Thanks for purchasing our new Daily Teaching Planner. We’re excited about the start of Pipiri next week – so we can all start using our planners – whether they are printed or digital versions.
We’re already working on the next planner, so let us know what we’re doing well and how we can improve.
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10 tips and links for using your planner in Pipiri!
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. Matariki song with NZSL actions
Children love learning the NZSL actions for our first Matariki book. Check out all of our free NZSL videos here.
5. Garden Bird Survey Week – from June 25
Help children to take a closer look at the birds in the garden. This is a great opportunity to introduce the idea of taking a survey and counting in te reo! Find some great ideas here.
6. Celebrate Trees! – June 4-12
There’s a celebration of trees in June that missed our planner deadline! June 4 – 12 is Kiwi Conservation Club’s “Be with a Tree” week.
For more information – and to vote for Tree of the Year by 31 May – check out the link here.
7. Children’s Book Awards finalists – June 2
After June 2, check out the finalists in this year’s NZ Children’s Book Awards here. You can see the picture book category finalists and the Māori language category finalists too.
8. Light it Orange Week – June 13-19
Light it Orange is all about shining a light on domestic violence and keeping families and children safe. Check out the great Light it Orange resources here.
9. National Volunteer Week – June 19-25
Let’s help children to understand the importance of helping others. Find help and ideas to participate in National Volunteer Week here.
10. Samoan Language Week – from May 30
The start of Pipiri coincides with Samoan Language Week. If you would like to purchase a Samoan version of our book and song Me Haere, you can find it here.