Saturday, 29 December 2018

SLJ W1 D5 A1/2/3 Blink and You'll Miss It

Day 5: Blink and You’ll Miss It

(Dear helpers of SLJ I am sorry that I haven't been posting some blog-posts I've just been quite busy these holidays. Just to let you know I will not be blogging on Sundays because I got church and other things I need to be at. Thank for taking you time to read my blog-posts though! Cheers, Amelia.)

Activity 1: Towering Timbers

Sharing my opinion towards logging
Image result for new zealand logging
To be very honest I don’t know whether we should even ban logging or not. The usual answer would be “yes!” we shall band logging. But, the more I think about it’s actually very hard for me to find an exact answer about this problem. Therefore I have decided to write two reasons why logging should be banned and another two talking about why we shouldn’t band logging.

Why we shouldn’t ban logging:

1. Even if we don’t band logging there is still going to be benefits about it. For those who think logging should be illegal look at the house you are living in than ask yourself “Should we actually be banding logging?”. If you knew it or not tree’s help design the things that are around you. For example Your house, the medicine you’re taking when you're sick, The newspaper and a whole lot of other useful items.

2. Logging is a hard job that you have to put a lot of effort into that is provided to us people. When people think about banning logging they forget that people have a job as a logger. As a result, It’s actually not fair to just take the employees jobs away from them because it’s not that easy to find a new job and you never know if they are struggling with money.

Why we should ban logging:

1. There are many consequences when it comes to logging. Believe it or not if there were completely no trees in the world we probably wouldn’t survive at all. Why you say so? Because trees produce many resources to keep us alive and the world safe. For example, Trees provide healthy food like nuts and fruits especially apples, pears, peaches and cherries. Trees also supply air, soil and water depending on what role the trees play

2. Secondly we should ban logging the reason for this is that when loggers do there job they create these huge patches. Most of the time these patches get ruled over by manufactures who design different gadgets from factories. Adding on to that, yes factories do help create stuff but, the bad side to it is that it creates air pollution which introduces poison or fumes to earth's atmosphere in a way that makes it harmful to humans.

Activity 2: Living on the edge

Writing a letter to Makayla

For this task we learnt about a place called Tundra. Our task was to write a letter to anyone we want then gather all the information about what we've learnt and put it in a formation of a letter. I found this task very easy because I found very interesting information about Tundra.

Activity 3: Going, Going….gone

Life In Aotearoa


  1. Good morning Amelia!

    Wow, I am really impressed by this post. I particularly liked the list of pros and cons that you provided in the first activity. It is clear that you were very thoughtful and that you considered the issue from both sides. After writing about it, what you think we should do? Should we ban logging in New Zealand? It is certainly a contentious (hotly debated) issue in NZ and people often feel very strongly one way or the other. I personally worry about the future of our forests if we log too much of our native bush. I worry that we won't have places left for our birds and native animals to find shelter. I also worry that we will remove so many trees that we, as humans, don't have enough clear air to breathe (trees help to filter out a lot of the toxic carbon dioxide from the air and produce oxygen that we breathe). It's a pretty serious issue, isn't it?

    Fortunately, we have time to make changes and do what we can to protect the environment. Aronui and I actually just built a veggie garden in our backyard to try and grow our own food. I'm hoping that it will work and that we'll have a lot of fun doing it!

    Do you have a garden at your house? This is the first garden that I have ever made and it is proving to be a challenge. I am determined to do my best, though, and will try to meet the challenge head on!

    I know that you are also one to embrace challenges and to look forward to new opportunities. I wonder what 2019 will bring...

    All the best for a great start to the new year!

    Bye for now,
    Rachel :)

    1. Kia Ora Rachel!

      Sorry I haven't has time to reply to your comments. It's just been very busy these holidays!

      I am still a little lost with this logging situation about whether we keep our trees safe or just keep on busting them down. I think that we should make a little system like we can only do logging for a certain period just to keep the trees and loggers equal. I really enjoyed reading your opinion towards this problem. You pointed out really interesting facts which almost persuaded me to join you side of this problem. I agree this is a very serious problem and we should be aware of what might happen.

      Yes! I do have a garden in my house. Since my parents/grandparents grew up in Tonga they are really into gardening and keeping our land beautiful Why? Well back in Tonga gardening was an everyday thing and what they would do is create a massive plantation filled with vegetables and Taro leaves.

      Today my garden has been growing a whole lot more due to the fact that we have been really taking care of it. Now that it's all grown we pick some of the leaves off like our Taro leaves. Then we take that inside to create Palusami.

      Thanks for the comment Rachel! I really love participating in this blogging program.

      Amelia :)

    2. Kia Ora Amelia,

      Thanks for your amazing note! I didn't realise that your grandparents and parents grew up in Tonga. That is really interesting and does explain why your family would be really into gardening. I can picture the large plantations in Tonga that are filled with vegetables and Taro leaves. I have always wanted to try Palusami but never had the chance. I will have to make sure that I try it the next time I get the chance!

      I'm so glad that you enjoy participating in the blogging programme. We really enjoy reading your work!

      Wishing you a very happy new year. Do you have any plans for tonight? Our family is going to have a barbecue and possibly go out to see some fireworks. What about you?

      Wishing you a very happy 2019!

      See you online in the new year,

      Rachel :)

  2. Hey Amelia,

    Fantastic Post! I am super sorry for the late comment, but it's better late than never right. I am in a bit of a rush right now as I am about to pick up a family member from the airport, which I am really excited for. I loved your post and how much effort you put towards your learning. My favourite activity would have to be activity 2, Living on the edge. Your letter to Makayla about your trip to Tundra was amazing. I loved reading it but I'm sorry to say that I have to go.

    Overall great work, hope to see you soon.

    Who is another person you would like to write a letter to, about Tundra?