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 the 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 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
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Add details to my writing
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Create a code to tell my story
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Speak clearly and with expression as I tell my story
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Reflection

I really like: writing about cross country because I liked running the cross country and I liked sharing my story.

I think I need to practice: writing on the lines and having more than one ideas in my story.

Something that really helped me was: my plan helps me remember my ideas so I can write more than one idea.

Kerri Thinks
You have told your story in 2 ways, you wrote your story and you painted it in code. With support you can plan your writing and I love the way you use your plan to add details to your writing. You next step is to play your writing by yourself and to always writie more than one idea.

Sunday, 10 May 2015

My Mihi and Koru art

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 
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I can say the Mihi clearly
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I use expression when I speak
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Reflection

I really like: The art because we got to choose our families favourite colours.

It was really hard when: I had to do the background of my picture because I had to paint the top and the bottom different colours.

Something that really helped me was: Practising lots in class.

Kerri Thinks
You thought about your family and the colours they like to create a beautiful piece of art that tells a story about you. We used Rosie's blog and did lots of practise to learn our mihi. With support you can say indroduce yourself using the Russell Street School mihi.