Wednesday, 12 July 2017

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 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!

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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…

I am so sorry if there is mistakes and edit difficulties.


Luisa said...

Hola Cherise!,

I enjoyed reading your exciting short story!. Very cool. I also enjoyed reading your DLO's on Lorde and Kj Apa. I also did one on Lorde!, what a coincidence. Anyways, great work today!. You have done a great job :). Keep up the excellent work.


Telesia said...

Hey Cherise,

I agree with Luisa, I enjoyed reading your DLO on Lorde and Kj Apa. Also you short story. I loved it. I found a few spelling mistakes and I was hoping if you can fix them right away. Anyways you have done a great job so far. 2 more days and your finish! :))


Mrs Tofa said...

Hi Cherise,

Do you think Lorde got some of her talent from her mother? Would be amazing to live with an award winning poet.

I like your story about losing your group. The charm is a good addition too. What was your favourite part of your travels today?

cherise said...

Thank you everyone for the wonderful comments.

Mrs Tofa

Uhmm, maybe her mum might of insprider but thats a maybe, oh and I agree it would be amazing to live with an award winning poet.

My fav travels today is uhmm EVERYTHING!!!

anita said...

Hola Cherise,!
I really enjoyed your blog post especially the interesting facts about Lorde! I think Lorde is a excellent singer,Don't you agree? Hope to see you soon! Keep it up!


daniel said...

Hi Cherise
Good job on day five. Your story is pretty cool. Also, I would like to cycle the Otago Central Rail trail too. It would be heaps of fun. Keep up the great work.

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