Monday, 13 November 2017

Save our Birds Poster

In reading this week we have been reading a book called The Parapara Detectives. It is about a tree that is killing our native birds. I have created a poster about Saving our Birds. 

Friday, 3 November 2017

DigiTech - Design Ideas and Feedback

Design Ideas
The following link, Design Ideas, includes my design ideas for Sprite Ideas, Backdrop ideas, and Story Ideas for My Animated Digital Story relating to the NZ Election.

For my Design Ideas I collected images, sprites, and ideas in order to develop my Design Ideas. I screenshotted and explained each photo and tryed my best to relate each one to the Topic 'NZ Elections'

Design Ideas Feedback
The following link, Design Ideas Feedback, includes my survey and survey responses, that I sent out to people to get feedback.

For Design Ideas Feedback, I created a Survey including what sprite, backdrop and idea they would reccemond and what they suggest. I then sent my survey to everyone and see what there feedback was. 

Friday, 27 October 2017

Digi Tech - Animated Story Presentation

This week for technology we learnt and created a animated digital story with the help of our teacher Miss Anderson. This Abby and Devin Animated story includes instructions and screenshots about how to create an Animated story in scratch. This presentaion will help me create more using these very important tips and instructions.

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

What is Halloween?

What is Halloween?

Halloween is a very festive and popular holiday, that is celebrated every year on October 31st. Halloween was originally called All Saints eve, All hallows, Samhain and soon shortened into halloween.

All saints day was made to remember those who have died. People believed that on the night of October 31st, the ghost of the dead would return to earth. In the eighth century many people ate soul cakes and carved pumpkins. They also disguised themselves by wearing costumes, so that they can fit in with the dead.

Back in the day it was more of trick than treat. For example kids or teenagers egg and trash people's houses. Now, halloween is more friendly, kidlike and more of a commercial holiday. Which means it's more about buying and spending loads of money. America especially tends to spend more than 6 billion dollars a year just on this holiday.

Halloween now is celebrated in many different ways. People watch scary movies, go trick or treating, decorate and do an activity called apple bobbing. In different countries people celebrate halloween differently.

Most mexican families create an altar for their loved ones and decorate it with their favourite things. (the loved one's favourite food, thing etc). On November 2nd is when they come together, wear disguises and paint faces quite similar to a skull. They call this The day of the dead. This is also how Asians celebrate it as well.

In the end, it is important to understand why halloween is celebrated and the importance of this holiday. Happy Halloween!

What is Christmas?

Christmas is celebrated on the 25th of December every year. Everyone honours and loves this holiday because this was the day Jesus was born.

Many New Zealanders celebrate this holiday by decorating the inside and out of their houses to prepare for the special day. A lot of people also put big christmas trees and decorate them as well.

Around of the christmas tree goes the christmas presents. Now, the christmas presents are only to opened on christmas morning. Opening it before wouldn’t be as special.

Before the special day we have something called Christmas Eve. Christmas Eve has many of its own customs and traditions, for example people have something called ‘Midnight Mass’. Midnight Mass is a Christmas Eve  tradition in the Roman Catholic Church.

Many people have the tradition in which they open one gift on Christmas Eve and it would be their Christmas pajamas, so when they wake up on Christmas morning they'll be wearing their Christmas pajamas, while others wait until Christmas Morning to unwrap all the gifts, including what Santa Claus has brought them. Lastly people sing christmas carols such as:

  • We wish you a merry christmas
  • Twas the night before christmas
  • Silent Night
  • The 12 Days of Christmas
  • Ave Maria
  • Joy to world
  • Jingle Bells

And many many more. Everyone in New Zealand love and enjoys celebrating the birth of Jesus. They love giving to one another and sharing there love that they have for each other.