Saturday, 31 December 2016

Day 10: School Days

Day 10 - Week 2

After meeting with the local family yesterday you are inspired to learn more about how people live in different countries. You and your family decide to go out and visit a local market. When you’re there you meet a student who tells you all about what it’s like to go to school in their country. The student also gives you a page from their diary that shows you what a typical school day is like for them.
Here is an example of a school diary for a student from Germany.
Day 1
Day 2
8:00 - 8:45 a.m.
8:45 – 9:30 a.m.
9:30 - 9:40 a.m.
9:40 -10:25 a.m.
10:25-11:10 a.m.
11:10-11:30 p.m.
11:30 – 12:15 p.m.
Physical Education
12:15- 1:00 p.m.

Activity 1
Think about your school and what you typically do in a day. Compare it with the diary from the German student. What is similar? What is different? In your blog, tell us:
  1. Whether you would rather go to school in New Zealand or in Germany
  2. Why you feel that way
1. I would rather go to school in New Zealand.
2. I feel like going to a school in New Zealand because I would be closer to my family and friends and I would not be able to understand and speak the German language.

Activity 2
Think about your favourite subject at school. In your blog tell us:
  1. The name of your favourite subject
  2. Why it is your favourite subject
1. My favourite subject is Mathletics.
2. The subject Mathletics is my favourite subject because I always like to learn the different connections between all the different types of Maths.

Friday, 30 December 2016

Day 9: Meet my Family

Day 9 - Week 2

Today you are going to visit a local family. The size and the composition of families vary a great deal from country to country. In places like Japan, Canada, Australia, South Africa, the United Kingdom and Germany, families are typically quite small. Most parents have 1 to 2 children and once children grow up and get married they usually live separately from their parents. This is not the case in the United Arab Emirates, Mexico, Malaysia or in Chile. In these countries, the families are often larger and members of the extended family live together for most of their lives. Scroll down to ‘meet’ a typical family from Canada.
Canadian Family
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This is my family - the Williamsons. We’re a pretty typical Canadian family. When I was younger we lived in a small town (Almonte) in the province of Ontario, Canada. Approximately 5000 people live in Almonte. It is located 30 kilometres from Ottawa, the capital city of Canada.
My family is currently made up of five people. My dad, Ron, is on the left-hand side of the picture. He is married to my mom, Leslie (she’s the one in the blue dress). My parents have been married for 35 years! Together they had two children, Leigh (the one in the wedding dress) and me, Rachel. I’m the one in the black dress. In this picture my sister, Leigh, has just gotten married to her fiancée, Andrew (he’s the one in the grey suit!). This picture was taken in July 2012.
Activity 1
Now that you have met my family it is time to think about your own family. On your blog tell us about your family. How many people are in your family? Do you have any brothers or sisters? What are their names?
In my family it is quite a small family because it is just my mum Katea, my dad Taniela and myself Mikaela. I have no sisters or brothers except for my half sister and half twin brothers who are younger than me that live in Wellington. About my family we live with my grandma ( my mums mum ), Afu and my cousin Lily.
Activity 2
Some families are very large and some are very small. Some of the smallest families are found in China where parents are allowed, by law, to have only one child. This is quite different from countries like America (U.S.A.) where some families have as many as 19 or 20 children. It is rare but it does happen!
In America, there is actually a family with 19 children who have their own television show called ’19 Kids and Counting.’ All 19 children have the same two parents (Jim Bob and Michelle) and every single one of the children has a name starting with the letter ‘J.’ The oldest children is a boy named Josh and the youngest is a girl named Josie. Amazing!
If you’d like to see a small clip from the show, follow this link: 19 Kids and Counting
Imagine that you were one of the Duggar children and you had 18 brothers and sisters. What do you think it would be like to have so many sisters and brothers living with you in one house? On your blog please tell us what you would like and what you wouldn’t like about living in such a large family.
What I would like about living is such a large family:
I would like having company around and it would be different for me because I have never lived with siblings. I also would like having an older sister and brother or being an older sister.
What I wouldn't like about living in such a large family:
I wouldn't like having to listen to babies crying and toddlers having a tantrum moments.
Bonus Activity
Choose a family member and conduct a short interview. In the interview ask them five questions about themselves:
  1. What is your name?
  2. Where were you born?
  3. How many siblings do you have?
  4. What is your favourite thing about living in New Zealand?
  5. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? Why?
Post the answers on your blog.   
I have chosen my cousin to interview and these were her answers:
  1. What is your name? - "Lily".
  2. Where were you born? - "I was born in the Auckland hospital".
  3. How many siblings do you have? - "I have two brothers".
  4. What is your favourite thing about living in New Zealand? - "Spending time with my family".
  5. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? Why? - "I would go to Tonga because I wanna see how the animals are".

Day 8: Sunshine and Swimming Togs

Day 8 - Week 2

Good morning! It is Day #8 of your journey and, according to the local weather station, today is going to be cloudy and wet. Back home in New Zealand it is sunny and 28 degrees Celsius today.  It is a perfect summer day! Think about what you like to do in the summer time and complete one or more of these activities.
Activity 1
What are your favourite things to do in the summer time? For this activity you have two different options: (1) You can take a picture of yourself doing one of your favourite summer time activities and upload it to your blog along with a description of what you’re doing or (2) you can write a paragraph that tells us about what you love doing in the summer on your blog. It is completely up to you!
In the Summer time what I like to do is going to the beach with my whole family and usually having a family barbecue at the Okahu Bay park. I also like to just stay at home and have a big water balloon war with my cousins. Usually when I stay home on a hot sunny day my mum takes my cousin and I to Macdonalds to have Frozen cokes. But the best thing for me to do during the summer is listening to my music while hanging out with my cousins.

Activity 2
Ask someone in your family or one of your friends what their favourite five things are to do in the summer time. On your blog, write the title ‘Summer Activities’ and, below the title, tell us about the five things that they love to do.
Activity 2
Ask someone in your family or one of your friends what their favourite five things are to do in the summer time. On your blog, write the title ‘Summer Activities’ and, below the title, tell us about the five things that they love to do.
Activity 2
Ask someone in your family or one of your friends what their favourite five things are to do in the summer time. On your blog, write the title ‘Summer Activities’ and, below the title, tell us about the five things that they love to do.
Summer Activities
5 things my cousin Helen loves to do:
1. One of the things she loves to do is having a water fight with her family using water guns to shoot them.
2. Another thing she loves to do during summer is to hang out with her dad at home.
3. She also loves to read under the shining sun quietly.
4. She loves to draw animals on her sketch book alone.
5. One last thing she loves to do is going for a walk to the park with her cousins.

Day 7: It's Time for Breakfast

Day 7 - Week 2

You made it safely to your hotel and feel fast asleep. You’ve now woken up and are ready to start your day. Before you start, however, you need to eat some breakfast. Imagine that you and your whanau have walked out of the hotel and into a restaurant across the street. At the restaurant you are offered a traditional breakfast meal. Scroll through the examples below to see a picture of what is commonly eaten in your country for breakfast.
Canada – Pancakes with maple syrup
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Mexico – Chilequilas
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Chile – Sweet tea and buttered toast
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England – Full English Fry-Up
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Germany – Brotchen (bread), cheese and salami platter
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United Arab Emirates – Chebab (Wrap)
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South Africa – Cup of tea and a rusk (hard bread)
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Japan – White rice, fish, meso soup and natto (fermented beans)
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Malaysia – Nasi Lemak (rice, vegetables and meat)
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Australia – Vegemite on toast
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Activity 1
Compare the picture of common breakfast foods in the country you’ve chosen with what you typically eat for breakfast here in New Zealand. I usually have a bowl of sultana bran cereal with trim milk and a cup of tea. What about you? On your blog, please tell us:
  1. What you eat for breakfast
  2. What people in your chosen country eat for breakfast
  3. Which of the two breakfast options (your breakfast or the breakfast in the other country) you prefer. Why do you prefer it?

1. For breakfast I usually have a cup of hot chocolate with breakfast crackers.
2. The people in my chosen country ( Canada ) eat Pancakes with maple syrup.
3. Out of the two breakfast opinions I would actually prefer Pancakes with maple syrup. I would prefer this because it would be nice to start the day with warm pancakes and sweet syrup poured on top.

Activity 2
Some of the most famous foods to come out of New Zealand include kiwifruit, lamb, whitebait, oysters, tuatua (shellfish), kumara, bacon and egg pie, hokey pokey ice cream, lolly cake, anzac biscuits and pavlova. Take a picture of you (or someone you know!) eating one of these famous ‘kiwi’ foods. Post the picture to your blog. Underneath the picture tell us what they are eating.

This is a picture of my aunty and she is eating lamb and potatoes.

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Day 6: Hola: Week 2 - Culture, Costumes and Climate

Day 6 - Week 2

This week you will be introduced to life in a new country. You will learn about the language, weather, family structure and school system in that country. You will then be invited to create and share your blogs with people currently living in each of these countries! To get started, take a look at the activities for Day 6 – Hola!

Kia ora! G’day! Selamat! Guten Morgen! Hola! Welcome to the beautiful country of your choice. Before you leave the airport and go to your hotel, you will want to learn how to say hello in the language of your country. Look at the table below to learn basic words and phrases that you may need when you are travelling around the country.
Canada, United Kingdom, Australia
Chile, Mexico
United Arab Emirates
South Africa
Thank You
Terima kasih
Do you speak English?
¿Habla usted Inglés?
Sprechen sie Englisch?
Adakah anda bercakap Bahasa Inggeris?
Eigo o hanasemasu ka?
Hal tatahaddath alanjlyzy?
Praat jy Engels?

Activity 1

Once you have read these phrases you will be ready to leave the airport and head to your hotel. Take a moment and imagine how you might feel if you were standing in the airport in a foreign country and you had to figure out how to communicate with people in a brand new language. Would you be scared? Would you feel confident? Write a short poem that describes how you might be feeling (i.e. excited, happy, scared, nervous, etc).
T : tense
R: really scared
A: anxious
V: very adventurous
E: expectant
L: loyal
Activity 2
Take a selfie that captures how you might be feeling. I think that I would most likely be feeling scared.

I think I would feel worried.

Bonus Activity
Translate the following five basic travel phrases into Spanish, German, Malaysian, Japanese, Arabic or Afrikaans. Use the Google Translate website to do the translations.
Type the English phrase into the box on the left. Choose the language that you want it translated into on the right and then click the blue ‘Translate’ button. It will translate the English word or phrase into another language. Pretty cool ‘eh?!
I decided to translate all the phrases into each language because I wanted to see the translations and if I could try and say them myself.
Good morning = Buenos dias
Good bye = Adiós
How much does this cost? = Cuánto cuesta este
When is the next bus? = Cuándo pasa el próximo autobús
Where is the nearest hospital? = Dónde está el hospital más cercano
Good morning = Guten Morgen
Good bye = Auf Wiedersehen
How much does this cost? = Wie viel kostet das?
When is the next bus? = Wann fährt der nächste Bus?
Where is the nearest hospital? = Wo ist das nächste Krankenhaus
Good morning = Selamat Pagi
Good bye = Selamat tinggal
How much does this cost? = Berapa harga ini?
When is the next bus? = Bilakah bas seterusnya
Where is the nearest hospital? = Mana hospital yang terdekat?
Good morning = おはようございます
Good bye = さようなら
How much does this cost? = この費用はいくらですか?
When is the next bus? = 次のバスはいつですか?
Where is the nearest hospital? = 一番近い病院はどこですか?
Good morning = صباح الخير
Good bye = وداعا
How much does this cost? = كم سعر هذا؟
When is the next bus? = متى ستأتي الحافلة القادمة ؟
Where is the nearest hospital? = أين يقع أقرب مستشفى؟
Good morning = Goeie more
Good bye = totsiens
How much does this cost? = Hoeveel kos dit?
When is the next bus? = Wanneer is die volgende bus ?
Where is the nearest hospital? = Waar is die naaste hospitaal