To earn full points for this activity, you must talk about what you learned, what you liked and what you about your great kiwi road trip.


Bonus Activity: 12 points

Well, New Zealand truly is a stunning country, isn’t it? I think that we are so lucky to call it home! Let’s make sure that we do everything we can to keep the country safe and clean for future generations…

#Keep New Zealand Beautiful!

Day #7: Activity 2 - Winter Learning Journey (Keep New Zealand Beautiful)




INSTRUCTIONS:
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.


Day #7: Activity 1 - Winter Learning Journey (Keep New Zealand Beautiful)





INSTRUCTIONS:

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.

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http://www.kiwidaydreaming.com/p/new-zealand-maps.html
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 ☺

Day #6: Bonus Activity - Winter Learning Journey (Native Aotearoa)


INSTRUCTIONS:

Bonus Activity: As part of the Matariki festival, there is a two-day Kapa Haka competition. The Haka is a traditional war dance that Maori performed before going into battle. The haka is now performed by children/adults in the community and by professional sporting teams, including our national rugby team, the ‘All Blacks.’  The All Blacks have performed various haka over the years. Watch the following three haka videos (1 – 3) and, on your blog, list the haka videos in order from best (#1) to worst (#3). There are no right or wrong answers ☺
At the end of your day at Te Papa, you head to your hotel in the centre of Wellington. You are staying on Cuba Street, one of the coolest streets in the city.

Bonus Activity: 8 points

Day #6 Activity 2 - Winter Learning Journey (Native Aotearoa)



INSTRUCTIONS:

Activity 2: After visiting Shag Point, you hop back in the van and drive all the way up the east coast of the south island until you reach the town of Picton. You get out of the van and onto the Interislander ferry. It travels back across the Cook Strait to Wellington. Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand and every winter the city hosts a huge Matariki festival to celebrate the Maori New Year. This year part of the festival is being held at Te Papa, a big museum in Wellington.
Read about the Matariki Festival at Te Papa.  There are so many different things to see and do at the festival this year. On your blog, tell us about three of the events. You can choose any three events that you wish.


Day #6: Activity 1 - Winter Learning Journey (Native Aotearoa)





INSTRUCTIONS:
Activity 1: Let’s imagine that you were on the first waka to arrive at Shag Point. You had never been to New Zealand before and you had no idea what to expect. Write a poem describing how you would have felt when you arrived in New Zealand. Would you have been excited or scared? I would have felt pretty nervous, I reckon…



Monday, July 10, 2017

Day #5: Bonus Activity - Winter Learning Journey (One step at a time)



INSTRUCTION:

Bonus Activity: You and your tour group have enjoyed your day in the mountains but you’re ready for a change of scenery. You ask Curious Kiwi to take you to Central Otago, a region of the south island with lots of rolling hills and flat, brown grasslands. While in Central Otago, you decide to join the Otago Central Rail Trail – a 150 km long cycle trail. Curious Kiwi and I (Rachel) cycled the Rail Trail in April and we loved it!
On your blog, tell us whether you would like to cycle the Otago Rail Trail one day. Does it sound like fun? Why or why not?

Rachel on the Otago Rail Trail, April 2017
Bonus Activity: 10 points
Whew! It has been quite the day of sightseeing. You reach your hotel in Dunedin tired but excited. Tomorrow you are going to visit a very special and important place in the south island before you drive back to Auckland…



Day #5: Activity 2 - Winter Learning Journey (One Step at a time)





INSTRUCTIONS:
Activity 2: After the adventure at The Lewis Pass Scenic Reserve, you are pretty happy to get back into the shuttle van and continue with your road trip. Over the next few hours, you travel up and over the Southern Alps, arriving in the city of Christchurch to eat lunch. You have a delicious meal at a café downtown and then hop back into the van to travel to Twizel, a small town at the base of Aoraki-Mt Cook. Mt Cook is the largest mountain in New Zealand. It is also the mountain where Sir Edmund Hillary trained for his climb up Mt Everest the tallest mountain in the world. Sir Edmund Hillary is very famous because he was the first person to ever reach the top of Mt Everest!
Now it is your turn to learn about a famous New Zealander. Use Google to research one famous person from New Zealand and then create a DLO and post it on your blog. Be sure to include: 1. The name of the famous person, 2. Where they were born, 3. Why they are famous, and 4. Two other interesting facts about them.

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Day #5: Activity 1 - Winter Learning Journey (One step at a Time)

Winter Learning Journey

INSTRUCTIONS:
Activity 1: After a few hours in the car, you, your group and Curious Kiwi arrive at your first stop – The Lewis Pass Scenic Reserve. It is a beautiful, regional park located at the base of the Southern Alps. You and your group get out of the van and follow Curious Kiwi. He is going to lead you on a short walk through the park. As you start walking, you notice a really cool looking tree on the side of the trail and you stop to take a closer look. When you turn back, the group (and Curious Kiwi) is nowhere to be found. Eek! You are all alone in the middle of a strange forest.
For this activity write a short story (8-10 sentences) about what might happen next. Please be sure to include lots of details about what you might be feeling, seeing and doing after you realise that you are all alone in the forest...





Day #4: Bonus Activity - Winter Learning Journey (Swimming with the Sharks)



Winter Learning Journey


INSTRUCTIONS:

Bonus Activity: Hector’s dolphins are a very special native animal found only in New Zealand. They are the smallest dolphin in the world measuring 1.5 metres long and they are quite rare. Sadly, many Hector’s dolphins are killed every year when they get caught in large fishing nets and can’t escape. Some people have argued that fishermen shouldn’t be allowed to fish in Farewell Spit in order to protect the dolphins living there. What do you think? On your blog, tell us whether you think that fishing in Farewell Spit should be banned (stopped).
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Bonus Activity: 10 points


Day #3: Bonus Activity - Winter Learning Journey (Wild Eyes)


Winter Learning Journey

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My First Experience with the wild eyes site was mind blowing!
I had a struggle with signing in but finally got accepted into the site. 
I upload "THE WILD BEEHIVE!!"
I looked around to see something interesting that someone would think it's interesting too. 
I looked and looked then finally I found something interesting! I found a wild beehive with heaps of queen bees and wasps around. I found the beehive sticking to the fence in my drive way.  It was dangerous to go near because it's opposite the place we used to park our vehicle. I am totally aware of getting in and out of my vehicle. You could see the bees big eyes resting on their hive. The Hive camouflages to the fence to make them not be noticed by the prey, While the bees buzzing around my garden collecting nectar and pollinating flowers.
Now I just realised that bees are so important to our life cycle.
I took a photo and posted it on the wild eyes web site and sooner discovered that the exact beehive I took has been there for 10 and a half years.





INSTRUCTIONS:
Bonus Activity: A really cool new website called Wild Eyes has recently been launched in New Zealand. It is a programme for students who want to complete fun activities (called ‘missions’), take pictures and post them on the Wild Eyes site. For this bonus activity, go to the Wild Eyes site and complete the ‘Giant Moa Discovery’ mission. To earn full points you must post a picture of your Moa on the Wild Eyes website and on your personal blog site. The Wild Eyes team and I can’t wait to see what you create!

Bonus Activity: 20 points

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Day #4 : Activity 2 - Winter Learning Journey (Swimming with the Sharks)


Winter Learning Journey

My Summary about the movie trailer,
A novel called Whales rider was written by Witi Ihimaera, which explains how the ancestor (Paikea) riding on the back of a whale and landed on this land. Ancestor said “In every generation, every first born child is a new chief of the tribe”
The chief had a daughter stead of a son named Paikea, he was to lead the tribe and become a chief, but he had become a she. She challenged herself and changed to become appropriate enough to be a leader of the tribe. It shows in the photos the scene of how she struggled to learn the cultural event on land and at sea. The photo with them in the bicycle shows me the bond between her and her generation.

I rate this movie 5 = Excellent Movie.
INSTRUCTIONS: 
Activity 2: After a morning of learning about beached whales in Golden Bay, you and your group are driven to a nearby town, Nelson, to watch a special movie calledWhale rider.’ It is a famous movie about a young girl who was born and raised in New Zealand. Watch the following movie trailers for Whale Rider: Whale Rider trailer #1 and Whale Rider Trailer #2 and then write a summary of the movie on your blog. What is it about? Be sure to also give the movie a rating out of 5 based on the trailer [1 = bad movie, 2 = okay movie, 3 = pretty good, 4 = good movie, 5 = excellent movie].
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When ‘Whale Rider’ finishes, you and your tour group enjoyed a delicious meal in downtown Nelson before heading back to your hotel. You need to go to bed early because you have to get up at 4:30 a.m. the next morning to travel back to Farewell Spit to see a group (pod) of Hector’s Dolphins. It is going to be an early morning!

Day #4: Activity 1 - Winter Learning Journey (Swimming with the Sharks )


Winter Learning Journey


INSTRUCTIONS:

Activity 1: When you arrive in the south island, Curious Kiwi rents a shuttle van and drives your group from Picton (the town where the ferry dropped you off) to a beautiful beach on the opposite side of the island. The beach area is called Golden Bay and, at one end of the bay, is a stunning area called Farewell Spit.

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http://www.kiwidaydreaming.com/p/new-zealand-maps.html
Farewell Spit has been in the news recently as a number of whales accidentally swam into the spit and became stuck on the beach. They were unable to swim back to the ocean because the water was too shallow. Many local people tried to save the ‘beached’ whales. Please follow this Farewell Spit link to learn more about what happened. On your blog, describe what the local people did to try and save the beached whales.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Day 3: Activity 2 - Winter Learning Journey (Wild Eyes)

Winter Learning Journey
INSTRUCTIONS:
Activity 2: After your great visit to the Otorohanga bird house it is time to hop back onto the bus and head towards the Hawke’s Bay – your resting place for the evening. Hawke’s Bay is a beautiful region of New Zealand. It is known for its wineries and gorgeous scenery. When you arrive in Napier, the largest city in the region, you go for a walk through Waitangi Regional Park and notice that many of the leaves on the native trees have been damaged. Curious Kiwi tells you that they were damaged by possums, non-native predators, from Australia. People in New Zealand are working hard to trap and kill these predators. Their goal is to remove all of the possums (and other predators) by 2050. Go to the Predator Free 2050 website’ to read more about their work.
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On your blog, tell us whether you agree that New Zealand should be predator free. In your opinion, is it right to kill all of the predators (eg. possums) or should we just leave them alone? On your blog tell us what you think and give us, at least, three reasons why you think this way.
A) I totally Agree that New Zealand has no rights on not freeing the possum, The reason why possums should be freed because (I know they are bad) but sometimes other possums do it for a reason, like humans treat them so badly, but actually, not all of them are bad. They may be protecting their families or angry that human people are killing their people.

Day 3 : Activity 1 - Winter Learning Journey (Wild Eyes)





Winter Learning Journey
INSTRUCTIONS:
Activity 1: Curious Kiwi, a native New Zealand bird, is your tour guide for today. He is going to take you to visit the Otorohanga Kiwi House and Native Bird Park where many of his aunties and uncles currently live. The bird park is a five hour drive from Dargaville so you hit the road right after breakfast and arrive in Otorohanga at lunch time. As you walk through the birdhouse you learn about the work being done to conserve and protect the native birds of New Zealand. You decide to help out by ‘adopting’ a native animal. Visit the Adopt a Critter page’ on the Otorohanga bird house website to choose one animal to adopt. On your blog, tell us the name of the animal that you chose and a little bit about them. What kind of animal are they? What do they eat? Where do they normally live? You can use Google to help you with your research.
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Day 2 : Bonus Activity - Winter Learning Journey (New Zealand by Land and Sea)



Winter Learning Journey


INSTRUCTIONS:
Bonus Activity: When you finish your interview with Laura, you decide to keep on interviewing people. For this activity, your task is to conduct a real interview with an actual member of your family. Please ask them to think about their five (5) favourite things to do in the out-of-doors. They can be things that they enjoy doing on land or in the water. Post the list of outdoor activities on your blog.

Bonus Activity: 10 points