SLJ, Winter Learning Journey
Day 3: It's all in the family
Activity 1: The More, the Merrier
In the 1800s, most families were pretty big. In fact, many parents had an average of seven to nine children. Imagine that you were a child in the 1800s and you had nine siblings.
On your blog, please tell us how you would feel. Would you enjoy being a member of such a large family? Why or why not?
I would love to be a member of a big family because i'll have people to laugh with and i would't feel alone. Sometimes, i get annoyed of them but at the end of the day there still my family and i love spending quality time with them, everyday is a memorable day for me. And, why wouldn't you want a big family, they'll make you happy everyday.
Activity 2: Acknowledging Ancestory
All of us are members of a family. Some of us have large families and some of us have very small families. When I have the opportunity to talk about my family and my ancestry I sometimes choose to use a pepeha. It is a very special way of identifying who I am and where I come from. There are many different versions of pepeha but most provide people with information about who you are and where you come from (i.e. your whakapapa). Use the template provided below to prepare your own unique pepeha. If you need help please watch this short movie clip on preparing a pepeha.
Ko Mt Wellington te maunga
Ko Tamaki te awa
Ko I Don't Know te waka
Ko Private Info toku tipuna
Ko Tonga iwi
Ko Samoa toku hapu
Ko I Don't know toku marae
Ko New Zealand ahau
Ko Lute raua ko Paula matua
Ko Salote toku ingoa
Bonus Activity: Fun Family Facts
Everyone’s family is unique. What makes your family special? Choose three people close to you and ask them what their two favourite things to do in summer are.
On your blog, write two fun facts about each person. For example, my Nana plays the bagpipes!
1. My oldest sister loves reading books and eating
2. My older sister loves dressing up and taking photos
3. My younger brother loves playing on the Trampoline and doing backflips