Friday, 22 December 2017

Week 1 Day 3

Activity 1

If I was in a big family with lots of brothers and sisters I wouldn't like sharing a bedroom with them or having the same food every night because we wouldn't have lots of money to buy lots of different foods - we would have to use all the money to buy clothes.

Activity 2 

Ko Aoraki te maunga    The mountain that I affiliate* to is…
Ko  Māwheranui te awa          The river that I affiliate to is….
Ko te waka The waka that I affiliate to is…
Ko tōku tīpuna My founding ancestor is…
Ko Ngati Pakeha tōku iwi          My tribe is…
Ko tōku hapu My sub-tribe is…
Ko tōku marae My marae is…
Ko Mawhera ahau I am from…
Ko Brian rāua ko Kate ōku mātua  My parents are … and …

Ko Grace tōku ingoa. My name is …

Bonus Activity

Nana's favourite summertime activity is sitting by the lake and swimming.
Grandads favourite summertime activity is playing golf.
Mums favourite summertime activity is not working!

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Week 1 Day 2

Activity 1
2 similarities between my house and a Wharepuni

  1.  They cook and we cook in our house.
  2. We sleep in our house and they sleep in theirs.
2 differences between my house and a Wharepuni
  1. They don't have an oven, bathroom, fridge or couches like we do.
  2. Our house doesn't have Maori patterns on the side.

Activity 2

Bonus Activity

Monday, 18 December 2017

Maui and the Giant Fish

Day 1, Activity 1
3 facts about Maui
1. Maui always dreamed about going fishing with his brothers
2. Maui had an ancestor called Murirangawhenua who gave him a jaw bone.
3. Murirangawhenu said he would be a good fisherman.

Other stories I've heard about Maui: How Maui caught the sun

Activity 2
Letter to a friend

Dear Poppy
I have been in America and I am traveling to New Zealand on a Waka.  There is no room for me to lye down and sleep so I have to sleep on top of the seats.  It is not comfy because it is made out of wood.  To get water, it has to rain, and I open my mouth and look up at the sky for the rain to fall into my mouth.
I eat fish out of the ocean that we all catch.  Because it is so hot, the fish cooks under the sun.  I can't wait to eat proper food!

There are lots of white caps out here which makes the boat really shaky and lots of people are getting seasick.  I am excited to place my feet on the ground of New Zealand and looking forward to seeing family, houses, food, and water.  

From Grace

Bonus activity:
No, I wouldn't like to be in a Waka Ama race because it would be hard arm work for one arm, and to change to the other one it might slow you down.  You also have to go a long way!