Thursday, April 18, 2013

Our Mihi

WALT: share about ourselves
Lachlan and Fletcher created this movie using the 'show me' app on the ipad. Ka mau te wehi!


ANZAC day is fast approaching and we will all be on our school holidays. Check out this website with mum or dad which helps us to understand a bit more about this memorial day.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The leaves are green

Poem of the week is the called The leaves are Green. We noticed that autumn is coming and the leaves ate falling. Abby has illustrated poem for the blog this week.

Can you think of more words like brown?

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Poem of the week

This weeks song is a Maori proverb. It is a special saying that has a message to teach us.

Digital dudes: can you explain what the message is that we can learn from this song?

Illustrated by Maria.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Marae Trip (Shared Writing)

WALT: write a recount

That means we are writing about an experience that we have had.

Success Criteria:
Write what we enjoyed
Write about how we felt
Add detail about what I did
Write about what it looked like

I felt a little bit nervous as we walked up the path. The girls were doing the karanga and I knew that it was going to be a special day. Before we walked inside we all had to take our shoes off. once we sat down I spent a little bit of time looking at the carvings. They looked like maori warriors frozen still and stuck to the wall. They made me feel a little bit scared. David and the other leader started out with a speech. They spoke a little bit of Maori and a little bit of English. The leader of the tangata whenua spoke about the special people that are connected to the marae that had past away. Thier photos were hanging on the back wall. The part of the powhiri that I was most excited about was the hongi. I wasn't feeling very confident but I wanted to give it a try. The line was moving very slowly and the boys went first. They all did such a great job. Then I was my turn and I did it. It felt so good afterwards and I am so glad I gave it a try.

Monday, April 8, 2013

We were wondering...

We were wondering about the marae.

Do you know the answers to some of our wonderings? We hope to find out some on our trip.

What is a Hariru

A hariru is a part of the protocol at a powhiri. It is when you shake hands or hongi with the tangata whenua (people belonging to the place). To hongi you have to press noses together.

We had a practice with our buddies.

At first we were nervous about trying something new. Then we tried it and it was fun.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Ti Rakau

This week we have been learning a song called E papa Waiari because next week at the marae some of us will be learning the actions with sticks/rakau.

Here is the song words and tune for you to practice. THere is also a clip of other kids doing the actions as well.

Digital Dudes: Learn the words you stuck into your poem book today. If you want, roll up some magazines and have a go at the actions.