Saturday, 20 December 2014

Merry Xmas from #chched

Bridget, Aimie, Matt, Rob and Pauline would like to thank all the educators who have contributed to this blog, all who have attended eduignite,  teachmeet or educamp, been involved in #cenz14 or Twitter chats, who have signed up on the #chched teachers'list,  or have tweeted and retweeted the posts.  Have a fabulous holiday, spend time with your families and friends, have little naps, eat cake, read books, blogs and tweet a bit...

"Merry Xmas to all and to all a goodnight!" from The Night before Xmas by Clement C. Moore.........
Here is a link to the poem Twas the night before Christmas poem
And that cute little Santa song is by one our own Christchurch Educators. Jim Cullinane is from Kahuna Education. Jim is a part-time primary teacher and also makes great videos for and with kids with original music.

And the last photo for 2014! My nativity scene on the sideboard in the hall. Spot the 3D printed sheep!

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Are we there yet? Can I start reading now?

I am on holiday, well almost! Just those few last bits and pieces to tidy up and put away. Most Secondary schools are finishing this week, with Primary schools next week. In the midst of tabloid sports, report checking, textbook return,prize givings, the Year 8 farewells... some of us have may even be thinking of beaches, picnics, holidays and even some holiday reading. (No, I have not forgotten that Christmas is also in there!)

However, I have also been thinking about my holiday reading both digital and analogue! Obviously, there will be new recipe books (Xmas pressie hint!) Chick Lit, Murder Mystery, next year's Year 12 novel and the third Hunger Games book I need to read before I see the movie!

However, there are also lots of books recommended by a wide variety of people, that I also need to
get onto my reading list. Some of these have been mentioned on this blog, so I thought a crowdsourced holiday reading list would be useful. Feel free to add your suggestion.

Here is the link to the list