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What will he take with him?

The arrangement we have for our number groups in Year 4 is “flexible”. This means, that  often, I will have children in my class for part of a term, or if I am really lucky, a whole term. When the … Continue reading

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The many unforeseen branches of Adventure Time

Rockets launched today – with the most unexpected astronauts on board! Travis, who has had absolutely no idea of what he is interested in, until a spark ignited last week, buckles up. His uninvited co-pilot, Leigh, jumps onboard with his … Continue reading

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Adventure Time – The next chapter

Adventure Time has created an agenda and life of its own. For most children, this creature looks  and feels completely different. Last week, in an attempt to reflect on where they were coming from and consider where they are going, … Continue reading

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The spice of (school) life.

Until recently, I might have been considered as something of a “food snob”. I’m not sure if that’s the right word to describe someone who is particular about what they eat; where they eat; and with whom they eat. Nevertheless, … Continue reading

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The Big Dream

What happens when one allows one self to enter a journey … One of self-discovery, “big dreams” ? A place for which there is no frame of reference. No conceptualisation of  where one is headed; of what awaits … Sometimes … Continue reading

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Children could be planning our units

In the planning of our current unit, in the “how we organize ourselves” transdisciplanry theme, we engage in our usual discussion and banter about what the unit is “really” about. What is its essence? What is the big understanding? What … Continue reading

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A slight dilemma

I’m going to a PD on Wednesday. On the one hand, I’m really looking forward to it. On the other hand, I’m really apprehensive. I am with my kids for six out of eight lessons this Wednesday. It’s that huge … Continue reading

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