Teacher Resources

Days of The Week

Nga ra o te wiki
The days of the week









Nga ahua: Shapes


“The Educultural Wheel”
 Macfarlane’s (1997, 2004) work offers a framework
for creating a Ma- ori perspective in schools. Bishop
and Glynn (1999) are consistent with Macfarlane in
identifying whakawhanaungatanga  (the process of
building relationships) as a key tikanga  (culturallyresponsive
approach) for improving behaviour and
learning outcomes for Ma- ori students. The five concepts
that form “The Educultural Wheel” (Macfarlane, 2004)
which support this notion are outlined below:
1. Whanaungatanga (relationships)
 This concept proposes establishing relationships in
a Maori context based on kinship, common locality,
and common interests. Teachers can engage in this
whanaungatanga  by getting to know each student
as an individual, and by generating opportunities to
build mutual trust and respect. It is also important for
the students to learn something about the teacher’s
interest and concerns. This process should begin in the
fi rst week of school. Teachers are encouraged to use
cooperative learning strategies, to involve parents and
families in the classroom, and to engage the support of
community people as resources.

Random word for the week:    Taihoa
Good bye in Maori:
Ka kite:   See you
Ka kite ano:  See you again
Haere ra:  Goodbye to you leaving
E noho ra: Good bye to you staying here

Saying it right:

Remember A E I O U, roll your R, ng said the same as in siNG

Read the following ‘ki to hoa’ to your friend
Sample text in Māori
Ko te katoa o nga tangata i te whanaungatanga mai e watea ana i nga here katoa; e tauriterite ana hoki nga mana me nga tika. E whakawhiwhia ana hoki ki a ratou te ngakau whai whakaaro me te hinengaro mohio ki te tika me te he, a e tika ana kia meinga te mahi a tetahi ki tetahi me ma roto atu i te wairua o te noho tahi, ano he teina he tuakana i ringa i te whakaaro kotahi.

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

Introduction:  "Tena koutou katoa" (greetings to all)
       or   "Ka tangi te titi
               Ka tangi te kaka
               Ka tangi hoki ahau"
(The sooty shearwater voices its presence
As the parrot voices it presence
So too do I)

End with
"No reira, tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoa"
(Therefore greetings thrice over)



During your 10 minutes within your classroom Te Reo Maori time you may like to try some of the folowing ideas.
New ideas will be added regularly so check back to see whats new.
Of course you may have other fantastic ideas to share with the class and me.  I hope you dont mind if I add your ideas to this page.

22.  www.digitaldialects.com  Cherie had the kids play a game online.....

21. NZ bingo.....Babara has made up a set of bingo cards featuring nz icons and things maori.

20. Room 5.  Maui's fish.   Activity....tree graphic organiser.

19.  Phillipa shared a big book with the children and translated words into Te Reo Maori.

18.  Andrew had a cool website  with activites.....look at his blog for more info.

17.  Many teachers shared a legend or story this week.  It tied in with their Kiwiana/NZ learning theme.

16.  Daralyns bingo.  In Maori 'bingo' is often called out as 'Whare' (as in the game housie).
Numbers ranged from 1 - 50.  Children drew up a grid 4x4 and Daralyn called numbers out. The winner was the first to get a line and call 'whare'.

15.  A Maori legend.  Gareth read the children a Maori legend then presented them with a sequencing task.  The kids were given slips of paper with a few sentences of the story on it and had to order them correctly in groups.  He threw in a couple of dodgy slips also.  I'm sure that when the mountains was running awy it did not stop at McDonalds!!!!

14. Colour card.   Cheries game..... instructions to come...

13. A maori hand game.  Watch the video to learn it.

Maori Hand Game Tutorial from myles webb on Vimeo.

12.  BINGO  I have scrap paper availiable for children to write their numbers on.  You choose the  number limits ie tell the children to choose 5 numbers from between 10 and 30.  You call out random numbers...etc just like in normal bingo.  I also have some class sets of Bingo in Maori using food names etc... you might like to try these but some words you may not know either.

11.  A fitness, aerobic session.  Give the commands for the movements in Maori.  Play a song/ cd/mp3 for the beat etc.  A workout session. Commands to use E tu, E noho, waiata, kanikani,tangi, e peke, korero, pakipaki, hurihuri, hikoi, haremai, haere atu, takahia, he haka, hope, puku, pakahiwi, waewae, nono, mahunga, karu, ihu, waha, oma...

10.  Simon says..... Simon says 'E tu'

       Commands to use E tu, E noho, waiata, kanikani,tangi, e peke, korero, pakipaki, hurihuri, hikoi, haremai, haere atu, takahia, he haka, hope, puku, pakahiwi, waewae, nono, mahunga, karu, ihu, waha, oma...

9. A video or online/ downloaded ict something? You could play an online activity with the whole class.  eg. like those on the digital dialects website.


8. Waiata. do you know of a song to share?

Take a look at this site:  http://folksong.org.nz/waiata.html

7. Reading to the children. A box of pukapuka will be availiable for you to read.

6. Numbers game. Have the children stand in a circle. You need to stand in the middle of the circle to point to the child whose turn it is. The child then count of in maori. The game is a bit like buzz. So you can determine the way the game is played. You may have the kids count ro rima and the next person after rima is out and they sit down. Or you could count to tekau and the next person sits down. Once someone has sat down. Restart the game with next person till there is but one winner! Maybe you can think of a way to vary the game further.

5. A E I O U chart. Have the child read the chart with you, either vertically or horizontally. Then children can nominate themselves to have a go at reading it and you timing them. Who can do it the fastest????

4. Challenging challenge. Using two dice. The children sit in a circle. One child stands to be the first challenger. He challenges the person next to him by throwing the dice. The 2 children can then add up the totals or multiply the totals and the winner is the first to call the correct answer in Maori. The winner moves on to the next person. For juniors it may just be a case of the first person to count the dots and say the number in Maori.

3. Knuckle bones. I have a box of stones for using.

2. String Games. I will have string availiable.

1. Rakau. A box of rakau is availiable for use.