Friday, 22 May 2015

Telling our 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: that I could speak in a really clear voice.

I think I need to practice: telling my story better because then it would sound better when I read it.

Something that really helped me was: Carolyn showing us what to do.

Kerri Thinks
You told your story of the school cross country in 2 ways. Firstly you used your senses to plan and write you story. Then you painted your story in 'code'. With support you can plan your writing and add details to you plan. Your next step is to use your plan to help you think about the next idea to write about. Remember to keep striving for excellence in your writing, there is usually something more to add or check.

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Our School 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 
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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: drawing pictures and painting. I like at my art on the wall and I like watching the mihi movie.

It was really hard when: when I first started trying to say the mihi but then I got better and better and then I got really good.

Something that really helped me was: practising the Mihi so I knew it so next time when I am in front of a crowd of people I can say my Mihi. When I am older.

Kerri Thinks
You though about the people in your family and their favourite colours to create a piece of art that tells a story. Breaking the mihi into small chunks to practise and say helped us all to learn how to say the words correctly. I love how much practise you have done and that you were able to be a leader to help us all!