The first term has finished for this wonderful group of eager, and engaged young learners. I still can’t believe how quickly this time has gone. The Australian school year has four terms, with approximately ten weeks in each term. It was lovely to hear a number of my students say they didn’t want holidays, and were disappointed there was no school next week.
Starting school for these very young people is ‘huge’, and I need to remind myself of this. Dealing with new situations is taxing for all, add this to establishing new routines, familiarizing themselves in a new environment, being independent and mixing with many new children, and adults. Add learning into this mix, and we can all see why they actually do need ‘time out’ for a break.
This post displays a range of writing from my grade. I’m very proud of their achievements, and will spend some time mapping ‘where to next’.
To my Australian colleagues, I hope you enjoy your holidays.
Cheers Nina :)0I0=; What do you think of my new tag?