Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Tweet of the Week

Wow, thanks everyone for a wonderful Kidsedchatnz today! There were 20 classes who took part and well over 1,000 tweets were recorded! Top effort!

Anyway, who won Tweet of the Week? Well it was a very difficult choice as there were so many quality tweets. Here are a few tweets that stood out for me!

TWEET OF THE WEEK GOES TO.....(This is brilliant!)

Wednesday, 15 April 2015


The first Kidsedchatnz of the term is in Week 2 and it's all about TEAMWORK! With a lot of classes looking at ANZAC day and Conflict I thought this would be an appropriate topic to talk about.

Before coming to the chat please watch the videos below. Also if possible please complete some team building activities in your class. These activities could be working in a group or playing a game together.

If you want you could complete the tower building challenge. 

The challenge is to 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
- Time limit: 30-60 minutes
- Your tower needs to be free standing

How tall can you make your tower? Measure and take a photo!

Here are the questions!

Q1. How often do you work in a team or group in your class? What team or group activities do you do? Share a photo!

Q2. Do you enjoy working in a team with others? Explain why or why not?

Q3. What are the key elements of teamwork? Why are they important?

Q4. Do you think it's important to be able to work with others? What are the benefits?

Q5. What can you do when someone is not pulling their weight in a team? What could you say?

Q6. If you had to make up some team rules, what would they be?

Q7. In one of the videos is the NBA Champions San Antonio Spurs. Who is your favourite team? Why do you like them?

Q8. When you get older employers are looking for people who can work in a team. What other skills are they looking for?

Q9. TEAM - Together Everyone Achieves More. What do you think this means?

Q10. Make a short story, sentence or poem using these three words: Sharing - Encouragement - Friends

I look forward to seeing everyone in Week 2!

Thursday, 2 April 2015

ANZAC Chat - Tweets of the Week!

Awesome Twitter chat yesterday everyone! I was so proud of all of you. All of the tweets were of a high quality, lots of children were starting conversations with each other and everyone did a great job of sharing their new learning about ANZAC Day. 

The tweets of the week this week go to @Room11GMS and @hunua3. 

If you're looking for a good ANZAC story to read over the holidays or for the beginning of Term 2 you may like to read some of these:

Caesar the ANZAC Dog - By Patricia Stroud

The Red Poppy - By David Hill

The Poppy - By Andrew Plant

ANZAC Biscuit - By Phil Cummings

The Bantam and the Soldier - By Jennifer Beck

Simpson and his Donkey - By Mark Greenwood

Grandad's Medal - By Tracy Duncan

My Brother's War - By David Hill