On Wednesday, we had visitors from Australia in Grade 3K. The children enjoyed having the extra adults in the classroom, and especially enjoyed the lovely gifts they brought with them. It was also a chance to get some photos of classroom life that I wouldn't normally get, simply because I'm too involved in what is going on to take photos! Thanks to Owen & Jenny for these snapshots of a morning in Grade 3K at EWIS.
|Setting out name tags so the visitors would know who they were talking to. |
These were a life saver at the start of the school year when I had 42 new names to learn (21 in each class & I taught both classes mathematics so I had to learn all 42 names - some were easy, but others were challenging to my Aussie tongue!
I don't need them now, but keep them handy for days like this.
|Here they come! Homework folders, returned work folders and water bottles all come into the classroom! |
Backpacks and shoes are left outside.
|With our gifts (not always easy to get smiling photos) but they really did like their gifts. |
Thank you so much Mr Owen & Mrs Jenny.
|Getting our books out, ready to start on the day's work.|
|Completing the Homework Book so we don't "forget" to do something!|
|Miss Karen checks the homework is all written down and checks for understanding of the assigned tasks.|
|Miss Karen listens to ME read. This student had no English at the start of last summer. He's now reading simple books, writing a little, and understanding quite a lot.|
|Editing practise. D just didn't quite get this one so Miss Karen gave him some help.|