Sunday, 16 July 2017

Term 2... As navigators....

giving us an idea of just how OUTSTANDING our waka and our tupuna were/are...

NAVIGATORS

(narration was muted and we discussed the AWESOMENESS of US!)

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

As kaitiaki of the sea...

Te Kakano have been learning about HOW our tupuna, and also our navigators of today use the stars to assist them in their travels.  This clip assists us in understanding some of the reasons WHY we journey:

STARCHASERS

MUCH discussion has been had, as is to continue regarding how WE can be responsible caretakers of our waters, given we're only 5-6yrs old!

caring for our creatures

...and we couldn't resist watching THIS one, bringing our backyard into the classroom!

TAURANGA MOANA


Sunday, 4 June 2017

PRODUCTION 2017

Anei tātou waiata me hula mo te Production - Term 3 2017

Lyrics - Kawiapunahele

Hula - Kawaipunahele 

kei te parakitihi tonu a Te Kakano ia ra ia ra

(NB: this song was selected as it fits nicely into the kaupapa of the Production... watch this space!)

Anei ngā waiata mo te Kura - Te Kakano are practising singing to the beat; starting sounds of the first lyric and clipping sounds at the end of lines.  (good fun practising over the holidays pea?!)


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.