Wednesday, 19 December 2018

SLJ Activity 3: Ice Ice Baby

On your blog, make a copy of this footprint and, inside the footprint, explain how you create a positive, digital footprint. What do you do to stay smart online?


Tuesday, 18 December 2018

SLJ Activity 2: North and South

Now it is time to think about your hometown. What is special about where you live? On your blog, describe your hometown. Be sure to include lots of describing words (adjectives) in your post.

My home town would be Moonlight/Atarau. Back in the 1800's Gorge Moonlight sailed across from Scotland and ended up down south in otago, Moonlight/Macraes Flat, where he started a gold rush. After that he started to travel up and ended up on the West Coast. He found himself up in the Paparoas, where he found gold and created a new gold rush. He because of that, everyone started to build houses along the tracks, shop started opening like a butcher and a greengrocer and there was a school. The place was there for named after him. He had a wife and two children. Afterwards they moved to Murchison to own a hotel.

What is really awesome that I am the 7th generation female to live in Moonlight which is pretty cool.

Where I live it is mainly farmland and beautiful bush. There are many rivers and creeks around us where we can fish and swim. There are heaps of tracks around for a tramps and day walks. In our bush there are many rare and endangered things like the great spotted kiwi or the yellow rata, which my Grandad and I spotted and got a helicopter ride to see them up close and to get some photographs. 

I am so gratefull to live in such a beautiful inviroment and i don't think there would be any better place to live.

Monday, 17 December 2018

SLJ Activity 1: The legend of New Zealand

To learn more cool facts about New Zealand, check out the Tourism NZ website. Read the fun facts posted on the website and choose your ‘Top 3.’ On your blog, post your ‘Top 3 Fun Facts’ about NZ.
There are so many maori legends about NZ. Different tribes have their own myths and legends about our beautiful Aotearoa, The land of long white cloud. Here is my top three favourite facts off this website.

1. Gisborne is the first city in the world to see the sunrise because it is 496.3 kilometers away from the International Date Line.
2. It is one of the three countries in the world that has two official national anthems of equal standing. The first is God Save the Queen and the other is God Defend New Zealand.
3. It was the first major nation to have universal suffrage. In 1893 all male and female citizens are legally allowed to vote.

Another cool fact is that New Zealand was once governed by the territory of New South Wales and later was a part of Australia.

Friday, 23 November 2018

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Pick a Path - Skiing the Slopes

WALA: Using google forms to make a pick a path story.

Sticking with Pigs - Movie Trailer

    Last term for reading, the year 7 and 8's were reading the book Sticking with Pigs. It was about a boy, Wolf, whose brother, Davey, had addison's disease and got hit by a car. He was basically living in hospital. His dad's brother, Jem, took Wolf out on a hunting trip, away from all his family stress, but what happened was more the they had anticipated.

For the last activity, we had to make a movie trailer and here it is. We all had different jobs to do, I was the director and editor. We had some help from someone who does things like this alot. I hope you enjoy it and please tell me what you think of it in the comments.    

  

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Aerodrome Visit

This term our topic is 'Flight'. Nine of the seniors took a trip to the Greymouth Aerodrome to look and learn about the planes. There 4 planes but one was away for maintenance. We watched one take off and land and we got to sit inside the other two. At the end we had a paper plane competition. Here are some of the photos... Enjoy!