|Rowandale Educators are advocates and supporters of the teaching of Te Reo Maori in classrooms.|
'STAY STRONG IN THE SPEAKING OF MAORI LANGUAGE'
|Enjoying the Maori Language Opening Ceremony.|
|Tumanako 25 Boys helping with the opening - Leyon C and Cullen I.|
|Daniel I preparing his basic facts prism. We are using these to revise our numbers in Maori Language too.|
|Payton D is catching up with everyone else.|
|We are in groups sharing different ways of using our Basic Facts prisms.|
|Our Basic Facts prisms are ready to be used during our maths warm up sessions.|
|Ms Cooper's gift for helping out with a University student's research this week.|
|Another very important part of this week's programme is to complete our WRITING Assessments.|
|Tumanako is also going on a trip to the zoo. The Year 3 students are going this week and it is our turn next week. We are meeting to go over our trip organisation. We can't wait.|
|Miss Davis in Room 27 is sharing what she knows about the Maori carving and her gift from one of her Maori parents.|
|We have just finished making our Maori headbands for the celebration assembly on Friday.|
|Then it is time to access Mathletics to work on some maths problems.|
|Our reading programme continues as normal, we are reading our group readers and then we do a review.|
Where is the story taking place? Who are the characters? What happened at the beginning, middle and at the end of the story?
|The students are helping to make a korowai each for our Team Manager, Team leader and our Year 4 teachers for the Celebration assembly.|
|Working as a team to cut and glue strips for the korowai.|
|We love the Maori designs on our headbands.|
|Tresemme is very proud to exhibit her beautiful korowai that her Nena made.|
|The Maori Celebration assembly begins.|
|We are enjoying the Aroha Team's performance.|
|Enjoying the Maori Choir's singing.|
|These girls are amazing with their poi skills.|
|These boys can perform the Maori haka so well.|
|Learning the greetings, days of the week, colours, parts of the body etc is fun but one of our highlights|
this week is our shared story " Kapahaka" We changed the characters names to Whaea Lois and Whaea Sonya to make it more interesting and closer to home.
KIA KAHA TE REO MAORI EVERYONE!