Genius Hour Expo

On Thursday of Week 10, the Learning Lizards held their Genius Hour Expo!

We invited family, friends and other classes to visit our Expo in the theatre. We have spent all term working on creating something to either inform or entertain our audiences. We mostly used cardboard boxes and some of us used Google Slides to help present information.

Here are some pictures from our Expo:

We were blown away by the amount of people who came to see our projects. Thank you!

What did you enjoy about Genius Hour this term? What was your favourite project? What would you do differently next time?

Learning Lizard Geniuses!

Yesterday, we presented our Term 2 Genius Hour projects to the class. We also had some parents attend to watch us share our learning.

You can find some photos of our presentations plus some of the actual presentations (if completed on Google) below. We had such a huge range of questions and topics covered – from Dinosaurs, reptiles such as snakes and lizards to the Haka and Harry Potter!

We absolutely loved doing Genius Hour for the first time this term and can’t wait to begin next term! Miss Fraser is super proud of our efforts in trying to answer our big questions.

Snakes by Jackson, Phoenix & Ben:


The First Person on Earth by Jessica & Charlotte:


Dolphins by Tyler, Felicity & Sophie:


Dinosaurs by Alannah & Emma:


Bearded Dragons by Azmain:


Ancient Egypt by Patrick:

What was your favourite part of Genius Hour? What was something interesting that you learned? Have you started to think about your big question for Term 3 Genius Hour?

Launching Genius Hour

Today, Miss Fraser showed us a video called “Caine’s Arcade”

We really enjoyed watching the video and seeing all of Caine’s creations out of cardboard! Miss Fraser showed us this video to help us understand that small ideas can turn into big inventions (and someday, lots of money!)

Caine’s Arcade helped to spark some interesting ideas of our own. Next term, we will be spending 20% of our class time learning, designing and creating things that we are interested in. Some general ideas that have come up are;

  • Our own arcade games
  • Magic
  • Languages
  • Building machines like billycarts or model cars
  • Recording our own music

Over the school holidays, we will be thinking about our “big” question and what we can spend our Genius Hour working on.

What would you learn about, design or create if you had the chance? Have you ever done Genius Hour at your school? What did you focus on?