Wednesday, 20 December 2017

SLJ - Wk 1 Day 2 Activity 1 & 2

Activity 1: A House or a Home?

In the 1800s, most Māori lived in villages called pa. Each
village had many buildings – kauta where people cooked,
pataka where they stored goods and wharepuni where the
Māori slept. A traditional wharepuni had a thatched roof
and walls made of timber, fern, rushes and bark. Look at t
he picture below of a traditional wharepuni. Does it look like
your house?

On your blog, compare the wharepuni to your own home.
What are two similarities and two differences between a
wharepuni and your house?

Both of which is made out of wood
A wharepuni is a very sacred and a traditional house. Unlike are normal houses it can get noisy & crazy
They can both be used for sleeping, eating and meetings.
Other than wood both houses are made out of different materials such as straws and animal fur. Normal house are built by things such concrete, metal and more

Activity 2: The Rules of Engagement
During the early years in New Zealand, men and women
would often marry at a young age. Women were expected
to have babies and remain in the home caring for their
children. Few, if any, left home in search of work. Men,
on the other hand, were expected to work outside of the home.

These days, we don’t have the same strict expectations
about work. Girls and boys can choose their own path in
life. In fact, I was lucky enough to go to university and to
follow my dream of becoming a teacher!

What is your dream job? Draw a picture of yourself doing
your dream job and post it on your blog. You could be a
doctor, an actor or even a zookeeper! I have drawn myself
taking a picture of a beautiful castle in Poland because I
would love to become a travel blogger and photographer one day.

I guess me and Rachel have a Dream Job quite similar to
each other, for I as well would love to travel around the
world and take the most breathtaking photos. Here is my photo

Bonus Activity: Special Meals

Back in the 1800s, most Māori ate a simple diet. They ate
foods that they could catch in the water (eg. fish) or grow
on the land (eg. kumara). They did not have access to a
supermarket to buy food for their meals! Speaking of meals,
what is your favourite meal? Mine is wood-fired pizza. Yum!

On your blog, post a picture of your favourite meal. Be sure to
tell us what it is and why it is your favourite. You could also
include the recipe if you have it so that we can all try it!

My all time favourite meal is Lasagna. It has cheese, meat and sauce.
All of my favourite things in one meal. Cool Right! And the best thing
is that it taste delicious. It always gets my mouth watering when we
have it for dinner. If you’d like to know it is made here is a recipe → How to make Lasagna


  1. Hi again Telesia, its great to see you putting a lot of effort into your blog and designing pictures to go with your descriptions. I hope you keep up the fantastic work over summer!

    That lasagna looks absolutely delicious! My stomach is beginning to rumble.

    Thank you for adding a link to the recipe. Now I can make it for myself.

    What sorts of food do you and your family have on Christmas day?

    Thanks, Billy

    1. Kia Ora Billy,

      Thank You for commenting! Well lasagna is delicious but my family eats traditional Tongan food such as Otai, Puaka, Loo and more. How about you!?


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    3. Good morning, that sounds wonderful. I would love to try some traditional Tongan food sometime.

      I think we will mostly have a BBQ with lots of meat, bread, salads. Those sorts of things. Hopefully the weather is nice because BBQ in the rain is never much fun!


  2. Hi again Telesia, I really like the table you have used to compare and contrast the traditional wharepuni with your own home. It makes it easy for the reader to understand.

    It's great how you have identified the different materials that were used to build the wharepuni and are aware that these are very different to what is used to build homes today.

    Do you think you would like to live in a wharepuni? Why or why not?

    Thanks, Billy

    1. Hi Billy,

      Thank You for commenting! Well, being very honest I would't be able to live in a wharepuni because I think that I wouldn't be able to adapt to their kind of lifestyle. Which means it would be very hard to live in. Thank YOU!


    2. Hey again Telesia, I can understand why you wouldn't want to live in a traditional wharepuni, especially after living in a modern home all your life.

      It would be very difficult to adapt. You wouldn't have electricity - so that would mean no TV, devices, appliances etc.

      It would be hard to live in a wharepuni while all your friends were at home enjoying their luxuries.


  3. Hi again, that's very cool that you would like to be a photographer too. I think that might be lots of people's dream job.

    It would be pretty cool being able to travel the world and go to breathtaking places.

    What else would you like to photograph do you think?

    Thanks, Billy

    1. Hi Billy,

      Thank You for commenting again! Well I would definitely travel to the most well known and famous landmarks. I think that would tremendous. Thank You!


    2. Good idea! It might be cool to discover some new places as well. Places that no one has taken a photo of before. Then your photos would be super original!


  4. Hello Telesia

    My name is Jolie and I go to Glen Innes School. I have to say wanting to be a photographer when your older is the best. Why well because you can plan what you want to take photos of and where you wanna go to take these photos. Keep up the great work :)

  5. Hi Telesia,

    Epic work on your dream job. I really loved how you drew you on Mt everest. That really is breathtaking. Also I like how you put a recipe on your work which really is helpful for people who wants to make lasagna.

    Good Luck on your Summer Learning Journey!!

    1. Hi loto,

      Thank You for commenting and Good luck to you as well! Have a safe holiday! :))



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