Saturday, 23 May 2015

Telling my Story

On Friday 15th of May we had the Junior School cross-country. We ran hard in the mud and the puddles; some of us even ran up and down Cycle Mountain!
We decided to tell our cross-country stories. We have done this in two ways. Firstly we wrote our story. We used our senses to help add some details to our writing. We thought about what we could see, what we could hear, what we could feel and how we felt in our heart.
We also told our story in ‘code’. With Carolyn we thought about how we can use paint and symbols to share our story. Again we thought about what we could see, what we could hear, what we could feel and how we felt in our heart.

Success Criteria:
  • Plan my writing
  • Add details to my writing
  • Create a code to tell my story
  • Speak clearly and with expression as I tell my story

How I am going
Plan my writing
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Add details to my writing
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Create a code to tell my story
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Speak clearly and with expression as I tell my story
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Reflection

I really like: when I did my planIng because it was good.

I think I need to practice: I need to practice my stuff and don't look at someone else's writing.

Something that really helped me was: the book because it has lot's of words in it.

Sunday, 10 May 2015

My Mihi

We use our mihi to introduce ourselves. It helps others to know where we are from and to see if there are any connections. We have been working hard to learn the RSS mihi and have created some art to go with it.

We were inspired by our trip to the Marae last term and the way koru are used as part of a pattern to tell stories. In our art we have used koru to represent the people in our families. We have chosen their favourite colours to add another detail to our story. We chose a background for our koru to help share our connections.

Success Criteria:
  • My art tells a story about me 
  • I can say the Mihi clearly
  •  I use expression when I speak
How I am going

My art tells a story about me 
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I can say the Mihi clearly
Kerri thinks




I use expression when I speak
Kerri thinks




Reflection

I really like: when we coloured in the koru's because they are the colours that my family liked.

It was really hard when: when we had to listen to the words and the T.V kept turning off and on. It was hard saying the Mihi in Māori because I don't know all the words.

Something that really helped me was: Going to the marae and listening to the Mihi on Rosie's blog.

Thursday, 7 May 2015