P Ī T A U 1 - 2019
This term our inquiry has been focused around finding out about ourselves and our peers. To begin our inquiry we spent some time getting to know each other by talking and doing other activities together. We used an oral language strategy called '3-2-1' where we took turns introducing ourselves to three different people in the class.
For our first introduction we had 3 minutes to talk about ourselves, our family and interesting things we enjoy. Then for the next person we had 2 minutes and for the third person we only had 1 minute to introduce ourselves. At the start of this activity many of us felt nervous and struggled to talk for the full three minutes. However, by the third introduction we were a lot more confident and knew exactly what we wanted to say. Some of us enjoyed talking for the full 3 minutes and wanted to talk for even longer!
As part of this activity we discussed our key competency focus of ‘Relating to Others’, and talked about what active listening is and how we could show our buddy we were listening to them. We came up with a list of things we could do when we were listening to our buddies: