Sunday, 6 January 2019

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.
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!
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.
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.
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!


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  2. Kia Ora Hinerangi

    You have put so much effort into this post. I really like some of the ideas you have mentioned to reduce the use of plastic bags. As on January 1st all major supermarkets have gone plastic bag free so that's a great start! what will your family use to carry your shopping now that plastic bags have been banned?

    Your description of why McDonald's was really fun to read. Is it your favourite food? I think you have a potential career in advertising. You made it sound so appealing. I may have to get it for dinner! When you get a chance, have another look at that activity and see if you put these advertising skills to the test and come up with a new slogan for Forest and Bird. Here is their website:

    You have done so well!

    Have a great afternoon.

  3. Greetings Hinerangi,
    I have decided to comment on your blog again! What is your favorite Dessert, Breakfast and smoothie. My Dessert would be a fudge cake, my favorite smoothie would be strawberry and my favorite breakfast would be pancakes. You have done an amazing job and I hope it continues! This is also my first time commenting on another schools blog and your my first blog I have commented on.

    Keep it up Hinerangi,
    By Chavda

  4. Hi Hinerangi,

    Wow! You are doing so well with the Summer Learning Journey, I am really impressed by the quality of this blog post. It is great to see that you interviewed your sister to get her thoughts on the issue - I thought she made some good points about the ban. I also really liked your McDonalds description, it made me hungry for a burger!

    Mrs Stone

    1. Kia Ora Mrs Stone,

      Thank you so much for leaving a comment on my blog, It's great to hear from you. How has your holiday been, so far? I really enjoyed reading your comment about you enjoying the posts about, me interviewing my sister as well as my McDonalds description. How Awesome is that! Wow I can't believe the description about McDonalds actually made you hungry, I'm glad it did because writing it myself made me hungry as well. (Haha) Hope to see you back in term 1, as I am super excited for what we will be doing.

      It's really great to hear from you Mrs Stone, Can't wait to see everyone and especially my incredible Maths teacher (You). I also can't wait to see our new teacher who is going to be in Room 1 this year. Hope your family had an awesome christmas as well as an amaZing New Year, Well not long until School begins. (so excited).

      Bye For Now,

  5. Hello Hinerangi, I'm Melita from Christ The King School. First of all congratulations on completing this post. I liked how you wrote your information in detail. I also liked how you used proper grammar and punctuation. Keep up the great work.

  6. Kia-ora Hinerangi,
    its Zephaniah here. Its amazing to see how much effort you have put in these creative posts. I eally enjoyed all the activities you have completed for this year 2019 SLJ prograhm. My favorite from these posts was your ristricted acces one because of how you explained your reasons clearly and how you gave us an amazing persuasion.

    It is sad to be leaving the summer learing jouny prograhm for an entire year. I can't even wait that long. Anyways, have a nice summer and a happy new year to you.

    Nga mihi,