Category: Carla Ross

Let’s read together - The Kings Sock

Share reading activities are a powerful tool in a teacher’s skill set. A teacher models the skills of a proficient reader including - predicting, examining the pictures, fluent reading and expression. Read more about 'Let’s read together - The Kings Sock'...

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“MoveWell” to Move Well

MoveWell is a new resource and program for schools from Sport NZ that it being introduced at Wairakei Primary School, in 2022. Read more about '“MoveWell” to Move Well'...

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Picture Walk to Talk the Talk

The picture walk strategy is a great activity you can do before reading the book and it generates great oral language and vocabulary. Read more about 'Picture Walk to Talk the Talk'...

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Reflection and Symmetry Name Critters

The creativity behind turning names into bugs and aliens is always a laugh and gets the students thinking about the shapes that they can use. Read more about 'Reflection and Symmetry Name Critters'...

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Improving Reading Through Phonemic Awareness

The Heggerty programme for phonemic awareness has been introduced across the school, from New Entrants to Year 6. Read more about 'Improving Reading Through Phonemic Awareness'...

This way, that way, which way next?

Marking out a grid on the floor of the classroom never struck me as being such a powerful learning tool as it turns out it really is.The grid was 6x6... Read more about 'This way, that way, which way next?'...

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Learning journey

Independent learning journeys were introduced to the students of Room 1. We were aiming to give the students agency in their own learning. Read more about 'Learning journey'...

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Stretch a Sentence

A video called “Stretchy Sentences” on Youtube showed all the parts of sentences we needed to use to stretch our sentences and make them more interesting. Read more about 'Stretch a Sentence'...

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