Can’t believe it’s week 5 already, what a whirlwind beginning to Term 2. It has started well, more settled into the timetable and routines of school. We’ve had some awesome training with some RTLB’s on YARK assessments, how to carry them out and score them. The last session included going over the writing and spelling tests. The scoring is quite challenging but with practice we’ll be competent in no time. What a great way to work together as a team. The RTLB’s that trained us were patient and informative when we grilled them with questions.
Big Projects start tomorrow after the first weeks of term spent exploring what sustainability is about. This finished off with a “speed dating” exposure to all the project options, which was fantastic in helping the students choose an option they are passionate about and will engage with. The partner is Kaipatiki Projects, who are involved in bringing together communities and regenerating their environments. Heaps of interesting things to get involved in, looking forward to seeing the students busy again.
After having an appraisal recently (which was very positive:)) I am looking forward to pursuing some new goals. We are moving forward with our Spirals of Inquiry, getting feedback from the teachers. Just need to now work on Critical Friends and achieve an observation, which I hope to do before the end of this term. One other goal is to explore blogging a bit more!