Archives for General Interest

Sports Day 2015.

ES Sports Day 2015 was a wonderful occasion. It really was a celebration of all the different things that make our class what it is. For me, as their teacher, it was my last ever one at ISM and honestly the one I have most enjoyed! The day began in the MS Gym with the opening ceremony. This included an appearance Read full article »

25 Alternative Ways to Ask your Mantra Ray how School went.

  The following is an extract from a blog from a Mother who, frustrated by the lack of feedback from her child about what they did in school decided to adopt a creative approach to framing her inquiry. Perhaps if your very own Manta Ray in not forthcoming with regard to the detail of their day then some of these questions Read full article »

Our Year Begins……

It feels good to have completed our first week  together. We have decided together what our reading circles will look like, organised how our Learning Journals will start off and decided on the all important class name. We are the Manta Rays (Rea's) ! Read full article »

International Day.

Our class enjoyed International Day. The event helps to highlight how so many different nationalities can come together under the single banner of learning. It's easy to forget how wonderful that is. Here are some images of the day. Flickr slideshow HERE Read full article »

Sports Day 2014.

Sports Day 2014 was a big success for the Invisible Tigers. Our awareness of the importance of being ethical, fair, caring and connected collaborators was strongly in evidence as the class pulled together as a team throughout the day. The kids were generally very calm and patient and balanced being active participants with the need to be self directed and Read full article »

PTA Used Book Fair Collection.

The Drive is currently on to gather as many books as possible for the PTA Used Book Fair. The collection runs until the 30th April. Any used book or magazine that you have as long as it is in reasonable condition can be included. Books in other languages would also be great as we have a linguistically diverse community. So far Read full article »

Invisible Tigers Class End of Semester Party

Thank you to all who were able to attend the Invisible Tigers Class party on Friday 13th December. It was great to see our whole learning community- kids, parents and teachers all together, relaxing as we near the end of the semester. Link to Party Slideshow HERE Read full article »

Invisible Tigers Grade Two Concert Performance.

On Friday, the Invisible Tigers needed all of their developing powers of Connection and Collaboration, Creativity and Personal Management at the Grade Two Music Concert. The children performed a folk dance together called Fjaeskern. The audience were very impressed by how the Tigers coordinated their movements and supported each other. Well done everybody! Read full article »

ISM Disaster Relief Update.

              Typhoon Yolanda Although the Philippines is constantly under pressure from heavy rainfall, this year the Super-typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) was one of the strongest recorded tropical cyclones in history to make landfall.  With sustained winds of up to 295 kph, Yolanda was considered to be a category 5 hurricane and has affected an estimated 12.9 million people in the Philippines (source: UNICEF). The destruction Read full article »

Yoga Experience.

On Wednesday morning our class had an amazing Yoga experience facilitated by our Room Mom. We learned about different Yoga positions and how this helps to bring calm through exercising mind and body. If you are interested in practicing at home why not check out this website, Yoga for Kids. Here is the all important slide show, documenting what we were doing.... Read full article »

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