The returning students are enjoying researching their choice of a Gifted & Talented person as part of the Understanding Giftedness Unit in the personal development strand of the NZCGE curriculum. We have all learned many interesting stories from their life that we did not know. The students have to use a primary source and a secondary source.
A primary source provides direct information about the event or person, they get you as close as possible to what happened.
A secondary source describes the event or person a few steps removed from the actual time and often are written with the benefit of hindsight.
We are also not allowed to use any information from Wikipedia!
We are looking at refining searches and advanced search skills using the Internet. The most exciting thing today was searching the Library catalogue, finding the book we wanted, and the number to locate it. Then wandering down to the fabulous Invercargill Public Library to take notes or to loan the book. We also continued to love the new puppies which are daily visitors at enrich@ILT this week! #booksarethebest
Thanks to all of our wonderful parent and Grandparent helpers today, especially with the knitting groups! Today we experienced many new learning activities, knitting, zendala art, henna ink patterns, and raranga harakeke. Some were hard, very challenging for fine motor skills, holding the knitting needles, making the X and slipping the stitch off and over... Students had to engage, patience, perseverance and finding humour! Paul is really looking forward to his newly knitted vest, complete with some unexpected button holes. And the Peggy squares are all the go! Thanks to our tutors, Desiree Neho and her daughter Vania, and Appy.