I must admit, I have been a little overwhelmed by the level of administrative tasks requiring
completion over the past few weeks! Luckily, only a few steps outside of my office I can find
my place to rest, refocus and renew my energy and enthusiasm for my work. I am always
amazed at the energy which the buzz of students working and learning in the classroom
provides.Prep Acacia students were busily undertaking their literacy blocks when I went on my
learning walks and talks. Students were reading their decodable readers,
getting very excited as they made meaning from the text! Other students were writing and were so proud of their achievements.2 Boronia students were integrating their digital literacy skills with their mathematics
learning. They had prepared questions to research, gathered their data, recorded their data
in a table and represented their data on bar or pictures graphs, using Freeform, Whiteboard
and Keynote (all Apple Native Apps). They then saved their work to their own OneDrive!
They were so excited to communicate their findings to me. The mathematical literacy
evident through discussions was impressive. When asking one student a question which I
thought would trick them up, the response was, “Well that’s obvious- the answer is three”.
Such confidence! You could see the Active Learner dispositions in action!Leadership groups in 5/6 Waratah saw me working with the Communication Group. It was
this group's first meeting, so we looked at Media Arts. The students were learning about
digital images and the types of visual shots needed to best communicate a message.
Communication, collaboration and creativity abounded as they developed a story piece
involving Mrs Mann and a not-so-lucky cockroach. All this happened as our other student
leaders were busy researching and planning for Socktober, preparing Monday prayer and
planning environmental activities for the rest of the term.Working with the teachers and students at our school is such a blessing. I can’t wait to get
to some other classes next week. Your children are in excellent hands each day and if ever
you are in need of an energy boost, I’d highly recommend a visit to the classroom!
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