Te - Puna

Check out the awesome literacy work that Rosemary Meynell and her Year 1 class have been doing.



OTUMOETAI - Term 4 2008 Guided Inquiry


Junior Planning



Below are all our bits and pieces for our T4 Guided Inquiry. Start with the OPS Draft Inquiry Model.





NIE Frontpage Competition
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NIE Front Page CompetitionI have done a similar activity before that was not part of the NIE, however this year our syndicate did a big unit called 'Spreading the News'. We looked at media inside & out e.g. What position does the media take & why? Types of media etc. As part of this my class entered the front page design competition. Unfortunately one down fall with this was that it became very teacher directed & time focused re: rules & skills for entry. On the plus side the team work & collaboration that happened in my room was amazing.






Planning Ideas

  • The children are really hooked into using Brainstorming, PMI and Thinking hats with more purpose this year. Here are a couple of tasks which I did with them which proved to be highly successful. They enjoyed the tasks and were particularly keen to see how accurate their use of 'hats' was.




Stuff To Try


  • Innovation and Moving Forward in the Junior School
    Examples to Explore - from Movies to animations, kidpix, and web2.
    Blue Screening is used here (On Apple Keynote!) but I'm sure that on a PC you could make do with the wand on the Picture Tool Bar. To do this you would take photos of your children with a white sheet as a background and save as a jpeg.


Classroom Pictures


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Thinking Wall