Up, Up and Away

After a busy term we have finished our units of work for math and now we can have more fun putting this knowledge into an investigation. So we thought why not have a paper plane investigation. The students don’t even … Continued

Group work and learning

The Perils of Group Work The last few weeks we have been working on our ‘Waggle Dance’ performances. The children have been placed in groups and have been working together to compose a dance, song or both, that informs their … Continued

Busy Bees

Busy as Bees Taking notes is an important skill for literacy. It enables students to develop their reading, writing and listening skills. Note taking also builds concentration. During our information unit we have been mastering the art of taking notes. … Continued

Thinking and Moving

OREO, delicious chocolate biscuit with a creamy filling. However, OREO is not just a yummy, rich treat, it is also a fantastic, rich writing structure. Year 2 have been learning all about persuasive text and have focused on the OREO … Continued

Term 2 off and Running

Hello Bottlebrush families, Week 2 and there are so many things to talk about already. The children have settled back into school and are keen to learn. We had a very successful cross country last Friday. I loved watching Main … Continued

It’s Raining, It’s Pouring

I would like to say how proud I am of all the students who attended high school this week. They have coped amazingly with the very wet and mixed up week that we have had. Although the students were very excited … Continued

WALT and WILF in the Bottlebrushes

At the start of the week I attended professional development that highlighted the importance of ‘Learning intentions and success criteria’ to students. As I told my lovelies, “even teachers are lifelong learners.” In class we use the acronyms WALT (learning … Continued

A Sentence A Day

Welcome back Bottlebrush families. Our young Bottlebrush students are settling nicely into their learning so far. They are happy to enter the learning pit and are developing a strong growth mindset towards learning. This week we have started our science … Continued

Hello to our Bottle Brush families,

  I am introducing our class news reporter for the week, his name is Daniel and he has reported on the things that we have been focusing on this week.   “This year it is twenty seventeen and I know … Continued

Learning How To Learn

Welcome back to school 2017! What a fantastic week we have had so far, I am so blessed to be able to spend my days with such an amazing group of young people. Our official name this year is “The … Continued