Be excited about what you teach!

I thought I best not write a novel for this post but maybe a comment and you can all just fire a thought back at me!

I think that if we are not excited about what we are going to teach our students in a lesson then we shouldn’t teach that lesson!

If im bored and not excited about what I want to teach my students how can I expect them to want to learn it!

Challenging students to better themselves and to become a team.

In term 2 we have decided as a class to bring houses or teams to our class. A huge focus of this term will be Team Work and how we as a class influence eachother, how we influence students in the school and how we can make changes in the school if we work hard enough as a team. We have discussed how our class team is made up of individuals, who in turn, make up our class, our class make up our upper school, and our upper school is half of Epsom Primary.

We use teamwork to challenge our learning and how we can get better and better each day! I set students high expectations so they know that if I believe in them that they can do it! We talk up what we can do for others in the school and how we can set the example and help others be the best they can be.

Each day I have placed the following goals on our board for all students.

Teamwork, Respecting our differences and Improving Everyday!

Do you think its important to talkup team work? What are some ways we could do it differently?



Hi all and welcome to my blog.

Over the course of my first year as a professional teacher I will endeavour to communicate to you all the innovative and different ways that we will be learning in 3/4P. I am excited to take on new challenges each and every day and help our students achieve great things. One major aspect of our learning in 3/4P will be the use of the Daily 5 as well as Learning for the 21st century.

At the present time we are working extremely well with our Daily 5 learning and encouraging students to enjoy and embrace independence and take ownership of some of their daily learning. Students have been working on “good fit books” and using our iPick strategies. Students have spent time focusing on “Why writers write” and identifying the purpose behind why they are writing each day.

The added inclusion of a Publishers Checklist has aided students to find ways to proofread, edit and revise their writing. The purpose of the writers checklist is to allow students to own their work and not rely so heavily on teachers correcting 100% of the challenges students may encounter.

Please dont forget to visit the page on my blog as well as our classroom Twitter page to keep up with all the exciting learning that our students will tackle in 2014! #mrp