Monday, August 17, 2009

Finally a post from Ms T

Kia ora koutou katoa - Hi everyone.
One thousand apologies for not posting sooner but my main focus has been to get to know the wonderful students in my new class... Room 18 of Point England school - Wooohoooo!
I can honestly say I am absolutely delighted with my whole class. I have a room full of very talented year 6 students that have wonderful attitudes towards education and learning. What more could a teacher ask for? (besides muffins and chocolate biscuits)
I am slowly getting to know my students to see what makes them tick... their interests, passions, strengths and weaknesses AND like most of them said, a lot of them have the same passions and interests as myself, so we get on like a house on fire.
This terms topic is of course 'The art in storytelling' and we are having a blast. We have pretty much focused most learning areas around myths and legends, fairy tales and folk stories - so lots of fiction and fictitious characters. Students have been writing creative 'twisted fairy tales' to produce for their I.C.T learning object, so watch this space for future posts of movies and animations. Our reading material for our reading tumble has a fiction focus also. If you know anyone in Room 18, you might want to ask them about some of the folk stories or myths we have been reading about. We have been inspired by Dr Seuss's illustrations and have based some artwork around his weird and wonderful drawings - we might have to take some photos to post as well.
All in all, we are having a ball in Room 18. I have been really impressed with the activities a lot of my students have been involved in such as; interviewing the prime minister, conferencing with Hamish Campbell, presenting (on a weekly basis) to visiting teachers and principals, being school role models during assembly and lots more.
So, to all you followers of Pt England School... I feel blessed to be working in a school that really cares about each and every person linked to the school. the children, the staff and the community. Watch this space for more updates (and yes my goal is to post regularly) Ka kite ano - Arohanui Ms T x


  1. Kia ora Ms T
    Thanks for the nice comments you said about us.I am really happy that most people have the same interest as you. Hopefully we can teach you things you don't know and you can teach us new things.I am looking forward to learning more from you. Your fantastic!
    Helen Tui

  2. Hi Ms T its cool you are having a lot of fun with us. Hope that you wll get to know us. Also have more fun by the end of the year. Hope to hear another blog post from you.

    From Bobbi-Grace

  3. Hi Ms.T,
    Its really FUN having you around!! There are a lot of things I'm looking forward too having you as a teacher. Having similar interests and passions with you is cool because that way we would understand most of the things you do because of this. Since your the teacher you would have to try and teach us everything you know and I know that is a hard thing to do because we're kind of a non-stop talking classroom, but I know that there will be things that we kids can teach you!! I just really hope that we can make this an AMAZING journey for you at Pt England Primary School.


  4. Kia Ora Ms T - I used to work in the area and I know what a wonderful school Point England is. Having followed their online work for a while as well I also feel that I 'know' Room 18. I am sure the students are thrilled to have you in the classroom and I bet that you are loving it. What a wonderful photograph of you!
    Mr Webb and Room 8, Melville Intermediate, Hamilton, Waikato.

  5. Hey Miss.T

    That was touching for what you said about our school you we just wanted to say you are amazing in 'Jump Jam' and hope you can write some more post about your class.As soon as we finish some more posts we might give you a suprise on our blob post.

    your sincerely Jarna and Tule

  6. Kia ora Ms t ko Ngaina Taku ingoa
    ko mihaka taku inoa whanau
    komrs nua taku kaiako

  7. Kia ora Ms T

    What a cool photo of you! I am absolutely thrilled that you are having a wonderful time with Room 18. Yes they can be a handful at times, but they have good hearts and I agree that they have wonderful attitudes towards their learning (most of the time!).
    The class is so lucky to have gained such an awesome teacher who is obviously passionate about their learning. I look forward to seeing new posts throughout the year, and hope that you have as much fun with them as I have had.

    All the best
    Mrs Lagitupu

  8. Atimarie Mrs T i really like your photo that you put on the blog but are you sure that they are great?because you know sometimes they can be a big handful if you need help you know that i am all ways next door.You are a fantastic teacher and i wish that you were mine.Ko Etta taku ingoa E tekau ma tai oku tau ko Mrs Nua Toku kaiako.


  9. Hi ms T that is good to be here with room 18. You are a great teacher and you rock our school

    From Destiny & jessica

  10. hey room18 and mrs t
    that is so cool that is great

    by jessica

  11. What Great Voice You have Kalim WAYYYY better than any artist I know. By the way I am a Michael Jackson Fan As well.Keep up The Great Singing Kalim.

  12. Kia ora Ms Tito

    Ko Ngaina Taku ingoa
    Ko Mihaka Taku ingoa whanau
    tekau Oku tau

    Kia ora my name is ngaina
    my last name is mihaka
    and I am ten years old and I am a year six student at pt england school

    my kaiako is mrs Nua And
    The princibale is Mr Burt
    Te Tumaki
    Tenakauto tena katau tena katau katoa

    from Ngaina Mihaka

  13. Very interesting outfit Ms T. We both like ginger bread men alot, we look foward to all your other exciting posts.