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Term 1 Wrap Up

Schools in Victoria, Australia begin their holidays next week. It’s been a ten week term for us and although it has gone very quickly, I feel I achieved a lot with my students. I thought I would take this opportunity…

Spelling Programs

In my eight years of teaching, spelling is the area of literacy teaching that I find the most contentious. I have found that there isn’t a lot of consensus about the best way to teach our young students to spell.…

Literacy Next Week

I thought I would share the literacy activities Kathleen Morris and I have planned for our classes (2KJ and 2KM) next week. The start of a new school year is crucial for developing routines and structures to ensure all students…

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…