Friday, 15 July 2016

Winter learning journey Day 3 Activity 1

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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!

Tom and Vinicius Video Episode #3

Tom and Vinicas was looking for a home until Vinicas found a log and he went in it and then he was about to go sleep until a worm drooped on his head.then Tom found a tree trunk and he went in it but then a angry owl came and attacked him until they found a birdhouse found a birdhouse then Vinicas had an idea he put the birdhouse on the tree but Tom didn't agree he put it in the lake then Vinicas took it off him then Vinicas came up with an idea they were gonna build their own house. Tom was breaking all the wood and Vinicas was catching them and he threw it and he made the bottom part and Tom was shooting the nails into the house then when they were finished they went inside and went to bed until they felt uncomfortable and then Vinicas went outside of a tree and he was sleeping like a sloth then Tom went in the lake and slept on the lily pad.

Winter learning journey 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,
  2. A brief description of how you play the sport, and
  3. Three rules for the sport

1.Basketball have to dridle the ball and you have to try get the ball in the other teams hoop.if you get it in from close then thats a 2 pointer if you get it in from near the halfway line then thats a 3 pointer.

3.You are not allowed to get fouls,Your not allowed to fight,Your not allowed to hit the ref.

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.Me and my family and my friends could sell some sausages and some drinks and some meat and water bottles.

Winter learning journey Day 7 Activity 1

DAY 7: Spirit in Motion –The Paralympic Games

Fun Fact: This year the Paralympic Games will be held in Rio de Janeiro from 7-18 September. Athletes from 176 different countries will be competing at the games this year!

Approximately one month after the Olympic Games finish, there is a second Olympic competition. This competition is specifically for athletes who have physical disabilities. It is called the Paralympics. The first official Paralympic Games were held in Rome, Italy in 1960.

To view the promotional video for the Paralympic Games, check out this link!

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 chose my sister because me and her ride our bikes to school every day and we get to school in about 10, 15 or 20 minutes because we ride fast down the hills and up the hills.

Winter learning journey 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.

The ceremonies for the rio Olympics has just began the crowd was going wild when the people parading around the staidium with their uniforms on until all of the rugby players were all running out and we thought this was just a ceremonie then the rugby player thought that they were at the Olympics but they weren't so they ran back out of the staidium and the parade went on.

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

I think Riche Mcaw would be the best because he is a rugby team leader and he works together with his teammates and he is not selfish to his teammates andd he works together as a team to take the win.

Thursday, 14 July 2016

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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I will put the 3 one first then the 2 one second then the 1 one last - I chose the 3 one first because it looks cool and i like the uniform it looks awesome. - i chose the 2 one second because i like the Maori patterns. - I chose the 1 one last because it doesn't look that good because i dislike it.

Winter learning journey Day 5 Bonus

Bonus:  Jesse Owens was a black American athlete who participated in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, Germany. He is considered to be one of the bravest and most inspirational Olympic athletes because he competed at a time when the leader of Germany (Adolf Hitler) did not want black men competing at the Olympic Games. Here is a picture of Jesse from the 1930s.

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Can you think of someone in your own life that inspires you? On your blog, tell us who your inspirational person is and why they inspire you.

My inspirational person is jonah lomu because I like him playing rugby because he is a good rugby player and is the youngest rugby player and i like his bump offs and he is very fast because i like running.

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!).

1.Are you ever gonna go back to the Olympics.?

2.How many gold medals have you won.?

3.What made you wanna be a springboard diver.?

4.Who inspired you to be a springboard diver.?

5.How did you become a springboard diver

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 
This movie is about how a man named Eddie was trying out sports but he kept on failing until he thought of a sport skiing but it was without ski handles.when he grew up he kept on failing and failing but then this other guy came and trained him then Eddie got better and better then when the real Olympics came he was in it.                                                                                                                                                                                  

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.

In the movie i would give it a **** = good movie because it is talking about what kind of a person you are.I liked this movie because it is like someone telling you to go train like if your having a boxing match you have too train hard.Their is nothing i dislike about this video.

Winter learning journey Day 4 Activity 1

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?

I would feel happy and excited because i am going to rio in Brazil it would be amazing if that acutely happened.

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: C:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\Picture of Lauren Boyle (NZ Swimmer).jpg                                   
2.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:

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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:

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In your blog tell us which one of these three athletes you would choose to meet and why.
I would like to meet Andrea Kilday because I want to ask her has your coach if he's ever been in any competition.

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

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!

 I am posing as a boxer standing in the ring waiting for my opponent .