Monday, September 5, 2011
Tuakana Teina Reading
Every Thursdays afternoons Room 22 (Yr 7 & 8 Class) and Room 7 (Year 2 class) come together in the library for Tuakana Teina Reading. Tuakana means Big brother/sister and Teina means little brother/sister. We were put into pairs with the juniors. There are a number of reasons why we do this. The main reason is to work with the younger kids so they become whanau (family) and the second reason is so we (us seniors and juniors) get better at reading. We have turns at reading to each other and it's alot of fun. You should try it, maybe you have a junior class or senior class that you would like to start a Tuakana/Teina Reading programme. It's for 1/2 an hour each week and we love it!
Reporter & Producer: Etta Manase