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Saturday, 23 July 2016

Winter Learning Journey Day 7 Activity; 2

Activity 2: 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. C:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\Paralympic logo Nz.jpg

  1. I would cook food and sell it.
  2. I will get my cousin to play guitar next to our cooking shop and play music for money.

Winter Learning Journey 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?


MY ANSWER

I would chose My Dad or my Mother Because I wouldn’t be Shy.

Winter Learning Journey 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:
C:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\Paraclycing team (NZ).jpg


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?


MY ANSWER

I would chose My Dad or my Mother Because I wouldn’t be Shy.

Friday, 15 July 2016

Winter Learning Journey 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!


Explanation
I think it should be Lorde! Because She already is popular in New Zealand and America. Lorde can sing us in. She can also come in with one of her friends like Taylor Swift and Taylor can sing with her. This will be the most Amazing thing ever in New Zealand!

Winter Learning Journey 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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  1. New Zealand Team Uniform – Beijing Olympics 2008


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  1. New Zealand Olympic Team Uniform – Athens Olympics 2004


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  1. #1 I think Number one is the best because it's different from the others.
  2. #3 Number three I like it but it is just a leaf that is white.
  3. #2 Number 2 was the same as number 3 but just white.

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Winter Learning Journey Day 5: Activity 2

Activity 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!).

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  1. Who was your Inspiration?
  2. What made you want to join the olympics?
  3. Who was your hardest competitor?
  4. Was it hard trying to win or was it easy?
  5. How did you feel when you found out you won?

Winter Learning Journey 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?

My Summary
I think this movie is about not giving up. Eddie did not give up even when they told them he couldn't represent his own country but he didn’t give up. He tried and he succeeded.   

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Winter Learning Journey Day 4: Bonus

Bonus:  The New Zealand Olympic Team has created a video called #Be The Inspiration. They have posted it on the homepage of their website (on the left hand side). Watch the Be the Inspiration video and then post a critique of the video on your blog. In your critique tell us what you liked about the video and what you didn’t like. It is very common for movie reviewers to use stars to indicate how much they liked a movie. A rating of * = very bad movie, ** = bad movie, *** = okay movie, **** = good movie, and ***** = very good movie. At the end of your critique, please provide a rating for the Be The Inspiration movie.

My Critique
What I liked About the Video was that they got different New Zealand athletes In this video and I found it hard to find something bad because the video was Good.
My Rate

**** = Good Movie

Winter Learning Journey Day 4: Activity 2

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:

  1. Lauren Boyle: Lauren is a swimmer from Auckland. She typically competes in the 400m and 800m freestyle races and, in the 2012, finished in 4th place at the London Olympics (just one spot away from winning a medal)! This will be Lauren’s third trip to an Olympic Games. She is the most successful swimmer in New Zealand sporting history. To learn more about Lauren you can read her biography at: http://www.olympic.org.nz/athletes/lauren-boyle/

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  1. Stuart Farquhar: Stuart competes in the athletics (javelin throwing) competition at the Olympics. He currently lives in Hamilton but was born and raised in Te Aroha. He has competed for New Zealand at four previous Olympics games. His best ever throw was 86.31 m. That’s a long way! To learn more about Stuart, please read his short biography at: http://www.olympic.org.nz/athletes/stuart-farquhar/


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  1. Andrea Kilday: Andrea competes in the sport of Taekwondo. This will be her first ever trip to an Olympic games but she recently won a gold medal at a large international competition in Papua New Guinea. Andrea was born in Christchurch and moved to Auckland in 2005 to train at the Sejong Taekwondo Club with her coach Jin Keun Oh. To read more about Andrea, visit her webpage at: http://www.olympic.org.nz/athletes/andrea-kilday/

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In your blog tell us which one of these three athletes you would choose to meet and why.

Lauren Boyle
The Person I chose was Lauren Boyle. I chose Lauren because she was born and raised in Auckland and I am from there to and I like swimming especially at the pools!

Winter Learning Journey Day 4: Activity 1

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.

Name: Jo Aleh
Sport: Sailing
Facts:

  1. Jo Aleh grew up in west Auckland.
  2. She worked together with Polly and they won a gold medal.
  3. This is her third year Olympic games competing for New Zealand.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Winter Learning Journey: Bonus

Bonus: This year two sports are being reintroduced into the Olympic Games. They are golf and sevens rugby. Imagine that you worked for TVNZ and you were paid to travel to Rio de Janeiro to attend the Olympic Games and report on the golf and/or the rugby competitions. On your blog, write a poem that describes how you would feel about travelling to Rio. Would you be excited? Would you be scared? How would you feel?

Poem
I am so excited to go to brazil
I am watching sevens rugby it's 7 - nil
Never been to rio or even brazil
The next sport I am going to is golf and football!


Basketball,Volleyball,Handball and Hockey
Its some of the sports that you can see
New Zealand is going to take the win so get ready to go home!  

Winter Learning Journey Day 3: Activity 2

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!


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The Sport I chose was taekwondo. As you can see My cousin is kicking me in my stomach. He won the game because he kicked and punched me lots of times and got more points than me.

Winter Learning Journey Day 3: Activity 1

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


  1. The Sport I choose was Judo. I chose Judo because I don’t know what it is and I like trying new things.
  2. The aim is to try get the other person on the ground for 20 seconds with their back facing on the floor or force them to quit.
  3. Not aloud to kick or punch and the game can only

Monday, 11 July 2016

Winter Learning Journey Day 2: Activity 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:


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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?  

My Answer

  1. Milford Sound: Milford is located South Island Within Fiordland National Park. Milford sound is a famous landmark in New Zealand Because you can swim or camp and the view is Awesome!
  2. Waitomo Cave: Waitomo is located in the north island of New Zealand. In waitomo caves you can go backpacking and rafting.It is fun because you get go in a cave.
  3. Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium: Kelly Tarlton’s is located in Auckland New Zealand. At Kelly Tarlton’s you can learn new stuff and see different kinds of animals under the sea.

Winter Learning Journey Day 2: Activity 1

Activity 1: The mascots for the upcoming Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro are Vinicius and Tom. They can be found on all of the advertisements for the Olympic Games and they have also been featured in a number of videos.


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Click on the link below to watch one episode of the Tom and Vinicius show. After you have finished watching the video, post a summary of the episode on your blog. What do you think is happening in the video? Please make sure to include a title that tells us which episode you are summarising!




My Summary
The Episode I choose was episode 1. The setting is in Brazil

Episode 1 is about Vinicius and Tom/The Mascots following a ball of gas of their skin color and leads them onto a mountain which both balls of gas mixes together then the both jump up hit the ball together and then it exploded. They become friends and wandered off into the forest.  

Winter Learning Journey Day 1: Activity 2

Activity 2:  In the ancient Olympic Games the winner of each event was called the Olympionic. Instead of a gold medal, the winner had a palm leaf placed in their hands and a crown placed on their head to show that they were the winner. Arguably one of the most famous Olympionics was a man named ‘Milo of Kroton’ (see picture below). Use Google to research ‘Milo of Kroton’ and post three interesting facts about him on your blog.

These are the three facts I Found on Google about Milo of Kroton:
  1. While he was splitting a tree with his hand and then his hand got stuck. A pack of wolves came and ate him.
  2. Milo was the most famous Olympionic.
  3. Milo was from Italy.

Winter Learning Journey Day 1: Activity 1


Activity 1: Let’s imagine that you were alive 2792 years ago and invited to compete in the first ever ancient Olympic Games. Which of these events: running, wrestling, boxing, pankration, horse racing and pentathlon would you compete in? Click on the name of the sport and it will take you to a site that tells you about the sport. On your blog tell us which sport you would choose and why you chose it.
The Sport I choose was Equestrian races/Horse racing. I chose this Sport because I think Horse racing is the easiest sport. I think Horse racing is easy because all of the other sports involve Running or Fighting.