Kia ora koutou, nau mai haere mai. Welcome! My name is Reshly and I am a Provisionally Registered Teacher in Auckland. Since graduating, I have so far taught at two other schools within the Manaiakalani cluster but am thrilled to be a part of the teaching team at Tamaki Primary as of 2017.
As a teacher I am passionate about getting the best out of my students whilst ensuring that the learning environment is one where they feel both safe and inspired.
Tamaki Makaurau has so much to offer! My kids were thrilled to find out about some of the activities below and were even more excited to learn that they were all for free. This meant that all they needed to do was convince their parents and whanau to accompany them there so they could enjoy it together.
The Parts of Speech. A Grammatical Poem By Mary Morel. Every name is called a noun as field and fountain, street and town. In place of a noun the pronoun stands as he and she clap their hands. The adjective describes a thing, as magic wand or bridal ring. The verb means action, something done, to read and write to jump and run. How things are done the adverbs tells us as quickly, slowly, badly or well. Preposition shows relation as in the street or at the station. Conjunction joins in many ways, sentences, words or phrase and phrase. The interjection cries out hark! I need an exclamation mark!
I saw this poem and loved it. I wish I had been encouraged to learn it as a child. Most children struggle to remember the different parts of speech regardless of how many times they are taught. What kids do find easy though is to learn a rhyme or a song so this is a great way for them to remember the different parts of speech. Although the children in my class are working towards learning it by heart and aren't currently able to fully comprehend all aspects of the poem, we have it on a poster in the class and have read it out loud as a group. We also did an exercise where my students provided alternative examples for each part of speech. This is a work in progress and we set the time during our writing sessions throughout the week to revisit the poem to specifically focus on each area.