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
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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: painting my code and choosing different colours.

I think I need to practice: using different words when I tell my story.

Something that really helped me was: practising my story and the code helped me remember the words.

Kerri Thinks
You have told your story about the Russell Street cross country in 2 different ways. Firstly you used your senses to plan and write you story and then you painted your story in 'code'. You are starting to plan you writing and add more details to your stories. Your next step is reread your writing and make sure it makes sense, remember to check for fullstops. A full stop goes at the end of an idea. 

Thursday, 7 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
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I use expression when I speak
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Reflection

I really like: The art that we made because it is colourful.

It was really hard when: The Maori words were tricky to learn.

Something that really helped me was: Saying the Mihi lots in class.

Kerri Thinks
You thought about your family and the colours they like to create a beautiful piece of art that tells a story. I am pleased that practising the mihi lots in class helped you get your toung around those tricky words. I think breaking the mihi into smaller pieces helped too. Keep on practising and will know it off by heart!