Author Archive for Miss Kelly Jordan

A new school year begins!

School begun for Victorian government schools this week. Teachers spent Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday doing professional development in schools before meeting their new grades on Friday.   Last year I took on the role of the Prep-Grade 2 Literacy Co-ordinator at my…

Literacy in 2011

Welcome back! A new school year begins in Australian schools in a few weeks. I enjoyed reading Kathleen Morris’s goals for 2011, and I have also started thinking about new goals, objectives and ideas for 2011. I look forward to sharing more of…

Edublog Awards

This blog, Teaching Literacy in the Early Years has been nominated in the 2010 Edublog Awards The blog has been nominated in the following categories: Best New Blog and Best Teacher Blog Click on the links above to vote!  *************…

2010 Edublog Awards – Nominations

The 2010 Edublog Awards are open for nomination. These awards, now in their seventh year, celebrate… …the achievements of edubloggers, twitterers, podcasters, video makers, online communities, wiki hosts and other web based users of educational technology. Here are the awards…

Persuasive Writing

Last week I focussed on persuasive writing (or expositions) with my Grade Two class. As it is the genre for the writing task in NAPLAN (which is national standardised testing we have in Australia)  next year, it is important that my students…

Commonwealth Games Activities

The upcoming Commonwealth Games has certainly been in the news a lot lately! I always like to do lessons and activities with students that revolve around important national and international events so I plan on covering the Commonwealth Games with…