Saturday, August 30, 2014

Oh what a beautiful day!

How could you not want to be outside having a picnic or blowing bubbles on such a lovely Spring day! For Discovery Time this week we were looking at Problem Solving...some of us had to figure out what to put in the seed pot first....the pea seed or the potting mix.
Also we were trying to make noise with water and glasses: lots of problem solving there. How to make sure our stencil stayed still on the paper. So much learning today and a lot of fun in the process.

Friday, August 29, 2014

We have a plan....

Hope School will soon be holding their annual Country Fair. Part of this day is of course the ever popular "Silent Auction".
Room 3 plan to have two pieces of art work to add to the Auction. Our art work will be a creation of koru designs. We have been learning how to draw koru's for a few weeks. Here are some of our practise pieces.

We have also created some cardboard templates of our designs so we can trace around them to recreate our koru patterns.

So now we have learnt how to trace our koru's and have more practise pictures.

Our joint art work of koru patterns is now started and we are very happy with it so far. We will each have our own section of a canvas. These canvas's will be up for auction so keep an eye on this blog to see our creation take shape. Maybe you would like to have one of these hanging at your house.....??

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Using Tellagami to retell our stories.

When using Tellagami on the iPads we have a lot to learn and remember....
We have to take a photo of our book and set it as the Tellagami background. We create a character: choosing a male or female, then clothes, shoes, hairstyles, eyes, skin and facial expressions. We need to position our character and resize it if necessary. Then we have to remember how to record our voice. As well as recall what the story we have taken a photo of, is about and talk about it. Then we need to save our Tellagami so our teacher can find it later and add it to this blog. So much learning!
These children are only 5 and have been using Tellagami... doing all of the above completely independently. Fantastic work guys, well done.

Retelling stories using Tellagami from Room 3 on Vimeo.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

"Dancing Raisins"

Today our language experience for writing was watching what happens when you put raisins into lemonade......We wrote some great stories.

The raisins were dancing and leaping and they did ballet in a jar with lemonade.

I like the bubbles because they were bubbling.

The bubbles are fuzzy and bubbly.

The raisins were covered in bubbles. The bubbles were jumping on the raisins.

The raisins went dancing up and down.

The raisins were amazing. The raisins were flipping and ballet dancing.

The bubbles were doing ballet. The bubbles were jumping. I like the fuzzy raisins.

The raisins are dancing crazy. They are popping.

I heard the bubbles popping. The raisins were jumping.

I like listening to the bubbles fizzing.

The bubbles were popping. The raisins were fizzing! I thought that they were going to shrink

The bubbles are smashing out of the jar.

I saw the raisins nearly holding on to the bottom.

The raisins were going up and some of them were staying down. The raisins were in a jar of lemonade.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A cute visitor to Room 3

Last Friday we had a visit from a little piglet. Cameron and Hunter from Rooms 2 and 1 brought this lovely little piglet in to show us. Wow soooooo cute....
What a great start to Discovery time that day! I think we all want one of these.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Discovery Time Writing Challenge...

Our goal today was to not start our stories with "At Discovery Time I..." we had to think of other ways to start our stories. Have a did we do?

I made a boat. It was amazing. I loved it. It was cool. It was made of cork.  Frances

Me and my friends made lemonade. At the boat- making table I made a racing boat.  Noah

My boat floated in the water with my friends boats.  Dresden

I played with a boat.  Thomas

At school I made lemonade.  Zion

I liked building a boat.  Taran

I liked making a nest and eggs with plastercine with Kayden.  Kayla

I made a boat and it had spikes. My boat floated in the water.  Kayden

I like the lemonade because it was juicy.  Makayla

I liked playing with my boat.  Harry

I loved playing with the plastercine.  Skyla

At the lemonade table I liked making the lemonade. When I drank it, it was sour.  Seraphina

I made a boat. Its sail broke. It got wet.  Aaron

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

New Zealand's Flag

As part of a topic covering the 'Commonwealth Games' and looking at our own Nation of 'New Zealand'...this week we looked at our flag and described the features of it.
Here is our class description of it.

The New Zealand flag has four red and white stars in the shape of the Southern Cross. The background is blue. The Union Jack is on the top left hand corner. The Union Jack is red and white.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Our Latest Discovery Time Stories and Slide Show

At Discovery Time I played with the gloop and I played with my friends.

We caught bean bags in a box. It was a fun game to play.

I like the gloop because it was gooey.

I like playing with the magnets.

I was a Ninja.

At Discovery Time I played with the gloop and it was gooey.

I liked playing with the dress-ups

I played with the hoola hoops with my friends. It was fun.

I liked going to play with the hoola hoops.

At Discovery, me and Skylah and Seraphina made a big mess.

At Discovery Time I played dress-ups

At Discovery, I made a wonderful fork picture. It was awesome.

I liked playing with the gloop.

I played with magnets and I played with the dress-ups.

At Discovery Time I played with the gloop it felt goopey.

I liked doing the hoola hoop

At Discovery I played with the gloop it was goopey.