The Unfurling Fern, the Koru, new beginnings again and again!

The Unfurling Fern, the Koru, symbolising new beginnings again and again!

Some ECE basic Maori Phrases to use while in centers or with children to help with increasing billingual speaking and enhancing childhood development

Some ECE basic Maori Phrases to use while in centers or with children to help with increasing billingual speaking and enhancing childhood development

Classroom Treasures: Māori Resources

Classroom Treasures: Māori Resources I can take the roll using this - one of my practicum teachers did this!

Springston Te Reo : Mihi for Kids

WALT: Write our own mini using an adapted format. Recite our own mini with correct pronunciation.

symbol KORU is the Maori word for "bight" or "loop" and refers to the new shoots of the silver fern, The spiral shaped koru is derived from an unfolding silver fern frond. The circular movements towards an inner coil refers to 'going back to the beginning'. The unfurling frond itself is symbolic for new life, hope, perfection, rebirth, a new start, awakening, personal growth, purity, nuturing, a new phase in life, the spirit of rejuvenation and peace.

The spiral shaped Maori koru is derived from an unfolding silver fern frond. The circular movements towards an inner coil refers to 'going back to the beginning'. The unfurling frond itself is symbolic of new life;

Topic: Kaitaka style of cloak | Collections Online - Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Kaitaka are the fine flax cloaks of chiefs, made from top-quality muka (flax fibre) and bordered with tāniko (geometric patterning). Woven into them is a story of great artistry and innovation.

Kaitaka aronui/pātea (fine cloak with deep lower tāniko border and horizontal aho weft rows)

Te Reo Maori

Te Reo Maori

40 Waiata (free) teaching basic sentence structure.  Aimed towards preschool/Junior school but could be used further up.

Aimed towards preschool/Junior school but could be used further up.

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