Day: December 22, 2022

SLJ – Smart Chips (+ step it up activity)

Talofa, Everyone!

This activity was all about learning the 12 days of christmas, but in the Maori/Kiwi version. I got to watch the cool homemade video that even included pictures of each of the 12 days. I really liked this activity because I got to have a go at memorising the days because we had to fill in a sheet of all the days using smart chips. I had to remember every single one!

I still had lots of fun though. Here it is:

Step it up activity:

For this step it up, I got to make my own smart chip sheet by listening to a christmas song, and replace at least 6 of the words for smart chips. I chose ‘Santa Claus is coming to town’ I had so much fun with this activity because I got to make everything cool.


What Christmas Carol would you choose?

SLJ – How are rainbows made? (Step It Up)

Kia Ora everyone!

This blogpost is a ‘step it up’ activity from the other one I did, Mnemonics. The step it up activity taught us about how rainbows are made, which was really cool! I was so shocked and it was something new to me! I had always wondered how they were made. I made a cool Google Drawing to explain how they are made.

Did you know this? What is something new you learned?

SLJ – How Good Is Your Memory?

Kia Ora!

Another activity has been put up on the SLJ Blog and this is what it is! Our task today is to learn ‘Mnemonics’ and when you pronounce it the ‘M’ is silent. There were many different ones you could do, but I chose the ‘ROYG.BIV’ Also known as the colours of the rainbow.

I have recorded a video of myself explaining Mnemonics and how ROYG.BIV helps you remember all the colours!

What is an example of a mnemonic you know?

SLJ – Shape Poems (Poetry Slam)

Kia Ora everyone!

This activity that I have chosen is called ‘Shape Poems’. For this activity, all we have to do is think of a thing! (e.g a cat) and then make a poem about that chosen thing, but the catch is you have to make it the shape of the thing! I chose an umbrella and I made a poem about rain and not being able to play because without rain we would have no umbrellas!

I found this activity really fun because I got to do research on shape poems and I got to see really cool examples. I also got to challenge myself by finding the right rhyming word for each line.

Just incase, here is a video of me reading the poem.