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Friday, 19 October 2018

Niue Language Week


This week is Niue language week. This meant that at our school we were to speak Niue in assembly. Today we were to create google slides based on information about Niue. Today myself and Marieta created a google presentation based on information and facts about Niue. In our google slides we contained information about the Niue colours, animals, fruit, phrases, numbers, and their national anthem. At the end of our google slides we decided to create a screencastify to show you how to pronounce each word. 

Basic Facts Boxes


This week for maths we completed a maths challenge that was set by Mr Wong. Last week we completed the addition up to 100, but this week I completed the subtraction up to 100. I managed to get everything correct. 


Kiwi Can

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Today for Kiwi Can was our first session of Term 4. Our teachers were Ms Paige, Mr Latu, and Mr Matt. The point of going to Kiwi Can is to learn about key values that will help us develop new skills in learning. Not only do we show these key values at school, but we show it everywhere we go. Our new theme for this term is called respect. Respect means showing appreciation to both your teachers and leaders. This means that we need to treat our teachers and leaders the way we want to be treated. I will use respect whenever someone's talking to me. I will also use it wherever I go. For one of our activities we played a debate. A debate is when a group of people argues over a topical issue. The debates that we were given to argue over were about having school rules or no school rules, and being able to bring fizzy drinks to school or not being able to bring fizzy drinks to school. The point of this game was to stand up for our own rights and speak up. I think that we should have school rules at school, because it shows other schools that we can follow the rules that we are given to follow.

Tinkercad Design


Today for tech was our first session of term 4. Today our tech teacher was Ms Ferguson. Before going on Tinkercad we were to plan our design on a piece of paper. The designs that we chose were either from thingiverse or drive.  At the moment I am not finished, but I have imported my character so far.   On tinkercad we also used different types of shapes, files, and holes.


Thursday, 18 October 2018

That was Winter Illustration


This week for writing we have been learning about language devices in poetic writing. Before drawing our illustration we were to read a poem about summer and highlight the interesting vocabulary and the verbs. After doing that we were to create a poem about winter or spring. My poem was based on winter. Everybody's poem was to include the 5 senses. At the end of this we were to illustrate one of our stanzas. I decided to illustrate my last stanza. It was did you remember that time when the wind blew past your face and you made a cringey look. 


New Zealand Shakeout


Today myself, Marieta, and Chavda collaborated together to find out information about the New Zealand Shakeout day. We worked together and we were able to  find facts about the New Zealand Earthquake, information about the NZ National Shakeout Day, facts about the Hawkes Bay earthquake, the 5 w's and 1 h, information about the shakeout day, and a image of how to prepare when a earthquake happens. Today our school participated in the Shakeout day drill. This was a great thing, because not only did we learn how to drop, cover, and hold, but we were able to know when to get prepared. Remember to always be prepared when an earthquake happens. Always remember Drop, Cover, and Hold. 


Friday, 28 September 2018

Tinkercad


Today for Graphics we used Tinkercad to create our own characters. We were to choose one of the teachers or students in our class to create. I decided to create Ms Ferguson ( Tech teacher). Today I only had time to draw Ms Ferguson's legs, shoes, pants, head, and her shirt. To create these characters we were to use workplace, holes, and grouping. 

Thursday, 27 September 2018

Netball Interschools

Today some of the yr 4's-8's teams went down to Auckland Netball Centre. It was a netball interschool where students from other schools come together and play with different schools. Everyone was hoping for q great weather, but suddenly it kept on raining. Even though the weather forecast wasn't great everyone managed to play. There were to year 7 and 8 teams and I was in one of them. I was in the Panmure Bridge School purple team. We had 7 games in total. We played against Tamaki Primary twice, Glenbrae, Sylvia Park, Rupotaka, and Panmrue Bridge Green. We had a draw, win, and the rest were loses. In my team I had Avalon, Fui, Tiava, Mataio, Kanye, and San Kyaw. Thank you to Ms McLean, Mr Shaun, Mr Ogilvie, and Maxine for coming out and supervising our netball teams.

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Maths Problem


This week for maths we have been learning how to solve different types of maths problems. Today we were to complete Mr Wong's maths challenge before moving on to this task. To complete this task we were to answer a word problem that was based pizza. The operations that were used in this task were fractions, divide by, and times. To make it better myself, Chavda, and Fui created a google slide to present our thinking and strategy on. 

Current Events National Events





This week for reading we have been working on Current Events. A current event is a type of task where you read an article and you start answering the 5 w's, 1 h. We were to go on either of the sites which were Kiwi Kid News, RNZ News, and NZ Herald. I decided to use Kiwi Kid News to create a current event based on Auckland counts homeless for the first time. We were to create 2 current events based on a National event that happened in Auckland and a international event that happened around the world. My other current event was based on Koala's maybe extinct by 2050. This current event was based on international news. 

Friday, 21 September 2018

Design Models


Today for Tech we created design models by using Plasticine. Today we were to create 3 different design models. We were to create design models to support our phones. Today I created a Micky Mouse bow, a sad face, and a speaker. My favourite design that I created today was the Micky Mouse bow. This design holds my phone by making sure that my phone won't fall forwards. I think that I should improve myself, by measuring it precisely, so that all of my sides can be the same size. 


Thursday, 20 September 2018

Bridge Testing



This term for inquiry we have been learning about structures. Throughout the previous weeks we have been completing different types of tasks based on tunnels, towers, and bridges. Last week myself, Sky, Magenta, and Marieta created a suspension bridge using spaghetti, strings, and tape. Before creating our bridges we were to plan our ideas on a piece of paper and then get it checked by Ms Kirkpatrick. We measured it in millimetres. After that we were to grab the equipment that we needed. My group started off by making the components. Today everyone's group was to test their bridges by using bricks. Our bridge looked great, but unfortunately it fell down just from 1 brick. We needed to make the sides more stable. The span of it was 28 cm. The results of our bridge didn't go well, but we were happy that we made a bridge out of spaghetti. 




Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Subtraction - Basic Facts



This week for maths we completed a maths challenge that was set by Mr Wong. First he shared it to us and we started completing it. Last week we completed the addition up to 100, but this week we completed the subtraction up to 100. I managed to get everything correct. There was some times when I got it incorrect, but I still managed to use a strategy that helped me a lot. 

Explanation - Why Do People Build Bridges?





This term we have been writing different types of explanations based on different topic. Throughout the 2 previous weeks we have been writing a explanation about why people build bridges. In a explanation we need a introduction, 3 paragraphs, and a conclusion. In my explanation I included information about transportation, how we use bridges today, and drowning. I've also used one of the interesting hooks in my introduction. The hook that I've decided to use it the list. It was easy to copy and paste our introduction into our conclusion, but change some information.

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Duffy Assembly





Today Panmure Bridge School had a Duffy Assembly. It was amazing to have Michel Mulipola at our school to present information about his comic books. Michel Mulipola is a author who writes and illustrates comic books. One of the books that he created was called Frog, which is a school journal book. All of the learning that he presented to us was amazing, but not only was he a author of comic books, but he was a Semi -professional gamer, and a Wrestler. This meant that, since he was a Semi - professional gamer he was lucky enough to play video games and get payed at the same time. All of the illustrations that he showed me was amazing. His favourite cartoon character is Green Lantern. He also made a book called Headlocked and Breathless. He also showed us images of him and some famous WWE fighters. The image that hooked me in was the one of the different types of spider mans.

Book Review Activity




For the pass few weeks Mrs Anderson reading groups has been working on book review activities. This meant that we were to read a chapter book and create a review on it. The reviews that we were to create based on our chapter books were the theme, author, setting, character, and overall review. I decided to read a book called Auggie and Me. For the pass few weeks I worked on my own to complete these review activities based on the chapter book that I was reading. To make it look better I decided to add graphics in it. I also included information about my book. Today we were to present our reading DLO's to our read group. Everybody showed respected and presented with confidence. I would recommend this book to people who has already read wonder, because they will have more experience about what this book is going to be about. I would also like to recommend this book to people who love reading books with a lot of drama in it, because in all of the three wonder stories that I've read there is arguing and complaining going on between different people.

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Vector Wero Park


 

Today 29 students were lucky enough to visit the Vector Wero Park. Vector Wero Park is a water park where people go rafting in different boats. It was very exciting, because this trip was something new to some of us. Before going into the water we watched a video about The Legend of Maui and the safety instructions about this water park. This water park is located in Manukau. Before getting into the water we were to wear our togs, provided swimming suits, shoes, and helmets. We also grabbed a paddle. To understand what was going on Joe ( instructor) retold the order of what was going to happen in the water. After this happened we were to get into groups of 6 or 5. In my group was Savelina, Joel, Nyjah, and Viva. Our instructor in our boat was Joe. First we went over to another instructor who taught us how to river walk with a partner or with a group. It was great, because we got to work together as a group to walk to the other side of the stairs. Next we were to get into our boats with our instructor and start paddling frontwards or backwards. It was great, because myself and Viva were the captains for our boat. My team supported each other during this event. My favourite thing about today's trip was when we got to playe different activities. At the end there was a activity that was optional for everyone. In this activity we were to jump into the water and start floating on our backs to the other side of the stairs. When we started floating the water went deeper and deeper, but I managed to get there. People who needed help were to grab onto the rope.

A huge thank you to the Vector Wero Park instructors. I would also like to thank Emmy and Marieta's brother who volunteered to help as a caregiver.

HIIT



Today for HIIT was our last session of this term. We did HIIT twice a week this term. We did HIIT for 15 weeks too. My fitness changed by keeping in time with the leaders at the front. Last term I wasn't keeping up with the leaders, but this term I tried my best to keep up with the leaders at the front. It was great to see everyone getting pau te hau throughout all of our HIIT sessions. The exercises that we did today were tap steps, push ups, start jumps, and sit ups. My favourite exercise was the sit ups, because I liked it how me and Chavda were connecting our legs together and high fiving each other. A huge thank you to the leaders who were leading the exercises throughout all the HIIT sessions.

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Addition up to 100


This week for maths we completed a maths challenge that was set by Mr Wong. First he shared it to us and we started doing it. Today I practised my addition up to 100. To work these addition problems out I used different strategies to work out different numbers. 


Thursday, 6 September 2018

Auckland Philharmonia Ochestra


Today most of the LS2 students were selected to go to the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and watched 3 pieces of music and performances. There was 1 dance that was performed by some St Kent's and Ngatapawae school students. There was also an item that was performed by a Opera Singer. He sang about the Bull Fight. The Auckland Town Hall was a big building that was formed with different sections in different areas. There was also 4 types of instrument groups that they used in the Orchestra performance. They were the brass, woodwind, string, and the percussion. As Part of the brass they used the french horn, trombone, trumpet, and the tuba. As Part of the woodwind they used, the flute, clarinet, bassoon, and the oboe. As part of the string they used the harp, violin, viola, cello, and the double bass. The last one was percussion. As part as the percussion they used drums symbols and triangles. A huge thank you to Emmy ( Alex's Mum) for taking her time to supervising us during this trip. 

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Virtual Reality Study



Today most of the LS2 students were lucky enough to experience and learn new things about virtual reality. Thank you to Yvonne and her research team for taking their time to teach us new things about virtual reality. Yvonne and her team come from The Augmented human lab at Auckland University. There were 2 devices that we used. They were called the VR cardboard and the Magic Window. The Magic Window talked about early mail service from Pakuranga to Panmure. In this VR study we completed different types of tests on different sheets. Some of us were given watch monitors to see how our heart rates worked by using VR. Before doing Magic Window on the iPads we filled in sheets using our prior knowledge, which meant what we already know. After using Magic Window we filled in the same sheets, but add in what we learnt from the iPad. I just want to say a huge thank you to Yvonne and her research team for organising this entire program for us to learn and experience. Yvonne and her research team made it even more better by providing a lot of pizza. 

Monday, 3 September 2018

Colons Illustration




This week for writing we have been learning about sensory verbs. Today we also learnt how to use colons and semi colons correctly. We worked on a google document that was filled with different types of sentences. We were to add colons in the correct places of the sentences. After Ms Kirkpatrick checked our colon sheet we were to illustrate one of the sentences. We also included the reason why the colon was placed in that place. I illustrated the last sentence. 

Sensory Verbs



This week for writing we have been learning about sensory verbs. Sensory verbs are the 5 sense that we smell, taste, look, feel, and hear. For this activity we were to fill in a completed quiz. First we were to fill it in and then click check answers. At the end my results were all correct. In writing we are learning to understand sensory verbs and their use to be able to use colons and semi-colons. 

Book Review - Auggie and Me

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Pass the previous weeks Mrs Anderson's reading group has been doing book reviews on their books. A book review is when you read a book and you do a task from each of the followings:  a character, author, setting, theme, and overall review. At the moment I've already finished my author review, which meant today I moved on to complete my character review. At the moment I'm only read 50 pages. There are three wonder stories in this book. I am still reading the Julian Chapter. The Julian Chapter is about a boy who complains about how Auggie ruined his life ever since he started school. In page 50 they are trying to solve this problem by bringing Julian's parents into this conversation. I predict that Julian's parents will complain to the school principal about how Auggie ruins his son's life. 

Friday, 31 August 2018

Evaluation of my Animated Story


In the context of In the Neighbourhood' I will design and produce 'an animated story' for school students 5 - 13 years old, to be used  to inform the targets of our audiences opinions for different primary, intermediate, and colleges that are available to them in there Tamaki community. My animated story is currently under construction. Could you please help me, by giving me feedback on my conceptual design.

Thursday, 30 August 2018

Tower Comparision



This term for inquiry we have been learning about the different types of structures. We have been learning about different types of towers, tunnels, and bridges. Last week myself and Angela created a 3 Venn diagram showing the differences and similarities between 3 different towers. Me and Angela decided to create a 3 Venn diagram based on the Sky Tower, the Burj Khalifa Tower, and the Eiffel Tower. We also added in images of each tower by attributing them.

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Structure Comparison


This term for inquiry we have been learning about the different types of structures around the world. For inquiry we have been creating charts, Venn diagrams, google drawings, and so much more. This time we were to create a 3 Venn diagram by using lucid chart. On this Venn diagram we compared and contrast 3 different types of structures. They were bridges, tunnels, and towers. Before publishing this Venn diagram we were to make sure that there were at least 3 notes in each circle. 

Adding Decimals


This week for maths we have been learning about decimals. Today I created this DLO to show how to add decimals by rounding and compensating. Before creating this DLO we were to pick a decimal problem to solve and show how you solved it. I decided to show you how to solve 37.3 + 19.8. 

Analogue Time Explanation


This week for writing we have been learning about analogue time. Before we started doing anything we were to read out our hooks in our introduction and conclusion. In my writing I included 5 paragraphs about the introduction, numerals, the 3 hands, different types of clocks, and the conclusion. There were different types of hooks to use like: a list, description, the 5 scenes, short staccato sentences, alliteration, comparison, and what it's not. 

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Structures


This term for inquiry we have been learning about the different types of structures. At the beginning of our inquiry session we played a game of bus stop, but the structure version. We were to list down notes about who is involved in making a structure, what materials could be used to make a structure, famous structures, and what is a structure. After playing this game Ms Kirkpatrick wrote on the board as we added these words to our alphabet key. 


Silver Confidence and Attitude Badge

Today at assembly, I received both my confidence and attitude badges.This meant that I finished my entire silver booklet. I was so proud of myself, because I was the first year 7 in my class to get all of my silver badges completed. To earn these badges I completed different types of challenges. After that I was to get it signed and checked of by any student leader and class teacher. The last thing I did was to book an appointment with Mr Johnston ( Principal), so that he could check and sign it off. 

Here are the links to the tasks I completed for my 2 badges on my blog:





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Different Types of Tunnels


This term for inquiry we have been learning about the different types of structures. The types of structures that we have been learning in inquiry are tunnels, towers, and bridges. This term Myself, Sky, and Magenta worked collaboratively to finish these slides off. To complete task we were to find the purposes of each bridge and information about those bridges. We created a DLO to show the purposes of 5 different tunnels. The tunnels that my group wrote about were the sewer tunnel, water supply tunnel, subway tunnel, highway tunnel, and the railway tunnel. 

Friday, 24 August 2018

Tech Reflection


Today was my fourth session of Digi tech at Tamaki College. Since Ms Anderson was at a Hui presentation, our teacher was a releaver teacher.This week at tech some students were finishing off uncompleted work. Most of them were working on there animated stories about the Tamaki neighbourhood. As I said last week that some students were drawing there sprites on google drawing, while some students were just using sprites from scratch. At the moment im still working on my codes. Today was our second to last session of Digi Tech. In 2 more weeks we will be switching tech groups.

Thursday, 23 August 2018

Kiwi Can


This week for Kiwi Can was a another session with one of our kiwi can tutors Mr Matt. This week for Kiwi Can we have been learning about problem solving. Problem solving is our new theme this term. Problem Solving means solving out a situation that has not been fixed yet. Our topic this term is still goal settings. Goals settings is when you set challenging goals for yourself to reach. All the game we played was all about problem solving and working together as a team like communicating and talking. The first game we played was a game that included communicating. The point of this game was to answer Mr Matt's questions with in 3 seconds. For example if Mr Matt said sport players each group were to say a name with in 3 seconds. It was a non stop game. The next activity we played was a activity that included a ball. In this game Mr Matt divided us into 4 even groups. There was group 1, 2, 3, and 4. The point of this game was just like doge ball, but was only allowed to be hit below the knees. The winner of each group was going to the finals. It was more challenging because the rollers were to keep an eye on who they were rolling it to in case they would've rolled it to there team mate. 

HIIT


Today we did another HIIT session with Mrs Anderson. Today we did our workouts for about 11 - 12 minutes. We managed to do 4 sets of  push ups, squats, tap steps, and star jumps,even though something went wrong with the technology. We did 20 seconds on and 10 seconds off again. Some people managed to increase there heart rates to the colour red. The timing we used to do our HIIT training was the tabata style. Everyone also managed to get pau te hau - get puffed. Thank you to our 4 leaders and Mrs Anderson for cheering and leading us throughout today's session. Today everyone showed integrity and showed a lot of commitment to each other. Before doing our HIIT session we warmed up by using some fornite dances. The leaders decided to do ride the pony, take the l, hype, fresh, and living large. Remember that energy given is energy shared. 

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Golden Gate and Auckland Viaduct Bridge Comparison


Pass the few weeks we have been learning about different types of structures. The type of structures that we have been learning today were 2 bridges. They were called the Golden Gate Bridge and the Auckland Viaduct Bridge. I created this Venn diagram to show the differences and similarities between the 2 different bridges. 



Decimal Quiz


This week for maths we have been learning how to solve subtraction problems by using the decimal strategy. Today Mrs Anderson maths group played a game called mathopolis quiz. In this game we were to find out the answers to different decimal questions using the columns. 

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Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Sky Tower Visit




Today for inquiry the year 3 - 8  students were lucky enough to visit the Sky Tower. The reason why we visited the Sky Tower was because our inquiry topic was based on structures. There were 2 groups that Mrs Anderson split us into. Mrs Anderson group went up to level 51 to see the deck. It was really exciting because we each got booklets to fill in. Everyone loved jumping on the glass, even though it looked scary. What made it even better was when we got see others sky walk and sky jump. Others said that it looked scary to try it, but once you've tried it more than once you'll get use to it. Then we went down to the safe room. This room was located at level 46. This room was built for different types of emergencies such as: earthquakes, fires, and etc. There was also a orange cupboard that was filled with a first aid kit, lollies, puzzles, and colouring's. Finally we took the elevator to the theatre. In the theatre we watched a 10 minute video about the Sky Tower. The video explained lots of information about different structures, even what happened back in the days. The interesting fact that I learnt was that 6,000 elephants can fit into the Sky Tower. Another interesting fact that I learnt was that it takes 29 minutes for a person to walk down all the levels on a Sky Tower. The Sky Tower can change it's colour every time it's a special day. For example when it's Christmas they change the Sky Tower colour to red and green. If it's Chinese New Year they change it's colour to red and golden.

A huge thank you to Douglas Bates for donating money for our Sky Tower Trip. I also want to say a huge thank you to Mr Dobson for volunteering to help as a parent during our trip. 

Sleep Presentation




Throughout the previous weeks my reading group worked collaboratively together to create a DLO about Sleep. Today my group presented our sleep DLO to everyone.The type of reading we used to create our DLO was reciprocal reading.We also used a strategy called inferring. Inferring means reading between lines and combining clues from a particular text and using our prior knowledge to get an idea. We all used our great researching skills to find interesting information and facts about sleep. At the end we summarised our DLO. I think the I did great, because I spoke clearly to the audience.

Monday, 20 August 2018

Scale Drawing


Last week was a maths week. Last week we did our own types of scale drawings. First everybody searched for a image that was easy for them to draw, then they sent it to Ms Kirkpatrick so that she could print it out. From there we started drawing the grid lines on our printed image. The 1 requirement before drawing our scale drawings was to finish our test images, so that Ms Kirkpatrick could see if our drawing skills were great. We drew our images on a piece of A4 paper, but before doing that we were to rule up our grid lines again. The ratio of the scale drawing was 1:2. The scale factor of our scale drawings is 2. The maths we use in our scale drawings were multiplication and division. The best part about scale drawing for me was getting to use my drawing skills to draw my personal passion. The part that I found hard about drawing my image was trying to draw and colour the flames. Next time I will find a better image that will be easier for me to draw. 

Friday, 17 August 2018

Tech Reflection


Today was my third session at Tamaki College Digi Tech. Our tech teacher today was Mrs Anderson. This week at tech Mrs Anderson tech group were finishing off uncompleted work. Some people were working on their surveys and their design idea decisions.  We spend about 10-20 minutes doing each task. Most of them were starting to do their story animations. Some are drawing their sprites on google slides, but some are just using sprites from scratch. 





















Thursday, 16 August 2018

Waterview Tunnel and Gotthard Road Tunnel Comparison



This term for inquiry we have been learning about structures. A structure is a piece of building that includes several parts to make it. This term for inquiry we have been looking at different structures of different tunnels. The 2 main tunnels that we were focusing on was the Waterview tunnel and the Gotthard tunnel. First we watched 2 different videos about both tunnels and then we created a DLO in our groups. In this DLO we were to create a venn diagram comparing the 2 tunnels.

Kiwi Sport - Snag Golf

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Today was our first session of Snag Golf with Miss Morris. In this sport there were 2 partners at each station. Myself and Viva were working together. Today was all about aiming the balls at the number 1 in the middle of the board. The first we did was to roll the ball and try to aim it on the 1 3 times because there were 3 balls. Next we tried bouncing the ball on the hula hoop before it touched the snag board. Finally we used the snag golf sticks to try and hit the ball to the number 1. Myself and Viva managed to get it about 3 or 4 times. The goal of using the goal sticks to hit the number 1 is to be shoulder with the part. 

Kiwi Can

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This week for Kiwi Can was a another session with our Kiwi Can tutors Miss Lily and Mr Matt. This week for Kiwi Can we have been learning about problem solving. Problem solving is our new theme this term. Problem Solving means solving the problem. Our topic this term is still goal settings. Goals settings is when you set challenging goals for yourself to achieve. All the game we played was all about problem solving and working together as a team like communicating and talking. The game we played was called tangled. In this game there were 2 teams competing. The goal of the game was to untangle our hands and collaborate at the same time. The other game we played was called rock, paper, scissors. The point of this game was to see the last man standing. The last game we played was a activity that included Mr Matt and Miss Lily holding the rope. The point of this game was to use our thinking skills to help our class mates get over the rope without touching it or going under it. My teams strategy was to make one person go on their knees while the others climb on that person and jump to the other side. Finally we played a game of GKQ. 

Tuhi Mai Tuhi Atu - Blog Commenting


Today I decided to do more smart commenting to 2 students at Paparoa Range School. A smart comment includes: a formal greeting, question, encouragement, and advice. Today I commented on Jack's camp reflection, but on Tuesday I commented on Caitlyn's holiday with her family. The 2 things I loved about there blog posts were the images they took. 

Click below to access to Jack's and Catilyn's blog: