Thursday, 23 April 2020

Get involved

This term has started off very different from every other term I have ever taught. I started the term not cleaning my classroom, not organising reading book, not getting art supplies ready but at home creating fully digital content to engage learners in both digital and hands on learning.

During this lockdown one of the thing we have talk about a lot is staying active. We know that being active is important not just for our physical health but for our mental health also.

To help support us as teachers to keep our classes active our wonderful sports co-ordinator Sally Va'afusuaga put together a challenge for kids which they would get house points for completing.

This week the challenge was to spell our name doing exercises. Here is my example for the children.


  1. Kia ora Clarelle. I love this idea and was glad Sally shared it with us on DFI. I'm also very glad my name is Phil which is quite short! But it did make me realise I should be doing more exercise. Did many of your learners have a go?

    1. Thanks Phil, I can't take any credit for this idea. We have a wonderful sports co-ordinator at our school Sally and she has done some awesome thing to keep fitness and sport going during the lockdown. I encourage you to check out her blog and her sports site . I had a few learner give it ago but across the school we had a lot of kids get involved.