We hope you have enjoyed using your new planner for the month of Pipiri – and that your Matariki celebrations were meaningful and fun! Here are some tips for using your planner during Hōngongoi.
Below are some tips for using your planner in Hōngongoi.
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10 tips and links for using your planner in Hōngongoi!
1. Pronouncing the phrases
Sharon’s made this short audio to help with the pronunciation of this month’s phrases:
2. Pronouncing the sentences
Sharon’s made this short audio to help with the pronunciation of this month’s key sentences:
3. Pronouncing the whakataukī
Sharon’s made this short audio to help with the pronunciation of this month’s whakataukī:
4. Garden Bird Survey Week continues
Have you been surveying garden birds with the children? It’s not too late to join in. Find some ideas here.
5. Plastic Free July
Plastic Free July is the perfect opportunity to help children find ways to reduce plastic waste. You’ll find lots of ideas here.
6. World vision 40 Hour Famine starts 1 July
This year’s World Vision 40 Hour Famine is about bringing clean water to children around the world. Check out the resources and ideas here.
7. Tanabata Star Festival 7 July
Tanabata is a Japanese festival which includes celebrations and traditions such as writing wishes on coloured strips of paper and tying them to bamboo branches. Find more information here.
8. Teddy Bears’ Picnic Day 10 July
Children and teddy bears go well together, so why not have a Teddy Bears’ Picnic Day? Teach children how to say “teti pea” in te reo Māori, and find some new ideas to enhance your picnic here.
9. Kiribati Language Week starts 11 July
Help children find the small Pacific Island country of Kiribati (pronounced Kiribass) on a map or globe and check out some facts about the island nation here.
10. Nelson Mandela Day 18 July
Nelson Mandela wanted his birthday each year to be a reminder to share what we have with those less fortunate than ourselves. This year’s theme is “Do what you can, with what you have, wherever you are.” Get on board here.