Suitable for Years 4-8 this classroom kit combines elements from the mathematics and social science learning areas. Your students will engage in Moostery Skype with a contrasting classroom.
Understand how people use and view places differently: Creating empathy and real world connections between rural and city kids.
Identifying key features around their school in preparation for Class-ified.
Participating and contributing in the Class-ified game.
Contributing scavenger hunt images with text preparation for Classified.
Our kits are always free but they do come with certain time-framed conditions. Most often you'll be asked to return an image, a flipgrid, a sample of student work or a professional response regarding your learning experience within a certain timeframe.
Conditions are clearly outlined at the point of registration and you'll need to use your own judgement in regards to whether the kit suits you and your students.
Key information regarding this kit
This kit has been developed in partnership with Dairy NZ.
The Classified kit will arrive in your school the week of 10th June (Week 7, Term 2).
Access the Teacher Guide for this kit.
As a class you will investigate key concepts of New Zealand geography.
Your class will enter into a challenge- through effective questioning, via Skype, your students need to locate the island, region, city or town and school name of your buddy class before they do.
Remind students that they are to use only yes or no answers when responding to buddy questions.
A reminder of the non-negotiables:
Plan your Classified logistics with your partner teacher.
Take part in the real Classified game at an agreed time.
Connect with your city or country school via Skype to play the Classified game.
NEED SOME HELP?
Q: What if I find I am having trouble making contact with my buddy teacher?
A: Keep trying and if that does not work make contact with us here at School Kit and we will endeavour to step in and help.
Q: Where can I share our learning?
A: We know that teachers love to see what everyone else is doing and a great place to share your School Kit learning is on our group Facebook- School Kit Squad. Post a photo/video of your class having their Skype session, what they learned about them and post them a message. Share images on social media using #DairyNZ and #schoolkit.
We have also introduced a new feedback system recently and you will receive an email prompting you to give the kit a rating and respond to two questions and there is a place to upload a photo or two. As we are working on behalf of the sponsors, we need to provide evidence that the kits produced with their funding have been used.
Q: Due to unforeseen circumstances, I just can not complete this with my class. What should I do?
A: It is important that you let us know as soon as possible, by contacting us on firstname.lastname@example.org. We need to work out a solution together.
KEY PROJECT DATES
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