Sunday, 11 December 2016

Monday, 2 May 2016

We are FULL!!

Term 2 and Room 19 is now full! How's this for a ratio...15 Girls and 4 Boys!! Never been this girl heavy at PES in my whole teaching career---seems to have created a very different classroom vibe!!

Monday, 11 April 2016

Term 1 comes to an end!

The end of Term 1 and we are at 16... only 2 to go and our door will shut with another opening for our next lot of newbies!! We are a wee bit girl heavy... poor boys...13-3 at the moment!

Friday, 26 February 2016

We are growing

From 4 now to 6. What a huge difference with learning when there is so much time to spend on so few!! Smaller classes please...whoever may be listening!

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

It keeps getting better

When this adventure began 2 years ago, in 2014, I took each step of iPad introduction slowly and designed activities with caution... I didn't want to overload the students. I look back and chuckle. How times have changed! This year I began on the second day taking photos in Explain Everything, embedding these, re-sizing them, using the pencil and colour tools. Each day the expectations have been so much higher than when I started out. I'm now going through every Explain Everything design (especially in reading) recreating and increasing the work expectation. I'm adding on more slides,  voice instructions and cleaning up the visual effects. A continual work in progress to increase and promote higher expectations in our students.

Friday, 5 February 2016

New Year and New Entrants!

This week we started back... 4 days in and 4 students! Let the games begin!!

Friday, 20 November 2015

2016 A New Adventure Begins

...And so another year is about to begin with inquiry, investigation and reflection on how I can improve my practice to best support my Learners, Colleagues and our wonderful Whanau.