Friday, 22 December 2017

Summer learning journey: Week 1: Activity 1

Te Ika-a-Māui The summer learning journey gave me a link to a story about a boy called Maui who goes on a fishing trip with his brothers and fishes out the north island of New Zealand. The Summer learning journey told me to find three facts about Maui. This is what I found out.

1. Maui is a very determined boy: He is willing to do anything to prove that he can be as good as his brothers at the least he would even make his nose bleed

2. Maui Can get really angry: In the story his brothers anger him by telling him that they will not let him fish with them because he is too small but they were probably stopping him from fishing with them because he hasn't had any experience and he was younger.

3. Maui was probably often stressed: Because he probably lived in the shadows of his older brothers meaning he was probably always trying to live up to the peoples expectations that he could be as good and maybe even better than his brothers so it was probably stressful when people were comparing him to his older brothers

Image Attribution: eng.mataurangamaori.tki.org.nz/Support-materials/Te-Reo-Maori/Maori-Myths-Legends-and-Contemporary-Stories/Maui-and-the-giant-fish

2 comments:

  1. Hi Bethan,

    My name's Ruby and I'm one of the people who will be blogging with you this summer as part of the Summer Learning Journey. It's great to see that you've been working on these activities. Well done!

    You've got some good facts here about Maui. He had a lot of perseverance didn't he! I also like how you have inferred that Maui was probably stressed a lot of the time. That shows some great understanding of the text.

    Have you read any other stories about Maui? There is a very good one about Maui and the sun. Here is the link if you would like to read it: http://eng.mataurangamaori.tki.org.nz/Support-materials/Te-Reo-Maori/Maori-Myths-Legends-and-Contemporary-Stories/How-Maui-slowed-the-sun

    Let me know what you think!
    Cheers,
    Ruby.

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  2. Hi Bethan!

    My name is Ellee, I am another part of the Summer Learning Journey Crew that is commenting on your blogs this summer.

    Looks like you have been off to an amazing start with your blog, Keep up the awesome work!

    This is a really well thought out answer to the activity, well done! I really like that you have elaborated on your ideas making them really clear to follow.

    I really enjoyed reading the story about Maui and I hope you did too? Did you have a favourite part?
    I really like that the fish Maui pulled up became the North Island and his boat the South. When you look at the map of New Zealand they really do look like a stingray (North Island) and a waka (South Island)!

    Hopefully you have been having a great break from school Bethan, keep up the awesome work!

    Ellee :)

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