Welcome to our class blog for 2018!! Here we will share and celebrate our learning as well as sharing information about upcoming events and other things we need to know about being a part of 5/6B. There will be links to educational websites as well as links to other classroom blogs and a link to your personal blogs and email.
Our blogs offer us a chance to communicate with the whole world about our learning. Please leave comments and ask questions…but remember to keep your comments appropriate, constructive and related to our learning.
I’ve written you a letter introducing myself in addition to my initial letter you received in the holidays- I’d love you to read it and write me a letter in response.
I’m Caitlyn, I first started teaching at your school last year as a Casual Relief Teacher (CRT) and have now joined the team as a full time teacher this year, and I am so excited to be at your wonderful school! As a CRT last year I taught at lots of different schools, and with students aged from Prep to Year 12. In addition to teaching primary, I am also a drama teacher, and so I enjoy being active and imaginative!
Before becoming a teacher I worked in theatres and arts organisations across Victoria where I created theatre and performances for children, and often got to perform in schools! I’m very passionate about the Arts and definitely encourage you to be creative!
I love music, which includes playing the guitar and ukulele, and some of my favourite musicians are Paul Dempsey, P!nk, Florence and the Machine, and The Basics – I’ve seen The Basics perform live a number of times and they blow my mind every single time!
My Mum and Dad both live in Ballarat. My mum works as a Financial Counselor where she helps farmers and small businesses, and my Dad has worked for Telstra as a technician for over 40 years where he helps to extend and repair phone and internet service for Victoria. I have two sisters; my older sister Hanna is a paralegal and my younger sister Sarah is studying music at the Australian Institute of Music where she plays the bass, guitar, flute, trombone, and sings!
I was born in Darwin (NT) and did all of my schooling in a town called Swan Hill, it’s located in the Mallee region at the top of Victoria. I moved to Melbourne to attend university, and I loved it here so much that I can’t leave! At university I first completed a degree in Performing Arts and then followed with a Master of Teaching. I loved studying both of my degrees and made some incredible friends along the way!
I have three pets, a dog named Chilli, she’s a toy poodle crossed with a silky terrier and she loves going to the Northcote dog park and Preston market, and two cats named Pea and Chutney. Pea and Chutney are sisters and are both rescues. They both love Chilli, but Chilli doesn’t love them back very much!
Last year I went travelling to Thailand, Nepal, and India for almost three months with my best friend Sam. Sam is also a teacher and we were very lucky to spend a few weeks in remote Nepal in a small village called Batase learning from two schools there. It was an incredible experience and I can’t wait to go back and explore more!
I can’t wait to see what we achieve this year together! I love teaching and you are all what make it so fantastic. In the last few days you have shown me that you’re willing to have a go, make mistakes, incredibly kind, you have made me laugh a lot, and I am already really proud of all of you. It’s going to be a great year, that’s for sure!!
So now, what about you? I want to find out more about you. What are you favourite things? What’s your family like? Have you done something that you’d like to share? What did you do in your holidays? What do you hope to do in the future? Write an entry onto your blog – show it to a family member and make sure you review it to fix mistakes before you publish it. I can’t wait to read about you!
From Caitlyn 🙂