Monday, 18 December 2017

Summer Learning Journey day #1 activity #2 - The First Settlers

Maybe the first settlers were brave enough to leave their homeland and be in search of another island. Using the waka/voyaging canoe they managed to arrive in an island which is not far from their homeland (Polynesia). They named the island. 

If that were me I would obviously feel scared, nervous and confused. Being on a waka/voyaging canoe for that long could be dangerous and you never know what sea creature might be on to you like a giant octopus or shark if so I would jump into the water and pretend that i'm dead and they will hopefully swim away (maybe?). but being in a waka/voyaging canoe for that long wou
ld make me feel sea sick and scared. 


  1. Hi Viva,
    My name is Patricia Santos and I will be blogging with you for the Summer Learning Journey. I really like how you wrote about how would you feel if you were in that journey because it does make your text more authentic and compelling. Also, I think that is great that you used a picture to create a visual image of the waka as the use of images can really support your written.
    Moving forward I think it would be great if you could explain the activity before write your answers as this can help your followers to understand and engage more with what you are written about.

    Kia Kaha,


  2. Hi Vivanisi,
    Do you think you would also be home sick if you traveled on a boat for a long time? Also, I am pretty sure that if you pretended to be dead the shark would eat you. It is still good to see what you would do in that kind of scenario though!

    Great work