Saturday, 23 May 2015

Telling my Story

On Friday 15th of May we had the Junior School cross-country. We ran hard in the mud and the puddles; some of us even ran up and down Cycle Mountain!
We decided to tell our cross-country stories. We have done this in two ways. Firstly we wrote our story. We used our senses to help add some details to our writing. We thought about what we could see, what we could hear, what we could feel and how we felt in our heart.
We also told our story in ‘code’. With Carolyn we thought about how we can use paint and symbols to share our story. Again we thought about what we could see, what we could hear, what we could feel and how we felt in our heart.

Success Criteria:
  • Plan my writing
  • Add details to my writing
  • Create a code to tell my story
  • Speak clearly and with expression as I tell my story


How I am going
Plan my writing
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Add details to my writing
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Create a code to tell my story
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Speak clearly and with expression as I tell my story
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Reflection

I really like: running fast in the puddles

I think I need to practice: finding the sounds fast.

Something that really helped me was: Deb helped me with my writing.

Kerri Thinks
The cross country was a great day and I am pleased you loved running in the puddles. You planned your writing with talk and a picture. You used your senses, what you could feel, to write about your day. Your next step is to add another sentence to your story - 2 sentences in one day. Another step is to find some of the sounds by yourself (without Deb)

Thursday, 7 May 2015

My Mihi

We use our mihi to introduce ourselves. It helps others to know where we are from and to see if there are any connections. We have been working hard to learn the RSS mihi and have created some art to go with it.

We were inspired by our trip to the Marae last term and the way koru are used as part of a pattern to tell stories. In our art we have used koru to represent the people in our families. We have chosen their favourite colours to add another detail to our story. We chose a background for our koru to help share our connections.

Success Criteria:
  • My art tells a story about me 
  • I can say the Mihi clearly
  •  I use expression when I speak
How I am going

My art tells a story about me 
Kerri thinks




I can say the Mihi clearly
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I use expression when I speak
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Reflection

I really like: the colours in my picture. Mum is red.

It was really hard when: I had to say the words in Māori. I forgot the words.

Something that really helped me was: Rachelle helped me with my background and some cutting.

Kerri Thinks
Daniel, your art tells a story about your family and what colours they like. You thought about your mums favourite colour and chose red for her koru. It is triky to learn how to say the words properly in another language. Keep on practising, you can use your blog to help, and you will get better and better.