Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Daniel's Whakapapa Journey


                                                 My Whakapapa Journey

My name is Daniel. I am 9 years old. I have a small immediate family. That means we can count them. But I have a big extended family!

The three koru at the top of my picture are my great grandfather, great  grandma and my other great grandfather. My great grandfather on my mother’s side was called William Ford. He was born in the 1820’s and died in 1905. He was the father of Irish inventor Henry Ford.

 The big Koru are my mum and dad. They are shaped as a heart because they are married.      

My mum is an organised Woman, who works as a Teacher. My dad is very funny and serious. He is a Maintenance man.                                                               

The Koru in the middle are my brother, Augustine, my sister, Marii and me. Augustine, who I call Auggy, is a very sporty person. He will only play soccer, rugby and other ball games. I am more of an indoor person. I do like sports too though.

I like History and other Subjects. 

My sister, Marii is the only one in my Whanau with the least weight. I really like everything my Whanau likes. My family likes everything like Sports and veggies. 

Tuesday, 30 June 2020

The Glum tree

I feel cold because my leaves are like a warm blanket to me but now they are all gone. I have to sleep cold on freezing nights. I wish they would never fall off during winter. The freezing cold makes me feel that I am in Antarctica. I don't like it when people trample my leaves. I feel so sad :( I also don’t like it when people climb over my naked body. It feels like cockroaches crawling all over me. Pinecone trees laugh at me because I am bare and they’re not. I feel so bad for my leaves on the ground because they are crushed and crumpled by the unforgiving winter weather.

Sunday, 26 January 2020

My Road Trip: - Daniel Ripata

                                                                   My Road Trip
                                                                        By Daniel Ripata

                                                               Chapter 1: Drive Time!
Last Week My Family and I Went on a Road Trip to New Plymouth. First we Woke Up Early. Then we Brushed Our Teeth And Changed Into Our Clothes And Then We Packed Our Clothes and Everything Else That We Needed. We Were On the Ute On Our Way to New Plymouth.
We have visited some other Places out Of Auckland.

                                                      Chapter 2: Visiting Small Towns
We Visited Other Small Towns and Places on our way to New Plymouth. I will Name Some - Te Kuiti, Waitomo, Three Sisters and a few that I forgot their names. The First Town (Or City) We Stopped at Was The McDonalds in Hamilton. It was a Five - Hour Drive to New Plymouth so we need to have breakfast. After breakfast, we continued with our drive. Finally, "We Arrived At Your Destination" Said The GPS Map. "Get Out Of The Car"Dad said, Then We All Got
out of the Car Except Dad and My Little Sister 'Marii'. Mum, my Brother and I got out of the Car
And Went To the Camp Site office. They let us Sleep in a Cabin for  the first night and then the second night we Put up Our Tent and sleep on the grass. After setting up on the first evening, We Went to the Pukekura Lights Festival. It was an amazing experience because we don't have that in Auckland.


                                                  Chapter 3: Next Morning
I Woke up this Wet, Sunny Morning Outside the Cabin and We had Toast. Then We Made some Friends At this PlayGround Called the Jumping Pillow. Then I Helped My Family Put up the Tent.
Then We went somewhere to Get Food. Then We had Lunch and Then Mum and Dad Told
us that We can Swim at the Beach. This Kind Old Man let Me Use his Paddleboard. It was just like
Surfing but on your Belly. After that Mum Told us We have to  go Home to get Dinner. In Fact Dinner Was Fish and Chips. That was Delicous.

                                                     Chapter 4: 'Goodbye'
Next Morning I was Prepared to Leave the Campsite. So, We Packed Everything up. Even our Tent.
Then it was time to go Home. Another 5 - Hour Drive Through All the Other Small Towns. Our First Stop was Eltham And We saw the Rokotare Lake. Then We came To Hawera. We Saw The Water Tower. We Came through Inglewood and I saw the Toy Museum. Then We Came to Opunake and Saw the Beach. After That We Drove to Patea and Saw Turi's Canoe. We Went through Stratford and saw King Edward's Park. We then stopped at Whanganui. We saw the Whanganui river, it was calm and beautiful. We stopped to play at the Kowhai Park and have a rest because we will then drive for another 3 hours. Then We Went to Ohakune and We saw The Big Carrot. And We saw The Old Train
Bridge. We saw Mt. Ruapehu. Then We Came to Waiouru and We saw The Army Museum. Then We Went to Taumaranui and saw A Moa.   Then When We Came Back to Home In Auckland. I Kissed Everything That I Had. I Had The Best Road Trip Ever.

Friday, 10 January 2020

Wk 4: Day 5 - Concluding the Journey

Hi everyone,

It was a pleasure to be in this Summer Learning Journey this year. My favourite activity that I enjoyed doing the most was the En Pointe (Week 4). I like this activity because I like the quote that I chose. It helps me to remember that I can do any big jobs by breaking it into small jobs.

I don't have any activity that I don't like. I like all the activities.

I have learned through this Summer Learning Journey that I can do lots of things on the computer.  And I also learned about lots of famous people and what they did to be famous. I like history and I think I am good at it.

For the future of this SLJ, I think nothing should be changed. I like the way it is designed.

Thank you for allowing me to participate in this SLJ. I really like working and reading people's comments on my blog.

Daniel. R