Room 5

Welcome to Room 5!

Kia ora everyone and welcome to Room 5’s page! My name is Amy Rodger, and I am lucky enough to be teaching the awesome bunch of kids in Room 5 this year.

A little bit about me... I'm Amy, a 26 year old Kiwi lass with a zest for life and a passion for education. I grew up on the Thames Coast (attending a fantastic, rural school myself) and am an extremely family oriented person that loves adventure and socialising, whether it be through sport, the arts or with friends and family.

I am currently in my 5th year of teaching (both in NZ and in the UK) and it is safe to say I have well and truly found my passion. As of July 2019 I completed my two year working visa in England, and after a great time traveling (and being slightly scarred for life from the British education system and the inner city London schools) I am excited to have returned to the motherland and to have found a place at Tauwhare School where children’s dreams are encouraged and children are provided with the opportunities for success.

It is a real privilege to get to teach this wonderful group of children. If you have any questions at any stage, please feel free to pop in anytime (my door is always open!) and feel free to visit our page regularly to see what we have been up to!

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Teamwork activity:

To start off the Term, Room 5 had to complete a 'teamwork art' challenge, where they were to produce a piece of art in groups in keeping with their chosen theme. The challenge... to work together sharing only one pencil, one glue stick and one pair of scissors between the group! Each group worked extremely well, listening, sharing, communicating to produce their shared art piece and it was a great exercise in collaboration. Well done Room 5 artists!

Holiday fun

Room 5 wrote a recount about their holidays and put their stories in their sunglasses!

Room Five has had a lovely time studying the Rocky Shore, after our visit to Whale Bay. We created a mural of all the amazing creatures we saw.

In Room 5 we read the tree house treaty and then we decided to make our own classroom treaty about how we wanted our class to be.