Today we looked for our most important, BIGGEST, most open/thick questions that we had or have for our Exhibition. The idea is that we want to direct our audience(s) next week to talk with us / ask us about the information we understand and have knowledge about and evidence for.
Here is our document that we all have made a copy of and personalised.
Below are some photos of us working with the Grade 10 students who were excellent today as invaluable buddies. Thank you to Mr Mejia for bringing all the students across to work with us for 30 minutes today.
Well – we’re nearly there. Only a few more days to go.
Today in class we built up a ‘checklist’ of all the things that we have done (and are doing) that the students will be able to share next week at their Exhibition. This is to ensure that everyone remembers all the hard work that has been done – and that still to come! There’s still plenty of time – but it is running out.
The link to the document can be found HERE. It should form part of the students’ organisation for their How We Organise Ourselves 2017 Exhibition.
This week we will be concentrating on:
Making stuff – interactive materials/posters/slide shows/audio/video/Art/etc
What will our HOOK be?
Printing things out
Asking more questions as we think of them
Answering the questions that we have already thought of
Taking and editing video
The ART room is open at 07:45 everyday for students to (respectfully) use it – please clean up before you leave.
Good luck everyone. Only one more week to go.
5W students thought about how they could write a ‘central idea’ for our How We Organise Ourselves Exhibition. We were inspired today by a presentation from d’Arcy Lunn who has set up the organisation ‘Teaspoons of Change.’
We also thought about incorporating the following KEY words and big ideas:
action/service (particularly local action / small changes)
You can look at all of our ideas HERE.
5W students – please add your central idea in the comment box below.
Favorite Parenting Books
Last Child in the Woods, by Richard Louv
A great book written all about how today’s kids are suffering from nature-deficit disorder. In today’s tech-savvy world, kids are missing something, and it’s important for the world that we renew their interest in nature.
How to Talk so Kids Will Listen and Listen so Kids Will Talk, by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
A book I read over and over again. We can learn a lot about talking so our kids will listen and really listening, even when they appear to be saying things that upset us.
It’s So Amazing, Robie H. Harris
A book about puberty. Made for ages 7-up, this book has great illustrations and explanations that explain puberty and all that goes with it with sensible, open-minded explanations. Highly recommend!
It’s Perfectly Normal, by Robit H. Harris
A follow-up book to It’s So Amazing, made for ages 9-12. Great series and really opens up a sometimes sensitive topic with humor and candor.
7 Keys to Comprehension, by Susan Zimmerman
How to help students progress in their reading comprehension? This handy book helps parents ask the right questions to students. Students learn these important reading strategies in school, but it’s good for parents to be aware also.