Earth Day 2022 – Activity Ideas

(Updated with new content and adjusted links for Earth Day 2022) As I write this, today, April 22,  is the 52nd Earth Day.Mount Sinai’s “6 Kinds of Best” goals include encouraging our kids to be the “Kind to the Environment” – a goal of students and staff alike to improve the environment where they can.Continue reading “Earth Day 2022 – Activity Ideas”

Exploring the use of Classwork App in our classrooms.

I have been thinking of all the ways I can get my students to express themselves and their learning and to reveal more about what they love and how they learn.  Of course, teachers need to measure what a student knows at any given point, but a large part of that is knowing how they process and are ableContinue reading “Exploring the use of Classwork App in our classrooms.”

Adaptations Unit – Designing a new animal or plant

In Year 5, we’ve been evolving our Adaptations unit to focus on the growth and survival of plants and animals in a environment, to engage our student’s creativity and develop their design skills. Our project comprises the design of a new animal or plant, which is to survive in a particular environment. Students consider theContinue reading “Adaptations Unit – Designing a new animal or plant”

Creating a Reality Composer “Walk Of Notables” For A Parent Expo

As a part of our “Day Of Notables” Expo we wanted to arrange an activity that parents who were visiting could experience on their own iPhone – that reflected the students’ chosen “Notable” Australians and their achievement. Here’s a video of our final project, built using Apple’s “Reality Composer” Tool: The Creation Process Reality ComposerContinue reading “Creating a Reality Composer “Walk Of Notables” For A Parent Expo”

Using Keynote animations in a History lesson

This past week we were thinking of ways of helping our Year 4 students better share their knowledge around the journey of the First Fleet –  which were the 11 ships that started the British colonisation of Australia in 1788.   They had been documenting the legs of the voyage and had researched some facts about whatContinue reading “Using Keynote animations in a History lesson”