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Social Studies – Made in Taiwan: Blog Letter

Recently in social studies we have been learning about the film ‘Made in Taiwan’. There were two guys named Oscar and Nathan who were discovering and learning more about their family history. They took DNA tests and used them for navigation (to go back and look for their origins). It was very beautiful, interesting, and educational to watch. At the very end of the activity we had to write a blog letter about this whole journey.


Blog letter: I have learnt a lot from Nathan and Oscar’s journey. It seemed like they had a precious and beautiful experience. They met new people, new friends, and especially new family relatives. I have learnt that you don’t really need DNA to prove that you have family or certain relatives, you can just tell by the love and connections they/you (Nathan & Oscar) share with your families. I wonder how long in general this journey of Nathan and Oscar was? I wonder where my ancestors are from? I sort of have an idea since I do family history. Thank you Nathan and Oscar for sharing your experience with us! You have inspired many of us to try and look for our family origins.

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Writing – Where Angels Fear To Tread Y9

Task 3:

Where angels fear to tread

This task is about reading to find information and make inferences.

Read ‘Where angels fear to tread‘, then answer the following questions.



How old is Ngorongoro Crater?


Two millions years old




What word does the writer use in the middle of the story to indicate that he wasn’t scared of buffalo?


“But they weren’t lions, only buffalo”. This probably means if you met or saw a buffalo he wouldn’t be frightened. He referred it as it only a buffalo and he didn’t  know the danger of that animal.


c) What would have been a useful item to take on the walk to the lodge?
Flashlight because it was dark and they couldn’t see much…


d) Explain how the saying in the final line, “Fools rush in where angels fear to tread”, goes with the story.

“Fools rush in where angels fear to tread” refers to a person who behaves impulsively; they don’t think before reacting. The saying goes with the story because a group of people, Halina and the speaker travel to Africa before knowing very little about it e.g. dangers, animals, people.


(my explanation) This line goes with the story “I waved my arms at them, and they moved out of our way”. The author and Halina were foolish because they walked into a random place not knowing where they were. They do know that wild animals roam free, especially at night. They waved at the animal as if it was a flock of NZ sheep but they didn’t know how dangerous that animal was.

e) What two lessons could be gained from this story?       i. Think carefully about where you are going and what you are doing (if you don’t know the place).

Ii. To always stop and think before you do something, especially when you encounter a wild animal.


Writing – David O Mckay

Last week for our research task we had to research about a famous person or civilization. I was in a group with Mele once again. We chose David O Mckay because he served as the 9th president of our church. He is one of our inspirations. I hope you have enjoyed this post. Please leave a positive comment on my blog.

Writing – Kyrgyzstan

A couple of weeks ago my literacy class has been doing research. We had to choose a random country we’ve never heard of and do research on it. I worked on this research project with Mele. The country was ‘Kyrgyzstan’ which is located in central Asia. I hope you have enjoyed this post. Please leave a positive comment on my blog.

Writing – Earth Introduction

Task Description: Last week and this week my literacy class is learning about explanation writing. We were put into groups and had to write an introduction based on planet earth. I hope you have enjoyed this post. Please leave a positive comment on my blog.

Earth the blue planet. It’s the 3rd planet from the sun. In this essay we will be talking about earth, its place in the solar system, humans and species and the structure of earth. 70% of earth is made up of water.

Speeches – Self Reflection

Task Description: Last week I shared my speech with my literacy task. For this we had to write a self reflection about ourselves and our speech. My speech was about Hawaii and why it should be your number one destination.

Self Reflection: I think that my speech turned out really well. I think it was a success. I was clear with my voice and I was loud enough that others could hear. I tried to make contact which was quite easy and difficult at the same time.

Persuasive Speech – Why Hawaii should be your number 1 travel destination

Task Description: Over the couple four weeks my literacy class (and the other literacy classes) have been learning about persuasive writing/speeches. We first started by making an ad. Soon after that we chose a topic and then made a persuasive speech about it. My topic was “Why Hawaii should be your number 1 travel destination”. My writing is below this task description. Today I shared my speech with my literacy class. I hope you have enjoyed this post. Please leave a positive comment on my blog.

Writing: Do you want to feel the aloha spirit? Come visit Hawaii. Surfing was invented in Hawaii. The people treat tourists kindly and you can really feel the “aloha” spirit. In my essay I will be stating why Hawaii should be your number 1 travel destination. I will also be sharing Hawaii’s amazing food, their lovely culture, and beautiful nature. 

Hawaii has many fresh fruits that I bet you’ve never had. They have freshly squeezed pineapple juice that I definitely recommend, you might have it every meal of the day. Shaved Ice is one of the many things that you should absolutely try. It’s really good for those hot days. Hawaii has a lot more treats than this. One of my personal favourites is the Mauna Loa Chocolate.

They have a wonderful culture. The Luau is a traditional party or feast that everyone always enjoys. They will usually greet you with a lei which is a symbol for love and for warm greetings. They also have very interesting curses and legends that may fascinate you.  

LEGEND/CURSE: Pele is a Hawaiian goddess who controls fire and volcanoes. She curses and punishes thieves. People who steal from her, they take sand, rocks, shells, anything that is natural from Hawaii. She will punish you by making everyday life difficult. 

Hawaii is home to the only tropical rainforest in the United States. Their native flower is the Yellow Hibiscus which you can only find in Hawaii. They have many beaches with a variety of sands that are different colours (white, red, black, and much more). There are volcanoes scattered all over Hawaii and some of them form islands. Mauna Loa known for being less active for over 35 years. 

In conclusion here are my three main reasons why Hawaii should be your number one travel destination or in other words, your number one place to visit. Their amazing food, their lovely culture, and beautiful nature.  Thank you!

Story Animation

This was my writing activity for the week. We had to make an animation on slides and I’ve made a few before. This animation was about a unicorn, beach, and cast a spell. It was fun and interesting to do. I hope you have enjoyed this post. Please leave a positive comment on my blog.