Korimako (Bellbird), Tiritiri Matangi Island
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Korowai of Knowledge
Fab Five have been busy creating feathers for our Korowai (cloak) of Knowledge. The feathers have the te reo Maori vocabulary we have come across in our Matariki readings and research that were new to us. Each student worked on their individual feathers and they looked pretty neat but when all our hard work was combined into the cloak, we thought it looked pretty amazing!
Bill✔️ Wax-eye (Tauhou) having "an absolute ball" in a massive cluster of food-rich Kowhai flowers, a New Zealand early springtime scene. Winter can be quite hard for many birds, and for nectar-eaters, the Kowhai are the first food of the new summer season. Tui birds also wait and wait till Spring time, and will then fly up to 100kms to get the good food! (Image curation & caption: @BillGP). Bill Gibson-Patmore. Bill✔️
This is a non telephoto image- in fact it was shot in close up mode. These little birds are really tiny and fast..This one flew into my window and was stunned for a while, otherwise I could never get this close. I am still getting used to my new Nikon p6000..seems like it is pretty good for a pocket camera
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…
Maori Karakia or prayer... May the sun bring you energy by day May the moon softly restore you by night May the rain wash away your worries May the wind blow new strength into your being May you walk on this earth in peace all the days of your life and know its beauty for ever and ever, amen