Flag Hotel Brian Boru Hotel

200 Richmond Street, Thames, The Coromandel, North Island, New Zealand | Hotel
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Warning, Turn Around When Possible

A travel blog entry by themossfamily on Aug 10, 2014

1 comment, 7 photos

... water (thanks to our clever little dug out ‘exit channel’ in the direction of the sea), at times the water would actually become too hot for us to sit in, and the sand was too hot to stand on. I still can’t get my head around it. It was a truly amazing unique experience, and to think what is actually going on right beneath you to heat this water is mind-blowing.Walking off Hot Water Beach in our wellies and legs glowing bright red from the ...

End Of Term 1

A travel blog entry by slsmolowe on Apr 10, 2014

4 photos

... clear they were not following along. My cooperating teacher in this class was a very helpful resource in this situation. I found myself being very visual with my board work and writing everything out step by step, even if the students knew it perfectly. I also found that worksheets would help them because they had something to point at when they had a question. Even though it was a challenge, it was a great and very ...

For my Manheim Township Students!

A travel blog entry by slsmolowe on Apr 08, 2014

1 comment

... you do! There is less computer work here than in Mrs. Abel's room, because we do not have class sets.

27. What did you do on your free time?
Each weekend, my host family has been taking me and the other two student teachers around to see different parts of the North Island of NZ (NZ has a north and south island). A lot of my free time during the week nights is spent planning math lessons, but my weekends are ...

Grading and Assessments

A travel blog entry by slsmolowe on Mar 29, 2014

2 comments, 1 photo

... is given as an internal exam, and the rest are given as external exams. So, at the end of the school year, they have one three hour test that covers everything else they've learned besides trigonometry.

Imagine that! Students spend an entire year in a course and only have one opportunity to pass it. It's no wonder it's so hard to wrap my mind around this when the US has teachers distributing points for everything and using them ...

Time to go home and feeling flat...

A travel blog entry by brixhambertie on Mar 25, 2014

1 comment, 43 photos

... our friend David would say, fairly interesting aye? Anyway.... Bridget had these chrysallises and gave one to me to care for. It was so beautiful; bright green with a ring of gold dots around the top and several gold marks around the base. I lodged it carefully where it wouldn't fall and we vowed to do without fly spray until it hatched/emerged/transmogrified.....

We pushed up towards Auckland. We have long been fans of the Auckland Regional Parks ...

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