Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Waka Ride

Reflection for Waka ride
Something I was pleased with was the my class all paddled together because if we didn't we will not go forward and back.
I really enjoyed learning was that to turn the boat because we turn ourselves around.

Something I found hard was to keep paddling because my hands were sore.  
Something that made me think was the words  and what the mean.
Something I want to get better at is keeping in time to get better I can follow the person it front of me.

Waka leader: Jim Edwards
Get ready- Kia riti
Work together and maintaining the rhythm - Tokihi
Paddle- Hoe
Stop- Whakamutu
Ta papa- Lean forward.
Tipuna (carved on waka) - ancestors (people that have came before)
Tūmatauenga - God of War

We stopped paddling and held our hoe up straight to sky. Saluting to Tūmatauenga, we did our best pūkana. Blaah! Then Jim said Kia riti and we put our paddles down . Next he said tokihi and we chant back tokihi and paddle.

Say cheese 

Waka parked up

Jim talking to us

Turning around 

Paddle paddle paddle

4 friends

This is the presentation that Room 6 made.


  1. WOW you put alot of effort in to that blog post welldone

  2. Well done Tracey.
    You must of had a great time on the waka.
    Keep up the good work.

  3. Great work Tracey!
    Keep up the great work

  4. you put alot of effort in your blog post

  5. Amazing Tracey. It awesome that you have got pictures of what the whole class did on the waka. Keep up the amazing work.


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