This week we have had a couple of students choose to do additional creative work, and it has been such a busy week with shows, assembly and fire men visiting as well. Here are a few that got finished and are ready to share with others.
This is Kaye-Lani's. She has spent 2 weeks getting this ready to share. She got inspired to write her pepeha (which we had been discussing in class). She brought it in to share with us and when we suggested that she record it on the ipad, she went away super excited, and created a stop motion. She was super proud of herself. We however said that this was by no means finished. She then had to go back and research her Tongan pepaha so she could also include this. This has been something Kaye-Lani has been very shy about within our class. After the suggestion was made, she was still very apprehensive, so we tried to enlisted the help of her brothers ... In the end, we just rang home. Kaye-Lani's mum was fantastic to chat to and within a few days Kaye-Lani bounced into school carrying her Tongan version of her Pepeha. She shared it with us, and then added it to her Explain Everything. She was very excited to share this today as part of our school assembly.
This is an amazing example of a student using writing to bridge not 2 languages but 3, not just English and Te Reo but also Tongan. Seeing her now sharing her understanding of all 3 language in class as well as in this Explain Everything has been PRICELESS!!! Well done Kaye-Lani and your family. You guys ROCK.
This is Nicks, he is learning to use his imagination to create different stories, about a range of different things. He has used Lego to create a scene, and has then been able to use some Lego ships and other creations to create a stop motion story. When Nick had finished making the stop motion movie he then started learning how to record the oral story that goes with his stop motion movie.
We can't wait to see the sequels Nick.