Room 10 Nelson Central School 2015
Welcome back to our first blog post for Term 2. This term we will be sharing focusing on Maori whakatauki or proverb each month and a new Maori word each week. The kupu o te wiki was kura meaning school. This is how it can be used in a sentence: He nui taku kura. My school is big. The whakatauki for April is: Sam and I are both very impressed with how the children have turned into real experts when it comes to folding and recycling their milk cartons, a great start to our Zero Waste topic In…
Waitangi Day Story Book
A story book for New Zealand years 2-4 (aged 6-9) that introduces and explains the Treaty of Waitangi and Waitangi Day in language young children can understand. Ideal for the start of your discussion on Waitangi Day. NOTE: This book does not cover every single thing that happened before, during or after the Treaty was signed. Please look at the preview which features all of the book to see if this resource meets your needs. This 7 page book helps students understand-what the Treaty is-what…
Our own wharenui. Each picture on the maihi represents something important to one student or the class just as the carvings on a meeting house might depict something about the hapu of that marae. On the amo are images of legends that resonate with the class.
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
Opening and closing Karakia
The Treaty of Waitangi is an inherent part of our practice where Tikanga and te reo are woven into the fabric of our day...here are our karakia to open and close the day.
Maui and the Sun- Art
This artwork was completed with a Year 1 & 2 class as part of a Māori Myths and Legends unit. We read “How Maui Slowed the Sun” by Peter Gossage and did some drama activities before…