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12 comments:

  1. Hi there
    Great blog. I am trying really hard with my year 7 and 8 class but I am English and so am always trying hard to get it right - I want to use the cootie catcher for Matariki for my students but cannot work out what the phrases at 16, 11, 14,12,13,10 and 0 mean? Can you help?
    Cheers, Jo

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    1. Sorry, I just re-read your question. here are the meanings.
      You could always get them to try and figure out what they think the questions mean (by looking at the answers)
      Matariki Cootie catcher-bilingual
      0=he whetū koe= you’re a star
      11=What is the Māori word for “garden”?
      12=Who is the God of the wind?
      13= What is the Māori word for constellation?
      15=What are the stars of Matariki?
      16=What are the Māori days of the week?
      Thanks!
      Ngā mihi
      Michele

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  2. Kia ora Jo,
    Choose one of the numbers on the top a number (say 10) count in māori at the same time as the "in and out" action of the fortune teller. This just gives an opportunity for the ākonga to count. Then choose the second number, do it again, 3rd time ask the question.
    Thanks for question, if still unsure let me know and I can put a video up. Ngā mihi Michele

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  3. Hi Michelle, we did have a guess and we did pretty well. Thank you so much, we really enjoyed this!

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  4. Thanks for letting me know! I'm so glad it was enjoyable!

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  5. Kia Ora Whaea Michele,
    very exciting blog site. most impressive. looking forward to sharing it with the Ranui whanau... just what teachers in the mainstream need to support their development in this area. kei Runga noa atu.

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    1. Ngā mihi ki a koe me tō whānau ki Rānui!
      Kei runga noa atu KOE!

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    2. Hi Michele,
      I came across your delightful blog and then the beautiful booklet on the Whetu of Matariki. You put so much care and thought into making a wonderful resource to share with other teachers. I have a year 1 class and I know they will love it! And one last thing I am part Maori and my knowledge of te reo Maori is little but with this resource it makes me proud and able to easily understand as well as learn more. Thankyou :D

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  6. Such a super blog and great resources - kia ora Michelle

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    1. Kia ora, thanks for stopping by and for the feedback! Ngā mihi nui ki a koe
      Michele

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  7. Hi Michele, I really love what you are doing. One question - how can I integrate more Te Reo into my reading lessons when reading a story in English? What would you do? Thank you!!

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  8. Hi Michele,
    I have purchased some of your resources on TPT, they are in a zip file format and now I can't open them. Any suggestions please?

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