So its back to work today and have to admit to being a bit excited about the term ahead. We had a conference last term about allowing more question asking and creativity in student work and it got me thinking about some different topics and ways of teaching. The holidays were a good chance to consolidate some of those ideas and formulate a program that students should find a little more interesting and challening.
The yr 9 class are doing a combined geography and english unit of work that looks at surviving a zombie apocalypse. Lots of map reading and journal work to come.... Today we talked about what qualities zombies had, eg could they climb, run ...open doors etc and then students started creating a descriptive poster that shows the qualities a zombie has.
The year 8 english class are working on a unit about popular Youtubers. Today we talked about why we are looking at this unit and discussed the two options of either completing in class tasks or creating their own youtube channel. Students were given task one which looks at the terminology of youtube.
The year 10 geography class resumed the work they started last term which looks at the entertainment in the location they would like to live.
This blog is a record of the day to day classroom activities for teachers, parents and students. This is also a bit of a personal record for myself on how things are going and what each class is working on.