So we found out about the Maori words in the book and what they mean.
Now we know that the kuia means old woman or a grandmother. We thought it might mean weaver because the grandma does a lot of weaving.
In Tui we have been learning the words for colours in Maori, so we thought it would be good to make a glossary of colour words. (That's what you can see in the photo.)
We have a routine in our class. The special person lets the children go out at morning tea and lunchtime. They say, "Me haere koe kei te mau...." (This means, "You may go if you're wearing...") Then they choose a colour that some children are wearing. If you're wearing that colour, you can go.