Beautiful math stars - STEAM lesson plans
Combining math and art to make gorgeous pattern stars is a great STEAM lesson plan. Pattern stars art and math >>>> Combine math and art with the ART of CIRCLES resources. Available here. How do you draw a star with five points? This simple question, which came up when we were making some […]
Matariki Marae Art - Teachers' Lounge
Credit to Jalah Davis for providing this awesome Matariki Marae idea. To complete this: Background:Step 1: Arrange star-shaped stickers on a piece of white paper. (Alternatively, you could blue tac on some small cardboard star shapes instead.)Step 2: Apply dark coloured paint with a sponge to create the night backdrop. Then lightly dab silver paint […]
Matariki Whetu- Stars For Matariki
With Matariki just around the corner again, my year 5-8 class has started learning more about the Māori New Year. This year we decided to make mixed media stars (whetū) as part of our learning. In…
MATARIKI - Wishing Star
A creative classroom activity for celebrating Matariki (the Māori New Year). Hiwa-i-te-rangi is one of the 9 stars in the Matariki star cluster. It is known as the 'wishing star'. This star has a connection to our hopes, dreams and aspirations for the year ahead. The Process: 1. Draw pattern...
The Benefits of Home Schooling Your Children
Home schooling is considered to be very beneficial for kids. A wise man even puts it that if we teach our children to have courage, faith and endurance and show them how to learn, they will in turn teach us to laugh, sing and to love.
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.
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. Here…
Let's celebrate Māori language week!
Have you found all our free Māori classroom resources? Get yourself organised for Māori language week with these free printables! Below ar...
Maori language resources for Early Childhood Education
New Zealand is a bicultural nation and as such Maori culture and language is woven into the national curriculum statement for early childhood education - Te Whariki. Following is a selection of resources developed for use in the early childhood...
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Matariki Star Activities 3D Ornament and Display
Let us save you time this Matariki with our New Zealand Matariki 3D Stars. These easy to assemble 3D ornaments look great hung or displayed in the classroom or home. Flexibility is key with this resource. Choose how many templates you use (from three to nine), complete the templates and colour, then...
Matariki - Free Goal Setting Bunting
Matariki (the Māori New Year) is a time for reflecting on the past and setting goals for the coming year. Students write or draw their goal on the bunting, then decorate, cut and hang. If you don't want to hang them, simply trim the flap off the top. Provided with and without lines. 2 per A4 shee...