Thursday, 18 January 2018

SLJ week two Day four activity 1 & 2

Day four

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Activity one: I have to choose 2 key events from the WW2 event that happened.

1 . Germans from Hitler's Army did shoot at other armies.
2. New Zealanders and Australians joined together.

Activity 2 : I have to find a list of VC winners from World War 2.

I choose Charles Heaphy. He was a New Zealand Army man who fought in World War 1.

By Maddison. Thanks for Reading

SLJ week two Day three activity 1 & 2

                   Day Three

   Activity one: Dealing with Stress 

In New Zealand, many people lost their jobs during this decade. Experts predict that as much as 30% of the population was unemployed. It was a very stressful time for families.

Sadly, many of us still experience stress in our lives to this day. When I feel stressed I try to go for a walk or pop into my local gym for a quick workout. Exercise makes me feel better. What about you?

On your blog, please tell us what you do when you want to relax or de-stress. Do you read a favourite book, watch a favourite television show or talk to someone special?  What are your tips for dealing with stress?

When i'm de-stress I watch TV or I go to sleep or I play cards with my brother or my sister.

                                  So those are some tips when i'm de-stressed. 


                           Activity two: Offering a Helping Hand  During this period, people struggled to find work both here at home and overseas. It was a really tough time for people living in the Great Plains of the United States because they were hit with a huge drought that lasted for most of the decade. Many crops were damaged and farmers were not able to make enough money to feed their families.

Imagine that you were alive in the 1930s. What could you have done to help these families? On your blog, list three different ways that you could raise funds for families to help them buy food and clothing. Be as creative as you can with your fundraising ideas!                          

1.  I would have a garage sale with clothes and hats and food 
and after that I would give the money to the family's . 



SLJ week two Day two activity 1 & 2

                          Day t w o

                      Activity one: The popular Culture, the silent movie: The 1920s saw a massive surge in the number of people going to the movies. Huge new cinemas were built in both Auckland (The Civic Theatre) and Dunedin (Empire De Luxe).  The most popular type of movies showing at local NZ cinemas were ‘silent’ films. Gold Rush and The Lion's Cage are examples of iconic silent films. They feature a famous actor named Charlie Chaplin. They said what the trailer for gold rush and say on your blog what you think about it and do you like silent movies or not and why or why not.

What I think about the movie it is a cool movie I really enjoyed watching it my favorite part of the movie was Charlie Chaplin putting his walking stick into the snow and his hand fell into the snow and my other favorite part was Charlie opened the door and the house nearly fell down and he was holding on to the door. Why: because it was a really funny and cool movie.

Activity Two: Art Deco  they said On your blog, give the painting a rating out of 5 stars (1 star = terrible painting, 2 stars = pretty bad painting, 3 stars = okay painting, 4 stars = good painting and 5 stars = amazing painting). After you’ve rated the painting out of 5, tell us why you gave it that rating and they said take a look at the painting very closely and rate it.    

So I looked at it very closely and I rate it a 5 because that's a really cool drawing and it got's really cool details so I give it a 5. 



SLJ week two Day one activity 1 & 2

     DAY ONE
                    Activity one: St Joseph’s Cathedral we had to find a                       
                Cathedral online and we had to find out where it is
                 Located and find out how long they built it and what               
                 Was its name.
                  So my name of the Cathedral is cologne Cathedral it is
                  Located in Germany were in germany domkloster 4
                   50667 Köln means cologne it took them 600 years to build the
cologne Cathedral
Here some pictures of cologne Cathedral.

This is some of the outside.


                                                         Here's some of the inside.

Activity Two: The Right to vote they said
Think about the fact about women were not allowed to vote
why or why not.

fact about women were not allowed to vote. I think its not fair
because women have the right to vote just like NZ so I think
women can vote.

Why: because it is not fair to women so women should vote.

Here's a picture of women

       Thanks for Reading!!!

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

summer learning journey day 5

Day Five
                                      Activity One: Translating Phrases

Unlike the Māori, many of the European settlers didn’t speak Te Reo Māori. Instead, they spoke English. As you can imagine, it was very difficult for the two groups to communicate because they did not have a dictionary or a translator. These days we are able to use the Internet to translate words and phrases from one language to another.

Use Google Translate to translate the following five phrases from English to Te Reo Māori or from Te Reo Māori to English. Post the translations on your blog. Be sure to include the phrase in both the English and Māori to earn full points.


  1. Nau mai ki Aotearoa = welcome to new zealand
  2. Maddison is my name = ko Maddison toku ingoa
  3. What is your name = He aha to ingoa
  4. He pai taku ki te takaro i te whutupaoro = I like to play rugby
  5. Where do you come from = He pai taku ki te takaro i te whutupaoro

Activity 2 :

On 6 February 1840, a very special document was signed by the Māori chiefs and the British settlers in New Zealand. It was called the Treaty of Waitangi (Te Tiriti o Waitangi) and it outlined how the two groups would live together and work together in New Zealand. It was the first document of its kind to be signed in the entire world. The Treaty was signed in a place called Waitangi in northern New Zealand.

It said what 3 things i would do at waitangi.

I would go to the beach.
Learn about the history.
Go for a run.
Play outside with my family.
Go kayaking

By Madi.

summer learning journey day 4

 Day Four
                          Activity One:   

On the site it told me to tell you my favourite maori waiata.

My favourite maori song is : Tai Aroha  
Why? : because I like singing it with my friend’s and my sister.

Activity Two: on the site it said for me to choose a traditonal maori game and name the rules and the purpose.

I choose the game rakau. Its a fun game to play and we sing the song e papa. You have to switch the sticks with the person oppisite you and sing. The two rules are you cannot cheat by handng it to them. They have to catch it. You have to smack the sticks together.

Thats my favourite game!

Bouns activity:

I watched 3 different videos and i have to rate them #1 - #3.

I rate #1 Te Iti Kahurangi. They have real good singing and great costumes.

I rate #2 Te puku o i te ka. There performance was oustanding but was great.

I rate #3 Tamatea Aikurangi because they were good but i think they needed a bit more work.

By Madi.

summer learning journey day 3

 Day Three

Activity One: Family’s were very big in the 1800’s.
Would I like to be in a big family? Yes because I can spend time with them and I get to know them well.
Would I like it? Yes because all of us can play games together.  
Why? Because if I was a only child I wood be bored and I wood play by myself so I wood have brothers and sisters.

Activity Two:

For activity 2 it told me to write my very own pepeha. Here is mine :

Ko Lakeba,Fiji te Maunga
Ko Lau, Fiji - channel te River
Ko Sema Makawa te Waka
Ko Niumataiwalu toku Tipuna
Ko Vuanirewa toku Iwi
Ko iTaukei toku Hapu
Ko Levuka,Lakeba toku Marae
Ko Viti & Tonga Ahau
Ko Winifereti raua Ko Fisilau oku Matua
Ko Maddison toku ingoa.
No reira tena koutou, tena koutou, tena ra tatou katoa.

That is my pepeha from my country. I hope you like it.

By Madi.