Thanks for organising the current events quiz. At last I can use current events in my classroom in an organised and controlled way without having to spend ages preparing it. We can expand or condense the quiz as much as time allows in any week.
Kay Vincent, The Gardens School
Thank you for this wonderful invention – the current events quiz. It is brilliant and we have not missed a week. I use it with my IWB so we don’t even need to destroy the rainforest to use it. Thanks again and looking forward to next term!!
Corinne Morris, St Josephs Primary
Many thanks Philip. Thank you for providing such a wonderful quiz each week. My Yr. 9 class have really enjoyed doing them. We’ve all learnt things that we didn’t know, and some of the questions have sparked some great discussions. It’s also a great way to keep the students interested in what is happening in our nation and around the world. Keep up the great work!
Sam Hughes, Pukekohe Christian School
As the end of the term draws near I would like to let you know how much we have enjoyed your quizzes. I download them every Monday morning and print off one hard copy in the staffroom to be referred to by whoever wants and put a copy on our staff intranet. The teachers are using the quizzes in a variety of ways, e.g chopping them up and matching the answers to the questions, research groups etc and we put one question a week in our newsletter with the answer the following week. Really a great resource and something we were talking about doing before I got your email last year so Well Done and Thanks!
Melody Wilson, Konini School
Thanks for providing such an excellent current affairs quiz every week. My classes ask to do it every week and enjoy learning something new. I give out lollipops to the top scorers which is an added incentive to get the questions correct!
In last week’s quiz, I was very interested to learn about the pocket shark that emits ‘glowing clouds’. I shared this with my children and we landed up googling it and finding out some great information about it. My boys enjoyed finding out about this interesting creature. I then went on to do the quiz with them (they are 6 and 9) and they loved it! The quiz is not only being enjoyed by my students but also my family so thanks so much!
Sam Hughes, Pukekohe Christian School
Good on you, keep the quizzes coming. I have a running total on the go with my classes and boy oh boy, the tension is building for the end of term score!
Ryan Gaffaney, St Johns College
I just want to thank you so much for you hard work and efforts this term to bring such a wonderful and wide ranging ideas and information to my class. All my students are so into the quiz and look forward each week to it. Keep up the awesome work you are doing and know that it is very much appreciated and used.
Thank you for the weekly quiz, delivered without fail each Sunday. The quiz is very popular. My Year 7 class in particular have enjoyed the activity this year. I send a copy home on Monday. The idea is that families do this at home. I then have group competitions on a Friday.
Andre Van Den Bergh, Kristin School
Just thought I’d let you know my class is loving doing the quizzes each week.
Had parent meetings last night and they commented on how the children now watch the news and read the papers. They were shocked!
Luella Donaldson, Totara Grove School
My gifted students have loved the challenge of "different" homework. I set it as optional and am pleasantly surprised how many students do it. Others like it as well. Great for self esteem that they think they are doing the ‘hard’ work!
St Declan's Penshurst
My children and their families are loving it. My class take it home as a weekly challenge which they work on as a family. A great way to get the children interested in current affairs.
St Thomas' School
I just want to tell you how I have been using your quizzes successfully over the past few years.
On a Monday, I share very broad topic hints about the questions. This is because I want them to research the whole topic and they have to consider themselves what questions might arise in the quiz.
On a Friday, I organise the class into random teams of 4 to take the quiz by Keynote on the class TV. The team have to agree on each answer using a secret code (so that other groups can't hear their discussion).
Teams which achieve 20/20 get a prize (this is very difficult to achieve and highly prized).
When going through the answers, each student in round robin takes a turn at reading out the question, saying what their group answered and reading the answer. We can spend all morning on Fridays discussing our opinions about what is happening in the news. I have also run a spelling programme off the quiz too.
Thanks for your quiz. Just love it and so do my students.
Wendy Dumée, Tauranga Intermediate