Thursday, 31 July 2014

Tweet of the Week

Here's this week's Tweet of the Week! I wonder who will win? Enjoy!


Wow, what a great chat today! I was so impressed with all the fantastic towers and all the quality tweets! In all 22 classes took part recording 842 tweets.

Check out a few of the towers below!

Saturday, 26 July 2014

W2 - Teamwork

This week's Kidsedchatnz is all about TEAMWORK! It is also a flipped chat where you need to complete a task and watch a video before you come to the chat.

This is how it is going to work...

Classes need to complete the following challenge in the week prior to the chat. It can be done on any day but sometime closer to Thursday's chat will work best.

The challenge build the TALLEST freestanding tower that you can!

The Rules: 

- You are only allowed to use the following materials: 1 newspaper, 10 ice-block sticks, 2 paper plates, sellotape and scissors.
- Groups of 3-5
- 30 minutes time limit
- Your tower needs to be free standing

When the time limit is up you will need to measure the height of your tower and take a photo.

Also could you please watch the video below.

Here are the questions!

Q1. Please Tweet a picture of your tower and its height.

Q2. Pick someone's Tweet and leave a reply. Make sure you comment on their tower and design.

Q3. Reflect on your tower, how do you think you did?

Q4. What was the best part about the challenge? Did you enjoy it? Why?

Q5. What was the hardest part about the challenge? What would you do differently next time?

Q6. What do you think is the key to building a tall tower?

Q7. What are the key elements of teamwork? Why are they important?

Q8. What can you do when someone is not pulling their weight in a team? What could you say?

Q9. If you had to make up some team rules, what would they be?

Q10. TEAM - Together Everyone Achieves More. What do you think this means?

Q11. Make a short story or poem using these four words: Players, Competition, Sweat and Cheering.

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Week 1 (Term 3) Tweet of the Week

Thanks everyone for a great KidsedchatNZ today! There were many great tweets - over 700!

You guys are doing such an amazing job and it gets harder and harder to choose the Tweet of the Week!

Here are some of today's tweets:

The winner this week is....

Well done to everybody who participated today!

Kia kaha

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

‘Te Kupu o te Wiki’ (‘The Word of the week.’)

Maori Language Week is a week where New Zealanders both here and overseas are encouraged to recognise and practice the Maori language – Te Reo.

This year Maori Language Week runs from 21 - 27 July, with the theme 'Te Kupu o te Wiki' or 'Word of the Week'.  Under this theme, a new Māori word will be highlighted each week for fifty weeks.

The first kupu is āpōpō.  You can find all kupu here.  

Ka rite! - Get ready

This week’s questions

1.  What do you think is the purpose of Maori Language Week?
2.  Do you think it is important to have a Maori Language Week every year? Why?
3.  Do you celebrate Maori Language week? How are you planning to celebrate?
4.  What are some of your ideas on how to celebrate Maori Language week?
5.  Do you think it is important for New Zealanders to be able to speak Te Reo Maori? Why?
6.  What Maori words or phrases have you learnt this week?
7.  How is Maori Language incorporated into your school? i.e.. Kapa Haka, Matariki.
8.  Can you share any Maori Language resources, links, games or videos?
9.  What is the The Treaty of Waitangi and what does it mean to you?

Kia ora.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Term 2 Reflection

Wow!!! I can't believe it is the end of term 2, this term and the year has gone so fast!

This week we're going to take a look at the highlights of your term and what you're looking forward to over the holidays and into term 3.

I know that some of you will have been creating hard this term so watch out for the question where you might want to share some of your blog posts, movies, art work or other awesome pieces of work.

The questions for week 9 are as follows:

  1. What was your highlight of term 2? How does this make you feel and why?
  2. What was your least favourite thing in term 2? What did you learn from this experience?
  3. What topic was your strongest one in term 2? Why?
  4. What is the most interesting thing that you learned in term 2?
  5. Did you go on any school trips/camps/sports exchanges in term 2? Tell us about them.
  6. Have you got any photos/artwork/videos/blog posts that you want to share with Kidsedchatnz? Make sure you comment on other peoples work too.
  7. What are you excited about in term 3? Do you have any goals for next term?
  8. What are you planning to do for the school holidays?
Can't wait to talk to you all on Thursday at 2pm.