Showing posts from July, 2013


On the first day of stand-down (AKA school holidays), I went into school. Yes, I went to school on my first day of holidays. I wasn't the only one! I went in to re-arrange my classroom.

We are in the midst of a cold Winter here in Canberra. It's freezing! (The other day when all the Year 2s were out skipping to practise for Jump Rope for Heart it was 3 degrees centigrade. 3 degrees!)

My classroom has an external door that we go in and out of all day long. It opens several times through the day, and the gusts of frigid wind that blow through my classroom are enough to make an Inuit shiver.

To make matters worse, it opens at my floor space, where my Smartboard and my mini whiteboard are. I sit trembling with cold each time the door opens, and I can't imagine how cold my students are.

So, with this in mind, I decided to change the orientation of my teaching space. It's still at the front, where my Smartboard is, but now we are no longer huddled around a frequently opening doo…