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.
UNA NZ Speech Award – revised information and instructions
Given the dramatic global changes in response to COVID-19 our annual speech award that has been running for over 30 years has had some changes. It will now be conducted nationally through video entries!
Find all the information at https://bit.ly/UNASpeechAwardOnline2020.
It may take time to settle into a new timetable following Lockdown.
Soothe frayed nerves and revive tired students with Koro's calm and gentle voice telling the story of New Zealand, set along the timeline of a tree.
20 minutes long, this FREE audio is suitable for relaxing all ages - students AND teachers - while absorbing NZ's history.
Some schools already have this book, but a copy is not necessary to enjoy this audio https://www.themillenniumtree.com/audio/track-1-koro.
Taketakerau: The Millennium Tree, by Marnie Anstis
The Elsie Locke writing competition for 2020 is now open. The theme is ‘Life as a new New Zealander’.
For the entry form, criteria, and teaching notes, go to lifteducation.com/elsie-locke-writing-prize-2020, elsielocketrust.org.nz, or check the news section on literacyonline.tki.org.nz.
The competition is open to students in Y7–8. The winner receives $250, a certificate, and their story is published in the School Journal. Since 2009, thousands of students have participated. Support your students to take part, too!
Competition closes Friday 10 July.