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Monday, 8 January 2018

SMLJ Day 3 - Activty 1, 2 & Bonus Activity

Day 3: It’s All in the Family


Activity 1: The More, the Merrier?
If I had a large family I would enjoy it because I get to have some company from my family and we get to bond with each other. But if there is a bit more than 30 people I will not enjoy it because I will get annoyed heaps of time and I will not enjoy the peace and quiet.

Activity 2: Acknowledging Ancestry
SAMPLE PEPEHA
Ko Mt Weliington te maunga    
Ko Tamaki  te awa.
Ko NZ Airline te waka
Ko Sefilino and Liufulani tōku tīpuna
Ko Samoan and Niuean tōku iwi
Ko (No information) tōku hapu
Ko (No Maare) tōku marae
Ko Auckland New Zealand ahau
Ko Naomi rāua
Ko Danny tōku ingoa


Bonus Activity: Fun Family Facts
Uncle- My Uncle likes to take his kids out and he likes to sleep in bed 
Mum- My Mum likes to clean up the house and she likes to hang out with the family 
Aunty- Last of all is my Aunty, my aunty likes to sleep and she plays on her phone 24/7

BONUS POINTS: 6


Sorry for my late posts

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

SMLJ - Day 2, Activity 1,2 and Bonus Activity,

Activity 1: A House or a Home?

In the 1800s, most Māori lived in villages called pa. Each village had many buildings – kauta where people cooked, pataka where they stored goods and wharepuni where the Māori slept. A traditional wharepuni had a thatched roof and walls made of timber, fern, rushes and bark. Look at the picture below of a traditional wharepuni. Does it look like your house?


On your blog, compare the wharepuni to your own home. What are two similarities and two differences between a wharepuni and your house?

My House has a front sliding door
But the Wharepuni has a bigger, wider and more detail door than mine
My House has stairs
But the Wharepuni has no stairs

A Wharepuni is more like a traditional Maori Maare, It’s has a powhiri, a tangi and more things in the Wharepuni. But my House it more insulated and kind of less detailed in the outside comparing it to the Wharepuni.

Activity 2: The Rules of Engagement
During the early years in New Zealand, men and women would often marry at a young age. Women were expected to have babies and remain in the home caring for their children. Few, if any, left home in search of work. Men, on the other hand, were expected to work outside of the home.

These days, we don’t have the same strict expectations about work. Girls and boys can choose their own path in life. In fact, I was lucky enough to go to university and to follow my dream of becoming a teacher!

What is your dream job? Draw a picture of yourself doing your dream job and post it on your blog. You could be a doctor, an actor or even a zookeeper! I have drawn myself taking a picture of a beautiful castle in Poland because I would love to become a travel blogger and photographer one day.

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Bonus Activity: Special Meals

Back in the 1800s, most Māori ate a simple diet. They ate foods that they could catch in the water (eg. fish) or grow on the land (eg. kumara). They did not have access to a supermarket to buy food for their meals! Speaking of meals, what is your favourite meal? Mine is wood-fired pizza. Yum!


On your blog, post a picture of your favourite meal. Be sure to tell us what it is and why it is your favourite. You could also include the recipe if you have it so that we can all try it!

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My Favourite food is Macaroni and cheese, the reason why I’ve chosen this as my favourite meal is because I like the taste of it and when you chew you can taste all the different flavour and it’s just delightful.

BONUS POINTS: 8

Also sorry for posting up this blog because I’ve been busy during the holidays.

Friday, 22 December 2017

SMLJ Activity 2 - Bonus Activity - Day 1 - 2017


Activity 2: Setting Sail
The first settlers to come to New Zealand must have been really brave! They had to leave their original homes and sail thousands of miles across the ocean on a special boat called a ‘waka’ to reach New Zealand.

Imagine that you were on board one of the wakas. On your blog, write a short letter to a friend telling them about your voyage to New Zealand. In the letter be sure to tell them how you feel about moving to a new country. If it was me, I would have felt really nervous…

Good Ayy people, I’m very happy that I’ve migrated from my country to this wonderful country you have. I’m very shy to be here because I don’t know if this is the same as my own country that I was living in, I cannot wait to see the stunning areas around this country.


Bonus Activity: Waka Ama
To this day, the people of New Zealand still use waka. Instead of using their waka to transport them from one place to another, they sometimes use waka in special events and in sporting competitions such as Waka Ama. Both boys and girls compete in Waka Ama boat races.

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Watch this short video of a Waka Ama race. On your blog tell us whether you would like to be in a Waka Ama race one day. Why or why not?

I would definitely be in the Waka Ama because I could inspire one another to be in the Waka Ama and I can be showing the world my skills that I’ve got. Also It’s a good workout and I world participate in the Waka Ama one day,
BONUS POINTS: 10

SMLJ Activity 1 - Day 1 2017


It is widely believed that the first people to arrive in New Zealand came from Polynesia. Most historians believe that they landed in New Zealand over 700 years ago. Although they were originally from many different countries, these settlers learned to live together and, eventually, formed their own distinct culture known as ‘Māori.’  Māori have their own language, traditions, and culture.

Follow this link to read a short story about a famous man in Māori mythology – Maui. On your blog, post three facts that you learned about this interesting man. What other stories have you heard about Maui?

I’ve read a short story that was based on Maui. Here are 3 facts that I’ve learnt about Maui.

  1. Maui always wanted to go Fishing with a his brothers
  2. Maui caught a giant fish
  3. Maui is the best fisherman

Friday, 1 December 2017

My Animated Dream Holiday.


This my Animated Story abut my dream Holiday that I want to do this coming Holiday. I hope you enjoy watching my Animated Story.

Friday, 17 November 2017

Digi Tech, Animated Story!


This is my animated story that I've created by using "Scratch". This is part of our digital story that is based on the "Election", I hope you enjoy my animated story.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Mrs Tuner *Refelecting*

For the middle block today room 7 had a wonderful lady by the name of “Mrs Turner”,that came in and teach us something new.

She showed us a word which is called “Neuroplasticity”, Neuron is in your brain, us human beans have 80 billion - 100 billion of neuron in our brains cell, plastic is the same thing as plastic bags. When you scrunch up the plastic bag it will form into different shapes. The final word is city, compare city to town, city is bigger comparing it to town. As we were talking about Neuroplasticity we watched a little video before doing some fun stuff with the play dough. As we finish watching the video we had to make a neuron out of play-doh, we could use different shapes and different colour play-doh. After when all of us finish making the play-doh neuro we putted all of our playdoh on the floor to make a neuron brain cell. As we were coming to the end we were all please of what Mrs Turner done for us.

I’m very stunned of what I’ve learnt today and learning something a bit more new that what we always focus on.

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