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: doing different pictures to tell the story instead of using words.

I think I need to practice: not using the word "and" when I read my story.

Something that really helped me was: using pictures to help me remember my story and practising reading my story lots.

Kerri Thinks
You wrote a great story about the cross country clearly sharing your feelings and ideas. You then told your story again, a little differently using your 'code'. Great job! Your next learning step for writing is to add more details to each idea in your writing plan. This will help you to add more to your writing. Remember, a plan is only jotted ideas - not whole sentences.

Sunday, 10 May 2015

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 koru patterns because I got to do my family's favourite colour

It was really hard when:I had to say words I didn't know

Something that really helped me was:the river on my picture because it helped me to remember what I was saying

Kerri Thinks
With the the support of breaking the mihi into little chunks you can say it clearly. I love that you have thought hard about your family and what colours they like to create your art work. Keep on practising your mihi and you will be able to say it clearly all by yourself!