Thursday, 28 July 2016

Narrative Writing

Learn - I am Learning to write a Narrative writing using a silent trailer.
Branch and I lived in the middle of the wood.  My friends were the plants and the monsters.

“Brother finger Brother finger…” I sang. “SERIOUSLY!?” Branch screamed at me “What??” I asked “Can you go to bed?” “Well, yes but I’m singing to go to bed”. Branched ignored me and turned around going to bed.
When he slept I sang again to annoy him and he was very furious when he got up. When I sang I moved back into the darkness and my friends started joining me by singing. One of my friends which was the spider crawled up on him then he flicked it away.

As soon as I finished Branch asked “May I?” (meaning for my ukulele) then I gave it. Straight away he threw it inside his bonfire he just made. I just stood there being so angry and mad. I just wanted to scream my Lungs out of but I kept it inside.  After he threw my ukulele he went to bed. So I went to bed as well being angry and mad.

Monday, 18 July 2016

Day 7 - BONUS

Sunday 17 July
Day 7 - BONUS

Bonus - This year two new sports are being added to the Paralympic Games. They are canoeing and triathlon. In the triathlon the athletes must swim 750 metres, cycle for 20 kilometres, and then run for 5 kilometres. Paralympic athletes may also compete in other sports including archery, boccia, football, judo, powerlifting, rowing, sailing, swimming, sitting volleyball, track cycling, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair fencing, wheelchair rugby, and wheelchair tennis. To learn more about all of the Paralympic sports, please visit the 2016 Paralympic Games website.

Imagine that you are on the Paralympic Committee and you have been asked to create one new sport to add to the competition for this year. Use your awesome imagination to design a brand new Paralympic sport. Please remember that some of the athletes will not be able to walk or run and others may be blind or deaf. On your blog, please write:

  1. The name of your sport
“The Travelling Egg”

  1. A brief description of how you play the sport
The game that I have come up up with is called "The travelling egg". The Travelling egg is suitable for the Paralympic Athletes to play. This game can be played by either Deaf,Blind or anyone who's in a Wheelchair. For participants that are Deaf, the game can be introduced to them through hand signals. In which to say, this game consists of an egg being put on a spoon. By this, the participant playing needs to make sure the egg sits on the spoon until the finishing line. However, for the participants that are blind they do get a head start of 8 seconds.

  1. Three rules for the sport

  • Rule 1) If the egg falls off the spoon you're out
  • Rule 2) One hand behind your back
  • Rule 3) No RUNNING!

Day 7 - Activity 2

Sunday 17 July
Day 7 - Activity 2

C:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\Paralympic logo Nz.jpgActivity 1 - It is very expensive for each of the Paralympic athletes to fly from New Zealand to Rio de Janeiro to compete.  Most athletes have to fundraise in order to make the money that they need to go on the big trip. Recently, Harvey Norman announced that they will be helping to raise funds for the New Zealand Paralympic team. What could you do to help raise funds to support our amazing Paralympic athletes? On your blog, list 2 different ways in which you, your family or friends could raise money to support the athletes.

  • One of the ways my family and I would like to help is by having a Garage Sale. Having a garage sale would be helpful as we have things that we no longer make use of in which would be helpful to sell and raise money from.
  • The second way I would help out is to have island plates. By this my family and friends could gather bits and pieces of island food which would combine into a plate or container that we could sell and raise money from.

Day 7 - Activity 1

Sunday 17 July
Day 7 - Activity 1

Activity 1 -  At the first ever Paralympic Games in Rome, the athletes competed in eight sports. Cycling was one of them. For the cycling event, two people compete together as a team – one of the people has a disability and the other does not. Here is a picture of a para-cycling team from New Zealand:
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At the moment the most famous para-cycling team in New Zealand is comprised of two female athletes – Emma Foy and Laura Thompson. Emma is blind but Laura is not. Together they work as an amazing team. Imagine that you were asked to compete in a tandem cycling event and you had to choose one person to compete with. Who would it be? On your blog, tell us who you would compete with and why. If it was me, I would choose my son, Aronui because he’s pretty fast and very funny. He would make me laugh as we biked along and would be very supportive and encouraging! I know that I could trust him to be a good teammate. Who would you choose?

I would choose my Best Friend, Saveu.  I would pick her because we work together as a team. I know that I can trust her to motivate me when I am feeling my lowest to keep going. Also Saveu is very energetic in which I know will keep us going to the finish line of the race. Which is why I think Saveu is the best person to be my partner.

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Day 6 - Bonus

Saturday 16 July
Day 6 - BONUS

BONUS - Imagine that you are sitting in the crowd at the opening ceremonies for the Rio Olympics this August. The ceremony has just started and all of the Olympic athletes are parading around the stadium in their uniforms when all of a sudden…

In your blog, write an ending to this short story. It should be approximately 10-20 sentences long.

I hear the New Zealand supporters cheering with excitement as New Zealand was leading the ceremony in. With excitement I also joined in cheering for the entrance of the New Zealand athletes. New Zealand was very easily spotted, the uniform was black coloured with the fern on the right side of the T-Shirts and pants. The sound of excitement from the supporters was horrendous, it brought so much happiness. As the New Zealand Athletes were entering through the entrance I was proud to see all the brave contestants that were brave and proud enough to represent New Zealand. As they were circling the stadium the supporters and I were cheering our loudest, we cheered our loudest to show our support and trust that we are right back behind them supporting them. I loved the way our athletes were so happy and excited to see our support all the way from where we were sitting, which is what made me cheer for them even louder was seeing them happy from our support by being present and cheering them on.

Day 6 - Activity 2

Saturday 16 July
Day 6 - Activity 2

Activity 2 - The opening ceremonies for every Olympic Games must include formal speeches, a parade of athletes, songs and dances that showcase the culture of the host country. Follow this link to watch the highlights of opening ceremonies for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England.

In the opening ceremony for the London Olympics there were a number of famous English people including the Queen, the Spice Girls, David Bowie, U2, the Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney. Imagine that we were going to host the Olympics here in New Zealand in 2024 and you were invited to be on the committee that decides who is invited to participate in the opening ceremonies. As a member of the group you must choose one of the following people to be in the opening ceremony: Richie McCaw (rugby player), Lorde (singer), Kane Williamson (cricket player), Maria Tutaia (netball player), John Key (prime minister of New Zealand) or Shaun Johnson (league player). On your blog, tell us who you think is the best person to choose and explain why you think that they are the best choice!

My pick would have to be Maria Tutaia, I choose her because she inspires me to strive to the best of my ability to fulfill my dreams. Another reason I chose Maria Tutaia is because she is very Humble and down to earth, no matter where she is in life she is always very humble and that is something I myself need to learn from.

Saturday, 16 July 2016

Day 6 - Activity 1

Saturday 16 July
Day 6 - Activity 1

Activity 1 -  For all Olympic opening and closing ceremonies, the athletes from each country must wear a special uniform. The uniforms change each year. Look at the 3 pictures posted below. They are pictures of the uniforms that our New Zealand Olympic teams wore in 2012, 2008 and 2004. For this activity, you are asked to rank the uniforms from best (#1) to worst (#3). On your blog post your rankings and provide a brief explanation of why you ranked the uniforms in that order.

  1. New Zealand Team Uniform – London Olympics 2012

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(#3) The reason why I say this is the worst because the patterns printed on the uniforms are very childish and plain. The girls uniform is nice but not suitable for the occasion they are going to.

  1. New Zealand Team Uniform – Beijing Olympics 2008

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(#2) I pick this as the second best because this has a lot of details about New Zealand. Also this one looks neat but for the girls they should wear something better instead of a shit.  

  1. New Zealand Olympic Team Uniform – Athens Olympics 2004
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(#1) This is the best because it has more details about New Zealand. I like this uniform the best because the Maori lady looks smart and neat. She looks smart and neat because New Zealand is Maori and she's representing clothes in Maori.

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Day 5 - Activity 2

Friday 15 July
Day 5 - Activity 2

Activiy 2:  In 1936, a 13 year old girl named Marjorie Gestring became the youngest person to ever win an Olympic gold medal. She won the gold medal in the springboard diving competition. Imagine that you were alive in 1936 and you had the chance to interview her. On your blog, post five questions that you would like to ask the Olympic champion (if you had the chance to meet her!).
  • Who inspired you to do what you're doing now?
  • How did u feel when got your medal ?
  • How old were you when you started your courier?
  • How long did u practice for the olympic ?
  • Who got you into doing the 3 meter springboard diving ?

Day 5 - Activity 1

Friday 15 July 2016
Day 5 - Activity 1

Activity 1 - Some Olympic athletes become famous not because they win but because they have an amazing attitude and great determination. They are sometimes called ‘underdogs.’ One of the most famous ‘underdogs’ in Olympic history was a man named Michael Edwards. He was a ski jumper from England who competed in the 1988 Olympic Games in Calgary, Canada. Although he came last in the event, he never gave up. Recently, a movie has been made about his life. It is calledEddie the Eagle.”  For this activity, watch the trailer for Eddie the Eagle and then post a summary of the movie on your blog. What is the movie about?

This clip is about a boy who had wanted to be a Skier. He try every single time to do skiing but it wouldn’t work. Nobody believed in him even his Parents. They’d just say you can’t or you wouldn’t be a skier. But he never gave up although he wasn’t all that. But at the end he became who he wanted to be.

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Day 4 - Activity 2

Thursday 14 July 2016
Activity 2 - Day 4

Activity 2 - Let’s imagine that you were able to meet one of the following three athletes competing for New Zealand at the Rio Olympics: In your blog tell us which one of these three athletes you would choose to meet and why.

I would meet Andrea Kilday. The reason why I want to meet her because I would want to ask her “How does it feel to play Taekwondo for New Zealand”. Also I would want to meet her because it’s going to be her first experience going to the Olympics. I really like her because she does Taekwondo.

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Day 4 - Activity 1

Thursday 14 July
Activity 1 - Day 4

Activity 1: New Zealand will be sending approximately 76 athletes to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in August to compete in the Summer Olympic Games. To learn more about these amazing athletes you can read their biographies on the New Zealand Olympic team website. Each athlete has their own page dedicated to them.

For this activity, please choose one of the athletes listed on the Rio Olympic Athletes page, read about them and then write a short description of them on your blog. In the blog please include their name, their sport, and three interesting facts about them.

Genevieve Behrent was born on September 25 1990, age 25. She is a New Zealand rower. She won the silver medal at the 2015 World Rowing Champions.

Day 3 - Activity 2

Wednesday 13 July
Activity 2 - Day 3

Activity 2 - Take a picture of yourself playing one of the 28 Olympic sports and post it to your blog along with the name of the sport and a brief description of what you are doing in the picture. As an example, I have posted a picture of my son, Aronui, posing as an archery competitor. He made his bow out of a tree branch!

This sport is tennis. This picture was taken in the first Term. This was Kiwisports time. I was waiting for my partner to serve over the ball to me. It was really exciting because it was my first time playing tennis in school.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Day 3 - Activity 1

Wednesday 13 July
Activity 1 - Day 3

Activity 1 - Visit the website for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Click on the name of the one of the sports that is listed on the main page. If possible, choose one that you have never heard of before and read about it. After reading about the sport, post a short description of it on your blog. The post must include:

  1. The name of the sport
  2. The aim of the sport
  3. Two rules for the sport

Sport: Badminton
Aim of the Sport: The aim of this sport is to keep hitting the shuttlecock over the net but inside the opponent's court.  
First Rule:  The Umpire should ensure players and spectators are kept informed of the progress of the match.
Second Rule: (Rules for Badminton - Doubles) Should your opponent's partner touched or hit the shuttle, it shall be a 'fault' and your side scores a point.

Monday, 11 July 2016

Bonus - Day 2

Tuesday 12 July
Bonus Day 2

It is time to get creative! For this bonus activity you are asked to design a simple logo for the next Summer Olympic Games. They will be held in Tokyo, Japan in 2020. The Olympic committee in Japan has already created four possible options for the logo (see below) but I think that you can create something even more interesting and attractive!
To create a logo I would suggest that you use the Design Mantic website. Click on the Design Mantic link. It will bring you to the homepage for the site. Enter ‘Tokyo 2020’ into the ‘Company Name’ box and select ‘Sport & Fitness’ from the drop down menu in the  ‘Industry’ box. From there you can create your own logo. When your logo is finished, copy and paste it onto your blog along with a short explanation of your design.

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The Dragons represents Tokyo, Japan. The ball represents the sports that uses balls in them. The Olympic stands for the title.

Day 2 - Activity 2

Tuesday 12 July
Activity 2 - Day 2

Activity 2 - Rio de Janeiro, the host of Olympic Games this year, is a huge, vibrant and dynamic city. Perhaps the most famous landmark in the city is a large statue of Jesus called ‘Christ the Redeemer’ that sits on top of a hill overlooking Rio. Here is a picture of the statue:
New Zealand is also known for many famous landmarks, including the SkyTower and the Harbour Bridge. In your blog list 3 famous landmarks in New Zealand. Along with the name of each landmark provide a brief description of it. Where is the landmark located? In your opinion, why is it famous?

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First landmark is the Beehive. This landmark is used for the Prime Minister to do his meetings. This Landmark was built 39 years ago which is 1977. This Landmark is located in Wellington, New Zealand. In my opinion I think this is famous because Wellington is the capital of New Zealand.

Second landmark is the Auckland Zoo. The Auckland Zoo is used for animals to keep in and to get looked after. There are different types of animals like mammals, reptiles and more. This landmark is located in Auckland, New Zealand. I think this is a famous landmark because there are different types of animals.

Last Landmark is Sky City. Sky City is used for special occasions, Gabbling and many more. Also the sky city is the tallest building in New Zealand it is 328 m tall. This is located in Auckland, New Zealand. This is famous because the Sky City is the tallest.