The new school year is upon us and as you all know with the able assistance of my friends and colleagues
and Karen Wilson
we are well underway with the organisation for #NZreadaloud4 which, for the first time, is across all levels of the Primary School AND Year 9 & 10.
Just a helpful hint for you all… if this is your first time participating all of us would recommend that if you haven’t used Edmodo before that you have a look into it BEFORE we kick of in Week 5. Because it is the first time all other year levels are involved, except Year 7 & 8, there are only a small number of ‘experts’ who know how it all works and therefore there is a bit of pressure on our team ‘leaders’ to support and guide everyone else:)
EVERYONE in the lower primary levels are learning this first time! My friends above will email as much as possible (including some screencasts to help learn about Edmodo groups and how to add your students to these) AND email separately to the team leaders to ensure it runs smoothly. Please acknowledge the EXTRA work the #NZreadaloud managers are doing and READ all emails AND reply to them. From previous experience, this is really helpful for the smooth management of it all:)
We would appreciate it if you could investigate a few things yourself before it starts, talk to others, JOIN the Facebook Group (this is vital for information updates and discussion) and please feel free to email me anytime if you need anything clarified.
For those of you on Twitter, there will undoubtedly be chats happening throughout the 6 weeks. The Twitter hashtags will look like this:
Year 10: #NZRA4SS10
Year 9: #NZRA4SS9
Year 7 & 8: #NZreadaloud4JWM
Year 5 & 6: #NZreadaloud4CCLS
Year 3 & 4: #NZreadaloud4AHB
Year 1 & 2: #NZreadaloud4PB
That is all for now whanau:)