Welcome to Room 14!
My name is Mercedes Ralph and I’m excited to be teaching Year 3 in 2022. This is my second year at Cassia Primary and I am looking forward to another year of learning.
At Cassia, we implement the Talk 4 Writing, Educeri and PLD spelling. Talk for Writing focuses on using spoken activities to develop writing skills in fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Educeri is our reading program and is used to improve the student’s fluency and reading comprehension skills. For Spelling, students will be using the PLD phonics program, differentiated for their spelling ability. I am extremely passionate about reading and aim to share and build a love for reading with my students.
At Cassia, we implement PRIME Mathematics which covers the five strands of mathematics – numbers and operations, measurement, geometry, data analysis and algebra. This semester we will be covering addition, subtraction, multiplication, measurement and geometry plus statistics and probability. The students will be given the opportunity to further this learning with STEM projects incorporated throughout the year.
Further to this, we will be learning History, Civics & Citizenship, Design & Technology, Digital Technologies, Health and Performing Arts.
Additionally, students also have Art, Music, Indonesian, Science and Physical Education with specialist teachers.
In Room 14, we strongly follow the Cassia Primary School behaviour expectations of we are responsible, we are resilient and we reach for success. We believe in the power of ‘yet’ and having a growth mindset. The word ‘yet’ allows students to realise achievement takes time and requires effort. It’s not always easy, but the power of this small word allows for success.
We are looking forward to a fantastic year in Room 14.