Skies are blue.Time for swimming. My students in Room 7 love swimming. Today was another frantic day in class. Swimming is a time that the students at our school get excited about. At the beginning when the timetable arrived our syndicate were a bit annoyed because we teach the 5-6 years old and we were given the last weeks of term one for swimming. The weather is rapidly changing was we are leaving autumn behind and winter is quickly approaching.
The first day of our swimming and the weather is fantastic. Our swimming time is at 11.30 which is a great time because we have time to do our shared reading and guided reading lesson. I decided that we would have morning tea at the park which is near the pools. I have no idea how long it takes 5 and 6 years to walk 1km to the pools. I didn't want to be rushing and arriving at the pools on the dot or late.
We sat in a warm spot at the park out of the wind. The students ate their morning tea hurriedly as they were eager to get inside the swimming complex. I decided against my class playing on the swings because I felt they needed to save their energy for swimming and the walk back to school. Once we got inside my class got dressed into their togs and waited for their turn. The swimming instructor came over and divided the group to 3 sections while they assessed each child. The students were grouped according to their ability. I walked around with the camera taking photos of my class learning and having fun. The lesson was only for half an hour but it was quality teaching and learning time. Most of my class got dressed quickly except for a few rather loud boys. The children were ready for their walk back to school.
The walk back was at a slower pace and the children were giggling and happy about their swimming lesson. The day had warmed even more as we made our way back to school. Today was a fabulous day and I am so glad that it was warm and the weather was perfect.