To celebrate Matariki we made a korowai. All of our toddlers made a collage feather and the teachers made one too, then we put them all together to make our cloak. This korowai is representative of all the children in our room. It was the central part of our wall display on Matariki this year.
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.
Little Earth Montessori children weave a work of art
a decorative cloak inspired by the Maori korowai tradition Enviroschools : Little Earth Montessori children weave a work of art
Mr Hauiti taught us how to say a Pepeha. This is a greeting in Maori that we could use when we are meeting a group of people for the first time. Here is Hayze's Pepeha Kia ora tekau ma whitu Hello Room 17 Ko Hayze toku ingoa My name is Hayze Ko Allan toku papa My Dad's name is Allan Ko Lisa toku mama My mum's name is Lisa Tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoa Thank you all.
Gods and Goddesses - Te Reo Certificates
Tawhiri, Mahuika, Tane, Ranginui and Papatuanuku are the five Gods and Goddesses represented on these awards. Add your own message on the large space below the 'Ka Pai' wording
Pepeha Bunting Template
This bunting provides an excellent way to display your students Pepeha in your classroom. Allow children to fill in their own personal Pepeha and decorate to their liking before attaching to a string and hanging in your classroom.