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.
Over the last week I've been attending a Maori Art taster course. During those 4 days we had to complete our NCEA booklet and also create a piece of Maori Art on some MDF board. The one above is mine, using the Koiri patterns and those three colors. Its approximately 80cm x 20cm.
Springston Te Reo
WALT: Write our own mini using an adapted format. Recite our own mini with correct pronunciation. Recall our mini from memory. It's all about me and where I fit into my family. Your mihi tells the story of the place and the people you beloing to. It is an eassy way for people you are meetingto make connections as they see if they are related or know your family. Task: As you can see - everything flows from the mountain, through the river and the waka is on it. Then the people settle so this…
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