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
Kerri thinks


Add details to my writing
Kerri thinks


Create a code to tell my story
Kerri thinks

Speak clearly and with expression as I tell my story
Kerri thinks


Reflection

I really like: the art because nobody can read it, it is like a code. I also liked it when Kerri used my idea in the modelling book.

It was hard when: I had to stop when I was trying to run the whole way.

Something that really helped me was: having lots of cross country practise. It helped me when we did lots of talking and wrote down lots of words to use.

Kerri Thinks
You have told the story of your cross country in 2 ways, you used words and a painted code. It is cool how your art can tell a story that you can read and explain to people, just like a code. Your next step is to add more details to the ideas in your writing plan. This will help you add more details to your writing.

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
Kerri thinks



I use expression when I speak
Kerri thinks



Reflection

I really like: the colours that I used for the koru because they are quite bright.

It was really hard when: saying the mihi and the recording because the māori words were quite hard.

Something that really helped me was: listening to Heidi because she is really good at it (saying the māori words).

Kerri Thinks
You have thought about the colours your family likes to create a beautiful piece of art that tells a story about your family.  It can be tricky learning a different language but what a great learner you are Jamie, you can find friends to help you with your learning. Keep on practising, you can use your blog to help, and you will start to find those tricky māori words easier and easier!