Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Ormie the Pig

We looked at this fun video and used it as a discussion starter about creativity, resilience and failure. Children wanted to watch it again so here it is.
When you watch it think of how he keeps on trying to achieve his goal. He doesn't give up and tries lots of different ways.
In the comments you may like to think of some different ways Ormie the Pig could try and get the cookies!


Jamie and Elizabeth said...

The Video of Ormie the pig was hilarious. We were cracking up laughing because it was so funny how he tried and tried but Failed again and again and then when he gave up he suddenly got victory with the cookies!!! I bet when the video finshed he chomped up all the cookies and then started to fly again! Our favourite part was when he tried with the suction cups but then failed.
From your friends Jamie and Elizabeth at Melville Intermediate room 5 Hamilton, New Zealand.

Room 4 said...

We are Room 4 at Hamilton East School. We are 5 years old and we loved the movie.
We really liked how Ormie kept trying and trying. We have been learning that making mistakes is a good way to learn things.
We have thought of some other ways Ormie could get the cookies -
I think he should stand on a car to reach the cookies. - Abshir
I think he should push the fridge over. - Joey
I think he should shake the fridge - David
He could use a motorbike and drive up the fridge. -Lizzie
Maybe he could have got someone to help him.

Thanks for sharing your learning with us.
From Room 4
Hamilton East School

Miss Revell said...

Hi Year 4!

Thank you for sharing Ormie the Pig with us. We were so interested in this, because he uses so many Habits of Mind. He was able to Think Flexibly, trying lots of different ways to get the biscuits.

We like how he used his Past Knowledge and Problem Solving skills. We admire his Persistence, and we Found Humour in many of his attempts!

These Habits of Mind will help us reach our goals.

From Marvin's Mindful Monkeys and the Thinking Thermometers, Maraekakaho School.

Mrs Rebecca Meek said...

Thank you for sharing this clip,
We have been learning about IDEAL in room 12 and hope important not giving up is.
Thanks Rebecca

Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed watching the pig try really hard to get to those yummy chocolate chip cookies. The pig did not give up. When I go home I am going to have a chocolate chip cookie.

Anonymous said...

I greatly enjoyed this, it reminded me of some people that I live with, namely, my wife and son. Our kitchen is poorly designed for their short selves and I am always impressed by the lengths my son will go to for food. My wife just makes me do it for her.
Good luck Ormi, may your future be full of biscuits.
Did he get them in the end?

Frances said...

I absolutely loved that video -especially the part where the ice fell all over him. I have felt like Ormie at times - trying hard to get somewhere but not getting very far. It's great to see him never giving up, this is such an important mind set to have. I was a bit disappointed that Alannah didn't let us watch it till the end - I will have to make sure to do that later as I am dying to find out if he got the cookies. I really hope so.