Sunday, 24 December 2006

My big change

I've just spent the last two weeks (part time) and the past four days (full time) cleaning out two year's worth of mess, junk and.... let's face it CRAP out of my classroom at Mapua School.

Next year I am having a big, but a very positive, change and I'll be working at Nelson Central School (as seen in the photo). Some things never change however and I'll still be teaching the same year group (year 2/3) so at least I'll be able to use some of my best resources again if needed. It's actually quite exciting to think of all the new faces and personalities I'll meet within the staff, teachers and students.

Nelson Central is also part of a new ICT Cluster that is being formed with Nelson Schools beginning next year. I am looking forwards to this as I've got a lot out of being part of the Discover IT Tasman ICT cluster this year. I hope to not only gain new skills, but to continue to enhance other teacher's skills throughout the year. And of course I'll still be available to folks from the Discover IT cluster if they ever want me to come back and help them out at all!

Yes, of course I'll be starting a new classroom BLOG and I'll make sure I post that web address up as soon as I've started it. It will be quite fun introducing another bunch of "little people" to blogging. I've had a lot of successes this year with my class (Room One) and I can't wait for the many benefits to start filtering down to the fabulous new bunch of children that I'll get.

Hope everyone has a FANTASTIC Christmas and New Year period filled with pressies, good food, good company and lots of laughter!

1 comment:

  1. Dear Rachel,
    I came across your blog through Supportblogging. I see you (like me) enjoy surfing the web and discovering useful webtools. Maybe you can help me. I'm co-moderating this year's Blogging for Beginners EVO session (, together with Gladys Baya, Erika Alves, and Carla Arena. I'll be in charge of week 5, in which we'll discuss how you can personalize your blog's template by adding widgets like chatboards, clocks, subscription buttons, webnotes, counters, etc., etc. As I can see you have added some of these to your blogs, you might want to share how you think they improve the interaction with your students in particular or your community of readers in general. Or maybe you find them especially useful for some kind of activity you carry on in your blogs. Would you be so kind as to share your experience with our novice bloggers in the workshop? What I'm asking from you is a short Odeo recorded message. I would be extremely thankful if you could send me your voice message to .
    The messages received will be posted in our Blogging for Beginners blog ( so that participants can get an idea of how they can enhance their blogs' communicative potential.
    Thanks a lot in advance,
    Claudia Bellusci


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