I volunteer in a Year 2/3/4 class at Pomare Primary. The teacher uses a workshop model for most of the day, particularly when teaching literacy and numeracy, and it runs like a well oiled machine! She starts with a mini lesson (students are sitting on the floor in front of her), then models part of … Continue reading Doughnut Discussions
I am having a love hate relationship with the public transportation system here in Wellington. I love it because it is quite an extensive system and can get you just about everywhere, including all of the far reaching places like Upper Hutt, Eastbourne, and Paraparaumu (love saying that one!); there is a handy … Continue reading Have a great day!
"Imagination is more important than knowledge" (Albert Einstein) On Mondays at Epuni Primary School, two classrooms come together for an hour to learn and play. The objective? To allow teachers time to work in small groups on specific content and students time to do what kids do best - discover! If a random visitor … Continue reading Learning through play
It is hard to believe I have been in New Zealand for one month. A lot has happened in 4 weeks! I have been learning to embrace public transportation, eating amazing food, and attending as many New Zealand Festival events as I can afford! I have also begun visiting schools! You know you're a teacher … Continue reading One Month
Here is Vlog #2 on my first week in New Zealand. I am having a learning curve on embedding videos into my vlog, so the link below will take you to the pictures in my google album. Cheers! New Zealand Photo Album 1 https://vimeo.com/255094496
Kiwis are famous for their ingenuity and self-sufficiency. It is said that Kiwis can create amazing things — all they need is ‘a piece of Number 8 wire’. No. 8 wire is a certain gauge of wire that was incredibly popular for use as fencing wire around New Zealand’s many farms, and was used for a … Continue reading Number 8 Wire?
Thanks for joining me! Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. ~ Marcel Proust https://vimeo.com/252796388