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Sunday, 28 May 2017

"Catching The Bus In Samoa" - Reading

Today my group read "Catching The Bus In Samoa". We were comparing what it is like to catch a bus in New Zealand and Samoa. There is a big difference between Samoan bus' and New Zealand bus'.

Samoan Bus'                                                        New Zealand Bus'
  •               Plastic windows                                                      Glass windows
  •               No doors                                                                  2 doors 
  •               Uncomfortable seat padding                                 Comfortable seat padding
  •               Small                                                                         Big
  •               Bright coloured                                                         Limited colours


I thought this was very interesting. I never knew how different the bus' would be.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Malo e lelei... What Does That Mean?



These  past view weeks we went into groups of 4 and made a presentation about Tonga. I am Samoan so I don't know much about Tonga but, I found it very interesting learning about Tonga. I have learnt how hot it get's in Tonga, the language and the capital city of Tonga. 
Thanks to Leaaepeni, Joanlisi and Tyra for being in a group with me.

Sunday, 7 May 2017

"Don't Waste The Water!" - Reading

                                                 "Don't Waste The Water!"

This article takes place in Samoa - Apolima and Manono. A young Samoan girl called Elisapeta Manupo lives a life of responsibilities. She wakes up early every morning at 6 and gets dressed. Elisapeta grabs a wooded pole and two plastic buckets. She balances the buckets on her shoulder using the wooded pole. Holding the buckets, she walks down a winding path to a well. The well has fresh water to drink. She avoids the leaves and fills the buckets with water. Carrying the heavy buckets on her shoulders she walks back home.
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That was a quick summery of "Don't Waste The Water!". I enjoyed reading this book because I learnt some Samoan words and I now know how difficult some people's life's can be.

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Lucky One

Family


Family… Why is family important to me? My family are my closes friends. I have a Samoan family so, my family is quite big. I live with 5 people plus one puppy and one cat. Some people don’t even have families so I am lucky I have one.


Family:
F is for “ Forever together no matter what “.
A is for “ Always there for each other “.
M is for “ Making lots of memories to remember “.
I is for “ Incredibly fun “.
L is for “ Laughing together “.
Y is for “ Yawning together making funny faces “.

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Write about it!
Write your own speech about something important to you. Church? School? Family?
Why is it important to you?

On Monday for reading my group had to write a speech about something important to us. It's not much but it's something. I find it really sad that some people don't even have families but, people with families shouldn't take it for granted.

Let Term 2 Begin!

May the 1st Monday, time for term 2 to begin.
" Jess, get ready for school! "
That is what my mum said to me this morning. I looked at so tried then remembered school was starting again. It's going to be a really busy term and new things to do.

This term we started to do some science experiments. We do them on Friday's or Thursday's.  We just started learning about Tonga. I am not Tongan so I don't know much. I am so excited for term 2 to go on and for the rest of the year. School to some kids is boring but I enjoy school so, I get bored in the holidays really fast.