Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Spotting Skinks - Mokomoko - The Action Learning Cycle In Action

IDENTIFYING THE CURRENT SITUATION
Animal Hunt - Our Year 2's and 3's spotted skinks basking in the sun this morning.

Brainstorming - We already knew a little bit about them:


We wanted to find out more about these cute backyard buddies. What do they eat? Where do they like to live? What can we do to help them?


EXPLORE ALTERNATIVES
We found a Youtube video and journal article to answer some of our questions:
Did you know the Maori word for skink is mokomoko?

Room 22 worked out what we'd need to make a skink habitat:


Wouldn't it be great to create a Sunnyhills Skink Suburb?

Ben drew a super skink. You can see its long pointy body and four legs.

TAKE ACTION
We created artwork and a display to share our plan.  You can see it at The Green Room. We wondered how we could buy the materials and who would build the skink suburb.  Perhaps we should ask Mrs Driver...

UPDATE - Mrs Driver likes the plan and shared our ideas in the school newsletter.  Some Kauri Whanau Enviro Monitors created a video application for a $10000 Treemendous Trees Makeover, so we can build the skink suburb!  Fingers crossed we get it.

Watch the video below:



UPDATE - We're through to the next round of the Treemendous Trees Makeover :)

REFLECT ON CHANGE ...





10 comments:

  1. Wow! Don't you think spotting a stink is...awesome and weird at the same time? It's crazy how a stinks tail can fall of isn't it? Good drawing Ben! I can't believe how many things you know related to stinks! Kai pa!

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  2. That looks like lots of fun drawing the pictures of skinks!

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  3. Nice skinks! Did you know that when they get scared there tail comes off and then they grow it back! I love there pretty paterns.

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  4. I like how the tiny cute skink has those pretty pattens.

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  5. Did you know there are skinks in Quinn's Backyard?

    :D

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  6. I like skinks and that looks like a lot of fun!!!😀

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  7. Wow!That looks really incredible and fun!

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