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
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: making codes to paint my story.

I think I need to practice: using full stops and capital letters in my writing.

Something that really helped me was: writing about the cross country because it was real and I could rememebr it.

Kerri thinks
Eowyn you can plan your writing using pictures, words and talk. You told your cross country story during writing and then again in a different way during art.
When you use a bubble plan remember to add details to each idea (only a few words, not a sentence) this will help you to add even more details to your writing. 

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Koru art and RSS 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: painting the background because it was fun using different colours

It was really hard when: in my mihi it was hard because of the pronunciation 

Something that really helped me was: kerri really helped me because she was encouraging me

Kerri Thinks
I am pleased that you found encouragement helpful! I like it when we all work together too! Learning how to say the words correctly is tricky and cutting the mihi up into little bits and practising a lot helped us to rememebr the words and say them correctly. You have created a beautiful art piece that tells a story about your family. Ka pai!