Saturday, 23 May 2015

Telling my Story

On Friday 15th of May we had the Junior School cross-country. We ran hard in the mud and puddles; some of us even ran up and down Cycle Mountain!
We decided to tell our cross-country stories. We have done this in two ways. Firstly we panned our writing and then we wrote our story. We used our senses to help add some details to our writing. We thought about what we could see, what we could hear, what we could feel and how we felt in our heart.
We also told our story in ‘code’. With Carolyn we thought about how we can use paint and symbols to share our story. Again we thought about what we could see, what we could hear, what we could feel and how we felt in our heart.

Success Criteria:
  • Plan my writing
  • Add details to my writing
  • Create a code to tell my story
  • Speak clearly and with expression as I tell my story

How I am going
Plan my writing
Kerri thinks

Add details to my writing
Kerri thinks
 

Reflection
I really like: adding details to my writing and writing my story for 2 days because it gave me more time to make my story bigger.

I think I need to practice: doing speech marks so people who read my story know who is talking.

Something that really helped me was: using my plan and doing lots of talking about the cross country.

Kerri Thinks
The Russell Street cross country was a great day and you tried your very best on the day and during practise. You carefully planned your writing using your senses and you used your plan to make sure added details. Your next learning step is to make sure you write your ideas in order and group your ideas.




























































Thursday, 7 May 2015

Koru art and Mihi

My Mihi and Koru art
We use our mihi to introduce ourselves. It helps others to know where we are from and to see if there are any connections. We have been working hard to learn the RSS mihi and have created some art to go with it.

We were inspired by our trip to the Marae last term and the way koru are used as part of a pattern to tell stories. In our art we have used koru to represent the people in our families. We have chosen their favourite colours to add another detail to our story. We chose a background for our koru to help share our connections.

Success Criteria:
  • My art tells a story about me 
  • I can say the Mihi clearly
  •  I use expression when I speak


How I am going

My art tells a story about me 
Kerri thinks



I can say the Mihi clearly
Kerri thinks

I use expression when I speak
Kerri thinks

Reflection

I really like: doing the koru art because i like doing art.

It was really hard when: you had to say because the vdieo had so meny words

Something that really helped me was: Going onto Rosie's blog because I could listen to how to say the words properly.

Kerri Thinks
You thought about your family and the colours they like to create a beautiful piece of art that tells a story. Rosie's blog was a great way for us to learn the Russell Street School mihi and we could learn how to say the words properly. It was hard to say the mihi correctly but breaking it up into bits helped a lot!