You may remember that I recently shared with you a list of 27 things the children in my class have learned this year. Shortly after, I put out my usual call for other teachers to share in the enjoyment and do the same. Big thanks to Kerry Osborn for stepping up and encouraging the children of 3KO to enlighten her, and us, with what they’ll be taking away from Year 3. If you’re the type that’s prone to analysis and reflection, you might read these posts and deduce that, as important as the curriculum is, what we’re really trying to do, on a day-to-day basis, is help little people figure out this crazy mess of a world; to work out who they are and the impact they have on others; to show them how it matters to make an effort; and to help them in some small way to discover the tools they need to do something good. Easy, right? Over to Kerry…
In these troubling times, it’s worth remembering that the world is full of wonderful people, and so I’d just like to share the views of thirty of the coolest. This, ladies and gents, is – word for word – what the children of my class have learnt this year…
- Talk to the teacher if your worried.
- To have nice sportsmanship.
- That the Stone age hunted there food
- How to take part more for speaking in plays.
- Admit the trooth.
- To be kind.
- Help each other.
- A trick for 9 times table.
- When life was invented there was only land, people and animals.
- People that pick cocao beans don’t get paid a lot.
- I know how to make daisy chains.
- Practise makes you perfect.
- To belive in yourself and dont let anyone say you can’t do something.
- Admit the truthe even thouge you might not want to.
- Be kind to everyone even if there not kind back.
- How to play bang.
- To treat people as you wish to be treated.
- If someone dosent do something very nice dont do it back.
- An easy way to make friends by being kind.
- To have a laugh
- Say sorry.
- How creative cavemen were.
- That Howard Carter found Tutunarmoon’s tomb.
- I learnt how to use commas.
- If your not nice you will not have friends.
- How to be a good role modle inside the classroom.
- How to be helthy
- To be good at speling.
- I have got torght about handwriting and where my letters go.
- I have learnt how to be not nervous.
31. “In ancient Rome there was a building that was Romes jail where they would put some won in. They would run round a maze and try and find the way out but tigers, pathers, lions would Be let in thousans of people would be watching if he made it without being eaten then he would be releacst.”
This is my favourite, because although we haven’t learnt about the Romans this year, I am pleased to know that when I was boring them to death about my trip to Rome that it clearly piqued the interest of at least one child – more so than any of the exciting things I bothered to plan this year! Happy holidays!