Showing posts with label Matariki Celebrations. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Matariki Celebrations. Show all posts

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Giving Back To The Plants

During the week we have been manu tukutuku (kite making) for the Matariki Celebration.  Every year the Māori people have their New Year which is called Matariki.  This celebration takes place in early June.  

During the process of making our kites we have learnt more about what tikanga means and the things we need to do to show our understanding of it.  Before we cut the raupō and toetoe we said a karakia.  It was not raining when we cut it, and it was cut in a way that helps the plant continue to grow.  We didn’t just throw away the parts we didn’t use.  Instead, we cut them into small pieces so they could be put back under the plant we took it from.  This will help it break down quicker and the nutrients in those bit will end up feeding the plant to help it grow.   

Below are two videos sharing what we do with the raupō and toetoe once we have used the bits we needed to make our kites.

Examples of manu tukutuku made by students and teachers.

If you would like to know more about the Māori Culture, Te Reo and Tikanga please leave a question below in the comment section and we will get back to you.

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Math Knowledge With Manu Tukutuku

Room 10 is learning to share their mathematical strategies to show what they are skills they are using to solve everyday problems.