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29 March 2019

posted 28 Mar 2019, 18:32 by Carolyn Brett   [ updated 28 Mar 2019, 18:32 by Stephanie Williams ]
Next week we have a Parent Workshop on Inquiry Learning on Thursday 4 April from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

These workshops are always good value and we try and keep them to the point and also have some fun and a chance to get to know each other a bit more. 

We will start on time and take you through some background and then a series of small group hands on activities covering key ideas. The aim is that you will be able to then follow on from some of these ideas at home.... learning doesn’t only happen within the confines of #168 after all.
Gratitude. We are turning our school foyer into living gratitude walls. The idea is to keep focusing on what’s going right and what we are grateful for in our world. You may like to add something for yourself, or as a family as it comes up. I’m starting with a picture of the gorgeous titipounamu that is growing in numbers and is back in Wellington thanks to our predator-free work.... so, whatever you want to contribute and whenever, just leave it in the office and I’ll get the ladder out and put it up. I’m not sure how it will work but I’m keen to give it a go. 

I came across some literature on teaching children gratitude recently and the studies suggested that parents/teachers support children to develop gratitude by asking questions in the 4 areas of what they NOTICE, THINK, FEEL and DO which I thought was a nice simple framework if you are interested. The trick is how we can help them go a little deeper than unicorns and pizza....... we will see!!