Sunday, 7 May 2017

The Why Behind Organisation Time

In Koru 1 we try to always ask why we do what we do. If we agree that there is no meaningful purpose in something, then we either simply stop doing it or change it.

One thing we find purpose in is Organisation Time.

This is the name we give to the time between 8.30am and 8.55am every morning. We have agreed that during this period, classroom spaces in Koru 1 will be for people getting ready for the day in a peaceful environment. We know that being organised is very important in school and in life, not only to achieve well in our learning, but also to eliminate unnecessary stress and help our day to flow well.

During Organisation Time, Koru 1 members might be seen...
  • Organising our individual planners
  • Completing unfinished learning tasks
  • Organising our cubbies and stationery
  • Completing our classroom jobs and helping out others
  • Reading for enjoyment
  • Chatting with teachers about our learning or personal news

Sheldon says, "Organisation Time is a time where I can fill out my planner and do my jobs I need to do. After I'm all organised for the day, I go out and play".

Bradley knows that writing goals after things have occurred is pointless. He says, "Instead of planning parts of my day after it has happened, I spend time doing it before school every morning".

Have a look at a timelapse of Organisation Time this morning. 

What do you notice?



34 comments:

  1. Every body looked really organased and well managed in this video.

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  2. some people have done their jobs and planner and finished spear work.

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  3. Everybody looked like they were doing the right thing and they looked very organasied.

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  4. I really like organisation time because it helps me get ready for the day, and it helps me to improve on lots of my behaviour issues by putting in goals for me to work on and improve. So I hope that we can have organisation time in the future.

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  5. I did see some people go to the classroom door then walk back out and one of those people weren't really organised for the morning.

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  6. I noticed, that LoT's of people were doing their planner's, and that all the chair (I THINK all of them) were put out, and the curtains were opened. SOo what I'm saying is, that everyone did their part, to get the class and themself ready for the day.. I don't knOw if I said that right¿ buT ANYWay.

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  7. The class is very organisation

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  8. I noticed that eveyone was on task. Doning there planner,jobs,tasks,reading and then when thay are done thay go and play outside

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  9. Great job Koru 1 and I see lots of people walking around doing there planner.

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  10. I notice alot of good things,espically lots of people doing there planners. Something I did notice is that some people were taking quite a long time on it,which has happened to me before. Organisation time is a great time to get ready,esspically because my jobs metoroligist (weather man). There was not to much bad things I noticed and overall I think organisation time this morning was pretty good.

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  11. Good job for the people that did thier planners at the table. But I think I need to work on to be organised in the mornings like althor poeple at the table.

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  12. Orsaniston time i see lots of kids filling there planner they do it at oranistion time sometimes they do some of there tasks as well some kids clean there cubbies becuse we do not like them mesy

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  13. I saw that everyone was on task sticking their planners in and doing the stuff that I expect Koru 1 to do.

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  14. I noticed that it took the class a long time to put the chairs out alot of people looked at the chairs and walked past them. I also noticed that a lot of people were doing there planners and I saw people walk in the class and then go straight out of the class without doing anything. Because it's Monday I thought that alot more people would be doing there planner and getting organised for the week.

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  15. I noticed that lots of pepole were doing the right thing

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  16. What I noticed in the video and in Organisation time is that a lot of people will sort out there planner and do any tasks they need to do for the day. So this morning I saw bradley and Zavier organising there planner for the week and continuing on with there 3D nets. What I reckon would happen if we didn't have Organisation time would be people would Just dump there bag in there cubbies and rush outside to play while maybe 4 or 5 people would get organised for the day. I think organisation time is one of the best times of the day well it's one of my favourite times of the day.

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  17. this video is interesting because... it looks like everyone is doing the right thing and i saw my self i learned a bit from just this 1 video and i learned, that the class is very on to and organised so I should be to

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  18. I saw people doing the right thing by finding something to do or doing there planner like usal. I seen lots of people finding something quit to do or heading out side and playing a game or something else and everybody just doing the right thing.I do organisation time because it helps me organis me so when it becomes the end of the day i dont have to do it.If we didnt have organisation time everybody would be behind in there planner and if we didnt have organisation time everybody wouldnt no what to do.

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  19. I noticed that a lot of people take time doing thier planners in the morning, I don't know if that's just because it was a Monday morning but the same thing happens on a Friday when I evaluate my planner. I mainly user organisation time to fill out some of my planner for on a Monday, Thursday and on a Friday morning so I don't have to worry about it later.

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  20. I do think I need to work on it because I am always on time in the morning but I don't seem to do it.

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  21. Nice to see people being very organised speaking of organised people there should be a organisation bage let me know in the replys.๐Ÿ˜€

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  22. I noticed that quite a lot of people were doing there planner and it took the class a bit of a long time to put out the chairs and open the curtains. I also noticed that most people weren't shuting the door and that someone was just standing there and not doing anything.(I'm not going to name names.) But apart from that most people looked like they were getting organised.

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  23. I liked how lucas hera me and carlos came in and did there planer and i put out the chers.

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  24. I noticed everyone was doing there planner and not muking around and not doing there job.
    I saw a couple of people not doing the right thing butthe they got up and did something.

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  25. I noticed that people were doing their planners and doing the right thing

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  26. I saw people doing their planner and getting it ready for the day. The environment was pretty peaceful and
    quiet. It would be a lot more stressful if we didn't have organisation time because I wouldn't get time to get my stuff ready or settle my self. I saw mainly everybody getting organised so I think we're pretty good at organisation time.

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  27. I noticed that their were people completing their tasks, manging their planner and did their class jobs.

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  28. This morning I saw most people getting there planner and anything they needed to finish done. I also noticed some people did there planner and headed straight outside. But I also dont know if this is just a monday thing? Anyway this morning was good during organisation time.

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  29. I think that Organisation time is a good time for me to get ready for the day so for example I would probably clean up my cubby then I would look at the Independent task board then do one of them, so in that time laps me and Zavier were making a cube that was 4 cm. I also think some people muck around and go outside then come back in reel silly.

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  30. I like how some kids wor doing there planner and poling the curtains

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  31. I saw people pull open the curtains and put out the chairs and some people did there planners and they were organisesd and ready for the day and even they got a new sheet for there planner and everyone sat on the mat when mr k called us down to the mat.

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  32. I personaly thought it was great i think everyone else to. The video i was looking for positive things in the morning and then the listed things

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  33. I think that a lot of people were doing the right thing and i saw Kordae and Daniel and me taking the chairs down for people to sit on.Other then that i think everyone did a good job at organisation time.

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