Monday, 27 July 2015


Week 2 has seen the start of #NZreadaloud3.

This is a literacy initiative I started at the beginning of the year for classes around New Zealand to connect and collaborate through the reading of ONE book....written by a New Zealand author.

There are 53 teachers and classes around New Zealand participating ... from Whangarei through to Kaikoura!

Everyone is very excited! Edmodo is our platform for our online literacy circles.

However we also do some of our learning in a 'read aloud notebook'. Yesterday we discussed what the cover tells us about the story...there were some very insightful thoughts and ideas. Then we read the blurb and the kids added to their original ideas. Here are some examples of the thoughtful predictions and justifications for their thinking.

It's going to be a GREAT story...we are already in suspense after Chapter 2!

Geometry through problem-solving

Term 3 has started with a rush!

We have Production this Term AND #NZreadaloud3 starting in Week 2.

Our Maths focus however is GEOMETRY. We are attacking this through a problem-based learning approach.

Here are the questions for week one and two...we will add our answers as we discover them!

Reply to this post as to your thoughts on this approach to learning about Geometry....

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

What the kids say about LearningMYway!

At the end of Term 2 we decided to gather some student voice! We wanted some feedback about LearningMYway! Was it working, what 'bits' were working? What is the level of learners understanding about LearningMYway? Did they understand enough to know what was working for them and what aspects they need to work on?

We were excited with the comments they left on the slide show...we also loved the way they 'personalised' their slide... you can tell a lot about a person from the 'graphic' they use:)

Check out what our learners said about LearningMYway...

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

This one was so funny that I just had to add it. The faces are incredible.