Thursday, 28 January 2016

Look at what is growing in our class this year!

Our word plant has sprouted over the last few days ready for our new entrants next week! I found this idea on Pinterest and thought it would be a great way for us to see how our knowledge of words develops throughout the year. Once we have mastered these basics we will add on our new sight words, allowing the students to nurture and grow their very own class word plant.

Thursday, 21 January 2016

MDTA Orientation 2016: The journey begins!

Monday 18th January was the day I boarded the rollercoaster ride (formally known as the Manaiakalani Digital Teaching Academy or MDTA) for a two year journey of fun, scary moments and adventure. It was great to meet my fellow rollercoaster riders and also many of the staff who will be guiding our journey on the many tracks on which we will endeavour. We began our journey by touring around the local community, seeing the many schools in the Manaiakalani cluster, and gaining an insight into current events influencing the local community (Te Oro recently being established and the rehousing occurring are two events having a significant impact). Today not only showed me that the christmas period has had a significant impact on my fitness level, but more importantly that I am extremely privileged and excited to be able to work in and with the local community over the next few years. Check out my little clip of our adventure so far!