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.
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..
Here is a little document of google drawings I’ve created, Hope you enjoy!
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.
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.   


  1. Hi Hinerangi ,
    WOW! you have completed last task, that is very good. I love all the details that you have added.

    Keep up the great work!

    Your sincerely

    1. Kia Ora Sonnia,

      Thank you so much for leaving a positive comment. I am really grateful of you to do this. I would like to congratulate on completing the tasks, they must've been challenging for you. How are your holidays going. Love the comment and hope to see you soon.

      Yours truly,

  2. Kia ora Hinerangi,

    This is Ms Nalder, I used to teach Precious at Pt England School! I have stopped teaching as I am looking after my little daughter Laila who is 9 months old. I am doing a bit of work with the Summer Learning Journey.

    Wow, you are such a superstar! What a dedicated learner you have been over the summer holidays. I'm so glad you have enjoyed participating in all the activities.

    I hope school has been going well for you too. You must be going in to Year 8 this year? Wow!

    Best wishes,
    Ms Nalder

    1. Hello Ms Nalder,

      Yes I remember. My sister Precious has missed you so much and so have I, I would firstly like to congratulate on your baby Laila. What a beautiful name you have chosen. I would also like to say thank you for leaving a wonderful comment on my blog as it was really positive and was done like a pro. Overall I would like to say thank you, to you and the Summer Learning Journey helpers/workers for the amazing work you have given us and I will miss doing this. Thank you so much for leaving me a comment hope to see you soon, for a visit. Congratulations on your baby and I really hope you enjoy your magnificent holidays.

      Ka Kite,

  3. Kia ora Hinerangi,

    Congratulations on completing the Summer Learning Journey! We are so impressed by your consistently high quality blogs this summer.

    You have shared some great ideas on how to help save our planet! It is so important that we really all do the best that we can to protect the environment. At home we have a worm bin that we put all of our food scraps into to make compost. Do you do anything to help save the planet?

    We are so glad that you enjoyed the Summer Learning Journey! You have done such a spectacular job of the programme this year. We have loved reading your blog posts.

    Enjoy the rest of your summer.

    Talk soon,

    Sophie :)

    1. Hey Sophie,

      First of all I would like to thank you and the Summer Learning Journey programme for the amazing activities you have provided us for 4 amazing weeks, I am totally grateful for the activities you have given us as it will help us to extend our learning at school. I loved reading your awesome comment as it was perfectly written and my mum was an inch away of crying once she read this, so thank you for that. I am really glad that you have commented and some of your other staff members as its been a wonderful adventure with you all. Overall thanks a lot for the comment Sophie. Hope to see you soon.


  4. Kia-ora,
    My name is Zephaniah and I am a part of doing the SLJ. I see that you have completed all the activities. Tino pai! It was great reading your end of the SLJ poster. It made me cry!

    Saddly, we are coming to an end from doing the SLJ. I also loved your other presentations. Ka pai! Anyways, I have to go and i'll comment on your blog soon.

    Nga mihi,

    1. Talofa Lava Zaphaniah,

      I am really thankful for how much you and your staff members have done for us for the last couple of weeks. I loved doing the activities as they were very well done. I will miss participating in the Summer Learning Journey as it was definitely something that kept me distracted through the holidays. I really hope your enjoying your holidays, so far? I hope to see more SLJ programmes in the future.

      Yours Sincerley

  5. Kia ora,
    My name is Tamarah I am also a participant in the SLJ. I see this is your last activity and would like to congratulate you on that. This is such a descriptive conclusion to the SLJ. You have done such an amazing job with all your posts during the holidays. Ka pai to mahi.

    Yours sincerly,

    1. Kia Orana Tamarah,

      Thank you for congratulating me on completing the tasks of the SLJ programme, I am really thankful. I love the way your leaving me very positive comments as there so nice and definitely amazing. I love the amount of work you and your helpers have put in for us kids to do over the summer holidays. Thank you to, you and your staff members and of course everyone who participated in this year's Summer Learning Journey Programme, Thank you to everyone. Thanks a lot for the comment Tamarah. I know this ain't much but I know I feel really thankful for each and everyone of you.


  6. Greetings Hinerangi,
    I go to Panmure Bridge School. That great you have finished the summer learning journey! You have added a lot of detail to your blurb. I hope I see lots of comments on your blog to earn 2 points.

    Keep it up Hinerangi!
    By Chavda

    1. Kia Ora Chavda,

      Thanks heaps for leaving a comment, you are awesome. I am glad that you want to see loads more comments on my blog for those people to get an extra 2 points, but thanks for that. I would mainly like to thank you for saying that I've added a lot of detail into my blurb.

      Thanks for the comment,

  7. Hello Hinerangi!

    It's Amanda here from Edmund Hillary School, I'd like to applause for the AMAZING amount of effort and work you have accomplished this week. I totally agree with you that the Summer Learning Journey Programme has made the holidays a lot more fun and interesting! I learnt just as much you did!

    It's a shame that Summer Learning Journey 2018-2019 has come to an end right? I totally regret not signing in on the last SLJ programme. But we can all still blog and have fun with what we're doing right?! Anyways, I'd like to acknowledge your answer for the last question!

    I hope more humans would care for the animal's habitat and well being because it's just as significant as the human's lives. Animals can't just protest to force humans to stop destroying the humans so we have to speak for them, don't you think? I think it's something that's possible for us to do!

    It's been fun blogging!

    Thank you,

    1. Hey Amanda,

      Thanks a lot for writing such an awesome and amazing comment here on my blog. I am thankful for that. Thanks for applausing me and writing what I have currently accomplished and the amount of effort I have putted into each activity. So would I, I would also like to hope that humans take care of our beautiful animals and their habitats as it's basically one way of how they live. Thanks a lot for the support of your comment and you are doing an incredible job yourself of posting about the SLJ as well. I hope you and your family enjoy the rest of your holidays and that you protect yourselfs and keep out of trouble. Thanks for the comment and hope to see more blogging on your page soon, as well Amanda.

      Kind Regards,

  8. Kia Ora Hinerangi,

    First of all a huge and massive congratulations on completing the Summer Learning Journey Program. I can tell that everyone is proud of you! All this effort you have put into your work is really amazing and absolutely great! I liked how you said there your just going to keep doing your best to help protect out animals. You have answered the question very well! If you were to support one endangered animal just one what would it be and why?

    Amazing work Hinerangi! I can't wait to see you back at school!!


  9. Kia ORa Hinerangi!

    Wow you have created another great activity for the Summer Learning Journey program! You are putting so much effort into all of the work this year. I love how you are creating amazing DLO for every activity.

    Keep up the great post!

    Cheers ,

  10. Hello Hinerangi

    Love all your post you are completing the summer learning journey too your very best. Thank you for a the comments on my blogg I love how you talked about each activity so I will do the same!

    Activity 1: Enviroment day

    I like how you made a very detailed presentation. You can clearly tell that you have put so much effort into it. I like how you added photos and put down the activity too!

    Activity 2: Adoption Day

    This activity is really beautiful and colorful. I think that you have thought and learnt alot about these animals. The animals I had picked we the Arctic Fox, Snowy Owl and a Arctic hare.

    Activity 3: Concluding the Journey

    It seem like you have had lot's of fun this summer and I can't wait to see you at the end of this summer. I also like how this summer you have put alot of thought into your post.

    I love your post and I can't wait for more post if you are gonna keep blogging in the holidays!

    Your Truly

  11. Greetings Hinerangi ,

    Activity 1 - What an Amazing start to Day 4 Week 4 What I enjoyed about Activity 1 was that Explained why you have chosen McDonalds and I love the Description you have put into your writing !!! Keep it Up !!!

    Activity 2 : I love how you came up with 3 Amazing Ideas to help save our planet my favourtive one had to be the 1st one because its a very good way to help save the planet !!! Well Done !!!

    Activity 3 - Your Concluding the Journey writing was Detailed but mostly importantly amazing why you ask because you shared everything I loved it !!!

    Overall - I just want to Congratulations for completing Summer learning Journey for 2018 - 2019 Well done for completing the last task too !!!! Can't Wait to see more post's from you Hinerangi !!!

    Kind Regards ,

  12. Hi Hinerangi!
    I am Florence, I go to school at Panmure bridge. I have taken a look at your blog post and it is amazing. I can't believe that you have completed the whole of the SLJ programme. I have also completed the whole of the SLJ. Whats your favourite thing about the SLJ? Mine is that we get to learn things that we might not have learnt in school.
    Keep it up!

  13. Greetings Hinerangi!
    You have lots of comments on this blog post. My name is Chavda. I go to panmure bridge school. I am participating in the summer learning journey! I have 260 comments so far! That's great you have finished the summer learning journey activities! You should start commenting because you will earn 2 points for commenting and a extra 2 points for blogging your comment.

    Keep it up Hinerangi!
    By Chavda

  14. Hello Hinerangi,
    I am Melita and I am from Christ The King School. Congrats on completing the summer learning journey. You have put so much effort into all your posts. Are you sad that the summer learning journey is coming to an end? I am. Maybe next time you can say your feeling on completing the summer learning journey. Keep up the amazing work!