Wednesday, 29 July 2015

W3 - NZ Flag

This week's Kidsedchatnz is all about the New Zealand Flag. I thought this would be a cool topic as New Zealand is currently debating whether to change our flag at the moment.

Before coming to the chat please watch the videos below and I would also like you to design your own New Zealand Flag or find a design that you like. Be prepared to share your design during the chat.

If you want to learn a few new flags here is a fun game you can play! FLAG GAME


Q1. Why do countries have flags? Are they important?

Q2. What is the history of the New Zealand flag? How did it come about?

Q3. What do the different parts of the current New Zealand flag stand for?

Q4. Do you think New Zealand should change its flag? Why or why not?

Q5. What makes a good flag design? Why are these important?

Q6. Share with us the flag you have designed or your favourite NZ flag design. Explain your design.

Q7. Comment on the flag designs that were shared. Which one is your favourite? What do you like or dislike about them?

Q8. What is your favourite overseas flag? Why do you like it?

Q9. Fun Question! I'm going to post a picture of a flag and the first class that tweets the correct answer gets the Kidsedchatnz mascot sent to them!

Q10. Write a sentence, poem or short sentence using the following words: Cross  Proud  History

See you on Wednesday!

Thursday, 16 July 2015

T3 - W2 Photo Chat

Hey everyone, the first Kidsedchatnz for term 3 will be on at 2pm Wednesday, Week two. 

And what is the topic you ask? Well I'm going to try something a little different for this chat. The topic is a Photo chat! All questions are based on a number of different photos! 

Sounds interesting? Check out the photos and questions below! (All photos come from the fabulous website Lend Me Your Literacy)


Q1. If the doors above were portals into the future and the past, which door would you visit first and why?  

Q2. Do you think people that lived a 100 years ago had better or worse lives than us?

Q3. Why do you think the two sides are so different?

Q4. If you could be more like any animal, what would it be and why?

Q5. How do you think the little boys are feeling? Would you exchange places with them?

Q6. What does a cow pack in a suitcase? Where do you think it is going?

Q7. If you were trapped inside the tree, how would you escape?

Q8. You return to find your home city in ruin, what do you do next?

Q9. If you could have any super power that could help people, what would it be?

Q10. You discover a stone giant at the bottom of the ocean. Do you remove it or leave it where it is?

I'm looking forward to Wednesday's chat, I hope to see you there!