Monday, 24 July 2017

Rounding Decimals

We are learning how to: Round decimals to the nearest whole number to estimate a solution.

2.7 x 9
3 x 9
4.6 x 4
5 x 4
8.2 x 6
8 x 6
14.7 x 3
18x 6
25.3 x  5
25 x 5
39.57 x 8
40 x 8
8 x 99.68
8 x 100
7 x 38.88
7 x 39

Friday, 21 July 2017

Winter Learning Journey: Day 7 - My Kiwi Road Trip

Bonus Activity
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Winter Learning Journey: Day 7

#7 Keep New Zealand Beautiful

Activity 1:

Three things to do to make your neighbourhood more beautiful:

  1. Plant a tree either on the street corner that lacks greener or a neighbour in need of some landscaping.
  2. Create bird feeders around the neighbourhood to attract more birds.
  3. Gather up the neighbours and make a community clean up.

Activity 2:

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I enjoy listening to music and drawing. Here is a photo of me listening to my favourite music and drawing.

Winter Learning Journey: Day 6- Activity 1-Poem

Winter Learning Journey: Day 6

#6 Native New Zealand

Activity 2:
My three favourite events:

  • I enjoyed watching the Maori and the non-Maori people discussed how the world is developed into different cultures.
  • I really liked the Matariki Ritual, it is when people mark the beginning of Matariki, tell stories, celebrate life and remember those who have died last year.
  • I also really enjoyed watching all the elders from around the country who performed the kapa haka as the finale to the festival.

Bonus Activity:

  1. Rugby World Cup 2011 - All Blacks vs France
  2. All Blacks vs South Africa 2016
  3. World Cup 2015 – All Blacks vs Argentina

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Winter Learning Journey: Day 5

Day #5: One step at a time…..

Activity 1:
There were lots of trees and plants which I hadn’t seen before. The smell and sound of the park was so beautiful and after admiring a very unusual looking tree for a long while, I  turned to ask Curious Kiwi what the strange looking tree was and then I noticed that there was no sign of my group and Curious Kiwi. Then I realised that I was lost! So there I stood, no clue about my surroundings in a place I had never been before, hoping my group would realise that I was lost and would come find me. Minutes past and dawn was slowly approaching and that was when I started panicking and I was extremely petrified, even the slightest sound of a bird swooping past scared the life out of me. The day started to become darker and scarier. I was very confused and didn’t know what to do. I called out to my friends but there was no reply. I was starting to get tired and hungry. I walked for a few more minutes and then realised that I’d gone too deep into the reserve. Then out of nowhere I could see a faint light down the creek bed, as it got closer I had no idea what to think of it “ should I run or should I see where the light is coming from?” The light quickly shined on me and tears filled my eyes as I realised it was a search and rescue helicopter circling above, I waved my arms to get its attention and I was seen…….

Helen ClarkActivity 2:
Helen Clark
I chose Helen Clark because I admire her wondrous works both in New Zealand and across the world.
Helen Elizabeth Clark was born on the 26th of February, 1950 (67 years of age) in Hamilton. Helen served nine years as a former prime minister of New Zealand (1999-2008). She also was the first women to lead the United Nations organisation and was the chairperson of UN development programme from 2009 till April this year, the United Nations development group is a committee that includes the heads of all the UN funds, programme and department working on development issues such as putting an end to extreme poverty and hunger, achieving universal primary education, promoting gender equality, empowering women and reducing child mortality,  just to name a few. Helen advocated strongly for New Zealand’s  comprehensive programme determined to stop climate change.
Bonus Activity:
I would like to cycle the Otago Rail Trail one day, it sounds fun and it would be nice to spend it with my family and enjoy the natural scenery that Otago has to offer. 

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Winter Learning Journey: Day 4

Day #4: Swimming with the sharks
Activity 1:
The local people volunteered to help save the beached whales by getting buckets of water and pouring it onto the whales to help keep them stay cool and hydrated, while this was happening others were trying to carefully push the whales away from shore and into the water.
Activity 2:
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Whale Rider

This movie is about a young girl by the name of Paikea Apirana (“Pai”) who was originally born a twin, but her twin brother and her mother die in childbirth. In the story, the leader should be the first-born grandson -  a descendant of Paikea, the Whale Rider, who rode on top of a whale. However,  Pai is a female and in which her grandfather (Koro) does not want her to be recognised as the “Whale Rider” but soon he realises he was wrong.
I give this movie a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ five-star rating.

Bonus Activity:
From my perspective:
I am very distraught because our dolphins are getting killed every year by the nets of fishermen and we are losing more and more of our dolphin species and also our other marine life as well so I think we need to ban fishing at Farewell Spit in order to save our marine life.    

Monday, 10 July 2017

Winter Learning Journey: Day 3

Day #3: Wild Eyes
Activity 1:
I chose to adopt the kea:
Screen Shot 2017-07-10 at 9.20.23 pm.pngThe kea is a very unusual parrot, known for it’s large, strong- flying olive green appearance and its major curiosity. It is the world’s only alpine parrot and is also one of the world’s most intelligent birds. As an omnivore it searches widely for food in trees, shoots, shrubs, fruit, leaves, nectar and seeds, they dig in the soil for insects larvae and plant tubers. They also search rotten logs for huhu grubs especially in rimu forests and logged pine plantations. Kea’s mainly nest within a native forest. Their natural habitat includes all types of native forest such as sub-line scrub, tussock and herb filled.
Activity 2:
Here are reasons why I think New Zealand should be a predator free country:
From my perspective I do not think killing the predators would be a good Idea instead they should just take them away. Seeing that taking them away would be an impossible task, so I can see why we need to kill them, simply because it would do a great amount of good for our environment and wildlife because of how the possums are destroying our trees, and also it ruins the scenery and the beauty of our nature and is endangering or native birds.
Bonus Activity:


Sunday, 9 July 2017

Winter Learning Journey: Day 2

Day #2: New Zealand by Land and Sea
Activity 1: 
Here are three places I really enjoyed and why I enjoyed them:
  • First of all, I enjoyed exploring and witnessing the jaw-dropping nature of Rangitoto Island as Auckland’s well-known icon.  
  • Secondly, I loved the long walk on the Karekare beach and the sight of the astonishing waterfall was absolutely stunning.
  • Image result for tane mahutaLastly, I was overwhelmed to come face to face New Zealand’s largest known living kauri tree “Tane Mahuta”.
Dear Diary, 9.07.17
Today was the most exciting and spectacular day of my life, by far the most jaw-dropping experience I had today had got to be the Tane Mahuta. I could not take my eyes off it as I could almost feel its strength and ancient presence, I was overwhelmed with the magnificent view and it almost made me feel like I was a dwarf.

Activity 2:
5 questions I would ask Laura Dekker in an interview -
  • What persevered you to sail across the world by yourself?
  • How did you feel about sailing across the world by yourself?
  • Are you going to continue accomplishing more achievements?
  • What was your best advice that you were given?
  • Did you ever feel scared being the youngest girl to sail around the world?

Bonus activity:
5 outdoor activities that a family member of mine enjoys -
  1. Go for short walks to the park or the dairy.
  2. Play a game of soccer or touch in the park with the family.
  3. Doing some gardening around the house.
  4. Enjoy a game of cricket or volley with the family.
  5. Catching some waves at the beach.

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Winter Learning Journey: Day 1

Activity 1
Here are 3 interesting facts about the people of New Zealand:

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  1. Maori people are the culture of Aotearoa’s national identity, having journeyed thousands of miles across the ocean of unfamiliar Pacific over four hundred years ago in their canoes and were the first inhabitants of New Zealand.

  1. Screen Shot 2017-07-09 at 12.55.56 am.png The European settlers of New Zealand were independent, well built, hard workers, and brave. They were also diligent and hard-working due to how dangerous their job which was clearing the land before they established farms and settlements. With their ability to find quick and clever ways to overcome difficulties it has surely achieved greatly to the New Zealand character in which is shown throughout our young kiwi generation of business managers involving computer software builders, film-makers, fashion designers, and sportspeople.

  1. New Zealand great outdoors is what most tourists are attracted to. New Zealand's calm water and beautiful scenery are why there are people arriving at New Zealand nearly every single day!

Activity 2
My Favourite attractions/activities:

  • Explore the stunning Waitakere Ranges native regional park.
  • Go on long walks at Mission Bay and enjoy the inner city beach and the nearby restaurants at Devonport.
  • Explore and bungee jump off the Sky Tower.
  • Learn about the history and the treasures of the land of the “Long White Cloud” in the Auckland War Memorial Museum in Auckland Domain park.
  • Have fun at the Rainbow's End theme park.