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Māori Myths and Legends – How Māui Slowed the Sun

Māori Myths and Legends – How Māui Slowed the Sun

These are fun and engaging activity sheets for the story ‘How Māui Slowed the Sun’. Plenty of activities to pick-and-choose from. Simply print and you’re ready to go! A great addition to a unit study on Māori Myths and Legends. Most of the activity sheets can be used with any retelling of this story. There are a few activities that were made using the story written by Peter Gossage. These activities are marked with an asterisk (*). Activities: ♦ Cloze – fill in the missing words * ♦ Word search * ♦ Order events in the story * ♦ Similes – write and draw 4 similes * ♦ Drama – Freeze frame cards * ♦ Music – Sound effect cards * ♦ Storyboard – with words * ♦ Storyboard – without words ♦ Write a poem (noun, adjectives, verbs, thought, synonym) ♦ Acrostic poem ♦ Jawbone – decorate and write ♦ List – write a list of possible jobs people had to do during the short days ♦ 5 senses – what a character may see, hear, smell, etc ♦ Thought bubbles - what a character may be thinking ♦ Story outline – problem, response, action, outcome ♦ Trifold – beginning, middle, end (paper foldable) ♦ Art – draw a face on the sun ♦ Newspaper article – write and draw ♦ Graph – tally chart and block graph ♦ Bookmark ♦ Character traits ♦ Wall ball – write and draw ♦ Diorama – write and draw (paper foldable) ♦ Art – decorate the sun in the same style as the illustrator ♦ Pattern art ♦ Book cover – design a new one ♦ Book dust jacket ♦ Story review ♦ Flap booklet - write and/or draw. With and without headings. ♦ Holiday suitcases – needs and wants ♦ Postage stamp design ♦ Award design ♦ T-shirt design ♦ Flip-flap booklet – 4 flaps (paper foldable) ♦ Postcard ♦ Comic strip ♦ Reporter questions ♦ Email writing ♦ Letter writing ♦ Selfie photo drawing ♦ Text writing ♦ Gift giving – think and write ♦ Is / Can / Has - brainstorm ♦ Binoculars – draw and write ♦ I-pad – draw picture ♦ Party plan ♦ Bedroom plan ♦ 30 second talks – oral language activity ♦ Bingo board templates ♦ Graphic organiser – staying safe in the sun ♦ Poster design – how to be sun smart ♦ Reading challenge Answer sheets are provided for the word search, cloze, and ordering events activities. Designed on A4 size paper. The word search is also included in my Maori Myths and Legends Word Search resource. © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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Māori Myths and Legends – Rona and the Moon

Māori Myths and Legends – Rona and the Moon

These are fun and engaging activity sheets for the story ‘Rona and the Moon’. Plenty of activities to pick-and-choose from. Simply print and you’re ready to go! A great addition to a unit study on Māori Myths and Legends. Most of the activity sheets can be used with any retelling of this story. There are a few activities that were made using the story written by Peter Gossage. These activities are marked with an asterisk (*). Activities: ♦ Cloze – fill in the missing words * ♦ Word search * ♦ Order events in the story * ♦ Order steps and draw pictures to make Rona’s hangi * ♦ Graphic organiser – research facts about fishing with a hīnaki * ♦ 30 second talks – oral language activity * ♦ Drama – Freeze frame cards * ♦ Music – Sound effect cards * ♦ Storyboard – with words * ♦ Storyboard – without words ♦ Write a poem (noun, verbs, adjectives, synonym) ♦ Acrostic poem ♦ 5 senses – what a character may see, hear, smell, etc ♦ Thought bubbles - what a character may be thinking ♦ Story outline – problem, response, action, outcome ♦ Trifold – beginning, middle, end (paper foldable) ♦ Art – draw Rona and the tree on the moon ♦ Newspaper article – write and draw ♦ Graph – tally chart and block graph ♦ Bookmark ♦ Character traits ♦ Wall ball – write and draw ♦ Diorama – write and draw (paper foldable) ♦ Art – decorate the moon in the same style as the illustrator ♦ Pattern art ♦ Book cover – design a new one ♦ Book dust jacket ♦ Story review ♦ Flap booklet - write and/or draw. With and without headings. ♦ Holiday suitcases – needs and wants ♦ Postage stamp design ♦ Award design ♦ T-shirt design ♦ Flip-flap booklet – write facts/fibs about the moon (paper foldable) ♦ Postcard ♦ Comic strip ♦ Reporter questions ♦ Email writing ♦ Letter writing ♦ Selfie photo drawing ♦ Text writing ♦ Gift giving – think and write ♦ Missing poster ♦ Is / Can / Has - brainstorm ♦ Binoculars – draw and write ♦ I-pad – draw picture ♦ Party plan ♦ Bedroom plan ♦ Bingo board templates ♦ Graphic organiser – what to do if you get upset ♦ Poster design – how to deal with anger instead of speaking unkindly ♦ Reading challenge Answer sheets are provided for the following activities: word search, ordering the steps of Rona’s hangi, cloze, and ordering events in the story. Designed on A4 size paper. The word search is also included in my Maori Myths and Legends Word Search resource. © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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Māori Myths and Legends – Hinemoa and Tūtānekai

Māori Myths and Legends – Hinemoa and Tūtānekai

These are fun and engaging activity sheets for the story ‘Hinemoa and Tūtānekai’. Plenty of activities to pick-and-choose from. Simply print and you’re ready to go! A great addition to a unit study on Māori Myths and Legends. Most of the activity sheets can be used with any retelling of this story. There are a few activities that were made using the story written by Peter Gossage. These activities are marked with an asterisk (*). Activities: ♦ Cloze – fill in the missing words * ♦ Word search * ♦ Order events in the story * ♦ Drama – Freeze frame cards * ♦ Music – Sound effect cards * ♦ Storyboard – with words * ♦ Storyboard – without words ♦ Write a poem (noun, verbs, adjectives, synonym) ♦ Acrostic poem ♦ 5 senses – what a character may see, hear, smell, etc ♦ Thought bubbles - what a character may be thinking ♦ Story outline – problem, response, action, outcome ♦ Trifold – beginning, middle, end (paper foldable) ♦ Newspaper article – write and draw ♦ Graph – tally chart and block graph ♦ Bookmark ♦ Character traits ♦ Wall ball – write and draw ♦ Diorama – write and draw (paper foldable) ♦ Art – decorate the heart in the same style as the illustrator ♦ Pattern art ♦ Book cover – design a new one ♦ Book dust jacket ♦ Story review ♦ Flap booklet - write and/or draw. With and without headings. ♦ Holiday suitcases – needs and wants ♦ Postage stamp design ♦ Award design ♦ T-shirt design ♦ Flip-flap booklet – 4 flaps (paper foldable) ♦ Postcard ♦ Comic strip ♦ Reporter questions ♦ Email writing ♦ Letter writing ♦ Selfie photo drawing ♦ Text writing ♦ Gift giving – think and write ♦ Missing poster ♦ Is / Can / Has - brainstorm ♦ 30 second talks – oral language activity ♦ Binoculars – draw and write ♦ I-pad – draw picture ♦ Party plan ♦ Bedroom plan ♦ Bingo board templates ♦ Water safety – write some rules ♦ Water safety – design a poster ♦ Reading challenge Answer sheets are provided for the word search, cloze, and ordering events activities. Designed on A4 size paper. The word search is also included in my Maori Myths and Legends Word Search resource. © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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Māori Myths and Legends – The Fish of Māui

Māori Myths and Legends – The Fish of Māui

These are fun and engaging activity sheets for the story ‘The Fish of Māui’. Plenty of activities to pick-and-choose from. Simply print and you’re ready to go! A great addition to a unit study on Māori Myths and Legends. Most of the activity sheets can be used with any retelling of this story. There are a few activities that were made using the story written by Peter Gossage. These activities are marked with an asterisk (*). Activities: ♦ Cloze – fill in the missing words * ♦ Word search * ♦ Order events in the story * ♦ Drama – Freeze frame cards * ♦ Music – Sound effect cards * ♦ Storyboard – with words * ♦ Storyboard – without words ♦ Write a poem (noun, adjectives, verbs, thought, synonym) ♦ Acrostic poem ♦ 5 senses – what a character may see, hear, smell, etc ♦ Thought bubbles - what a character may be thinking ♦ Trifold – beginning, middle, end (paper foldable) ♦ Newspaper article – write and draw ♦ Graph – tally chart and block graph ♦ Bookmark ♦ Character traits ♦ Wall ball – write and draw ♦ Diorama ��� write and draw (paper foldable) ♦ Art – decorate the jawbone in the same style as the illustrator ♦ Pattern art ♦ Book cover – design a new one ♦ Book dust jacket ♦ Story review ♦ Flap booklet - write and/or draw. With and without headings. ♦ Holiday suitcases – needs and wants ♦ Postage stamp design ♦ Award design ♦ T-shirt design ♦ Flip-flap booklet – 4 flaps (paper foldable) ♦ Postcard ♦ Comic strip ♦ Reporter questions ♦ Email writing ♦ Letter writing ♦ Selfie photo drawing ♦ Text writing ♦ Gift giving – think and write ♦ Is / Can / Has - brainstorm ♦ Binoculars – draw and write ♦ I-pad – draw picture ♦ Party plan ♦ Bedroom plan ♦ 30 second talks – oral language activity ♦ Bingo board templates ♦ Jawbone – what would you like to catch? ♦ Drawing – sea creature in the shape of the North Island ♦ Graphic Organiser – hīnaki fishing – research and write notes ♦ Graphic Organiser – traditional Māori fishing – research and write notes ♦ Graphic organiser – fishing rules ♦ Poster design – fishing safety ♦ Reading challenge Answer sheets are provided for the word search, cloze, and ordering events activities. Designed on A4 size paper. The word search is also included in my Maori Myths and Legends Word Search resource. © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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Māori Myths and Legends – The Giant of Lake Wakatipu

Māori Myths and Legends – The Giant of Lake Wakatipu

These are fun and engaging activity sheets for the story ‘The Giant of Lake Wakatipu’. Plenty of activities to pick-and-choose from. Simply print and you’re ready to go! A great addition to a unit study on Māori Myths and Legends. Most of the activity sheets can be used with any retelling of this story. There are a few activities that were made using the story written by Peter Gossage. These activities are marked with an asterisk (*). Activities: ♦ Cloze – fill in the missing words * ♦ Word search * ♦ Order events in the story * ♦ Drama – Freeze frame cards * ♦ Music – Sound effect cards * ♦ Creative drawing – 2 headed dog * ♦ Storyboard – with words * ♦ Storyboard – without words ♦ Write a poem (noun, verbs, adjectives, synonym) ♦ Acrostic poem ♦ 5 senses – what a character may see, hear, smell, etc ♦ Thought bubbles - what a character may be thinking ♦ Story outline – problem, response, action, outcome ♦ Trifold – beginning, middle, end (paper foldable) ♦ Newspaper article – write and draw ♦ Graph – tally chart and block graph ♦ Bookmark ♦ Creative thinking – giant killing plan and equipment needed ♦ Character traits ♦ Wall ball – write and draw ♦ Diorama – write and draw (paper foldable) ♦ Art – decorate the footprint in the same style as the illustrator ♦ Pattern art ♦ Book cover – design a new one ♦ Book dust jacket ♦ Story review ♦ Flap booklet - write and/or draw. With and without headings. ♦ Holiday suitcases – needs and wants ♦ Postage stamp design ♦ Award design ♦ T-shirt design ♦ Flip-flap booklet – 4 flaps (paper foldable) ♦ Postcard ♦ Comic strip ♦ Reporter questions ♦ Email writing ♦ Letter writing ♦ Selfie photo drawing ♦ Text writing ♦ Gift giving – think and write ♦ Missing poster ♦ Is / Can / Has - brainstorm ♦ 30 second talks – oral language activity ♦ Binoculars – draw and write ♦ I-pad – draw picture ♦ Party plan ♦ Bedroom plan ♦ Bingo board templates ♦ Water safety – write some rules ♦ Water safety – design a poster ♦ Reading challenge Answer sheets are provided for the word search, cloze, and ordering events activities. Designed on A4 size paper. The word search is also included in my Maori Myths and Legends Word Search resource. © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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Words in Words Bundle

Words in Words Bundle

A simple, engaging activity where knowing the answers in advance is the key. Photocopy the attached worksheet for each student. Spaces are numbered for an instant word tally. Includes 8 worksheets and answers using school related words. The listed words are from multiple dictionaries (US and UK) and therefore may not be listed in the dictionary students are using.
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Numbers Mega Connect 4 game

Numbers Mega Connect 4 game

This can be played by 2 or 3 students at a time. Each student marks boxes with his initials when a box is won. Wrong answers leave the box blank, for another student (or the same student on another turn) to try later. A box is won if the student correctly identifies the number. Students try to get 4 boxes in a row. Includes all numbers 1 to 100. Good for any language.
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Māori Myths and Legends - Word Searches

Māori Myths and Legends - Word Searches

A fabulous resource to have in New Zealand classrooms when studying Māori Myths and Legends. Great for a follow-up activity after reading the story, or to have as an early-finisher task. 12 word searches. Eleven of the word searches have a Māori themed border or panel that can be coloured after finding all of the words. One word search has a flame/fire themed border (How Maui Found the Secret of Fire). These word searches are designed to go with the fabulous stories written by Peter Gossage. These books are commonly found in NZ schools and are also easily available for purchase in book stores. If you are not sure what these books look like, I suggest you do a quick image search on the internet (I'm not able to include an image here due to copyright restrictions). The words used in the word searches are taken from the stories in these books. The 12 Word Searches: ♦ How Maui Slowed the Sun ♦ The Fish of Maui ♦ How Maui Found his Father and the Magic Jawbone ♦ How Maui Found his Mother ♦ In the Beginning ♦ How Maui Defied the Goddess of Death ♦ How Maui Found the Secret of Fire ♦ Battle of the Mountains ♦ Pania of the Reef ♦ Rona and the Moon ♦ The Giant of Lake Wakatipu ♦ Hinemoa and Tūtānekai Each word search is on A4 size paper and can easily be reduced to A5 if necessary. There are 16 words to be found on each word search. ANSWER SHEETS are included. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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MATARIKI - Star Craft with Facts

MATARIKI - Star Craft with Facts

Are you looking for a great activity for teaching your students some knowledge about Matariki (the Māori New Year)? This is an engaging activity that will look great in your classroom. Your students will colour/decorate a star template (2x A4 size pages) and then cut and glue it to reveal a fact about Matariki behind the ‘flaps’. There are 30 different facts which will hopefully allow a different fact for each student in your class. After constructing the stars, your students can orally share their fact with the class to help build knowledge about Matariki. The stars can be pinned to the wall or you can hang them to create a fabulous galaxy! Some precision is required with cutting and gluing. If you have younger students, you may like to buddy them up with an older class (great for fostering the tuakana-teina relationship). Included: ♦ Instructions that are easy-to-follow (pictures included). ♦ List of the 30 facts. ♦ Template – front of the star ♦ Template – back of the star (with fact) x30 Examples of the Facts: ♦ Matariki is a cluster of stars that disappears below the horizon in April and reappears in late May or early June. ♦ If you drove to the Matariki stars in a car at a speed of 100 km/hr, you would arrive in 4.8 billion years! ♦ The stars of Matariki were used by the crews of voyaging waka as a navigational aid to guide them across the Pacific Ocean. ♦ It is now thought that there are 9 stars (rather than 7) in the Matariki star cluster. Their names are: Uru-ā-rangi, Waitī, Waitā, Tupu-ā-rangi, Tupu-ā-nuku, Matariki, Waipuna-ā-rangi, Pōhutukawa, Hiwa-i-te-rangi. Many of these facts will be a great starting point for a topic of inquiry. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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Matariki - Math Art - Parabolic Curve Stars

Matariki - Math Art - Parabolic Curve Stars

Celebrate the Māori New Year with this activity that includes a math focus (parabolic curves). Parabolic Curves – draw a series of straight intersecting lines between dots on the template and watch curves magically appear! Super-fun and engaging. 4 DIFFERENT TYPES OF STARS: ♦ 4-point ♦ 5-point ♦ 6-point ♦ 8-point 4 ACTIVITY OPTIONS: ♦ Create the star and write a fact about Matariki in the box underneath. ♦ Create the star on the circle template, cut it out and glue on a coloured piece of paper/card. Type or write a fact about Matariki and glue it underneath. ♦ Create the star on the circle template. Cut it out and glue it onto some card. Write a fact about Matariki on the back and hang it. ♦ Use the example stars as a colouring activity only. Display any way you wish. INCLUDED: ♦ Instructions. ♦ 4, 5, 6, 8 star templates with box to write in underneath ♦ 4, 5, 6, 8 star templates in circle ♦ 4, 5, 6, 8 star templates in circle with lines already drawn INSTRUCTIONS: Easy-to-follow instructions are included. One instruction is written and shown on an A4 size page so they are great to show via a data projector if you have one. The pattern is very simple (eg. join dot 1-1, 2-2, 3-3, etc). A black ball-point pen and coloured pencils are recommended for completing this activity. Please note that some of the templates included in this resource are also found in one of my other resources: STAR ART – using parabolic curves. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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MATARIKI - Wishing Star

MATARIKI - Wishing Star

A creative classroom activity for celebrating Matariki (the Māori New Year). Hiwa-i-te-rangi is one of the 9 stars in the Matariki star cluster. It is known as the ‘wishing star’. This star has a connection to our hopes, dreams and aspirations for the year ahead. The Process: 1. Draw patterns in the spaces around the star shape (use a black ball-point pen). 2. Colour. 3. Write a wish in the star. 4. Cut out around the outside black frame. 5. Display on the wall (you may like to do this so it looks like a patchwork quilt). Three different templates are provided for you to select from. Two templates have pre-drawn patterns in the boxes at the bottom, and one is blank so your students can design their own patterns. Included: ♦ Instructions ♦ Information card about Hiwa-i-te-rangi ♦ Template A – with patterns ♦ Template B – with patterns ♦ Template C - blank (draw your own patterns) Made on A4 size paper. Finished size of artwork (after cutting it out) is approx 18cm x 18cm. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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