Thursday, 27 October 2016


Week 4's KidsedchatNZ is all about family. Our families play a huge part in who we are and who we will become. To prepare for this weeks chat, talk to mum, dad, uncles, aunties or grandparents to learn about your family, both past and present. Try to find some interesting stories or facts that you might be able to share.

Throughout the whole chat, try to ask questions about others families. Maybe look for someone who is similar to you (youngest of 3 kids, only boy/girl in the family etc) and see if they feel the same way about their family as you do. Or ask questions of others who come from a larger/smaller family to try to find out what it is like for them.


Q1. Who makes up your family? What position were you born in your family? Oldest? Youngest? Middle? What's it like being that position?

Q2. What is special about your family? What do you love about your family?

Q3. Would you prefer to be in a big family or small family? Why?

Q4. Do you have any family traditions? (Holidays, fun activities etc)

Q5. How often do you spend time with your grandparents? Do you think it's important to spend time with them?

Q6. What's the best piece of advice a family member has given you?

Q7. Share a story about your family. What's something interesting or funny we can learn about them?

Q8. Kid President has a list of 10 things every Mum needs to know. What would you add to the list? 

Q9. Just for fun! Make a poem, sentence or story using these 3 words: Kind, Proud, Hero.

Thursday, 20 October 2016


New Zealand's best books for 2016 were chosen at the NZ Book Awards. As 'Books' were one of the topics you've requested within your feedback Google form at the end of Term 3, KidsedchatNZ have decided that Week 3's chat will celebrate the greats books kids from across New Zealand read.


Q1. Tell us about your favourite book and why do you like it?

Q2. If you could have dinner with 3 of your favourite book characters who would they be and why?

Q3. Which books do you prefer reading, non-fiction or fictions books.  Give us a reason why.

Q4. If you could be any character in a book, who would you choose to be and why?

Q5. Suggest a book that would be great to read as a class. Tell us why it’s an awesome book.

Q6. If you wrote a book, what would it be about? Why would you choose that?

Q7. Describe what happens in your class that makes reading fun for you?

Q8. Books provide us with lots of new information, can you share with us something you have learnt from a book?

Q9. Can you please share with us any on-line/digital books that you like?

Thursday, 13 October 2016


The topic for Week 2's KidsedchatNZ is all about technology e.g. iPads, tablets, computers etc. 


Q1. What technology do you use in your classroom and why?

Q2. What is your favourite app or programme? 

Q3. How do you use your favourite app or programme in your classroom? 

Q4. Can technology improve your learning? Why or why not?

Q5. What piece of technology, app or programme would you like to use in your classroom and why?

Q6. What technology do you think there will be in ten years time, that we don't have now? 

Q7. If you could design an iPad app what would your app be called and how would it help children with their learning? 

Q8. How can we make sensible choices when we are posting comments online? 

Q9. What can other students learn from joining in with KidsedchatNZ?

Monday, 10 October 2016

Information for Term 4

Hi there all our 'Kidsedchatters'. We hope you have had a great holiday break and feel refreshed for Term 4.

We've looked at your feedback and feed forward from the end of Term 3 and found this to be of real value to us. 
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We listened to your requests and as an outcome, the chats from week 2 - week 7 will all be on topics you've asked for. The topic / challenge / questions will be posted on a Thursday a week before the chat. (for example, the topic for Wednesday 19 October - week 2, will be posted on Thursday 13 October). We hope this will help with your preparation for the chat.

We are looking forward to our first chat on Wednesday 19 October @ 2.00pm. See you there!