With last year being our first full year at school in what seemed like forever, I feel like so many of us were dragging ourselves across the end of the year… not to mention our students too.Read More »
Student Travel Journal: Writing Prompts
Print and go!
Recently, a student went on an overseas family holiday during the school term and subsequently missed lots of learning.
In an attempt to keep this student connected and engaged in learning, I created a personalised travel journal for her to take on her trip. I decided to keep it simple, adding some question prompts as well as space for writing or drawing.Read More »
I found a fun activity to challenge students to investigate what volume is. My students were successful in using the algorithm, but, did they really understand the difference between volume and capacity?Read More »
Interpreting Data and Constructing Graphs
I have been working with a group of students who had excellent previous knowledge in the area of constructing and interpreting data. I had to dig deep to come up with a task to really challenge them and decided that they would work in pairs to take a set of data, prepare a graph and corresponding questions to challenge another pair of students with.Read More »
Top 5 April Fool’s Day Pranks For Teachers
Can you believe it’s April Fool’s Day soon! It reminded me of the fun we had with our Year 5 students last year and we thought long and hard about what fun we might have this year. Here are my top 5 pranks to play on your students for April Fool’s Day.Read More »
Maths Investigation: Playground Project
I could not be more proud of my students as they shared and celebrated their hard work this term. Students received a project at the beginning of the term that incorporated a number of mathematical concepts as a way of revision and an opportunity to work in mixed abilities groups.Read More »
Have you ever asked your students to write a chapter summary or maybe who their favourite character was in a text? The question we should be asking is whether these questions challenge students to be critical thinkers or simply recall facts.Read More »
Brain breaks are important, especially while in distance learning. We may spend a lot of time on our digital devices and I wanted to give my students a graphic reminder to take breaks as they need them.Read More »
BOOKFLIX and Chill
I’ve been encouraging my students to think more about their book choices and if they would recommend their reading to their peers.Read More »
It’s National Science Week!
“The school theme for National Science Week 2021 is Food: Different by Design. It honors the United Nations International Year of Fruits and Vegetables and the International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development.” – National Science Week
It’s National Science Week and the focus is on food! I couldn’t be happier as this is a personal passion and love. I have created a series of ‘foodie’ experiments, some of which are even edible.Read More »