Thursday, 28 July 2016

Prayer 2016

Defining Prayer:

What is prayer?
Prayer to me is a short message we say to God, either to tell him to forgive us or help us with anything we feel difficult with. Prayer can be a daily routine, we can pray before we eat, before we go to sleep and in ordinary times.

How do you pray?
We can pray in different languages, we can pray individually or we can pray with a group of other people.

When do you pray?
There is no time period which is expected for you to pray, in our class we pray everyday after our morning tea break.

Where do you pray?
You can pray anywhere really, the church isn’t a particular place where you have to pray. You can pray outside under the trees in a quiet place, in your bedroom or anywhere.

What is the most common form of prayer you do?
The most common form of prayer for me is by reading the bible (Lectio Divina). I frequently read the bible in class and I respect God’s word.

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Activity 3- Day 7 Weekly Activities...(Holiday Blogging)

Learn: Bonus- This year two new sports are being added to the Paralympic Games. They are canoeing and triathlon. In the triathlon the athletes must swim 750 metres, cycle for 20 kilometres, and then run for 5 kilometres. Paralympic athletes may also compete in other sports including archery, boccia, football, judo, powerlifting, rowing, sailing, swimming, sitting volleyball, track cycling, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair fencing, wheelchair rugby, and wheelchair tennis. To learn more about all of the Paralympic sports, please visit the 2016 Paralympic Games website.

Imagine that you are on the Paralympic Committee and you have been asked to create one new sport to add to the competition for this year. Use your awesome imagination to design a brand new Paralympic sport. Please remember that some of the athletes will not be able to walk or run and others may be blind or deaf. On your blog, please write:

  1. The name of your sport,
  2. A brief description of how you play the sport, and
  3. Three rules for the sport

Brief Description:

Badminton is a very similar sport to tennis and squash. There can be either 1 person by themselves or 2 people in a doubles team playing against the same number of people. The aim of Badminton is to hit the shuttlecock (the object you hit) over the net and try and make the shuttlecock land on the ground of your opponents side. Therefor you will be given points if you do exactly that.


Image result for badminton1. When the shuttlecock has landed on your side of the net you can't hit it multiple times before hitting it over the net.
Image result for badminton2. When you have received a serve and your partner hit's it at its still on your side of the net you are not allowed to hit it only your partner can regain their own hit.
3. The first to win 3 games/sets of 15 points is the winner of the match. This only applies for men's singles and doubles.

Activity 2- Day 7 Weekly Activities...(Holiday Blogging)

It is very expensive for each of the Paralympic athletes to fly from New Zealand to Rio de Janeiro to compete.  Most athletes have to fundraise in order to make the money that they need to go on the big trip. Recently, Harvey Norman announced that they will be helping to raise funds for the New Zealand Paralympic team. What could you do to help raise funds to support our amazing Paralympic athletes? On your blog, list 2 different ways in which you, your family or friends could raise money to support the athletes. C:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\Paralympic logo Nz.jpg

Image result for garage sale1. My family would have a garage sale to raise funds. A Garage sale would be a perfect option because my family have a lot of old valuable stuff that could be sold and money could have been given to the Paralympic team. 

Image result for ipad 22. I would sell one of my Ipads (because I have 2) to raise funds. My Ipad could be worth about 150-250 dollars. This money would be a small token and gift from me to the New Zealand Paralympic team.

Activity 1- Day 7 Weekly Activities...(Holiday Blogging)

Learn: At the moment the most famous para-cycling team in New Zealand is comprised of two female athletes – Emma Foy and Laura Thompson. Emma is blind but Laura is not. Together they work as an amazing team. Imagine that you were asked to compete in a tandem cycling event and you had to choose one person to compete with. Who would it be? On your blog, tell us who you would compete with and why. If it was me, I would choose my son, Aronui because he’s pretty fast and very funny. He would make me laugh as we biked along and would be very supportive and encouraging! I know that I could trust him to be a good teammate. Who would you choose?

My Decision:

Image result for nz cyclists paralympicImage result for microfiber clothing cyclingI would chose my Dad because he has very strong legs and his very strong legs will help us go faster and faster with the help of myself as well. The Bikes you ride in the Paralympics and Olympics are really light. If we were to compete we would wear a lot of microfiber clothing which would make us feel light and it would be easier to pedal.