Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Fun on the beach!

The grade two's had lots of fun at their end of year party. We decided to have it on the beach, where we could enjoy the beautiful summer weather. Sadly there were just so many blue bottles that swimming was out of the question. However, we made the most of our time, building sandcastles and popping bluebottles!! We did however manage to have a swim in the pool when we got back to school and wash off all the salty sea air. It was a great way to end our year. 
Fun in the sun with our teachers!

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Reflections - week 4

By adding this post I have completed all the requirements for the course. Once the mad rush of the year has ended I plan to add on and tweak my blog so that it is up and running for day one of 2012! I have loved doing this course and am so glad that I can now create a blog!

Grade 2 parents tea.

What a successful tea we had with our parents on Friday 2 December. We put together a showcase of snippets from our year. Both Gill and I were so proud of our children, and their parents were even prouder. We had such positive feedback from those who attended, it was so worth the time and effort that we put into the morning. We ended with tea and muffins that our two classes had made the previous day,  the children were so proud of themselves.

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

3rd weeks reflections

I have added photos and some news of one our activities -now my blog feels like it is coming alive! I cant wait for the children and parents to be involved and using it next year. There is so much more that I would like to add, but there are just too many demands at school at the moment. Will get busy during the holidays.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

I have added some photos to my blog, very proud of myself!! So looking forward to using my blog for regular postings in the new year.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

2nd weeks refections

This week I have fiddled around with the background of my blog, still haven't found one that I am completely happy with yet. I have added one or two widgets as well as an extra page. I still want to add a class animal or one of those voice widgets as well. Will get to that soon.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

I have been so inspired by this course and even more excited about learning how to set up a blog. I have looked at many of the examples that Fiona gave as suggestions. Wow! I cant wait to get mine all set up and begin blogging! I know what I am going to be doing these December holidays!

Monday, 14 November 2011

About me

The 2011 wonder kids! Out measuring one kilometer.
Hello, my name is Melanie. I have been a grade two teacher at Eden College for the past four years. It is a small private school in Durban, South Africa. The entire school, that starts at grade 000 and goes all the way to grade 12, consists of about 350 children. I am fortunate to have only 16 children in my class this year. I work with a wonderfully creative partner teacher and together this year we have done some really fun things with our classes. I have set up this blog, which I ultimately would like to use as means of sharing what we have done with the parents of the children in my class.