Thursday, 25 August 2011

Looking forward to Aroaromāhanahana

Nau mai, hoki mai and welcome back !!!

Spring is just around the corner and with the new season comes a new schedule.  For a few weeks we slowed down to catch our breath, but now we are excited to take on new challenges.  I'll try remembering to mention things as we move along as best as I can, if for no other reason than to record it for myself. :-)

For example:
  • As of last week we have an extra music lesson.  (I was fortunate to attend the first two classes, but I probably won't get the chance to sit in again for some time.  It was just lucky whaiāipo was available these past two classes to play tag with the younger ones for me.)
  • This week tama 1 started his Latin again.  Our aim for Latinto complete the first 10 chapters of Lingua Latina by Christmas.  (We lost our rhythm at capitulum quintum.  Although we answered pensum we didn't feel confident to proceed further.  So, we're back to the beginning.  Definitely confident we will achieve the goal.)
  • Sewing.  Tamāhine 1 enjoyed her first project so much last weekend that I'm hoping to introduce sewing as a regular subject for her this term.  Actually, we can probably call it Home Economics because we'll be trying our hands at "scheduled" cooking classes too.  I say "scheduled" because any cooking is done rather spontaneously at the moment with ngā tamariki, but I'd really like to formalise it for a semester to see how well we manage.
We had hoped Elementary French would start in Rotorua, but at this stage the numbers aren't working in our favour.  Oh well, our tamariki probably have enough on their plates this semester, but if any locals are interested I hope you make contact.  We just need two more students (if possible!)

Only nine days till our first TKD grading.  Ngā tamariki are looking forward to it so much, they can hardly wait.  They had another great practice tonight, fuelling their enthusiasm even more for the upcoming event.  It pleases me how much they love to do things together and always encourage each other.

Thanks for dropping by
ka kite ano

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