Saturday, 29 August 2015

W7 - 'Words of wisdom...'

Before taking part, watch this video...


Q1. What would your words of wisdom be to a younger student?

Q2. Leave a message about what's the most important thing to know about this year's class for next year's students.

Q3. Do you agree with the 7 year old that training wheels are for babies?

Q4. As you grow older, do you become wiser? Why?

Q5. If you could be one age for the rest of your life, what age would it be and why?

Q6. What is one great piece of advice that someone has given you in your life?

Q7. If you are going to live a happy and successful life, what do you think are key skills that you need to learn?

Q8. "Dear 7 year old, no matter what anyone says, stay weird!" What do you think of this advice?

Q9. What is your favourite piece of advice? Why do you like it?

Q10. We all make mistakes in life. What is one mistake that you have made and what did you learn from it?

Sunday, 23 August 2015

W6 - 20 Things we should say more often!

This week's topic is based on Kid President's Video '20 things we should say more often'. We did this topic last year and I really enjoyed it so I thought we would do it again. I have added in a few new questions.

Before taking part please watch the video below!


Q1. Which is your favourite of the "20 things we should say more often." Why?

Q2. Create your own phrase to add to this list. Why do you think we should say this more often?

Q3. Do you agree with Kid President when he says it's okay to disagree, but it's not Ok to be mean? Why?

Q4. Kid President's number 1 thing to say was 'Something nice'. Can you tweet something nice to someone?

Q5. Kid President believes in using good manners (Please, Thank you and Excuse me). Do you think manners are important? Why?

Q6. Can you think of something that someone you know says a lot? (Teacher, parent, friend) What is it?

Do you think the Kid President is awesome? Why?

How many Kid President You Tube clips have you watched? Which one is your favourite and why?

What will you do to make the world more awesome? 

Q10. Make a sentence, story or poem using the following words: Awesome, Thank you and Corn Dog! Remember to be creative!

I look forward to seeing everyone on Wednesday! Stephen (@PalmyTeacher)

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Week 5 Questions - Celebrating great books

Last week New Zealand's best books for 2015 were chosen at the NZ Book Awards. We have decided that this weeks questions will celebrate the greats books kids from across New Zealand read.

See you at 2pm on Wednesday!

Here are this weeks questions:

  1. If you could be any character in a book, who would you choose to be and why?
  2. If you could have dinner with 3 of your favourite book characters who would they be and why?
  3. Describe the perfect place to read.
  4. Which books do you prefer reading, non-fiction or fictions books.  Give us a reason why!
  5. If you have created an e-book, share the link. We would love to read them and give you feedback.
  6. Suggest a book that would be great to read as a class. Tell us why it’s an awesome book.
  7. Describe what happens in your class that makes reading fun for you?
  8. If you wrote a book, what would it be about? Why would you choose that?
  9. Share a favourite quote from a character in a book you loved reading about.

I love books, so can't wait to hear what everyone else enjoys reading!

P.S:If you love reading and LOVE Pizza encourage your teacher to take part in this challenge.

Friday, 7 August 2015

W4 - Maths

This week's Kidsedchatnz is all about MATHS. It's New Zealand Maths Week so I thought it would be an appropriate topic!
Here are the questions!


Q1. What have you been learning about in Maths? Tell/Explain a Maths strategy that you have learnt this year?

Q2. What are some of your favourite activities/games that you have done in Maths this year? Explain how it works or what you did.

Q3. Math is fun: Agree or disagree?

Q4. Maths is only something we learn and do in school. Do you agree or disagree?

Q5. What does this quote mean? What can you do when you are struggling with a Maths problem?

Q6. The saying goes that Maths is everywhere! What Maths you can see in this picture?

Q7. The answer is 24. What is the question? See if you can make it a word story.

Q8. How many trees did it take to make all the chairs? Make up your own Maths question from this picture!

Q9. How many black dots can you see? Why does this happen? 

Q10. Maths Challenge! I'll post the question on the day!

I love Maths! See you on Wednesday!