"Oh no we can't flyour kites outside now". On Monday it was a rainy day. People from Matariki came to teach us how to make KITES!!!!!!!. There was a lady who spoke to us her name was Elle. She said “she is from the Auckland Council and she takes care of preparing stuff like Matariki stuff.” The classes that were there were rooms 3, 4, 5, and 6.
After she asked what class were here, she showed us some flags. Some flags were as big as the house i live in and then she told us that when it is a special occasion, they make flags that are bigger than the hall. Next she showed us how to make a kite. Then she invited a room 3 girl to stand up so she had to fly the kite to the other side of the hall so Sammy ran and started it was flying when she was running. Elle told room 3 to stand up and hold hands in a circle and then sit down so she told the rest of the classes to do the same thing as well.
After that Genevieve and me had to give out the paper to the room 6 people and then two boys from room 6 gave out two sticks to each room 6 person. Next thing was that we had make our kites and decorate them. Following that we had to stand in a square and Elle had to call out a class to fly there kites across the room and we had to leave because it was only a hour session so they had to leave. They had to fly away.
So if you want to learn how to make it here are what you need and here is how you make it.
What you need:(Materials)
1. Piece of paper (shaped like a diamond).
2. One piece of strings.
3. Two sharp sticks.
Here are the steps(the method /process).
1. Flat the piece of paper in front of you.
2. Hold the two sticks in front of you and put them on the lines on your piece of paper to cover the black lines on the sides.
3. Now you need to place the end of one string on the diamond corner and the other on the other side of diamond corner.
4. After all those steps this is the final step the Matariki people come around and ask you if you want a knot on your finger or your wrist.
So there you have it and that was the end of our session.
BUT WE HAD A CHANCE TO FLY THEM AROUND THE HALL.