Thursday, 21 December 2017

SLJ week 1,day 1

SLJ, Winter Learning Journey

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?

Maui and the giant fish
1. Maui used to be a weak man. His brothers thought that he was too weak to fish with them.
2. Maui caught a giant fish that became the north island
3. Maui had to hide in the canoe so that he could fish his brothers

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  1. Malo Salote!

    Welome to the Summer Learning Journey and what a great start you have made! We're glad you could join us and hope you'll enjoy blogging with us these holidays :)

    These are some good facts about Maui! It's amazing how his brothers kept saying he was too weak and then he went and fished up the North Island! I'm not so sure they were right...! He must have been strong with the HUGEST muscles!

    Have you heard of any other legends, like Maui and the Sun?

    Keep up the great work Salote and I look forward to reading more of your blog!


  2. Kia Ora Salote,
    Im so glad your joining the Summer Learning Journey,The theme this season is amazing isn't it? I hope your enjoying the Summer Learning Journey and continue to blog in order to win points.I really enjoyed your work,especially the facts about Maui.Well,Keep up the hard work!