Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Blandville’s Opening Song on Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery with Wendy Harmer Pretty Chuffed! Instrumental Version of my song Good Dreams from 2nd album. Opening Scene!

Friday, 10 October 2014

Authentic Learning St Marys NSyd / Yr 2 Battle Artz film finalist Anzac Heroes / stdnts research beyond school gate / 20 weeks embed film drama topic writing vis arts / Stdnts confident now to use film as quality product for assessment.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Authentic Learning St Marys Nth Syd - Yr 2 Battle of the Artz Finalist Chinese Zodiac Race 5 Students collaborate to create during class. Includes original hand drawings, borrowed lights, puppet theatre, filmed on tablet. original music recorded in garage band. voice overs etc

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Yr 2 success in Battle of the Artz CEO Sydney Diocese Film Competition
Congratulation to my Yr 2 class who have 2 movies in the TOP 8 finalists. The class produced 8 movies with every student involved in writing filming acting and music. One proud teacher, great support from parent community and colleagues

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Connecting students to authentic real world problems is motivating and builds community links

Year 2 are currently working with North Sydney Council, on a very real environmental project.  Students will be reporting to council on a range of solutions to environmental issues. These photos show the students work last term with colleague Meghan and I facilitating some great brainstorming sessions with groups. The results will be interesting! The main rule in brainstorming is never say “it can’t be done”. Students will now develop their own science experiments to prove their theories and have started building designs using lego, and recycled materials.