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
Kerri thinks

Add details to my writing
Kerri thinks

 

Create a code to tell my story
Kerri thinks

Speak clearly and with expression as I tell my story
Kerri thinks

Reflection

I really like: making the code for my story

I think I need to practice: adding more detail

Something that really helped me was: lots of practice before recording it

Kerri Thinks
The Russell Street cross country was a great day and I know you loved running in the puddles and the mud. You used your senses to plan and to write a great story about your day. Your next step is to add some more details to each idea on your plan to help make sure you have all those details in your writing. Remember to reread your writing and add any full stops and capital letters that missing.

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Koru art and RSS 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 
Kerri thinks





I can say the Mihi clearly
Kerri thinks



I use expression when I speak
Kerri thinks



Reflection

I really like: that I added my brother and mum in my art.

It was really hard when: draw and do the painting

Something that really helped me was: that Debbie helped me put my art onto my river

Kerri Thinks
You thought about your family and colours they like to create a beautiful piece of art that tells a story.  Thank you for being a leader when we were learning the Russell Street Mihi. Saying the mihi in pieces helped to make it easier to rememebr and you helped us to learn how to say the mihi correctly. Kapai Jaxon!