Friday, 21 December 2018

SLJ Day 2: Forest Life

SLJ Day 2: Forest Life

Hi bloggers sorry this is a late post. Today I will be talking about the big forest among us and even some of Aotearoa's famous sports teams. Continue reading to find out about day 2.

Activity 1: Giants Among Us

New Zealand has a really special environment. Many of the plants and trees found in New Zealand are not found anywhere else in the world. These plants and trees are endemic to our country.  In New Zealand, one of the largest and longest living endemic trees is the NZ Kauri tree. Kauri are mainly found in three regions of New Zealand: the Coromandel, Auckland and Northland. The largest Kauri tree in the country is in the Waipoua Forest in Northland. It is called Tāne Mahuta. Some people refer to it as the ‘Lord of the Forest.’
Thousands of people go to visit Tāne Mahuta every year.

I would love to go on a trip and visit the largest tree in Aotearoa, Tane Mahuta. The reason being is because I love the outdoor nature and this tree is very appealing to me. It would be a great opportunity if I could go there because I would see how tall the tree is in real life, I would also make sure to capture it and post it on my blog to show all of you what I did while I was there. I would also love to walk the waipoua forest kauri tracks to see all the other wonderful Kauri trees there.

Activity 2: Fabulous ferns
One of the most common plants found in New Zealand forests is the fern. It is a special, iconic symbol of New Zealand. You will find pictures of ferns on the jerseys of many famous sporting teams in New Zealand, including the New Zealand All Blacks.

1: Silver ferns
2: Black ferns
3: All Blacks

Out of all three of these sports teams I think the team that has the best uniform is the silver ferns. They have the best uniform because you can see the fern a lot more than the All blacks and Black ferns jersey. It also looks great, light and easy to run in while there playing netball. I also really love the black ferns and one day I want to be just like my role model and play rugby for the black ferns. Her name is Fiao'o Fa’amausili. She is a rugby legend and has led the Black ferns to back to back victories ever since she became captain. She is a great leader to her team and is a great sport but most of all she is a kind and caring women who serves her community as a police officer.That’s why I want to be just like her.

Activity 3: Weird and wonderful
New Zealand is just one of many countries that has amazing plants and trees. In fact, the African desert is home to some pretty incredible plants, like the cactus. Some cacti are able to survive on as little as 3 millilitres (ml) of water a day. Wow!
Let’s imagine that you are given a cactus for your birthday. To keep it alive, you must give it 3 ml of water every day.
Over one full year, how much water will you need to give your cactus plant?
On your blog, tell us how to solve this maths problem. You can write your answer in words, use a Sketchpad image, or post a video explaining how you would figure it out. Be sure to give us your final answer in millilitres (ml).

Here is a image of my problem solving.

I hope you enjoyed reading SLJ Day 2.

Monday, 17 December 2018

Day 1: In The Beginning SLJ

Activity 1: The Legend of New Zealand

Fact #1:
New Zealand was one of the first nations to ever have Universal
Suffrage. Which means New Zealanders were one of the first countries
To not have the right to vote. This is really sad because I think every
Country and every person in the world should have every right to vote. Then in 1893 all male and female citizens were legally allowed to vote.

Fact #2:
Aotearoa was the first country to have there 3 top positions of decisions and power held at the same time by women. The three top positions were Prime Minister Helen Clark, Governor General Dame Silvia Cartwright and the Chief Justice Sian Elias.  This shows that all women and girls can be anything they want if they put their mind to it and work hard.

Fact #3:

Did you know that Gisborne is the first city in the entire world to see the sunrise. That is so amazing because there city is the only city in the world to see the sunrise first. The reason why they see the sunrise first is because they are 496.3 km away from the International date line. That is so amazing!

Activity 2: North and South I live in a beautiful part of the north Island and have an amazing
community in Glen Innes also known as GI. As you can already
probably guess yes I live in Glen Innes. We have lots of farm cattle
down at Pt England reserve and sports fields where we can play
and spend time with our families. We often get lots of opportunities
at school and always take them. I would say we are a spectacular
community and we are unlike others because we share community
events together, have lots of art on the walls that represent our
backrounds and cultures well, and we do lots of sporting events
and exchanges with other schools in our community.

Activity 3: Ice, Ice Baby

This here is my Digital footprint. I have one major tip on being cyber smart and leaving a positive feedback footprint.
Also another way on being positive is always commenting on other learners blogs. That is a great way to stay positive with amazing feedback.

I hope you enjoyed my SLJ day 1. Feel free to leave a positive comment on my blog.

Monday, 10 December 2018

Year 6 camp

I was so excited for camp that when we made it to Kawau Island I was so happy.
Everyone was filled with excitement and Joy. If you want to find out more about
my spectacular experience read on.

As we campers walked onto camp Bentzon we saw so many amazing things
around us. We were just about to sit down with our luggage but Mr Somerville
( Mr S ) said “ Come on team It’s time for killer hill”. Some of us were scared,
nervous and determined to take on the big hill and kill it. We started walking up
the terrifying hill and already our legs started to burn, our foreheads were
sweating and it was boiling hot. We were halfway up the hill but we still had
to go down to the other side and come back to the campsite. I looked down the
hill and it was so steep that I felt like I was about to fall from the sky tower.

After that fright I looked back up and Mr S, Mr J and some boys were at the top.
I really wanted to get there faster because I was scared of falling so I started
running and made it to the top. I looked out to the sea and it was a beautiful
view from the top. After a quick look we had to keep going but luckily it was
downhill for the rest of the time. We finally made it to Smeltons beach and the
old schoolhouse bay was right next to us. It was so cool to see the schoolhouse
bay. We had lunch, we played games and we relaxed with our friends.

Shortly after our fun we started our long journey back to camp Bentzon. We
were nearly at camp and we heard sounds coming from the bushes. Mr S spotted
a wallaby and told us to be very quiet. It was so small but it hopped off away
with it’s mum.  We finally made it to camp and after 3 hours of hiking we were
exhausted. A couple minutes later Mr Goodwin ( Mr G ) said that we could go
swimming so we ran to find our cabins, got changed and jumped in the water.
I was in a cabin with Marika, Eden, Jahzara and Pisirin. Then was freezing
cold but it felt nice after being in the boiling hot sun. All the campers that were
swimming swam to the pontoon where we all jumped off. It was so much fun
but we had to get ready for dinner. After getting ready for dinner we ate the
delicious food that Mrs Coop made, watched the princess bride and went to
sleep for our big day ahead of us.

It was the next day and Mr J blew the bugle for all of us to wake up. It was so
loud that Eden fell off her bed. After that we had our morning run which was
so tiring, got changed for our activities we were doing and had breakfast. We
then got sent off to our activities and my group Bentzon A were doing sailing.
We arrived to Peter who was the sailing instructor and he explained every single
instruction to us. He said “if you listen to these instructions you won’t fall out
of your optimist”. Then it was time to go sailing. I sat down in my optimist and
sailed away. This was my first time sailing so I got a bit mixed up but I
remembered Peters key instructions and followed them. I enjoyed my time
sailing and had lots of fun. I listened to Peters instructions and I didn’t fall out
of my optimist once.

It was time for the next activity Confidence course with Mr J and It looked
amazing. I saw so many things up high but that didn’t bother me so I gave
everything ago. My favourite task from the confidence course was when I had
to climb the huge poles of wood, hug my momma to get to the other side of the
wood and climb down the other side. After having fun with Mr J we moved
on to our next activities for the day and had so much fun. Later on it was night
and time to play spotlight. We got told all the rules then we ran off trying to
find the best spot possible. The game started and we only had 5 minutes to get
to the circle where you would be safe. So many people tried to run to the circle
but they got caught by the teachers and parent helpers.

The bugle went and there was only one person in the circle. It was Arthur,
we were all shocked. Mr S had added a new rule and it was called the freeze rule.
 If a teacher spotted you and you were frozen they would have to let you go and
count to ten. We all ran off trying to find the ideal hiding spot, then we started.
I hid behind a large boat but I saw Mr G coming so I tried to stay silent. Jahzara
was in front of me and paige and Ayva were at the back. He spotted all of them
except for me so I stayed until he left, then I ran like I never ran before to the
circle and I made it. I was so happy then the round was over. So many more
kids made it when the freeze rule came in. After that we had many more rounds
and went to bed.

It was the next morning and Mr J blew the bugle again! It was so loud that he
made my ears pop. We all ran down to the field and started our morning run.
Up the big hill we went in our pyjamas and our legs were burning again! It
was so sore but we kept going. Everyone was motivating each other and myself
and marika were one of the first ones back to camp. Amira and Miss Parant
woke up late so we offered to run again with them. They didn’t want to do it
but we led them up the hill cheering them on. We ran down the hill then finally
made it back to camp. After the big run we had a nice big feed for breakfast.
Spaghetti on toast, mince on toast, cereal and fruit salad delicious!

We moved on to our next activities for the day and our first activity was
Abseiling. We walked over with Madi the instructor to the big wall. It was
so tall but I volunteered to go first. As I was climbing It started to poor and I
was drenched. It was so slippery that I said “ I can’t do it “ but my team cheered
me on and I made it to the top. I got buckled to another rope and came down. It
was just like rock climbing but we had nothing to hold onto except for the rope.
I was so happy that I did it and the rest of my team went and had so much fun.
We had so many fun activities for the rest of the day like rafting, kayaking and
the burma trail. After all of that we got ready for the big night. It was concert
night. We made our way to the volleyball court and sat down on our chairs then
the first Item went and it was Mansion! They started there dance and the songs
were All over and Run the world. It was so cool and I loved there cool dance
moves and they even added a skit in there Item. Then It was kawau with This
is me then Katz with I want you back. After all of that it was Bentzon’s turn
and our songs were the Fresh prince of bel air theme song and I wanna dance
with somebody. As we were doing I wanna dance with somebody we went to
grab Mr S, Mr J, Mr G and Miss Timmy. We had so much fun and everyone
was laughing and smiling. Then our dance finished and it was time to hear
who won. In 4th place was Kawau, in 3rd place was Katz, in 2nd place was
Mansion and in 1st place was Bentzon we were so happy that we won and
did our dance all over again.

Then it was the time everyone had been waiting for Camp King and camp
Queen. They first announced camp Queen and It was Me. I was so happy
but then camp king got announced and it was John. We were all laughing
then our night ended. Off to sleep we went and we would finally see our family
. It was the next day and as usual Mr J blew the bugle, we ran up and down the
hill then had breakfast. We finally packed all our bags, cleaned the rooms and
hopped on the boat. We left on the boat and it was so nice that we even stopped
to see a view of the mansion house. After a long hour on the boat we hopped on
the bus and had another long hour back to school. We all saw our parents and
that was year 6 camp 2018.


Photo's coming soon.

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Term 4 reflection

This term and year has been amazing. We did lot’s of fun things and we even got to
go to gravity. I am very sad because this will be my last ever day in extension
and my last week at Pt England school as I’m going to a different school. I have
had so much fun at extension spending time with my friends and learning more.
have had lots of opportunities being in extension and at my school. One of the fun things I got to do was 3d pens. I got to create jewelry using a 3d pen and had lot’s of fun with it. A fun highlight was when all the extension students got to go to the museum ( Talanoa Program ) and learn about the pacific collection. It was so cool. We even got the chance to touch some pacific artifacts, take photos of them and learn more about what they were used for and where they came from.

Another highlight was from 40 hour famine. It was so much fun that we stayed
up till midnight because we played around, played games and had our amazing
concert. I remember my team the yellow team , Jane and Eva winning the
entire concert with our amazing dance.

Finally a highlight I will never forget is the xmas party that we had. We
had so much fun eating, dancing and having fun.

Overall I thought this year was my favourite year of all the time I was at pt England. I had so much fun with all my friends and teachers and I will never forget them.