Sunday, 21 May 2017

Te Reo me Pangarau...

Kei te ako tonu tātou i te reo...


Kei te mahi a Te Ahikaaroa raua ko Aroha i te Tuhi Korero.  They are using our kari kupu me kari purua to assist them in spelling out words...



Ka parakitihi a Narangi me Whetumarama i te tuhituhi.  Our mini-whiteboards are helpful for
'trying at writing'...


...sometimes we get REALLY upset because we think we haven't done it 'right'...  so we are learning that our mistakes help our learning... and so, we try and try EVERY day!




TINO pai a Jareau


TUMEKE Waimarino - we use ALL kinds of means to get keen on writing.


Kei te panui raua ki ngā tamariki i te karaehe.

                    

PAPA-Ī!!

               

ROROHIKO or just good old fashioned jigsaw puzzles, ALL a means to an end...

LEARNING is in PROGRESS

           

to aid in our learning we continue to have a daily milk and check our lunch-boxes for 
for healthy kai first...

...and we remember to ALWAYS appreciate our Whānau...















Our first three weeks, Term 2 2017

Already been SO busy...

We have been 'practising' at caring for our teeth...


initial korero from Master 6: "nah, I don't like washing my teeth."
to Māmā complaining "...he takes FOREVER in the bathroom, keeps counting, 1,2,3,4...!"

The practise not only helped us in being aware of our overall wellness by caring for our teeth; it also was good practise in how to follow procedural writing.

Along with our oral care, we have been learning about keeping our tinana fit (upcoming Cross Country - Wk 6).  We have been practising our Hula basics and using a bit of Rock & Roll to get our heart rate up!!  (also in preparation for School Production Term 3)


It is fair to say, we have been heavily influenced by Moana


Part of our Hauora studies is also about building relationships (in prep for an upcoming visit from Harold), and so Te Kakano and Room 2 took a morning walk in search of Ngāhuru...

                        

we researched colours and the reasons why our leaves changed and fell from the trees...


we gathered data...


we sketched...











and then returned to discuss our findings.

Te Kakano will continue working on our wellness...

Pai tātou tinana me hinengaro me wairua me whānau






  

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Term 1 Events 2017

Weather has been quite disruptive for us both in terms one & two...
    however...   
capitalise using our inside play as an opportune time to socialise and practise our learning at being fair...

Te Kakano has had a lot of discussion about the events that take place in our community...



while our weather disrupted intended plans, Easter was still a good time to create stories, pictures and bunnies...



even though ANZAC Day fell in our holiday time, we still talked stories about what our Tupuna did for us... "they must have been so brave aye Whaea."; "their Mummy's would have missed them so so much..." We marched and sang to:

Maori Battalion




And it was delightful to receive all the aroha in the mail...

But the ONE thing Te Kakano worked hard for ALL term was the opening of our store.



Much good work had gone into the final pay day.






Thursday, 18 May 2017

Wahanga Tuatahi 2017!!

HE NUI MĀTOU AKO i TE KAKANO i tenei Wahanga - sharing our knowledge and life experiences has been SUCH a pleasure.  While we 'study' the moana our tamariki bring in papaka and raw fish for their kai - LIVING it!

I titiro mātou ki ngā kai moana...

Ngā kina enei...


me ngā paua.

We also looked at the different types of Pipi i te moana...


He toheroa tenei.  He nui i tāna waewae.


No Papamoa enei pipi...


me tenei pipi ki Papamoa!


me tenei anga!  Pipi katoa...


TINO reka tenei bubu!  
(ka katakata tonu ngā tamariki i te kupu 'bubu'!)



I kite a Te Kakano ki ngā wheke me nga ika i te moana.

We have had lengthy discussions about gathering kaimoana... 
(many stories shared by the children about their experiences they have had with their Pāpā and uncles... and how 'Mum just goes down to the beach and gets our kai!') 


He aha te mahi i ngā tāne?


We talked about the types of materials used to make hinaki and how we shape it...
He aha ai?


Kei te whakamahi mātou i te hinaki.


Tino pai te mahi i a Ranginui me nga tamariki.


...then Whaea brought this thing into Room 9?!


He aha tenei?


He aha ena?


E hia ngā tuna mau?


He kemu hi ika tenei.

Kei te marama nga tamariki i te kohikohi o nga kai moana.  No reira, i korero tonu a Te Kakano... 

KO WAI TE KAITIAKI o te AWA me te MOANA?

While weather conditions delayed our participation in the hikoi to Waipa me Wairoa, Te Kakano were not deterred.  We viewed many clips, watched Te Kauri me Te Pihinga via 'live feed' and read a multitude of books... but at the end of the day it was the children's knowledge of their moana me awa that had them convinced they were the caretakers...





Waipa i te atatu...


Wairoa - TINO ataahua ne!


Omokoroa...



Tauranga Moana me Mauao


Rangataua i te ata...


me Papamoa
(...how spoiled are we...)


Henare me Te Ahikaaroa representing for Te Kakano i te mahi...
under supervision of miss Lei Lei! 


...ko wai te kaitiaki o te awa...

KO TĀTOU KATOA TE KAITIAKI O TE AWA, TE MOANA 
ME TE WHENUA!