Monday, August 14, 2017

Tuna Zentangle

We have finally finished our tuna zentangle art and are pretty proud of how they look. We did this for art as part of our tuna study last term but our manu taratahi took so long to make that we ran out of time to finish the zentangle. 
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First, we learnt what zentangle is. It is a type of doodling that was designed to help relax and calm the mind. We then drew a basic outline of a tuna on white paper. Next, we added our zentangle designs with pencil and when we were happy with them we went over them with black vivid. Finally, we cut out the tuna, glued it onto tin foil, cut that out and pasted it onto coloured paper. We hope you enjoy our work!
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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Tuhi Mai, Tuhi Atu

This term Room 5 have joined the Tuhi Mai Tuhi Atu blogging program and we have been connected with Room 8 at Glenbrae Primary School, Room 21 at Owairaka Primary School and Mamaku 3 at Grey Main Primary School. We have begun our blogging journey but are still learning how to make quality blog posts and blog comments. We are looking forward to seeing what these 3 classes are learning about and how they share this through their blogs. Here is an introduction to most of the students from Room 5 (we are missing a few who have been away). We hope you enjoy reading about who we are. Happy Blogging!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Manu Taratahi

Today we are working hard to complete our Manu taratahi. When we work together we get a lot more done. We are in the rhythm now and are finding it easy to attach te raupo but it does take a bit of time.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Making Takakau

Today we made takakau (Maori bread). It is a type of bread made with flour and water, although some groups used milk and baking powder too. We had to research and create a recipe before we began, and had Matua Midge help us to get te right consistency. We were all really happy with how our takakau turned out, and some of us will enter it in the competition tomorrow. It has been a fun week of eeling and baking :)

Monday, June 12, 2017

Making and setting Hinaki

This week we are having a tuna and takakau competition at school. We have learnt all about eels over the past few weeks, designed and made a hinaki in groups, and today we set them. We all think we will catch the biggest eel, but tomorrow will tell.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Manu Taratahi

Today Room 5 started creating our Manu Taratahi. We are learning how to use traditional materials (toetoe, harakeke and raupo) to construct our kites and also how to gather our materials respectfully. We have learnt a karakia to say before we harvest and know to never cut the rito (child) and awhi rito (parents) of the harakeke or raupo as this can harm the plant. We managed to put our frames together today and have found using harakeke as rope to be a little challenging. Next week we will be attaching the raupo, and are looking forward to seeing our manu taratahi come together.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

SchoolKit - Get New Zealand Writing

Earlier in the term we sent off a package full of things that make us, our class and our community unique, and metaphors that described who we are. Today we received our package from South Wellington Intermediate School. We were very impressed with the awesome metaphors they wrote about themselves and the teachers at their school. Some were really funny! It was also very interesting reading the facts about them. They had to write the longest word they knew which just so happened to be the longest Maori word (a hill in Hawkes Bay) and we were impressed that Taylor knew the word and could say it perfectly without reading it! Next step it to explore their site and find out a bit more about them and their school. Thanks SWIS, SchoolKit and The Warehouse Stationary for the fun writing experience.