Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Room 10 is visiting for the morning. We presented our Karakia in preparation for assembly and then read te reo books and played kupu games. Now we are sharing our online bookshelves!

Thursday, 25 June 2020

Room 11 are enjoying the creation of sea creatures for the community Matariki art exhibition in town soon.

We have been reading Maori books and breaking down the words to find out the meaning using the Maori dictionary, we also are using bilingual books to help us understand  the texts on the books.
We enjoy it very much and hope we can learn more about reading using questions in te reo.

Thursday, 21 May 2020

Description Writing

Today we were working on increasing the amount of face and body descriptions that reflect a character's emotion.

We used pictures of cartoon characters with different emotions then got 2 minutes to write at least 3 descriptions.

Here are some examples......

My head hanging down, I stared at my feet. My hand was on the rubbish bin and I could feel vomit in my mouth.

I stood there, fists clenched and arms outstretched with the controller cord in my hand. My teeth were clenched tightly as I mumbled obscene words to myself.

She stood there, tapping her foot and staring at me. Her arms were folded and her face was bright red. "I hate you!" squeezed through her pursed lips.

Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Akau light box work

Makareta came from Akau and explained the kit we could use to produce our own  3D sea creatures and habitat in this light box. We had fun working out how to convert our drawings into actual 3D animals that looked like our drawings. It was a challenge! We also came up with creative ideas to make a habitat and then created 15 second videos of our work that will be used as an installation in the Bling Art Exhibition in Kaikohe in July. Our videos will feature on the big screen and our animals will be part of a collaborative piece from all students in all the schools involved.

Chalk Taniwha with LC group on Tuesday week 7

Great describing of features and purpose of each Taniwha. Sharing stories of Taniwha they have been told about by family.