Washing lines…

…of the historical sort.  This was a great homework.  Find out some information, condense it in a structured manner and present it in an attractive way, as a piece of scara-brae-copy.jpgclothing to hang on the washing line.  Younger son knew exactly what he needed to do, got on with it with great enthusiasm and spent a very happy evening putting a poster together with minimal parental input and absolutely no nagging.  You see, “happy” “enthusiastic” and “homework” can occasionally go together in the same context! 

This is in stark contrast to the P6 (I think) project that older son did – seems a long time ago now but I remember the brief being along the lines of “do a project on WWII”.  No guidance on sources left me the enormous task of sorting out what was suitable for a 10 yr old and what most definitely wasn’t.  The internet is a remarkable and powerful resource but, just as a library needs sections, catalogues and a good librarian, we all need something more than just Google to find our way safely round the web.

Lunchtime S1 Science Club is also a big hit and always generates at least one excited story – thank you to those teachers who give up their lunchtime to do this.


One thought on “Washing lines…

  1. This last post proves the point of what you say in the previous post. Doing language folios is essentially rote learning. The washing line was creative and engendered ownership of the finished product. But almost as importantly, all the information and knowledge will have been absorbed and embedded.

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