Friday, 25 January 2019

Making thick shakes!

Holiday Blogging!

Last day! [Concluding the Journey]

Day 5: The sky's the limit
Activity 3: Concluding the Journey

Differences and similarity's

Day 5: The sky's the limit
Activity 2: Adoption Day

I would most want to adopt the lion cup. Not only because they are cubs but because they are so cute. If I knew how to tame animals I would definitely like to tame a lion/lion cub!

Day 5: The sky's the limit

Day 5: The sky's the limit
Activity 1: Environment Day - Beat Plastic Pollution

Is it fair?

Day 4:Making Promises
Activity 3: Restricted Access

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.

Well, to be honest, I think it is fair that he has done that. I think this statement because, I mean
Machu Picchu is very beautiful. Maybe the government doesn’t want anything to be littered on
or polluted. The average amount of people who would take a tour around Machu Picchu would
probably be taking food, and because they are taking food then the food would probably have
wrappers and tinfoil wrapped around it don’t you think? Another reason why I think it is fair
because, the government probably wanted to keep not just the mountain safe but the tourist too.
The way the government wanted to keep the tourist safe is by restricting this area so no one
would fall off. Keep the tourist safe is just as important then keeping the mountain safe.
Now, that you’ve heard a couple of my reason why I think the government decision was fair,
it's now time for you to decide.

Comment down below what you think about the government’s decision!

Put A stop to plastic bags [Save the environment]

Day 3: Making Promises
Activity 2: The Plastic Pledge.
On your blog, tell us what they think about Countdown’s decision to stop using plastic

Of course I agree with Countdown’s decision because, they are also referring to saving
the environment. They know that plastic bags are are harmful to the environment and to sea
creatures. Like I said in a blog post before, most turtles favorite foods are jellyfish.

When plastic bags are in the water, it looks like a jelly fish floating to the top! Of course
the turtles would think it is jelly fish and so they would want a bite. Once the turtles
swallow the plastic bag it’ll start to choke and slowly pass.

As Countdown have stopped using plastic bags they have made reusable bags that you
can take home and bring back to use at Countdown once again. Some people may not
like this idea and will sometimes go against it, I say “put a stop to pollution, that means
no more plastic bags!” "Save our environment!"

Day 4: Making promises!

Day 3: Making promises
Activity 1: Campaigning for Conservation

On your blog, tell us which campaign you have chosen to support and provide us with a
slogan for that campaign.
Reason to support:
I decided to choose I’m Loving It because not only do they have delicious burgers but
they donate to charity's to. The donations go to trying to keep families close.  By this
they mean to keep family close with their kids/husband/wives that are in the hospital. In
this way I adore this donations as I have donated money to there before. McDonald have
amazing burgers and kid meals too. If you have the time to stop by, and buy some food, but not only that,
donate some money to keep families close!

Here's my catchy slogan:
Stay simple, stay safe, stay together!

The power of ten

Day 2: Protecting our own
Activity 3: The Power of Ten
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.

#1: Kakapo (I have heard that the kakapo is almost extinct. They are native to NZ and so
why would I like it to be extincted.)

#2: Sea turtles (Sea turtles are much endanger. Their favorite food to eat is jelly fish and
because people are littering, they are eating plastic bags instead.)

#3: Dolphins (Dolphins are one of my favorite sea species. They are engaged as they will
almost become extincted too.)  

#4: Elephants (Lots of people like this animal and it’ll be sad for them to be extinct. I
personally like this animal as it is very interest!)

#5: Leopards (Leopards have been pushed into a snowbank to live on, because humans
have second thought them. It’s not fair that they have to move because  of our thoughts.)

#6: Pohutukawa tree (Pohutukawa trees are also native to NZ. They are one of my favorite
tree’s and are one of the most beautiful est I've seen too!)

#7: Darwin's fox (This is a beautiful animal, it lives in forest and is also engenders. I do
like this animal as it is a beautiful color and with amazing abilities)

#8: Butterflies (Butterflies are very beautiful and are in most danger. They are going to be
extincted and it will be a bummer if this really happens.)

#9: Venus fly traps (when I looked through a a website, I saw that this plant was almost
going to be extincted. I very much do like this plant as I thought it was quite interesting)

#10: Baseball plant. ( A baseball plant is one of the most unique plants i’ve seen. They
are very interesting and are almost extinct. Our world need to show much more respect
to our wildlife animals and plants!)

Thursday, 24 January 2019

True or false? You decide!

Day 3: Taking action
Activity 2:Protecting the Most Vulnerable-Fact or Fiction?

Day 3:ZIP [Zero Invasive Predators!]

Day 3: Taking action
Activity 1: Predator Free 2050–A Call to Arms
Task: On your blog, tell us which one of the videos you liked the best and why.
Videos of choice:

Predator Free Video #1: Cacophony Project
Predator Free Video #2: Taranaki Mounga Project
Predator Free Video #3: Zero Invasive Predators (ZIP)
After  I watched all of the videos, I knew straight away which video caught my eye. Video three
was more appealing to me as I understood it and enjoyed it too. I really enjoyed how a everyday
man, who admire’s and love’s the nature surrounding him.

He rapidly helps to get rid of possums or mostly predators that are harming our wildlife animals
and even some native plants. Now, they're working on getting rid of predators everywhere they
can find on their mainland. They hope that New Zealand will eventually get predator free before
the year reaches 2050. So by the year 2050 they hope that New Zealand will have no predators
and possums destroying our wildlife animals and plants too. While watching this video I also
enjoyed how they just sprang into action and didn't hesitate at all. They enjoy getting the job done
just like that.
Comment down below what you thought of this blog post and what video caught you in the eye!

Funa and Flora International (FFI)

Day 2: Protecting our own
Activity 3: House is Not a Home
New Zealand is home to some unique wildlife that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.
While we work very hard to protect our natural habitats so, too, do people living and working in
other countries. One of the oldest international wildlife conservation organisations is called
Fauna & Flora International’ (FFI). They support a number of projects around the world,
including those working to protect Lansan trees in the Caribbean, fruit forests in Tajikistan, and
national reserves in Mozambique. Read about each of these projects and choose the one that
interests you the most.
On your blog, tell us which project you find most interesting and why..

Well, for me I found The fruit forests in Tajikistan the most interesting. The reason why is because #1: We
need out fruit. Our fruit is apart of lifetime foods. We need to have at least 5 fruits and veggies daily.
Another reason why is because #2: fruits are one of my favorite things to eat. Fruits are sweet, sour and
just fantastic. Without fruit I would probably have no taste in other things. My last reason why I thought
this was the most interesting project is because, #3: when I read this project I realized, what FFI is trying
to solve is the threats in the ecosystem which kill plants including wild fruit, walnuts and other important
nuts or fruits. Not just any important nuts and fruits, but fruits and nut that are very hard to find.

My list of fruits and veggies!

Day 2: Protecting our own
Activity 2:Protective plant

Day 2: Protecting Our Own

Day 2: Protecting our own
Activity 1:A Flying Fox

Traveling to Beijing, China (SLJ)

Day 1: Preserving the past
Activity 3: The Sky in Shanghai.

Here is my poem that I have created about travelling to Beijing, China. I tried my best to make sure it rhymed. I am proud of this poem because, it kind of tells the story of peoples live. Trying to fix the pollution is different countries and even people who has experienced problems like this. I hope you all enjoyed this blog post from today.

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Are Taniwha's Real, What Do You Think?

Day 1: Preserving the past
Activity 2: Guardian of the sea
On your blog tell us whether, or not, you believe that taniwha exist. Be sure to explain to
us why you feel this way.

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Do I think taniwha exist? Well, to be honest not to be offensive but because of the saying “the taniwha is
a Maori myth”  makes people to des-believe, and they have the every right to think so. Why? Well, it’s
there mind. They can believe what they want to believe and you can believe what you want to believe.
Here in my situation, my reason is because some people say that the taniwha has been seen over 1,000
thousand years ago. 1,000 thousand years ago was a very long time ago. Because it was a very long
time ago wouldn’t the taniwha be extincted or moved onto his/her past life?

Well, there’s my reasons.
Comment down below what you think and why you think that too.

Hope you enjoyed this blog post today. I'll be back with more tomorrow.

Week 4, Day 1: Preserving the past

Week 4: Protect and preserve
Day 1: Preserving the past
Activity 1: World of Wearable (Wow) Art
The idea of reusing materials was taken to a whole new level by a woman named Dame
Suzie Moncrieff who, thirty years ago, created an event in New Zealand called theWorld
of Wearable Art(WOW). WOW takes place in Wellington (and in other cities) every year.
Artists from around the world create outfits made entirely from recycled materials.
Let’s imagine that you were invited to this year’s WOW awards and you were able to
interview the creator. On your blog, list five interview questions that you would like to
ask Dame Suzie Moncrieff.
Kia ora Dame Suzie Moncrieff,
I would like to ask a few question about you and your life.  Here they are!

#1:What’s it like being famous? I’ve never met anyone famous before. Well, I think of my
family as famous, but in my own way. I bet it could be a bit stressful and a little annoying.

#2: Do you sell your creations? I would definitely sell my creations, especially if someone really likes or enjoys it, wouldn’t you think? I would probably have to test it our first just in cause they might want a refund.

 #3: Do you sell the creations you really like? Let say for instance if you really like a piece of clothing you made would you sell it or, keep it for yourself? I’m not to sure on what I would do, although I do have lots of clothes myself.

 #4: When did you first start making outfits? Were you looking at making outfits when you were young or when you got a little older? I love to draw and I have been thinking of trying to make my own outfits.

#5: Why did you decide to put your mind on designing your own outfits? If you don’t know
what I mean, here’s what i’m trying to say. So why did you commit and put your mind on
designing your own outfits? You probably just loved and enjoyed doing it right?

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Acid rain!

Day 5: Here to stay
Activity 3: Let it rain
Let’s imagine that New Zealand was hit by a massive acid rain storm. Acidic rain fell for
three days and three nights. When the rain fell, you stayed inside with your friends and
family. When it stopped, however, you and your family decided to go for a walk outside.
You opened the door and...

On your blog, write a short story about what happened when you opened the door and
walked outside after the acid rain storm. To earn full points, you must write a story that is
8 – 10 sentences long.

“Mum i’m scared” rapidly said Gene and Faith. “I know it’ll be over soon, don’t worry” replied
mum. Eva quietly said “Shhhhhhh, listen…., it's stopped!”

After three scary night’s, the acid rain has finally stopped! “Can we go outside, can we, can
we?” Softly said Eva. “Not yet, wait about 30 minutes to see if it had actually cleared off” said
dad. 30 minutes went by and everyone was getting ready, putting jumpers on and warm fluffy
hats! 3, 2, 1! Ajani twists the doorknob and….”oh my goodness” says mum.

They notice all the tree leaves have all disappeared and all the branches have fallen off. All there
was left, a very big, long stick, in the ground. There was hardly any grass and no FLOWERS!
What they all discovered was like no other. There no hardly any people out of there house,
hardly any cars and hardly any….nothing! Their country was in big danger!
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“Without our tree’s how will be survive?” Questioned Jahzara “without plants how will we find
food?, without…..!” “okay, okay we get it” said dad. Our animals have passed onto their own
lives now” said Eva. “It’s not fair that they had to leave.” Everyone was all looking up “It’s alright,
well, find a way to get them back, well find a way to get everything back.” said Jahzara

The End

This story is about my family and I stuck in a house for three nights, because of acid rain. Acid
rain is rain with bad chemical in it, so polluted rain. At the end the family find that they need to
get everything back and so they are now planning to do so. This story can relate to our world.
“Our world is getting polluted, others my school, my family and I are doing so much to make sure
this doesn’t happen. Look after our world because sooner or later our world will start to crumble
away, little by little.”

What to do on rainy days?

Day 5: Here to stay
Activity 2: Changing Climates

Here's a photo I dew of a rainy day!

Day 5: Here to stay!

Day 5: Here to stay
Activity 1: Persistent pollution!

Sunday, 20 January 2019

My trip to the hospital

Well, Hi there blog viewers. As you all read from the title, I went to visit the hospital. Last Wednesdays I had to stop eating from the moment the time hit 7:00 am. The reason why I had to stop eating at 7:00 is because I was going for surgery.

Well, how was I feeling? I was feeling terrified. I felt nervous and scared. Although some people may not be scared of having surgery, this was my first time! What was the surgery on? Well, I was having surgery on my tonsils. I was getting my tonsils taken out. Why? You may be thinking. Well, here's the reason. Each time I had gone to the doctor for something, like a sore throat, the doctor would always say that my tonsils are pretty big. Now according to them that's not normal for kids and so they had to get them checked. My parents sometimes say, ”that I do snore when I sleep”  and so they had to look through even harder. Later on I did have to get my tonsils taken out and that's when I ended up in the hospital.

So on Wednesday, I was given exact instructions to not eat after 7:00 and to only allowed to have clear fluids. I was also going to sleep there that night and so I did have to pack. In my bag I packed clothes, paper, pens, and some of my own supplies. That day I woke up early and ate breakfast. I had peanut butter and jam toasts. That was the last time I was going to be able to see food. Later on, me and my mum made our way down to the hospital and got checked in. I got shown my room, the playroom, bathrooms, and kitchen. First, we stayed outside the playroom, we drew and played games until it was time to go in for surgery. I was getting a bit tiered and so I went into my room and bad a bit of a nap.

A while later we got taken downstairs for my surgery. I got to go downstairs while laying in bed! My nurse Maddy took care of me during that day. She was really nice. She took me down, made sure I was alright and left to see me when I woke up. When it was time, I got taken into the room, where there was a lot of people. My mum came in with me, just to make sure I was alright. Once we entered the room I got placed on a bed and was put to deep sleep. The way I got put to sleep is, they inserted medicine into me that made me feel all droopy and sleepy. Well, they put me to sleep not how I pictured it. They stuck a needle into my arm then the medicine. I got told to take deep breaths so I wouldn't think about it. I took a few deep breaths and in the next second, I was asleep.

I don't have much to talk about because this is the part where I forgot everything except for waking up. I woke up feeling all sleepy. I heard a fading voice asking me if I wanted an ice block. I received an ice block from the nurse looking after me. The nurse called my mum and Maddy. My mum walked through the door along with my dad. I was still feeling a bit sleepy and so I didn't really notice. When I woke up I felt like I was dreaming. I felt dizzy and sleepy. A while after enjoying my ice block Maddy took me upstairs and provided me with another ice block. Because I was staying overnight my dad decided to stay with me, while my mum went home to look after my siblings.

I got taken to my room and finally had something to eat. I got to enjoy an extra cheese and meatball subway sandwich. My throat would have been sore but because the doctors gave me medicine to fall asleep my throat was feeling numb. After a while, my mum had to go and all there was left for me to do was sleep and try my best to recover.

Of course, I had an amazing first experience and hope to recover soon. As I just said I am still recovering and taking, medicine, but I know that super soon I will be fully recovered and up and running!

A big thanks to all the nurses that looked after me during my time in the hospital. I really do appreciate the work you have done not just for me but for everyone else too.

Sunday, 13 January 2019

The crazy coulds

Day 4: like a scene out of a , movie 
Activity 3: Crazy, cool clouds.

Task: On your blog, tell us what you see in the photo. What shape(s) do you see? Be sure to tell us which picture (1, 2 or 3) you have chosen and describe what you see in lots of detail.
I have chosen image 1. before I get on to writing my story comment down below what you think this cloud looks like.

Hop little bunny, hop, hop, hop! That's right I think this cloud look like a bunny! This bunny is not any bunny but is a special bunny. It’s name is Tolie pronounce To-lie. Tolie is a boy bunny and loves carrots!  Tolie is a very fluffy bunny and is, very white like the colour of snow. Someone has taken a photo of Tolie, he is sitting with one had on top of the other and is near his face. His hands are near his face like, he is rubbing his button nose. His legs are folded, and on the side of him there sits his favorite food. Carrots! He keeps on looking to the side and tries so hard not to pick it up and, Munch down on it. He know if he doesn't eat that carrot he might receive another carrot at the end. 3, 2, 1 (click) First photo done for the day.  Tolie grabs the carrot then receives another from his owner. This photo is amazing, Tolie is going to become FAMOUS!

(3 days later)
Wow we have over 1 million views on this photo. Let's carry on with another photo shoot! Just over a week Tolie becomes famous and becomes a natural photo shooter.

(description): Well, I didn’t quit describe what shapes I can see,  but that's only because I can only see one. A bunny. I had nothing else to say and so I just wrote a story about the white fluffy bunny's life. I hope you enjoyed the photo shoot story. 

The seven sisters

Day 4: Like a scene out of a movie.
Activity 2: the seven sisters

Task: On your blog, write a short summary of the book. What was it about? Try to
summarise the story in 6-8 sentences

There once was a young man, who’s name is Mitai. Mitai lived with all seven brothers of
his in a village called, Maketu. Mitai was the youngest brother of his family. He was raised
by his kororua Tohunga Te Raiwhare which taught Mitai magic. Mitai could form into a bird and 
eavesdrop on his brothers conversations.

One day Mitai and his brothers went hunting on, pukemaire hill. Mitai and his brothers
came across the most beautiful singing that they've ever heard, they were despite to find 
out who was singing and where the singing was coming from. The brothers went off and 
found who the voice belonged to, it was a wahine (girl). As soon as they looked at the wahine
they all fell in love just in a snap of a finger. Well, all except Mitai. The brothers decided to 
bring the wahine back to their village, Maketu where they could become husband and wife. Mitai
did not like his brothers wives at all, as all they did was combing their hair and singing songs.
Instead of taking part of their village lives. All of Mitai’s brothers didn't go hunting but 
only left the Whare (house) to collect kai moana (seafood) for their wives. The wives didn't
eat the kai moana that the brothers provided them. The wives only wanted to eat something
that isn't kai moana.

Mitai's brothers eventually ate no longer, they no longer looked after their gardens or even  
care for their appearances. They became skinning and all their good looks became to
wash away. Mitai got suspicious of his brothers wives and watch them very carefully.
Mitai then saw that the wahine never agreed to leave there whare. Mitai's eldest brother
(Rongonui ) arrived home early from fishing. Rongonui yelled out for his wife and was no 
where to be found. After searching their whare Rongonui found that his other brothers wives
were no where to be found either. No one in the village had seen them either. A while after
Rougonui wife appeared. Rongonui asked his wife where she had been, Rongonui’s wife 
became into a terrible rage. Rongonui told all the wives how they just, vanished. Rongonui
was getting a bit worried but for Matai he became suspicion of the wives.