Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Eleven before 11

Eleven things children should do and experience before they turn 11 and what they learn from it.

1.Spend a week camping outside.  They will learn about astronomy, how to build a bivouac, how to put up a tent and how to cook camp food.

2.Visit a foreign country like Russia and learn about the history and experience new cultures and languages.

3.Meet the Prime Minister or someone else important and learn about their jobs and how they contribute to the country.

4.Make and eat bread.  They will learn about fermentation and warm bread is nice on a cold day.

5.Plan and paint a large mural with others.  They will learn about the colour wheel and contrasting colours and how to make different colours with the primary colours, some maths and how to collaborate with others.

6.Write, make and film a short movie.  They will learn how to write a script, memorise lines, how to use a camera and how to edit film.

7.Visit a library and issue a book to learn about the dewy system, how to find books and what books you like.

8.Write a short story to learn about spelling, grammar, similes and interesting topics and mystery's.

9.Plan and teach a game to a small group of people to learn how to give clear instructions, how to talk to a group and how to be confident.

10.Keep a journal of the things they do.  They will learn writing, spelling, handwriting and recount writing.

11.Take part in a Google Challenge to learn how to effectively get answers from google without typing the whole question in and some history about the subject and question.

Monday, 1 July 2013

Hey Diddle Diddle?

Reporting a strange night in Wellington last night.  People have been reporting some very strange things going on, no one really knows what's been happening but animals have been involved in all of it.  Someone even said they thought there was a mad scientist running around giving human traits to animals!

People have mysteriously started saying "Hey! Diddle diddle!"  If you hear someone say that ask them why they said it.  HQ is desperate for answers here!
There were sightings of a cat playing a fiddle, it was a tortoise shell colour with white paws and the fiddle was of average size.  The cat was said to be playing a very nice concerto by Mozart.

The moon was as large as an elephant last night and there was a cow...A COW!? That randomly started jumping rather high, It was said to jump over the moon! Highly unlikely but who knows? Lots went on last night.

There were reports of a normal brown dog laughing to see such fun. A laughing dog?  What?  Apparently it was laughing so hard that it woke up the cutlery and bowls.

So from that dog laughing we got reports of a dish and spoon on the run-eloping so to say but the spoon was engaged to the knife in the drawer so the knife got very angry at the spoon but is now worried about her, but she fell in love with the dish long before she was engaged to the knife, so they thought this unusual night was the best time to run away.  But you all knew that dishes and cutlery could talk didn't you?  It was just a matter of time really.

So if you hear someone say hey diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle, the cow jumped over the moon, the little dog laughed to see such fun and the dish ran away with the spoon, you know where it came from.  This very unusual night in Wellington has formed a very well known nursery rhyme but very few know where it came from and you are now one of them.