With Matariki just around the corner again, my year 5-8 class has started learning more about the Māori New Year. This year we decided to make mixed media stars (whetū) as part of our learning. In…

Matariki Whetu- Stars For Matariki

With Matariki just around the corner again, my year 5-8 class has started learning more about the Māori New Year. This year we decided to make mixed media stars (whetū) as part of our learning. In…

Tissue paper kite decorations made with contact paper. So cute!

Stained Glass Kite Decorations Made from Tissue Paper

Matariki 2010   Matariki 2010 Matariki is the Maori name for the cluster of stars known as the Pleiades which rise once a year and for many Maori herald the start of the New Year.  http://www.finelifeart.com/matariki-2010/

Matariki 2010 Matariki 2010 Matariki is the Maori name for the cluster of stars known as the Pleiades which rise once a year and for many Maori herald the start of the New Year. http://www.finelifeart.com/matariki-2010/

Everyday just before eating our lunch a child shares a Food Karakia – a Maori prayer. The child shares each line and the rest of the class repeat it. After we’ve finished the Karakia we…

Everyday just before eating our lunch a child shares a Food Karakia – a Maori prayer. The child shares each line and the rest of the class repeat it. After we’ve finished the Karakia we…

Teach children star constellations by making your own - easy crafts for kids | Bubbablue and me

Teach children constellations - star tubes

Let us save you time this Matariki with our Matariki Activity Pack to celebrate the Māori New Year. This NZ (New Zealand) Activity Pack features 15 Print and Go Matariki Themed Resources. Just choose which resources you would like to use and print them out! Perfect to use in the classroom, as an early finisher activity or for homework.

Matariki Print and Go Activity Pack - 15 Engaging ELA Resources

Let us save you time this Matariki with our Matariki Activity Pack to celebrate the Māori New Year. This NZ (New Zealand) Activity Pack features 15 Print and Go Matariki Themed Resources. Just choose which resources you would like to use and print them out! Perfect to use in the classroom, as an early finisher activity or for homework.

Love this idea for my classroom next year:   Kerry Aitken‎NZ Teachers (Primary)   Our class Marae, bringing our class community together with visual Mihi + a whanau homework task.

Love this idea for my classroom next year: Kerry Aitken‎NZ Teachers (Primary) Our class Marae, bringing our class community together with visual Mihi + a whanau homework task.

During the coldest time each year the Matariki star cluster comes rising up for the first time in the eastern sky. This occurrence marks the beginning of an important time of year – the Māori New Year. In this series of blogs, Te Papa Education hopes to introduce you to each of the seven members of this star whānau, from the …

During the coldest time each year the Matariki star cluster comes rising up for the first time in the eastern sky. This occurrence marks the beginning of an important time of year – the Māori New Year. In this series of blogs, Te Papa Education hopes to introduce you to each of the seven members of this star whānau, from the …

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