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12 April

Free ANZAC day student activities

Journal Surf is now developing enrichment activities for students. We are offering free ANZAC student activities for you to trial, as a part of this development. Email me at darren@journalsurf.co.nz if you want to receive and trial the ANZAC student activities. The resources cover curriculum levels 2 - 4, and foster higher order thinking and critical literacy, while designed to be fun and engaging for students. Email now to receive the activities in time for ANZAC day.

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21 March

Free quick-fire activities

We have begun posting new 'quick-fire' activities for students on to our Facebook page. These (and future) activities supplement our enrichment activities and are topical and relate to current news items. They are designed as fun activities with your class, while promoting discussion, inference, and higher order thinking skills such as analysis, evaluation and creativity. Go to Facebook to see our most recent activity titled 'A cricket legend?'

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20 March

Trialling of enrichment activities

We have developed some new enrichment activities for students. The activities cover curriculum levels 2,3, and 4 and foster higher order thinking and critical literacies across the curriculum. We are looking for 20 teachers interested in trialling these resources. Email us at darren@journalsurf.co.nz if you are interested.

Email us at darren@journalsurf.co.nz to register your interest

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