Monday, June 13, 2011

Ata mārie anō

On Friday afternoons  we have begun improving our knowledge of Te Reo Maori, we have varying degrees of knowledge and understanding of Te Reo, but we are all following a programme called Ka Mau Te Wehi.This week we learnt the correct greeting for good morning - ata mārie , we did some role plays to practice this. These are 2 of our videos.

Ata mārie

Friday, June 10, 2011

Manu Tukutuku

Manu Tukutuku a video by room102011 on Flickr.

On Wednesday 8 June Room 10 went over to the Te Awamutu Museum to find  out about a significant celebration in New Zealand - MATARIKI.
Alan the Museum's Education Officer  taught us how to make traditional manu tukutuku  (kites) - thats Alan in the post below!
We used raupo, toetoe and harakeke to make them, they are now all hanging up in our classroom. One windy day we'll try flying some of them.
After lunch in the Memorial Park( and a game of bullrush!) we then learnt about traditional ways of gathering food and had a puzzle in the Museum to solve.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Creative Information Reports and Our Special Reading Tutor

 Tokoroa Intermediate is lucky enough to have members of our community who volunteer to come into school once a week to help children with their reading. Room 10 has Mr Blair and .... Di.
Di or Mrs Bell as she is sometimes known, keeps us entertained- she goes to Zumba and each week she shares some of her moves with us.
We are very grateful to Mr Blair and Di for giving up their time to help some of Room 10 with their reading.

On Fridays some of us have been writing creative  information reports on a creature we ' discovered'  on our Survival Islands. We published these using pwer point.
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Infromation Reports created by Fisher and Joy using Power Point

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Congratulations Michael Chopra

Michael entered a Country Music competition in Matamata last weekend- he played Ten Guitars in the final and won the Entertainer of the Year - Junior Male Solo Award.

Today in Assembly Michael played Ten Guitars for the school- Room 10 are very proud of him, thanks too to Josie for being his personal assistant!

Today we also had the Pukekohe High School Band come to school,  they  called in on their way to a competition in the Manawatu. They played 9 pieces of music to us...
It was good - Iva
I liked the drummer, he was 'how bad'  - Shaneya
The guitar player was mean - Lorenzo
They must've had to take big breaths when they were blowing - Josie