Friday, 22 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
Kerri thinks



Add details to my writing
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Create a code to tell my story
Kerri thinks



Speak clearly and with expression as I tell my story
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Reflection

I really like: because we did art

I think I need to practice: I don't need to practice it 

Something that really helped me was:

Kerri Thinks
Atta, you are a talented artist and you think very carefully about how you want to create your art pieces. You are beginning to plan you writing and to add details to your writing. Your next step is to add more ideas and details to your plan so you can use your plan to help ypu writie your story.

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 
Kerri thinks





I can say the Mihi clearly
Kerri thinks



I use expression when I speak
Kerri thinks



Reflection

I really like: I real like the art because we got to paint and use crayons to colour the Koru's in.

It was really hard when: I thought saying the mihi in Maori was very hard 

Something that really helped me was: going to the Marae and seeing the koru really helped me.

Kerri Thinks 
I am pleased that going to the Marae helped you to tell your story. Learning how to say words in another language can be tricky but I thought you did a great jot. You speak clearly and use expression when you speak. Atta you thought about the people in your family and what colours they like, so I think you art does tell a story. 
Ka pai Atta