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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!


2 comments:

  1. Hi Grace,

    My name's Ruby and I'm one of the people who will be blogging with you over the summer. I'm really excited to read what you have to say on your blog.

    Activity 1: Those are good facts about Maui. I like how you have told us the name of Maui's ancestor, that is a great detail. It's good to hear that you have heard about 'How Maui Caught the Sun', I think that is a great story. Do you have a favourite out of these two stories?

    Activity 2: This is a really great letter. Well done. It is easy to imagine what is happening which I liked very much. I also like what you said about drinking water from the sky.
    I wonder, have you ever been on a ship before? I have but I get very sea sick!

    Bonus activity: I think you have two good reasons! Although, I think you row with both arms all the time. What do you think? I wouldn't want to be in a Waka Ama race either because I'm not very good at swimming and would be afraid of falling in the sea!

    I look forward to reading more of your blog.
    Cheers,
    Ruby.

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  2. great work grace that is much better than mine.

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Thank-you for your positive, thoughtful, helpful comment.