6 February 2018

***Happy Waitangi Day FREEBIE 2018 ***

Briscoes have commemorated Waitangi weekend by having a big sale! I have commemorated by making these cool table tents!
I have always loved these in class. One option is for the tamariki to write their names on the front and use the te reo prompts on the back during the day.
If I wanted to use the tents as a strategy to repeat my reo during the day I would give them out by saying"Jayden, kei hea koe?"Jayden where are you?" Jayden could reply "Kei konei ahau" "I'm here."
OR you could write one of your values on the front of the tent (they are editable) and then an "I can" list or success criteria on the back. It's bottomless what you can use these for.

If you meet in the morning as a large group these would be cool so that all the teachers (especially new ones) could get to know the tamariki.
Being highly creative I'm sure you can come up with a HEAP of uses.
A big shout out to Mrs Green Grubs for her awesome borders that can be found here.

A Treaty thought  -as teachers our job is to be treaty partners. We need to be consistently protecting te reo Māori, customs and tikanga.
Kia pai te rā nei ki a koe, ki a koutou katoa! Enjoy the tents.
Available here

Writing a Pepeha

Te Aho Arataki Marau mō te Ako i Te Reo Māori - Kura Auraki

Curriculum Guidelines for Teaching and Learning Te Reo Māori in English-medium Schools: Years 1-13

1.4 Communicate about personal information, such as name, parents’ and grandparents’ names, iwi, hapū, mountain, and river, or home town and place of family origin.

Pepeha is a way of introducing oneself. 
Using a set structure it identifies who we are, where we’re from and where we belong. Pepeha is used in a Māori context and has a formal basis, but the idea is universal.This resource was made to help learners understand the relevance of the pepeha through the pepeha of Matua Hēmi.Sometimes pepeha can be recited easily but the ākonga don't actually know what they are explaining.

The resource comes with templates and explanations to help kaiako and ākonga.
There are also visuals  for us visual learners too!
Pepeha format can  vary from iwi to iwi and there are often interesting reasons for this. 
For many tauiwi it is a long journey and process to refine their pepeha to make it fit the most authentic way for them.
Available on TpT  or Payhip $NZ
I'm sure this will be of help to you and your learners!

27 January 2018

Simple Greetings and Farewells in Te Reo Maaori

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Fabulous Te Reo Classroom Timetable Labels for Your Learning Space

I have always enjoyed having labels, posters, name tags,  post its-on my classroom walls. As a first year teacher the emphasis was always on a "print rich" teaching space. Everything was labelled and I just loved it! I would label paints with each colour, crayons pencils etc in both Māori and English. This was not only for the ākonga but also as a prompt for me so I didn't revert back to English.
 One of the reading choices was reading around the room and that's exactly what the learners would do! Paired reading-high up and low down with the pointer. It made every piece of wall content meaningful.
That is how I approach my resource making. If there is an opportunity to add a bit more meaning, or a few new kupu, or a relevant phrase I try to do this.
These timetable labels aren't just "labels" - many have prompts for teachers and learners to "add" a little more relevance or understanding.

An example is for te reo label-Tama Tere (Fast Boy) is introducing himself. Below him Whaea is telling her poem reader his work is "Tino pai"- hashtag very good!
Two roll call labels- two opportunities per day for greetings practice. Could one of your learners reply "Kei konei ahau" without being prompted??

These are available as a whole school licence so all teachers in the ONE school are able to share this resource.

these are available on TpT here. Or $NZ here


24 January 2018

Te Reo Māori Days, Months and Dates

Available here ($NZ) or on TpT

Make your own Maramataka
Learners can change date

Make a mini book with all of the relevant phrases and names.