Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Flax weaving at Russell School

We have just started Discovery Time in a year 5 & 6 class at Russell School with a
key competency focus on co-operation.

Today some students experimented with harekeke weaving helping each other interpret the instructions and create these great fish.

Easy to follow instructions in the School Journal, Part 3 no. 2 1988
Mahi Harakeke by Jossie Kaa

Monday, August 20, 2007

'Junk' - A real favourite

Sometimes it's the simple things that are the best.

The amount of talking, co-operating and problem solving that goes into making these junk creations is amazing.

The kids are always ready to explain what all the different bits and pieces are and how they work.

Ask a few more questions and they'll tell you what they were thinking about as they designed their creations, the problems they had and how they solved them, and what they are planning to do next.

Here are some of the results from last Friday's Discovery Time session in Room 10 Porirua East School.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Workshop in Palmerston North

A big thank you to the Principals, teachers, RTLBs and GSE staff from the Hokowhitu cluster of schools for making us so welcome.

The enthusiasm that people show for the concept of Discovery Time always gives us a real buzz.

Look forward to hearing back on how things are going.

The daffodils and irises we received (now brightening my living room) will be great for observational drawing in tomorrow's Discovery Time!