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Currently, Room 28, Teaching

First day at school

So today is my first day as year 0 teacher. I’m excited but nervous there is so much i still need to do to feel ready but it will have to wait as i don’t have the time now. I’m up super early to go in and print out my resources for this week and make sure everything in the classroom is ready for the kiddies.

I have spent the whole weekend planning, cutting, surfing Pinterest for ideas and scavenging my house for supplies. Because of this my blogging has fallen by the way side. Sorry!! I will try and get back on schedule and make sure that i have at least 2 posts a week up. I have managed to make sure my weekly Photography Spotlight is ready for the next 6 weeks though.

So here we go and lets see what mayhem the day brings.

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New Zealand, professional development, Teaching

Great ideas this week

Some Great ideas I have seen in the classroom this week are:

Writing task sheet

The children keep it in their book and if there is a reliever or they have finished early they can use this to choose an activity off. It encourages them to keep practising different writing styles.

journal writing Continue reading “Great ideas this week”

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Books, Teaching

How to find inspiration, ideas and wonderful reading books

As a Relief teacher the first thing i do when i have organised my day, and know what the schedule and planning is, is to look around. I don’t mean just look at the classroom. I mean really look.

Look at the books on the book shelf, the teachers desk, the walls, thumb through the children’s books and anything you can get your hands on (maintaining some privacy of course).

Here are some are some of the places i have found great ideas and inspiration from  Continue reading “How to find inspiration, ideas and wonderful reading books”

Life, Teaching

15 interesting steps to enable lifelong learning

Having joined stumble upon again i have discovered a wealth of interesting posts, not just for blog ideas but also to help make me a better, more rounded person.

As a teacher, i am also a lifelong learner, i know that i do not know everything.

I found this interesting article about how to cultivate a lifetime of learning by doing 15 simple things.  Continue reading “15 interesting steps to enable lifelong learning”