Saturday, 23 May 2015

Telling our 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
Kerri thinks

Add details to my writing
Kerri thinks

 


Create a code to tell my story
Kerri thinks

Speak clearly and with expression as I tell my story
Kerri thinks


Reflection

I really like: when I made my art.

I think I need to practice: doing my full shops in my story

Something that really helped me was: my brain and Kerri

Kerri Thinks
The school cross country was a great dog and you have told your story in two ways. You wrote your story using your senses to help you plan and painted your story using a code. Your next learning step in writing is to add some more details to the ideas in your plan. This will help you to add more details to your story.

Thursday, 7 May 2015

My koru art


My Mihi and Koru art
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: doing the colouring in on my koru art. I liked thinking about my family and picking the colours.

It was really hard when: I was trying to do the outside and getting the right shape. Saying the Māori words was hard.

Something that really helped me was: Listening to Rosie say the mihi on her blog and doing lots of practise in class.


Kerri Thinks
You thought about your family when you chose the colours for your koru art and you have created a piece of art that tells a story. Learning words in a new language is tricky and using Rosie's blog really helped us. With the support of your class mates and chopping the mihi into bits, you did say it clearly. Your next step is to do some more practising so you can say it all by yourself.