Wednesday, February 27, 2008

World Maths Day

World Maths Day is 7 March but you can register now and practise your maths skills- lots of fun and good learning- you get to play against other children of your same age. Click on the photo, register and you are all set to go!

Miss K

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Lincoln Elementary School Voicethread

Children from Lincoln Elementary School in California invited us to be part of their Mathlinks Voicethread about their 100 mile diet to find out more about food grown locally around their school. Seeing I didn't have a class ready to work with them I recorded some of the food produced around the Nelson area. To hear and see their comments push the play button and have the sound turned up! To see the big version- click here.

Miss K

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Tiny Ted is going to Arizona, USA

We haven't heard from Tiny Ted in a while but he is now off on a new adventure to Arizona, USA He is going to have a visit with the Post Master in Trussville before beginning the journey to Dr. Alice Christie at Arizona Sate University. She teaches geocaching to teachers around the US and has volunteered to help Tiny Ted find a good home in Arizona.

Thank you for letting Tiny Ted visit Alabama. We will miss him greatly!

Mrs C, Birmingham, Alabama, USA

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

We Won!!!!!!!

Remember at the end of last term we made a wiki with a class in New York on hemispheres.

Here is a link to the winning wiki in case you missed it. Click here to view the wiki.

Well Ms P, their teacher, entered it in a competition where you get $1000US, free entry to this Teaching and Learning educational conference held in the Hilton Hotel in March in New York, with guest speakers, Dr Jane Goodall and Jean-Michel Cousteau.

She won the competition so will get to go to the conference- if I lived a bit closer to New York I could go to but it is a long way away from Nelson!

Sunday, February 03, 2008

A New Challenge for 2008

I have just had a exciting new job offer to work as an ICT facilitator helping teachers teach Information Communication Technology in schools in the Tasman district for one year.

So to do that I have taken leave from Appleby for the 2008 school year. I know I will miss the daily interactions with children, parents and staff at Appleby but I know I will enjoy the new challenges of teaching teachers about all the exciting things we have been doing in our classroom- all about blogging, podcasting and learning with other classes of children around the world.. I will pass by Appleby School on my way to work so will be sure to drop in and see how you are all going.

I intend to keep adding interesting links to this blog from time to time to keep it ticking over but in the meantime do check out our fantastic student bloggers who have been adding content to their blogs over the holidays- Oscar, Kieran, Nathan, Miriam, Nicole and Kyle in Blogmeister.

Take care for 2008 and I will be back at Appleby in 2009.

Miss K