Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Inquiry Focus for 2017

 Welcome to 2017.
I am looking forward to a great year ahead. I strongly believe that every student can learn given the time and opportunity. Together we can accomplish something amazing.

This year our school wide focus is Maths. After analysing the data from last year and using my own teacher judgement I have decided to work with a group of children who are struggling to count sequentially from 1 to 5. They have difficulty understanding, for example: What 4 looks like or what it means.  I have decided to start from the concrete and slowly move toward the abstract.
I will be using lots of  concrete materials whilst at the same time children will be using their iPad to record their learning or show evidence of their learning. I also intend to create activities on Explain Everything to help reinforce concepts taught in our group lessons followed by independent activities.

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