Friday, 22 December 2017

SLJ week 1, day 2

SLJ, Winter Learning Journey

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?

Both houses are made of wood
A wharepuni house has lots of carvings, regular houses don’t have carvings
They both are used for living, sleeping, eating
A wharepuni house is made out of wood, some normal houses can be made out of other things such as metal, concrete and more.
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.

When i'm older i would love to become an actress because i want to see what it's like backstage and discover new things in becoming an actress, i'd also love to act with professional actors/actresses
Bonus Activity: Special Meal

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!

Image result for burritos

My favourite food of all time is Burrito's. They are simple to make and you can put ingredients of you choice in your burrito. It also tastes very delicious and my mouth gets watery whenever i see a burrito.
Here is a recipe on how to make Burrito's - Burrito Recipe


  1. Ni Hao Salote,
    Wow you have done a lot of work.You also love burritos? I do.Wow,I never knew you wanted to be an actress,that job really suits you.Well done,continue blogging to be able to earn points.Good Job

    - Nitaa

  2. Hi Salote,

    Ruby here from the Summer Learning Journey team! It's great to see that you've been working on these activities. Keep it up! :)

    Activity 1: Good work! You've come up with some great similarities and differences. I wonder why wharepuni's have carvings on them. Do you know why?

    Activity 2: How cool to be an actress! That would be a lot of fun I think. What sorts of things would you like to act in? If I was an actress, I would choose to act in comedies and make everyone laugh.

    Bonus activity: Good choice! Burritos are delicious! I love them! You're right that the best thing about them is that you can use whatever you want. What are your favourite things to put in a burrito? I like to put chicken, lettuce, and cheese in mine.

    I look forward to reading more of your blog over the summer.