Monday, 18 December 2017

Summer Learning Journey Day 1 Activity 1

In this activity, I had to read the Maori legend Maui and the big fish the write three facts that I learned from the story and also if I knew of any other Maori legends.

After reading Maui and the big fish I learned that...

  1. New Zealand was created by Maui after he pulled a big fish which created the north island and his canoe was formed by his canoe/waka.
  2. Maui used one of his ancestor's jawbone to pull up the big fish
  3. Maui was a trickster

I haven't heard that many legends about Maui. However, I have heard one of them. Maui and the sun, in this legend Maui and his brothers, slowed down the sun to make the days longer.


jolie said...

Kia Ora Harrison

Your work is so fascinating, your facts about maui are very interesting. Keep up the great work my friend :)

mya said...

Kia Ora Harrison

These are very different and interesting facts about the Maui story you have read today. I actually have heard many other stories about maui. What was your key learning point on this? Keep up the interesting work.

nastazia @ Glen Innes school said...

Hey Harrison

These facts are the most interesting facts I came upon on These are amazing facts hopefully you do more amazing blogging.We have all heard different stories about Maui and different facts about Maui and I like your Facts .Keep up the work :)

Vedel @ Glen Innes School said...

Hey Harrison
Some of the information here were very different and I didn't know about. They were very interesting to read. How did you find your answers and was it hard??

Limiteti @ Glen Innes School said...

Hi Harrison,

You have some very interesting facts here. I really liked how you added in a little bit of what you knew about Maui and his brothers slowing down the sun. In your first sentence your "I" should be capital and not lowercase but other wise this post was great. Keep up the great work!. Quick question, What was your favourite bit of this activity and why?

sarah Glen Innes School said...

Kia ora Harrison
You are so creative and intelligent when it comes to writing, and as you wrote those 3 facts it was very specific and it was very well written with a lot of detail. What is your favourite story? I love your work

Nicky Bloy said...

Hey Harrison!

Welcome to the Summer Learning Journey! It's awesome to have you join us :)

You've done a great job completing this first activity - I like that you told us the other legend you know about and what it's about. Where did you learn about Maui and the Sun?

Keep up the great work and I look forward to blogging with you as you continue on with the activities!

Nicky :)

Harrison said...

Hey Jolie
Thanks for your comment. Hopefully I can keep up work and beat you unlike what happened it June.

Harrison said...

Hey Mya
Thank you for your comment. I have actually heard of this story before but as I haven't grown up with these stories and legends as you and the others have. I believe that the main learning point was to read and understand this story.

Harrison said...

Hello Nastazia
I would just like to say thank you for your comment. I really wanted to have facts that differed from everyone else.

Harrison said...

Hey Vedel
Thanks for you positive comment. To answer you question. No this work wasn't hard at all.

Harrison said...

Hey Limi
Thanks for your amazing comment. I'll change the grammar mix up. Of course you pull me up on that. My favrioute part of the activity was reading the story because I got to learn about other cultures legend.

Harrison said...

Hello Sarah
Thank for your compliment on your work. Now I'm not sure if you mean my favorite Maori story or just my favorite story. So I'll just answer them both. My favorite Maori story is Maui and the sun and my favorite story are any of the Harry Potter books. What are your favorite stories?

Harrison said...

Hello Nicky
Thank you for such an inviting comment. I believe that the first time I heard Maui and the Fish and also Maui and the Sun was at school whilst we were studying maori legends.

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