Below is a summary of my student’s thoughts about families and schools. I’ve scribed their ideas as they were said. We will continue to add reflections as we continue our inquiry. I was impressed by how willing my student’s were to share their ideas.
I belong to family. What is a family?
-some families are bigger.
-some families look different.
-families have different coloured hair.
-families do different things.
-some dads and mums live in different countries but visit and talk a lot.
-some children live with their mum only and teddy.
-some children live with mummy, daddy, brothers, dogs, birds and ducky.
-some children live with just their dad, sister and brother.
-some families talk differently.
-some families speak different languages.
-some children live with a step dad and mum one week and a dad and step mum the next week.
-families are different.
I belong to a school. Why do you go to school?
-being happy, having fun and learning
-and listening to teachers too.
-so you can paint and have lots of books read to you.
-working really hard and doing your best.
-going to music and learning.
-going to the library.
-doing art in the art room.
-French: you can say bonjour.
-sport: running and playing games.
-you go to school to learn.
-you go to school to make friends.
-because mum’s work and can’t play, so you come to school to play.
-to learn to read and write.
-so you can make things.
-to play computer games.
-you go to the library.
-school is for little children.
Self Portraits- Just beautiful!