Matariki Magazine Cover

Matariki is the Māori name for the Pleiades star cluster and marks the Māori New Year in New Zealand. It is special to New Zealand as it signifies a time of remembrance, celebration, and preparation for the coming year, deeply rooted in Māori culture and traditions.

I love the fact that you can create your own Memoji in Freeform. There are so many ways to use this fun feature!

In this project, tamariki create their own Memoji of one of the Matariki stars based on what they have learned about each star’s significance. I then adapted the Magazine front cover resource, initially created by Rachel Minns, to showcase each star. Here is the link to her post: Rachel Minns' Post (if you want to do this in English)

This resource is in Te Reo and has been kindly translated by Czenamin Barlow, a Year 3 & 4 rumaki teacher at Rotorua Primary School.

The screen recording of how to create a Memoji is a great way of scaffolding the learning to build independence.



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