Room 3 from Te Akau Ki Primary School in Papamoa have created an animation of Row, row, row your waka (most verses). They entered it into the MADE Awards in the story-telling category for years 1–3 and came second. SO great! Check it out!
Today our crew recorded our second waiata in beautiful Wellington. It could not have gone better and we can't wait to share it with you soon!
Thank you Playcentre for this fun book review. I love visiting centres when I can and enjoy seeing the reactions from the tamariki. Enjoy the pukapuka!
A fun promotion for tamariki aged 1-10 is running in June to celebrate Matariki. Glow-in-the-dark stars will be hidden throughout Aotearoa in June. Find a star and you will be in the draw to win one of seven pukapuka. Follow on Facebook or Instagram for clues.
I rowed with four classrooms at Papamoa Primary School this morning. It was a lot of fun to share Row, row, row your waka with them all.
On May 16, I was invited to attend Korowai Aroha, a bilingual playgroup located in Tauranga. The tamariki have been learning Row, row, row your waka and they were excited to meet the Author. To my surprize, they performed to me in Te Reo with beautiful art and props – what a proud moment! Thank you so much Aroha for embracing my pukapuka and sharing it with your tamariki and the community.
About Korowai Aroha
Korowai Aroha is held each Tuesday during the school term at the Otumoetai Plunket House - Otumoetai Rd from 10:30-1230. A gold coin koha and a piece of fruit or something to contribute for shared kai are requested. Tea and coffee are provided. Our programme kicks off with a 30min Kiddy Kapahaka session of fun, interactive waiata, followed by a shared kai and then free play of which a craft activity is always set up that supports the focus of the term. Korowai Aroha is open to children of all ages and for Whānau with any level of competencies of te Reo Māori. We are a fun, supportive and encouraging rōopu doing our part to normalise te reo Māori me ona tikanga. Nau Mai Haere Mai!
He waka eke noa. Whaea Megan has all her students in this waka. Great work room 3 from www.teakaukipapamoa.school.nz
During the April school holiday's four lucky rock hunters were given the chance to find a special rock and win a copy of Row, row, row your waka. Four rocks were painted with the characters from the pukapuka. The lucky winners were Obie from Feilding, Zane from Wellington, Brydon from Whanganui and Lizzy from Tauranga. Rocks were hidden in places where the Author has lived and currently lives. Enjoy your pukapuka and please share it with your friends and schools.
Row, row, row your waka was first written for Rebecca Larsen's son to encourage a love of language and song. Aroha - with love to Torsen.