Starting term 3.
Registrations are invited from schools wishing to participate in the VLN Primary School programmes in semester two 2020. Prepare to participate now!
Online programmes include: te reo Māori, kapa haka, a wide range of languages, maths, literacy, digital technology, gifted and talented, science, web design, life Skills, design and visual art, and songwriting.
Enrolments close 22 June, starting term 3.
Find out more about our online programmes and how to register here https://tinyurl.com/y2nlre68.
Teachers' Lounge NZ is a new website dedicated to saving you time while planning. It's a library catalogue for learning resources, so instead of searching the whole world wide web for relevant resources, you can select the NZ Curriculum subject, strand or achievement objective that you are working on and instantly find lesson plans, worksheets, games, videos and other resources related to that area, whether from Twinkl, Youtube, Khan Academy, or any of the thousands of other sites out there.
We're cataloguing new resources every day so make sure you add www.teacherslounge.co.nz to your favourites and join us at www.facebook.com/teachersloungenz
Dates: 5–14 June
Have you thought about how amazing trees can make us feel? Celebrate your special trees during the Nationwide Be with a Tree week.
Use the downloadable activity sheet to discover which trees are special to you and why. Vote for your most loved NZ tree or join in with one of the live digital tree themed sessions.
Visit Kiwi Conservation Club's website to discover more learning resources and details of special events to help you, and your students, engage with terrific trees.
We would love you to share your adventures with us #bewithatree2020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
As we went into lockdown, I decided to create free video resource which makes Te Reo Singalong books accessible to children, teachers and parents. This will still be available throughout Level 2. Each book in our series of 24 books is featured, with three videos per book. The first video shows the author, Sharon Holt, introducing the book. The second shows Sharon doing the book with the song. The third video is an activity idea related to the book.
Get the resource here: https://tereosingalong.my.intuto.com/course/showpubliccourse/75924.
Wild at Home is a collection of activities and resources WWF-New Zealand have put together to support environment-focussed teaching and learning: wwf.org.nz/wild_at_home
The webpage will be updated regularly, and includes a range of activities from quizzes, crafts and writing activities to wildlife videos and Zoom background images.
All of the activities can be done from home, making this the ultimate collection of lockdown resources for environmental education.
Kiki Kiwi and Friends is a litter centric educational resource based on the adventures of Kiki the Kiwi and his endeavour to stop litterers! It has been developed to help 5–11 year olds understand and respond to litter and littering issues. The resource is aligned with the New Zealand Curriculum and are flexible enough to be taught as a complete unit of work or individual themes can be taught separately.
The programme can be accessed and downloaded digitally at www.litterless.knzb.org.nz
There are also online interactive activities for students to participate in.