Through the class blog and twitter account, KC have found friends in other schools around the world. We have got several other Kindergarten classes on our blog roll, and they in turn have added us to their blog roll. Several times a week we check the other blogs and leave comments. We also check our [...]
A year ago, our school decided to invest in a set of 15 iPads to be shared between the Kindergarten and Grade 1 classes. Over the last year, teachers and students have been exploring, reviewing and reflecting on ways to use iPads to support teaching and learning in all areas of our curriculum. Zoe recently [...]
We have had lots of mums coming in to KC, working with children and planning with teachers. We wanted to have some dads come in to class as well. A couple of week ago Ulrich, Leander’s dad, came in and talked about his job. He showed the children where he worked (“So high up!”) and [...]
The children love to take turns at reading stories to the rest of the class. This is a wonderful opportunity to develop a sense of audience and to practice skills such as pause, voice pace and inflection. Recently, Olivia read a book that she had particularly enjoyed. We videoed the story session and showed the [...]
Stories can be a powerful way of helping children to understand the world around them. I asked our librarian, Mrs Kar, if she could recommend some picture books that I could use to help the children explore the concept of learning journeys. She found several books, and I chose “Clem Always Could” by Sarah Watt. [...]
Today we had our first monthly Parent Sharing session. As part of our Unit of Inquiry into Where We Are In Place and Time, we decided to trial a new initiative to strengthen links between home and school, and to involve parents in their children’s learning. We invited parents in to class so that the [...]
Last week, school was closed as Typhoon 15 approached. This provided an authentic, connected experience involving children, parents, co-teachers and the ES Curriculum Coordinator. One child emailed me her work and I posted it on the blog. I left a comment and others quicky added their comments. Another child emailed me her work which I [...]
Nikhil found some patterns at home. He took photographs so he could share his work at school.
Daan went on a pattern hunt at home. His mum took a video so Daan could share the work he did at home with the rest of the class.
Elif is a technology teacher at our school. She helps teachers and students to integrate technology into their teaching and learning. Mrs. Cancemi, who taught the children in ELC, had a good idea about how the children could take photographs to make short movie clips to show their patterns. Elif came into our classroom to [...]