52 WEEKS – WHAKAMANATIA TE REO

20. Review & Hauora

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Kaupapa

In this final lesson we are consolidating what we have learnt about te reo in the classroom. Spend some time with the activities below to review and consolidate your understanding.

Patai:
How are you going with the challenges we set ourselves?
– Encouraging students in te reo
– Giving instructions and explaining what you are doing in te reo
Has reo become a natural form of communication at the start of your lessons?

Haere tonu! Kia kaha, kia māia, kia manawanui! As you review what you have learnt, determine to keep going with your reo journey.

There are kete overflowing with resources to support you. Find a class or Te Ataarangi group in your area. Find colleagues to kōrero with at school.
Check out these online resources:

Te Whanake
He Reo Tupu. He Reo Ora
Māori Language Net

Te Whare Tapawhā is a holistic approach to hauora pioneered by Sir Mason Durie that underpins much of the kōrero on wellbeing in high schools. It encourages students and teachers to take an holistic approach to their wellbeing:

Taha tinana – physical dimension
Taha wairua – spiritual dimension
Taha hinengaro – mental & emotional dimension
Taha whānau – family & social dimension

More recently, a fifth dimension has been included – meaning it is sometimes referred to as Te Whare Tapa Rima:

Whenua – Land & roots


Figure 1: Whare Tapa Whā. From: The Mental Health Foundation . Visit their site for further information and resources.

Learning te reo can support our hauora as teachers and using te reo in class supports the hauora of our students:

Tōku reo, tōku ohooho. Tōku reo, tōku mapihi maurea.
My language is my awakening. My language is the window to my soul.

For your Kete

Waiata & Karakia
Tuhia: Review the waiata and karakia that we have learnt. Spend some time creating visually engaging posters for your classroom walls so that everyone in your class can participate when these are used in your class.

Whakataukī
Whakaaroarohia: Review the whakataukī that we have learnt.
Make sure you understand each one and consider a classroom activity or curriculum content that you would create links with.

Poipoia te kākano kia puāwai.
Nurture the seed and it will blossom.

Ina kei te mohio koe ko wai koe, i anga mai koe i hea, kei te mohio koe, kei te anga koe ki hea.
If you know who you are and where you are from, then you will know where you are going.

Iti noa ana, he pito mata.
With care, a small kūmara will produce a harvest

He aroha whakatō, He aroha puta mai.
If kindness is sown, then kindness you shall receive.

Ka mahi te tawa uho ki te riri.
Well done, you whose courage is like the heart of the tawa tree.

Hāpaitia te ara tika pūmau ai te rangatiratanga mō ngā uri whakatipu.
Foster the pathway of knowledge to strength, independence and growth for future generations.

Ki te kāhore he whakakitenga ka ngaro haere te iwi.
Without foresight or vision the people will be lost.

Mā te whiritahi, ka whakatutuki ai ngā pūmanawa ā tāngata.
Together weaving the realisation of potential.

Mana mai mana atu. Mauri mai mauri atu. Tapu mai tapu atu. Tiaki mai tiaki atu.

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!

Here is a final wakataukī that speaks to the life-giving nature of language revitalisation:
Tōku reo, tōku ohooho. Tōku reo, tōku mapihi maurea.
My language is my awakening. My language is the window to my soul.

Kupu Hou

Whakaaroarohia: Review the kupu hou lists that you have created. Create a mindmap that groups the words according to their meanings and the context in which they are used. What connections can you make between words? What patterns can you see? Test yourself.

Wetereo

Whakaaroarohia: Review the grammar points that you have covered. As you review the sentences that you have learnt to use, make sure you understand the grammatical structures that form them. This broader understanding will help you to use them as templates for creating more sentences and continuing your reo journey.

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