Tuesday, 26 December 2017


hope you all had a great amazing christmas
and have an awesome happy new years.
  my favorite thing about christmas is mostly spending time with my family and also of course getting presents.

Whats your favorite thing about christmas?
please write it in the comments.:)

Saturday, 23 December 2017

Bonus Activity: Sweet Tooth

Bonus Activity: Sweet Tooth

When World War II ended, a number of people from Europe moved to New Zealand looking for a peaceful place to live and raise a family. When they came, they brought recipes and foods from their native countries with them, including hamburgers, pizza and other delicious foods.

I usually have a chocolate chip cookie with my tea. I love biscuits! What is your favourite sweet treat or dessert? Use google to find a recipe for it. Type the recipe out on your blog. Make sure you also include a picture.

Quick Whoopie Pies



  • 1/2 of an 8-ounce package reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchatel), softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 of a 7-ounce jar marshmallow creme
  • 12 soft chocolate cookies or your favorite soft cookies

Friday, 22 December 2017

Activity 1: VE Day!

Summer learning journey
Activity 1: VE Day!
After six long years of fighting, World War II finally came to an end in 1945. The entire country was ecstatic and parties were thrown all over New Zealand to celebrate VE Day (Victory in Europe). Imagine that you were living in New Zealand in 1945 and you had to plan a VE day party at your house. Who would you invite? What would you do to celebrate?

On your blog, tell us all about your (imaginary) VE party. If it was me, I would invite all of my closest friends and family over to my house for a big barbecue. We would eat hamburgers and play basketball in the driveway. Some of us would probably walk to the local beach to play soccer on the beach and to go for a swim (if the weather was warm enough)!

i would invite my family and my best friends and i would invite them to my house then i would take them all to a restaurant so they can eat after that we would all go to the beach if the weather is good have a swim and play volly.

and thats what i would do if i would have to plan a VE day party

Bonus Activity: Special Meals

Back in the 1800s, most Māori ate a simple diet. They ate foods that they could catch in the water (eg. fish) or grow on the land (eg. kumara). They did not have access to a supermarket to buy food for their meals! Speaking of meals, what is your favourite meal? Mine is wood-fired pizza. Yum!

On your blog, post a picture of your favourite meal. Be sure to tell us what it is and why it is your favourite. You could also include the recipe if you have it so that we can all try it!


  • 1kg Quality Mark beef mince
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 large carrot, grated
  • 2 sticks celery, finely chopped
  • ½ cup tomato paste
  • 2 cups Campbell’s Real Stock - Beef
  • 1 cup red or white wine (or use stock)
  • 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 anchovies, very finely chopped (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cups spinach, chopped
  • 400g packet of lasagne sheets
  • Cheese Sauce

    • 100g butter
    • ½ cup flour
    • 3 ½ cups milk, warmed
    • 1 cup cheddar cheese, grated plus extra for topping
    • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

bonus Activity: Paying it Forward

bonus Activity: Paying it Forward

In the mid-1930s, things began to change for the better in New Zealand. More people were able to find work and receive a steady paycheck. They were still careful, however, with their money and rarely, if ever, bought treats or gifts for one another.

Imagine that you were able to travel back in time to visit a family in the 1930s. What special gifts or treats would you like to bring with you? I would likely bring blocks of Whittaker’s chocolate, bags of Jet Planes and Pineapple Lumps, healthy food snacks, clothing, and games for the children. What about you?

if i go travel back in time i would bring blocks of Whittaker’s , snacks , clothing , toys , phones , technology , bags of lollies and food but what i would really bring is money but i woulden't be able too because money in the past looked way different from what it looks like now in the future.

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Activity 2: Offering a Helping Hand

Activity 2: Offering a Helping Hand
During this period, people struggled to find work both here at home and overseas. It was a really tough time for people living in the Great Plains of the United States because they were hit with a huge drought that lasted for most of the decade. Many crops were damaged and farmers were not able to make enough money to feed their families.

Imagine that you were alive in the 1930s. What could you have done to help these families? On your blog, list three different ways that you could raise funds for families to help them buy food and clothing. Be as creative as you can with your fundraising ideas!

1. when you start to grow a bit older and you still have toys and some books you have for when you were little just sitting there in a bunch in your room and your not sure what to do with them you could sell it with some other stuff you don't use any more

2. When you do chores in the house you get pocket money so everytime that you get pocket money you can keep on saving it and saving it so when your parents or family need some money for food you can give it.

3.When you do chores in the house you get pocket money right so what you can do with the pocket money you go shopping and bye some flour , eggs , milk , cookies and muffins and you could funraise for homeless people.

Activity 2: The Rules of Engagement Summer learning journey

Activity 2: The Rules of Engagement
During the early years in New Zealand, men and women would often marry at a young age. Women were expected to have babies and remain in the home caring for their children. Few, if any, left home in search of work. Men, on the other hand, were expected to work outside of the home.

These days, we don’t have the same strict expectations about work. Girls and boys can choose their own path in life. In fact, I was lucky enough to go to university and to follow my dream of becoming a teacher!

What is your dream job? Draw a picture of yourself doing your dream job and post it on your blog. You could be a doctor, an actor or even a zookeeper! I have drawn myself taking a picture of a beautiful castle in Poland because I would love to become a travel blogger and photographer one day. doctor

Day 3: The Great Depression (The 1930s)

Day 3: The Great Depression (The 1930s)

Unfortunately, the wealth and success of the 1920s did not continue into the 1930s. Instead, the stock market in America crashed on Tuesday 29 October 1929. When this happened, people lost a lot of money and much of the world sunk into a deep, financial depression. The 1930s is often referred to as the ‘Great Depression.’

Activity 1: Dealing with Stress
In New Zealand, many people lost their jobs during this decade. Experts predict that as much as 30% of the population was unemployed. It was a very stressful time for families.

Sadly, many of us still experience stress in our lives to this day. When I feel stressed I try to go for a walk or pop into my local gym for a quick workout. Exercise makes me feel better. What about you?

On your blog, please tell us what you do when you want to relax or de-stress. Do you read a favourite book, watch a favourite television show or talk to someone special?  What are your tips for dealing with stress?

When i'm stress i watch movies and funny videos to keep me calm or i just play with a fidget spinner but most of the time when i'm trying to deal with my stress i just play with alot of slime.

my tips for dealing with stress i think when you are stress try and stay calm and think positive for example think of what you mostly love doing like playing outside, going to the park or playing with slime Just do what you love doing and that might help.

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Day 2: The Roaring 20’s (The 1920s)

Day 2: The Roaring 20’s (The 1920s)

Activity 1: Popular Culture – c
The 1920s saw a massive surge in the number of people going to the movies. Huge new cinemas were built in both Auckland (The Civic Theatre) and Dunedin (Empire De Luxe).  The most popular type of movies showing at local NZ cinemas were ‘silent’ films. Gold Rush is an example of an iconic silent film. It features a famous actor named Charlie Chaplin.

Watch the trailer for Gold Rush. On your blog, tell us what you think the movie is about. There are no words spoken movie so you will need to pay careful attention to what the actors are doing! Do you think you would enjoy watching a silent film? Why/Why not?

i wasn't able to watch the trailer of gold rush but i think it would of been a great trailer.
so since i wasn't able to watch the trailer i searched it up on google and here is what i found about the movie gold rush. it is a classic comedy about the little tramp (charlie caplin) who went north to join in the Klondike gold rushTrapped in a small cabin by a blizzard.

to be honest i think i woulden't enjoy a silent movie because people don't talk and i'm used to hearing people talk in movies and also because it would be kind of weird for me.

Activity 2: Art Deco
In the 1920s a new artistic movement emerged in New Zealand (and around the world). It was called ‘Art Deco.’ The picture to the right is a classic example of an ‘Art Deco’ piece. Take a close look at the painting. Do you like it?

On your blog, give the painting a rating out of 5 stars (1 star = terrible painting, 2 stars = pretty bad painting, 3 stars = okay painting, 4 stars = good painting and 5 stars = amazing painting). After you’ve rated the painting out of 5, tell us why you gave it that rating.

Right: Self Portrait By Tamara de Lempicka

5 out of 5 stars>
I gave this painting 5 stars rating because i think it is pretty good and i like how shes painted in a car. also because it has fine detail,it is really outstanding with the details , the lady look beautifull and everything thing in this painting is amazing. i think this painting is outstandng and beautifull.

Monday, 18 December 2017

boring night selfies

it is a very boring night so me and my younger siblings were taking selfies for christmas
                                         we were dressing up and wearing weird wigs                                                                                       

Week Two: A Period of Change (1870-1950) Bonus Activity: In Flanders Fields

Bonus Activity: In Flanders Fields

As the new century dawned, New Zealanders settled into a period of relative calm. The calm lasted for about 15 years but came to a sudden end in 1914 when World War I erupted in Europe. The war lasted for almost five years and claimed the lives of 18,000 New Zealanders.

It also claimed the lives of thousands of men and women from countries around the world. Every year, we remember these brave men and women on ANZAC Day (25 April). Many people go to a special Anzac Day ceremony where they read a special poem that was written for the fallen soldiers. The poem is called ‘In Flanders Fields’ by John McCrae.

Read the poem. On your blog, tell us what you think of the poem. Do you like it? How does it make you feel?

It makes me feel very lucky to live in a beautiful, safe country like New Zealand. It also makes me feel sad for those who died in the war and for their families. I think that we are very lucky that they went to war and fought for our freedom. What do you think?

i fell much better and much safer reading this poem plus a bit sad beacuse those people that died in the war and for their families. we are very greatfull and lucky that they went to war and fought for our freedom.

Week Two: A Period of Change (1870-1950) Activity 2: The Right to Vote

Week Two: A Period of Change (1870-1950)
2: The Right to Vote
At the turn of the century, New Zealand elected its first ever government. Richard John Seddon served as the leader of the Liberal Party from 1893-1906. Prior to 1893, only men were legally allowed to vote. This all changed in the late 1800s when a woman named Kate Sheppard lead a suffragist movement in New Zealand calling for a change in law. Her hard work finally paid off when the Electoral Act was passed into law on 19 September 1893, giving women the right to vote. New Zealand was the first country to give all women the right to vote. There were still countries in the world (e.g. Saudi Arabia) who, until recently, did not allow women to vote.

On your blog tell us what you think about the fact that women were not allowed to vote in Saudi Arabia until 2015. Is it fair? Why or why not?

its not fair that woman didn't get to vote in Saudi Arabia untill 2015 because
Women in Saudi Arabia constituted 13% of the country's native workforce as of 2015. ... Women were previously forbidden from voting in all elections or being elected to any political office, but in 2011 King Abdullah let women vote in the 2015 local elections, as well as to be appointed to the Consultative Assembly

Elections in Saudi Arabia have been historically rare. Municipal elections were held in 2005 and were planned for 2009. After two years' delay, they were held in 2011. In September 2011, King Abdullah granted women the right to vote and stand in the 2015 municipal elections.

Week Two: A Period of Change (1870-1950)

Week Two: A Period of Change (1870-1950)

Cool Kiwi Fact #2: The longest place name in the world can be found here in New Zealand. ‘Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu’ is the name of a hill that be found in the Hawke’s Bay region of New Zealand.

Day 1: The Early Years (Late 1800s – 1919)

Activity 1: St Joseph’s Cathedral
At the turn of the century, there was a great deal of construction happening in New Zealand. Many of the new British settlers wanted to build homes and community meeting places, such as churches. One of the largest buildings to be constructed during this period was St Joseph’s Cathedral in Dunedin.

St Joseph’s Cathedral is just one of hundreds of beautiful cathedrals around the world.

Use your search engine to find a picture of another famous cathedral. Post a picture of the cathedral on your blog. Underneath the picture tell us: the name of the cathedral, where the cathedral is located, when it was built, and how long it took to build.

Construction started1163
Notre-Dame de Paris, also known as Notre-Dame Cathedral or simply Notre-Dame, is a medieval Catholic cathedral on the Île de la Cité in the fourth arrondissement of Paris, France.

Sunday, 17 December 2017

Happy new years

happy new years to everyone hope u all have an great newyears and a lovely year in 2018.

from :hilary :)

Saturday, 16 December 2017

What song is the lyrics from

this is a presentation i made that is kind of like a game
you have to try and guess witch lyric is for the right song

Hope U ENJOY!!!

Week One: In the Beginning (1800-1870)

Week One: In the Beginning (1800-1870)
Activity 1
Summer learning journey

Cool Kiwi Fact #1: Did you know that the Māori name for New Zealand is Aotearoa?
Loosely translated this means ‘land of the long white cloud.’
The first settlers
Day 1: Arriving in New Zealand…

It is widely believed that the first people to arrive in New Zealand came
from Polynesia. Most historians believe that they landed in New Zealand over 700 years ago.
Although they were originally from many different countries, these settlers learned to live
together and, eventually, formed their own distinct culture known as ‘Māori.’  
Māori have their own language, traditions, and culture.

Follow this link to read a short story about a famous man in Māori mythology – Maui.
On your blog, post three facts that you learned about this interesting man.
What other stories have you heard about Maui?

Facts about maui

1.Maui and the sun

2.Maui and the giant fish




3.Facts About The Interesting Man - Maui

1.Maui is a brave man to help his people and families.He had lots

of task that he want to do first he did The sun to slow it down then

the Big Fish

2.Māui is credited with catching a giant fish using a fishhook
taken from his grandmother's jawbone

3.Māui takes the jaw-bone of his ancestress
Muri-ranga-whenua and uses it as a weapon in his first expedition.
This is to snare the Sun and make it go slower because the days were
too short for people to get their work done. With the help of his brothers,
Māui nooses the Sun and beats him severely with the jaw-bone club until
the Sun promises to go slower in future

Waka ama

Activity 2: Setting Sail.
The first settlers to come to New Zealand must have been really brave!
They had to leave their original homes and sail thousands of miles across the
ocean on a special boat called a ‘waka’ to reach New Zealand.

Imagine that you were on board one of the wakas. On your blog,
write a short letter to a friend telling them about your voyage to New Zealand.
In the letter be sure to tell them how you feel about moving to a new country.
If it was me, I would have felt really nervous…

Bonus Activity: Waka Ama
To this day, the people of New Zealand still use waka.

I would like to waka ama race and plus it really looks fun but i would also be a bit scared.
One day i would give it a try