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
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 my own code to tell my story.

I think I need to practice: reading like I'm talking.

Something that really helped me was: Carolyn showing us how to make a code.

The school cross country was a great day and you have told the story of your day in two ways. Firstly you used your senses to plan and then write your story then you painted your story in 'code'. Great job. Your next step is to add some more details to your plan to help you to include more details in your writing. Remember to stretch the tricky words out and only record the sounds you can hear.



Thursday, 7 May 2015

Our Koru Mihi

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 background to match the mihi because it had a river on it.

It was really hard when: when we spoke in Māori becasue I forgot some of the words.

Something that really helped me was: listening to Rosie's blog because it gave us ideas and helped to say the words.

Kerri Thinks
By thinking about your family and the colours they like you have created a piece of art that tells a story. When we broke up the mihi into chunks to practise and record it helped us all to say the words correctly. Keep on practising (you can use your blog to help!) and before long you will know the school mihi off by heart!