Saturday, February 7, 2015

A new year, new faces in class, new learning..

A new year of school, new faces in class, new and exciting things to learn.. I am excited to be back at school and in the classroom after a very long holiday. The focus of the first couple days in class with the children were bonding activities and ice-breaker games to make our Year 6's feel welcome in the senior class. I am pleased to say that their transition from the middle class has been a positive one. The children are nearing completion of their profile pictures and have brainstormed and written down ideas of what they think identity means to them but more in particular on how they view themselves. The focus for inquiry this term is 'identity' and I am very excited to see where it will lead us. As a classroom we decided on behaviour expectations together, these have been written up and it is reassuring to see the children sticking to them not only in the classroom but out of the classroom too. The children have been enjoying their swim time and preparing for the Inter-School swimming competition later on in the term. We definitely have some eager swimmers in class with all the muggy hot weather we have been having, swimming is the best way to cool down at school!! Over the next couple of weeks the children will be assessed in learning areas. I am excited for the new year, and eager to get into learning with the children.

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world" - Nelson Mandela

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