Reach for the Stars: With heart and helping hands we can accomplish anything.

Beginning of the year project: Reach for the Stars: With heart and helping hands we can accomplish anything. first of the year, start of the year, first day of school.

Star stamping with cookie cutters is a simple fine motor activity that is perfect for a space theme in tot school, preschool, or the kindergarten classroom.

Tot School: Space

Star stamping with cookie cutters is a simple fine motor activity that is perfect for a space theme in tot school, preschool, or the kindergarten classroom.

Common Maori Classroom Phrases Charts | Maori Posters

23 common commands and 6 common questions are listed on this fantastic chart in both Te Reo and English. Ideal for introducing everyday Maori language into classrooms

Harakeke Classroom Chart | Te Reo Maori Resources

Two bilingual charts describing the harakeke plant and it's traditional and contemporary uses

Recently I was in Taranaki and drove through Patea, famous for the Patea Maori Club and their 1984 NZ Number one hit “Poi e”. An excellent background to the song by Ngoi Pewhairangi an…

Poi e! (A poi making tutorial)

Recently I was in Taranaki and drove through Patea, famous for the Patea Maori Club and their 1984 NZ Number one hit “Poi e”. An excellent background to the song by Ngoi Pewhairangi an…

Matariki

We have been learning about Matariki and the constellation. Matariki is a small cluster of stars and it is also known as Plieades.

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Manu Tukutuku- Kites

Last year, all of the year five and six students made manu tukutuku to be shown at our annual Calf Club. The idea came from the book ‘Māori Art for Kids’ which you can find here.

Matariki Myth: Tamarereti.mov Tamarereti creates the night sky

Lesson description: Reading of the Seven Stars of Matariki, by the author, Toni Rolleston-Cummins. This video was made by Wellington City Libraries, in association with Huia Pub.

Did you know that the Matariki constellation is called ‘Subaru’ in Japan? Or that although we can normally only see 6-7 stars with the naked eye, there are actually over 400 included in the Matariki cluster? This 56 page mini booklet pack is designed to support your classroom discussions and learning about Matariki. *Also included in this resource is a large wall display banner and a set of word wall cards.

Matariki {Let's celebrate Māori New Year!}

Did you know that the Matariki constellation is called ‘Subaru’ in Japan?

Matariki Resources Maori New Year

Matariki Resources Maori New Year. This could be cool if the stars had infomation on them

Galaxy Dough {Play Recipe}

Galaxy Dough {Play Recipe} (Growing A Jeweled Rose)

GALAXY DOUGH: a super smooth, ultra sparkly, & REALLY stretchy play material for kids. This no cook recipe takes seconds to make & is SO FUN! My kids played for hours!

New Zealand Crafts - make your own Maori Jewelry

New Zealand craft (Maori Jewelry) - it would be so fun to pick a few countries and do fun activities about them in socials

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