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 posted a picture of myself posing as a famous Pentathlon (Sorry for the lighting).
Friday, 29 July 2016
Today I got 31/40 I have gotten a higher score then Wednesday.
I have to work on my division, fractions and percentages and sqrs,roots and factors.
I got 27 on Wednesday. I have gotten a lower score in my Basic facts practise. I need to work in my division, fractions and percentages and sqrs, roots and factors.
Tuesday, 26 July 2016
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:
- The name of the sport
- The aim of the sport
- Two rules for the sport
The sport I have chosen is pankration. The aim of the game is if one person is knocked out or accepted defeat then the other opponent wins. Two rules of this game is that you can't bite the other opponent, and you can't poke them in the eye.
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?
Sky City ( Sky Tower ) - New Zealand Auckland City - Has stood tall as an icon and famous for being the tallest building in New Zealand Auckland with breathtaking views.
Auckland Domain - central suburb of Grafton - It is the city’s oldest park.There are formal gardens,duck ponds,large green open space edged by mature old trees,and bush walks.
Auckland Harbour Bridge - It is the second-longest road bridge in New Zealand and the longest in the North Island - It offers a bungy jump from the bridge and also a bridge climb with a beautiful views of the city and the harbour.
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!
Vinicius & Tom summary Vinicius & Tom Video Episode #2
Tom and Vinicius try and find a place to live in the desert. They build a treehouse on top of a swamp using skills from the olympics.
Example: running and Pentathlon.
Sunday, 24 July 2016
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.
Fact 1 : He carried a calf every day for four years until it was a full sized ox to get strong and fit.
Fact 2 : Nobody knows when Milo died.
Fact 3 : He was attacked by a pack of wolves with one hand free and one hand stuck in a between a tree.
Saturday, 23 July 2016
DAY 1: Once Upon a Time in Olympia…
Fun Fact: The first ever Olympic Games were held in Olympia, Greece in 776 BC.
Our Olympic Journey starts thousands of years ago in a place called Olympia. Olympia was an ancient city in the country of Greece.
The ancient city of Olympia was the site of the first ever Olympic Games. They were held in 776 BC. During these games, men from Greece were invited to participate in one or more of the following events – running, jumping, discus throwing, wrestling, boxing, pankration, horse and chariot races, and the pentathlon. The ancient Olympic Games came to an end in 393 AD, approximately 1000 years after they had first started.
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.
For the first activity I chose pentathlon, because we play similar games like this in samoa.