Friday, 22 May 2015

Telling my Story

I 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: adding details to more story because it's make it even for cooler for me and the person who reads it.
I think I need to practice: adding full stops in the right place so my writing makes sense.
Something that really helped me was: looking up at the board and using the looking words.

Kerri Thinks
You have told your cross country story in 2 ways. Firstly you used your senses to plan and write your story and secondly you painted you story in a 'code'. I love the way you use our class writing in your personal writing. You think about all the juicy words we have talked about and try to include some in your story. Remember to use the class words lists as 'looking words' to help when you 'fix up' your writing.

Thursday, 7 May 2015

High Five 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: I really like doing my art because it was fun.

It was really hard when: When we did the shapes for my art because it was challenging.

Something that really helped me was: The shape of the board helped me because i could see how to draw it.

Kerri Thinks
By thinking about your family and their favourtite colours you have created a beautiful piece of art that tells a story. With the support of breaking the mihi into chunks you were able to use expression and pronouce the words correctly. Keep on practising (using Rosie's blog and your blog to help' and before long you will know your mihi off by heart.