Thursday, 4 January 2018

WK3 SLJ - Activity 1,2 & 3 (D4)

Activity 1: Hairy Maclary

One of the most famous children’s stories to ever come out of New Zealand, Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy, was written by a kiwi woman named Lynley Dodd. The book was originally published in 1983. It is now sold in dozens of countries around the world. It features a small dog named Hairy.

On your blog, use the following sentence starter from the original book to finish the story.

“Out of the gate and off for a walk went Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy…”

To earn full points, your story should have, at least, 8-10 sentences.

"He walked along the streets, Not a care about what is owners would think
As he strolled through town, his old friend Muffin Mclay looked his way
Muffin Mclay followed Hairy Maclary on his journey to the park
They kept on walking till they bumped into Slinky Malanki
Slinky decided to follow the two, on their walk to a park
Later that evening a line of 7 pets were seen strolling the streets
Just as Hairy Maclary went to enter the park, Scarface stood in the entrance of the door
Hairy  Maclary and his friends tried to scare him away but Scarface stood his ground
Scarface hissed but no fear was shown from Hairy Maclary. So they waited until he gave up.
After a few minutes, Scarface was already out of breath. So Hairy Maclary and his friends walked through the gate and played on the park. 
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Activity 2: The Big 'OE'
In the 1980s it became increasingly common for students to graduate from high school and take a year off to travel and experience the world. This year was often referred to as the ‘Big OE’ or ‘Big Overseas Experience.’ A number of kiwis headed to places like Australia and England to live and work before returning to New Zealand to finish their studies.

Imagine that you are a student in the 1980s and you’re about to graduate from high school. Where would you like to go on your big OE? On your blog tell us which country you would visit and give us three (3) reasons for your choice. Find some pictures on the internet of things that you would like to see and do in this country.

I’d love to go to Switzerland and spend lots of time in the mountains, learning how to ski!

I would love to visit South Korea. Since I am already learning the language, I think it would be a great opportunity to gain more familiarity with the language. Also I would love to see the amazing landscapes and attractions, not to mention the lovely asian cuisine.
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Activity 3: The 4 O'clock news
In 1982, Te Karere, a Māori-language news show premiered on television. It has continued to stream live on TV to this day. If you would like to watch it, turn on TV One at 3:55 p.m. each weekday and you will see it. The show is often hosted by a man named Scotty Morrison.

Imagine that you were Scotty Morrison and you were able to interview anyone you wanted. I would choose to interview our new prime minister, Jacinda Ardern. I’d love to know what it is like to be the Prime Minister.  What about you? Who would you choose to interview and why? What would you like to find out?

I would interview a famous writer. Main reason is so I can get to know the life of a writer because my dream is to become one.
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  1. Ni Hao Davarni,
    Wow your really working hard this summer aren't you? I really enjoyed your story about the dog,it was amazing how you kinda made it dramatic but not that sad of how he left home.I understand you want to be a writer when your older? If you weren't a writer what would you be? Well,Keep Up the Hard Work.


    1. Ni Hao Anita,

      My second option would defiently be a photographer. But thank you for commenting on my blog and I hope you enjoy the rest of your holidays.

  2. Hello Davarni,

    Awesome Work! You have done an amazing job.

    I really liked your story. It was very creative and even a bit funny. Good Work!

    South Korea is an amazing place isn't it? It is so beautiful and maybe if you go there you can visit your favourite boy band, BTS. What a good choice.

    Like Anita has said, other than a writer what would you be? Keep up the amazing work!


    1. Hello Telesia,

      It would be a dream come true if I could meet them. But my second choice of occupation would be a Photographer.


  3. Talofa Davarni!

    Fantastic job of the Day 4 activities!

    I love what you have said about your Big Overseas Experience - that is a great reason to go to South Korea and get better at the language. Are you learning Korean at school or on your own at home?

    I remember when I went to Turkey, I was able to practice my Turkish and get much better at it just by surrounded by Turkish people and having people to speak it with while learning.

    I'd love to go to Canada to see the beautiful landscape and go to the mountains - I've heard it's landscape is quite similar to New Zealand.

    That's a great way to inspire your passion of being a writer! Which famous writer would you like to interview?

    Keep up the fabulous work Davarni!

    Nicky :)