Summer Learning Journey
Week 4 , Day 1 - Turn Of Century
Activity 1 - Celebrating Win
In 2000, the country of New Zealand celebrated when Russell Coutts and his sailing team won their second straight America’s Cup. This was the first time that a team from New Zealand had won back-to-back championships! Many people celebrated the victory with their friends and family.
On your blog, tell us what you and your family do to celebrate special events, such as birthdays. Do you have a special meal or go to a specific place? In our house, we usually make a pizza and bake a special cake. What about you?
For nearly every Christmas my mother say we are only going to have only me , my sister , my dad and my mum. But it turns out for my whole family coming over for lunch. But the lunch is so yummy and we spend time with each other.
In our house who ever birthday it is him/she gets to pick what they would like to do. When it comes to y birthday since me and my dad has the same birthday I get to pick what to do in the day and my dad gets to pick something to do at night. I usually just want to spend time with my family at home and have a cake. For 2017 I invited some friends and we went out.
Activity 2 - Lord Of The Rings
Arguably one of the most famous movie trilogies of all time, The Lord of the Rings, was filmed in New Zealand. All three movies were directed by a New Zealander named Peter Jackson. The first movie was released in 2001, the second in 2002 and the third in 2003. The movies cost an estimated $300 million to produce!
Imagine that instead of spending the money on the movies, Peter Jackson decided to give all of this money to you. Lucky you! On your blog, tell us what you would do with $300 million dollars. How would you spend it? It is a lot of money so please think carefully about it and spend it wisely :-)
Thanks a lot Peter Jackson for giving me $300 million
In New Zealand houses to own cost $ 1 million dollars. Since me and my family wanted to buy our own home I would buy one with the $300 million.
My dad and mum has a dream car. Each cost $12,000. So $12,000 x 2 = $24,000.
With a quarter of the lifted over money I would give to a shelter so that people that needs help can get some new things.
With the rest of the money I would give it too my mum and dad and they can think of what they can do with the rest of the money.
I love sharing money with my family and people that need help. Keeping lots of money to yourself is called greedy get what you need and with the rest share.
Bonus Activity - The Rise Of The Selfie
Although most of you are quite familiar with the idea of taking a ‘selfie’ (picture of ourselves), this was not always the case. In fact, it wasn’t until the early 2000s that people started talking about the idea of a selfie, taking selfies and posting them online.
In honour of the rise in popularity of the ‘selfie,’ take a selfie and post it on your blog. Try to show us at least one of your hobbies or one your favourite things (maybe a special toy or book). For example, here is a selfie of Hazel drinking a big mug of tea, and Rachel with her son, Aronui, attending a Paw Patrol show!
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