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HEART WORDS – A Science Based approach to learning Sight Words
9 May 2022 - 5 min Read
For many years now, I have set up my sight word program with pre-determined lists of words 🗒  (based on when they appear in our benchmark readers 🙈) and encouraged students to practice, practice, and practice so they can be recognised on 'sight' 🤓. I have.....
Meaningful books to share with your class this ANZAC Day
18 April 2022 - 5 min Read
"They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun, and in the morning - we will remember them" ANZAC day is acknowledged on the 25th of April each year. It is a significant day in our.....
Who’s EGG-CITED? It’s almost Easter!
7 April 2022 - 5 min Read
Keeping our students engaged and learning towards the end of a term can be a challenge 🤯  - especially in the lead up to a holiday like EASTER 🐣 . We all love to have fun and get into the holiday spirit - but we also know, especially after an interrupted term.....
Top Ideas for Taking Lessons Outside 🌞
4 April 2022 - 5 min Read
Crisp blue skies, amazing temperatures, picture-perfect days. This time of year is THE BEST time of year to take your learning outside. We recently asked our social media friends and family about their favourite activities and lessons to do outside with their class.....
Top Teacher Tech Tips – Using the camera
7 March 2022 - 5 min Read
“Children have powerful imaginations and a unique way of looking at the world. Photography gives them the opportunity to observe and explore their surroundings more closely. With a camera and a basic knowledge of how to take and edit photos, even young.....
Top Teacher Tech Tips – Taking a Photo
21 February 2022 - 5 min Read
The camera app on the iPad is the most powerful digital tool your students will ever use 💪🏻 . As we all know - a picture can tell a thousand words and this is more so important with our youngest learners.  However, any Early Years Teacher could easily recall.....
Picker Sticks, Talk Partners, Rainbow Wheels and More – Fun Alternatives to Raised Hands
7 February 2022 - 5 min Read
You have your class sitting on the mat for a group discussion after reading a favourite picture book 🤓. You know all the students loved it 🥰. You could see it in their expression whilst you were reading 😍.  You are wanting to ask students to share their.....
Top Tips for Graduate Teachers
24 January 2022 - 5 min Read
Welcome to the incredibly rewarding 🥰 - and let's face us - sometimes exhausting 😴 and overwhelming 🤯 - world of teaching. We remember our first year in the classroom oh-so-well 🤪. The excitement is through the roof 🤩 – competing equally with the.....
FUN WAYS TO START BUILDING COMMUNITY FROM DAY ONE
10 January 2022 - 5 min Read
The first few days of a new school year can be pretty nerve-wracking for both teachers and students 😳. Why not break down some of those nerves during that first week with some fun getting-to-know-you ice breaker games and activities. Giving your students a chance.....
2021 TOP TEN RESOURCE DOWNLOADS
18 December 2021 - 5 min Read
It's hard to believe that we have wrapped up another teaching year! 🎉 And boy wasn't 2021 a DOOZY! 🤪 The end of each year is always a great time for reflection - celebrating what has been achieved 🤩, lessons learnt 🧐, growth 📈 and where to next 👀......