15. Tatau & Te Wā
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One of the principles of the 52 Weeks pages, is to not reproduce what is being done well elsewhere. Rather, we try to direct you towards high quality resources and to focus our language teaching on what is specifically useful in the classroom.
There are a lot of great resources that teach tatau (counting) and te wā (telling the time).
For your Kete
Karakia & Waiata
This week we look at these well known words that can be used to both begin or close time together and is als appropriate to use when someone is heading away on a journey.
The kupu are included here for you to practice and learn. I have also included a link to a short clip on YouTube that shows the karakia (and related waiata) being taught in the context of a Te Ataarangi class. This is an immersion approach that uses cuisenaire rods to denote language structure that many people find very effective. Have a look for Te Ataarangi classes running in your local area.
Kia hora te marino
Kia whakapapa pounamu te moana
Hei huarahi mā tātou i te rangi nei
Aroha atu Aroha mai
Tātou i ā tātou katoa
Hui ē! Tāiki ē!
May peace be widespread
May the seas be like greenstone
A pathway for us all this day
Let us show respect for each other For one another
Bind us all together!
As you explore the resources online, you will see the use of some key words and synonyms:
Hauwhā = Koata Quarter
Haurua = Hawhe Pahi Half (past)
Mai i te = Pahi From
Ki te To
This site includes numbers, ordinals, the grammatical details of counting people and how to ask “How many?”
This reomation from TKI gives lots of practice asking “E hia?” and “Tokohia?”
It also links you to another great language resource to explore
Te Wā (Time)
Mātakina/Tuhia: Sharon Holt provides lots of great explanations of te reo on her YouTube channel ‘Te Reo Singalong’. Here she gives a clear introduction to asking and answering the question: He aha te wā? – What is the time?
Watch the video and make your notes as you watch.
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