Welcome to Micaela Ann Publications - essential literacy resources for Aotearoa's primary school classrooms.
At the heart of MAPs is the drive to provide teachers with high quality, New Zealand produced resources and professional development to support kaiako successfully navigate literacy in the primary school classroom. Here you will find both teacher planning materials and printables to use directly with students. MAPs are specifically designed to connect with Kiwi kids- relating to their prior knowledge, lived experiences and interests.
MICAELA ANN BONNAR
I have been teaching in Year 0-6 classrooms in Auckland since 2011. Whilst I love all areas of teaching and learning, I have always had an affinity and passion for literacy. Throughout my time in the classroom, I have also held the following positions:
School Literacy Leader
Advanced Classroom Expertise Teacher Recognition (ACET)
Community of Learners In-School Leader
Accelerated Learning in Literacy (ALL) Lead Teacher
Mentor for Provisionally Registered Teachers and Student Teachers
Whilst working full time, I received my Masters of Education with First Class Honours from The University of Auckland. The title of my Masters Thesis is "Are New Zealand's literacy policies still relevant for the 21st Century?" This research related Aotearoa’s literacy policies to the burgeoning national and international theories and practices of ‘multiliteracies’ and ‘critical literacies’, and to the discourses of social equity and ‘new managerialism’.
Currently, I live in Auckland with my husband Adam and my rascally, pre-school son, Emerson. I divide my time between working on MAPs, working as a primary school Music Specialist and PRT Release Teacher, and my training with the Institute for Multisensory Language Education.
I have been a friend of Micaela’s since we played hockey together at intermediate (we weren’t very good, not the career for us). My full time job is in advertising which I absolutely love! Alongside this I volunteer on Monday nights at Starship with Radio Lollipop (which I also love). Nothing quite compares to making those kids smile.
These illustrations of mine are doodles that I used to draw in the margins of my books at high school, and we have had a lot of fun recreating them for these resources. I hope you enjoy.