For reading we read a big book called The Crazy Critters Cooking Convention. This book had lots of great examples of alliteration. We have created digital books using alliteration. Each student chose a letter of the alphabet to write a sentence using alliteration. We used the same theme of critters or animals too. Here are the digital books we created.
Sunday, 25 June 2017
Tuesday, 30 May 2017
We read the beautiful story Pepetuna by Denise Whitmore and used it to inspire our artwork about the special puriri moth. We were learning to blend paint and pastel.
Our first layer was the night sky. The second layer was black shadow trees and the third layer was our pastel pepetuna flying into the moonlight for just one night.
Sunday, 21 May 2017
We used leaves to inspire our writing last week. Here is some of our wonderful writing/poetry.
and red you
are awesome. Slish
you look nice. Bright like
the sun and white like the moon.
You fluttered down into my hand. Crunch!
You're crumply. At night you fly and day
you sing. Every day you curve up, please don’t die.
Moist and damp you get soggy. When you're red you’re
like lava slowly dropping into the sea. Dotty and
big and small it doesn’t matter as long as
you’re alive. Soft and silky you fluttered down
to me. Glossy green and maroon you’re still
my friend. Green veins in you.
Ferociously the breeze blows
you while the wind is singing Please don’t
go without me.
Went a lava leaf as it flew down like a magic carpet. Smooge!! Went the leaf as it hit the ground like an aeroplane cruising in. A gust of wind hit the old oak tree and leaves fell like lightning as they charged at the ground. They formed a gooey lava mixture and glooped towards me. The spines reminded me of the soldiers in WW1 and WW2. Where do they go? Probably around the world and back again before moulding into the soil so new plants can sprout and a new environment can form. It keeps on going around and around and can’t be stopped. Leaves are a hope of the environment and nature can survive and life can move on.
Tuesday, 11 April 2017
Tuesday, 21 March 2017
These boys are choosing the best strategy to solve addition and subtraction problems. Here is some of their thinking today. Each child had a different way of solving the problem but all with the same answer.
Sunday, 19 March 2017
Today we had Project Energise with Matua Bodean. Our focus for today was on co-operative games. We had to try and get the hula hoop around the circle as quick as we could using team work. One of the groups formed a chained and crawled through the hoop which was an interesting strategy. The other game we played was cross the river. We had to get our team across the river using only three plates. There were some very interesting strategies.