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.
Matariki Crafting - Workshop prep. Transparencies
I have recently discovered the magic of transparencies. These are pictures made with layers of coloured wax paper. You can either put them in the window or they look beautiful on a dark evening with a candle behind. This weekend as part of my children's school Matariki festival I will be holding a workshop making these. They depict the Matariki story of Tamarereti which I will tell followed by lots of creativity. Drawing, Cutting, sticking. You are welcome to come along and bring your…