Monday, 10 July 2017

Leilani - Winter Learning Journey! Day 5 One Step At A Time...

Day # 5 One Step At A Time....

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...
Eek I am stuck in a forest all by myself I am so sacred!.Ok I need to call my cousin to come and pick me up.(Calls cousin) Nooo I have no signal!How am I going to get out of here?I need to find and hear cars.Then I can try to get out from there.Ok I am going to try and get out of here.( 2 hours later)Ugh I have been in here for two hours and I can't get out!Alright think clearly I need to find a way out! Ok I need to remeber how I got in here ohh that's right I came in throw this way.Gezz I am super worried if I don't get out of here in time I am in big trouble.yay I hear cars I need to flow that sound.Who is calling my name I can hear some on call my name I want to see who is it I am so sacred.(bummes into some one)AH ! Sorry " Hannah where have you been"I have been looking for you"Me too don't run away like that" But I didn't!"Then how did you get lost" Never mind I will explain it to you later" Ok" The end!

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!

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.

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?
Yes one day I would like to go to the Otago Rail Trail it sounds very fun.I would like to go there to see amazing scenery and also to get very fit and healthy.The Otago Rail Trail sounds fun and I am going to see if I can go there one day!

Bonus Activity: 10 points


  1. Hi Leilani what a amazing post you have here. Maria Tuaia is my favourite netball player is she your favourit too sometimes I here you talking about her at school.

    From Madison :)

    1. Hi Madison

      Thank you so much for posting a comment on my blog.Wow I never knew that Maria Tuaia was your favourite netball player mine is too.I hope that you have an amazing school holidays and I will see you in term 3! BYE BYE!!

  2. Hi Leilani,

    I am really excited to read that you would like to try the Otago Rail Trail one day. It is such a fun trip! I found that it was just the right amount of activity as we cycled each day for about 3 to 4 hours and spent the rest of the time eating, resting, shopping and relaxing. The entire trip took us 4 days and we spent an extra night in Queenstown before we started.

    All in all, I would highly recommend this cycling adventure to anyone who loves to bike. Do you like to bike? If so, do you ever go for bike rides in your neighbourhood? I used to bike regularly when I lived in Canada but I don't ride my bike very much around Auckland as I find the roads too busy and full of cars. What about you? Is it quiet enough on your street to go biking?

    I hope that you get the chance to explore the Otago Rail Trail one day, Leilani. I think that you will love it :)