Tag Archive | education

Loving beyond Self @ AACL

Tatum Walsh Clevely wrote: My life now is pretty exciting, because when we went to the AACL yesterday, I saw a kitten. I really liked it so much. I went home and told my dad about it and my dad said yes! My cousin is getting the kitten and I’m getting a puppy.  (First image on right)

QR Codes in the QUAIL CLASS

The 18th of February was a very important day on our calendar. Our Grade 4s brought their iPads to school for the first time this year.

We are currently doing addition and subtraction in Maths. During our Maths period, the students solved the problems on a recording sheet and then checked their answers by scanning the QR code. 

It was wonderful to be part of the excitement and enthusiasm for Maths.




Grade 4 camp at Simonsberg

The Pheasants and the Partridge classes had great fun on camp in Simonsberg. They experienced the outdoors and participated in various activities ranging from an obstacle course, puzzle pieces, trust your partner blindfolded,  to rafting on the small dam. They all enjoyed a night hike and playing stalk the lantern. They came home exhausted and extremely dirty which clearly means they had a fantastic time with old and new friends.

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Interactive bulletin board ideas

We have used interactive bulletin boards during the first term of Grade 4.  Each board has some sort of worksheet and the children are rewarded with merits for each activity completed.  The answers to the worksheets are up in the classroom so they are self correcting.  Each child has a folder in which their worksheets are stored.

Leader board

Leaders around the world

The children had to match the picture of the leader with the names on the worksheet.  They were allowed to discuss it with each other or even involve their parents who often come into our classes in the mornings.


Wilde Diere (Wild Animals)

They learnt the names of the animals for spelling and completed a search-a-word to reinforce the spelling.



Every Monday 16 new letters are put up on the Boggle board and the children need to make as many words as they can.  They may work in pairs.  The words are handed in on a Friday and the team/child with the most words earns merits.



A punctuation sheet on commas was replaced every week.