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Here is a song about the days of the week. A second one, “Ngā Rā o te Wiki”, is in Hei Waiata Hei Whakakoakoa.

Mane, Tūrei, Wenerei” (to the tune of “Day O”)

Maori vocabulary

English translation

Mane, Tūrei, Wenerei Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Ko ngā rā o te wiki ēnei These are the days of the week
Tāite, Paraire, Hātarei Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Ko ngā rā o te wiki ēnei These are the days of the week

Rāhoroi, Rātapu,

ko ngā rā o te wiki ēnei (x 2)

Saturday, Sunday,

these are the days of the week (x 2)

Notice that this song uses two different words for Saturday. Speakers of te reo Māori use both.

Stories

He Kupenga Hao i te Reo (2002). He Whakataetae Omaoma. Wellington: Learning Media. [This Pīpī book shows runners coming from first to fifth in a race.]

He Kupenga Hao i te Reo (2002). Rapua. Wellington: Learning Media. [This Pīpī book introduces the idea of sets.]

He Kupenga Hao i te Reo (2002). Raupapahia. Wellington: Learning Media. [This Pīpī book counts steps in a process, from first to fifth.]

He Kupenga Hao i te Reo (2002). Raupapahia te Wā. Wellington: Learning Media. [This Pīpī book introduces the concept of clock time.]

He Kupenga Hao i te Reo (2002). Tatauria 1, 2, 5, 10, 20. Wellington: Learning Media. [This Pīpī book introduces the concept of doubling.]

He Kupenga Hao i te Reo (2002). Tatau Mawhiti Rima. Wellington: Learning Media. [This Pīpī book introduces counting in fives.]

He Kupenga Hao i te Reo (2002). Tatau Mawhiti Rua. Wellington: Learning Media. [This Pīpī book introduces the difference between counting objects and counting people.]

He Kupenga Hao i te Reo (2002). Tatauria 1–20. Wellington: Learning Media. [This Pīpī book introduces the number sequence from one to twenty.]

He Kupenga Hao i te Reo (2002). Tokohia. Wellington: Learning Media. [This Pīpī book counts people from six to ten.]

Kaa, Oho (2006). Te Oma a Renata. Wellington: Learning Media. [This He Purapura book includes a running race.]

Kaa, Oho (1998). Te Rā Hokohoko a Rawinia. Wellington: Huia Publishers. [This Ngā Kete Kōrero book includes some of the language of shopping.]

Mahuika, Apirana (2000). Poaka Kunekune. Wellington: Learning Media. [This story about a pig is one of ten enlarged He Purapura books published with teachers’ notes.]

Mahuika, Karin (2000). Kei roto i te Moana. Wellington: Learning Media. [This story about a taniwha is one of ten enlarged He Purapura books published with teachers’ notes.]

Mahuika, Karin (2005). O Taiao 1–5. Wellington: Learning Media. [This Pīpī book counts objects and people from one to five.]

Mahuika, Karin (2005). O Taiao 6–10. Wellington: Learning Media. [This Pīpī book counts objects from six to ten.]

Mahuika, Karin and Pewhairangi, Karen (2004). E Kore ngā Waewae. Wellington: Learning Media. [This Pīpī book tells a story that illustrates the concept of zero.]

Mahuika, Karin and Pewhairangi, Karen (2004). E Rima ngā Matimati. Wellington: Learning Media. [This Pīpī book tells a story that illustrates the concept of rima.]

Mahuika, Karin and Pewhairangi, Karen (2004). E Toru ngā Pea. Wellington: Learning Media. [This Pīpī book tells a story that illustrates the concept of toru.]

Mahuika, Karin and Pewhairangi, Karen (2004). Ko Au Tēnei E Haka Ana! Wellington: Learning Media. [This Pīpī book tells a story that illustrates the concept of rua.]

Mahuika, Karin and Pewhairangi, Karen (2004). Kurī Pahupahu. Wellington: Learning Media. [This Pīpī book tells a story that illustrates the concept of whā.]

Mahuika, Karin and Pewhairangi, Karen (2005). Ngā Tākaro a ngā Tamariki. Wellington: Learning Media. [This Pīpī book tells a story that illustrates the concept of tekau.]

Mahuika, Karin and Pewhairangi, Karen (2005). O Tangaroa. Wellington: Learning Media. [This Pīpī book tells a story that includes the language of subtraction.]

Mahuika, Karin and Pewhairangi, Karen (2005). Tama Tū, Tama Ora. Wellington: Learning Media. [This Pīpī book tells a story that includes the language of addition.]

Mahuika, Karin and Pewhairangi, Karen (2005). Tekau ngā Tamariki Porohīanga. Wellington: Learning Media. [This Pīpī book tells a story that includes the language of subtraction.]

Mahuika, Karin and Pewhairangi, Karen (2005). Te Mīhini Mūrere a Koro Rearua. Wellington: Learning Media. [This Pīpī book tells a story that illustrates the concept of doubling.]

Mahuika, Karin and Pewhairangi, Karen (2005). Te Mīhini Mūrere a Kui Hautua. Wellington: Learning Media. [This Pīpī book tells a story that illustrates the concept of one half.]

Mahuika, Karin and Pewhairangi, Karen (2004). Te Ngeru Matekai. Wellington: Learning Media. [This Pīpī book tells a story that illustrates the concept of tahi.]

Mahuika, Karin and Pewhairangi, Karen (2005). Te Rā Whānau o Matua Poaka. Wellington: Learning Media. [This Pīpī book tells a story that includes the language of addition.]

Mahuika, Karin and Pewhairangi, Karen (2005). Te Taunga Waka Ātea. Wellington: Learning Media. [This Pīpī book tells a story that includes the language of subtraction.]

Ministry of Education (2007). 1. Wellington: Learning Media. [This Pīpī book, with its companion big book, tells a story that features kotahi.]

Ministry of Education (2007). 2. Wellington: Learning Media. [This Pīpī book, with its companion big book, tells a story that features rua.]

Ministry of Education (2007). 3. Wellington: Learning Media. [This Pīpī book, with its companion big book, tells a story that features toru.]

Ministry of Education (2007). 4. Wellington: Learning Media. [This Pīpī book, with its companion big book, tells a story that features whā.]

Ministry of Education (2007). 5. Wellington: Learning Media. [This Pīpī book, with its companion big book, tells a story that features rima.]

Ministry of Education (2007). 6. Wellington: Learning Media. [This Pīpī book, with its companion big book, tells a story that features ono.]

Ministry of Education (2008). 7. Wellington: Learning Media. [This Pīpī book, with its companion big book, tells a story that features whitu.]

Ministry of Education (2008). 8. Wellington: Learning Media. [This Pīpī book, with its companion big book, tells a story that features waru.]

Ministry of Education (2008). 9. Wellington: Learning Media. [This Pīpī book, with its companion big book, tells a story that features iwa.]

Ministry of Education (2008). 10. Wellington: Learning Media. [This Pīpī book, with its companion big book, tells a story that features tekau.]

Ministry of Education (2004). Ara Pūreta Māori. Wellington: Learning Media. [This is a Māori alphabet frieze in the Participation series.]

Rau, Cath (2002). Ngā Kaihoe. Ngaruawahia: Kia Ata Mai. [This Ngā Kete Kōrero book counts paddlers in a canoe.]

Taute, Hera (2003). Ngā Rā o te Wiki. Wellington: Huia Publishers. [This Ngā Kete Kōrero book describes what happens on each day of a week.]

Te Rōpū a Huia (2000). Tokohia ngā Tamariki? Wellington: Huia Publishers. [This Ngā Kete Kōrero book counts people.]

Beginning School Mathematics

If still available in your school, consider using the Beginning School Mathematics (BSM) zero to twenty cards, as well as the following: 1-3-82 (simple sequence stories for the ordinal numbers), 3-1-45 (cardinal numbers and classroom objects), 3-1-46 (cardinal numbers and Māori content that includes kete, matau, weri, kotiate, tuna, pōtaka, and kūtai), 3-3-49 (cardinal numbers and colours), 6-3-44 (cardinal numbers and animals), 7-1-84 (cardinal numbers, with two sets on each card, which you could use for true-false statements), 8-2-81 (a blackline copymaster with a grid with classroom objects on it – measuring distances between objects), 10-2-14 (a master set of cards using the transliterated names for months), 9-1-53 (domino lines), and 11-2-57 (clock time).

Additional support

For teaching days of the week, counting and expressing cost, further support is available at www.tereomaori.tki.org.nz/Teacher-tools/Te-reo-Maori-lesson-plans (See Curriculum levels 1-4).

References

Amery, H. (2007). First Hundred Words in Māori. Wellington: Huia Publishers. [See page 32 for numbers.]

Amery, H. (2006). First Thousand Words in Māori. Wellington: Huia Publishers. [See page 46 for the days of the week and page 53 for numbers].

Extension. Lewis, M. (2002). The Lexical Approach: The State of ELT and the Way Forward. South Melbourne: Thomson Heinle.

Litchfield, Jo (2009). Everyday Words in Māori. Wellington: Huia Publishers. [See page 43 for the numbers.]

Ministry of Education (2008). Hei Waiata, Hei Whakakoakoa – Waiata to Support Teaching and Learning of te Reo Māori in English-medium Schools: Years 1–8. Wellington: Learning Media. [Book and CD]

Ministry of Education (2006). Tirohia Kimihia: He Kete Wherawhera. Wellington: Huia Publishers. [See page 259 for a chart of the days of the week and the months of the year.]

Ngata, H. M. (1993). English–Māori Dictionary. Wellington: Learning Media. [See page 546 for numbers.] www.learningmedia.co.nz/ngata

Watene, Linda (2004). Easy te Reo Māori Activities: Introducing Māori into Mainstream Classrooms. New Plymouth: Curriculum Concepts.

Watene, Linda (2005). More Easy te Reo Māori Activities: Introducing Māori into Mainstream Classrooms. New Plymouth: Curriculum Concepts.

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