Kia ora and welcome to my Manaiakalani Google Class OnAir site.
This is my third year teaching in a Digital learning environment. I work at Park Estate School in Papakura which is part of Kootuitui ki Papakura; a Manaiakalani outreach programme.
I teach 28, Year 4, 5 & 6 learners who all have their very own Google Chrome books as their learning tool.
In my class I teach small groups and target specific learning gaps that students have. My groups are fluid and often change as they are needs based.
This year I will be focusing on using the Science Curriculum and Digital Technologies to accelerate achievement in Literacy.
If you have any questions please feel free to email me.
Term 1: Looking Back to Move Forward
This term we will be looking back to learn from our experiences. We will focus on New Zealand history and will also look at looking back at our own experiences. There will be a STEM focus this term.
Term 2: Kaitiakitanga
This term our focus is Kaitiakitanga ;which is a way of managing the environment in order to protect and preserve it for future gererations to enjoy. I will be fousing on Literacy and critical thinking as that is my inquiry focus for the year.
Term 3: Kaitiakitanga
This term we continue our Kaitiakitanga foucs. My teaching focus will continue to focus on critical literacy.
Term 3: Change!
This terms focus is on Change. We will be looking at the changes our bodies make and also changes with energy and exercise.