Thursday, 29 December 2016

Summer Learning Journey - Day 13

Activity 1
Justin Bieber is arguably one of the most famous musicians in the world right now. He has had (#) of Number 1 hits, including the songs:
  1. Sorry
  2. Love Yourself
  3. Baby
Watch the three videos. After you have finished watching them, rank them from #1 (best) to #3 (worst). On your blog, list the three videos in order from best to work and tell us why you have ranked them in that order.
#1 - Sorry I am Rating Sorry 1 because it's catchy ( Kinda ) and because it's one of the few song Justin Bieber released with his face not on it Also because I love the dancers
#2 - Love Yourself the reason why I picked this song next because I liked it more than BABY and Dancing is great
#3 - Baby the reason why this song is last because JB was younger and his voice was a little high ( I don't like high ( not a hater just saying) Sorry cause I'm missing more than your body/sorry really )
Activity 2
Every year there is a huge music festival held in New Plymouth, New Zealand. It is called WOMAD. WOMAD stands for ‘World of Music, Arts and Dance.’ The festival began in 1980 and there are WOMAD festivals held every year in Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Spain, Italy and The United Arab Emirates. They attract singers and performers from all around the world. Imagine that you are on the WOMAD organising committee for next year. Which two musicians/bands would you invite to perform? On your blog tell us the names of the two musicians/bands and tell us a bit about them. Where are they from? What kind of music do they play?
Adele - Adele plays soul music ( about heartbreak and Relationship ) She was born in London, Adele has one child and she is a full time singer and songwriter.
Stan Walker - Stan Walker is an Australian born New Zealander Stan plays R&B Pop music. He won the 7th and last season of australian Idol.
Bonus Activity
There are literally dozens of different types (‘genres’) of music in the world, including classical, rock ‘n roll, Rhythm & Blues (R&B), pop, hip hop, rap, jazz, etc. Some musicians play on their own and some play as part of a band. Arguably, the most influential band of all time is The Beatles. They were a rock band from Liverpool, England.
Dozens of movies have been made about the band. The most recent was a documentary called ‘The Beatles: 8 Days a Week – The Touring Years.’ Watch the trailer for this movie.
After you have finished, tell us two things that you learned about the Beatles from watching this trailer. They can be any two interesting facts!
  1. At one stage the Beatles were the top british band and had the top records for the year
  2. The Beatle thought that they weren't hered and they got fed up so they decided to travel .

You are now fully recharged having spent the last few days watching TV and listening to music in your hotel room. You decide to go for a walk. As soon as you step outside you see a big bus drive past. On the side of the bus is a huge picture of the leader, the president/prime minister, of the country. They are the most powerful person in the whole country.

Friday, 23 December 2016

Summer Learning Journey - Day 7

DAY 7/23rd December
Activity 1
You made it safely to your hotel and feel fast asleep. You’ve now woken up and are ready to start your day. Before you start, however, you need to eat some breakfast. Imagine that you and your whanau have walked out of the hotel and into a restaurant across the street. At the restaurant you are offered a traditional breakfast meal. Scroll through the examples below to see a picture of what is commonly eaten in your country for breakfast.
Compare the picture of common breakfast foods in the country you’ve chosen with what you typically eat for breakfast here in New Zealand. I usually have a bowl of sultana bran cereal with trim milk and a cup of tea. What about you? On your blog, please tell us:
  1. What you eat for breakfast
  2. What people in your chosen country eat for breakfast
  3. Which of the two breakfast options (your breakfast or the breakfast in the other country) you prefer. Why do you prefer it?
Canada – Pancakes with maple syrup
C:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\Pancakes and maple syrup (updated).jpg
Japan – White rice, fish, meso soup and natto (fermented beans)
C:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\japanese breakfast.jpg

  1. What you eat for breakfast? Cereal or Smoothie ( Weetbix or Porridge ) -     ( Fruit and other )
  2. What people in your chosen country eat for breakfast? Japan – White rice, fish, meso soup and natto (fermented beans)
  3. Which of the two breakfast options (your breakfast or the breakfast in the other country) you prefer. Why do you prefer it? I don't really know but I think I would prefer Cereal or a Smoothie because I don't know what to expect with the japanese breakfast.

  1. What you eat for breakfast?Cereal or Smoothie ( Weetbix or Porridge ) -        ( Fruit and other )
  2. What people in your chosen country eat for breakfast? Pancakes with maple syrup
  3. Which of the two breakfast options (your breakfast or the breakfast in the other country) you prefer. Why do you prefer it? I think I prefer Pancakes because I already know what it takes lIke ( YUMMY ).
Activity 2
Some of the most famous foods to come out of New Zealand include kiwifruit, lamb, whitebait, oysters, tuatua (shellfish), kumara, bacon and egg pie, hokey pokey ice cream, lolly cake, anzac biscuits and pavlova. Take a picture of you (or someone you know!) eating one of these famous ‘kiwi’ foods. Post the picture to your blog. Underneath the picture tell us what they are eating.

Here I am eating kiwi fruit
Bonus Round
According to numerous researchers and fitness experts, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. They argue that people who eat breakfast will have more energy, be in a better mood, be able to think more clearly, do better at school and end up healthier than people who don’t eat breakfast.
Interestingly, not everyone agrees. In fact, some people believe that breakfast is not the most important meal of the day because people often eat too much food at breakfast time, gain weight and become unhealthy. They think that it is better to skip breakfast and eat a number of small meals later in the day.
After reading the arguments presented above, what do you think? Is breakfast the most important meal of the day? Why or why not?
Do you disagree or not? - Is breakfast the most important meal of the day?
I agree because it's the first meal of the day so it should wake you up and give you keeps of energy but the other meals are very important to.

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Summer Learning Journey - Day 6

DAY 6/22nd December
Activity 1
Once you have read these phrases you will be ready to leave the airport and head to your hotel. Take a moment and imagine how you might feel if you were standing in the airport in a foreign country and you had to figure out how to communicate with people in a brand new language. Would you be scared? Would you feel confident? Write a short poem that describes how you might be feeling (i.e. excited, happy, scared, nervous, etc).

Confused, scared really really nervous  
I need translator oh no, there's no service
Better try late. Sorry Sorry I don't understand  
I just haven't been to your land
Only if you were Japanese
Oh no I really really need to sneeze  
Wait she doesn't even know what I'm saying
Oh no I better, I better start praying
Come on CHERISE just be brave
Maybe I should just Wave
Oh my gosh I feel like I might just die
Okay man up just wave GOOD BYE
Activity 2
Take a selfie that captures how you might be feeling. I think that I would most likely be feeling scared.


If I was in a situation where there was someone who talked to me in a language I don't know I think that I would be confused and really really nervous
Bonus round
Translate the following five basic travel phrases into Spanish, German, Malaysian, Japanese, Arabic or Afrikaans. Use the Google Translate website to do the translations.
Type the English phrase into the box on the left. Choose the language that you want it translated into on the right and then click the blue ‘Translate’ button. It will translate the English word or phrase into another language. Pretty cool ‘eh?!

Sentence in English
Sentence in another language
Good morning? Good bye?                     How much does this cost?                     When is the next bus? Where is the nearest hospital?
Buenos días
¿Cuánto cuesta este?

¿Cuándo pasa el próximo autobús?
¿Dónde está el hospital más cercano?
Good morning? Good bye?                     How much does this cost?                     When is the next bus? Where is the nearest hospital?
Guten Morgen?
Auf Wiedersehen?
Wie viel kostet das?

Wann fährt der nächste Bus
Wo ist das nächste Krankenhaus?
Good morning? Good bye?                     How much does this cost?                     When is the next bus? Where is the nearest hospital?
Selamat Pagi?
Selamat tinggal?
Berapa harga ini?

Bilakah bas seterusnya?
Mana hospital yang terdekat?

Good morning? Good bye?                     How much does this cost?                     When is the next bus? Where is the nearest hospital?
Ohayōgozaimasu? Sayōnara?                           Kono hiyō wa ikuradesu ka?                                             Tsugi no basu wa itsudesu ka?                             Ichiban chikai byōin wa dokodesu ka?

Good morning? Good bye?                     How much does this cost?                     When is the next bus? Where is the nearest hospital?
sabah alkhayra? wadaea?                                      kam sier hudha?                    mataa satati alhafilat alqadima ?                                'ayn yaqae 'aqrab mustashfaa?

Good morning? Good bye?                     How much does this cost?                     When is the next bus? Where is the nearest hospital?
Goeie more?              Totsiens?                         Hoeveel kos dit? Wanneer is die volgende bus?                   Waar is die naaste hospitaal?

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Summer Learning Journey - Day 5

DAY 5/21st  December
Activity 1
Think about all of the books that you have read this year and recommend one for Curious Kiwi to read. On your blog list the title and author of the book and then provide a short description of it. What is the book about?    
                                                                                                                                                                     James and the giant peach by Roald  Dahl
I think James and the giant peach is a great book to read especially for those who have great imaginations
So it was about a little boy who lived with his 2 aunts. One day he meet a man and the man gave him small glowing objects. As he was walking back he tripped and all of them escaped. One day he saw a huge peach, suddenly he saw a glow he digged thru it and then he crawled his way in.
Then he saw human sized insects and his journey to new York city began.
Activity 2
Read the following three reviews of books that are really popular right now in Canada. If you had to choose one for Curious Kiwi to read on the plane, which one would you choose? Post the name of the book that you would chose on your blog. Below the title explain why you would choose that book.

C:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\Catching Fire book cover image.jpgBook 1: Catching Fire (The Hunger Games #2) by Suzanne Collins
Against all odds, Katniss has won the Hunger Games. She and fellow District 12 tribute Peeta Mellark are miraculously still alive. Katniss should be relieved, happy even. After all, she has returned to her family and her longtime friend, Gale. Yet nothing is the way Katniss wishes it to be. Gale holds her at an icy distance. Peeta has turned his back on her completely. And there are whispers of a rebellion against the Capitol - a rebellion that Katniss and Peeta may have helped create. Much to her shock, Katniss has fueled an unrest she's afraid she cannot stop. And what scares her even more is that she's not entirely convinced she should try. As time draws near for Katniss and Peeta to visit the districts on the Capitol's cruel Victory Tour, the stakes are higher than ever. If they can't prove, without a shadow of a doubt, that they are lost in their love for each other, the consequences will be horrifying.
Book 2: Matilda by Roald Dahl
C:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\Matilda book cover.jpg
Matilda is a sweet, exceptional young girl, but her parents think she's just a nuisance. She expects school to be different but there she has to face Miss Trunchbull, a kid-hating terror of a headmistress. When Matilda is attacked by the Trunchbull she suddenly discovers she has a remarkable power with which to fight back. It'll take a superhuman genius to give Miss Trunchbull what she deserves and Matilda may be just the one to do it!
Book 3: Diary of a Wimpy Kid – The Ugly Truth
C:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\DoaWK image.jpg
Greg Heffley has always been in a hurry to grow up. But is getting older really all it’s cracked up to be? Greg suddenly finds himself dealing with the pressures of boy-girl parties, increased responsibilities, and even the awkward changes that come with getting older—all without his best friend, Rowley, at his side. Can Greg make it through on his own? Or will he have to face the “ugly truth.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Hunger Games
I have chosen this book because I think it would be a very cool and adventurous book and heaps of Kiwi’s like action and a little only a little bit of romance                  (Sometimes not).
  1. I looked around the room. Nothing seemed unusual, but then…

  1. I knew it was going to be an unusual day when my mom came into my bedroom and said...

  1. The spaceship was out of control and only one person could save us....
I looked around the room. Nothing seemed unusual, but then leaped out a hideous creature. I was deeply horrified what it was going to do to me. Suddenly something very strange, very odd happened it changed color.
Suddenly a huge flash appeared I couldn't see anything soon my  vision came back but there was nothing, no sign of that creature I had saw. There was just me standing in a corner scared.
The End

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Summer Learning Journey - Day 4

DAY 4/20th December
Activity 1
To find out more about the weather in your chosen country log onto the Accu Weather website []. Type the name of the capital city of your country into the search bar. It will tell you what the weather is going to be like in your country of choice. On your blog, provide a five day forecast for the weather in the capital city of your chosen country.
Tuesday - 20 December
Partial Sunshine 53°HI
Wednesday - 21 December
Partly Sunny 52°HI
Thursday - 22 December                                
Partly Sunny 56°HI
Friday - 23 December
Sunny 57°HI
Saturday - 24 December
Partly Sunny 53°HI

Tuesday - 20 December
Cloudy with occasional snow and flurries 22°HI
Wednesday - 21 December
Snow 32°HI
Thursday - 22 December
Clouds and Sun 32°HI
Friday - 23 December
Partial Sunny 31°HI
Saturday - 24 December
Clouds breaking for some Sun 31°HI

Activity 2
Before you start packing your suitcase you will want to create a list of everything that you will need to bring with you. Most airlines let you bring one big suitcase with you so you’ll have to think carefully about what you want to bring…
On your blog site, post a list of everything that you need to pack for your trip. Put a star (*) beside the 5 items that you think are the most important.  
List of things to take on trip
  1. Passport
  2. Visas
  3. Clothes
  4. Walking shoes
  5. Medicines
  6. Make-up
  7. Phone, charger       
  8. Camera 
  9. Money
  10. Personal Stuff*
Bonus Round    

Make a word poem called a ‘wordle’ using your packing list (i.e. the list of of things you are taking with you on your trip). To make a wordle you need to go to the Wordle website []. Enter the words for all of your items into the box provided and click ‘Go.’ The website will create a wordle for you. Save the wordle and then post it on your blog.