Category: Hanga | Create

Maui Stops the Sun

Maui had to stop the sun because the sun was going too fast and the people couldn’t get anything done.

We used pastels and dye to make our Suns. We had to put Maori patterns like koru / spirals on our Sun. We had to have the sun in the middle and two things on the side, mountains or trees.

I thought it was easy because I like colouring and drawing. – Davina
I was worried when we put the dye on the sun, I thought we wouldn’t be able to see the sun, but I was surprised. – Mikah
It was a little tricky because my hand started to hurt after colouring for so long. – Thalha

Room 2 is digitalising Structured Literacy!

Kia ora whānau! We have been thoroughly enjoying our Structured Literacy sessions this term. We agreed that it was time for us to challenge ourselves, and so we thought we should get our iPads out of the cupboard (do they even really stay in there anyway?).

During our last couple of Structured Literacy lessons, we have been focusing on the sounds 🐍 and 🍎, and we have been working on retelling and acting stories like ‘Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?‘. We thought that this would be a great opportunity to try and use Explain Everything to share our learning with our wonderful readers.

Here are two short videos of Hamza and Ahmed revisiting the story of ‘Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?‘.

Hamza’s version of the story:

Ahmed’s version of the story:

Stay tuned for more, we are super duper excited to learn what else we can do with our iPads this year. We hope you are too!