Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Summer Learning Journey: Week One Day Three Activity One: The More the Merrier!

Day Three: It’s All in the Family
Activity One: The More the Merrier?
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In the 1800s, most families were pretty big. In fact, many parents had an average of seven to nine children.  Imagine that you were a child in the 1800s and you had nine siblings.

On your blog, please tell us how you would feel. Would you enjoy being a member of such a large family? Why or why not?

I would love to be a member of a large family just not the youngest or the oldest, because if I were the oldest I would get blamed for the most and others will rely on me, which I can’t handle to be honest. Also if I were the youngest of nine I would be doing everyone's “mini” chores. The reason why I would love to be a member of nine siblings because I would never be lonely nor board, the house would be loud and active.


  1. Hi Saveu,

    My name's Ruby and I'm one of the people who will be blogging with you this summer for the Summer Learning Journey.

    Those are some really good reasons! I think you're right that everyone would rely on the oldest child in a big family. They would have to do a lot of big jobs for their family. Do you do any chores at home? I had to do lots of chores when I was younger and even more now I'm older!

    I really like what you've said about how you wouldn't be lonely or bored. You definitely wouldn't be! I think it would be fun, but sometimes I would need my own space.

    I look forward to reading more of your blog over summer.

  2. Hi Saveu
    My name is Sarah and I go to Glen Innes School
    Those are really good reasons! I think you are right they will always put their foot down for the oldest sister. What would you love to have in common with your siblings?