Olympics-let’s not forget the teina!
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 For our teina or to complement the senior resource is this one. The good thing about making resources over and over is that I now know all the kupu for the Olympic sports.In fact, the beauty of teaching te reo … Read More

Whakatauki for Olympians!
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Whakataukī in Olympic resource I love beginning any topic with a whakataukī (proverb). They are so wise and often have several layers of meaning. As part of the Olympic resource I chose the good old “Whāia te iti kahurangi ki te … Read More

Taumaahekeheke o te Ao….The Olympics!!
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Thanks to those of you that kept asking when this rauemi would be finished. As some of you know it has taken much longer than anticipated.“Pai tū pai hinga na wai rā….ka oti” My mantra…..keep going. You will finish…lots of … Read More

Te wiki o te reo rangatira!
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Nau mai, haere mai ki te wiki o te reo Māori. Hope you are having a successful week whatever your goals are.Ākitia te reo–encourage the language. If you haven’t seen the great resources from Te Taurawhiri here they are. (I love that they have … Read More

Olympics 2016 Rio….
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I am working on a package that I think (hope) will be pretty fun for the tamariki. Most kura will be involved with heaps of activities (in english) and it’s always great to be able to have some really engaging … Read More

Practicing te Reo Through Games
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This Matariki freebie printable may challenge you. By playing it over again you will quickly improve. Try it.   There are so many games and activities that can be played/ included in the reo classroom. I will include them in … Read More

Kapa haka for beginners
Kapa haka for beginners….
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and no I don’t just mean the tamariki! YOU TOO…. because how many of us find ourselves in charge of  kapa haka. This is often because we: have shown a little bit of interest can play the guitar (even if … Read More

Matariki 2016
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Ngā mihi mō te tau hōu Māori! My favourite time of year and I’m glad to say this post is very late because I have been  staying on a marae, (over) eating Māori kai,  and doing all those things that … Read More

Let’s talk about pronunciation
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I had the privilege of being invited to Manurewa Central School and one of the first topics for discussion was this-correct pronunciation of te reo Māori. For so many of us we have tried unsuccessfully to pronounce te reo correctly, … Read More

Te reo-the functional chunks
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As teachers of te reo we need to provide students with many opportunities to use the language they are learning.  However, students often do not get enough opportunity to use the language. I remember a wise person saying to me … Read More

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