Posts by Leanne Jackson

Designing A Maths Game

Our thoughts turned to revising and consolidating our basic maths skills. In a writing activity Room 13 students explained what their need was and how…
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Learning Te Reo Māori Phrases

Principal Paula Farquhar wanted staff to become more confident in understanding and using te reo Māori phrases.
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Kapa Haka 2022

Kapa Haka is the name for Māori performing arts, kapa means to form a line, and haka is to dance. It is a powerful combination of song, dance and chan…

Double It!

What do you do when a fantastic teaching opportunity lands in your lap? You run with it, boots and all. That’s exactly what happened when announced in…

The Kuia and the Spider

An effective way of integrating te Reo into the classroom is by using picture books.
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Exploring Art Elements

Room 13’s woven owl Calendar Art project was the perfect opportunity to explore different art elements.

Lines were drawn on a piece of paper to show …

Mack’s Tasty Fruit Salad

I was having a conversation with Mack about his weekend when he mentioned he had made a fruit salad with his mum.

Being a fan of this dessert, I aske…

Bears In The Night

A good way to explore prepositions is to read the now out of print book Bears In the Night by Stan and Jan Berenstain.

Fortunately, there are videos …

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