Thursday, 30 October 2014

A Day in The Life of Middle S

Starting our day, with Christian Meditation
Developing an understanding of the Italian language and culture with Senora

Preparing a Question Web in Inquiry/Literacy

Analysing the organisational features of a text we will use in Inquiry/Literacy
Positive Education
Halloween Art

Today in Maths we did something a little different. Can you work out what it was?...
 I really liked learning from other people. Jamie was using the long number chart and using 2 colours, one for odd and one for even to do number patterns – Natasha
 I thought it was good, because Riley and Cooper were showing us different strategies like, …- Sienna
 I liked being a student teacher because I felt comfortable doing it. I stopped counting with my fingers and did it in my head. Having to explain it helped with this. We all did different sums and then we had to give it to another person to work it out – Cooper
 Molly – I felt safe and trusted Jamie to help me learn. He described it really clearly and the patterns were clear and he went over them with a texta to make them stand out and be separate. If you’re a teacher, it lets you have lots of responsibility.
 Grace - It was good because Ms Scott taught me new skills and we were using the unifix blocks to do division by putting them into groups Jenny - I forgot how to do division and Angelo asked us to put blocks into groups. We also did equivalence sums and now I know what they are, which is one sum where there are 2 sums, but they both have to equal the same thing.
 Lachie - doing equivalent sums with Angelo helped me by him explaining that it has to be equal to the number next to it
 Jamie - I thought it was fun being the teacher, because I decided to do doubles with odds and evens. I explained that one colour was odd and the other was even. and that every second one was odd or even and that made them get better at odds and evens and doubles
 Natalia - Cooper and Riley taught me trading in 4 digit addition by explaining...
 Angelo - It was good teaching people because it made me explain things a bit better than I usually do. I think everyone in my group learnt how to do equivalence a bit better.
 Aerodyne - I thought it was good that we got to choose the area of Maths we would work on, because we might have worked on something we already knew
 Jacob - Ms Scott helped me because me by explaining how to do division by making groups.
 Ryan - I liked being with Angelo because he is one of my friends and I can easily ask him something. It really helped me how to work out equivalence sums
 James - I thought other students teaching you was good because they can expand your knowledge coming out of their knowledge. It helped me work out equivalent sums - the same answer for both sums
Jack - I learnt by Ms Scott, to get unifix and get them into groups with division


  1. Hi Middle S...just dropped in to say how I enjoyed this post. What a wonderful variety of learning I can see. The reflectionsare, as usual, very thoughtful.

    Mrs Yore

  2. Hi Middle S and Ms Scott,
    It looks like you had fun and learnt a lot.
    Were you guys teaching each other?
    Keep up the great work!!
    Amber from Senior G