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
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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: writing my story because it is so fun to use your mind to write my ideas.

I think I need to practice: using full stpos in my writing.

Something that really helped me was: my code helped me to tell my story becasue I looked at it and i could read it.

Kerri Thinks
You told your story about the school cross country in two different ways. First you used your senses to plan and write you story and then you painted you your story in 'code'. I am pleased that you are finding writing fun, you have loads of great ideas to write about and I love that you share thme with me. Remember to reread your writing and think about when the idea ends. That is where the full stop goes.

Thursday, 7 May 2015

My 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: I liked the koru patterns because I liked the shapes of them.

It was really hard when: I was saying the words but they were small.

Something that really helped me was: my teacher and my friends if I didn't know a word and my friends did they would help learn the words.

Kerri Thinks
By thinking about the people in your family and the colours they like you have created a piece of art that tells a story. With the support of your classmates and breaking the mihi into pieces you can say the mihi clearly. Keep on practising, you can use your blog to help, and before long you will know the mihi off by heart.

My favourite piece of writing

I like this piece of writing because I liked learning about leaves.