Nga Ra o te Wiki
by Laura Findlay
Ngā Rā o te Wiki – Days of the Week
Remember my little goal, to learn some more te reo? Well I haven’t gone so well with that but it is still an aspiration. A while ago I learnt the days of the week and I thought I would share them here with one thing about each day from last week.
Rāhina – Monday
On Monday I had a kindy visit at the library. I do like preschoolers. I always ask them how they got to the library – usually, a bus, which is very exciting.
Rātū – Tuesday
On Tuesday I went on a course and learnt about digital resources for children which was excellent. I’m going to write about this soon.
Rāapa [ra – apa] – Wednesday
On Wednesday we have small time – our under 2s programme which I deliver with a colleague. We practiced saying ‘ni hao’ which is hello, in Chinese.
Rāpare -[ra-par- ee (as in key)] – Thursday
On Thursday I didn’t work at the library. I went out for dinner with my husband and it was fabulous.
Rāmere – [ra-mer-ee (as in key)] – Friday
On Friday I did some sewing – I have been sewing lots of cushion covers for Betty (our caravan).
I still feel apprehensive writing about this and it occurred to me as I wrote this that I don’t know how to use the days of the week in a sentence. Can you help me?
The bumbling linguist