Hello, my name is Meg Tupou. I am the 2nd grade teacher at STMS. I am an alumni of St. Thomas More and this school community has played a large role in my life.
After my time at St. Thomas More I went to Archbishop Murphy High School. I continued my education at Western Washington University and attended their college of education. I earned my degree in Early Childhood Education focusing on the development of children and importance of family partnership to build strong foundations for our students. The STMS speech program gave me the skills I needed to be the commencement speaker at my college graduation. I then earned my Master’s degree in Educational Technology and Instruction. I have goals of going back to school to learn more about brain development and behavior.
My husband Taani and I have two amazing children TJ and Mella. We love spending time with family and friends. One of our favorite places to visit is Disneyland for all the magic it entails. We also frequent Hawai’i to visit Taani’s parents and family. We have a pitbull puppy Kalo that we love to take on outdoor adventures. We love to attend sporting events and cheering on our WA teams.
We are excited to be raising money to make a donation to Heifer International this Lenten season. 2nd grade is working to raise $120 to purchase a pig. The students are confident we will reach this goal. If we do, we are hoping to earn $360 to purchase a pig, sheep and goat. Here is a link to see what Heifer International is all about!
Another fun activity to celebrate our 100th Day will be the 100th Day Mystery Bags! Students will get a paper bag tomorrow to bring home and fill with 100 of a given item. They will need to make sure all 100 of their chosen item will fit inside their paper bag and are school appropriate. Some examples are paper clips, Legos, pennies, bouncy balls, etc.
There is a piece of paper attached to their paper bag. They will need to write 3 clues for guessing what their item is. They will read their clues for the class and students will make guesses about what they think the chosen item may be.
Mystery bags need to be brought back to school, no later than Wednesday February 12th for the 100th day of school.
The 100th Day of Second Grade is coming up next week! To help us celebrate, we will be making a 100 Day Snack. There are 10 different ingredients and students will need 10 of each.
Please use the sign up genius link below to donate different ingredients for our snack. We will need about 220 pieces of each ingredient. If snack ingredients could be brought to school by Monday February 10th that would be so helpful!