We had a wonderful day of Student Led Conferences and our learning scavenger hunt. Some of the children reflected on their goals from the beginning of the year with their parents. We were all happy to see how many people had achieved their goals and were moving on to new goals. We all agreed that it wasn't magic that we could now do what we couldn't before. There has been lots of hard work and perseverance going on to get us to our goals!
Then the class lead all of the parents on a learning scavenger hunt. Children showed and explained many parts of our room and the types of things we are learning and doing and then they got to do some learning together!
We read stories together, created pictures at the making table, played maths games and wrote letters to the teachers!
We used QR codes to find videos and stories around the room and helped our Growth Mindset Tree grow by adding new ways of thinking to it!
THIS IS WHAT OUR LEARNING SCAVENGER HUNT HAD ON IT. YOU CAN TALK ABOUT SOME OF THESE IDEAS AT HOME!
Show the treaty and explain what it says. Let’s talk about why we have these rules.
Choose a growth mindset book and read it together. Talk about the ideas
Go outside and do some exercises to strengthen your body
Create something at the making table
Show me the calendar wall. What do we do here? Let’s sing the days of the week song. How many days have we been at school?
Use the Ipad and find 2 QR codes around the room
Show me the poem of the week. Let’s read it together. I’ll show you how many words I know!
Help me write a letter to a teacher about something that helps me learn. You can help me with the sounds and help me finish off if it takes too long.
Let’s choose something off the maths shelf to explore. We might make a pattern, build a tower and count, or more!
Take the bowling or quoits outside and play a game
Listen to a story on the listening post
Help me match the parts of the body in Te Reo Maori to the arrows
Help me change my language and change my mindset by turning an old way of thinking into a new one. Use an orange leaf to write down a fixed mindset phrase and replace it with a green leaf with a growth mindset phrase. Help me practise saying them and then let’s stick them on the tree.
Here is the growth mindset tree we made and some of the types of things we can remind ourselves to think when things feel hard
What a wonderful turn-out! Thanks to everyone and to all of the kids for thinking so hard about their learning and sharing it with their parents!