What a fantastic start to the new school year, this first week has flown by. Firstly, I would like to welcome two new students that have joined our class, welcome to Dayeon and Hannah. They have settled in well, worked hard and made some new friends. I would like to thank the rest of my class for being so welcoming and helpful to both of them, well-done everyone!
Much of this week has been about me getting to know my new class and the students getting to know each other, we played some games and designed an all about me phone. We also spent some time doing some assessments so I could see what each students strengths and weaknesses are in order to help them progress over the year.
This week, we have also started our new topic for IMYC called Collaboration. To start this, I gave them the scenario of being stuck on a small Island, the students worked in small groups and decided which items would be most useful for their survival and then they created shelters together.
We also started our Brain Wave unit, which is about how students learn. The students started a presentation about how the brain works, we were also lucky enough to have a skype talk with a friend of Mr. Kearney. He showed us a project he is working on to help students learn, which involves AR (augmented reality), the students learnt a lot and hopefully, we can use AR in the classroom.
That’s all for this week, I hope you all have a great weekend!