Friday, October 22, 2010

Labour Day

On Monday we have a public holiday for Labour Day.
Labour Day was first celebrated in New Zealand on 28 October 1890. It commemorates the struggle for an 8-hour working day.

Some people like to get their garden planted.
Some families like to go away for a short holiday.

What will you be doing for your long weekend?


  1. I like the way it was labour day cause I've watched T.V. and played and had a ukelele
    practice and watched the earth spin I'm so exited cause Maia is coming to my house at Tuesday
    what did you do on the weekend or labour day?

  2. Dear Tristan
    I didn't know you are learning to play the ukelele! Who is teaching you?
    I'm pleased that Maia is coming to your house because you two are very good friends.
    I am in Westport this weekend with Reagan, because she is playing golf. Today I got to caddy for her, which means that I pulled her golf trolley for her and I got to watch her play. I'm very proud of her.

    from Mrs McKenzie

  3. Hi Mrs McKenzie, Miss Robinson and everyone in B4,
    I have just been out working in the garden and thinking about what other people will be doing for their Labour Weekend.
    I love being able to choose, doing some gardening, seeing some friends, catching up with some different class blogs. I am so pleased to have found yours today. It looks very interesting.
    My son, who is 7, is having a pajama day, where he just chooses whatever he wants to do and doesn't even trouble to get dressed. (By the way, Tristan, he is learning ukelele, like you, and has just started recorder).
    We are enjoying wonderful warm sunshine this weekend up here in the North. I wonder if your weather has been beautiful too.
    Last weekend we had great weather too, which was great because it was our Show Day Maybe you would like to have a look at our blog to find out more.
    Ms Donnell, Kaipara Flats

  4. I ate H.CH. toasties what did you ate?
    do you know what H.CH maens?

  5. Dear Ms Donnell
    Thanks for your visiting our blog.
    Labour Weekend is a great time to catch up on things before the end of term gets busy. We have enjoyed some sunny weather but today is overcast!

    I visited your blog and read about Show Day. It is very similar to our Pets Day, which is coming up on Tuesday 2 November. Hopefully the children will be busy this weekend planning and starting their exhibits, and training their pets to walk in the grand parade.

    Mrs McKenzie

    Dear Tristan
    I think H.CH might mean ham and cheese! Am I right?

    It reminded me of a story my grandfather wrote for me when I was little. He had a shopping list from grandma and had to get some' fandch'. Grandad couldn't figure out what fandch was, and asked all of the shopkeepers. Finally he got home and grandma said, "Oh, it was fish and chips, for your lunch"!