Lennie the Legend by Stephanie Owen Reeder

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The Book Yippee! The book I was cheering for won its category at this year’s CBCA Book Week Awards. Lennie the Legend tells the true story of a nine-year boy named Lennie Gwyther who makes a plan to ride his horse from Leongatha in Victoria to Sydney for the opening of the Harbour Bridge in […]

Learning to Tell the Time

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Learning to Tell the Time Across the Curriculum Telling the time is a difficult skill that takes years to develop. The table below shows the progression of skills from year 1 to year 4 as students learn to tell the time on digital and analogue clocks. By the time students finish year 4 it is […]

Tips for a Fabulous First Day

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The nerves are setting in, they always do this time of year! I always get quite stressed about the first day of school. The only thing that calms my nerves is a session of heavy laminating, because when you laminate stuff it makes you feel like progress is being made! Set the Scene I am […]

My Plans for Introducing Growth Mindset

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It is nearly the end of the summer holidays and I have been thinking about the first few weeks of school and what I want to do to establish the culture of my classroom. Last year I attended some professional learning about visible learning, and that sparked some interest in the idea of growth mindset. […]

Harold and Grace by Sean E Avery

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The Book Harold and Grace is a story about friendship, being different and change. The story introduces us to some silky eggs stuck to a leaf and some slimy eggs in a little pond. The slimy eggs are surrounded by purple watercolour paint and the silky eggs by green.  This colouring continues throughout the text, […]

Term 4 No Chore!

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It’s term 4, yippee! The end is nigh, the Christmas lights can be glimpsed at the end of the tunnel! Before you get too excited think about all the things you need to do between now and then. Teaching, report writing, swimming lessons, Pinterest trawling for Christmas craft ideas, concert preparation, teaching, transition, making up […]

Five Reasons to Visit Designed by Teachers

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There is a new kid on the block and they sell resources for Australian teachers. There are some great reasons to check out the newly minted Designed by Teachers site, these are my top five All the designers are Australian This means all the resources are created with the real needs of Australian educators in […]