Last year the Year 0-1 Syndicate participated in a trial scheme which introduced Dual Language Readers. This year Room 2a continues to enjoy these great resources. We have PDFs of the readers which show the illustrations and the text. Also we can go on line and get the MP3 sound clips to listen to in Samoan and English. They can be found at http://www.faatasi.tki.org.nz if you would like to extend the work you do with your child.
We read one book for a whole week. It stays in our book bags for us to read with Mum, Dad, Brothers, Sisters and other family and friends. And at school we read the story every day in English and Samoan. Sometimes we listen to the Samoan on the ActivBoard, and sometimes the Room 2a students help Mrs de Koning as she carefully tries to read the Samoan words. We help her with the pronunciation and tell her what some of the words mean! We also like to compare the sentences on the Samoan and English pages. GF_OLeTuuga_TheRace_SB_v1 This week we will be reading the story – ”O le Tu’uga” – “The Race.”
These are the sound files, one in English and one in Samoan.
If the rain stops we will go outside and run some races too. We will shout out, “Sauni, ‘ole’a ‘amata!” or On your marks, get set, go!” If you do not read Samoan – just have fun reading the English text together – these are great stories that the children really relate to.