Thursday, 28 January 2016

Throwback Thursday #6

Hi, reader.

It's me. With another Throwback for this Thursday. And I've posted the video for it before, too. At the start of Term Four, Room 10 started off the term with an experiment. The drawing below gives the title and a piece from the video....

Monday, 25 January 2016

Summer Learning Journey - Day 14 (Last Day) Landmarks in New Zealand

Hi, reader. Just a note, the posts are all scheduled. This is the POWER OF SCHEDULING, PEOPLE!! It’s so great, reader, so great…

The second activity is:

List five major landmarks in New Zealand. An example of a landmark in New Zealand would be the Sky Tower in downtown Auckland. On your blog, list the five landmarks that you have come up with. Put a star beside the ones that you have personally seen.

1. Sky Tower, Auckland - tallest tower in New Zealand. ☆

2. Lake Taupo, Taupo - biggest lake in New Zealand.

3. Te Papa - Museum of New Zealand located in Wellington.

4. Auckland Art Gallery - Art Gallery with interesting artworks from various artists across the pacific and the world. ☆

5. Rainbow’s End - amusement park in Auckland. ☆

6. Auckland Zoo - Zoo with different types of animals and creatures to explore. ☆
7. Hamilton Gardens - public garden park, owned and managed by the Hamilton City Council.

8. Huku Falls - set of waterfalls on the Waikato River, that drains Lake Taupo.

9. Abel Tasman National Park - Protected area with coastal hiking track.

10. Tongariro National Park - Volcanic park with important Maori sites.

NOTE: Uhhh, I did ten because I wanted to include some sights of where I have been to personally, but that's alright, right?

Summer Learning Journey - Day 14 (The Last Day) - Activity One - Landmarks in Germany...

It’s the last day, reader. Here’s activity one…

On your blog tell us which of the five landmarks you would most like to visit in your country and why you have chosen it.

Here are the five landmarks in Germany, first off:

  1. Brandenburg Gate – Beautiful arch in downtown Berlin
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  1. Neuschwanstein Castle – One of the oldest castles in Germany
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  1. Cologne Cathedral – Very famous Catholic church in Germany
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  1. Marienplatz – The main square in the centre of Munich, a large city in Germany
  1. Berlin Wall – The most famous symbol of the Cold War in Germany. It used to separate the east side from the west side of Germany.
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Now, in my opinion, I would like to visit the Berlin Wall, or, as I should say it, the remaining parts of the Berlin Wall, because I’ve seen a few documentaries and programmes that have mentioned the landmark.

Therefore to be at the place where some people have risked their lives trying to cross it (back in the days before the 1980s), then as the place where people came together as a whole to put the wall down, to see the ones they loved, is cool and awe-inspiring.

Summer Learning Journey - Day 13 - Activities One and Two - Public Holidays...

Hi, reader. I’m almost at the end of the Summer Learning Journey! Here’s activity one...

Imagine that you are visiting the country on their national day. On your blog tell us what you would eat, what you would see and what you would do to celebrate the day.

I’m visiting Germany on its national day. I would walk around the capital and enjoy some sausages and some potato salad. Walking around, I would see some locals celebrating with their friends and family. I could even go to a local gathering to celebrate the national day, enjoy some activities, some more feasting.

It feels like a great day with everyone doing something to celebrate...

Activity Two:

In New Zealand our national holiday is on 6 February. It is called Waitangi Day. What do you do to celebrate Waitangi Day? Do you go somewhere special? On your blog tell us what you do on that day.

I sometimes do a post about Waitangi Day. Like this one here. Or mention it. Like this one.

That's pretty much it. My family do recognize it and we talk about it for a bit. But we just stay home...

Summer Learning Journey - Day 12 - Activity Two - Barack Obama...

Image result for obamaImage result for obamaSome people say that the most powerful person in the world is the president of the United States. His name is Barrack Obama. Google Barrack Obama and find out a bit about him. On your blog post two interesting facts about President Obama.

I searched on Google some facts about President Obama, and instead found three interesting facts about him:
  1. Barack Obama had a good education, and was a skilful basketball player, because of this he was given the nickname "O' Bomber" at high school. Later he attended Columbia University in New York and then Harvard
  2. He has his hair cut once a week by his Chicago barber, Zariff, who charges $21 USD
  3. Barack Obama is said to have ended the War In Iraq, and had gotten rid of Osama Bin Laden

Summer Learning Journey - Day 12 - Activity One - If I Were Prime Minister...

Hi, reader, let’s just get into this, you know what this post is going to be about from the Summer Learning Journey. Let’s go.

It’s Day 12, and the theme today is...powerful people…

Here in New Zealand, the prime minister of the country is the Honourable Mr. John Key. Imagine that you are Mr. Key and you have the power to create laws (rules) that everyone in New Zealand would have to follow. If Curious Kiwi were the prime minister he would make a rule that everyone must eat lollies for breakfast. What three (3) rules would you make up if you were the prime minister? On your blog tell us what your three rules would be.

This is really hard...

If I were the prime minister, my three laws would be:
  1. Keep it Clean - Don’t dump rubbish illegally - this means no rubbish in lakes, rivers, stores, public buildings. Fine is up to $500 or an arrest if at a store (like the Salvation Army).
  2. Foreign tourists who come from countries that drive on the right must take a tourist-type driving test before they can drive on New Zealand roads. If they don’t pass, they can try again.
  3. If you wake up later than 11am you must have brunch.

It took me a long time to figure out those laws. It was pretty hard!

Saturday, 23 January 2016

Summer Learning Journey - Day 11 - Activities One and Two - German Television

NOTE: It took me a LONG time to watch all the videos due to internet connection.

Hi, reader.

More activities for Day 11 on the Summer Learning Journey.

Friday, 22 January 2016

Summer Learning Journey - Day 10 - Activities One and Two

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Hi reader this is Week THREE, the LAST week, of the Summer Learning Journey, and this is the first and second activity, HERE WE GO!

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BUT, before I go further, I do want to point out something...I’m not really a sporty guy.

Take a picture of yourself playing one of the most popular New Zealand sports and upload it along with a short caption describing who is in the picture, the sport you are playing, and why you like playing it.

This is me a little while ago playing kilikiti. I like playing it (well, I just play it for fun) because my family loves this game. In case you want to know, I almost hit the ball out onto the neighbour’s yard!

Usually, like some websites say, and it’s quite true, the way the ball goes after it’s hit by the bat, it’s unpredictable where it goes.

Kilikiti (pronounce it quickly: kih-lee-kih-tee) it is gaining popularity in New Zealand across many pacific islanders, mainly Samoans, as Kilikiti originated from Samoa, and is regarded to be one of the national sports of the pacific nation. It’s a variation of cricket, and usually the rules of the game are made by the people playing. It’s a bit confusing, but you get the idea once you play a lot of it.


Write a short paragraph describing your sporting hero. Who is he/she? What sport do they play? Why are they your favourite sportsman or sportswoman?

I don’t have a personal favourite because I’m not into sports, BUT I would have to say Jarryd Hayne. STANLEY, IF YOU’RE READING THIS - WHICH COULD BE A MIRACLE SINCE YOU SAY MY POSTS ARE LONG - I SAY JARRYD HAYNE BUT I AM NOT A DIE HARD FAN OF HIM.

Sorry about that, just putting something out there in case Stanley sees this. He’s my friend, I had a blogging war with him one time. Then Patosina came out of nowher-nevermind, let’s move on.

I chose Jarryd Hayne as my technical sporting hero. It’s probably because Stanley did a presentation on him and it had this inspirational video about him, and how he left N.R.L (National Rugby League in probably Australia because I don't know A LOT about it) to do N.F.L (National Football League in America, again, don't know much about it). Jarryd Hayne played rugby league, before, once again, leaving to do football league. It’s cool how far he’s gone and how much he’s achieved, achieving his dreams and having a good time doing what he loves to do, HAVING A TRUE PASSION for what he does.