Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Day #5: One Step at a Time…

Day #5: One Step at a Time…
After a long day at the beach, it is now time to move away from the water and drive inland, through the middle of the south island. You are going to start in Nelson and drive south before crossing a huge mountain range called the ‘Southern Alps.’ The scenery is going to be amazing!
Activity 1: After a few hours in the car, you, your group and Curious Kiwi arrive at your first stop – The Lewis Pass Scenic Reserve. It is a beautiful, regional park located at the base of the Southern Alps. You and your group get out of the van and follow Curious Kiwi. He is going to lead you on a short walk through the park. As you start walking, you notice a really cool looking tree on the side of the trail and you stop to take a closer look. When you turn back, the group (and Curious Kiwi) is nowhere to be found. Eek! You are all alone in the middle of a strange forest.
My stomach starts churning like a washing machine. I could feel goosebumps running down the back of my neck when I turn around as see that the group and Curious Kiwi has disappeared. Trudging through the mud and yelling for them. I think to myself, "This is hopeless, I am never going to find them. They are probably long gone by now." Cautiously walking through the Southern Alps. Branches hit me in the face while I try and not slip from the mud. I think to myself again, "Will I ever find them?!"
For this activity write a short story (8-10 sentences) about what might happen next. Please be sure to include lots of details about what you might be feeling, seeing and doing after you realise that you are all alone in the forest...

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Activity 2: After the adventure at The Lewis Pass Scenic Reserve, you are pretty happy to get back into the shuttle van and continue with your road trip. Over the next few hours you travel up and over the Southern Alps, arriving in the city of Christchurch to eat lunch. You have a delicious meal at a café downtown and then hop back into the van to travel to Twizel, a small town at the base of Aoraki-Mt Cook. Mt Cook is the largest mountain in New Zealand. It is also the mountain where Sir Edmund Hillary trained for his climb up Mt Everest the tallest mountain in the world. Sir Edmund Hillary is very famous because he was the first person to ever reach the top of Mt Everest!

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Now it is your turn to learn about a famous New Zealander. Use Google to research one famous person from New Zealand and then create a DLO and post it on your blog. Be sure to include: 1. The name of the famous person, 2. Where they were born, 3. Why they are famous, and 4. Two other interesting facts about them.


  1. Kia ora Annalisa,

    I love the story that you created about your experience in the Lewis Pass Scenic Reserve. I found myself leaning forward as I was reading it to see what happened next and was concerned when I got to the end and realised that you still hadn't found your group yet. Oh, no!! What are you going to do next?

    I'd love to know what you think happens next. Do you have time to hop back online and tell us more of the story? I hope so!!

    Bye for now,

    Rachel :)

  2. talofa lava Annalisa
    my name is kate and i go to papakura central school
    you reccently went on my blog and commennted on my maths
    thanks for that :-)
    i really like your edmund hillary work
    your right he is on our five dollar note
    have a great 2017 by for now!!!