Friday, October 31, 2014

Our Discovery Time Activities this week were: Water beads, Wood work, Dress ups, Making a pet shell, Puppets  and Making Tellagamis on the iPad.
We were practising suggesting new ideas to others and also trying out some ideas suggested by someone else. We did very well with this today and quite a few of us were able to make suggestions for our friends to try out.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Descriptive writing about the wind

Today at school there was a very strong, cold wind. This gave us a perfect opportunity to write using describing words in our writing. We went outside and felt the wind in our faces and then looked at a tree that was blowing in the wind. Here are some of our great stories...

It was cold outside. The tree looked like a monkey swinging it’s tail. The leaves were shaking.

The wind was like a dolphin flying and felt like I was in magic land. It felt like a storm around my head. The tree was like an octopus.

The wind felt like an ice cube. It was cold.
The trees were waving around.

The wind was like a hurricane. The wind in the tree looked like a terrible monster.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Our Discovery Activities this week were: Plastercine Sculptures, Making some Octopus, Painting with Leaves and Flowers,  a Giant Cardboard box, Frozen coloured ice Cubes, as well as Badminton...but it was a bit windy for the badminton today.
We were learning about giving other people new ideas to try out and also how to try new ideas suggested by others...We are still working on these skills....It is tricky when you are 5 to try things that other people suggest!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Our Pirate Pictures

We used a clip on YouTube that showed us how to draw a pirate. It took us through 15 different steps until in the end we had drawn a great pirate...We surprised ourselves with our drawings, they were pretty good!
Then with a splash of pastel colour and some dye our pirates were finished.
Later this term we will be taking part in our school production "Pirates of The Curry Bean" I wonder if we will see any pirates like these? Best Viewed in Full Screen

Friday, October 17, 2014

Rylies Holiday in Australia

Rylie went to Australia for a holiday and he did some fishing while he was there.
    Have a listen to his story...

Talking about our books

Here is a selection of some Tellagami's from reading this week. 
Listen to Noah, Aaron, Skylah, Kayla and Ellamae.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Looking at patterns

Today we started looking at patterns. We had a look around our classroom to see if we could see any patterns there. Then we made a few of our own...

Lots to talk about after the Holidays

We had a lot of things to say about our holidays during donut news. It is great to be back at school!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

A duck and ducklings came to school!!

Today when Ms Shaw and I were doing some work at school.... (as you do when you're a Teacher and it's school holidays). We saw some very cute little ducklings and their mother. There were 14 little babies all wanting to have a look at our classrooms. They wandered up Room 4's ramp and were looking pretty comfortable in the sun. We managed to show the mother duck the way out the gate and she took her babies to the paddock across the road. Oh so cute!