Thursday, 18 January 2018

Week 3 Day 4 S.L.J.

Day 4: Perms and Lycra (The 1980’s)

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

“Out of the gate and off for a walk went Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s
Hairy Maclary walked on the path towards the park. Their he saw his
puppy friends and were playing around. Hairy Maclary was having so
much fun with his puppy friends that they got distracted and ran off.
Hairy Maclary’s owner didn’t know where he went. He shouted out “
Hairy Maclary Hairy Maclary” but there was no sign of him. His owner
looked all over for them so he went back to the house to see If Hairy
Maclary was their. Still no sign of him. He went to the dog park once more
but Hairy Maclary was their. He had one more place in mind his friends
house. He knocked on the door waiting anxiously for someone to open
it. His friend opened it and said your dog followed me and my dog back
home. He said I’m so sorry. After that Hairy Maclary and his owner lived
happily ever after.

That was my story.

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

The country that I would love to go to would be America.
Reason 1. I would love to go to all the theme parks there
Reason 2. I would love to travel to America and then catch a cruise ship
like the Royal caribbean or the Disney cruise ship.
Reason 3. I would want to go see the Statue of liberty and experience
what it is like.

Those were my reasons why I would love to go to America.

Bonus Activity: 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 also like to Interview Jacinda Ardern because I would want to
find out from her what is it like being a young prime minister and would
you make any more changes in the country. I would also like to ask her
would she choose another job from rather being a prime minister.

Those were my questions.

Thanks for reading day 4 Week 3 of the S.L.J I hope you enjoyed it.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Levonah, thank you for completing the Hairy Maclary story and doing such a great job. I love how your study has a clear beginning, middle and end to it. Just like all good narratives do. You've also used some really descriptive language. I can tell you've put a lot of effort into completing this activity. I really appreciate it! Do you often write stories?

    Thank you for also sharing and posting which country you would most like to visit. I like how you've provided several reasons for your selection too. America is such a big country, in terms of size. This means that there is so much to see and so much that is different from other parts of America. If you travelled through America it might feel like you're in different countries at times.
    Do you know what state you would most want to visit?

    It's great to hear that you would like to interview our Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern. You have written some interesting questions to ask her too. I would want to find out how many hours she works a week. I bet it's a big number! It would be cool to find out what the other leaders around the world are like in person.

    Thank you Levonah, great blogging.