Tuesday, 19 December 2017

SLJ - Week 1 Day 1 Activity 1

Maui and the giant fish

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?

Today I read about Maui and the Giant fish. I had to find three main facts
about this story.

1. Maui's brothers thought that he was too weak to be a fisherman
2. Maui caught a fish that turned into a island
3. Maui proved his brother that he is strong enough be a fisherman

I also read about the legend of the Maui and the sun.

Image result for maui disney


  1. Hi Telesia,

    Great start to the Summer learning journey.
    You've done well on your first activity, so I hope to see more blog posts from you!


  2. Malo Telesia!

    Welcome to the Summer Learning Journey! I hope you will enjoy blogging with us and learn some things about New Zealand's history along the way :)

    Well done on completing the first activity. I like that you have told us what you are blogging about so the readers understand what you've written. Maui definitely was a strong guy, both physically and mentally. He had strength to fish up the North Island and to prove his brothers wrong!

    Awesome work, I look forward to blogging with you in future!

    Nicky :)

    1. Kia Ora Nicky!,

      Thank You for commenting on my blog post.