Kia ora and welcome to my Manaiakalani Class OnAir episodes for 2022. This is my tenth year teaching at Pt England School in Auckland, New Zealand and my eighth year in a digital 1-1 classroom.
This year, I have an amazing group of year 4 students and we are part of a Year 3/4 team consisting of four classrooms. This is the first year that my students will use a Chromebook to access their learning and a range of examples from their lessons will be shown throughout the year.
During my lessons, you will see whole class, peer-to-peer and small group interactions. Often, these small group interactions are designed to focus on a student's individual learning needs.
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Term 1: The Pt England Way
This term our focus is on developing strong values and understanding our responsibilities as a member of our class and our school.
Term 2: "We Know the Way"
This term our focus is on computational thinking, directions and position.
Term 3: "Art Works"
This term our focus is on the arts and our team is integrating visual art, drama, dance and music throughout our learning program.
Term 4: "Mana Tū Mitey You"
This term our focus is on student well being and metnal health. Our overall focus for our team this term is to learn which strategies can we use to manage our emotions.