Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Day 4/Activities - By Angelina

Day 4 Activities - By Angelina S.


  1. Mōrena Angelina

    Look at you go — well done! I really appreciate when someone takes the initiative to complete all 3 activities in one post.

    Day 4, Activity 1: Leading the Charge

    I'm impressed by your passion for health — getting your students outside and exercising twice a day is such a great idea, I wish that it was something that I did twice a day. More than this though, you're offering them fruit on Monday and the treat of a pizza day at the end of term. You're ensuring that they have a nice balanced diet, nice work, boss!
    I like how you're incorporating 'Culture Day' too — what a thoughtful way to get all of the students to engage with one another, and over food as well! Picture day sounds cool, would this be formal pictures or informal pictures ("selfies" etc)?
    The idea that I'm most intrigued by however is the 'Teacher Switch Day' — what a great idea, I think that you're really on to something and that Principal's would benefit from hearing what you've got to say.

    Day 4, Activity 2: Fighting for Freedom

    Well done for thinking very deeply about this activity — receiving a hiding from your parents is a terrible experience and no child should ever have to endure such pain. My brothers used to receive hidings from my Dad and because I was younger than them there was nothing that I could do to help or to save them.
    You're right, this kind of unfair treatment could lead to depression or thoughts of suicide. How can we love ourselves if it feels as though our parents don't? But this issue is very deeply embedded within our country and within our cultures and I personally think it comes down to an inability to express ourselves — so I applaud you, Angelina, for taking this opportunity to express yourself and how you feel about a very important issue.

    Day 4, Activity 3: Mass Migration

    Thanks for telling us how you feel about Donald Trump building a wall along the border of America and Mexico. I agree with you, I also think it's a bad idea — what's that saying, "love thy neighbour"? Well, Mexico is basically America's neighbour so why cut off their access to a better life? That's like saying, "you're not good enough".

    Imagine that someone wanted to build a wall around Auckland to stop all of the people from rural areas from travelling in and making a life for themselves. Try and think of these people as unable to get work in their small rural towns because there simply isn't work available. Think about all of their family members that would suffer because of this. A lot of people in Mexico travel up to America to make a better life for themselves and for their families, and by restricting this access, Trump is trapping these innocent people in a life of poverty and misery. I'd certainly be angry.

    Thanks so much for your deep and thoughtful responses to these activities, I really do hope you continue to engage us with your opinions.

    All the best,


  2. Kia ora Angelina

    Just a friendly reminder that the Summer Learning Journey programme has already started, therefore you can now stop with your teaser week blogs and go straight into week 1. You will be able to get points for week 1 onwards, so you can be in to win some awesome prizes!

    Here is the link to get you started:

    Really looking forward to reading your blog posts!

    Ngā mihi,

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