Saturday, 17 August 2013

Welcome back to Five For Friday!

I have missed 5 for Friday! It feels more 'routine-y' to be linking up with Doodlebugs which is good because it may help me actually get back into routine!

I completely forgot to take photos this week so it will look a little sparse but I'm sure I'm forgiven.

{1} I spent last weekend in Melbourne with 2 friends which was just what I needed! I visited my favourite cake shop Little Cupcakes for a red velvet fix. I've mentioned before that I always get lost and although I've been to this place a hundred times I never find it the same way, except for the last 2 times which means I'm making progress! It's tucked into a lane way which is my favourite part about the city, wandering up and down, getting lost and eating/drinking at weird and wonderful places.

{2} This week we have been focusing on the letter Ii with my Preppies. We made cool Indian headbands with patterns and feathers yesterday- kind of like these ones from Squidoo just without the beads. Different cultures are also a huge part of the new Australian Curriculum so it gave us a chance to talk about Native Americans and we made links to Indigenous Australians.
Side note- predicta text changed headbands to 'deadheads'- made me giggle

{3} We had Kooka from the local paper visit the school on Monday as part of launching the local Help Us Kick Goals initiative. The kids had a blast chasing around a giant kookaburra. I pity the poor girl in the suit.

{4} Warning this is a vent....
Another one of my poppets is in the process of perhaps being diagnosed with Autism. He has some pretty extreme behaviours which are tending to make my teaching life a really tough gig at the moment. Whether or not he is diagnosed doesn't change him, his family situation or all of the behaviours he has learnt will get him attention (before he started school). We are getting somewhere but it is really, really tough work at the minute (6 months done the track) when school is one of the only consistent places he attends. I currently have 6 of my kiddos on Individual Learning Plans which is the highest number I've ever had in one year. I am really looking forward to the holidays :)

{5} I went to the movies with one of my teaching mates Thursday night to see This is the End. Funniest movie ever. Completely sick but very funny. Glad she has the same sense of humour as me or it may have been a disaster!

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  1. We must have been in Melbourne at the same time!
    Paula from Paula’s Place and iSURF Maths

  2. Six on ILP's!! Gosh that is a lot to handle!! I hope that you get some extra help if your poppet is diagnosed :(
    Erin (in NZ)
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