Saturday, 7 January 2017

Summer Learning Journey Bonus Activity

Bonus Activity
Once you have looked at the other school diary, it is time for you to make one of your own. What do you in a normal school day? Use the template below as a guide and post your own personal ‘Day in the Life of…’

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Loseli A day in a life (school days)
8:30 - 8:45 (Karakia/Himene Prayer&Hymns)
8:45 - 9:00 (Home class/roll notices)
9:00 (Reading and Writing)
10:45 (PENN meaning Pt England News Network) 
10:55 (Morning Tea)
11:00 - 11:25 (Break Morning T)
11:30 (Maths)
1:00 - 1:50 (Break:lunch)
2:00 - 2:50 (Fitness/Maths)
2:50 - 3:00 (Home time dismiss)

Summer Learning Journey A1/A2

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After meeting with the local family yesterday you are inspired to learn more about how people live in different countries. You and your family decide to go out and visit a local market. When you’re there you meet a student who tells you all about what it’s like to go to school in their country. The student also gives you a page from their diary that shows you what a typical school day is like for them.
Here is an example of a school diary for a student from Germany.
Day 1
Day 2
8:00 - 8:45 a.m.
8:45 – 9:30 a.m.
9:30 - 9:40 a.m.
9:40 -10:25 a.m.
10:25-11:10 a.m.
11:10-11:30 p.m.
11:30 – 12:15 p.m.
Physical Education
12:15- 1:00 p.m.

Activity 1
Think about your school and what you typically do in a day. Compare it with the diary from the German student. What is similar? What is different? In your blog, tell us:

  1. Whether you would rather go to school in New Zealand or in Germany - I would go to school in New Zealand.
  2. Why you feel that way - Because New Zealand is a great country for schools because they get to know more of their learning and opportunities.

Summer Learning Journey Bonus Activity

Bonus Activity
Choose a family member and conduct a short interview. In the interview ask them five questions about themselves:
  1. What is your name?
  2. Where were you born?
  3. How many siblings do you have?
  4. What is your favourite thing about living in New Zealand?
  5. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? Why?

Here I am interviewing my sister Amelia
What is your name? Amelia
Where were you born? Auckland, New Zealand
How many siblings do you have? 2
What is your favourite thing about living in New Zealand? My favourite thing about living in New Zealand is very nice people, very nice beaches and amazing learning.
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? Why? I would go to Rarotonga because it has fresh food, beautiful beaches. Amazing hotels to stay in.

Friday, 6 January 2017

Summer Learning Journey W2 A1/A2

Day 9 – Meet my Family
Today you are going to visit a local family. The size and the composition of families vary a great deal from country to country. In places like Japan, Canada, Australia, South Africa, the United Kingdom and Germany, families are typically quite small. Most parents have 1 to 2 children and once children grow up and get married they usually live separately from their parents. This is not the case in the United Arab Emirates, Mexico, Malaysia or in Chile. In these countries, the families are often larger and members of the extended family live together for most of their lives. Scroll down to ‘meet’ a typical family from Canada.
Canadian Family
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This is my family - the Williamsons. We’re a pretty typical Canadian family. When I was younger we lived in a small town (Almonte) in the province of Ontario, Canada. Approximately 5000 people live in Almonte. It is located 30 kilometres from Ottawa, the capital city of Canada.
My family is currently made up of five people. My dad, Ron, is on the left-hand side of the picture. He is married to my mom, Leslie (she’s the one in the blue dress). My parents have been married for 35 years! Together they had two children, Leigh (the one in the wedding dress) and me, Rachel. I’m the one in the black dress. In this picture my sister, Leigh, has just gotten married to her fiancée, Andrew (he’s the one in the grey suit!). This picture was taken in July 2012.
Activity 1

Now that you have met my family it is time to think about your own family. On your blog tell us about your family. How many people are in your family? Do you have any brothers or sisters? What are their names?

I have six people in my family including me. Mum (Meliame) (Sam) Grandpa (Tavake) Sister (Amelia) Brother (William.H) Me (Loseli). As you can see I only have two siblings. One brother and one sister. I adore my family as much as I can. I love them so much.

Activity 2
Some families are very large and some are very small. Some of the smallest families are found in China where parents are allowed, by law, to have only one child. This is quite different from countries like America (U.S.A.) where some families have as many as 19 or 20 children. It is rare but it does happen!
In America, there is actually a family with 19 children who have their own television show called ’19 Kids and Counting.’ All 19 children have the same two parents (Jim Bob and Michelle) and every single one of the children has a name starting with the letter ‘J.’ The oldest children is a boy named Josh and the youngest is a girl named Josie. Amazing!
If you’d like to see a small clip from the show, follow this link: 19 Kids and Counting

Imagine that you were one of the Duggar children and you had 18 brothers and sisters. What do you think it would be like to have so many sisters and brothers living with you in one house? On your blog please tell us what you would like and what you wouldn’t like about living in such a large family.
If I was one of the Duggars. I will most likely be happy about it because there are a lot if brothers and sisters you can talk to. But the dislike thing about it is that it might be too noisy and when you are trying top concentrate on your homework. The little kids just run around and scream. So these are my pros & cons about living in a large family like the Duggars.

Summer Learning Journey Bonus Activity

Bonus Activity
Instead of taking a picture or writing to us, for this activity you are invited to make a short video blog (3-4 minutes). On the video blog please tell us about your favourite summer time activities. Upload the video to your blog. Make sure that you write a short description below the video so that people know what the video is about.

Here is my vlog!

This is my vlog that I recorded. These are my 5 favourite things I like to do in the summer holidays. 

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Summer Learning Journey A1/A2

Day 8 – Sunshine and Swimming Togs
Good morning! It is Day #8 of your journey and, according to the local weather station, today is going to be cloudy and wet. Back home in New Zealand it is sunny and 28 degrees Celsius today.  It is a perfect summer day! Think about what you like to do in the summer time and complete one or more of these activities.
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Activity 1

What are your favourite things to do in the summer time? For this activity you have two different options: (1) You can take a picture of yourself doing one of your favourite summer time activities and upload it to your blog along with a description of what you’re doing or (2) you can write a paragraph that tells us about what you love doing in the summer on your blog. It is completely up to you!
In the summer time I love to go swimming at the pools or at the beach. I would also like to travel to other places such as Rarotonga or Australia. Because they have clean nice water and really fresh food. I like to play outside and relax. Sometimes I help with the chores or read my all-time favourite books. I also like to go for picnics with my family and have some quality time with them.
Activity 2
Ask someone in your family or one of your friends what their favourite five things are to do in the summer time. On your blog, write the title ‘Summer Activities’ and, below the title, tell us about the five things that they love to do.
This is my little brother's fav things to do in the summer.
1. go on the laptop and play games
2. play with my dad
3. do science
4. play outside
5. enjoy the family
These are the fav things my brother likes to do in the summer. 

Summer Learning Journey Bonus Activity

Bonus Activity
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?

I think that breakfast is important. Why? It gives your brain health and knowledge also energy. When going to school you should always eat healthy breakfast like weetbix (or other nutritious cereal) or a organic fruit smoothie.

Summer Learning Journey W2 A1/A2

Day 7 – It’s Time for Breakfast!
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.
Canada – Pancakes with maple syrup
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Mexico – Chilequilas
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Chile – Sweet tea and buttered toast
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England – Full English Fry-Up
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Germany – Brotchen (bread), cheese and salami platter
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United Arab Emirates – Chebab (Wrap)
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South Africa – Cup of tea and a rusk (hard bread)
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Japan – White rice, fish, meso soup and natto (fermented beans)
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Malaysia – Nasi Lemak (rice, vegetables and meat)
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Australia – Vegemite on toast
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Activity 1
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?
Every day for breakfast I don't usually eat the same every time. I usually eat eggs, drink a cup of milo, toast and other kids of stuff I eat.

The people from my chosen country eat brotchen (bread), hot beverages, wurst (sausages), chesse and other kinds of other foods.

I would prefer my own breakfast because I haven't even tasted any from my chosen country. I also would prefer my own breakfast because it taste yummy and delicious.

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 is my sister eating a kiwifruit. (She gave me permission to use this photo) She was suppose to eat it in real life but she did not have any of the famous foods. Here is the image attribution . Thanks to Amelia for letting me use her image here is a Link to her blog.

Summer Learning Journey Bonus Activity

Bonus Activity
Translate the following five basic travel phrases into Spanish, German, Malaysian, Japanese, Arabic or Afrikaans. Use the Google Translate website to do the translations.

Here are the words I have used that I will really need when I head to Germany. I chose Germany because that  I have used the Google Translator to translate these words:
Seli translate these words on it
Hello: Hallo
Goodbye: Auf Wiedersehen
Thank you: Danke
When is the next bus?: Wann fährt der nächste Bus
How much does this cost?: Wie viel kostet das
Where is the nearest doctors?: Wo die nächsten Ärzte sind
Do you speak English?: sprichst du Englisch

Summer Learning Journey W2 A1

Week 2: Culture, Customs and Climate
This week you will be introduced to life in a new country. You will learn about the language, weather, family structure and school system in that country. You will then be invited to create and share your blogs with people currently living in each of these countries! To get started, take a look at the activities for Day 6 – Hola!
Day 6 – Hola!

Kia ora! G’day! Selamat! Guten Morgen! Hola! Welcome to the beautiful country of your choice. Before you leave the airport and go to your hotel, you will want to learn how to say hello in the language of your country. Look at the table below to learn basic words and phrases that you may need when you are travelling around the country.

Canada, United Kingdom, Australia
Chile, Mexico
United Arab Emirates
South Africa


Thank You
Terima kasih


Do you speak English?
¿Habla usted Inglés?

Sprechen sie Englisch?
Adakah anda bercakap Bahasa Inggeris?
Eigo o hanasemasu ka?

Hal tatahaddath alanjlyzy?

Praat jy Engels?

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).

OMG it's time I'm out of my mind ready to play some football. Wait I feel nervous now oh should I go and just play some football? Nahh I'm just kidding wait is it really. Now my confident's has gone down now. Oh someone just ask something what should I reply. Let me try my translator and it will be fine. Well now it's fine I say goodbye now let's get ready to go to the hotel. I'm in the hotel feeling so well now a man just said something I oh here it comes again. Well now it's fine again I say goodbye again. Now let's enjoy the rest of the week!

( I would like to give credit's to my sister Amelia who is also doing the SLJ because she helped me with my poem)

Activity 2
Take a selfie that captures how you might be feeling. I think that I would most likely be feeling scared.

Example of Rachel!

This is a photo of me that captures of how I might me feeling. I would most likely be happy because I am excited to explore Germany.