Friday, 25 January 2019

Makayla's summer learning journey

Makayla has also been participating in the summer learning journey. Check out some of her activities below!

Activity 1: Bee Informed
For this task I had to fill in the blanks relating to Bumblebees. The sentences I had to fill the blanks in are above, I filled in the blanks to the sentences. But there were key sentences/phrases/numbers. So I used those key information to fill in the blanks. The way I did that was by making the blank keys bold, so the key sentences/phrases/numbers that are made bold are the blanks.
My Full Sentences:
The word ‘bumblebee’ is a compound word (bumble + bee). The word ‘bumble’ means to hum, buzz, or drone.
Bumblebees can fly very quickly. They can reach ground speeds of 54 kilometers per hour (km/h).
Bumblebees are very strong! They carry up to 90 percent of their body weight in food with them to avoid starvation.
Bumblebees can do more work and carry more pollen than other bees, including honeybees. In fact, they can do up to 50 times as much work as a normal honeybee.
The number of bumblebees is declining in New Zealand due to a number of factors, including the removal of wildflowers and flowering trees, habitat loss, and extensive use of pesticides.
Activity 2: Carbon Sinks Don’t Stink!

Task Description: For this task I had to list down foods that I would put in my special draining sink. This draining sink makes the foods I chose drain away aka disappear. My list of foods are above go check it out.
First of all I would add spinach to my sink. I would add spinach because the texture of it makes me gag. I would also add seafood chowder to the sink. I would add this because when I first tried seafood chowder I didn't like it, but then it doesn't help I don't eat fish.
Activity 3: Flying Fungi

Task Description: For this task I had to solve the fungi problem. Then I had to explain/show my working out. My working out is next to me go check it out.

Thursday, 17 January 2019

Amelia's Summer learning journey

Check out some of the activities that Amelia has completed this summer!

Activity 2: Black Train
Polluted Rivers! 

There are many polluted rivers in our New Zealand area. Some of these problems are due to people either not choosing to look after our area or farmers who are not making the right choices. In this presentation I am talking about two polluted rivers in New Zealand. I’ve also talked about in this presentation is how far they are doing and if? What they are doing to help the river improve. It’s funny because half way through this task I realised that I have seen one of those rivers (The Ruamahanga River).
Activity 3: Faded Glory
Save the Great Barrier Reef

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  1. The first thing I would do to save the Great Barrier Reef is create a huge Great Barrier Reef theme water park. This will help people get to know more about the reef and why we need to keep it but in a fun and exciting way! The water park will fun and educational for kids and also a great water park for parents to relax and get to know more about the Great Barrier Reef. This will be great in New Zealand because it’s very hot and sunny nowadays. Finally all money will be collected and sent to the Australian Government.
  2. Secondly, Haunted houses have been really popular lately so I decided to create a Haunted Sea House. I know it sounds kinda weird but hear be out! The haunted house will be about a old man who used to study a lot about the reef but died from drowning. (This is all fake). This haunted house will be a easy $2 entry. By lowering the price it will help lure in the folks therefore we can fund raise more cash and send it to Aussie!
  3. Finally, the last thing I would do to help fund raise for the Great Barrier Reef is Skydiving. It’s not just going to be a random skydiving place it’s going to be next to the Great Barrier Reef. I selected this idea because when the visitors come to skydive they get a thrilling experience but not only that visitors get to have a beautiful view of the reef from high above. As always all the money can go to the Australian government to help this problem!
Task Description: Today for SLJ the title is called The Black Drain. These activities were based on the sea and rivers. The first task was about overfishing. We were asked to share what we think if charging people for overfishing up to $100 000 is fair. The second task was about water based pollution. There are many polluted rivers in New Zealand that we have to take care of. For the task we had to find two polluted rivers in New Zealand then write about what they have been working on to fix the problem. The final task was about the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. The reef is said to be slowly dying and the government are paying a lot to fix this problem. Our task was to write down three different ways that we can fund raise to help save the Great Barrier Reef. I hope you enjoyed today's tasks! Make sure to stay tune for more posts.

Thursday, 10 January 2019

Bethan's Summer Learning Journey

Check out what Bethan has been up to over this holiday!

The First task was to take a photo of myself doing some of my favourite activities in the holidays and then to tell us what it is and why we love it. Below us in the picture on the left is me playing with my brother on the beach. I love to go to the beach because we have lots of fun swimming and playing in the water. Especially me I love the water.

The second activity was to list three people who you would want as your support crew for the Cycling race in Taupo. You have to list them down and then say why you would want them to be there for you.

The first one would be my dad because he would probably be there to help me train and he would like to watch me ride my bike in a biking race.

The second person would be my friend Venice because she is a great friend and very supportive.

And the third person I would like to support me is my brother Kauri because he likes to ride bikes a lot and he is very energetic and funny.

For the third task we were given five sentences related to fish some were true and some were false. My job is to say if they are True Or False.

Sentence 1. The oldest known living fish in the world is an Australian lungfish living up to 65. True

Sentence 2. Shark are the only fish that have eyelids. True.

Sentence 3. Starfish are a type of fish. False. Starfish are not fish, neither are Jellyfish.

Sentence 4.  Fish communicate with each other by making low pitched noise (eg Moans hisses. etc) True

Sentence 5. Fish usually swim together in groups called classes. False. Fish swim in groups called schools.

Thursday, 3 January 2019

Hinerangi's Summer Learning Journey

Hinerangi's Task Description:
For todays task of the morning I've decide to complete week 4, Day 4: Making Promises
for the SLJ programme. For activity 1 I was to write a slogan that describes the logo I've
chose, which was Mcdonalds, For activity 2 I was to ask a family member whether we
should ban plastic bags or continue using them, For the final activity ( Activity 3 ) I was to
write a description of how I feel about Machu Picchu being restricted to tourists who decide
to go there. Read todays morning task and Enjoy!

Activity 1: Campaigning for Conservation [4 points]
New Zealand is home to so many beautiful, unique and, sometimes, endangered animals
and habitats. The Forest & Bird organisation is working really hard to protect vulnerable
animals and places in NZ. They are doing everything that they can to raise money and to
raise awareness so that everyone knows about these issues. These are called ‘campaigns.
’ Check out the Forest & Bird campaigns site to learn more about them.
Imagine, that you have been hired by Forest & Bird New Zealand to work on one of their
campaigns. It is your job to come up with a catchy slogan for the campaign. A slogan is a
short phrase or sentence that is used to advertise something. Check out examples of
common slogans and logos below.
I have decided to go with I’m Lovin It, From Mcdonalds because Everyone loves
Mcdonalds. Macas is know for the most delicious burgers as well as there shakes/drinks
and fries. There burgers are filled with Beefy Paties, with a special sauce, along with their
finely chopped lettuce, smooth cheese and their crunchy pickles, Everything that is in
your burger is know to be flavoured

Activity 3: Restricted Access [10 points]
While much of our programme has focused on New Zealand, it is important that we also
consider the environment in other places as well. One of the most unusual and spectacular
sites to visit outside of New Zealand is called Machu Picchu. It is an ancient city that was
built high up in the mountains in the country of Peru in South America. You have to take a
train and/or walk through a series of mountains and valleys to reach it. 
Over the past few decades millions of tourists have made the trek to Machu Picchu.
Unfortunately, this has damaged the area and the local government has decided to
restrict the number of visitors to the site each year. This decision has upset a lot of tourists
who really want to see Machu Picchu but aren’t allowed to go.
On your blog, tell us what you think about the government’s decision to restrict
the number of tourists able to visit this special site. Is it fair? Be sure to tell us
why you feel the way that you do.
To the government who suddenly decided to come up with the idea of restricting our
tourists who are determined to visit this amazing location of, Machu Picchu. First of all If
I got the chance to visit Machu Picchu I would be super excited and delighted to go
somewhere I’ve never been to, I’d love it so much due to the amazing views and how
much you’ll be able to see everything especially from that high. Machu Picchu sounds
amazing and every tourist should be upset as this place might’ve been the place at least
5 - 6 tourists had be waiting for. So I don’t think it’s fair to anyone who was really wanting
to visit this special place. This is exactly like having this place ban for eternity. Overall I
really think we should ban this incredible, peaceful place as it might remind tourists of the
places they have already visited. I think the government shouldn’t restrict this place and
should be free to everyone who visits Machu Picchu, Enjoy your visit, I really hope it
changed the government's mind about this place being restricted.