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Poetry comes to Smartia via a special visit from Lucas’ grandfather…

 It was very exciting this week to have a special guest speaker come into our classroom – Lucas’ grandfather, Mr. Wim Kooijman. When we first started out poetry unit, we did the Visible Thinking routine of THINK-PUZZLE-EXPLORE, where we wrote down what we thought we already knew about poetry, what wonderings and questions we have […]

Poetry comes to Smartia via a special visit from Lucas’ grandfather…

 It was very exciting this week to have a special guest speaker come into our classroom – Lucas’ grandfather, Mr. Wim Kooijman. When we first started out poetry unit, we did the Visible Thinking routine of THINK-PUZZLE-EXPLORE, where we wrote down what we thought we already knew about poetry, what wonderings and questions we have […]

Dad’s painted underwear – Mum’s crazy rules and a baby brother who leaks all the time?? Welcome tot he world of Jack Prelutsky, poet extraordinaire!!!!

One thing I absolutely adore is writing, and I am passionate about passing on my love of language and its’ powerful nature to my students. So when the latest Literacy focus in writing became poetry, I went digging around for a fun way to “turn on” students to poetry. Enter Jack Prelutsky, poet laureate for […]

Dad’s painted underwear – Mum’s crazy rules and a baby brother who leaks all the time?? Welcome tot he world of Jack Prelutsky, poet extraordinaire!!!!

One thing I absolutely adore is writing, and I am passionate about passing on my love of language and its’ powerful nature to my students. So when the latest Literacy focus in writing became poetry, I went digging around for a fun way to “turn on” students to poetry. Enter Jack Prelutsky, poet laureate for […]

Dad’s painted underwear – Mum’s crazy rules and a baby brother who leaks all the time?? Welcome tot he world of Jack Prelutsky, poet extraordinaire!!!!

One thing I absolutely adore is writing, and I am passionate about passing on my love of language and its’ powerful nature to my students. So when the latest Literacy focus in writing became poetry, I went digging around for a fun way to “turn on” students to poetry. Enter Jack Prelutsky, poet laureate for […]

Dad’s painted underwear – Mum’s crazy rules and a baby brother who leaks all the time?? Welcome tot he world of Jack Prelutsky, poet extraordinaire!!!!

One thing I absolutely adore is writing, and I am passionate about passing on my love of language and its’ powerful nature to my students. So when the latest Literacy focus in writing became poetry, I went digging around for a fun way to “turn on” students to poetry. Enter Jack Prelutsky, poet laureate for […]

Write on!!! Writing Workshop gets underway…

What do good writers do??? That will be our Guiding Question throughout this year in Writing Workshop, and this week saw the formal start of our Learning Journey together to becoming  better writers. As inquirers, we first tapped into our “BK ” (background knowledge) and then we jumped right into a mini experience of the […]

Write on!!! Writing Workshop gets underway…

What do good writers do??? That will be our Guiding Question throughout this year in Writing Workshop, and this week saw the formal start of our Learning Journey together to becoming  better writers. As inquirers, we first tapped into our “BK ” (background knowledge) and then we jumped right into a mini experience of the […]

Writign Workshop Linger Longer is now on the way to becoming a book…!!

It was an exciting time this week, as our brilliant writers launched into the drafting of their potion or board game stories. We are drafting directly onto the computers this time round, and thanks to the help of Mr Steve, I have created a template that allows the children to draft into the book format […]

Writign Workshop Linger Longer is now on the way to becoming a book…!!

It was an exciting time this week, as our brilliant writers launched into the drafting of their potion or board game stories. We are drafting directly onto the computers this time round, and thanks to the help of Mr Steve, I have created a template that allows the children to draft into the book format […]