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Brown Brother Response

We were very pleasantly surprised last week when Room 20 received an email about our responses to Joshua Iosefo's Brown Brother poem. And can you guess who the email was from?....Joshua's mother. We greatly appreciated her taking the time to write to us and the encouragement she gave us. Perhaps we might have some budding poets in our class too.
Here is the email she sent us.

Talofa Ms Squires and Room 20,

My name is Fetaui Iosefo and I was reading your classes blogs on the Joshua Iosefos  'spoken word-brown brother'.  We as a family read Osana, Kingstons, and today I read Sylvia and Melvins and decided that I would take some time out and email your class and your teacher to say how very proud I am of you all for showing great understanding of Joshua Iosefo's 'spoken word'.

I am Joshuas mother and it wasn't so long ago he was the same age as yourselves.  He didn't have a blog like you all do but he would write into a journal all his thoughts some were like poetic prayers and others were scribbles of inspiration he would pick up from people, or books he was reading.  We were encouraged by reading your blogs of the inspirations you all had chosen to keep in your heart and mind from Joshuas 'brown brother-spoken word'.

We think you are a fabulous class and have super fabulous teacher, we wish you all the very best for the future.

Kia Manuia
Fetaui Iosefo


Mrs Lagitupu said...

Hi Room 20

What a fantastic message from Joshua's mum! I loved listening to his poem on Youtube (the John Campbell version). How lucky are you to get a reply from Joshua's mother?! It just goes to show that you never know who's watching (or reading). Well done for writing excellent reviews on the poem, and for having such an awesome teacher.

Mrs Lagitupu

rm2writerschair said...

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+ I like all of yours on your blog.