Colouring in te reo Maori whakatauki pages, is just one more way of normalising te reo Maori in your classroom or home. After a discussion of the meaning theres nothing better than to settle and colour!Colouring is for everyone and the following are some of the key benefits of colouring pages in child development:1.
Waitangi National Trust - Matariki Fesitval Matariki is the Māori name for the cluster of stars also known as the Pleiades. It rises just once a year, this year on the 28th June and signals the start of the Māori New Year. Matariki Festival will be held at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds from the 28th June till the 6th July. - See more at: http://www.waitangi.org.nz/events/
Constellations - More ideas, samples from these sites: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B8__TFE0yObfNmQ3NTA1NjUtYTdjMy00OGE5LTlkMzQtYjJmOWFjYjgzYzk2/edit?authkey=CJiFndEMhl=en#; https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/LNs5RrNe63Q8J1FcnufJsw; http://www.notimeforflashcards.com/2013/07/glow-in-the-dark-stars-craft.html.
To celebrate Matariki we made a korowai. All of our toddlers made a collage feather and the teachers made one too, then we put them all together to make our cloak. This korowai is representative of all the children in our room. It was the central part of our wall display on Matariki this year.