Wednesday, 27 December 2017

WK2 SLJ - Activity 1,2 & 3 (D3)

 SLJ - Activity 1: Dealing with stress

In New Zealand, many people lost their jobs during this decade. Experts predict that as much as 30% of the population was unemployed. It was a very stressful time for families.

Sadly, many of us still experience stress in our lives to this day. When I feel stressed I try to go for a walk or pop into my local gym for a quick workout. Exercise makes me feel better. What about you?

On your blog, please tell us what you do when you want to relax or de-stress. Do you read a favourite book, watch a favourite television show or talk to someone special?  What are your tips for dealing with stress?

Tip 1: Breathe and talk. Usually when i'm stressed I take deep breaths or talk with someone I trust. It's good to talk with someone so that you're not bottling up all your thoughts and emotions, or else you'll end up with a bad conclusion.

Tip 2: Take a walk. It's best to take a walk where it's not so noisy so that you can think  straight. Having a little stroll around your favourite park can or may calm you down. 

Tip 3: Do what you love. This may be reading, writing, watching T.V.  or even spending time with friends. All those can help you relax.

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SLJ - Activity 2:Offering a Helping Hand

During this period, people struggled to find work both here at home and overseas. It was a really tough time for people living in the Great Plains of the United States because they were hit with a huge drought that lasted for most of the decade. Many crops were damaged and farmers were not able to make enough money to feed their families.

Imagine that you were alive in the 1930s. What could you have done to help these families? On your blog, list three different ways that you could raise funds for families to help them buy food and clothing. Be as creative as you can with your fundraising ideas!

No. 1: Create a charity. First I would create a charity with a group of people, maybe my family. Then I would put up signs about our charity and ask around for help.

No. 2: Fundraise in heaps of ways. Such as Garage sales, lemonade stands, car wash, Etc.

No. 3: Get a job. After each pay day pitching in atleast a few dollars every day or week would help a lot.

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SLJ Activity 3: Paying it forward

In the mid-1930s, things began to change for the better in New Zealand. More people were able to find work and receive a steady paycheck. They were still careful, however, with their money and rarely, if ever, bought treats or gifts for one another.

Imagine that you were able to travel back in time to visit a family in the 1930s. What special gifts or treats would you like to bring with you? I would likely bring blocks of Whittaker’s chocolate, bags of Jet Planes and Pineapple Lumps, healthy food snacks, clothing, and games for the children. What about you?

I would bring a box of Favourites, a L&P bottle, a bag of Burger Rings, a box of Weet-Bix and Toffee Pops.

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  1. Hey there Davarni thanks for completing another three activities today. You sure are motivated!

    I loved reading your three tips to relieve stress. You sound so mature and aware of what helps you function. I also love to go for a nice walk or run outside among nature. I love listening to music or reading a good fiction book to help take my mind off of things.

    Awesome suggestions for fundraising too! I like the idea of a garage sale or even the lemonade stand would be a big success especially at this time of year. Have you ever been involved in any kind of fundraiser?

    Yum the people of the 1930s would be so happy if you brought all those treats with you...until they ran out! Then they might ask you to recreate them in their old kitchens. Did you get a lot of sweet treats for Christmas? I sure did! And now my teeth are suffering.

    Thanks, Billy

    1. Hi Billy,

      I also love listening to music and reading books. It really helps me concentrate.

      I have been part of a fundraiser once. We held a car wash for our school camp. It was lots of fun and we got quite alot of donations aswell.

      For Christmas I didn't get to many treats, but I didn't mind.

      Thanks for commenting on my blog, Davarni

  2. Hi Davarni,

    Well done on completing Day 3 Wk 2. I loved the tips you have given us on how to 'De - Stress'. I think that they were very helpful. Well Done!


    1. Hi Telesia,

      I hope to see you blog as well, thank you for the kind comment. Good luck, I wish you all the best!