Tēnā koe, nau mai haere mai ki tōku paetukutuku Akomanga ā Kapua. He kaiako au ki Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Rito, e whakaako ana au i ngā tauira Tau 3 me te 4.
Kia ora and welcome to my Manaiakalani Google Class OnAir episodes for 2020. I am currently teaching a year 3 & 4 class at Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Rito, in Ōtaki, New Zealand. We are a full immersion school, our entire curriculum and teaching instruction is in Te Reo Māori, along with all of our communication.
I have 15 wonderful tamariki in my classroom, each of them have access to their own school supplied iPad. We are at the beginning of our journey of using these tools to assist in our learning, so please join us while we navigate our way through this new and exciting chapter.
Ki te hiahia koe te whakapā mai, if you'd like to get in contact with me, please feel free to using the email and blog information provided.
Term 1: Kaitiakitanga o te Wai - Tangaroa & Maru
This term our focus is on kaitiakitanga o te wai or guardianship of water, and how we do this in our school, homes, and community.
Term 2: Kaitiakitanga o te Whēnua - Ko Papatūānuku
Our overall focus for the term is on kaitiakitanga or guardianship of the land, of Papatūānuku. We also touch on our return to the classroom after being at home in Aotearoa - New Zealand's Level 4 & 3 Nationwide Lockdown.
Term 3: Kaitiakitanga o Ranginui rāua ko Tawhirimātea
Our overall focus for the term is on kaitiakitanga or guardianship of the sky, Ranginui and one of his sons, Tawhirimātea. We're looking into the wind, different kinds of wind, pūrakau associated with these two atua or gods, Mataariki and the other constellation of stars that are visible in the sky from Aotearoa - New Zealand.