Welcome to my Blog for 2014. My name is Michelle George and I am the Team Leader and New Entrant teacher at Pt England School. This year, as part of the MDTA (Manaiakalani Digital Teacher Academy) and MIT (Manaiakalani Innovative Teacher) study, my New Entrant class will be piloting a programme using i-pads as 1 to 1 devices. 'Nothing new,' I hear whispers of! However....
What a great language session today. Karen gave the class a picture of the playground. With some nudging and prompting a simple story was designed.... "I like to play on the playground." Next offering was "with my friends."the children were told we needed to add on to make it more interesting. From here it grew from "in the sun" to "sunshine" to "suns' rays"---all within seconds of each contribution the stakes were upped! Our final draft... "I like to play on the playground with my friends in the suns' rays."
We built a song around our story....watch this space as we'll go public with our it tomorrow!
Next step-we will re-visit and re-craft a more interesting sentence starter!