Category Archives: Our Teacher is Always Learning

Dot Day

After celebrating International Dot Day last Thursday we spent some time on Friday reflecting on what we learned and how much fun we had. We decided to make a video. I really love this video. There are a few reasons … Continue reading

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Teaching KC to ROAR!

Over my four weeks with KC, as a student teacher I have learnt so much and enjoyed having the opportunity to teach this class greatly. Together we have been exploring our bears unit. We have done lots of writing about … Continue reading

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Steampunks 2016 Marshmallow Challenge

Last night I was lucky enough to present a workshop at STEAMpunks 2016. It was called Publish, Reflect and Connect- How to get started in Kindergarten Engineering. The STEAMpunks Conference was hosted by our school and involved a whole day … Continue reading

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Kindergarten Marshmallow Challenge

This term all of Kindergarten have done the Marshmallow Challenge. The first time I did it was with KC. You can read about what KC found out and what I found out here. I also helped out the other Kindergarten … Continue reading

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The Marshmallow Challenge

Here is the challenge… Take: 20 sticks of spaghetti 1 metre of tape 1 metre of string 1 marshmallow In a group of 4 people you have 18 minutes to make the tallest freestanding structure you can. The marshmallow needs … Continue reading

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Get Kids Coding- Why I Teach Programming

You may have seen media articles recently about kids learning coding and programming. Here is one featuring the kids from our school. We were also featured on Lateline last week. I used to be a skeptic but now I am … Continue reading

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The teacher is always learning too…

This year I have been working to embed more mobile technology in my classroom. A really important factor in this is thinking through my reasons for using them. I didn’t want use technology in a superficial way. I wanted it … Continue reading

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