Love this idea for my classroom next year: Kerry AitkenNZ Teachers (Primary) Our class Marae, bringing our class community together with visual Mihi + a whanau homework task.
The sun, 'Ra'
Design. Eight year olds 'Ra', Maori for sun. The children made impressions of the sun using Maori designs based on the tiki. The circle in the centre was practiced and drawn with markers. Then the rays of the sun were designed and added. The colour was limited to warm shades. The children were asked to consider symmetry and patterns when making their designs. The idea for this is from my arty friend Kimberly see; http://www.allsmilez.com/.
Welcome to our blog! We are a class of 20 wonderful Year 2 students at Eastern Hutt School in Lower Hutt, New Zealand. This blog is where we share our amazing learning journey in 2013 as we explore the world around us. We love to hear what you think, so please leave us a comment!
Springston Te Reo
These resources have been gathered as part of our school professional development for 2013 with The Wānanga o Aotearoa. Kia ora to our kaiako Anaru and Tettere for sowing the seeds.
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.
Our Koru Art
We began looking at Maori art before we went on our trip to the Marae and how we can represent ourselves and our family. This is our koru art. These koru drawing reflect our family's and are inspired by the native fern fronds found in our native bush. The koru is the Maori name given to the new unfurling fern frond and symbolises new growth, strength and peace. This is Lachlan's Koru - blue: Jessie, green: Dad, purple: Shaun, Red: Lachlan, yellow: Mum, orange: Paul. This is Harrison's koru…