Monday, 8 January 2018

SLJ 3 WK Bouns Activity

Day 3: It’s All in the Family Day 3: It’s All in the Family

Activity 1: The More, the Merrier?
victorian family.jpg
In the 1800s, most families had pretty big families. In fact, many parents had an average of
seven to nine children.  Imagine that you were a child in the 1800s and you had nine

On your blog, please tell us how you would feel. Would you enjoy being a member of such
a large family? Why or why not?

Activity 2: Acknowledging Ancestry
Everyone is a member of there only family. Some of us have bigger families and some of
us have very small families. When I have the opportunity to talk about my amazing family
and my ancestry I sometimes choose to use a pepeha. If It is a very special way of
identifying who I am and where I come from. There are many other versions of pepeha
but most provide people with great information about who you are and where you come
from (i.e. your whakapapa). Use this link below and watch this preparing a pepeha to see
how you could do it

Ko ________________________ te maunga    The mountain that I affiliate* to is…
Ko ________________________ te awa          The river that I affiliate to is….
Ko ________________________ te waka The waka that I affiliate to is…
Ko ________________________ tōku tīpuna My founding ancestor is…
Ko ________________________ tōku iwi          My tribe is…
Ko ________________________ tōku hapu My sub-tribe is…
Ko ________________________ tōku marae My marae is…
Ko ________________________ ahau I am from…
Ko________ rāua ko ___________ōku mātua  My parents are … and …
Ko ________________________ tōku ingoa. My name is …

*affiliate means to associate with, or be close to.

Ko Gatineau te maunga.
Ko Mississippi te awa.
Ko James Telford Stirling tōku tīpuna.
Ko Williamson-Stirling tōku iwi.
Ko Williamson tōku hapū.
Ko Almonte tōku marae.
Ko Almonte, Canada ahau.
Ko Leslie rāua, ko Ron oku mātua.
Ko Rachel tōku ingoa.

If you have completed your pepeha,on your blog post you pepeha.If even want to post a
video of you reading your only pepeha then you can

My brother:said that he loved to play basketball and eat a lot of food

           My Mom:said that she loves to sing and help other people.
My Sister:Said that she loved to play sport and read books


  1. Hi there Tehillah, thank you for sharing your Pepeha with us. It's great to see that you were able to include so much information, well done!
    What is your favourite line from your Pepeha and why?

    I've also really enjoyed reading a few interesting facts about your brother, your mum and your sister. I like how you've been able to post a few photos to accompany these facts too.

    I also like to play basketball and eat a lot of food! It sounds like you have a really outgoing and active family.

    What two facts would you include about yourself for this activity?

    Great blogging Tehillah! I hope you keep it up throughout the summer.

    Billy :)

  2. Hi Billy,thanks for you lovely comment.Two facts about me would be that I love to play netball and My dog is named after my friends.Thank you for reading my blog post it is very kind of you.Tell me two facts about you.