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Friday, 15 February 2019

SLJ PRIZES - 1ST PLACE!!!

Down Below This Text We Have The Prizes Of The Summer Learning Journey Winners -  I Was the Person Who Had Come First As For Second And Third Place Winners That Was Given To The Amazing Jahzara and Leilani. There Was Also A Similar Prize That Was Like This And Was Given To Another Amazing Blogger, Which Was Lillyana. Go Check Out Everyone Of Their Blogs and I Hope You Enjoy Your Weekend.  



Thank You To The Summer Learning Journey Team:
I would like to say a well deserve thank you to everyone of the team members of the summer learning journey group. A huge thank you to Sophie and Rachel as well as Izzy, Lee and other members of the group. These Prizes were super incredible and I am super grateful to have all as part of the summer learning journey team. The Prizes in the first picture was awesome and I'm glad I got a better look at seeing what I have finally gotten, Overall thanks a lot to Sophie as she was the main person running this years summer learning journey and of course the other team members who were helping her as well. Once again thanks a lot to everyone who participated as it was a fun experience getting to know most of you all a lot better and once again thanks a lot to the Summer Learning Journey team for the awesome prizes, I am super grateful. 

If you don't already know the bottom image includes an amazing achievement certificate, a free pass to Gravity and last but not least an amazing complimentary voucher for a Rum Race. We are to join the crew aboard either Lion New Zealand or Steinlager 2, This specific Rum Race is located in Auckland Waitemata Harbour and is valued upto $200.00 AMAZING Which is why summer learning journey is an amazing group of people. Once again Congratulations to the following bloggers, the spot prize winners and to the 2nd, 3rd and 4th place prize winners. 

Thanks to the team members of the summer learning journey programme, You are an incredible team to be blogging with. Hope to see you soon and please don't forget to leave a positive comment. Have a great weekend.    

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

WALT: Comprehend a text by making text-to-text and text-to-self connections!

Task Description:
For today's task I was to complete the final slide of the day which was the similarities slide, doing that slide was super hard and took me a long time to complete which is really surprising. I loved reading both texts of the task as it was super interesting and made me feel even more interested into reading more about Te Tiriti o Waitangi. This was a super fun task and I enjoyed it so much, especially having to do this with Christina and Calais which came out super funny for us. Overall I really hope you enjoy my post and hope to see you all soon for some more amazing posts, Enjoy!

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

First Blog Post For 2019...!

First Blog Post For 2019.....!
WALT: We are learning to have a positive digital footprint.

My name is Hinerangi if you don’t already know me, I am a senior (year 8) student here at Pt England
School. I have had such an amazing job learning and getting to know everyone of the students in
not only our home class but other classes as well. The class I am in for 2019 is Room 4 and my
teacher this year is Mrs Stone, she is super fun and an amazing teacher. So far I've learnt how to
communicate and cooperate as a team, learn everyone’s names, and to show more respect than I
did in Room 1, 2018. Unfortunately this will be my final year as a Pt England student but I know I
would need to work harder from now on so I’ll be ready for college. The classes I’m in for 2019 are
Rooms 4 and 5, I am really excited to see what we will be learning throughout the year and to be
meeting everyone who I don’t really talk to or communicate with. Overall I am super excited for this
year and I can’t wait to experience the class of Room 5 as I wasn’t able to be in last year. During
the summer I would like to say a big thanks for all the support and courage through the summer
holidays, hope to see you back here and commenting once again. Hope to see you all soon and
thanks a lot for reading. I can’t wait to start blogging and learning more with you. Enjoy my blog
posts of 2019!

Final year with everyone of 2019, Got to make it last. I hope all you year 7 students give it your all
so that your ready to become the leaders of our school, as I know you'll be some great ones. I also
hope the year 8 students have a great time as it's our final year, Keep having fun and enjoy your
final year. Overall I hope all the other students of the school enjoy the years of this amazing school.

Sunday, 6 January 2019

Week 4, Day 5: The Sky's the Limit! - SLJ

DAY 5: The Sky’s the Limit!


Activity 1: Environment Day - Beat Plastic Pollution [4 points]
Because SLJ is only 2 activities away from the end of my adventure I’ve
decided to complete each activity in documents, ( Presentations, Google
drawings, Google docs ) Hope you enjoy and keep blogging just like I will!  
Every year we celebrate World Environment Day in June. On World Environment Day we
do what we can to protect our planet. This year the focus is on reducing the use of plastic
bags and water bottles. Watch this Environment Day video to learn more about it!
What could you and your family do to protect the planet?
On your blog tell us three things that you could do to help save the planet.
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Here’s the presentation I was talking about before, Hope you enjoy!

Activity 2: Adoption Day [4 points]
Not only can you help the planet by reducing, reusing and recycling, you can also help to
save animals and plants by ‘adopting’ them. To ‘adopt’ an animal through the World
Wildlife Fund (WWF), you need to visit their adopt a species page, read through the list of
animals and choose one.
With the WWF, you don’t actually adopt the animal and bring it home! It’s a symbolic adoption.
In this case you pay a fee ($55.00) and the money is used to provide food and care for your
chosen animal. Visit the WWF site and take a look at the animals who are available for
adoption. Choose your ‘top three’ animals from the website.
On your blog, list the three animals that you have chosen and then compare and
contrast them. How are they similar? How are they different? At the bottom of your
post, tell us which of the three animals you would most like to adopt..
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Here is a little document of google drawings I’ve created, Hope you enjoy!
Cheetah:
The animal I would love to adopt would have to be the Cheetah. My reason why I chose the
Cheetah is because I will need back up for races and they are super fury. I’d also love to
adopt a Cheetah due to how well they act and I would love the privilege to be able to see
them up close. If you didn’t know all three animals that were pointed out were animals I
haven’t seen up close as for the Amur Tiger and Snow Leopard I decided to choose them
because I’ve never seen anything like them, and I was determined to learn more about
them. Because this was such a hard activity I wasn’t able to get that much similarities on
this activity. Overall I really hope you enjoy my second to last activity.
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Activity 3: Concluding the Journey [10 points]
Sadly, the Summer Learning Journey has now come to an end. It is time to reflect on
everything that you have learned about the environment and, particularly, about how you
can protect and preserve it.

On your blog please tell us:
What is one thing that you learned from participating in the Summer Learning
Journey programme this year?

Sadly this is the end of my adventure with the SLJ programme. This summer was super incredible
as I really enjoyed myself but this will be my final time participating in this years summer Learning
Journey programme. I’ve learnt so much like places I didn’t even know that actually exists here in
New Zealand. I am for sure that I will tell my fellow friends who didn’t participate in this years
SLJ about everything I’ve learnt when I head back to school. Because the day has finally ended
for me that doesn’t mean I’m going to stop blogging. Hope to see most of you’s continuing to blog
this summer holidays.  
What is one thing that surprised you?
First of all each and every activity I did for the past few weeks absolutely surprised me due to how
they were presented to me, but the activity that most surprised me would have to be day 1, activity 3
of week 2. After finding out more about that I finally got to know more about fish. So overall my
answer for this question would have to be week 2, Day 1, Activity 3. What is on thing that surprised
you, this summer blogging?  

What is one thing that concerned or upset you?
The only one thing that has upset me is having to say goodbye to SLJ. Throughout this summer I’ve definitely enjoyed myself especially the day my family and I drove all the way to Parakai springs. Each and every activity made me tell myself, wait this is actually more than what we do at school. So overall for this question it would have to be nothing besides having to say goodbye to the SLJ programme.  


What is one thing that you (or your family) can do, moving forward, to help protect our natural environment?

How I will be moving forward to help protect our environment is to continue doing what we do best and to help our animals not to get sick. Overall here's what I want to say to everyone.


I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who made my holidays a lot more enjoyable and for setting us up 4 weeks of incredible activities which will help us to extend our learning. My journey through this years summer blogging was super incredible. I really hope everyone continues to stay cyber smart online, carry on blogging and enjoy your holidays. Overall I would really like to say thank you to everyone who has blogged or participated in the SLJ programme this year, hope to see you all continuing to blog. Thank you so very much for all your support like, leaving comments and more. Keep blogging and enjoy your delightful holidays!

Task Description:

As you already know this is my final post with the Summer Learning Journey programme. I really hope everyone continues to blog and thank you to all the helpers/staff members who have given us these activities which has helped us a lot. Activity 1, For activity 1 I have decided to create a little presentation about how we can save our planet by pollution and many more. Activity 2, For activity 2 I've decided to do a little document about the three animals I have decided for this particular activity. Activity 3, For activity 3 I was to answer a few questions about my journey with the SLJ programme. I really hope you enjoy my final post with the SLJ and that everyone continues to blog until school begins.   


Week 4, Day 4: Making Promises - SLJ

DAY 4: Making Promises



Activity 1: Campaigning for Conservation [4 points]
New Zealand is home to so many beautiful, unique and, sometimes, endangered animals
and habitats. The Forest & Bird organisation is working really hard to protect vulnerable
animals and places in NZ. They are doing everything that they can to raise money and to
raise awareness so that everyone knows about these issues. These are called ‘campaigns.
’ Check out the Forest & Bird campaigns site to learn more about them.
Imagine, that you have been hired by Forest & Bird New Zealand to work on one of their
campaigns. It is your job to come up with a catchy slogan for the campaign. A slogan is a
short phrase or sentence that is used to advertise something. Check out examples of
common slogans and logos below.


On your blog, tell us which campaign you have chosen to support and provide us
with a slogan for that campaign.
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I have decided to go with I’m Lovin It, From Mcdonalds because Everyone loves
Mcdonalds. Macas is know for the most delicious burgers as well as there shakes/drinks
and fries. There burgers are filled with Beefy Paties, with a special sauce, along with their
finely chopped lettuce, smooth cheese and their crunchy pickles, Everything that is in
your burger is know to be flavoured well. If you think you deserve a break from homemade
cooking and want to try some amazing cooking from awesome burger and fried makers
than try it, Today. Don’t forget your drink or smoothie to wash it all down!
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Activity 2: The Plastic Pledge [4 points]
Over the past few decades some of New Zealand’s beaches have become
dumping grounds for waste and rubbish. Almost 80% of this waste is made up of plastic
items. Yikes!
Some companies in New Zealand have heard about the problem and agreed to cut down
on their use of plastic. Countdown supermarkets, for example, have announced that they
will stop giving out plastic bags to customers.  What do you think of this idea? What do your
friends and family think? Is it a good idea or not?
For this activity, please ask one member of your family and/or a friend what they think
about Countdown’s decision to go ‘plastic bag free.’
On your blog, tell us what they think about Countdown’s decision to stop using
plastic bags.
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Activity 3: Restricted Access [10 points]
While much of our programme has focused on New Zealand, it is important that we also
consider the environment in other places as well. One of the most unusual and spectacular
sites to visit outside of New Zealand is called Machu Picchu. It is an ancient city that was
built high up in the mountains in the country of Peru in South America. You have to take a
train and/or walk through a series of mountains and valleys to reach it. 
Over the past few decades millions of tourists have made the trek to Machu Picchu.
Unfortunately, this has damaged the area and the local government has decided to
restrict the number of visitors to the site each year. This decision has upset a lot of tourists
who really want to see Machu Picchu but aren’t allowed to go.
On your blog, tell us what you think about the government’s decision to restrict
the number of tourists able to visit this special site. Is it fair? Be sure to tell us
why you feel the way that you do.
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To the government who suddenly decided to come up with the idea of restricting our
tourists who are determined to visit this amazing location of, Machu Picchu. First of all If
I got the chance to visit Machu Picchu I would be super excited and delighted to go
somewhere I’ve never been to, I’d love it so much due to the amazing views and how
much you’ll be able to see everything especially from that high. Machu Picchu sounds
amazing and every tourist should be upset as this place might’ve been the place at least
5 - 6 tourists had be waiting for. So I don’t think it’s fair to anyone who was really wanting
to visit this special place. This is exactly like having this place ban for eternity. Overall I
really think we should ban this incredible, peaceful place as it might remind tourists of the
places they have already visited. I think the government shouldn’t restrict this place and
should be free to everyone who visits Machu Picchu, Enjoy your visit, I really hope it
changed the government's mind about this place being restricted.   

Task Description:
For todays task of the morning I've decide to complete week 4, Day 4: Making Promises
for the SLJ programme. For activity 1 I was to write a slogan that describes the logo I've
chose, which was Mcdonalds, For activity 2 I was to ask a family member whether we
should ban plastic bags or continue using them, For the final activity ( Activity 3 ) I was to
write a description of how I feel about Machu Picchu being restricted to tourists who decide
to go there. Read todays morning task and Enjoy!

Saturday, 5 January 2019

Week 4, Day 3: Taking Action - SLJ, A3

Activity 3: The Power of Ten [10 points]
Sir David Attenborough is a famous TV presenter from England who loves nature
and the natural world. He has spent his career filming documentaries about the planet
and working hard to protect it. In a recent interview, Sir David was asked to reflect
on all that he had learned and to imagine that he had suddenly been given the power
to save 10 animals and/or plants from extinction (disappearing forever).
After thinking about the question, he listed these 10 species (animals/plants):

1. Black Lion Tamarin (pictured to the right)

Let’s imagine that you had the same power and that you could save 10 species
(animals or plants) from extinction. Who would you save? If I had the choice I would
probably save animals like the elephant, white tiger and rhinoceros because they
are unique and have lived for centuries on earth. I would also like to save some of
my favourite flowers including hydrangeas and calla lily flowers. What about you?
   
On your blog, list 10 species (animals or plants) that you would protect from
extinction. For each one, give a reason as to why you think it is important to protect.


Task Description:

For todays final tasks I've decided to complete Week 4 of day 3 as I got a bit bored and wanted to blog some more. Today I've decided to split Activity 3 with Activity 1 and 2 as the presentation wasn't going the way I wanted it. Either way you'll find out what task description of all three activities are. For activity 1 I was to choose a video that I liked the best, for activity 2 I was to list 3 facts down about dolphins and a true and false statement. For the final activity I was to list 10 different species I would love to save before them becoming extinct. Overall I really loved the blogging and can't wait for more tomorrow. Maybe ending the summer learning journey tomorrow but lets just find out what happens. Enjoy my final blog post of the day!