Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Marae trip writing

Marae Trip  19.3.15

As we went past the windy and bumpy road we entered a  magical Candy land  Marae …. Just kidding, we entered a Marae. First we got welcomed into the wharenui, after the powhiri Rosie gathered us up and we filled our tummies with some food.

We got ready to play, as it got darker I I was ready to pounce and do Ti Rakau with Rosie. Within minutes, we finished up and we had lunch. Meanwhile our little buddies left. Later, Troy’s  whanau class and poutokomanawa bunched up for afternoon tea. Line by line we crept. Into the kitchen and grabbed a piece of fruit and a treat. Once we finished, we wrote in our Marae Diary.

 As the sunset we had some tea not real tea, dinner tea and we finished up with dessert and we headed out to the bathroom to get ready for bed.  The lights went out as soon as you know it.  With a flash, and as soon as you knew it, it was pitch black.

Monday, 30 March 2015

Thank you letter

25 russell street 
Russell street
31st march

Dear Nana Gail

Thank you so much for coming to the marae. We couldn't do it without you, you helped me a lot with the gorge walk by encouraging me you made my day even better 

Thank you for coming I hope you enjoyed staying at the marae too.👍


Sunday, 15 March 2015

My Marae aim

Goal: my 1st goal is to listen and respect the kaumatua the elders 

Goal: my 2nd goal is to stay away from home for a night 

Those were my

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Blog star

Our blog stars this week are...

Kia Ora koutou, 
I have had another tough job deciding who our blog stars are this week. The blogs were looking pretty good I even had a top 5 and the majority were boys. My top five were, Quentin, Peara, Sam, Qwade and Luke. In the end I decided to choose Sam and Peara as this weeks blog stars.

Both their blogs are up to date and have WALTs and Success Criteria. Congratulations you two!!

Updated version of storytelling

Here a some pictures of our storytelling slide show

Updated version of our tukutuku patterns

WALT find the number of crosses in a repeating tukutuku panel - Continued

This week we are looking at different tukutuku panels / patterns. We are going to choose a pattern of our choice, practice it in our math books and count how many crosses there are in a repeating panel/ pattern.

Tukutuku Algebra of Aotearoa - W.A.L.T find repeating crosses in tukutuku patterns by creating our own pattern

What are Tukutuku?

The Maori people brought a culture, which included tukutuku patterns, from Polynesia hundreds of years ago. Tukutuku panels are decorative wall panels that were part of the traditional wall construction used inside meeting houses.
This method of construction created a warm, insulating type of decorative wallboard. When used nowadays, tukutuku panels are created for their artistic appeal.

Stitches were combined to form a variety of patterns. Some of the traditional tukutuku patterns are: 
1. Patiki (flounder)
2. Ripeka (cross)
3. Poutama (stairway to heaven)
4. Tapatoru (triangle)
5. Kaokao (armpit)
6. Niho Taniwha (teeth of the monster).
7. Roimata Toroa (the tears of the albatross)

These are simplistic explanations and each has a much deeper spiritual meaning. Maori are accomplished storytellers and these patterns are another way of illustrating their tales. 

Click the link below to see more about the individual meanings in the following pages. 


This is how I got an Idea of my own tuku patten

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Sound effects

WALT make Aproprite sound effect why some one reads a story

Thursday, 5 March 2015