Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Self Management

We are very lucky and fortunate to have Miss Simeon teaching in Room 5 while our classroom focuses on self-management this term.  Our class is making sure that they are listening, following instructions and making the best decisions to ensure that they are successful in their learning.

The students have also been focusing on making improvements in their writing.  One key aspect of their writing is checking that spelling, grammar and punctuation are correct.  Setting up systems such as buddy checking and using apps such as read&write to support them have definitely built their confidence in this.

Room 5 is also using the Fred Schonell Spelling programme that not only encourages the students to learn the word, but learn how to use it effectively in their writing.   We have already seen massive improvements in spelling results for students who struggle to string those sounds together correctly.

 Buddy checking
 Shalom and Maui (mixed ability spelling programme)
 Proof reading a document sent by Miss Simeon.

I can't wait to see how much they have improved in a few weeks time.  Kia Kaha Room 5.