Friday, February 12, 2010

Brainstorming our Class Treaty

This week we in Team 17 have been learning to brainstorm in groups. Brainstorming is a thinking strategy for a group to share their brain power. Together we can come up with more creative ideas than on our own.

Below is the treaty we came up with.
We agree to respect this class treaty:
1.    I am here to learn!
2.    Teach each other
3.    Be polite
4.    Be kind
5.    Be helpful
6.    Be fair
7.    Be ready
8.    Follow teacher rules
9.    Use the Bailey Road H.E.A.R.T

There are different types of brainstorming. We have learnt Round Robin where everyone gets a turn using different coloured markers. We also learnt about 4S Brainstorming where each group member has a role to help help each other.

We are also learning to comment on blogs. This week we are focusing on:
  1. Re-reading and editing our comments to check if what we wrote makes sense.
  2. Check that our sentences that have correct capital letters, punctuation and spelling.
All team 17 students, please comment on this blog. Each team member must choose a role from 4S Brainstorming (Speed Captain; Synergy Guru; Super Supporter; Captain of Silly). You will explain what the person playing your role does and says.


  1. Team 17 - I really enjoyed following your blog online last year and all the wonderful work that you came up with. I can't wait to see what you will come up with this year either! Its always great to share wonderful work with others.
    Mr Webb, Melville Intermediate School, Hamilton, Waikato.

  2. A speed captin is the person who tells someone to speed up and how much time the group has left.

  3. Mapili , Loretta and ShradhaFebruary 14, 2010 at 2:48 PM

    We love the class treaty.

  4. I respect the class treaty

  5. Speed captain is a person that tells that person to hurry up and to speed up more

  6. A chief of silly is a chief that makes up ideas for the teamates to write

  7. Hi, Im Kelly from the blending pastels clip. Thank you for your comment and to return the favour I am going to post a comment.
    Here is one that you can use- treat others how you want to be treated.

  8. I love the Class Treaty. We came up with alot of ideas but Mr Wood chose the top 9.The cheif of silly is the person who comes up with silly ideas.The Speed Captain keeps track of time.The synergy guru combines 2 ideas to make a fantastic idea and the super supporter cheers the team on.

  9. From what you said Priyasha you kids must be smart if you came up with more ideas.Keep the good work up!
    P.s Don't give up you can do it

  10. It is really cool that you are making a class treaty and good luck to you all.



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