6,7 and a few 8 Year olds take their parents ‘ON A TOUR OF MY LEARNING’

This week we had Student-Led-Tours. The parents have a booklet which contains the following:

‘Let me take you on a tour of my learning…

  • I will start by telling you about our Essential Agreement

Units of Inquiry:

  • Share my learning

Language:

I will:

  • Show you different tools I use to help me spell words.
  • Share strategies I use to help me understand what I am reading.
  • Share a piece of narrative writing and talk about the features and structure.

Mathematics:

I will:

Show you what I have been learning about number. This is what I am learning now and these are some of the tools I can use.

Explain how shapes describe my world. This is what I am learning about shape.

It’s wonderful to hear the mature way these young children explain their learning and show their workbooks etc. to their parents. My role was to observe. Total control of the tour is given to the students.

Activities were left for children to demonstrate their learning with their parents and for the parents to ‘have a go’ as well. When planning we wanted the parents to experience a comprehension task. We chose Goldilocks and the Three Bears as our text because most parents would be familiar with the story.

The parents with their children had two questions to answer. The children enjoyed this activity.

How might the story have been different if Goldilocks had visited the three fish?

Do you think Goldilocks was good or bad? Why do you think so?

Here are some of the answers to the above questions:

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Cheers Nina

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