September 3, 2013
Today Malmsbury students between P-2 will begin work as historians, taking home some interview questions to find out about an older person they know. We would like to compare modern childhood and childhood in the past, so the older your interview subject is the better!
To practise, students have been answering life story interview questions themselves. Grade P-2 students have already thought of possible interviewees to talk to but might need to get on the phone or somehow ask these older people whether they are okay about telling their life stories.
Think about the ways you could record this interview. You could write down some answers, create a picture or photo story of the telling or record audio/video of the interview process. The most important element for an oral history interview is talking about that person’s experience and making it conversational.
Children will be asked to describe how their interviews went in the last week of term (starting 16 September).
Malmsbury P.S. oral history interview questions
Who will you interview? What do you think will be the biggest differences between your childhood and theirs?
August 26, 2013
The show and tell topic for this week will be all about stories – the ‘house favourites’ for your family. Students are asked to tell about the stories, poems and rhymes that are favourites at home in their family. You can even bring in your favourites to share with the class on your show and tell day.
Is there a rhyme or story that is always being retold or re-read at your house? Are there nursery rhymes you hear all the time?
May 17, 2013
In this week’s show & tell, Grade 1/2 students needed to tell about an animal who was special to them or their family. They needed to have a drawing or photograph of the animal to show so classmates could learn what each animal looked like. People had so many interesting experiences and stories to share. Students showed images they had drawn, photos that had been emailed or printed & framed. There were powerpoints, posters and even a live beared dragon in the classroom. Students spoke about their special animals confidently and classmates listened respectfully.
The show & tell topic for next week will be all about cold weather. What do you do to warm up at home? Don’t forget your homework – practise the show & tell presentation before your big day!
May 10, 2013