Sunday, 15 July 2012


Teaching how to tell time can be difficult for teachers and learning how to tell time can be confusing for students.  Teaching Learners with Multiple Special Needs has a list of wonderful resources for teachers to use.  It's for students to learn how to tell time, no matter what age and ability.  Thanks to Lulu Chen for this link.

Friday, 6 April 2012

A few more Maths links:

This fun space invader game starts at level 1 but then becomes trickier. Click on this blue hyper link Fun School Space Invaders

This site is a must. There are no fancy graphics but it allows students to show their working on the page which is great for regrouping (carrying tens). Click on this link: Learn4good

Click on this link if you're looking for a challenge: Magic Square

These links and more can be found at ICT Magic.

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Week 6 Click on the blue hyperlink to find a fun game. Click on the correct clock to leave the mouse a piece of cheese. Click on this blue hyperlink to find a MAB game. Click on the small 100 button to make the game more tricky.

Back in ones. Click on these blue hyperlinks to revise patterns skip counting.

In 3s 
In 5s
In 10s
Back in 10s
Back in 5s
Back in 2s    A fun addition game:

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Suggested homework links...


Click on the DogBone link on the right hand side.
To get started: look at the number provided eg 13. Look at the 100s chart and click on the square where you expect to find number 13.  Try to use strategies to save time.

Click on the Rainbow Pairs link. You will find a game called Number Twins. Choose the number 10 to work on. Click on all the rainbow pairs (2 numbers that add to 10) that are next to each other. The numbers can be separated by spaces. No diagonals allowed.

Go to the Maths Lines link at ABCya. Click on Grade 3. Look for the maths lines game. Choose to add to 10.  Your cannon has a numbered ball eg 3. Aim at any number 7 and shoot it to earn points.

Have fun!


The 2011 Awesome Explorers have all moved up to year 3 and are split between 5 different classes. My new group of 23 students have already been at school for 2 full weeks.

All teachers in Queensland schools now follow the quality C2C curriculum which carefully lays out exactly what teachers will be teaching every lesson in English, Maths and Science. The focus of this blog will therefore shift from from sharing what is happening inside the classroom to that of a being a resource for parents to access elearning links.

Staff and students may no longer access web2 tools at school that collect information outside of Australia. Sites such as Glogster, Twitter, Dropbox, Diigo, Evernote etc are blocked. These measures have been taken to ensure maximum cyber safety for our students. To my knowledge, all classroom blogs in Queensland, using external platforms, now function as a message board for parents and as a collection of resources.

Class teachers and students have the opportunity to blog within Education Queensland's fabulous Learning Place but cannot for obvious reasons make global connections.

I, yet again, have a delightful class and am excited by all the opportunities that 2012 offers. I wish all my regular readers and new readers a wonderful 2012.