The children in both the Whanau class on Thursdays and Room 17 have been using ‘rakau’ or cuisenaire rods to assist in the learning of Te Reo Maori this term.
Children are invloved in creating simple sentences from reading pictures. The above picture is of a more in-depth example of a karakia, which was apart of my, Mrs Karaka’s, weekly course of study, under Te Ataarangi at Taipari on the North Shore.
We are currently learning: kei te haere au ki te kura.
Now verb pronoun wahi/place
I am going to school.
Some verbs to add/change: hikoi – walk oma – run tuhi – write waiata – sing
korero – talk takaro – play kai – eat kanikani – dance
How many new sentences can you make using these different places/wahi?
one-beach kainga – home papa takaro – playground whare karakia – church
Kei te haere koe ki hea? (Where did you going?)
Kei te haere au ki te _____________. (I am going to the ____________.)
We will be trialling the new Te Reo resource in classes next term.