Summer Reading Program: Universe of Stories (1)
It's time to start figuring out the details of summer reading. This is on my to-do list this week. I'm usually a little bit more ahea...
Maori Language Classroom Decor Set - Word & Phrase Posters, Birthday Chart, Alphabet, Days of Week+ | Teaching Resources
Colourful Maori Language Classroom Decor Set - Word & Phrase Posters, Birthday Chart, Alphabet, Days of Week+ This pack of resources is everything you need to brighten up your classroom and create instant impact! There are language posters, birthday posters, months of the year and days of the week for display boards, alphabet posters and welcome/goodbye signs for your classroom door. Perfect for helping students learn Te Reo kupu (words) and phrases. 16 colour posters cover topics such as…
Make a Manu Tukutuku (kite) — Kids Greening Taupo | Learning Through Nature
Manu means both bird and kite, tukutuku refers to winding out the line. Kites were flown to celebrate the start of the Māori New Year, when Matariki (the Pleiades) appeared in the mid-winter night sky. You can make your own manu tukutuku using natural resources from your backyard. You co
Maui and the sun
We have been reading the book Maui and the sun. It's about how Maui and his brothers work as a team to slow down the sun so that everyone can enjoy longer days. We talked about how we are a team as well and shared our ideas about how we all help in our classroom. Then we made our own sun and took photos of ourselves pulling the sun in. It was a lot of fun and we enjoyed learning how to use the cameras. Take a look at our finished display.
This was one of my classes projects for our annual auction this year. … - Rebel Without Applause
This was one of my classes projects for our annual auction this year. Love how it turned out! Best P
Masterpiece Monday & Art Around the World - Day #10 - Maori of New Zealand
Today for a Masterpiece Monday and Art Around the World two-fer, we're traveling to New Zealand to learn about the Māori people, who are the indigenous Polynesian peoples of New Zealand. They have a rich
The Seven (9) Sisters of Matariki Star Printable
To celebrate and learn about Matariki we have made this Seven (9) Sisters of Matariki Star Printable. Matariki is the Māori name for the cluster of stars also commonly known as the Pleiades. It ris…
Matariki Art Overload!
One of the things I've missed doing in the last three years before I began my current position, was learning about Matariki with my very own class. Last year and the year before I got to do a bit with classes I was relieving in. I've blogged previously about Matariki. Matariki - an overview of a unit of work from 2012 when I had a Year 5-8 class. Matariki Art from 2016 when I was relieving in a couple of Year 5/6 classes. A touch of Matariki for 2017 when I relieved in a Y3/4 last year…