Monday, March 25, 2013

Picking Harakeke

Last week on Thursday we walked over to omaru creek to pick some harakeke/flax to weave, when we got there we had to sit down in the shade to listen to miss Tito. the reason why we were doing that was because we were going there was so we could learn about harakeke.

 Mrs Tito had to tell us some rules before we could pick it we had to say a prayer and then we had to learn some rules. They were don't cut the Pepi the baby or the Matua the dad or the Whaea the mum and don't slap each other with them because they are a taonga. Don't cut it at night and don't cut it in the rain or it will die.

The second thing we learnt was how to cut the harakeke proply you have to cut it on a angle so all of the goo drips back in to the plant to feed it. But make sure you don't cut the the baby or it will die it is easy to mistake it and cut it. some people cut it on perpouse because it is the finest peace of them all And the father and mother.

Then we came back to school to practice how to weave a putiputi/flower when we got weaving Miss Tito said every thing to do but I got lost. so I had to start again and it was hard for me to keep up but in the end i didn't finish because I couldn't keep up but it was fun any way

It was cool even though I failed hope we can do it again some day.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Tuakana Teina (Big Brother Little brother)

On Tuesdays we go to our school Library and read to Room 9 they come and sit down inside and they have to pick any one of us to read to. When there done picking they get a book they want to read, then we can go outside with them or we can read in the library.

Then they have to read to us thats the part when we have to help them to read and to concentrate on what there reading. Then its our turn to read to them but only if they want us to, if they do they have to go and get a book that they want us to read.

My experience with this is awesome cause i love hearing the littles kids read.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

School picnic

On a hot breezy day we had our school picnic down at our reserve it was a day to have fun in the sun but before we went we had to have a meeting in the hall. we do this be cause its a good day to have a day with the school and get to know each other its good cause we dont have to do any work. When we went down we had to find a spot under the tree to have our lunch when we got under the tree every one set there bag down and went to play. Then came back after to have there lunch there were a lot of people running around and playing games most people like me were playing softball. Then it was time to go back so we lined up and walked back. The best part of the day was playing soft ball.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The partnership

Partnership is like in a relationship when two people work together and make their own jobs also doing existing between two or more persons who join to carry on a trade or business. Each or more people contributes money or other things like skill. Partnership  and relationship can be very like with people around the world  they can commit or not that garte.