Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Picking Harakeke(FLAX)

Last week on Thursday afternoon we had the opportunity head down to Omaru Creek to cut down some flax. Before we got to cut down some Flax Ms. T gave us some rules, Here where the RULES: we were not allowed to cut down the Pepi(Baby) the plant in the middle, we could not cut the Harakeke the was on either side of the Pepi because those are the guardians of the baby.It is the Matua(Father) Whaea(Mother). Flax is really is taonga like (Paunamu), o Maori ancestors , because it helped Maori people to make Kete(Bag) traditional skirts such as Piu-Piu.
   Not everyone got a Pocket Knife each but some of our students got handed a Knife and rushed off, My friend Nathanial came back with a huge piece were where all jealous because he had a really big piece. Then finally I got handed the Knife off I went some people where playing around. I was seeking around to where most people had cut thier Flax. Sadly time was up and we had to go I never got a piece of flax.
 photo IMG_0167_zps9e2e4f98.jpgI didn't get the chance to make a flower made out of Flax but I reckon everyone else enjoyed this wonderful experience. Check out our class Blog for some more amazing Graphics & amazing Writing. 

Friday, March 15, 2013

Tuakana/Teina(Big brother or sister, or Little brother or sister)

For the past 3 weeks, Room 19 have been going to our school library & reading with the students from Room 9, So far this year I have enjoyed reading with the little kids.. It is the first time that I have worked or read with smaller kids, but I actually enjoy it alot. Have you ever read with other kids from your school?
     The reason why we read with Room 9 is to encourage them to read alot & to interact & cooperate. My partners name is Kosini he loves to read but only sometimes, he likes comics but we couldn't find any. Its really cool reading because if they make a mistake we can correct them by telling them to sound it out or if they cannot sound it out we have to say it our selves. The way I feel about this experience it not only helps them read to me it really helps me to be able to read to them as well.
Its really fun I cannot wait until next week.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

P.E.S School Picnic

Just another casual Friday when Ms. Tito calls the roll & we get straight into our work but not on Friday the 1st of March, It was our picnic I totally forgot I only brought a bottle of water on the way to school but no enough lunch but I survived.
 photo IMG_3760_zps839821e0.jpg  Heading over to touch,   I got to the field the ball got passed to me straight away but I got touched.  My team was down by 2 tries, & we couldn't seem to get a try, but Jabez ran through the gap & ran fast as from Jessiah, he tried to catch him but he couldn't so that made us 1 try behind, until Potaua set up a try for Lorenzo and he gased it. I think I was the only person that at lest tried to catch him, he was too fast.
  (RippaRugby)  The Next game I was really excited to play was Rippa Rugby. Straight away Taniela gave me the tag & I quickly ran and joined the game just about when I was going to score a try one of the little boys tagged me. I tried setting up a few tries but they all failed. Rippa Rugby was the highlight of the day for me because after a few minuets Frankies Dad Abel said" STOP, lets play some League then all of the boys where excited because we had a referee.
   (Food) I forgot my lunch & I had 2 carton's Orange Juice in my bag with 2 packets of Grain waves.
That was the best Picnic ever I felt amazing, after that windy but cold day a the Pt England Reserve.