Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Noho Marae

Last week, Te Wao Nui o Tane had their Noho Marae at Rangitane Marae. It was awesome to see so many Room 2 children getting involved with all of the activities. There were several rotations that the children were apart of and this included Maori games, nutrition and food prep for a hangi, sketching of Maori carvings, rakau sticks, weaving and a traditional Maori board game. It was an awesome opportunity for the children to learn more about Maori tikanga as well as the culture. This was a very valuable experience for the children which I'm sure they will remember for many years to come.

We would also like to send out a BIG thank you to all the parents who came down to help with either the activities, the food prep or both. We really appreciate all your hard work!


Thursday, March 2, 2017

Hula Hoop Creative Dance
We explored a variety of movements both frozen and with movement using a prop (hula hoop)
In the beginning we made frozen shapes using our bodies in a variety of different ways and levels.  Then we experimented with movement in and around our hula hoop, creating different ways to travel through, around or over it. Finally we combined both frozen images and movement together to create a partner dance.
Look at all the fun we had working together and creating our dances.

Ms Donald