Friday, 22 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 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: adding to our writing

I think I need to practice: doing speech marks

Something that really helped me was: my sory

Kerri ThinksYou have told your cross country story in 2 different ways. First you used your senses to plan and write your story and then you painted your story in 'code'. When you are thinking about your learning please add some more details, your typing will get faster and faster with practise.
You plan your writing and can use a bubble plan. Your next step is to add some details to the plan. This will help you add details to your stories.









































Sunday, 10 May 2015

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: doing the koru art becasue I like doing art. I like that we used paint and crayon and I like using lots of things.

It was really hard when: remembering what to say for the recording.

Something that really helped me was: when we practised and listening to Rosie's blog so we could hear the mini properly.

Kerri Thinks
By thinking about your family and the colours they like you have created a piece of art that tells a story. It can be tricky to remember wha to say and how to say the words correlcy. Breaking the mihi into little chuncks and doing loads of practise helped us all to make sure we knew what to say and how to say it. Listening to Rosie's blog helped us and now you can listen to your blog for help!