Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Boandik Language: Animals

Boandik (Bunganditj) Language


Animals are a part of many of our daily lives. I have cats and frogs as pets but many others have dogs, chickens and even goats! This is a small word wall set that has the following animals: Animals: dog, puppy, cow, duck, geese, hen, sheep and turkey.

Saturday, 27 December 2014

Anchor Charts

K-2 Chart Sense: Common Sense Charts to Teach K-2 Informational Text and Literature
Title: K-2 Chart Sense
Author: Rozlyn Linder
ISBN: 9780988950542

Classification: Non-fiction
Themes: classroom, visual support.


Boandik Language: Ocean Theme

Boandik / Bunganditj language resources with an ocean theme. Finding language resources can be hard work!


Friday, 26 December 2014

Telling the Time in a Digital World

Mathematics: Time

Telling the time is an area which some students pick up very easily and others struggle. I can remember as a kid being so excited when Mum agreed to buy me my first ever watch - it was a Little Mermaid / Ariel watch with water in the face and a starfish that floated. There was a proviso though put on this item

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Boandik Language: Colours

Boandik (Bunganditj) Language

Here is my second posting of word wall cards featuring the Boandik language. This time I have created a set of colour words.

Boandik Language: Creepy Crawlers

Including native languages into a classroom is usually straightforward...Unless of course there is limited information and resources available. Such is the case for the Mount Gambier aboriginal Boandik (Bunganditj) Language.


Tuesday, 23 December 2014

First Week Ideas: Part 2

Walk In My Shoes

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Walk-in-name-Shoes-Getting-to-know-you-activity-1615250While going through a folder today I found my transition "getting to know you" activity. I have used this activity in grades 1-3 and found it to be very versatile.

Monday, 22 December 2014

First Week Ideas: Part 1

Sorting through the endless boxes of school resources I have been thinking a lot about the activities that I do in the first week with students. It is the time that you spend getting to know the students and get a feel about the dynamics the class may have as a whole. Like most teachers I do many activities so I think it is best to look at them one at a time.

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Snail and Turtle Are Friends: Book Review

Snail and Turtle are Friends. A story of friendship by Stephen Michael King. Read the review at Miss Jenny's ClassroomFriendship. Snail and Turtle are friends. They don't like everything each other does; or do what each other does all the time. But they do like being together.


Tuesday, 16 December 2014


Organising the classroom is always a tough task as it depends on how much (or little) space you have. Of course, being organised with handouts and diaries is also something I find I need to stay on top of - so I did what any savvy teacher would do - I looked on Pinterest for ideas!

Monday, 15 December 2014

The Beginning

I am finally taking steps into the world of blogs. I have of course come across others in the past few years while searching for inspiration, but I haven't actually delved into it myself...until now.
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