Wednesday, 1 October 2014

More karakia for class.

Here are a couple more karakia to use.  The first one starts the day and the second one I use to encourage the kids to be adventurous because although we are small, we can do big things.

This one is in English but is great for setting that positive mindset that we all need if learning is to take place.

Karakia Whakamutunga

Here is a really nice karakia you can use in class that I saw during the Connected Educators Month - October 2014.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Vowels and consonants - get them right!

Vowel sounds come in two forms - long and short.  Try them out with this song.  

Try the vowel sounds out with the rest of the alphabet with the following song.

Tricky Māori place names

How do you pronounce those tricky Māori place names like:

Ōtautahi - Christchurch
Koukourarata - Port Levy
Te Waihora - Lake Ellesmere
Ōtākaro - Avon River
Waimakariri River

Listen to this short movie that shows us how to break place names into vowel groups.

  • Try making your own movie to teach others how to day our local place names?
  • I challenge you to use this learning to help say the longest Māori place name:

"Taumata whakatangi hanga kōauau o tamatea turi pukakapiki maunga horo nuku pōkai whenua kitanatahu"

This name translates into English as "the place where Tamatea, the man with the big knees, who slid, climbed and swallowed mountains, known as 'landeater’, played his flute to his loved one." Locals simply call it Taumata Hill.

Break into pieces of a consonant and vowel or two vowels together like this:

"Tau ma ta wha ka ta ngi ha nga ko au au o ta ma tea tu ri pu 

ka ka pi ki mau nga ho ro nu ku po kai whe nua ki ta na ta hu"

Mihi for Kids

Write our own mini using an adapted format.
Recite our own mini with correct pronunciation.
Recall our mini from memory.

It's all about me and where I fit into my family.  

Your mihi tells the story of the place and the people you beloing to.  It is an eassy way for people you are meetingto make connections as they see if they are related or know your family.

As you can see - everything flows from the mountain, through the river and the waka is on it.  Then the people settle so this is the order in which we say our mini.

Start by writing in the things you are sure of like your parent's names, school and family.
If you have moved from somewhere to here, then you would use the line:

Kei ____________ tōku kāinga ināianei. (I now live)

If you have no waka or marae then just leave these words out.  
REMEMBER that if you are posting your mini on the blog, only use first names but you would use full names when sharing it in 'real life'.

He aha te ingoa o te island? What is the name for island?

WALT: Identify the meaning behind Māori place names.

1. Use the Māori Online Dictionary to help you find our the meanings fo these words. 
2. Draw an image to represent each land feature to help you remember.
3. Ask your friend the name of the feature and see if they can give the answer in Māori.

Nō hea koe: Where are you from?

Recall the names of local places in Te Reo.
Pronounce the local names in Te Reo correctly.
Use the consonant + vowel or vowel+vowel approach to help our pronunciation.
Asn and answer - 'Where are you from' in Te Reo.

Here is your challenge.  Test each other on 'Nō hea koe'.  Can you answer with a different place and guess where your friend is from?

Click on this link to visit the talking map.  Can you use the names of places from all around New Zealand?

Introduce someone else…

Kia ora.  Hello.

Nō Sougthbridge ia.  He/she is from Southbridge.

Ko Bev tōna ingoa.  Bev is her name.

Kei te pai ia.  He/she is good.

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Ko te aha tōu rā whanau? When is your birthday?

My birthday is Monday 4th March 
Ko te Rāhina te tuawha o ngā rā o Poutū-te-rangi tōku rā whanau.

Kāore e taea e koe te aha? What can't you do?

Kupu Mahi (work words or adverbs)
kai keke - eat cake
kia tau - be still
peke - climb
mahi - work
waiho - leave it
takahia - stomp
huri - turn
ako - teach / kearn
inu wai - drink water
tuhi - write
tunu keke - cook cake
pānui pukapuka - read book

How many the things? E hia ngā ………..?

 Kupu Ingoa: (nouns)
pene - pen
tūru - table
kau - cow
hēke - egg
whare - building
tuna - eel
kūaha - door
paoro - ball

Challenge:  Can you ask and answer for these things?
100 cows, 50 eels, 25 chairs, 32 pens, 1 egg, 2 doors, 6241 balls...

Friday, 13 June 2014

Waiata - Months of the year

Check out the waiata that will help us learn the Te Reo months of the year.

Click on the link to bring up the video.  Calendar Song

Ka taea e koe te aha? What can you do?

We are learning how to ask and answer this question in class. 

Check out our sheet below.  Can you ask this question in class today?

kai = eat
moe = sleep
kanikani = dance
pakipaki = clap
oma = run
waiata = sing
korero = talk
hikoi = walk
inu = drink
whakarongo = listen
titiro = look
pānui = read

Ka taea e korua te aha?  What can you two fellas do?
Ka taea e māua te kanikani. We two can dance.

Ka taea e ia te aha?  What can he/she do?
Ka taea e ia te pānui.  He/she can read.

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Certificate in Te Ara Reo Māori

Well done to those of us who were awarded their certificates for Level 2 and Kia Kaha to those crazy ones of us who have progressed onto the second year with Level 4!