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 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 panned our writing and then 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: drawing the yellow sun

I think I need to practice: telling my story better

Something that really helped me was: practising lots before reading my story.

Kerri Thinks
You use a picture and your fingers to plan the first sentence of your story. Your next step is to write more than one sentence. You could add details to your first sentence or write another idea. Brodie, you know all your sounds so it it time to write with more independence - you can do it by yourself!

Sunday, 10 May 2015

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
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I use expression when I speak
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Reflection

I really like: I like the mountains the most because I tall and pointy

It was really hard when: the river was the hardest part for me because it was hard to draw

Something that really helped me was: my brain really helped me pronounce the words in Maori 

Kerri Thinks
Your art tells a story about you and your family. You have thought about the colours you want to use so they mathc your family. It is really tricky to learn words in a new language and you do a great job at trying your very best. Ka pai Brodie