Monday, 10 July 2017

Winter learning day 1

Well, the time has now come! School’s out for the holidays and your tour of New Zealand is about to begin. I hope that you are ready and excited! Curious Kiwi certainly is – he can’t wait to start the Great Kiwi Road Trip! Before you all hit the road, let’s take a minute to review some key facts about New Zealand.

Activity 1:  Go to the Tourism New Zealand website and click on the ‘Facts - New Zealand People’ tab. Read about the people of New Zealand and then choose three interesting facts to post on your blog. The facts must be written in your own words. Do not simply copy and paste the facts from the website.

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Activity 2: Your tour of New Zealand is going to start right here in Auckland. Watch the Tourist video for Auckland to learn about the awesome things that you can see and do in the city. Once you’ve finished, choose your favourite five activities from the video and list them on your blog.  

Bonus Activity: Now it’s time to start your tour! Curious Kiwi decides to start by taking you on a short tour through downtown Auckland. You stop at the Sky Tower, the tallest building in all of New Zealand. When you look up, you see a huge New Zealand flag on the top of the tower. This flag was created back in 1902. That makes the New Zealand flag 115 years old!
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Last year, the Prime Minister of New Zealand suggested that we should replace the flag with a new, updated design. He invited everyone in New Zealand to come up with their own flag design and submit it.
For this activity, it is your turn to design a new flag. Use any drawing programme that you wish. I would recommend the Flag Designer website. It allows you to create a flag in three easy steps. When you are done, take a screenshot of your flag and post it on your blog. Here is an example:
To earn full points you must describe the flag, in words, below the picture. Please tell us what is on the flag and what inspired your design.   

Activity 1
Fact 1 - There are approximately 69% of European descent in New Zealand, approximately 14.6% people who are indigenous Maori in New Zealand, 9.2% of Asian and 6.9% non Maori Pacific islanders.

Fact 2 - 15% families in New Zealand own their own boat.

Fact 3 - In New Zealand, Rugby football are the most popular onlooker sport.

Activity 2

My 1st favourite activity was going to Rainbows End
2nd was the skytower in the city
3rd was going to the Auckland where children discovers different kinds of animals
4th was the museum in the Auckland Domain  Park
My last one was the beach in Mission Bay where is known as an inner city

Bonus Activity:

This is my finished bonus activity,Backround (green, red & yellow)Green repersents the trees and pants that souround us most where, Red repersents the people who fought for us at war, yellow repersents the sun that rises above for there to be light and the moon that shines at night for the vouages to cross the sea.

1 comment:

  1. Kia ora Amethyst and welcome to the Winter Learning Journey blogging programme! I am so excited that you have joined us this year and already completed three different activities. Way to go!

    I particularly like the explanation that you provided for the flag that you created. The green colour represents the trees and plants very nicely. I live out on the west side of Auckland and there is a lot of native bush around my house so I always think of the colour green when I think of New Zealand. I also like the way that you have incorporated other natural elements, such as the sun, alongside aspects representing our history (eg. wars). You have done a great job of tying various elements together into one, unified flag.

    I hope that you will continue to post thoughtful, informative and interesting blogs, Amethyst!

    See you online again soon (I hope),

    Rachel :)