Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Discovery Time Review

As the term draws to a close we reviewed the term's worth of Discovery Time. As a teacher I like to try new things and felt that Discovery Time was worth the effort in time and preparation. Here is what the children thought.

  • Everyone can get involved.
  • It's very creative- it's our favourite school day.
  • We can learn from mistakes and keep on learning.
  • You are the boss of your self and you can be creative.
  • We look forward to it every week.
  • We can tidy up on time, without a hassle.
  • There is a good choice of things to do.
  • We can improve ourselves- at the beginning I would loose things and now I almost don’t.
  • We are working together now and sharing more.
  • I like all the activities!!!!!
  • I like the bubble blowing because you do exciting experiments to see how you can blow even bigger bubbles.
  • Kids got on with it and we didn’t make a big fuss.
  • Making the Discovery models is really hard.
  • There is always something interesting to do and there is a good choice. I like to build stuff that we don’t get to do at home
  • I like to put the Lego robot together because I am good at doing it.
  • It is a good way to practice managing ourselves.
  • We always get along with each other.
  • I like the colourful, creative things that we do.
  • I focus more on the stuff that I am doing now than when we started.
  • I like Discoverying new things!
  • Sometimes we don’t get other school things done.
  • It is expensive to buy extra things for the class to use.
  • It takes loads of time, resources and money.
  • Some of the things we didn’t get to finish in the time we had.
  • Some times things get a bit messy.
  • I get paint on myself.
  • We are not so keen on doing the reading and blogging options during Discovery because we can do that at home any way.
Here is our Discovery Time Journey...


Anonymous said...

I think that this time has been a excellent addition to learning. At this age the kids seem to challenge their learning ability more so than what they have done before in previous classes (in different ways). Not to mention the amount of effort that is put into homework! Yay for discovery time!! Keeley raves about it. And thank you Allanah, according to Keeley you have been very generous, I appreciate that :)

Thanks again Rochelle

Moturoa said...

Thank you Rochelle.

It is great to get positive reflections from parents via the blog comments.