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.
Maori Bookmarks to Make and Colour
A big shout out to Renee who leads a Canadian Girl Guide Brownie group. I'm really sorry these got here late - but here they are nonetheless. A mock-up of what they might look like. You can make them plain (one-sided).... Maori Bookmark Page 1 ...or make them double-sided... Just print and cut lengthwise as shown in the mock-up. Maori Bookmark Page 2 Have 'em plain or colour 'em. Just click on the pics to download... :) M
How to make a manu taratahi
Follow these instructions to make a triangular child’s kite: Figure 1: Lay the feathered toetoe stalks on top of the unfeathered stalk as shown. Bind the stalks together with string. Figure 2: Lace together dry raupō leaves in groups of six. Start at the wide ...
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…
Hearts and Stars
This year I decided to do my stars and hearts. But, after doing them for a couple of years, I was ready for a change. This is a very shuttle change, and my first graders are still getting what I want out of this lesson, which is practicing line. I did choose to leave out the stamping part, but that would be easy to do in the background, maybe next year. Below are some images from that lesson from a previous post. This lesson was featured here, on Deep Space Sparkle. I do this often with my…