Thursday, 31 July 2014

Buddy Class

What a busy start to term 3, we have changed buddies and have spent a little time getting to know each other.
The value for term 3 is mana motuhake (self awareness) so we are learning all about what helps us to be successful learners.
This is what we have been talking about:

  • Blockers are things that make it tricky for us to learn, they are like roadblocks
  • Drivers are things that help our learning, they are like petrol for our car
  • Something that is a blocker for me might be a driver for somebody else... I like sharing my ideas with the class but some people find that really tough and get shy!
  • Things can be blockers and drivers depending on what we are doing... I like sitting in the sun when I read, but it is a pain when it is shining on the screen

Here we are practising Te Reo during buddy time,
Singing songs with Linley, practising Māori vowel sounds
and telling stories with actions and words (where is the eel?)
We have a lot of fun with our learning during buddy time. We get to help our little buddies and be the teacher and our little buddies help us to think!
We are playing 'fruit salad' to help us learn the names of some fruit in Te Reo.

Buddy time is a driver of our learning!

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