Monday, 8 January 2018

SLJ WK4 Day 1 Activity 1, 2 & 3

Activity 1: Celebrating a win

In 2000, the country of New Zealand celebrated when Russell Coutts and his sailing team won their second straight America’s Cup. This was the first time that a team from New Zealand had won back-to-back championships! Many people celebrated the victory with their friends and family.

On your blog, tell us what you and your family do to celebrate special events, such as birthdays. Do you have a special meal or go to a specific place? In our house, we usually make a pizza and bake a special cake. What about you?

When my family celebrates a very special event, we order take outs such as pizza, Mcdonalds, KFC and more. We have so much food at special events because we have so many family in the house. At special events we play special  games with family such as Storm in the heights, Tolopate, water games, boards game and more. This is how we celebrate a very special event!

Activity 2: Lord of the Rings

Arguably one of the most famous movie trilogies of all time, The Lord of the Rings, was filmed in New Zealand. All three movies were directed by a New Zealander named Peter Jackson. The first movie was released in 2001, the second in 2002 and the third in 2003. The movies cost an estimated $300 million to produce!  

Imagine that instead of spending the money on the movies, Peter Jackson decided to give all of this money to you. Lucky you! On your blog, tell us what you would do with $300 million dollars. How would you spend it? It is a lot of money so please think carefully about it and spend it wisely :-)

If i had received 300 Million Dollars I would…

(These are things I would like to do) Just imagining

Buy my whole family Mansions (12 million dollars)
Buy me a mansion (1 million)
Feed the homeless (Plus buy them a houses)
Pursue my dream of being a Professional Netball Player
Make my own hotel
Make more money (double my money)
Travel the world (Go all around the world)
Buy 1 thousand pairs of shoes
Buy 1 thousand pairs of socks
Have fun

Activity 3: The Rise of the "Selfie"

Although most of you are quite familiar with the idea of taking a ‘selfie’ (picture of ourselves), this was not always the case. In fact, it wasn’t until the early 2000s that people started talking about the idea of a selfie, taking selfies and posting them online.

In honour of the rise in popularity of the ‘selfie,’ take a selfie and post it on your blog. Try to show us at least one of your hobbies or one your favourite things (maybe a special toy or book). For example, here is a selfie of Hazel drinking a big mug of tea, and Rachel with her son, Aronui, attending a Paw Patrol show!


In this ‘selfie’ I have taken, I have included my favourite book Tom Gates, Dog Zombies Rule (For Now). I love reading books!


  1. Hi Telesia,

    Can you believe that you're almost near the end? You've done such hardwork throughout the past 4 weeks! Good on you :)

    Each activity was great. You are a brave person to show your face to the world, unlike me i'm pretty shy.

    Good luck on winning

    1. Hi Davarni,

      Yes! I can't believe I am near the end! I am super pleased that you are admiring my work! It means a lot.

      I actually can be shy at times too. Its better just face it and it'll be done. Hope you become more confident about yourself and even other people. Hope you are having an amazing holiday and thank you for commenting!


  2. Hi Telesia,!

    Well Done on completing this activity.As Davarni said it is amazing that we all are near the end!

    I really enjoyed reading how your going to spend our $300 million dollars,it is so thoughtful that your also focus on your family and help them out.Well,Keep up the Amazing Work Telesia!


  3. Hola Telesia!,

    Well done on completing this activity. As Anita said, it's really wonderful how you would spend that much money. You have put a lot of detail in your SLJ Blog post, I have really enjoyed the comments made about your blog post as well. Keep it up ! Enjoy the SLJ Activities. You've gone so far !

    - Anastaciaa

  4. Malo lelei Telesia,

    Well done on this activity!! That is alot of things you would do if you got 300 millon dollars. That is very nice of you to buy a mansion for your whole family and 1 for yourself too!! Also great Job on your selfie. I did not have the opportunity to do my selfie because, I do not have a phone, plus im not aloud to use somebody else's. Also my camera lense on my netbook is broken.

    Well, Great work and have a great holiday!!!


  5. Malo Telesia!

    You've done a fabulous job with these activities, I really enjoyed reading this post! I like that you and your family eat LOTS of food to celebrate and that you play some cool games! I'm really intrigued by the games you play, Storm in the Heights and Tolopate, because I've never heard of them - did your family make them up?

    I love how you are so specific about how you would use your $300 million, it sounds like you know what you want! These are some really great ideas and I love that you would buy 1000 pairs of shoes and socks - I think that's awesome! :)

    Thanks for sharing your selfie of you with your favourite book - I think it's great that you love reading! Have you been able to do much reading over the holidays?

    Awesome work, Telesia!

    Nicky :)

  6. Hello Telesia,
    I liked reading your Bonus Activity and it's cool to see someone actually loves reading Tom Gates books. Keep it up:)


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