It has been a great start to 3C. We’ve had a lot of ‘getting to know you’ time, chatting, playing games, sharing our favourite books and starting to build our class culture. There are a lot of new routines to get used to and with nine newbies (and a newbie teacher) our buddies have been doing a good job of showing us the ropes. It was lovely to hear so many of the kids say that they were really happy to meet new friends and that they feel comfortable in our new community. That was our goal for the week and so Ms Thuy and I are very happy with that!
The folder I shared on Wednesday includes some more snaps from the week and next week we should get going with Seesaw, which is a really handy platform for the kids to document and share their learning with you themselves.
Today (Friday) the students will bring home a hard copy of our schedule so you can check specialist times, library days etc and here you can find the electronic version. The blank cells represent ‘transdisciplinary learning’, allowing us to have flexibility and best meet student needs at different points of our inquiries. We also adhere to the school’s guidelines as to the number of minutes spent on each curricular area (the website can provide more info on this). Although not a full week, this week has been Week A, next week (19-23/08/19) will be Week B, etc.