He waka eke noa.

We are all in this together.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Term 3 Reflection

Term 3 has been huge! It has been fast paced and there have been many highlights. I was incredibly impressed with the speeches that the students in Room 7 created. Many of them have the power to inspire, engage and entertain. I was proud to see so many of them sharing their speeches with their peers and whānau.

Calendar art is looking amazing. If you have an opportunity to view them, make sure you give your self plenty of time. There are some truly excellent pieces of individual creativity amongst them.

I have finally got back to a similar level of fitness from term 1. I am enjoying running again and I have set a new goal of doing our 2.8km morning run, in 10minutes or less. My current PB is 10.06 and my average is north of 12minutes. It will be done by the end of Term 4.

Have a fantastic break.


Mr McAulay

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Term 3 Reflection 2017

Term Reflection 2017

The Term is ending and we have accomplished so much. It is a good time to think about positive memories, challenges, triumphs and use these as fuel to dive into next term.

Choose 4 of the following reflection questions to start your discussion/journal/blog post/Video/Artwork 

  1. What is something we did this term that you think you will remember for the rest of your life?
  2. What is something you accomplished this term that you are proud of?
  3. What was the nicest thing someone in our class did for you this term?
  4. What was the most challenging part of this term for you?
  5. Where is your favourite place in our classroom (or school)? Why?
  6. If you could change one thing that happened this term, what would it be?
  7. What are three things you did this term to help your classmates and why?
  8. What are the three most important things you learned this term?
  9. What is something that was hard for you at the start of the term but is easy now?
  10. In what area do you feel you made your biggest improvements?
  11. What is your favourite part of the day in our class? Why?
  12. What is something you taught your teacher or classmates this term?
  13. Of the books you read this term, which was your favourite? Why?
  14. What was the best piece of writing that you did this term? Why do you think it is your best?
  15. Compare this term with a previous term. What went well, what would you do differently, how did you feel? Did it go faster/slower? Why?
  16. What is something the teacher could have done to make this term better?
  17. What are six adjectives that best describe this school term?
  18. Knowing what you know now, if you could write a letter to yourself that would travel back in time so that you would receive it at the start of the school year, what advice would you give your younger self?
  19. When you consider the rest of your life, what percentage of what you learned so far this year, do you think will be useful to you?
  20. What advice would you give students who will be in this class next term?