The post for today’s dip comes from Los Angeles. They are on holiday at the moment but a number of posts done at the end of the year caught my eye. The one I’m going to share is from Alexandra, who tells us all about Sequoia Park. Do go and look at the other blogs the class has posted!
Today’s post comes from a blog with a difference. North Star All Stars is in North Star New South Wales, Australia. They are a small school which is trying to bridge rural areas with urban. Do pop over to their Country Cousins as well to see how some of that relationship is building!
This post from the year 7 & 8 students at Taradale Intermediate School. They have been linking with other schools to get their inspiration for some fabulous abstract art. Do click the pictures to get a full screen experience of some amazing work! Well done Taradale!
The blog of today comes from a large group of learners from Victoria, Australia. They are 4KM and 4KY from Leopold Priamryand their blog is brilliant. The post I’ve chosen is sharing their CAFE which has nothing to do with food and drink but all about reading. Do go and visit and leave a comment!
This class has been hosting Pass the Blog this week and have done a brilliant job! This piece however made me cry so I had to go and find the blog it came from.
Welcome to the blog of the yr.5/6 children of Room 9 Einstiens at St Clair School in Dunedin, New Zealand. They called themselves ‘Neinsteins’ which I think is fabulous but this writing shows you that they are well named!
We are staying in New Zealand for today's Blog Dip. This is Ms Gerrit's class of 5 year olds sharing some Maori language with us. It has been Maori Language week so there are lots of posts to look at to learn a new language!
I have recently discovered this wonderful class blog! It belongs to Room 6 at St Mary’s School in Mosgiel, New Zealand. They were part of Pass the Blog and for a week taught me so much about New Zealand and the Maori language.
Here is their tribute to an author who was a favourite around the world.
Unless this is your first visit here, you can’t have failed to miss that I have another blog that takes up lots of my life. It is 100WC.net and is where the 100 Word Challenge runs from.
The blog was recently nominated and then short-listed in the ‘Most Influential Blog’ award Yesterday I found out that it was judged Runner Up! I’m so delighted and want to say a HUGE thank you to all the teachers who post the children’s work every week. I’m so grateful to Team100WC for their sterling efforts to comments on all the pieces but the biggest thanks must go to the children who are generous enough to share their work with the world.
The judges said:
“Countless class blogs enter the 100wc challenges each week. This site makes the most of a very simple idea – 100 word challenges – and has created an international creative community in the process.”
The blog will now have a new badge to celebrate the success. If you are a teacher or someone who is part of Team100WC – this is for you!
This is a series of letters about school football. It is a cross post from Julia’s Place as it is appropriate to both audiences!
Dear Mrs. Kristina Frary (deputy head of school that banned football in the playground)
I take my hat off to you. You have taken a brave step and I completely understand your frustration at the disturbance that is caused to lessons when the boys return to class with all the disputes from the football pitch still raging .
I do have a word of warning though. The children will need to do something so do be ready for ‘British Bulldog’ to break out at anytime!
Retired Head Teacher who banned football once!
Dear Children of Hall Road Primary School,
I am sure that some of you are very disappointed that you have been banned from playing football at break times. I hope you realize that the decision was taken to stop all the arguments that continue into class after the game.
I know you see Premiership players fighting and arguing but they do not have to go back into lessons after their matches.
I am sure the ban will be lifted once the Euros are over. Until then, bring a book to reead!
A retired Head Teacher who is married to football fan
Dear Parents of Children at Hall Road Primary School,
I understand that some of you have complained about the ban that has been put on children playing football at break times.
Unfortunately, the group of parents who complained about their children getting hurt, about clothes being ripped and about lessons being delayed because the teacher is sorting out football disputes, is larger than your group so we have tried to support them.
I do hope you will be patient with us while this situation is resolved fully by changing the times of the school day so that it does not include break times for the children.
Frustrated staff of Hall Road Primary.
Dear 5th Official of the England v Ukraine (the one who stands on the goal line)
You should have gone to Spec Savers!
That ball was over the line!
Oleg Blokhin (Manager of Ukraine football team)
Dear Roy Hodgson (manager of England football team)
Well done for getting the team to the quarter finals of the European Championships.
Could I put in a plea that you stick to your guns on the team selections and chose players because they are the right ones to be playing rather than being pressured by the hype of the media?
Could you also remind the players that there are thousands of children watching their ‘off the field’ as well as ‘on the field’ behaviour? In some schools learning is being delayed because of arguments and fights over playtime games.
Although there are many who would disagree, it is ONLY a game!
Retired head teacher who is married to a football fan and has seen the damage that can be done!