Thursday, 7 January 2016

Setting: Far Away from home

For my first task to be completed , I have chose to find the setting for Far Away from home. This book is set before the Taliban began their conquest for Afghanistan as well in the prime time for the terror group.


Rachel Williamson said...

Hi Pote,

It's great to see that you are actively blogging over the summer holiday period! The book that you have chosen sounds very interesting but also quite dramatic. It deals with a very serious subject. What attracted you to this book? Where you interested in learning more about Afghanistan?

I have never traveled to the Middle East but I understand that it is quite a fascinating place. If you're interested in learning more about other fascinating places around the world please consider joining our Summer Learning Journey programme. The programme has fun activities that you can do that related to travel and adventure in countries like Canada, Malaysia, England, Chile and Germany!

To join the programme, please log onto this site ( to register. You can then complete any of the weekly activities that are located on the 'Weekly Activities' page and blog about them. Each blog is worth points and, at the end of the summer, I will add up your points. The students with the most points from each school will earn prizes.

Would you like to join our journey? I hope so! It will be a great way to practice your reading and writing skills before you come back to school in February :)

I'll check your blogspot again later in the week to see if you've taken up the challenge and joined our journey.

Rachel Williamson said...

Hi Pote!

It's Rachel and I am sending you this message as a friendly reminder that the summer blogging project (Summer Learning Journey) is currently underway. It is a great way for you to practice your reading and your writing before school starts back in a few weeks!

The blogging programme has been running for two weeks and is about to head into the final week (Week 3). There are over 20 fun activities in the programme and you can complete as many as you wish. Each activity is worth points and the points will be added up at the end of the summer. Students with the most points will win prizes. All participants will also earn a badge and a certificate.

I will be checking your blog spot every day up to and including Tuesday 26 January (the last day of the blogging programme) to see if you have joined our journey!

If you would like to join us and receive lots of comments and feedback, please log onto the Summer Learning Journey website:, register and then click on the 'Weekly Activities' tab. You will likely want to start with 'Week 1.' During week 1 you will be invited to choose a country to travel to, buy an airline ticket, watch the All Blacks perform a cool safety video, pack your suitcase, and review a good book for the airplane ride!

A number of students from your school are currently participating in the programme and we're all having a great time. If you'd like to be one of them, please log on and blog today!

Hope to see you online this week :)


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