Monday, 17 March 2014

New Cooperative Learning Topic

This afternoon we started our new Cooperative Learning topic.  As a school we are going to be looking into the past. What was New Zealand like when our parents, grandparents, great-grandparents young? How have the events that happened in the past helped to shape New Zealand today?  

To start Mr Frank and Miss Ogle helped us to explore how we learn about the past.  What do archaeologists do?  How does their work teach us about how life was?


Another way of finding out about the past is to look at things that are special in peoples families.  The teachers each shared something special from their families.  Miss Hale shared a sketch book that her Grandfather started.  Her father and Miss Hale have also added drawings to the sketch book.  Mrs Weir shared a painting of her family her daughter made when she was 7.  Mr Lodge found old home movie footage from over 30 years ago, from when he was young, it gives an insight to family life in the late 1970's to early 1980's.


We can't wait to see what the rest of the 
teachers have to share.  Room 14, do you have something special that you could share with us?


  1. Mr Lodge I LOVED your family video. What a great treasure that camera must have been for your family. What an awesome way to capture your wonderful family moments.

  2. Room 14, Wow...what a great start to learning about life in your parents and grand parents day. I loved the photos and videos. I look forward to seeing (and hearing) about all you find out and what is different or the same as today...we certainly did not have blogs!
    Diane (Charlie's Grandma)