Today while the Te Puawai kids were rehearsing, the rest of us went down to Piako Tahi.
We watch a clip called The Fish of Maui
The video had no words so we were challenged to write a story that would go along with the video. Here are a few examples...
One day Maui went to catch fish but he caught a big fish and he brought it up and it turned into an island.
One day Maui was in his waka and he was in the waka for days. He put his big hook in the water. Soon he caught a huge fish. It almost pulled his waka into the wavy water. But he hung on. Then he pulled the fish up and that is how the North Island was made.
By Connor B
One day Maui decided to catch a fishing. It took him hours to catch the size fish he wanted. Finally he saw a giant fish in the corner of his eye. He tossed the rope into the water. Suddenly he felt something pulling ... a fish! So he pulled with all his might. PLONK! It was a giant stingray. His boat was stuck on the top so he always lived there.
One day Maui went out in his waka to catch a fish. He threw his hook in the water.
Maui was going on a waka designed with kowhaiwhai patterns, to take his out to sea. He travelled day after day until he found the perfect spot. Then he got out his fishing hook and threw it out into the sea. He was so bored so he read the newspaper and slept. The, out of no where, a giant stingray appeared with orange eyes. He pulled with all his might. That's how we got the North Island.
By Anoushka, Rebekah and Vanessa
One day Maui sailed out to sea to catch a big fish. When he had sailed far enough, he threw his fish-hook into the water. Then he took a BIG breath and waited. While he was waiting he fell asleep BUT he felt a tug at his fish-hook. So he started tugging as well. He tugged and tugged until it finally rose out of the water. Maui was surprised. It was a string-ray! A ginormous sting-ray! From that day on, that sting-ray is known as the North Island.
By Emily and Malee