Wednesday, 25 December 2019

Zaria-SLJ-Day 2 (Up In The Air)

Week 1:Physical Limits
Day 2: Up In The Air
It's day 2 of the summer learning journey. Today we are focusing mainly on people that did amazing things and followed their dreams. Most of those dreams were to do with flying and air planes. My dream is to become a flight attendant. So this interested me a lot. Enjoy!

Activity 1: Flying Solo
For this task we had to compare 2 very talented people that followed there dream of flying. Jean Batten and Amelia Earhart. I made a compare and contrast with the help of my sister!

Activity 2: One Small Step For Man
For this task we had to write a poem about how Neil Armstrong felt about landing on the moon. This was quite an accomplishment, and also where the saying "One Small Step for man, one giant leap for mankind".

Neil Armstrong was one of the most amazing people. He was 1 of 3 people to land on the moon. Neil Armstrong took his first step on the moon and as he did her recited "One Small Step For Man, One Giant Leap For Mankind". Many brave people had attempted but failed to land on the moon, usually this resulted in death. So Neil must have been very brave to take on this task!

Activity 3: Miracle On The Hudson

For this task we had to recount a time, we or someone we know was brave, or did something brave. I didn't know a time I was completely brave
In 2009 Mr Chesley Sullenberger or Sully, received fame when he landed his aeroplane in the middle of the Hudson river. After both engines on sully's plane broke down, he was forced to make an emergency landing on the middle of the Hudson River in New York. Luckily all 155 people on board the plane survived. This was a brave accomplishment, and sully must've been very scared.

My story takes place, a few years. Me and my family were on a holiday in Fiji. My sisters were busy playing with the dogs and I was climbing a tree. I didn't have much to do, and I was bored. Anyways, as I climbed I came across a large beehive. I didn't think to much of it at the time. I continued to climb, but as I did. A large swarm of bees gathered around me. I didn't know what to do, I was scared. I screamed for help. My brave cousin quickly climbed up the tree and helped me get down. I didn't get to many stings, but I was taught a valuable lesson. Don't climb trees without parental super vision. I also learned to stay away from beehives.

That concludes the second day of the summer learning journey. I am having so much fun and can't wait to continue doing the summer learning journey. Hope you enjoyed, stay tuned for more!


  1. Hi Zaria, this is Mrs Collins from Manaiakalani and I'll be commenting on blogs over term break. Well done on posting and participating in the SLJ this year. I really like the venn diagram you have created about two awesome aviators - do you want to be a pilot when you leave school, or maybe a flight engineer? Keep blogging, and commenting on others, to increase your chance of winning one of the awesome prizes and to keep up your learning over the school break!

  2. Kia Ora Zaria,

    I’m Dani, one of the blog commenters for the Kaikohekohe cluster for the Summer Learning Journey. I have heard some great things about the learners in the Manaiakalani cluster so I thought I would jump on and check out some blog posts.

    Wow! I can see you have been working hard to complete your Summer Learning Journey activities to a high standard, well done! I really like how you have displayed your compare and contrast for Jean Batten and Amelia Earhart, what programme or app did you use to create it? Jean Batten and Amelia Earhat were very brave woman to fly airplanes 100 years ago when the planes were very different! Do you think you would be brave enough to fly a plane from England to New Zealand? Did you know that there is a school in Mangere called Jean Batten School? How cool would it be to at a school named after a very well known New Zealander. I think that it is quite cool that they are close to the airport.

    I really like how you have made your poem rhythm. . I can imagine that it would be very scary to land on the moon but I would be very excited to go and explore as soon as I could! Do you think that you would like to visit space at all? One of my friends actually builds rockets, as his job! They are rockets to help send satellites up into space but maybe they will start building rockets to carry people into space soon.

    As it is the holiday period many of the Summer Learning Journey team are currently away from work and are spending some time with their friends and family. This means that you would get many encouraging comments over this time. We want you to keep blogging and we will comment on as many of your posts as we can when everyone is back at work!

    Keep the blogging up!

    Blog ya later,