Monday, 31 July 2017

Science Intensive

Room 7
In Room 7, we learnt all about Insulation, Insulation is when you install Insulation in you roof, walls and floors to keep yourself warm, Insulation is not all about making your house warm, its about keeping the warmth in your house. For this session we had to create a house that had insulation in it.

Room 8
In Room 8, we learnt all about Sciences, we learnt about the 3 states of matter which is, Liquid, Solid and Gas, we also learnt a bit about Atoms and Protons, and another thing we did this cool activity, we melted chocolate, then put it on a sheet of paper and waited for it to harden. Oh and we also got to eat it after.

Room 9
In Room 9 we learnt all about earthquakes, We learnt the 7 layer in earth, about how earthquakes are caused and we also did this activity where we have to build a 2 story house and then we had to shake the table put a sand bag on it and if it held it shape we were successful.

Which one was my favourite
My favourite session would have to be the class with Mrs Stone, because I loved how we learnt different things for example we learnt about the 3 states of matter, Science and a lot more.


Today at 9.30am My class and I went for fitness, the first thing we did was, do a brief stretch, next we did 3 laps around the court it felt really refreshing, I mean I guess. Then Mrs Gray, our teacher for the day decided to do relays, the boy won once and the girl won ones too.  My favourite part was the stretches because I love do a variety of things.

Sunday, 23 July 2017

My Winter Learning Journey Experience

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My Winter Learning Experience
Hi, My name is Cherise to all those who don't know me and I am a student from Glenbrae School.
This Holidays I participated in the Winter Learning Journey, The Winter Learning Journey is a cool site that has activities you can do, when you have completed your activity or activities you blog it so you can get points and also its a cool way to get feed back. The Winter Learning Journey is also a good way to stay active on your learning and so you can avoid getting down on you grades when you go back to school. 
I myself have had such a great time doing these interesting activities, I have learnt all about the country, about some of our animals, cool facts, and much more, oh also about some of our kiwis that are very successful people, don't be put off by that we all are unique and successful in our own way, I have also done pieces of writings like arguments, statements, and also narratives. 
So what I'm saying is my experience has been so Fun with everyone, and I have opened myself to a whole new country, because I didn't know most of the things I know now. 

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Thank you Bloggers 
Thank you everyone for being so kind to me and writing such positive comments, you have all been so great, and also congrats to all those who have participated in this journey and who have completed the whole journey , Nice work. This journey "around New Zealand" has been such a up and down Experience with all of my fellow blogger and I hope there will be more journey's yet to come that I can do with everyone.  

Thank you Rachel 
A huge thanks to Rachel who has been the master mind behind all of this, THANK YOU so much their are know words to explain how amazing you are and how thankful I am but here is what I came up with, Thank you so so much for everything you have done and all this actives you have put up for us, kids to work on, Thanks again.
Kind Regards to ALL
Your Fellow BLOGGER - Cherise 

Friday, 14 July 2017

Winter Learning Journey ~ Day 7

#Day 7 Keep New Zealand Beautiful

Dawn breaks on Day #7 – the final day of your Great Kiwi Road Trip. You wake up early, ready to make the long trek back to Auckland. Along the way, Curious Kiwi stops at two beautiful places, Taupo and Rotorua, for you to get out and walk around.

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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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 ☺
  • Make sure their are rubbishes everywhere
  • Banned Smoking in certain places
  • Make sure no one steps on our beautiful plants and other
  • Put signs up saying to not harm our animals
  • Be a travel wise Area
  • Be a Respect person
  • Spread the word
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. I find reading really relaxing. Here is a picture of me reading one of my favourite books!
One word
SLEEPING, yes this really relaxes me!!
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After a long soak in the natural hot pools, it is time to get back home. Your family and friends can’t wait to see you and they can’t wait to hear all about your adventures. Take a moment to think about what you have seen and done over the past week.
Bonus Activity: On your blog, post a video or write a description about 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.
Sorry that I could not make a video for this activity, it was because my netbook did not allow this so sorry again, first question is what did you learn from the trip?. I've actually learnt a lot from this trip, I learnt that there's a lot of history and that New Zealand is quite a beautiful country. Next question the next question is what did you like about this trip I liked or loved that there was a variety of things that I could do and that also it was in the comfort of my home hahahaha anyways the next question is what did you not like about this trip?. The thing I didn't like about this trip is that it was only 7 days and that was kind of sad or well I suppose I should say 21 activities or actually I should actually say 21 days I think ya next question. Was there anything that surprised you, I was quite surprised that I would have been nervous to go on the Waka trip because I'm usually quite open and get excited to try new things but this was just kind of nerve wracking

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!
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Thank You
Thank you so much Rachel Williams and to whom this also may concern, I would like to thank you for taking out all this time making these fun actives and also for blogging with me. I really Appreciate it
Thank You Again and good bye
Oh and thank you everyone who has been apart of this
and have been posting comments!!!!.....


Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Winter Learning Journey ~ Day 6

Day #6: Native Aotearoa
Welcome to Day #6 of your journey and the last day in the south island. You are going to start the day by traveling 63 km north up State Highway 1 from Dunedin to a place called ‘Shag Point.’ Shag Point is one of five places in the south island where the Maori arrived hundreds of years ago to settle in New Zealand. They arrived at Shag Point in large canoes called ‘wakas.’ For more information on Shag Point and other Maori landing places, go to the Waka landing places website.
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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…
Nervous but excited at the same time
Kinda don't want to go, is that a crime
Blue skies, beautiful beaches in the daylight
I don't want to sleep here at night
Don't no how or what to feel but I can tell you
I pray, I pray this will be a journey believe me it is true
Maoris from many villages and tribes
Oh no this is giving me some spooky vibes
I think to myself, everything will be fine
Please god if it's not, give me a big old sign
This is how a would probably fell
But don't be frightened, let's make it a deal…….!!!!

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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.

1. Star Weaving
2. Latin making work shop
3. Watch Matariki Fireworks
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 ☺
1 - All Blacks vs Argentina - I loved this one because I could see a lot of our oldies and it's so cool seeing that.
2 - All Blacks vs South Africa 2016 and Rugby World Cup 2011- All Blacks vs France - I could not pick who would come 2nd  place out of this 2.
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
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Winter Learning Journey ~ Day 5

Day #5: One Step at a Time…
After a long day at the beach, it is now time to move away from the water and drive inland, through the middle of the south island. You are going to start in Nelson and drive south before crossing a huge mountain range called the ‘Southern Alps.’ The scenery is going to be amazing!
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…
As I was walking I spotted a strange looking tree so I stopped and glared at it not even for 2 seconds as I turned around my group had vanished OH NO I say to myself. I looked at my surroundings how did I get her in a forest, I decided to stay calm and see if I could spot my group in the far distance. I sigh, Ahh well I wouldn't want to just waste all of my good time on nothing so I walked a few steps forward, Aghh this isn't that bad I said to myself. As I was walking through the forest I spotted a lot of beautiful and cute animals including insects. Oww I had stood on a something, I looking down and it was a silver cart charm. Hey this is one of the group members charm. HEY YOU, someone said I looked around and it was the group YAYYYYYYY.
To be continued
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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 cafĂ© 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!

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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.
Name - Lorde
When was Lorde Born - 7 Nov 1968
Where Lorde was Born - New Zealand, Auckland, Takapuna
Famous because : Lorde is Famous because she is a successful
Singer/songwriter. She is also well known for her song Royal.
Fact 1 Her real name is Ella Yelich-O’Connor.
Fact 2 Lorde's mother is a prize-winning poet
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Name - Kj Apa
When was Kj Born - 17 June 1997
Where Kj was Born - New Zealand, Auckland
Famous because : New Zealander Actor famous for his roles
in Riverdale and A Dogs Purpose
Fact 1 Kj is part Samoan

Fact 2 Real Name is Keneti James
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?
I surprising would like to go on this trail because it looks and sounds run, also because it would be a change.
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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…

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