Posts by Suzanne Flowers

Building Resilience

Building resilience is part of growing up. There are many opportunities during the school day to put this into practise. In our school life students c…
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Digital Technology In Action

The build digital technology skills progresses as students move through primary school. These skills are broken down into achievable tasks as part of …
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Art skills a plenty

Room 12 wanted to take a slightly different look at the popular self portrait Visual Arts activity. 

We decided to use the 19th century Italian artis…

Understanding Time - a Life Skill

The concept of time can be a difficult concept for students to grasp. It is not just about learning to ‘tell the time.’ Understanding when we do thing…

Mathematical Repeating Patterns

Room 14 explored how to create repeating patterns and the attributes that are included in these patterns.
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Guided Reading

Learning to read is a complex task. When students have more than one strategy that they can use when they get stuck, then they have a feeling of succe…
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Taupō Postcard Magic

The inquiry topic, Taupō - Moving with the times, we discussed the distinctive attractions of Taupō. The learning focused on inviting a special person…

Clock Dribble

Sounds like a funny name for a sports game. Students make a large circle and the ball is passed clockwise (to the right) or anti clockwise (to the lef…

Animal Information reports

In Room 14 we are learning to write an information report. I asked students why learning this writing skill was important.
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Positive Positional Language

Learning about positional language - under, in, on, in front of, between. To learn positional language effectively,  ‘hands on’ learning experiences a…

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