Saturday, 13 January 2018

SLJ week 3, day 4

SLJ, Winter Learning Journey
Day 4: Perms and Lycra (The 1980's) 
Activity 1: Hairy Maclary

One of the most famous children’s stories to ever come out of New Zealand, Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy, was written by a kiwi woman named Lynley Dodd. The book was originally published in 1983. It is now sold in dozens of countries around the world. It features a small dog named Hairy.

On your blog, use the following sentence starter from the original book to finish the story.

“Out of the gate and off for a walk went Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy…”

To earn full points, your story should have, at least, 8-10 sentences.

Out of the gate and off for a walk went Hair Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy. He went running along the huge field, trying to build confidence to make friends. So, Hairy Maclary tried to impress some dogs with a few of his tricks he tried rolling over, catching a Frisbee, and even tried jumping over other dogs but the dogs didn't seem to notice him so Hairy Maclary went wondering his own way along the field. As Hairy Maclary was walking he bumped into a few rough dogs, as he bumped into the dogs they tried to attack Hairy Maclary by barking at him and trying to scare him away but Hairy Maclary tried doing some of his tricks to these dogs and maybe they'll be impressed. So he did his tricks but the dogs didn't seem to care so Hairy Maclary just walked off alone trying to find some other nice friendly dogs. After walking along the field for a few hours he got tired so he went underneath a tree and fell asleep, after a few minutes of sleeping Hairy Maclary woke up to dogs barking, so he got up and there were dogs in front of him barking and they were bringing Hairy Maclary Frisbee's and tennis balls so he got up and went and played with them, they were very nice dogs and they were all different types. They were playing with the Tennis ball, they were rolling it over to each other and Hairy Maclary accomplished his mission by making friends. All the dogs meet up at the field every day and play games. One day the rough dogs came along and started playing with them because they felt sorry for not noticing Hairy Maclary's tricks. So at the end they all became friends and all dogs were no enemy to Hairy Maclary. 
Activity 2: The Big 'OE'

In the 1980s it became increasingly common for students to graduate from high school and take a year off to travel and experience the world. This year was often referred to as the ‘Big OE’ or ‘Big Overseas Experience.’ A number of kiwis headed to places like Australia and England to live and work before returning to New Zealand to finish their studies.

Imagine that you are a student in the 1980s and you’re about to graduate from high school. Where would you like to go on your big OE? On your blog tell us which country you would visit and give us three (3) reasons for your choice. Find some pictures on the internet of things that you would like to see and do in this country.

I'd love to go to Dubai and visit some of the tall buildings there and i'd also love to go kayaking in the big ocean and swimming at the beach.

Image result for dubai kayak Image result for dubai swimming in the sea

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Bonus Activty: The 4 O'Clock News

In 1982, Te Karere, a Māori-language news show premiered on television. It has continued to stream live on TV to this day. If you would like to watch it, turn on TV One at 3:55 p.m. each weekday and you will see it. The show is often hosted by a man named Scotty Morrison.


Imagine that you were Scotty Morrison and you were able to interview anyone you wanted. I would choose to interview our new prime minister, Jacinda Ardern. I’d love to know what it is like to be the Prime Minister. What about you? Who would you choose to interview and why? What would you like to find out?

I would love to interview Donald Trump and i would ask him questions about his country. One question i would ask would be " If you had one thing to say to Barack Obama, What would it be ".

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  1. Hey Salote,!

    Wow! Well done on completing another one of the Summer Learning Journey activities!

    It's really surprising that you'll like to visit Dubai,but Dubai is an amazing and beautiful country so it would be nice visiting there.I think kayaking would be a great activity to do at Dubai! It would really be fun,wouldn't it?

    Im so amazed that you chose Donald Trump to interview.Sometimes I think he's a really good President for the United States and people hate on him for his actions to much but we all dont know the full story,dont we? Im impressed by your question but maybe you could add a few more to make your work alot better.But Overall,Your work is excellent.Continue blogging.Your almost there!

  2. Hi Salote,

    Well done on completing another 3 activities. You have definitely done great job!

    I loved reading you story. It was very very creative and very interesting. I'd love to hear more of you short stories one day!

    It is great that you'd like to interview Donald Trump. The question would be a great one! What do you think he would say?

    I have never heard of Dubai Before? It looks very very beautiful and it is wonderful that you would like to go here for your Big OE Trip.

    I hope you are having an amazing holiday! Keep up the amazing work!


  3. Annyeonghaseyo Salote,
    my name is Cia. I am a Ako Hiko Summer Learning Journey commentator who will be working with various bloggers over the summer break.

    Activity 1:
    Wow, I love your continuation of ‘Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy’. It is very descriptive and a lot of events unfolded! I appreciate the effort you’ve gone to, to complete this activity, keep this up and you will become an even greater writer in future. Perhaps next time you could include some new character names in the story. Have you thought about what you could name each of Hairy Maclary’s new friends?

    Activity 2:
    Excellent choice, I’ve heard some great travel stories from friends who’ve travelled to Dubai. I think one day I’d like to follow suit and go for a holiday there.. You’ve included some great pictures of fun activities you could do there. Perhaps next time you could include the name of the locations and activities, as I’m sure readers would love to know more if they’re interested in travelling there. Where are the Kayakers in that first photograph? It’s beautiful!

    Bonus Activity:
    Interesting choice of interviewee and question. I think Donald Trump has addressed former POTUS Barack Obama plenty, a lot of the times he wasn’t so nice.. Do you think he might feel differently now? I for one am not so sure..

    Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below!

    Toe feiloa’i fo’i ('See you again' in Samoan),