Posted on the 4th of April, 2014 at 3:13 pm
Finding the Main Idea
Catch the Finding the Main Idea Bug and share it with us.
The Finding the Main Idea Blitz is on! It would be great to hear about what you are all reading. You can do this using the new "My Journal" feature on the school website. Find this in the E-Learning menu and add a new entry telling us what you have been reading (including the author and title), the main idea and three supporting points. Make sure you add the no. 40 as the Journal Task Code.
I read an article in the National Post this week by Sarah Boesveld, about a school in New Zealand that has removed all rules in the playground. The Main Idea is that getting rid of all playground rules has seen resulted in improvements in school behaviour. The supporting details are:
1) Swansan Public School in Auckland allows children to climb trees, ride skateboards and build mud slides on the school grounds.
2) Kids are not only totally engaged in play, but are learning as well.
3) The principal noted increased focus in the classroom, a reduction in bullying and a drop in the incidence of vandalism.
Easy! Now it's your turn.
If you need help adding a journal article, view this video.
Ms A Smith