Monday, November 10, 2014

Hobsonville point school visit

We went to observe modern learning environments in action.
The pedagogy behind the MLE was another of the areas we were 
interested to find out more about.

Hobsonville point school's learning model encompasses how they 
create the learning to cater for the children's interests and needs.

The physical learning environment had specific areas of interest 
to engage and allow for fluid groups and learning opportunities. 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Cross country

It was a beautiful sunny day.  The children were filled with a mix of excitement and nerves.











It was great to see everyone trying their best.
We were all winners on the day:)

Monday, August 25, 2014

I pad apps

Show me, Write About, Fractions and Maths Pairs , as well as Blogger all very useful apps.
'Show me' allows you to capture the thinking around any area of learning. It can be used by teachers or children in a tutoral style manner to learn and understand new concepts. 'Write About' is a great motivational app to help assist children and their writing.  'Fractions' and 'Maths Pairs' are both apps that support Mathematics in a fun and easy to learn way.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Commonwealth Games Afternoon

The children braved the cold and participated in an afternoon of fun activities !
 Squelching mud in between their toes was a favourite sport!
I can't think of a better way to enjoy a Friday afternoon.
A big thank you to all of the staff and children for making my first week at Cockle Bay School so great! I have felt very welcome and I look forward to getting to know you all much better:)

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Even on my phone !

Thank you so much Cheryl for helping me to get blogger up and running :)

First week!

Yeah, what a great week:) I have read and read and read so much about how wonderful the children are and how hard the teachers work! and they do, and are:)