Thursday, 24 July 2014
Tuesday, 15 July 2014
Look at this amazing piece of art. One of the children in our room found this Hibiscus flower on the way to school. We used the macro button on our camera and zoomed in to see the flower in more detail.
We had to sketch the flower carefully, looking at the detail of the flower. Then we chose sensible colours and did quality colouring in. It took a long, long time. Lastly we learnt how to blend two colours in the middle.
You have used the Kidpix programme to write and solve your own number problem. You had lots to remember- counting the pictures and writing the matching numerals correctly, adding up the numbers and having a go at using the correct maths symbols we have been learning. It was also a huge fine motor challenge to get the arrow to move where you wanted it to. Well done!
Wednesday, 2 July 2014
We have been learning about Matariki in our class. We learnt that it is a group of stars that marked the beginning of a new year. You know it is the beginning of the new year when the first new moon rises after the stars appear in the sky (you can only see Matariki for a part of the year). To celebrate Matariki we made fried bread, we learnt how to sing "Twinkle twinkle little star" in Maori and we reflected on the year past and the year to come. Here is a slideshow of some of our learning.