Thursday, 21 December 2017

SLJ WK1 D2 Activity 1/2 It’s All in a Day’s Work

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.
For this activity we had to compare the wharepuni to our house. This is my compare and contrast below showing the differences and the similarities between my house and 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. So for this activity we had to draw yourself doing our dream job. Here's mine!
When I grow up really want to become at teacher. People like my teacher and my mother inspire me to become one and I love working with other kids it makes me feel in a happy and safe environment!


  1. Hey there Amelia, well done on completing two more activities. It's great to see you working so hard on each activity and completing them to the best of your ability too. I like how much effort you have put it into the comparison between the traditional wharepuni and your own home. It is really noticeable.

    It's also really great how you have written in full sentences and not just listed differences and similarities.

    I am impressed with how much detail you included, you seem to know a lot about the materials used. Well done!

    Do you think you could go and live in a traditional wharepuni nowadays? While all your friends were at home on their devices and watching TV.


  2. Hi again Amelia, I really wanted to comment on your other post too.
    That is so cool you want to be a teacher, I am one and I love it.
    I think you would make a really great teacher and you would enjoy every moment of it. It is really fun working with different people and you feel rewarded when children learn things. It's a good feeling helping other people.

    All the best with your dream job, I hope it becomes a reality for you!


  3. Aloha Amelia

    That is amazing that you want to be a teacher because I want to be a teacher as well. Work hard for your goal because someday it will come true.

  4. Talofa Lava Amelia ,

    Yay , you are doing the Summer Learning Journey! While I was scrolling threw your blog I saw this post and it looked so creative. Even your background for your blog was. That is great how you have done the not same , same and what your house has. That is a great idea. Wow! you want to become a teacher so do I.