What were we learning?
Our class have been learning about Maori culture,ritual and parts of a powhiri. A powhiri is one of the many Maori rituals. A powhiri is also a welcoming ceremony for greeting other iwi. Iwi is Maori for tribe. We now know when and how to use a powhiri.
How did I feel the start of the year and how I feel now?
At the start of the year when we started learning about Maori culture I didn't really know much about what we were about to learn. So I was unistructural meaning I had one or two ideas about our learning and possibly enjoy it. At the start of term two I had gained more and more knowledge about Maori ritual. Meaning I was at a stage called multistructural I had three or more ideas in my head. And at the end of term two I was relational. Meaning I had three or more ideas in my head and I could relate them I could sometimes also get some of my ideas and then make a even better idea.
What changed the way I feel?
The thing that changed the way I feel now is the point that since we have been learning about Maori ritual for quite a while now so I've been getting used to it. Which built me more and more confidence. The reason why I think it's important for me to participate in this ritual is because it's important for me to know these are reasons I need to know these things.
In case someone asks me to give them info about Maori culture
In case I have to go to a Marae
In case someone want me to sing them a waita
Here's the link to the poroporoaki and mihi whakatuo.