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Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Leilani - Activity 2: The Seven Sisters

Activity 2: The Seven Sisters [4 points]


In the middle of winter, a very special cluster (group) of stars appear in the sky over New Zealand. This cluster is called the ‘
Matariki star cluster.’ It re-appears in the sky each May/June and signals the start of the Māori New Year. Many songs (waiata) and stories have been written about the cluster. One of these is called ‘The Seven Stars of Matariki.’ It was written by a New Zealander named Toni Rolleston-Cummins. She is from Maketu. Click here to listen to Toni read her story.
On your blog, write a short summary of the book. What was it about? Try to summarise the story in 6-8 sentences.



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There once lived a young boy living with his seven brothers. They all were very engage with their looks , that they wouldn't marry any women because they thought they were much prettier. One day the seven brother were hungry so they went haunting for food for dinner. As they were bouncing low trying not to be seen they heard beautiful voices coming from a part of the forest. They followed the beautiful sound and see women with blonde hair singing aloud while brushing their long hair. The seven brothers feel in love but the youngest , he tried to convince his brothers that these ladies were not wroth it. His brothers ignored him and took all seven sisters back to their village. The six brothers who brought the beautiful sisters home always went fishing as the seven laddies didn't like anything but sea food. One day the youngest brother felt that something was wrong about the seven sisters , so he hid behind a tree and waited for the seven sisters do something , he saw seven birds flying out of the whare ( house ) so he followed them. He transformed himself into a bird , sat on a tall tree and heard what the seven women where talking about. They whispered to each other that they would make the seven brothers starve. The youngest brother told the rest about what he saw and heard. The next day the seven women went out again they trapped in a net , told a very special man who is very magical and he took them very , very far away for being mean people. Every winter the special man lets the seven sisters shine. 

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Task Description:

Welcome everyone! So in today's task the Summer Learning Journey team have set us kids to write a 6 - 8 sentence about the Seven Stars Of Matariki. As seen I have wrote much more than 6 - 8 sentences. I think that I have wrote around 13 sentences , this reason is because this magical story is hard to be written in the given amount of sentences. Because it needs to be explained well. This task we very fun as I got to hear and write the Seven Stars Of Matariki , this book is such a magical story. Hopefully you have enjoyed today's task and I will check in with you all next time , bye! 

Leilani - Summer Learning Journey - Day 4: Like A Scene Out Of A Movie!

DAY 4: Like a Scene Out of a Movie



Activity 1: The Southern Lights [4 points]


Once in a while a very special event takes place in New Zealand. It is a show of beautiful, bright lights that appear in the sky over the South Island. The lights are called the ‘Aurora Australis’ or ‘Southern Lights.’ They are similar to the ‘Northern Lights’ that are often seen in places like Northern Canada, Iceland, Sweden, Finland and Denmark. The southern and northern lights are so stunning that they often leave people, who are watching them, speechless.
For this activity, you are to write a short acrostic word poem about the beautiful lights. Hazel has written an acrostic poem about summer to give you an example.
S - Sun outside,
U - Umbrellas in the sand.
M -  My friends and I, having fun,
M - Making sandcastles,
E - Enjoying ice cream on a hot day,
R - Racing to the beach!
On your blog, use the word ‘LIGHTS’ to write an acrostic poem about the Southern Lights. Be as creative as you can!
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Task Description:

Welcome everyone to another Summer Learning Journey activity! Today's activity we are given the word ' lights ' and write it as a acrostic poem. Here I have created a poster or a DLO. I got the letters from the word ' lights ' and came up with a creative word that goes with each letter. Hopefully you have enjoyed today's activity and I will check in next time , bye!

Saturday, 12 January 2019

Leilani - Summer Learning Journey - Activity 3: Win Beneath My Wings

Activity 3: Wind Beneath My Wings [10 points]

Birds and bats are just two species of animal that are able to fly. Did you know that some fish, squirrels and snakes are also able to fly? Check out the ‘Top 10 Flying Animals of the World’ website to learn more about these incredible animals.
Once you have explored the site, choose one animal and create a digital learning object (DLO, eg. a poster) that tells us all about the animal. Be sure to include at least three interesting facts and a picture or two of your animal! Please follow these instructions for attributing your pictures properly.
Here is an example of a DLO that was created about lions.
On your blog, post a final copy of your DLO.
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Image Attribution: Click Me!
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Task Description:
Hey guys! Today I am sharing with you all another Summer Learning Journey activity! Here I have posted week three , day three , activity three! Today's task we had to choose a flying animal from the top ten flying animals around the world. I choose Flying Fish. I have created a digital learning object to share with you all. I have added four facts with pictures of Flying Fish. Hopefully you have learnt something today and please check out the website provided. Bye!



Unlimited Wishes!

Walt: To complete activity two from day three , week three.


Activity 2: Flying Foxes [4 points]
Not only is New Zealand home to many native birds but we also have a number of native bats. Some of these bats are really small while others are much larger. None, however, are as large as the largest bat in Australia. It is called the flying fox (pictured below) and it has a wingspan of up to 6 feet or 2 metres. Wow! That is taller than most of us!
Flying foxes usually sleep during the day and hunt for food at night, using their ears to guide them through the darkness. Like other bats, they have the best hearing of any mammal. It is their ‘superpower.’
If you could have a superpower, what would it be? If I could choose, I would like to be able to fly. It would make it possible for me to fly back to Canada and visit my family whenever I wanted. How amazing would that be?!
On your blog, tell us what superpower you would like to have and why you’d like to have it.
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Task Description:
Hey there! Today I have to share what my dream power would be and all I did was to create a poster! Hopefully you all enjoy! Goodbye. 

Friday, 11 January 2019

Leilani - Bird Of The Year!

Walt: To start day three of week three activities.


DAY 3: Taking Flight


Activity 1: Bird of the Year! [4 points]



Aotearoa New Zealand is home to many different kinds (species) of native birds.  Sadly, about a third of our native bird species are at risk of disappearing forever (becoming extinct).

Each year, Forest and Bird New Zealand hold a ‘Bird of the Year’ competition where people can vote for their favourite native bird. This year, the winner was the kererū (or woodpigeon).
Go onto the Bird of the Year website, look through the native birds on the site, and choose one that interests you.
On your blog, write a short description of your bird. Where does your bird normally live? What does your bird normally eat?  Post a picture of the bird underneath your description. Be sure to attribute your picture properly.
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Image attribution: Click Me!
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Task Description:
Hey there! Hopefully you are having a great day! Here I have another activity from the Summer Learning Journey program. This activity has been given from the Summer Learning Journey team for day three for week three activities. For this task we had to choose a bird and write a description about the bird we choose , where they normally live , what they eat , to also insert a image of the bird. Hopefully you have learnt something from this post and I will check back in next time. Bye!

Thursday, 10 January 2019

Leilani - Summer Learning Journey - Activity 3: Flying Fungi!

Walt: To complete  week two , day two , activity three!


Activity 3: Flying Fungi [10 points]

In the middle of winter it can get quite wet and damp in New Zealand, can’t it? When it gets really damp, it is common for things like mould and fungi to start to grow. We can often see them on the walls, ceilings or floors of our houses or outside on footpaths, buildings or roadways. Some types of mould and fungi are so small that they can’t be seen. Some of these tiny fungi/mould can be found in the air. They are called ‘airborne fungi’ and they can be unhealthy for us.
Let’s imagine that we tested the air in your classroom and found 7 different kinds of mould. Eek! The cleaner says that it takes 5 days for each mould to be eradicated (removed). If the school had to remove each mould one at a time, how long would it take to remove all the mould from the classroom?
On your blog, tell us how you would solve this tricky math's problem. Be sure to also post your final answer in days or weeks.
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Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Leilani - Summer Learning Journey - Day 2: The Air Up There.

Walt: To finish day two , activity one.

DAY 2: The Air Up There



Activity 1: Bee Informed [4 points]
One of the most important, but least talked about, animals in New Zealand is the bumblebee. It was first introduced to New Zealand in 1885 to help pollinate a special plant called the ‘Red Clover.’ Today, bumblebees do many other important jobs, including the pollination of greenhouses and orchard crops. If the bees did not pollinate the plants, they would not survive.
For this activity, we would like you to bee-come detectives and to learn more about the mysterious, and often ignored, bumblebee. We will provide you with five sentences about bumblebees from the NZ Bumblebee Conservation Trust website and it is your job to fill in the blanks with the missing information about bees. Choose the phrase/word that makes the most sense from the list at the bottom. (Each phrase/word can only be used once).
To earn full points for this activity you must type all five sentences and then fill in the blanks for each one. Post the completed sentences on your blog.
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Words to fill in the blanks: ... 50 , ...90 , ... removal of wildflowers and flowering trees , habit loss , and extensive use of pesticides , ... hum, buzz , or done. ...54
The five sentences to fill in the blanks:
1: The world ' bumblebee ' is a compound word ( bumble + bee ). The word ' bumble ' means to --------------------
2: Bumblebees can fly very fast. They can reach ground speeds of ------- kilometers per hours.
3: Bumblebees are very strong. They can carry up to ----- percent of their body weight in food with them to avoid starvation.
4: Bumblebees can carry more pollen than other bees , including honey bees. In fact they can do up to ------------- times as much work as a normal honeybee.
5: The numbers of bumblebees decline in New Zealand due to a number of factors , including the------------------------.
All of the fill in the blanks with answers:
1: The world ' bumblebee ' is a compound word ( bumble + bee ). The word ' bumble ' means to hum , buzz , or done.
2: Bumblebees can fly very fast. They can reach ground speeds of 54 kilometers per hours.
3: Bumblebees are very strong. They can carry up to 90 percent of their body weight in food with them to avoid starvation.
4: Bumblebees can carry more pollen than other bees , including honey bees. In fact they can do up to 50 times as much work as a normal honeybee.
5: The numbers of bumblebees decline in New Zealand due to a number of factors , including the removal of wildflowers and flowering trees ,habit loss , and extensive use of pesticides.

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Task Description:
Kia Orana everyone! Today' task here is week three , day two , activity one! This task we have been given five sentences to fill in the blanks. To answer this we read a post or found the answers to all five sentences. Hopefully you have enjoyed and learned new things about a bee!