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
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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: painting my code story.

I think I need to practice: using a clearer voice when I read my story.

Something that really helped me was: When Carolyn showed us how to write our story in code.

Kerri Thinks
You have told your story of the cross country in 2 ways. Firstly, you used your senses to plan and then write your story. Next you painted your story in 'code'. When you plan your writing, remember to add more details to the plan. This will help you use juciey words and add more details to your writing.

Thursday, 21 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 
Kerri thinks



I can say the Mihi clearly
Kerri thinks

I use expression when I speak
Kerri thinks

Reflection

I really like: Saying my mum and dads name because it was fun.

It was really hard when: Saying rarua because it was really hard to say.

Something that really helped me was: Kerri helping me a little bit because it helped me say the words.

Kerri Thinks
You have worked so hard to try and get the pronouciation correct Carter. You should be super proud of yourself. Those 'r' sounds are pretty tricky. Keep on working on those tricky sounds and practise at school and at home, and before long you will know the mihi off by heart.