Greetings to you all
It’s the beginning of a new school year in New Zealand – we are just back from our summer break.
Time to get to know a new group of student!
Discovery Time is the perfect opportunity to excite children’s curiosity, discover their strengths and stand back and observe how they work together. Keep your ‘Key Competencies’ focussed on ‘managing self’ and ‘relating to others’ i.e. looking after equipment, sharing, taking turns, cleaning up when you have finished, trying something new, working with someone you don’t know…
If you are looking for activity ideas don’t forget about pinterest.com but be cautious about activities that are prescriptive and teacher directed. Ideally you want to find things that are open ended and encourage curiosity, creativity and imagination.
Have a look at Discovery Time Activities on Pinterest for a few activities that we have collected
Please forward this to anyone you think might be interested in Discovery Time and contact us if you have any thoughts or questions. If you are starting DT for the first time let us know so that we can add your school to our list on the website.
Most importantly… have fun!s