Summer Learning Journey - Day 9 - Activities One and Two - School and Learning!
Hi, there, reader.
Another task from the Summer Learning Journey. Gosh, looking at all the posts on my archive for this year already, it’s mostly just Summer Learning Journey posts! That’s quite amazing how far I’ve gone!
Moving onto Day 9 quickly, let me set the scene. Curious Kiwi and I have gone to visit a market today.
Today Curious Kiwi and I decided to go out and visit a local market. When we were there we meet a young boy who was walking to school. He stopped and told us all about what it was like to go to school in Germany. He also gave me a page from his diary to show me what a normal school day is like.
8:00 - 8:45 a.m.
8:45 – 9:30 a.m.
9:30 - 9:40 a.m.
9:40 -10:25 a.m.
11:30 – 12:15 p.m.
12:15- 1:00 p.m.
Okay, so now you’ve read that, here is the first activity:
Think about your school and what you typically do in a day. Compare it with the diary of the student from the country that you are visiting. What is similar between your two school days? What is different? In your blog, tell us:
- The name of the country that you are visiting
- Whether you would rather go to school in New Zealand or in that country and why.
Here we go. I’m visiting Germany at the moment. When I compare what I typically do in a school day, to what happens in a typical German school day, I know that even though we don’t start school on the same time, we start the first school day off with the same subject: Maths. Or Math, as it says from the timetable. And that’s about it, I can’t think of any more comparisons. Haha.
What I can say about what is different, is that they have Science in their schooldays, they have music. Usually in my school days, we have Technology which includes Art, Music, Cooking, and Design. And definitely Religion. That’s different...actually, what is different in general is the times. School starts at 8:00am, the first break time is at 9:30am and lasts for ten minutes, the second break is at 11:10am, and lasts for twenty minutes, and school ends….
Although, even with the differences it gives, I would’ve chosen to stay in New Zealand and learn from a New Zealand school, because I mean, after some hard work, you ought to have a longer break than ten minutes!
Now onto activity two:
Think about your favourite subject at school. In your blogspot tell us:
- The name of your favourite subject
- Why it is your favourite subject
I’ll begin now. My favourite subject is….reading.
Why? I like reading for its...relaxation, basically.
I like reading because of the different areas, while also getting yourself into different medias like books, or magazines, or newspapers, or ONLINE websites like news...online. It challenges your thinking, and you know, one of the many things that I can keep in mind for college is that when doing an activity on a text, the main tool you’ll need for answering questions and such is...the text!
I’ll post the extra activity in a next post, coming not-so-soon!