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 we did the cross country 

I think I need to practice: my writing beucse its good to learn

Something that really helped me: is planning and do lots of ideas. Readin my writing helps me to put full stops in where they go.

Kerri Thinks
You told your cross country story in 2 ways. Firstly you wrote a stroy using your senses to help add details and secondly you used a 'code' and painted your story. You are starting to plan your writing using a bubble plan. Remember just to jot down ideas, not sentences, in you plan. Try and add some details to your ideas to help you add more details to your writing.

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Mihi

We haw When we did the Koro artit was hard when we did the popes.Liked. When we did the Koro.shooleWe 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: when we did the Koru art because the koru is like a wave.

It was really hard when: we had to colour in the koru and fill in all the gaps.

Something that really helped me was: listening to Rosie's blog because we learned how to say the words properly.

Kerri Thinks
You have created a beautiful piece of art that tells a atory about you and your family!
It was great to use Rosie's blog to help us learn how to say the words properly. Now you can use your own blog! Practising the mihi in little bits helped you to learn it and say the words correctly. Keep on practising and you will be able to say it all by yourself. Ka Pai!