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 »
NAPLAN returned this year, what a joy! The two main text types covered are narrative writing and persuasive writing and this year, we were blessed with a narrative prompt. We have been working on persuasive texts and this post will share some useful resources I have found to support this unit.Read More »
It is so important to connect with your class, allowing you to get to know your students and for them to get to know you. Like me, you may have new students who missed out on an orientation day due to the challenges of 2021 so their first day at school is so important!
Writing allows students to express themselves creatively and to make their thinking visible to others. For that student who is always finished their writing first and promises that they have checked it from top to bottom and are completely happy with it, a checklist is a wonderful way to encourage self editing and self assessment.Read More »
This term has been consumed with fractions, decimals and percentages and my students have loved it…surprisingly! I need to ensure that I taught the skills my students needed but there was nothing stopping us having some fun along the way.Read More »
There is nothing like choice when it comes to home learning and my students have really enjoyed choosing their own activities from my newly created spelling activity grid.Read More »
A new semester means new goals for my students and with distance learning in the back of my mind, I had to make this fun! I’ve titled this resource as a Vision Board to encourage creativity, a positive attitude and a growth mindset.
Challenge a group of Year 5 students to design and create a 3D robot and I know what you are thinking, this is an easy task and it probably won’t take too long? You would be wrong!
This task asks students to consider 2D and 3D shapes, angles, scale, measurement and mapping and it might take 5-6 lessons…here’s why!
It is so important to connect with your class, no doubt students and teachers will feel a mixed bag of emotions. Here are some fun games to get social interactions going while avoid little to no contact…enjoy!Read More »
“When you can’t find someone to follow, you have to find a way to lead by example.” Roxane Gay, Bad Feminist
As teachers and students, we are so used to being around other people. Spending the days by myself is going to be tough, and I think it’s going to be tough for my students too!
Throughout Distance Learning, there are a few things that I will continue to do from our Term 1 practice. I believe that wellbeing goes hand in hand with learning so it is important to continue to build friendships and connections and to ensure there is time for mindfulness.Read More »