Green Grubs Garden Club
I love having a positive and celebratory learning focus - especially in the middle of winter! Matariki has links to so many areas of the curriculum and key competencies - science, art, myths and legends, gardening, healthy eating, goal setting and reflection to name just a few. I'm sure that most primary teachers will agree that the best way into most topics and inquiry is through a great book - so I've compiled a little list of my favourites! Most of these books come complete with several…
Maori Culture Shines in the Film Whale Rider
The New Zealand film "Whale Rider" tells the story of a 12-year old Maori girl whose ancestor Paikea was the whale rider. Excellent foreign film for kids!