The second term ILT was lots of fun. The children had ample opportunity for collaboration, discussion, compromise and practicing many other group work skills. They went back in time and researched about some of the Ancient South African cultures, namely the San, Khoi-Khoi and African Farmers. Their task was to come teach the class about their culture in the form of an informative play. They had fun working on a shared google document where they could see what each member of their group was writing and finding out. Thereafter we looked at what a basic house would cost, which included a trip to Builder’s Warehouse to price the different items that Bob the Builder required to build Mr Preston a house. The objective was achieved when the children realised it is not that cheap to build even a basic house. We also had a look at the housing in informal settlements and we were blown away by the contributions the children made to this topic. They then had to write up a blog under the following title: “A day in the life of a child in an informal settlement.” Please feel free to go read your child’s blog post and leave a comment for them. Just click on the link and then on your child’s name. ehrainbirds2016.blogspot.co.za.
Take a look at some of the photos of last week’s ILT.