Our value for this week and next is held by the manu Kakapo and is co-operation or mahitahi.
This value directly relates to the New Zealand Curriculum Key Competency of Relating to Others and is being explored in all of our classrooms across the school. Room 2 have talked about what co-operation means to them and I think they've done a great job in explaining why it's important, not only in our classrooms and school but in our families and lives too.
Co-operation is important because...
Co-operation in action
Getting into groups we shared our ideas with our friends, sharing our ideas gave us some new ideas and we agreed with theirs too. Then, as a class we collated our ideas. We found that there was a list of 22 things that needed to be done. 22! Wow, Co-operating had given us loads more ideas.
In our groups we co-operated by...
sharing the writing
listening to each others ideas
putting out ideas together
We all agreed, 22 things were too many things, "that's more than us, more things than people in our class" Angus.
We each chose 5 things, we agreed that if we all just chose fun things, the important things might not get done so we aimed for a balance. "That's another way we are co-operating!" Amber
In our interviews we co-operated by...
listening to each other
not just getting what I need but waiting for my partner to get what they need
waiting my turn when someone else was talking to someone I wanted to
We love sharing our learning with you through the blog. Keep checking in to see how we get on with our inquiry and which of the 22 jobs made the short list.