Common Maori Classroom Phrases Charts
23 common commands and 6 common questions are listed on this fantastic chart in both Te Reo and English. Ideal for introducing everyday Maori language into classrooms
Writing a Mihi
Everything flows from the mountain, through the river. Then the people settle, so this is the order in which we say our mini. Below is the template we have used to write our mihi's.
Matariki Fact Recall
We have been learning about Matariki and the constellation. Matariki is a small cluster of stars and it is also known as Plieades. There are several hundred stars but only seven of them can be seen. Matariki is a traditional Maori New Year. Matariki is celebrated with education and sharing ideas. Matariki is a time for remembering people you've lost.
Korowai of Knowledge
Fab Five have been busy creating feathers for our Korowai (cloak) of Knowledge. The feathers have the te reo Maori vocabulary we have come across in our Matariki readings and research that were new to us. Each student worked on their individual feathers and they looked pretty neat but when all our hard work was combined into the cloak, we thought it looked pretty amazing!
Nursery rhymes and songs - Bilingual posters in Maori and English
A selection of 5 nursery rhymes and songs in both te reo Pakeha (English) and te reo Māori. Includes Baa Baa Black Sheep, E Rere Taku Poi, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Hey Diddle Diddle and Tohora Nui. Perfectly suited for Playcentres, Kindergartens, Early Childhood Centres and primary schools. Brig...
Another great sing-along song, this is the Maori language version of that classic "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star." If you want to know more about what we do at KidStart, call us today on 0800 KIDSTART. With Centre or Home-based options you can make the right decision for your family. KidStart, where children learn, play and grow!
Domestic Reo 17 “Kei a wai?” [Shapes, nga āhua]
It has been a while since I posted one of these. Today I brought home some old kēmu [games] from Kohanga Reo to sort them out and fix them up. The game is called “Kei a wai” and is in…