Monday, 28 July 2014

Guest Lecturer

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My class was lucky enough to have a guest lecturer, Waleila, in our class yesterday. She is from America and is a Cherokee. Waleila spoke to us about the struggles that Cherokee and other Indian clans have faced in America.

By the way, these are my classmates! As you can see we don't have a very big class but that has helped me heaps to learn Te Reo Māori and my classmates who know the language well have been great tuakana for me!

Monday, 16 June 2014

Tuahiwi visit and pic collage

Had a school visit today at Tuahiwi school and got to see bilingual classes in full flight. It was great to see some ideas that I could use and here is one of them...

Use pic collage to make up a picture about yourself. You could take pictures of anything and put a caption to them.

The children had also created a dialogue between two people that included greeting the person then asking them a question and the other person answering and finally a farewell of some kind. 

Kids, if you are reading this ask your teacher for the iPad and get creating.
Teachers, if you are reading this give your kids the iPad and get them creating.

The only things you'll need are an imagination and some sentence structures! 


Tuesday, 3 June 2014

One semester down!

So this afternoon I'm facing my final test for the semester in one of my classes, I have two hours to complete it and it contains a listening comprehension, reading comprehension, a set of sentences that I have to translate into Māori, a set of sentences I have to translate into English, a selection of sentence structures we have learnt that I have to write a sentence for each structure and a 300-400 word piece of writing on a topic we have studied so far this year...phew! I think I'm up for the challenge. I have been studying hard.

I also have my final two assignments due in the next few days as well.

Off to do some final revision.

Monday, 5 May 2014

I survived!

Well, I survived the first term of Uni! I'm still waiting on two major assignments to be handed back to me and am a bit nervous about it. Fingers crossed I don't have to resubmit! 

I'm feeling quite positive going into this term as I think I have finally gotten over the first term jitters and am settling in. 

Ko te tūmanako au he pai ā koutou hararei! (I hope your holiday was good)

Monday, 3 March 2014

First assignment

So I have my first assignment due in less than a week!

It's a powerpoint on my local area and school accompanied by a (up to) 1500 word report...and yes, all in Te Reo Māori.

The process to this point has mainly been research and I have found out some things about Mawhera that I didn't know. It has been really interesting going right back to the 1700s and working up to present day.

Next step translating my findings into Te Reo Māori - there may be a few late nights ahead!

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Kowhaiwhai inspired nails

This week for my nail design I picked Kowhaiwhai for my pattern so thought I would share them!