Friday, June 26, 2020

Practicum Problems

The gift of Covid has allowed our universities to rethink learning and practise. Room 8 has had the privilege of having four future teachers work with us, assisting our learning by designing activities to support our understanding of LCM in fractions. These wonderful students have built a Google Site which includes quirky video instructions, games, fun worksheets and interactive quizzes. Also included is a feedback form for the students to fill in. With the thought and preparation that has gone into their Site I feel our future generations will be in good hands! This coming week Room 8 will test drive the Site and hopefully get to meet the creators!

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Drama to Rebuild and Heal

Room 8 has just completed a piece of Drama through Te Rito Toi as part of our coming back to school following Covid 19. We ditched our devices for a few weeks and focussed on Drama to re-build our relationships (face to face), to speak without speaking and to share without sharing... in reality to Heal! By using Drama, specifically set around the tale 'The Green Children' we were able to address our fears, concerns and beliefs and relate these not only to ourselves but also to current events/issues the world is facing today.

And now there is a rash...

More news has been reported from another family in the village...

Those Green Kids...

After much debate and discussion in family groups a reporter was added to write an article about how the families felt about the Green Children and their appearance in the village.